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By lawrence (registered) - website | Posted August 03, 2010 at 13:42:42

The NFL , NHL and NBA all dictate where and what stadium is proper that't reality you hicks . To the guys who are life long suppourters of the CFL yah right .

"You hicks." Nice one. I resemble that comment.

Our City. Our Future, before Our League. Before this message from Cohon, the points you made about other big leagues, are why we loved the CFL. It was truly about the fans and players and the Canadian communities. As far as I know, there was no strong arming going on.

The NFL and NHL have forgotten so much about community and the fans. What people really want. Big flashy stadiums and billion dollar salaries = impersonal league all about money, money, money. The CFL wasn't about that. I hope Mark's statement hasn't just proved otherwise.

The CFL is a business (as are the Tiger-Cats), that need to make money. Bob Young needs to make money, but there are things that cannot be sacrificed at the expense of keeping this thing Canadian.

A better message from Cohon could have been:

"Bob Young has been a great and involved owner in this league, and although we encourage you to consider his concerns, this is ultimately the City of Hamilton's decision. One you will have to live with for a very long time.

Whatever you feel is the right choice for your city and it's citizens, we are behind you."

So what if East Mountain fails after they alienate so many passionate season ticket-holding fans? Will the CFL still not grant Hamilton another team should Young fail on the mountain?

No matter where the new stadium goes, there will be something for a new owner to work with - a nice shiny new something. Just because one firm can't figure out how to make something work in a certain situation, doesn't mean someone else can't.

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