Most people up here that I talk to about football like the CFL out of a sense of national loyalty.....can't figure it out myself, most of the players are American anyhow.ukcanuck wrote:That's the kind of comment I'm talking about, it really seems to me like it's meant to insult more than anything else.coco_canuck wrote:Preferring the CFL is like saying the ECHL is a better product than the NHL.Blob Mckenzie wrote: I don't like the CFL. I have always thought it was an inferior product . The ocean sized endzone, the fact you can win a game by missing a field goal, the officiating, and the fact 75 % of the teams make the playoffs pretty much make it a bush league imho.
logically it can't be like the east coast league, just by the numbers alone. there are a lot less places to play pro ball than pro hockey in the world and just as many pro football players as pro hockey players to fill them.
To be honest it's like Canadian fans of American ball are trying to make up for the fact that most of us up here prefer the Canadian brand.
"NFL is real football and the CFL is a joke" is Like its the sports version of little man syndrome.
Enjoy your game but don't ridicule the rest of the country.
The NFL is more exciting. The rules in the CFL are Mickey Mouse. I think the NHL should follow suit. From now on a missed shot on a penalty shot or shootout should count for .15 of a goal so long as the puck hits above the boards or clears the glass completely. Shit. I think I would like it if the NFL adopted a wider field like the CFL, that would make for some crazy passing yardage games when dealing with the calibre of QB's down there.
The CFL IS a joke by comparisson. The rules for scoring a point by missing the target are retarded, the fact that you have an individual player award for "best Canadian born player" is completely hilarious. It's like, here you go, you weren't the best player in the league, not by a long shot, but you were the best out of (maybe) 30% of the guys out there. Now don't even get me started about how cool it is when 75% of the league makes the playoffs and a team with a losing record all year has a shot at the Grey Cup. Wow! We were the best of 8 teams!!!! We RULE!!!! Gimme a break. The CFL is fun to watch, but it doesn't hold a candle to the NFL. The best thing that could happen to the CFL would be for the NFL to move into Canada in 2 or 3 major markets and the CFL then become a legitimate farm system for the NFL. The CFL could then move back into the US with a few rule alterations and would likely be even more successful.