Hambone wrote: ↑Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:29 am
B.C.FAN wrote: ↑Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:44 pm
I choose not to get worked up over speculation about the CFL/XFL talks. It's filled with conspiracy theories about secret deals to fully merge the two leagues and play a spring season of four-down football on smaller fields with XFL kicking rules and no Canadian ratio, all in the interest of getting bailed out by American investors with no allegiance to Canada or Canadian football. I respect Dave Naylor but people have taken his personal speculation as confirmation of a clandestine deal to sell out Canadian football. Every day the speculation becomes wilder, with no credible evidence cited for it.
As I posted on RF I'm in "wake me up when it's over" mode. No sense getting my shorts in a knot until then because just like the weather a month from now there's not a damned thing I can do about it. When the end result is known I can then determine if it's something I can support or I simply walk away and use that significant disposable income on something else like NHL games, maybe some trips to NFL games or any number of other recreational options.
I'm now in the same mode. The BoG are expected to announce the postponement of the pie in the sky 2021 season on Tuesday. Ontario Health rejected the proposal for return to play, the Feds said no again to a low interest loan, and (as Cromartie said in his epic overview) the XFL-CFL will be the result of having flushed all other wasted opportunities down the toilet.
On paper I've got 5 Lions home games to go to already paid for (I have a 3 + 1 FREE pack I bought in December 2019, and they added on 1 more free game in their last letter). If it ever happens, I'll be very surprised. (Of course most of the blame goes to the Federal Govt mismanagement of the vaccine procurement, and our Third World beggar bowl status in the world supply chain.)