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The potential for Canadian expansion teams and getting more asses in the seats is a damn good thing. I'm tired of having carry teams like the Lions and Argos.
Toronto and Vancouver are big enough that they fancy they might get a real football team.

Good news is I can usually get good seats on a moments notice when the Riders come to town (if I am not travelling at the time).
 

bob the dog

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New NFL tv deal is reported to be worth more than $100 billion over the next ten years.

Each single game television revenue to equal the total amount of annual revenue for the CFL. CFL locked in with TSN at $C50 million for the next five years is an insider deal imo and will not be good for the players or the fans. Probably safe to say that a high % of the NFL market is aware of the CFL

Maybe if they let the players have 1/3 ownership and seats on the board but I'm not seeing it heading in that direction. I like good football but don't care for the rich team owners. Maybe once they are back on the field we can just go back to how it was.
 

bob the dog

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According to John Hodge


"CFL players got 52 per cent of league revenue in 1976. Today, they receive approximately 25 per cent. For comparison, NFL players will receive 48 per cent of league revenue in 2021, while NHL and NBA players get 50 per cent.

Taking inflation into account, the CFL’s annual revenue has quadrupled since 1976 and the value of its television contract has increased by 700 per cent. Meanwhile, player costs have only increased by a little over 50 per cent.

The CFL doesn’t have a broken business model. If its business model was ever broken, it was broken in 1976."
 
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bob the dog

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Early conspiracy theory is that the CFL will limp through whatever they decide to do for 2021. When the CFLPA agreement expires next year the league tries to go with the XFL for 2022 without the players association.

Who would not want to play in the NFL when 48% of a $13 Billion deal goes to the players over the term of the agreement. CFL players getting 25% of US 37 million pales in comparison. There are fewer players in the CFL.
 
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CFL unveils 2021 schedule, Ticats-Bombers to open season


The CFL released its 2021 schedule Friday, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats will face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the opening game of the regular season.

The 2019 Grey Cup rematch will take place Thursday, June 10. The preseason kicks off May 23 with the BC Lions traveling to face the Calgary Stampeders.


"We're looking forward to hosting our comeback season in our stadiums, in front of our fans," CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in the announcement. "With this schedule, we're signaling that we're looking forward with optimism to playing in 2021."

The CFL nixed the 2020 season due to COVID-19 issues and a lack of funding from the Canadian government.

To limit cross-country travel, the 2021 schedule includes eight more divisional games than usual. As a result, not every team will visit every stadium at least once over the course of the season.

The Labor Day week - Week 13 - features five games:

The 2021 Grey Cup will be awarded Nov. 21, with Hamilton set to serve as the host city.

What did he mean by in front of our fans? Will we be able to attend any games in person at a stadium or in front of a TV only? Beer will be a lot cheaper staying at home. Lol. Will people have to wear a face diaper mask and stay their distance from others or will fans be able to enter a stadium mask free and fans will be able to sit close together? By May this virus should be gone. Well, maybe be gone. That will depend on our dear leaders and whether they want to keep this bull chit going. my feelings are that they want to keep it going. Just saying. :LOL:
 
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What did he mean by in front of our fans? Will we be able to attend any games in person at a stadium or in front of a TV only? Beer will be a lot cheaper staying at home. Lol. Will people have to wear a face diaper mask and stay their distance from others or will fans be able to enter a stadium mask free and fans will be able to sit close together? By May this virus should be gone. Well, maybe be gone. That will depend on our dear leaders and whether they want to keep this bull chit going. my feelings are that they want to keep it going. Just saying. :LOL:
Its a go until the Ottawa Variant which is coming by June will change that. It votes by mail for you without you knowing.

"Of course that was you who voted. You were high on covid1984. Don't you remember?"
 
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bob the dog

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Now they can start the season on time if the players take a 20% pay cut. Have to give them credit for trying.

Obviously they have to transition away from ticket sales being the main source of revenue. Considering everyone will watch on tv maybe they should go back to tsn and let them know it is not going to work.

Looks to me like I have spent my last dime on the CFL . Players playing is what it is all about.








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bob the dog

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Hammer the players down first. Then hit the fans with the same sob story and hike prices as high as they can.

Then release the single game gambling revenue news that will fill their coffers. Maybe it works.
 

bob the dog

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Bombers playing the sad music and reporting a $7 million loss despite spending $8 million on football ops and marketing in a year when they did basically nothing. Convenient that big Wade wasn't wearing the giant diamond encrusted Grey Cup ring he spent all that money on. No word about the soccer team or the waste of money on the 2020 bubble dome fiasco. MOP of the team is the accountant.

Wade doesn't see it but he is one of the reasons people are losing interest in the league. He pays himself more than the Premier of Ontario and you tell me how to get rid of him. Of course he is doing it for the fans and will be sorry that tickets and concessions need to generate more revenue.

Greed is a problem