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CFL Adopt-A-Team Model

Published: Tuesday, Jun 9th 2020, 9:06pm

By: Stephen Safinuk (@Safimod)

With the announcement that University Sports will not be going ahead in the fall, the latest fad in the hopes of a 2020 CFL season, is the “adopt a city” model. The idea is, you bring the 4 teams from the East out to the West, and house them in the same city as a current CFL franchise – likely making use of university dorms in the process. I thought it would be fun to do my own mock version of how the CFL should pair teams up.

Potential Host Cities

Regina – Winnipeg – Calgary – Edmonton – BC

Travelling Teams

Ottawa – Montreal – Hamilton – Toronto

Pairing #1 – Winnipeg and Hamilton

Given how badly Winnipeg owned Hamilton in the 2020 Grey Cup, it only makes sense that they would follow up and adopt the Ticats for the 2021 season.

Pairing #2 – Saskatchewan and Ottawa

There is no love lost between these two fanbases, but pairing up the Roughriders with the team formerly known as the Rough Riders seems most appropriate.

Pairing #3 – Edmonton and Montreal

I don’t know why, but I’ve always had a serious dislike for 3 mascots in the CFL. Nanook, Punter and Blitz. I don’t know why, I just want to punch all of them in their mascot faces. House them all together, mostly to keep them away from me. (My understanding is Blitz is no longer on the sidelines in Montreal, but keep them away from me anyways, just in case he makes a comeback)

Pairing #4 – Calgary and Toronto

Bring the players to Calgary, charge them triple the rent and tell them the Calgary tower is actually the CN tower. Who’s going to know the difference?

I am sorry, BC fans – You guys will be stuck on the West coast all by yourselves. Maybe we can let you guys host the playoffs with your fancy indoor stadium and nice weather?

Comment and let me know who you would pair with whom, and why?



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