The Canadian Football League can learn something from what is taking place in the National Football League this week.
The CFL gets a bit of a blip for CFL free agency. A two-day frenzy and then it disappears.
Well the NFL and the NHL for that matter allow free agents to talk to teams a few days before they are allowed to sign contracts.
It has been a weekend of rumours and leaks and on Tuesday there were dozens of reports on where players are going. Tomorrow will be like Christmas for NFL fans as the players will officially sign with more news coming.
The CFL allowing players to negotiate beforehand allows managers, agents, players and media to drive some news before the actual news.
And you know everyone loves a good rumour.
Allow the rumour mill to churn a little longer and you’ll generate much more interest for the league in the middle of February.