DWinzit Posted November 24, 2007 Share Posted November 24, 2007 I sure hate to see the only NY team leave the state. However for one or two games a season it could be a good thing for their revenues, fan base and the NFL. It also might postpone any silly ideas of expanding league again.:doh: TORONTO THINKS THE BILLS ARE COMING by Michael David Smith Stephen Brunt of the Toronto-based Globe and Mail reports that Canadian Football League Commissioner Mark Cohon is working on "the beginning of a strategy for co-existence" with the NFL, which increasingly looks like it wants to establish more of a presence in Toronto. According to Brunt, Cohon is the first CFL commissioner ever to acknowledge the possibility of the NFL playing in Toronto. "You have an owner in Ralph Wilson in Buffalo who has said, 'When I die, my estate will sell the franchise,' " Cohon said. "You have the Bills interested in marking Toronto as part of their territory. ... So I think there are all of these things lining up that indicate it could happen. I'm not sticking my head in the sand. That would be the worst thing for the CFL commissioner to do. So I think there's a real potential." Brunt writes that the Bills are "coming to Toronto to play two games a year starting next fall," but no definitive plans along those lines have been announced. NFL officials and Bills owner Ralph Wilson have, however, expressed an interest in seeing the Bills play home games in Toronto, which is about 100 miles from Buffalo. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said that Wilson's proposal to play one home game per season in Toronto for the next five years has been met with general acceptance from Wilson's fellow owners. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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