Opinions have been swift and plentiful.
It didn’t take long for many to have their say on the news that the CFL is going to cap each team’s payroll of 28 football operations employees to just over $2.7 million starting in 2019.
Views across the country range from “makes sense” to the league should “mind its business.”
We here in Saskatchewan cheer for a wealthy football team. It’s the province’s only publicly-owned professional franchise. It’s the only game in town. Just about every person in Saskatchewan feels as if they have a stake in this team.
Not every CFL market has such a following.
Even when they win a Grey Cup, the Argos fight for ink and air time. Every other CFL market, other than Hamilton, has an NHL team.
Financial responsibility for a league that needs growth in many markets is imperative.
These measures from league commissioner Randy Ambrosie are another example of a league saving itself, from itself.