"Our focus will be in two places from here onward. One is to build up the game itself and all the festival events around it. Two is to build up the Argonauts as the home team for this game in Moncton.The obvious snark: would that be for one game, or permanently?
"I think part of it will be the presence of the Argonauts in the community. Our hope is to have a number of their team officials and players come to Moncton over the next few months. They've stated that their goal is to be adopted as Moncton's home team."
Events in the pro game affect CIS football. This is just a fun idea, but if you accept that the NFL putting a team in Toronto is just a matter of when, then one could envision the league focusing on having one strong Southern Ontario franchise and working toward the creating a truly coast-to-coast 10-team league. Put a team in the Maritimes, revive Ottawa and look at Saskatoon. Again, just a suggestion.
Also, another modest proposal: The U de Moncton starts an AUS football program.
Toronto will meet Edmonton in CFL game on Sept. 26 in Moncton (Neil Hodge, Moncton Times & Transcript)