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Title: Mexican draft
Post by: theaardvark on January 11, 2019, 08:35:12 PM
So, before it even starts, its over...

First there were going to be 50+ Mexican players in a combine, and the CFL teams would draft one player each.  Then it went to 2 rounds, and then an indeterminate number of rounds..

Now Sunderland and Maas have decided that its not worth going, and then word is other GMs are also considering skipping the combine. 


CFL News @CFL_News
The Eskimos? top brass isn?t going at all. Neither general manager Brock Sunderland nor head coach Jason Maas will be among the Eskimos representatives in Mexico. - @GerryModdejonge #CFL #Esks


Arash Madani @ArashMadani
Brock Sunderland nails it here. Not only is Edmonton's GM (and also Jason Maas) not going to this league-mandated "combine" in Mexico, but I'm told more #CFL GMs watched tape of the players that will be working out next week and decided not to waste their time by making the trip.


Waste of time, and maybe a waste of front office SMS cap.... not sure what expenses count or don't count...


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: kkc60 on January 11, 2019, 09:10:37 PM
So, before it even starts, its over...

First there were going to be 50+ Mexican players in a combine, and the CFL teams would draft one player each.  Then it went to 2 rounds, and then an indeterminate number of rounds..

Now Sunderland and Maas have decided that its not worth going, and then word is other GMs are also considering skipping the combine. 


CFL News @CFL_News
The Eskimos? top brass isn?t going at all. Neither general manager Brock Sunderland nor head coach Jason Maas will be among the Eskimos representatives in Mexico. - @GerryModdejonge #CFL #Esks


Arash Madani @ArashMadani
Brock Sunderland nails it here. Not only is Edmonton's GM (and also Jason Maas) not going to this league-mandated "combine" in Mexico, but I'm told more #CFL GMs watched tape of the players that will be working out next week and decided not to waste their time by making the trip.


Waste of time, and maybe a waste of front office SMS cap.... not sure what expenses count or don't count...
I can see it being similar to what the NFL has done with European players. I believe one division had a mini draft in which each team took a European player who, if they didnt make the roster, got a PR spot as the "11th man"


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 12, 2019, 04:55:27 PM
So, before it even starts, its over...

First there were going to be 50+ Mexican players in a combine, and the CFL teams would draft one player each.  Then it went to 2 rounds, and then an indeterminate number of rounds..

Now Sunderland and Maas have decided that its not worth going, and then word is other GMs are also considering skipping the combine. 


CFL News @CFL_News
The Eskimos? top brass isn?t going at all. Neither general manager Brock Sunderland nor head coach Jason Maas will be among the Eskimos representatives in Mexico. - @GerryModdejonge #CFL #Esks


Arash Madani @ArashMadani
Brock Sunderland nails it here. Not only is Edmonton's GM (and also Jason Maas) not going to this league-mandated "combine" in Mexico, but I'm told more #CFL GMs watched tape of the players that will be working out next week and decided not to waste their time by making the trip.


Waste of time, and maybe a waste of front office SMS cap.... not sure what expenses count or don't count...

The Esks. organization has a history of defiance, I think it's fine to make the decision not to go if they perceive it will not be worth their time but to come out with a public announcement a few days after league meetings disparaging the plan and the league is classless.  The Esk. organization is like the morons that sit at the back of the class mocking the teacher.

The following article offers a counterpoint.

https://www.cjme.com/2019/01/11/regina-rams-coach-thinks-mexico-could-provide-good-talent-to-cfl/


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Curling4Me on January 12, 2019, 07:35:32 PM
Does anyone know when this draft is happening? Or where we pick? I know it this weekend but can?t find much info on it.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: kkc60 on January 12, 2019, 08:45:21 PM
Does anyone know when this draft is happening? Or where we pick? I know it this weekend but can?t find much info on it.
I believe it will be via lottery. I believe combine Sunday draft monday


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: 66 Chevelle on January 12, 2019, 11:05:12 PM
I had no clue that football, the kind with the ball with pointy ends, was played in Mexico, at any level... I didn't think there was grass in Mexico either, lol...  would make for some pretty drab looking fields..  ;D


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Knocker42 on January 12, 2019, 11:53:24 PM
I'd bet there are some people in USA who are not aware that football is played in Canada and in some European countries.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: theaardvark on January 13, 2019, 07:35:47 AM
Still no comment about a keg of Corona?


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: SSC on January 13, 2019, 04:50:41 PM
Still no comment about a keg of Corona?

I think Ambrosie must have been hitting the Cuervo Gold pretty hard to come up with this one.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: TBURGESS on January 13, 2019, 06:25:52 PM
I think it's just an excuse to go to Mexico in January for a week.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: The Zipp on January 13, 2019, 08:02:50 PM
From Dave Naylor:


Consensus from taking to CFL coaches and GM?s here in Mexico City: Of 50 players here, a half-dozen would not look out of place in a CFL camp, another dozen could be developed into camp-worthy players, and roughly 30 have no pro potential. #CFL


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: RebusRankin on January 13, 2019, 08:23:18 PM
Guys just think what will happen if we draft and sign one of those six. When we go down to Mexico, we'll see tons of Bomber gear and the locals will boo those wearing Rider gear.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: The Zipp on January 13, 2019, 10:36:26 PM
Thoughts from bob Irving:


I?ve been skeptical about Randy Ambrosie?s Mexican plan. Now we hear only 6 players at the Mexican combine wouldn?t ?look out of place? at a CFL camp. Once again raising my skepticism about the entire point of this unusual excercise. Isn?t there enough work to do at home??


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: The Zipp on January 14, 2019, 12:56:57 AM
Here is the order for the three rounds of the CFL?s Mexican draft on Monday. It was based on a weighted lottery.

1 Edmonton
2 Ottawa
3 Montreal
4 Toronto
5 Hamilton
6 Sk
7 BC
8 Wpg
9 Calgary


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on January 14, 2019, 01:22:50 PM
Once you get past the first couple rounds of the Canadian draft (and especially if you exclude NCAA-trained nationals) the vast majority of those players don't look good in a pro camp either. It's pretty common to see half to two thirds of new draft picks released after training camp. Sounds like there's just not that midrange or development talent that perhaps the CIS has. If the Eskimos can't even be bothered to attend, can we trade them a 7th rounder in the Canadian draft for the first in the Mexican?


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: blue_gold_84 on January 14, 2019, 01:25:48 PM
From Dave Naylor:


Consensus from taking to CFL coaches and GM?s here in Mexico City: Of 50 players here, a half-dozen would not look out of place in a CFL camp, another dozen could be developed into camp-worthy players, and roughly 30 have no pro potential. #CFL

What a colossal waste of time.

Sidenote: I read the title of the thread and can't help but think of beer. ;D


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: theaardvark on January 14, 2019, 02:29:32 PM
So, can we trade up for Edm's first overall? ;)   Maybe the rights to DD?

Sucks that there are 6 players worth drafting, and Edm will be skipping theirs and we pick 8th...


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: bluengold204 on January 14, 2019, 02:35:41 PM
So, can we trade up for Edm's first overall? ;)   Maybe the rights to DD?

Sucks that there are 6 players worth drafting, and Edm will be skipping theirs and we pick 8th...

I really doubt we are gonna be missing out on anything


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: the paw on January 14, 2019, 02:57:45 PM
What a colossal waste of time.

Sidenote: I read the title of the thread and can't help but think of beer. ;D

Certainly there is nothing in it in the short term.  I don't think even the half dozen players are going to have much luck competing against NCAA Americans for a roster spot, and it would be a disaster to tweak the ratio to accommodate them.  And while in theory, the Mexican league could offer a post-university opportunity for USports guys to keep developing, in reality the supply and demand for Canadian players is pretty well balanced.  Across the league, practice rosters are littered with Canadians who are long shots to develop into roster players and just don't have the measurables.  Even if a kid went to the Mexican league for a year or two, he is probably only improving his game to the level where he can make a practice roster or compete for the 44th roster spot.

Having said that, if this partnership can interest the Mexican viewing public in following our league, that is definitely worth doing.  Streaming revenues are going to become more important to the league's financial health, not less.  I'm just not sure what he mechanism is. 


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Mike on January 14, 2019, 04:12:35 PM
This whole thing is a farce. That is all.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: theaardvark on January 14, 2019, 04:45:16 PM
Looks like no one traded up to get their guy...  and surprisingly, EDM made picks, although I feel sorry for thier picks as I do not beleive they will even get a chance to try out...

ROUND 1
OVERALL    CFL TEAM    PLAYER    POSITION    TEAM
1    EDM    Diego Jair Viamontes Cotera    WR    Mayas
2    OTT    Jos? Carlos Maltos Diaz    K    Fundidores
3    MTL    Enrique Gerardo Yenny Romero    K    Borregos ITESM Tol
4    TOR    Uriel Mart?nez Bernal    DE    Tigres UANL
5    HAM    Jos? Humberto Noriega Montiel    WR    Artilleros
6    SSK    Rene Francisco Brassea Valenzuela    OL    Fundidores
7    BC    Octavio No? Gonzalez Chapa    DL    Fundidores
8    WPG    Sergio Shiaffino P?rez    DB    Dinos
9    CGY    Andres Salgado G?mez    WR    Condors

ROUND 2
OVERALL    CFL TEAM    PLAYER    POSITION    TEAM
10    EDM    Daniel Carrete Landeros    LB    Dinos
11    OTT    Guillermo Alberto Villalobos Zanabria    WR    Mexicas
12    MTL    Diego Rojas Kuhlmann    OL    Borregos ITESM Tol
13    TOR    Jose David Casarrubias Santiago    DE    Leones UAMN
14    HAM    Omar Alejandro Cojolum Delgado    RB    Mayas
15    SSK    Carlos Sebasti?n Olvera Rivas    WR    Aztecas UDLAP
16    BC    Fernando Richarte Martinez    WR    Dinos
17    WPG    Eduardo Manuel Hern?ndez Reyes    S    Aztecas UDLAP
18    CGY    Oscar Hugo Silva Reta    K    Dinos

ROUND 3
OVERALL    CFL TEAM    PLAYER    POSITION    TEAM
19    EDM    Jose Alfonsin Romero    DB    Artilleros
20    OTT    Maximiliano Soto Esquer    DE    Borregos ITESM Mty
21    MTL    Juan Manuel M?rquez Tamayo    CB    Aztecas UDLAP
22    TOR    Chistian Alejandro Hern?ndez Delgado    LB    Fundidores
23    HAM    Luis Humberto L?pez Tinoco    RB    Condors
24    SSK    Francisco Javier Garc?a Ram?rez    CB    Fundidores
25    BC    Gerardo Elias Alvarez Ovalle    WR    Dinos
26    WPG    Gabriel Amavizca Ortiz    K    Lobos BUAP
27    CGY    Guillermo Cald?ron Leal    DL    Aztecas UDLAP


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: theaardvark on January 14, 2019, 04:55:40 PM
This whole thing is a farce. That is all.

As a marketing ploy, it is a lot cheaper than a US expansion, and who knows if it can open up a market for viewers that don't want to watch football from "over the wall", but rather from a friendly trading partner...


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Sec223 on January 14, 2019, 05:05:23 PM
I was thinking they would a have a ton of kickers ?


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Blue In BC on January 14, 2019, 05:35:56 PM
Will these players be considered Imports?


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Jesse on January 14, 2019, 05:42:22 PM
Will these players be considered Imports?

I feel like this has not been explicitly stated yet. Even GMs seem confused about what the implications will be.

I don't really have a huge problem with this Mexican expansion. Most seem incredibly opposed and I see no harm in trying to expand the market. However, it seems like this has been rushed in before certain things have been decided. All of these things should have been planned out beforehand and there's no way that is the case.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Blue In BC on January 14, 2019, 05:46:37 PM
Well every player regardless of nationality status has to beat out another player to make the roster. In that sense it doesn't really matter.

It would be counter productive to label them as nationals if they don't fit the normal test in the CFLPA. Certainly don't want a 3rd category to get them on rosters.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: theaardvark on January 14, 2019, 05:52:15 PM
It will be interesting to see if it ends up being an 11th PR development spot, which negates the need for a draft / protected players...

Maybe a 55th player spot with a 53 man AR...  both additional spots protected for non nat/int player (looking forward at the fact they are planning a similar tactic for Germany next year...)  Maybe changing the definition of Int to American. 

Regardless, it soundbites talking about CFL in the offseason, focusing on new directions and development.  If one or two of the drafted players hit the field, it will garner eyeballs south of the borders.  (There are also a lot of Mexicans who live in the USA and watch ESPN...)


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 14, 2019, 06:21:18 PM
I don?t get it!

What a waste of all energy towards this.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Curling4Me on January 14, 2019, 06:32:15 PM
Do we know which 6 are the magic 6. Or the 18 who could be in camps?


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Horseman on January 14, 2019, 07:06:18 PM
Of the first three overall selections, two are kickers, enough said about the talent level based on that alone. Everyone knows kickers aren't real football players.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 14, 2019, 07:07:05 PM
Phase two of the worldwide roll-out being planned.


David William Naylor

@TSNDaveNaylor
 The CFL is strongly considering holding another international combine during the current off-season, this time in Germany. There?s a lot still to be determined about this international strategy but it is definitely happening. #CFL

95
4:18 PM - Jan 13, 2019


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: blue_or_die on January 14, 2019, 07:20:26 PM
Will these players be considered Imports?

Perhaps a special, new designation?

Each team will have a "Designated Mexian" (DM).

 :D


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Blue In BC on January 14, 2019, 07:32:42 PM
Perhaps a special, new designation?

Each team will have a "Designated Mexian" (DM).

 :D

Designated " Corona " supplier.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on January 14, 2019, 08:31:33 PM
I can report that of the three players we drafted, the team with the coolest (possibly only?) website is Aztecas UDLAP. https://fba.udlap.mx/

They got some cool green glow stuff going on.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: 66 Chevelle on January 14, 2019, 08:51:25 PM
I don't think that going to countries that really don't play the game, and that another sport is by far away the most popular, and that this other sport is probably considered 'the world's sport' (soccer), I would think it would be tough to find interest, let alone players... plus, Canada borders a country that has an abundance of quality players looking for opportunity... or, is it that the CFL is concerned that this pool may dwindle in the near future?


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: M.O.A.B. on January 14, 2019, 08:55:11 PM
https://fba.udlap.mx/acerca-de/coaches/

Head Couch Eric L. Fisher  ;D


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on January 14, 2019, 09:08:22 PM
I don't think that going to countries that really don't play the game, and that another sport is by far away the most popular, and that this other sport is probably considered 'the world's sport' (soccer), I would think it would be tough to find interest, let alone players... plus, Canada borders a country that has an abundance of quality players looking for opportunity... or, is it that the CFL is concerned that this pool may dwindle in the near future?

I don't think it's a talent intake thing. If we were ever in that situation we would just pull back the ratio a little bit and the pipeline of American talent is there. It's all about trying to grow interest in the CFL internationally. This draft is a bit of an extreme step, but it probably is a competitive advantage that the bigger leagues can't/wouldn't do. In that way it makes sense. The NFL recognizes and pursues markets outside the US. The NHL, MLB and NBA all do too. Obviously, soccer is a global sport. Selling "Canadian" football to Mexico might be easier than "American" football right about now too. There's no harm and only possible upsides. It's definitely a long term play but even a modest international following would make a significant difference to modest CFL bottom lines.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: theaardvark on January 14, 2019, 09:52:38 PM
Bombers say they are bringing everyone to camp...  guessing they will be considered non-counters....

Sounds like a German combine could happen this year still... can't imagine there are as many players coming from that, 2 rounds maybe?  Smaller population base than Mexico, with fewer ties to Gridiron Football...   

Guessing a few extra miles of air travel worth the upside of increasing viewership.  With the interweb, maybe with enough need the CFL can start its own streaming network, for outside Canada and US, because the revenue stream would be a lot smaller than the current TSN / ESPN contracts no doubt...


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: 66 Chevelle on January 14, 2019, 10:04:25 PM
I don't think it's a talent intake thing. If we were ever in that situation we would just pull back the ratio a little bit and the pipeline of American talent is there. It's all about trying to grow interest in the CFL internationally. This draft is a bit of an extreme step, but it probably is a competitive advantage that the bigger leagues can't/wouldn't do. In that way it makes sense. The NFL recognizes and pursues markets outside the US. The NHL, MLB and NBA all do too. Obviously, soccer is a global sport. Selling "Canadian" football to Mexico might be easier than "American" football right about now too. There's no harm and only possible upsides. It's definitely a long term play but even a modest international following would make a significant difference to modest CFL bottom lines.

NASCAR essentially did the same thing in order to try and grow their market and interest outside of the US... They created diversity program that was actually pretty successful and recruited potential drivers of nationalities other than US, as well as scheduled races in Mexico...

but you would think that given the fact that the absolute largest pool of potential new fans is sharing a border with Canada that they would maybe start there... you see absolutely zero marketing of the CFL in the states, ESPN doesn't even show highlights or scores of CFL games... isn't TSN basically an extenstion of, or even possibly owned by ESPN?


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: gobombersgo on January 14, 2019, 11:35:38 PM
So, can we trade up for Edm's first overall? ;)   Maybe the rights to DD?

Sucks that there are 6 players worth drafting, and Edm will be skipping theirs and we pick 8th...

Their GM and head coach may not have been there but the Esks did have representation:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwzOED4UUAAs1Cb.jpg)


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: kkc60 on January 14, 2019, 11:36:14 PM
I feel like this has not been explicitly stated yet. Even GMs seem confused about what the implications will be.

I don't really have a huge problem with this Mexican expansion. Most seem incredibly opposed and I see no harm in trying to expand the market. However, it seems like this has been rushed in before certain things have been decided. All of these things should have been planned out beforehand and there's no way that is the case.
I wish there were more details known. But frankly I found this draft interesting. I wish all the men taken good luck. At the worst, it was something interesting during a quiet time of the year


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: 3rdand1.5 on January 14, 2019, 11:48:13 PM
Mexico being so high on soccer I figured that more kickers may have been picked early....yes a different sport but ...
At the end of the day if this helps with viewership great. I too question the Us thing as Chevy mentioned, is there some form of tv big cable reason not to try and expand the CFL image south of our border?


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: gobombersgo on January 14, 2019, 11:53:56 PM
Bombers say they are bringing everyone to camp...  guessing they will be considered non-counters....

Sounds like a German combine could happen this year still... can't imagine there are as many players coming from that, 2 rounds maybe?  Smaller population base than Mexico, with fewer ties to Gridiron Football...   

Guessing a few extra miles of air travel worth the upside of increasing viewership.  With the interweb, maybe with enough need the CFL can start its own streaming network, for outside Canada and US, because the revenue stream would be a lot smaller than the current TSN / ESPN contracts no doubt...
Wrong


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Knocker42 on January 15, 2019, 12:04:01 AM
There is a report saying that CFL has extended its contract with ESPN to show at least 20 games on either ESPN or ESPN2 and at least 65 games on ESPN+.  No financial details were available so I guess that means no big cash influx.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: blue_gold_84 on January 15, 2019, 12:37:19 AM
...isn't TSN basically an extenstion of, or even possibly owned by ESPN?

No. TSN is owned by Bell Canada, which is more commonly referred to as Bell Media. I'm pretty sure ESPN has a minority share in TSN, though. The two are essentially broadcast partners and share content in their respective countries.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 15, 2019, 02:32:21 AM
I don't think that going to countries that really don't play the game, and that another sport is by far away the most popular, and that this other sport is probably considered 'the world's sport' (soccer), I would think it would be tough to find interest, let alone players... plus, Canada borders a country that has an abundance of quality players looking for opportunity... or, is it that the CFL is concerned that this pool may dwindle in the near future?

Because of the huge population difference it would not be all that surprising if Mexico actually has a higher enrolment in football than Canada.

Here are a few interesting facts mined from just one article.

https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2018/09/12/football-not-just-futbol-is-taking-root-in-mexico-especially-along-the-border/

-An ESPN report two years ago called American football the second most popular sport in northern Mexico, trailing only soccer, known as ?f?tbol? in Mexico. Other reports rank American football as the sixth most popular sport in the entire country.

-Early this year, the NCAA, which governs collegiate play in the United States, cleared the way for Mexican college programs to begin applying for admission to play in its Division II. Schools must meet NCAA standards for facilities and staff to be approved.

-As for youth football, Arturo Olive, director of the NFL office in Mexico, told the Associated Press the NFL sponsors 6,500 youth football programs in 27 Mexican states, including the Federal District that encompasses Mexico City. That was two years ago, and it already was a significant leap from the 120 youth teams playing in six Mexican states eight years earlier.

-There is a growing number of fans in Mexico, too. A Global World Index study in 2015 estimated that there are nearly 24 million NFL fans in Mexico, the second-most behind the U.S. and more than triple the number of fans in Canada beyond the U.S. northern border.

Furthermore, FiveThirtyEight estimated in 2014 that the number of NFL fans in the Mexico City area ? with a population of more than 20 million people ? was higher than 20 NFL markets, including Phoenix.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: 66 Chevelle on January 15, 2019, 03:06:11 AM
thanks for the link... I had no idea, lol...


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: GCn18 on January 15, 2019, 05:32:29 PM
I don't understand why some people are so short sighted on this initiative. While it is highly unlikely any quality players will emerge in the next few years, partnering with other leagues as CFL feeder leagues is exactly what the CFL needs to do. This will have benefits 7 or 8 years down the road when undrafted CIS late bloomers are able to refine their craft in a feeder league at no cost to the CFL and potentially make the jump to the CFL without needing as much polishing.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: blue newt on January 15, 2019, 08:45:43 PM
I'm all for this.  As others noted, this isn't a short-term plan.  Yes, in the short term we may not get a lot of great players out of it.  But if Mexican athletes see professional football as something within reach for them, more people may take up the sport and funding for the sport down south may increase.  It can't be understated that if people see a promising opportunity in something, they'll push that much harder.  Just may take some years to see the pay off. 

And, as we add Mexican players to our rosters, so too does the viewership increase.

For people asking why we don't do more in the States...does nobody remember that we tried that?  It failed miserably and continues to be the butt of jokes. 

If other countries are keen to be involved in our game, I say we welcome them in.  More viewers, and potentially more skilled players in the future.  Win-win.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: theaardvark on January 15, 2019, 09:53:20 PM
The biggest question is how the truly "International" players will be handled.  Whereas American Int's come in fully trained pretty well, and Nats need time to mature, these true Ints are going to need even more "seasoning".  So having them around in training mode is going to be a drain on SMS and roster spots.  Which we do for Nats because of ratio.  Why would any team do it for Mexican or German players under the current rules?

As much as it is cool that Ambroise is spearheading this, without anything more than having a draft to tell us the whats and whys of it, it's not even a good stunt...


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: 1chad on January 16, 2019, 02:00:03 PM
Biggest question mark surrounds whether they are designated as National or International players.  Huge ratio implications if National.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Jesse on January 16, 2019, 06:01:32 PM
Biggest question mark surrounds whether they are designated as National or International players.  Huge ratio implications if National.
.

They have to create an international spot. This isn't just a Mexico thing. They're talking about Germany next. The only way it works is if you have players from these countries on your team. And given reactions from people like the Edmonton team, the only way that happens is if you mandate it.


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: ModAdmin on January 19, 2019, 06:07:08 AM
CFL Headlines
‏ @CFL_Headlines
18m18 minutes ago

CFL commissioner has plans to take league to Europe: The CFL commissioner said Friday he?ll be meeting football officials from Germany later this month to discuss the possibility of Canadian and German players suiting up in the respective? http://dlvr.it/Qx1MQx  via @cbcsports


Title: Re: Mexican draft
Post by: Waffler on January 19, 2019, 02:25:13 PM
CFL Headlines
‏ @CFL_Headlines
18m18 minutes ago

CFL commissioner has plans to take league to Europe: The CFL commissioner said Friday he?ll be meeting football officials from Germany later this month to discuss the possibility of Canadian and German players suiting up in the respective? http://dlvr.it/Qx1MQx  via @cbcsports

Yes, in the article Ambrosie's international motives are explained.

"I'm bound and determined to build an opportunity to create ways for more of our players to play the game," said Ambrosie, who is in Montreal for the league's medical meetings. "I think it's going to be more interesting for a high school football athlete to pursue the next level of football if there's more beyond that level than just a shot at the CFL.

"I want to create excitement amongst our college, junior and high school kids. Far too many of our college and junior guys when they finish their college or junior eligibility and if they don't make it in the CFL, that's it and I think that's a tragedy for so many guys who love the game."