Comment 44557

By lawrence (registered) - website | Posted July 31, 2010 at 08:57:15

The only team that made money last year as far as I know was Saskatchewan and thats only because they are community owned and supported by fundraising events aside from the games.

If all teams in this league were owned by the fans, this would be a more successful league. I admire the Riders org and their fans. Their is true (Rider) pride in that city

...those in favour of the East Mountain location are mainly driven by loyalty to a sports team or fear of losing that sports team.

I have often wondered the same thing. It's not that they want a stadium on the east mountain. It's that they don't want to lose the Cat's.

Wow. I am in shock reading this letter and need to read it a few more times. I have been at my job for 12 years now and looking for a change, and I sent a resume to the CFL head office in Toronto after I spotted a recent job posting. I thought what better place to work for, than an organization I am passionate about, and something I felt was so truly Canadian. Even more so than hockey on so many levels (at least the NHL), and I have played and loved hockey since I was 6 years old.

I just finished sending a long letter to council, CH, The Spec, and the Cats about some concerns, and replying back to a message I recieved from the Cats, I talked about how much I loved the Cats and admire Bob for all that he has done. How much this league/this team mean to me. How much Ivor Wynne means to me.

I can't reply any further yet. I thought I was going to puke after reading this before I went to bed last night. I was really tired though so I need to go over it with a clear head. Just wanted to read the comments first.

My first response is that Bob take a stance against that letter. It truly harms his Go East Mountain plea. It really does. The only way I can see that he can save his loyal fans, is to say 'That letter was uncalled for', and that 'yes, our first choice is still EM, but we will still play at West Harbour if that is what the city chooses, and do our best to make it work'.

I didn't want to even comment this much yet, but my 'emotional' first response was "shame on you Mark Cohon." Guess that takes me off the future considerations list for working at the CFL.

I don't think 'Our League' is about strong-arming? At least not the 'League' I believe in. I have worn that red shirt with that motto on it proudly. If the CFL wants to save face, I think Cohon needs to go after that letter.


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