Gridiron Ernie wrote: ↑Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:37 pm
I see (Matt Baker no doubt) has created a handy 'free agency' page, to scroll through signings/articles at a glance, on the Lions' website.
Side note; see that Adam Bighill has re-signed in the Peg for a rumored (Farhan Lalji) 115k. Huge adjustment!
Sounds to me like they shifted $100,000 over to the Wellington West payroll which also is a fairly clear signal that the games are still being played. Bighill made the obligatory "wanted to be in Winnipeg and play for coach O'Shea" comments and life goes on. Curious where he has spent the past year being the wife is from Vancouver.
If CFL rules are not rules what is the point? When the people who make the rules are the ones bending them it becomes tiresome for the loyal fan of the game. I would rather cheer for a team that is not hiding anything and abiding than one that uses smoke and mirrors to disguise their success.
It starts with the league and even there the close relationship with Bell Media and TSN makes me think it is no more than in house entertainment. $50 million per season and tied up for the next 5 or 6 is a sweet deal. Maybe they are the ones behind the "global" initiative. Bell Media reported revenue of 3.25 billion for 2019 and no one could think of a place to find the $30 million they needed from the government to have a season.
Even the concept of targeting the low end of the sms should not be a concern of the league where compliance should be a priority.