CFL Week wrapped up over the weekend and while it remains to be seen how the league feels about Winnipeg’s job compared to year one in Saskatchewan, there are other teams interested in hosting this event in 2019. That is if there is an event in 2019.
CFL Week will be a good indicator of where the negotiations are with the CFL Players Association on a Collective Bargaining Agreement that expires next May.
There has been a story this off-season that the league has told teams not to pay out or offer bonuses next off-season before the CBA expires.
This past week 53 of the top stars arrived for photos, interviews, autographs, all in spirit to grow the game. Will they be so willing to leave their families next year if bonuses aren’t being paid or if negotiations aren’t moving to the speed in which the union believes they should?
The union started last week filing a grievance on player safety. Could they use CFL Week next year as a major play in negotiations?
I wouldn’t blame them if they did.