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Postby bluebeard » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:09 pm

Toronto Star is reporting that the Buffalo Bills of the NFL will be suspending their one NFL home game in Toronto for the 2014 season. Speculation that this is the end of this experiment as it has been a losing proposition for Rogers and Buffalo. Buffalo feels that it has became a neutral site game and has lost the home field advantage to visiting teams. Rogers has been "papering" this series from the start due to poor fan attendance in TO. Does this have anything to do with Maple Leaf Sports And Entertainment being interested in buying the Argos? Both Bell and Rogers have ownership in Maple Leaf Sports.

Also, Neate Seger of Yahoo Sports, is reporting from sources that Greg Marshall will be the next DC of the Queens Golden Gaels. Long fall from HC of the Riders.
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Postby bm21 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:03 pm

The vocal minority of people in Toronto that actually thought that this was a precursor to the NFL putting a team in Toronto permanently must be heartbroken that reality has reared it's head. Nobody will lose money just to make 25-30,000 people happy. Support the Argos.....
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Postby peg_city » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:05 am

Maybe you should be asking yourself, why would MLSE be interested in owning a money losing franchise for the chance at a very very small profit?
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Postby bluebeard » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:11 am

Do you think that MLSE is making gobs of money with their soccer team.......no they are not. They will make money, how much I do not know, with the Argos and give them more dates. TO will rebuild that stadium to accommodate 30 thousand for the Argos and this in turn will allow more revenue to be made via shows etc. The owners did not become rich by being dummies and are in the entertainment business.
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Postby peg_city » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:32 pm

Here you go, for those who can't draw the connection. Why would someone want to buy a franchise that hasn't made money since the 70's or 80's?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/f ... e16570810/
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Postby bluebeard » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:21 pm

That is old news....and since then Rogers and Buffalo have gone there separate ways in regards to bringing in an NFL team to TO this year. Everyone....even the Globe and Mail are saying that Buffalo in TO is a dead issue. Many more cities in the States want an NFL franchise including LA. TO is at the back of the list and has shown that it will not support an NFL team with its Buffalo fiasco.

Another reason is that the NFL does not want to kill the CFL by having a team in TO even if it would support one........and that it is in their own interest because of Anti Trust laws in the States. The last hearing on this issue that the NFL was a monopoly......the NFL said that it was not and cited the CFL. The NFL won their case at that time because of this.
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Postby peg_city » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:51 pm

bluebeard wrote:That is old news....and since then Rogers and Buffalo have gone there separate ways in regards to bringing in an NFL team to TO this year. Everyone....even the Globe and Mail are saying that Buffalo in TO is a dead issue. Many more cities in the States want an NFL franchise including LA. TO is at the back of the list and has shown that it will not support an NFL team with its Buffalo fiasco.

Another reason is that the NFL does not want to kill the CFL by having a team in TO even if it would support one........and that it is in their own interest because of Anti Trust laws in the States. The last hearing on this issue that the NFL was a monopoly......the NFL said that it was not and cited the CFL. The NFL won their case at that time because of this.


That's odd, because Stephen Brunt believes what I've stated previously is the reasoning behind MLSE's decision. Even Dave Naylor believes this.

Yes, the NFL is concerned with what will happen to the CFL if an NFL franchise comes to Canada (they've stated so previously). This is the whole reason why MLSE is interested in the team in the first place. Ensure the Argos have a home while attempting to attract an NFL franchise. Whether the NFL is interested in putting a franchise in Toronto is besides the point. MLSE believes that they can obtain one by in-part ensuring the viability of the Argos.

Finally, MLSE has had many opportunities to purchase the Argos. They had an opportunity while BMO was being built. (BMO was being built on the condition the Argos would be able to play in the stadium upon completion). And yet they decided to pour the concrete into the endzones, preventing the Argos from playing in the Stadium.
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