It has been a trying week for the Canadian Football League.
We’ve learned that Grey Cup ticket sales are so bad that the Toronto Argonauts have slashed prices and are now trying to compensate the fans who already purchased tickets.
Tiger-Cats star Brandon Banks was handed a two game suspension for testing positive for a banned drug that is closely related to ecstasy.
And, oh ya, the CFL also admitted to screwing up a fumble call on a replay review during last week’s Ticats-Redblacks game.
As Vince Lombardi once famously said, “What the hell’s going on out here?”
Whether Banks knew he had ingested a banned substance remains a mystery, but it doesn’t look good on him or the team.
Video replay is never going to be perfect, but even a child could have seen that Greg Ellingson had control of the football before he fumbled against Hamilton last week.
And I don’t by Argos’ boss Michael Copeland’s excuse of a busy sports landscape in Toronto for low ticket sales to the Grey Cup at BMO Field.
He pointed to the World Cup of Hockey, NBA All-Star Game, the Raptors’ and Blue Jays’ playoff runs, and even the upcoming Word Junior Hockey tournament and Maple Leafs-Red Wings Centennial Classic.
The question is… why is the CFL and the Grey Cup last on that depth chart?