The Canadian Football League may owe a debt of thanks to the Ottawa RedBlacks.
We’ve already established that there just aren’t enough educated football fans in Toronto to make a Grey Cup game a success.
That lack of knowledge has again led to a lack of interest in a great Canadian sports tradition. Ticket sales are again sluggish, even at reduced prices.
Canada’s largest city may again fail in hosting the Canadian Football League’s championship game.
I remember attending the 2007 Grey Cup game in Toronto and a resident, three blocks from Rogers Centre, asked me why everyone was – as he put it – “dressed up” two hours before game time.
I left the following Monday thinking Toronto should never host a Grey Cup game again.
Here’s hoping Ottawa’s appearance means that many football fans from the nation’s capital make the four and a half hour drive to Toronto.
Then let’s hope Toronto doesn’t host a Grey Cup game again in the foreseeable future.