CFL's biggest problem is the Toronto market

Toronto Argonauts owner David Braley. (VERONICA HENRI/QMI Agency)

Toronto Argonauts owner David Braley. (VERONICA HENRI/QMI Agency)

Kirk Penton, QMI Agency

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You know what the CFL’s biggest problem is right now?

It’s not the staggering number of penalties being called.

It’s not the delay in Tim Hortons Field’s opening in The Hammer.

And it’s not head shots.

It’s Toronto.

The last thing the Argonauts needed was slotback Chad Owens to be out for the next three weeks with a foot injury. And we’re not saying that just because the football team needs him. The marketing folks could use the Flyin’ Hawaiian’s help as well.

Argos attendance has been downright dreadful this season, and that’s saying something. Three years ago the CFL franchises located outside of southern Ontario gave $1 million in marketing cash to Toronto and Hamilton in an effort to get the flagging franchises going.

Today those organizations must be wondering what happened to their dough.


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