Canadian Football League: Better Than the NFL?

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Canadian Football League: Better Than the NFL?
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Which league is better, the CFL or the NFL?

This is a question that has perplexed football fans north of the 49th Parallel since the dawn of time, or so it seems.

With the Canadian Football League season approaching the mid-way point and the National Football League season about to begin, now seems like a good time to tackle this age-old debate.

I have long maintained that the CFL is a superior sport played with inferior players. The smaller market and pay cheques have always kept top level talent away from the CFL and this means that the best of the best rarely put in time north of the border.

There have been a few notables who have spent time in the CFL and then made a successful jump to the NFL, however—Joe Theismann, Warren Moon, "Rocket" Ismael, Doug Flutie, and Jeff Garcia all established themselves as quality players in the CFL before moving south for the big bucks.

Now I know that plenty of people will disagree with my point of view, some vehemently. That's fine and I welcome your thoughts. But here are some of the elements of the CFL game that, in my humble opinion, make it better than NFL football.


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