A little background on the Globe & Mail story about the Toronto Argonauts owners wanting to talk partnership with the NFL: There's less than tremendous optimism about the Minnesota Vikings getting their stadium financing proposal through the state legislature. When the owner is already saying a new stadium is a quality-of-life issue instead of a revenue issue, he's playing a bit desperate. The Buffalo Bills are far from the only shaky franchise.
The stance here on Toronto and the NFL remains the same: If it happens, so be it, but it cannot come at the expense of the CFL... it would be a sad commentary if the people who have backed the league for generations get kicked aside in favour of the league made for casual fans.
(UPDATE: Toronto will get the NFL around the same time it gets the Olympics; oh, and by the way, it is going to cost London almost $1 billion to just to build the stadium for the 2012 Summer Games.)
Argos owners kick NFL into play (Stephen Brunt and David Naylor, globesports.com)
Wilf ready to talk stadium plans with legislators in '08 (Kevin Seifert, Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
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