I’ve often said that sports gives us the best reality TV. For the fan that happens to witness a great moment in person, even better.
People remember exactly where they were when Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal for Canada at the Vancouver Olympics, or where they were when Jose Bautista homered against the Rangers in the playoffs at Rogers Centre in 2015.
The Canadian Football League has an opportunity to cash in on one of those moments. All they have to do is be smart when making the week one schedule for the 2017 season.
Imagine a Saturday night – June 24 perhaps – Darian Durant in Regina to open the new Mosaic Stadium.
The fans get an opportunity to thank him for the years of service, then thousands of green clad fanatics cheer on Duron Carter and the Saskatchewan Roughriders as he faces his former team.
It’s a can’t miss way to open the season for the Canadian Football League.
Surely the CFL sees that, right?