Curious given the 75% of CFL players headed for free agency who would be the first pick if they turned it into a hockey pool type process. Salary management would need to be considered. Might be interesting to see how smart the GM's really are.
The one year they come up with a good schedule and the season gets cancelled and then they do another one that has Toronto play Hamilton 4 times in 5 weeks to start the year. Two are exhibition games. Full season ticket pricing for all.
NFL collective agreement and television rights are up for renegotiation in 2022.
Realize the CFL is not the NFL but $2 billion for only Monday night (20 games?) maybe going to $3 compared to $50 million for the entire radio, television, and internet broadcasting rights for an entire season of 180 games is way out of whack one way or the other. CFL television contract could easily be 10 x higher if it wasn't for the fact the Chairman of the CFL board of Directors works for Bell Media.
"Rates on Sunday afternoon games may double, jumping from $1 billion annually to $2 billion annually. ESPN pays $2 billion annually for Monday Night Football and may need to pay $3 billion to keep the package, two of the people said. Renewals will likely be seven or eight-year deals, the people said."
I don't get that and can't believe there are not bus loads of Seattle fans taking advantage of the cheap dollar and the great entertainment.
Problem I see in Vancouver is with Pavco being in charge and no real interest in the game except for putting in their time for the pension. The city loves the economic impact but won't commit to supporting it. Pavco needs revenue to substantiate their jobs
Many good fans in Van as well but why bother going to the game when you can watch it from home and save a couple hundred bucks. TSN prefers it that way.
Make it fan friendly and you could see a return to the big crowds they used to bring in. Personally feel they went the wrong way with Rick Campbell and think they will be in for a long year. Doing a good job of spending Braley's money though.
Interesting news with the CFL and XFL chatting. Assuming a combined league would warrant a television deal at least 10% of the NFL. More than double the current CFL deal. Not sure this will be good for players.
Whole thing with the CFL is the sweetheart deal and working arrangement with TSN and Bell Media. CFL has no money but Bell has lots.
Personally not in favour of more rich owners or team presidents. It's a game. Pay the players who play.