April 12, 2006

Renegades Up for Grabs: Being more than a bit disheartened at the CFL's cancellation of the Ottawa Renegade's season, I'm hoping there are at least a few CFL fans in the SpoFi circle as curious as I am to see how the whole dispersal draft plays out.

posted by Spitztengle to football at 03:05 PM - 8 comments

You saw my Glieberman joke in the Loria thread, didn't you, and said "ah-ha! Time for a CFL thread!" I'm morbidly fascinated by this whole process. Still kind of can't believe it's actually happening.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 03:14 PM on April 12, 2006

I didn't hear about this! This sucks! I'm not exactly shocked, but -- damn.

posted by chicobangs at 03:33 PM on April 12, 2006

i can't believe the cfl allowed the glib's to own a team again..i was livin in ottawa when they bought the roughriders the first time around,then, allowed them to move it to louisiana..then tank it..idiots...lonnie was famous in ottawa for chasin the cheerleaders,of course,the girls snubbed him..good grrls..lol!! scam me once,shame on you..scam me twice,shame on me...

posted by ktown at 07:10 PM on April 12, 2006

first off...they owned the ROUGH RIDERS....the roughriders are and always have been located in saskatchewan. they did not move the team to shreveport. they were sold an expansion franchise in the ill fated USA experiment. that being said.....the gliebermans were the only choice the cfl had when they were sold the team a year and a half ago. no one else would pony up the money. ya gotta give them credit....at least the gliebs. always have paid their bills, unlike a lot of owners of Cfl teams over the years. nelson skalbania anyone????

posted by tommybiden at 09:08 PM on April 12, 2006

I didn't know that guy who played the "Greatest American Hero" was commissioner of the CFL!

posted by texoma-slim at 09:51 PM on April 12, 2006

It's always kinda touch and go somewhere in the CFL. Can't say I'm super surprised.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:53 PM on April 12, 2006

ahh there was 2 roughrider franchises in the cfl...the glibs did move it,then killed it,then a year an a half ago bought the rights to a team in ottawa..the fans picked the name renegades..the glib's lose money,because lonie is running the team,so daddy tells lonie,you can't manage nuthin, let alone, get laid...shuts down the team,skips out of town,leaving the cfl with a debt ridden franchise..pisses off the fans,and the media,who paid for broadcasting rights,plus the other owners of the cfl.. who now have to pay the debts....lovely lil soap opera,don't ya think?

posted by ktown at 08:15 AM on April 13, 2006

It's especially bad this time around because the re-establishment of the Rough Riders, er, Renegades, was hoped to be the beginning of a new period of stability that I think people thought would end up establishing at least one more team in Quebec City and possibly two, adding Halifax to the mix. The province of Quebec has become football mad in the past 5 years since the Als came back and with the wild popularity of CIAU football at Laval and at the U of Montreal. As usual, though, the CFL made the quick decision not the good decision based on what they hoped might happen, not what should have been predicted.

posted by mikelbyl at 10:07 AM on April 13, 2006

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