Comment 56841

By CaptainKirk (anonymous) | Posted January 18, 2011 at 13:02:14

lawrence wrote:

"Our last Grey Cup here I believe was a failure. Correct me if I am wrong. We couldn't give away all the tickets.'

Correct. That was 1996, and part of the problem (and maybe a significant one) was that the 1990s was among the lowest points in CFL history in terms of attendance and financial hardship. Remember that odd American expansion experiment with teams in Scramento, Baltimore, Memphis, Birmingham, Shreveport, Las Vegas and San Antonio?

Also in the 1990s, the Ottawa Rough Riders folded and the CFL had to borrow $3m from the NFL.

The current and future prospects for the CFL are much brighter, and that is what just might be good enough for Bob Young's IWS acceptance. They've (BY and Scott Mitchell) pretty much said as much. If true, then one might argue that the same could apply to WH, no?

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