CFL confirms end of talks about Ottaw...

CFL confirms end of talks about Ottawa return with Palmer

There are 4 comments on the The Globe and Mail story from May 15, 2007, titled CFL confirms end of talks about Ottawa return with Palmer. In it, The Globe and Mail reports that:

“Several parties have recently expressed strong interest regarding a franchise for Ottawa, and we have decided to concentrate our efforts on these new opportunities”

The league had spent the past several months negotiating with a group led by Bill Palmer, a former CFL player who heads a group of investors primarily in the U.S., but announced Tuesday that talks were off. via The Globe and Mail

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Richard TO

Dallas, TX

#1 May 16, 2007
A new professional football league is needed in Canada because it is clear that CFL does not work in Ottawa. A new eight team league, with a team in Ottawa, is needed in Canada. In the East, we have teams in Ottawa, Montreal, Hamilton and Winnipeg. In the West, we have teams in Regina, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

A new professional football league is needed in Canada because the CFL Board of Governors have no clue of how to run a professional sports league.
Canadian Football Fan

Peterborough, Canada

#2 May 29, 2007
Richard TO wrote:
A new professional football league is needed in Canada because it is clear that CFL does not work in Ottawa. A new eight team league, with a team in Ottawa, is needed in Canada. In the East, we have teams in Ottawa, Montreal, Hamilton and Winnipeg. In the West, we have teams in Regina, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.
A new professional football league is needed in Canada because the CFL Board of Governors have no clue of how to run a professional sports league.
There is 8 teams already, you forgot to mention Toronto, Canada's largest city. Ottawa needs a willing owner, and until that happens they can't just be given a team. The fans are tired of bad owners who don't or can't spend money to build a half-decent team.
Richard TO

Dallas, TX

#3 Jun 21, 2007
Canadian Football Fan wrote:
<quoted text>There is 8 teams already, you forgot to mention Toronto, Canada's largest city. Ottawa needs a willing owner, and until that happens they can't just be given a team. The fans are tired of bad owners who don't or can't spend money to build a half-decent team.
I said a new professional football league in Canada, not the Canadian Football League. Toronto does not deserve a National Football League team. Toronto probably does not deserve a Canadian Football League team. Maybe the owners of the Canadian Football League team in Toronto should move to Ottawa and see what will happen to them.
Robert from San Leandro

United States

#4 Jun 27, 2007
There is no team in Ottawa because there is no owner for a team in Ottawa and it's barely adequate stadium.

If they really wanted a team there, there could be a community owned one, but apparently nobody can organize that.

Saying "A new professional football league is needed in Canada because it is clear that CFL does not work in Ottawa" is a ridiculous statement. Attendance and interest in the CFL has never been better and optimism (your continual carping and negativity aside) is very high.

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