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2017-11-29 11:38 AM
ExRobotGuy It's PR. 100 people in a small room is a crowd. In a large room it would be described as badly attended. Perception.
2017-11-28 11:57 AM
hercules130 When the Argos won in 2012 (against Calgary, no less), I was in Toronto and they did have a parade. It was short and with not that many participants but a parade nevertheless.
2017-11-28 10:27 AM
Inglewood Enjoyed the game - but found it funny that the CBC Toronto News didn't mention that the Argos won until 30 minutes into the 6 O'clock news yesterday.

Also, why do other CFL or Toronto teams get parades, where the Argos just get a ceremony at City Hall?
2017-11-27 07:41 PM
Dr.Dave 105th GREY CUP Presented by Shaw Grows by 10% to 4.3 Million Viewers on TSN and RDS - Bell Media
2017-11-24 12:31 PM
Jingles True! I used to bring beer in a cooler that held 8 cans into Landsdowne Park during Ottawa Rough Rider games! Also, used the same cooler at some Expos games at the Big O as well!
2017-11-24 11:17 AM
Inglewood I don't get why they can't accommodate a horse somewhere for Calgary - they should have all the great traditions of the CFL from all teams at the Grey Cup.

They could bring in the Beer Snake from Winnipeg, Watermelons to wear on your head from Saskatchewan, Pigskin Pete from Hamilton, the Lumberjacks from Ottawa, empty seats from Toronto, and cheerleaders with too much make-up from Montreal.

I use to work with a guy that claimed that in the 1970's you could bring in a whole case of beer, or a full cooler of alcohol into CFL games in Montreal and Ottawa. I'm curious if this was true. His claim is that the restriction on bringing in your own alcohol killed the CFL.
2017-11-24 07:44 AM
vmpv 1988 was the first year two "western" teams played (teams west of Ontario) but Winnipeg still represented the east...
2017-11-23 03:52 PM
asd The best part of a Grey Cup is the Stampeder's horse galloping down the sidelines after each TD but Ottawa's venue doesn't have enough space. I hope there's room for heaters at the benches, given late November weather in the world's third coldest capital from November to March.
2017-11-23 02:25 PM
heans I rather go to the vanier doesn't cost you an arm and leg to buy a ticket and the football in university ball is way more exciting than the cfl.this years should be a classic too western verses lavalle.nuber 1 verses number 2 .besides you can stream every Ontario university football and basketball game for free any where in the world for free.the future of sports will be through streaming not by the big cable companies as now
2017-11-23 01:43 PM
Jingles I have been a RedBlacks season ticket holder since the return in 2014. Always a great atmosphere at TD Place. Sold out almost every game! I will be at the GC game this Sunday!
2017-11-22 05:44 PM
Dr.Dave Canada's Biggest Party, the 105th GREY CUP Presented by Shaw, Touches Down in Ottawa on Sunday, November 26, Exclusively on TSN - Bell Media

TSN Announces the Return of GREY CUP RADIO NETWORK Presented by Mark's - Bell Media
2017-11-16 11:14 PM
Tridus And on a related note.... Group makes ?very credible? pitch for Halifax CFL franchise - Article - TSN
2017-11-16 07:19 PM
that's not true about two western teams being in the grey of the first years of cross over when Ottawa was called the rough riders the Winnipeg blue bombers were the cross over team and won the east played Calgary and lost to them
Actually heans, when the Bombers lost to Calgary in the Grey Cup of 2001 they were playing in the Eastern division that year because the Ottawa team had folded. In the 1992 Grey Cup loss to Calgary they were also playing in the Eastern division because the Montreal team had folded. So technically there has never been 2 Western division teams in the Grey Cup game
2017-11-16 04:52 PM
Originally Posted by Inglewood View Post
Press releases like this are no help for the CFL - the Argos are bragging about selling 20,000 tickets ...
can't figure out why there isn't any fans out of almost 10 million people that could fill the stadium up.
And I'll believe it when I see it. Just looking at Ticketmaster, there sure seems to be lots of tickets left in almost every section, the same as other games when I've looked in the last couple of years. Regardless of the attendance numbers they make up and think some people will believe, I'm not sure the number of people actually there for most games would have filled the 5000 seat Varsity Stadium.

They largely stopped attracting new fans about 35 or 40 years ago, as shown by survey results and the advanced age of those who still go.

Before then the Leafs and Argos were just about the only games in town, but almost everyone since then has grown up in Toronto ignoring the Argos, along with the large percentage of the population who came here from other parts of the world where I assume they probably never heard of the CFL. It's just not realistic to think a large new audience could somehow suddenly appear.
2017-11-16 02:20 PM
Originally Posted by heans View Post
Halifax and Moncton but the cfl don't care about there future
The CFL has looked at those two multiple times. There's no prospective owner and nowhere to play in either city. Moncton's largest venue is 10,000 seats and got up to around 21,000 for Touchdown Atlantic. Halifax doesn't have anything particularly suitable either. Neither city plans to build anything.

It's not really on the league to build a stadium and own a team itself in a market that may or may not even be all that interested.
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