Players got shortchanged in new CFL labour deal

Argos and Ticats do battle in a game last season. (Reuters/Files)

Argos and Ticats do battle in a game last season. (Reuters/Files)

Frank Zicarelli, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:29 PM ET

Another day, another opportunity for players to speak their minds on the new deal the CFLPA verbally agreed to when some within the membership were prepared to strike.

In terms of wins, the CFL will make off like bandits, players once again capitulating like they have so often for all these many years.

It doesn’t matter how much money a private broadcaster like TSN doles out to appease its Canadian content, how much public money gets earmarked to help build new stadiums, the CFL remains a mom-and-pop operation with short-sighted vision, no concept on how messed up its product really is when one looks at the big picture.

Players had a chance to go for the jugular amid all this alleged rebirth, but they fell woefully short.

Here in the heart of three-down football, the local football citizenry has been subject to some of the worst football imaginable, a Grey Cup title drought that is the longest in the league, one of the few claims Big Blue can boast.


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