Official Eskimos and CFL 2013 season thread Part 3: Eskies 3-9, I ain't even mad now
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09-09-2013, 04:26 PM
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It's because CFL is perceived as bush league by the younger generation. I'm 23 and I have numerous friends that watch NFL religiously, but scoff at any mention of the CFL. I have one buddy who's a Bears fan that got mocked throughout the offseason because they hired Trestmann as their HC for no other reason than he came from the CFL.
In the NFL you have sold out 80,000 seat stadiums, superstar players, 32 teams and top notch TV coverage. You have none of that in the CFL, which unfortunately leads it to getting dismissed.
This is a comment that I used to hear but haven't heard much lately. Across the country, in places like Regina, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton young people have taken up the CFL game, they are going to games, and they are being fans. This wasn't the case in the 90's but for some reason the younger demographic do follow the CFL again. Not sure why. But the CFL is doing great in Western Canada and better than ever.
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