Support the CFL, not NFL

Re. Dec. 1 editorial by Lee Giles, headlined Thanks for nothing, CFL: I do agree that something has to be said about TSN’s broadcast of both the Vanier Cup and Grey Cup games

Re. Dec. 1 editorial by Lee Giles, headlined Thanks for nothing, CFL:

I do agree that something has to be said about TSN’s broadcast of both the Vanier Cup and Grey Cup games.

To blame the CFL, in my opinion, is unjust when the broadcast rights came up for renewal and the CBC opted out, the CRTC should have stepped in to oversee the handover as this concerned a national pastime.

The CFL did what it was supposed to do. The teams were there and ready to play, officials were on site, the stadium was open and extra seats in place, and advertising was done well in advance.

TSN dropped the ball, not the CFL.

Giles should be supporting the CFL and encouraging fans to stand up and fight for the league. I would suggest pushing hard for a new team in Halifax.

I’m a big fan, thus my kids and their friends are also exposed to the CFL experience and encouraged to cheer and pick players, etc.

It would be nice if the CRTC with their push for Canadian content would make it mandatory to open the Grey Cup broadcast to all Canadians.

My biggest problem with the editorial is Giles suggesting that viewers may wish to turn to the NFL.

The NFL already has enough fan support and money. Get behind the CFL so we can have many more years of exciting football.

Doug Harrison


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