Comment 58722

By Simon (registered) - website | Posted January 29, 2011 at 20:53:43 in reply to Comment 58717

I have heard this bizarre argument from other Tiger Cat cheerleaders like the Mayor.

To reiterate, I can accept that the TiCats, and by extension, other CFL teams are not sustainable.

Except for Saskatchewan, I can agree that they all rely on their owner's charity and public subsidy - and therefore contribute little to nothing in rent or actual capital to their host communities.

I also put as much value into the CFL as anyone. Hell - I was at one of the greatest TiCat games ever - Game 2 of the 1986 East final at Exhibition Stadium - were you?

However, the goal of spending over $100,000,000.00 on a stadium has somehow become solely about making the Tiger Cats sustainable - in other words profitable.

A performance based contract would simply provide the community some way of being compensated for the investment we are about to make.

If the TigerCats make money, we all make money. If they don't, well the taxpayers are on the hook anyway. Seems pretty fair to me.

To simply argue that all CFL cities are currently being screwed over by their teams, so they all should be screwed over forever is not rational....to say the least.

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