On the heels of an editorial in the Globe and Mail suggesting that the Canadian Football League needs to stop pushing Toronto as one of its signature cities comes the Calgary Herald making a similar argument.
The Grey Cup doesn’t need Toronto. Real football fans are going to travel to whatever city plays host and it’s going to be a great party, celebrating a great sport that will build all week to a fantastic game of football.
What’s the argument for going back to Toronto any time soon? The media spotlight that comes with playing in the country’s biggest city? Again, the Brier hasn’t been in Toronto for decades and curling’s done just fine.
So let’s agree on something: Toronto can keep the Argos, but until the city proves that it can actually support a football team, we’re not going to let it play host our biggest party.
Start selling out BMO Field when the Argos are playing, and maybe we’ll consider letting them back in on all the fun.
But for now, let’s all just go our separate ways.