Every successful professional sports team has at least one great leader. The same can be said for every league.
Randy Ambrosie is the 12th commissioner the CFL has had since 1984.
When you crunch those numbers, it means that in the last 33 years, the average stay of the commissioner has been 2.75 years.
To put that in to perspective, Roger Goodell is the third commissioner the NFL has had since 1960.
Randy Ambrosie is different than past CFL commissioners. The combination of being a former player and a successful businessman has led to sound decision making in 2017.
Video review was quickly changed for the better. He pushed up the “Diversity is Strength” campaign at a time when North America needed to see it. He appears to have a solid relationship with the CFLPA, and is encouraging dialogue about the controversy surrounding Edmonton’s long-time nick name, “the Eskimos.”
Here’s hoping owners and board chairman realize what they have in Ambrosie. The league will get stronger if his stay is longer than 2.75 years.