Jump to content

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, TBURGESS said:

Objectively, the Riders were better than us in the 2019 regular season. Best team in the West and a play or two away from going to the Grey Cup. They weren't a terrible team and they didn't suck. That's just the story a few regular posters want to tell every year.

No chance regardless of what the records say. 

I mean cripes the riders are 0-2 in the playoffs the last 2 seasons. That says everything right there about the quality of that team.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 473
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

3 Downs Larger Field Extra man  These are my non-negotiables and I'll treat 'em like The Alamo if necessary.  

I got a feeling that attendance will be up once we are back to normal. People have spent the last year in their houses people will want to get out and do stuff again. 

If The Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corp. (CEEFC) can give 310 million to Goodlife Fitness to keep their butts outta the tank, then they can surely give same type monies to The CFL ( tho it wou

1 minute ago, Mike said:

Nice, CFL in preliminary discussions to collaborate with the XFL in the future.

Ambrosie is single handedly going to kill the CFL. 

Single handedly is a bit of stretch. The CFLs model and lack of initiatives to address the declining fan base has been going on for much longer then ambrosie has been around. This (if anything comes of it) is bordering on inevitable at this point (Covid being a huge factor as well). I'm not saying Ambrosie doesn't have his share of ******* things up, but IF the CFL faulters, it won't be all on him.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Bigblue204 said:

Single handedly is a bit of stretch. The CFLs model and lack of initiatives to address the declining fan base has been going on for much longer then ambrosie has been around. This (if anything comes of it) is bordering on inevitable at this point (Covid being a huge factor as well). I'm not saying Ambrosie doesn't have his share of ******* things up, but IF the CFL faulters, it won't be all on him.

Ambrosie took a league that was uniquely Canadian and felt like something that was very own and instead of focusing his attention on enhancing all the things that made our league successful and looking for ways to grow the game within our borders, he’s taken it and tried to turn it into something that it’s not. I personally don’t give a **** if guys from Japan, Arkansas or Helsinki like the CFL. I like that it was something we as Canadians could be proud of. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Mike said:

Ambrosie took a league that was uniquely Canadian and felt like something that was very own and instead of focusing his attention on enhancing all the things that made our league successful and looking for ways to grow the game within our borders, he’s taken it and tried to turn it into something that it’s not. I personally don’t give a **** if guys from Japan, Arkansas or Helsinki like the CFL. I like that it was something we as Canadians could be proud of. 

Ambrosie took a league that was failing financially as well. Relying on 2 main revenue streams is a disaster waiting to happen for any business model. That wasn't his doing. Again the lack of exploring options inside Canada and forcing competition for your product should have started decades ago. The struggles they're facing today, didn't start when Ambrosie took over. That's simplifying a larger problem.

4 minutes ago, Noeller said:

 

god damn it. This better not be another expansion into the States.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Why won't someone think of children!

 

 

(But seriously, my older son loves going to games but he's a sports nut. I mean, he gets excited for pre-season baseball. Pre-season baseball!!!... But my younger son, has no interest in sports but likes to go to the odd game because of the experience. Make it fun for him. They need to get more kids at games.)

Link to post
Share on other sites

https://www.tsn.ca/cfl-to-explore-opportunities-for-alignment-with-xfl-1.1605335

CFL to explore opportunities for alignment with XFL

The Canadian Football League and XFL owners Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and RedBird Capital announced Wednesday that they have agreed to work together to identify opportunities for the leagues to collaborate and “grow the game of football.”

Randy Ambrosie, Dany Garcia and Dwayne Johnson

Randy Ambrosie, Dany Garcia and Dwayne Johnson , The Canadian Press/Getty Images

The Canadian Football League and XFL owners Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and RedBird Capital announced Wednesday that they have agreed to work together to identify opportunities for the leagues to collaborate and “grow the game of football.”

“Canada has an exciting game and devoted fans, and our discussion with the XFL provides a tremendous opportunity to build on that strong foundation,” CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a statement.

“We look forward to exploring how we might work with one of the most innovative sports brands in the world to grow the game, engage fans in new ways, and reach new audiences. We look forward to seeing what possibilities our discussions might uncover, and to sharing those with our fans as the process unfolds.”

Johnson, the former pro wrestler turned actor and entrepreneur, was briefly a member of the Calgary Stampeders’ practice roster in 1995. He teamed up with longtime business partner Garcia and RedBird Capital to purchase the XFL from World Wrestling Entertainment chairman and CEO Vince McMahon for $15 million in August.

“Since we first acquired the XFL, we have focused on identifying partners who share our vision and values on and off the field,” Garcia said in a statement. “A vision filled with opportunity, innovation and the highest level of entertainment value for the benefit of our athletes, fans and communities. The CFL has expressed that similar sentiment and jointly we recognize a great opportunity to build exciting innovative football experiences that make the most of each league's unique strengths. I look forward to our continued discussions and we will update the sports community as we have more to share.”

The XFL played half of its 10-game season in 2020 before pausing because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a tweet last October, Johnson said the XFL is targeting a return in the spring of 2022.

"We are honoured and excited to be in discussions with the CFL. It's clear through our early conversations that we share a passion for football, an expansive sense of possibility, and a deep desire to create more opportunity for players and fans across North America and around the world,” said Jeffrey Pollack, XFL president and CEO, in a statement. 

“Blending the CFL’s rich heritage with our fresh thinking, and the unique reach and experience of our ownership, could be transformative for the game. We look forward to learning more about what's possible together with the CFL and where our shared passion takes us."

Edited by JCon
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, JCon said:

https://www.tsn.ca/cfl-to-explore-opportunities-for-alignment-with-xfl-1.1605335

CFL to explore opportunities for alignment with XFL

14m ago

 

CFL to explore opportunities for alignment with XFL

The Canadian Football League and XFL owners Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and RedBird Capital announced Wednesday that they have agreed to work together to identify opportunities for the leagues to collaborate and “grow the game of football.”

TSN.ca Staff

    •  
    •  
    •  
 
Randy Ambrosie, Dany Garcia and Dwayne Johnson

Randy Ambrosie, Dany Garcia and Dwayne Johnson , The Canadian Press/Getty Images

The Canadian Football League and XFL owners Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and RedBird Capital announced Wednesday that they have agreed to work together to identify opportunities for the leagues to collaborate and “grow the game of football.”

“Canada has an exciting game and devoted fans, and our discussion with the XFL provides a tremendous opportunity to build on that strong foundation,” CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a statement.

“We look forward to exploring how we might work with one of the most innovative sports brands in the world to grow the game, engage fans in new ways, and reach new audiences. We look forward to seeing what possibilities our discussions might uncover, and to sharing those with our fans as the process unfolds.”

Johnson, the former pro wrestler turned actor and entrepreneur, was briefly a member of the Calgary Stampeders’ practice roster in 1995. He teamed up with longtime business partner Garcia and RedBird Capital to purchase the XFL from World Wrestling Entertainment chairman and CEO Vince McMahon for $15 million in August.

“Since we first acquired the XFL, we have focused on identifying partners who share our vision and values on and off the field,” Garcia said in a statement. “A vision filled with opportunity, innovation and the highest level of entertainment value for the benefit of our athletes, fans and communities. The CFL has expressed that similar sentiment and jointly we recognize a great opportunity to build exciting innovative football experiences that make the most of each league's unique strengths. I look forward to our continued discussions and we will update the sports community as we have more to share.”

The XFL played half of its 10-game season in 2020 before pausing because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a tweet last October, Johnson said the XFL is targeting a return in the spring of 2022.

"We are honoured and excited to be in discussions with the CFL. It's clear through our early conversations that we share a passion for football, an expansive sense of possibility, and a deep desire to create more opportunity for players and fans across North America and around the world,” said Jeffrey Pollack, XFL president and CEO, in a statement. 

“Blending the CFL’s rich heritage with our fresh thinking, and the unique reach and experience of our ownership, could be transformative for the game. We look forward to learning more about what's possible together with the CFL and where our shared passion takes us."

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...