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11 hours ago, gosioux76 said:

And, to someone else's suggestion, what could the Canadian government really do to stand in the way of a private business making a decision in an attempt to ensure its survival? I don't see how a protectionist measure would help unless it involved some sort of financial incentives. 

 

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The Canadian Football Act (1974), also known in its long title as An Act respecting Canadian Professional Football, was a proposed Act by the Parliament of Canada in April 1974 designed to give a government-protected monopoly over professional football in Canada to the Canadian Football League (CFL). Although it was never signed into law, the move by the government eventually compelled the World Football League's Toronto Northmen to move to the United States as the Memphis Southmen. The spectre of the Act was again raised when John F. Bassett, the owner of the Northmen/Southmen franchise, proposed a United States Football League franchise for Hamilton, Ontario, in 1983.

 

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There's little question that the Canadian Football League's leadership has to figure out what needs to be done in order to ensure the circuit's sustained existence.

League-wide average attendance has decreased for seven consecutive seasons, with said average hitting just 22,917 fans through the turnstiles in 2019. Particularly vexing is the league's growing irrelevance in Canada's three most populous metro areas, with the CFL teams representing said markets - the Toronto Argonauts, Montréal Alouettes, and BC Lions - generating the three lowest average team attendance totals amongst the league's nine franchises in each of the last five seasons. In fact, over the past ten seasons the Lions have escaped the CFL's bottom three in average attendance just three times, with the Alouettes having managed the feat just once. The Argonauts' "greatest" attendance achievement during said decade? Twice finishing second-to-last in average attendance.       

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Saskatchewan and BC were supposed to be on ESPNNews last night, but weren't when I checked. ESPN doesn't have squat in their app for the CFL. That surprised me given they carry the league. 

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On 8/7/2021 at 5:51 PM, Sec19Row53 said:

Saskatchewan and BC were supposed to be on ESPNNews last night, but weren't when I checked. ESPN doesn't have squat in their app for the CFL. That surprised me given they carry the league. 

 

They do have a section for the CFL with all the upcoming games listed and links to the streams.

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On 8/7/2021 at 6:51 PM, Sec19Row53 said:

Saskatchewan and BC were supposed to be on ESPNNews last night, but weren't when I checked. ESPN doesn't have squat in their app for the CFL. That surprised me given they carry the league. 

I had to scroll to the bottom of ESPN+ to find the Toronto vs Calgary game. 

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2 hours ago, MJWalker45 said:

I had to scroll to the bottom of ESPN+ to find the Toronto vs Calgary game. 

 

Yeah they've relegated the CFL pretty far down. But then ESPN does that to most things not the NFL. I hate this time of year when the NFL preseason starts and the NBA summer league is going. Meaningless bull crap attached to those leagues takes precedence in the ESPN world over MLB, CFL or anything else actively playing. 

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Just now, bosrs1 said:

 

Yeah they've relegated the CFL pretty far down. But then ESPN does that to most things not the NFL. I hate this time of year when the NFL preseason starts and the NBA summer league is going. Meaningless bull crap attached to those leagues takes precedence in the ESPN world over MLB, CFL or anything else actively playing. 

I had the same issue with EFL games too. 

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54 minutes ago, bosrs1 said:

 

Yeah they've relegated the CFL pretty far down. But then ESPN does that to most things not the NFL. I hate this time of year when the NFL preseason starts and the NBA summer league is going. Meaningless bull crap attached to those leagues takes precedence in the ESPN world over MLB, CFL or anything else actively playing. 

 

Maybe it's just because I'm a Hulu Live subscriber, and its algorithm is just hitting on my interests, but the CFL games this weekend were pretty easy to find on my interface. Sure, it offered up the NFL Hall of Fame Game first, but I didn't have to work too hard to find the CFL. 

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