"(CFL commissioner) Mark Cohon and I have had coffee a couple times and I love what he's trying to do in terms of building that brand, but Ottawa is too far away and Halifax doesn't make sense to me.Wilson was on the CBC show Dragon's Den, that's the joke. You are aware that the CBC airs 158½ hours a week of programming in between the Hockey Night in Canada doubleheaders and the late-night rebroadcasts that they show instead of old movies (which had been one of its endearing qualities).
"But if they ever thought about letting Saskatoon have a team, I'd sure like to partner with the group that buys that. I know that would burn a few bridges in the north and south. The reality is the fan base in southern Saskatchewan is strong enough to support the 'Riders. Could it be divided and could a second team survive there? Oh, there'd be some kicking and squawking and screaming, but you know, once upon a time a group of scientists were certain the world was flat and they were proven wrong. I think it could be done." — Sun Media
It will never happen, another team in Western Canada where the CFL's heart beats strongest. It is far better to take another go at Ottawa.
By the way, did everyone see the recent Corner Gas where Lacey Burrows said she'd been a big fan of the Roughriders, "ever since they moved from Ottawa?" Brilliant.
Another CFL team in Saskatchewan?; Calgary billionaire not just interested in Preds. He'd love to bring a football club to Saskatoon (Eric Francis, Sun Media)