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Suffer for a year, Khan says. Take a knee.
While other sports have begun to get their teams back together with the full intention of re-starting their games, the CFL remains in no-man’s land.
Like the defensive back caught flat-footed between press coverage and laying off, it’s not sure what to do until it gets an answer about the federal government cheque it’s asked for.
While it needs a boat load of green from the feds, a simple green light is all it needs from the provincial health department if it wants to use Winnipeg as a hub city.
Manitoba’s top doc doesn’t mind the idea one bit.
“Given our numbers, there’s a possibility that a plan that would meet public requirements could be put in place,” Dr. Brent Roussin said on Monday. “There could be benefits. We have to try to find ways to get back to the things that we enjoy doing.”
Roussin said he hasn’t seen a game plan from the CFL, yet.
If this ball is never snapped, there are those, including B.C. Lions owner David Braley, who have wondered out loud if the CFL can survive the loss of an entire season.
The two ex-Bombers don’t share that doomsday view.
“It’s ingrained in our fabric,” Khan, an Ottawa native, said. “It’s part of who we are as Canadians.”
Brown agrees, saying there’s too much invested in the game to see it dissolve.
“I don’t think anyone’s going to sell their stadium.”
Homegrown players may bail
Canadian content is the backbone of the CFL, and at least one former player isn’t sure it can take the hit of a lost season.
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