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rbedgood
06-15-2008, 02:28 AM
HAHA...dumb canadian doesn't want real football...



http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/rumors/post/Canadian-senator-wants-borders-closed-to-NFL;_ylt=AjXE8v0Ky1y5a0wMeSJAkzVDubYF?urn=nfl,8785 5


Canadian Senator wants borders closed to NFL


A senator from British Columbia has introduced a bill hoping to prevent the National Football League from expanding north of the border. Vancouver senator Larry Campbell introduced the bill earlier this week in an attempt to prevent the NFL from creating an expansion team or relocating a current franchise in Canada. The move is a response to the decision to have the Buffalo Bills (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/buf/) play eight games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto over the next five years. Campbell believes that move could be a precursor for the Bills eventual relocation to Canada and would lead to the eventual downfall of the Canadian Football League.
"If this plan were to come to fruition, I, together with many others, believe that the CFL's future would be in significant peril," Campbell said when introducing the bill. "As proud Canadians and fans of the CFL, we must make every effort to defend our own brand of football."
Bills Toronto Series Organizers reported in May that 180,000 ticket requests have been registered for the eight games five regular-season and three exhibition contests to be played at the Rogers Centre through the 2012 season.

Hayvern
06-15-2008, 03:14 AM
HAHA...dumb canadian doesn't want real football...



http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/rumors/post/Canadian-senator-wants-borders-closed-to-NFL;_ylt=AjXE8v0Ky1y5a0wMeSJAkzVDubYF?urn=nfl,8785 5


Canadian Senator wants borders closed to NFL


A senator from British Columbia has introduced a bill hoping to prevent the National Football League from expanding north of the border. Vancouver senator Larry Campbell introduced the bill earlier this week in an attempt to prevent the NFL from creating an expansion team or relocating a current franchise in Canada. The move is a response to the decision to have the Buffalo Bills (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/buf/) play eight games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto over the next five years. Campbell believes that move could be a precursor for the Bills eventual relocation to Canada and would lead to the eventual downfall of the Canadian Football League.
"If this plan were to come to fruition, I, together with many others, believe that the CFL's future would be in significant peril," Campbell said when introducing the bill. "As proud Canadians and fans of the CFL, we must make every effort to defend our own brand of football."
Bills Toronto Series Organizers reported in May that 180,000 ticket requests have been registered for the eight games five regular-season and three exhibition contests to be played at the Rogers Centre through the 2012 season.

I personally believe they have reason to worry, after all, if these numbers are to be believed, then one team can generate almost 10% of their total leagues attendance for the entire year.

Chief from the North
06-15-2008, 10:27 AM
I personally believe they have reason to worry, after all, if these numbers are to be believed, then one team can generate almost 10% of their total leagues attendance for the entire year.

Dude. Have you SEEN Canadian football??? Case in point...Casey Printers who couldn't make THIRD STRING on a team that DESPERATELY needed a QB. After he got cut, he was signed to the biggest CFL contract in history. $500K per year. Laughable by NFL, NBA, NHL...hell even Arena standards. It's a league of has beens, never will be's, and now idiot kickers who get drunk and shoot thier mouths off...lol.

Thankfully the good Senator from the province of BC doesn't speak for all of us. Just so you all know, BC is just above your northern west coast (no...NOT Alaska lol). And all I can say is...they don't always think clearly...:SmokinBanana:

Canada
06-15-2008, 10:52 AM
I personally believe they have reason to worry, after all, if these numbers are to be believed, then one team can generate almost 10% of their total leagues attendance for the entire year.

We have no reason ti worry, the NFL owns the CFL. The CFL is just another place to find a few players.