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LAK

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  1. Who's the competition? With the Mercedes sponsorship?
  2. This is exactly what I thought when I moved out here...I actually found it quite frustrating at first when I hired people to do things and it wouldn't get done or way later than I wanted. Everyone was so laid back. Still a little too laid back for my liking.
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    Ottawa CPL Club

    OSEG would have had dealings with Bob Young and Winnipeg Blue Bombers before, so I'm surprised they didn't convince them of the benefits to switching. As the division one league in Canada it's already had so much more to offer. With every day that goes by and the deals that announced, OSEG must see already that USL would never be able to compete with that. Also, as a side note. Bob Young money involved in Halifax as well. Had OSEG joined in year one...that's half of the teams with CFL money. Those early reports were correct despite what BBTB says.
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    CPL Stadium Thread

    I was going to make the exact same post
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    CPL Stadiums Thread

    I like that there is some uniqueness to each stadium. In some sense this gives a little history to the league right out of the gate. I feel the same with Westhills and Wanderer's Grounds.
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    CPL General

    Both of my feet are facists...wait, sorry have fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis, it's quite painful.
  7. Ooh, that will be a tough one to do. What is the capacity going to be? I think it's between 5-6000. These historical anecdotes are actually kind of cool in that context. It will be interesting to see those comparisons. I think long term is where we'll see the biggest difference.
  8. Are you thinking of Cloverdale? Aldergrove borders Abbotsford to the east and is in Langley Township...although not Langley City. That's probably why they said he moved...but even so, it's the tiniest of distances and in the story it makes it sound like it was some big thing. It just struck me as funny.
  9. I love that...he moved from Aldergrove to Langley. Aldergrove is in Langley.
  10. Yep and I also thought for sure that Ottawa would join year one. Are we going through the times that we were wrong about the league? I want to find out how far down the rabbit hole this thing goes. Honestly though, I really should post about other things more relevant to what's actually happening with the league and no a $500,000 salary cap is not one of them.
  11. Congrats on finding a new angle to disparage the league! I was worried that you would have to actually concede that what has been built so far is above your expectations. However now that I see your new approach, I think you'll have lots of legs to slam the league for the first few years. Added to that any new mistakes the league will make in marketing and structure etc, you should be able to continue your condescending barbs for well into the first five years. Just a quick reminder however, make sure you discount anything that doesn't fit your narrative and make take ridiculous leaps with info you get from REDDIT as fact just so long as it reinforces what you think.
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    CPL TV Contract

    I just don't think this is accurate. CFL routinely beats NFL ratings. They will take the ratings for the whole day of NFL games and compare one game on cable to the CFL in the middle of summer and still the overall numbers are better for the CFL. CTV has been pushing the NFL games almost as hard as TSN has been pushing their CFL coverage. That seems to have been Bell Media's plans when they doubled down on on CFL and started paying big money to the league. Maybe that's trending the other way right now, but even if it is, that probably has to do more with the mess that Commissioner Orridge left behind. He was useless and the league has been picking up the pieces after he left. Also, as far as inferior/superior, that's not entirely accurate either. They are two different games because of the rule differences. Look at how everyone started bringing up the differences after the lame over time games in the playoffs last week. It's more like the difference between rugby league and rugby union to me. Obviously however, the bigger deal is the NFL, but regionally in Canada it's not. As far as team merchandise sales go....Toronto Maple Leafs are number one, followed by the Montreal Canadiens, and in third is the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
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    CPL TV Contract

    CFL is on cable. NFL is on broadcast television and it has way more audience to draw from. Although the TSN has done a great job of promoting the CFL and giving it a real polished big time feel, if it was on mainstream media it would be killing the NFL. TSN also pushed CFL to Friday night games of the week and now Thursday nights and they no longer do many Sunday games because they are trying not to take from both audiences. Even with all of that the Grey Cup only fell behind the Super Bowl in viewership in the last few years, The grey cup was dominant up until that time. Also, CFL viewership is a little cyclical, it seems to be on a downward trend right now, but it will gain once again. I feel like CPL needs network mainstream exposure like the CBC to begin with and then when it gets some traction to a TSN/sportsnet type of channel with dedicated coverage that will take the coverage to another level and bring in much needed revenue.
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    CPL TV Contract

    I'm not sure I'd say typically. I don't know of them ever hitting those numbers on a regular season game. TFC got a ton of momentum from the playoffs and championship two years ago, but the momentum didn't carry to the next season tv ratings wise. I thought they hit a million against Montreal in the playoffs that one year...I think that's the peak though.
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