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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 2007-06-25, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Alberta Boom leaves some CFL Eskimos homeless

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Edmonton takes pity on homeless Eskimos
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June 25, 2007 at 4:23 PM EDT

EDMONTON — People in Edmonton are offering to open their doors to a group of homeless Eskimos.

The Canadian Football League club says 20 of its new players can't find a place to live in the booming city where rents are high and vacancy rates are low.
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What happened to the Igloos?
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Shouldn't that be homeless "aboriginal Canadians" without Igloos?
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No... dwelling deficient (Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb) Inuit.

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Used as a pun to lead into a story about professional athletes and affordable housing I think that might actually be the most cynical headline I've seen in a long time.
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Used as a pun to lead into a story about professional athletes and affordable housing I think that might actually be the most cynical headline I've seen in a long time.
You do realize that CFL players for the most part make about as much as you and I right?
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And their contacts are not guaranteed. You get cut, you don't get paid.
The top paid player is QB Dave Dickenson of BC Lions who is making $475,000. Most players are in the $50,000 range.

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