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HughC
06-13-2008, 01:07 PM
Months after news of Buffalo playing some games in Toronto, a Canadian senator wants to introduce a bill to ban the Bills from Canada (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/06/13/bc-senator-nfl.html). Apparently the hack from Moose Jaw wants to protect the CFL from being run over by the NFL. Have another Molson old man.

A senator from British Columbia has introduced a bill hoping to prevent the National Football League from expanding north of the border.

Vancouver senator Larry Campbell introduced the bill earlier this week in an attempt to prevent the NFL from creating an expansion team or relocating a current franchise in Canada.

The move is a response to the decision to have the Buffalo Bills play eight games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto over the next five years.

Campbell believes that move could be a precursor for the Bills eventual relocation to Canada and would lead to the eventual downfall of the Canadian Football League.

"If this plan were to come to fruition, I, together with many others, believe that the CFL's future would be in significant peril," Campbell said when introducing the bill. "As proud Canadians and fans of the CFL, we must make every effort to defend our own brand of football."

Bills Toronto Series Organizers reported in May that 180,000 ticket requests have been registered for the eight games five regular-season and three exhibition contests to be played at the Rogers Centre through the 2012 season.

OneForTheToe
06-13-2008, 01:40 PM
Nice to see that dimwitted politicians, with nothing better to do but pander to whomever they can find is not just a US thing.

BTW ... way to have faith in your own people. He is essentially saying that he thinks Canadians will abandon their own CFL for the NFL at the drop of he hat. I don't think that would be the case, unless the a new NFL franchise in Canada played its games on an ice surface and instead of throwing a ball around you had to try and knock a little round rubber disk into a net with a stick.

Hey there's an idea.

Edited to add: does this dufuss remember there was a CFL franchise in Baltimore for a year?

tony hipchest
06-13-2008, 02:55 PM
Edited to add: does this dufuss remember there was a CFL franchise in Baltimore for a year?there still is. theyre called the ravens.

Jeremy
06-13-2008, 03:45 PM
This guy is really out of touch.

When Wilson sells the Bills, chances are good that they'll end up in LA and not Toronto.

millwalldavey
06-13-2008, 07:27 PM
Why dont we just give them the Eagles?