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."