Wednesday, April 2, 2014

CFLPA shows really bad timing

From where I sit it looks like both the CFL and the CFLPA need to work on their timing...

Why is the latest CBA discussion starting against baseball's opening day?  The new President of the CFLPA is talking seriously about refusing to play, but not many others are talking about it because the focus is on baseball.  Out of most of the professional sports, CFL players are underpaid. Yes, they are still getting a lot of money, but no where near what their contemporaries in the NFL receive. So, in that aspect I agree, the CFLers should get an appropriate piece of the pie. The players say they won’t play under the current CBA. There are plenty of questions to ask about what happens next. However, who's bright idea was it to make all that public on Opening Day of MLB? They couldn't even sit on it until mid-week? Apparently not.  Naturally, the league came back with a muted reaction, but that still overlooks the horrible timing. Even in CFL crazy cities, this was anything but front page news. I'm well aware that this is all merely posturing and may amount to nothing. But posturing is done for attention, and if nobody is looking what's the point?

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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