Farhan Lalji wrote:Puck wrote:Sorry nucklehead, no way does Victoria support a CFL team.
I'm not so sure about that.
Regina has a CFL Football team and Victoria has a larger population. Furthermore - Nanaimo (2nd largest city on Vancouver Island) has a population that is close to 90,000 people....and travelling to Victoria would be cheaper and quicker than going to Vancouver.
I would argue that if Victoria got a CFL team, it would be well received. Victoria, for one of the 1st times ever, would get to play with "the big boys" in one of Canada's major sports. We see how nutty Saskatchewan Roughrider fans can be (for similar reasons). I could see the same thing happening with Victoria (although I wonder if a lot of Lions fans....would be willing to foresake them in favor of Victoria's team.....or would it even be an issue?).
I was about to respond with pretty much all the same points. And as for the Lions fans jumping ship, just think about the Houston Texans (bigger market i know but still the idea is there!) where the Cowboys were the only team in that State for decades and manage to have a solid, loving fanbase. In the near future (next 3-5 years) probably not, but maybe 5+ years there could be something there! BC needs a second city to compete with Vancouver......it's getting boring being the only fish in the pond out here!