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  1. I dont think its a matter of 'Naysayers'. It more common sense. Why would Media pro pay 20$ million dollars a year cash to the league then on top of that pay millions per year to produce and broadcast the games with virtually no revenue coming back to them? I mean it is great for the league they have a company producing and streaming their games to me this is a 20 million dollar value a season because when you factor everything in I think it is reasonable that is the price tag it would cost the league if they did it themselves. On the downside there are limitation to media pro owning the rights. Like when they would not let CBC air the final in real time. To me this is a massive opportunity lost for the league in terms of exposure an allowing casual fans (which they need) to watch their 'crown jewel'. That aside I don't think people who think the people who state this is not a cash deal are naysayers - I would say they are realists. TBH I still think its a great deal for the league - there would be no way I would be taking on costs to produce and broadcast CPL games without some kind of revenue assurances.... Then again that may explain CPL buying every season ticket holder a free One Soccer pass this year.
  2. Doesn't 4000 people watching soccer in a 25,000 football stadium also smack of 'minor league'?
  3. Yes I was surprised you took Waters as well. I was thinking more and more as each pick went by we would be getting both forwards from CBU. I wont repeat any of the words I was screaming when Valour took him with the second last pick lol
  4. Interesting side note - TFC just played in the Championship game and not one person commented on it. Is Canadian MLS popularity fading after the start of the CPL?
  5. No question those guys could be real standouts in CPL.
  6. Is love to see some of those guys in the league. However realistically I wouldn't say CPL is currently at a stage that could not afford most of those contracts. Not to mention it hard to think many MLS players would go from playing in front of 25,000 @ TFC to living in Edmonton playing in front of 2000 fans. Unless they had no other options......
  7. TSN throws them the odd bone as well. They covered Forge's run through the CONCACAF league and mention them on live TV on some TFC broadcasts. I admit I feel they should have at least did the same thing as Sportsnet and posted the standard issue CP story on their website after the championship was decided. However I dont feel they are working to silence CPL news. Of course this is all just speculation I have no inside knowledge of what goes on at any of the broadcasters. To me the only national media who was done a good job covering the league is CBC all the rest are shiiiiiite
  8. I'm not sure why you would single out TSN for bad treatment of the league? CPL is not covered on any national sportscast. The only national organization that I would say does a decent job covering them is CBC. The broadcasters have actually mentioned the CPL several time on TFC broadcasts. I dont think there is a co-ordinated effort by TSN and MLS to 'blackout; CPL. The reality is at this juncture the league is just not really on the national sports map yet.
  9. Cant express how much I agree about 100000% with this. Why would we want a CPL team to even play at Landsdown? I would say where at al possible avoid playing in a 20,000+ grid iron football stadium.
  10. I can agree with that. There is no chance Fury could ever 'take down' FIFA. However a lawsuit and PR campaign could make things uncomfortable for Concacaf. Im not sure how many millions OSEG controls they run a CFL team and a Jr. Hockey team. Point is Fury was a professional team with millions invested - how can some FIFA tell them where they can play? The answer is because they are mobsters and bullies. They know Fury dont have means to kick up a big fuss and USL wont raise one for them. Of course they wont challenge MLS sides because they know they wont stand for that BS. The Saputos and MLSE would never stand for that and they have the means to back themselves. Which is why FIFA will pick on FURY and bully them out of operation. Seems like racketeering to me. Agree though Fury wont be able to fight it.
  11. They have the world cup because they paid FIFA massive bribes. You understand that right?
  12. You know who hates it even more? The hundreds of family members who have lost parents, siblings and children used as slaves in appalling conditions to build stadiums for the billionaire autocrats running Qatar. AS the fat cats at FIFA sit back sucking on brandy slapping each other on the back about a job well done.
  13. I agree its total insanity. How can some 'governing body' determine what **professional** club (that has millions of dollars invested) can play in what league. I mean whats the criteria? Fury didn't pay a big enough bribe? We have a world cup in Qatar (logical choice - no bribes there). We have a situation where migrant workers getting paid virtually nothing are dying building stadiums - basically slave labor) and not a few people dead ALOT. Now a branch of this same body is telling a little club in Ottawa they cant play in a North American league and strong arming them out? And people think this is OK? This should never fly in Canada and Ottawa should raise hell
  14. Im sorry but if you think FIFA sanctioning is the reason soccer is the most popular sport in the world.... (I wont finish that) Soccer is popular because it requires no equipment and can be played in any country world wide rich or poor. It is also a very basic game - two teams trying to kick a ball into an opposing net. It can be played in almost any climate on a variety of surfaces. It is fun to play and a pleasure to watch. It is quite a universal sport easy to understand and enjoy. Its popularity has nothing to do with the mobsters at FIFA who brought you slaves (literally losing their lives) building stadiums for a World Cup in Qatar. They are gangsters and criminals - nothing more nothing less.
  15. That's an interesting take on it. I would be interested to see how many of the players leaving CPL will end up in USL. I always considered the CPL would likely be the natural choice for Canadians. However if USL is paying higher wages at the end of the day the players need to be able to scrape out a living. Sounds like the CPL salary cap is pretty tight maybe as the league grows and gaind some attendance/sponsorship they will have a bit more wiggle room.
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