Will Toronto Get an NFL Team?

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Published: March 16, 2009


... seems to be the talk at hand lately.


The city has a long history of football. The Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League is the oldest professional sports team in North America. Founded in 1873, the Argos boosts more championships (next to the Montreal Canadiens) then any other sports team in Canada.  

Notable players such as Joe Thiesman, Doug Flutie, Raghib (Rocket) Ismail and, more recently, Ricky Williams have all donned an Argo uniform. So there is definitely a market for the sport.


Toronto considers itself to be a world-class city, and as such some think they deserve world-class football in the NFL. Some think of the CFL as a second-rate league whose players could not make the cut to the NFL. This may be true in some respects, but not true in others. Yes, the NFL has more talent but it is a different brand. 

The C...

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