Whether or not you believe in Global Warming, we can’t deny it will never be warm enough, at least in our lifetime, to be able to enjoy going to a Grey Cup football game out here on the prairies in our shirtsleeves, unless the game is held in an unusually mild September. I doubt they can push the start of the CFL season back far enough to have a late September Grey Cup rather than late November but there is talk about starting the season sooner and thereby ending it sooner than the current schedule allows. It makes sense to me. Playing football outside in November is iffy at best and the recent Grey Cup obviously wasn’t a very good game due to the slippery footing on an icy field. We were lucky in 2013 when the game was in Regina and the weather was at least tolerable if you dressed properly. However, I remember the game there in 1995 when I thought I was going to literally freeze to death. Same went for Edmonton two years later when we watched the Riders go down to the Argos. Let’s have training camps in April and start the season in May with the Grey Cup in October. Otherwise they might as well just go back and forth to the indoor stadiums in Vancouver and Toronto and split the gate receipts and tv revenue across the league. At least then we’d get to see the players at their best.
That’s Coffeetalk. I’m Vic Dubois.