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    Quote Originally Posted by Darts View Post
    Argos have competition that small town teams don't have.
    Very valid point. Toronto is unlike every other market, even Montreal and Vancouver.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darts View Post
    I like the Canadian game. Single points.
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    I seem to recall you wanting to eliminate field goals because they "rewarded failure" to score a TD with points. Do you not feel that it is somewhat inconsistent to now state that you like single points?

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    As long as they keep the FG, then I prefer the receiving team be allowed to kick or run it back. Still prefer they do away with the FG, period. I see too many times when teams are angling for a FG when they should be trying to score a TD.

    On the other hand, I think they should still keep the punt for a single point. I hate the American fair catch and touchback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darts View Post
    As long as they keep the FG, then I prefer the receiving team be allowed to kick or run it back. Still prefer they do away with the FG, period. I see too many times when teams are angling for a FG when they should be trying to score a TD.

    On the other hand, I think they should still keep the punt for a single point. I hate the American fair catch and touchback.
    Fair enough for the most part, but your point was that a FG rewards a team for failure. They failed to score a TD yet they were still rewarded with points via the FG. That was your rationale for eliminating the FG. You gave no other reasons.

    Is this not the exact same thing in regards to the CFL and single points? In fact, 1)they did not even get close enough for a FG and/or 2)they also failed on the FG attempt and still get a point. That is failing twice yet they still get rewarded on the scoreboard. I hope you can clear up my confusion regarding your outlook on this.

    Regardless, glad you are a CFL supporter.

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    In the CFL, the FG kicking team only gets a single point if the receiving team fails to kick it back out or run it back out. The NFL doesn't even allow the receiving team the opportunity to kick or run a missed FG out of the end zone.

    Anyway, I don't like it when a team settles for a FG attempt instead of trying for a TD. Yes, I know not everybody agrees, but there are other people who agree (perhaps for different reasons).
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    I enjoy watching both the CFL and the NFL myself.

    The single point just in my view allows for more possibilities and less chance of a tie in regulation.

    As for being awarded for failure. I look at the opposite. It rewards a team for getting the ball through the end zone.

    I worry about the viability of the league during these hard times and I'm pretty sure the Liberal gov't will not bail them out.

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    I worry about the viability of the league during these hard times and I'm pretty sure the Liberal gov't will not bail them out.
    I think some of the teams are totally or partially community owned and are more dependent on gate receipts than TV revenue. Even if they open the gates, not sure how many people will want to attend in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Oracle View Post
    The single point just in my view allows for more possibilities and less chance of a tie in regulation.

    As for being awarded for failure. I look at the opposite. It rewards a team for getting the ball through the end zone.
    Totally agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shack View Post
    Outside of Toronto, the CFL is a viable entity and a strong part of Canadian culture.
    If the league is so viable on a national scale, with the exception of one city, why is it insolvent and asking for a $150M taxpayer bailout? If it's such a strong part of Canadian culture, where is the national outrage? Where is the sense of urgency, or all the daily front page news regarding the league's current predicament? Where are the petitions demanding government step in and save the league? They couldn't even get a tiny stadium deal done in the Maritimes so the new team could start up. The league is so 'Mickey Mouse' it's not even funny anymore. Just pathetic really.

    The truth is, no one outside a couple of small cities really gives a shit about the CFL or its survival. To state that the league and the version of the game it sells is a strong part of Canadian culture just shows how out of touch with reality you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wick View Post
    If the league is so viable on a national scale, with the exception of one city, why is it insolvent and asking for a $150M taxpayer bailout? If it's such a strong part of Canadian culture, where is the national outrage? Where is the sense of urgency, or all the daily front page news regarding the league's current predicament? Where are the petitions demanding government step in and save the league? They couldn't even get a tiny stadium deal done in the Maritimes so the new team could start up. The league is so 'Mickey Mouse' it's not even funny anymore. Just pathetic really.

    The truth is, no one outside a couple of small cities really gives a shit about the CFL or its survival. To state that the league and the version of the game it sells is a strong part of Canadian culture just shows how out of touch with reality you are.
    The proof of your argument will be if and when the league folds. If it survives, either with or without gov't help, then your assessment of the level of apathy across the country is overblown.

    Care to make a bet whether or not the league survives?

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    CFL is such a crap league. Even the new XFL had a better product and once NFL gets going this Fall good luck to the CFL competing head on. I really hope the league goes under. It's such a crap league only kept around for Canadian pride. I don't get it. In business if a company is inefficient it fails.

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