CFL has an entertainment problem

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Over recent evenings I have watched two games between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Edmonton Eskimos. The officials must have worn out their hip pockets dropping and picking up flags.

The CFL, which is otherwise a great and entertaining game no matter who is playing, showed its worst with flags being thrown on what seemed almost every second play, often ending up in a mini-meeting of officials which then ended up with a penalty being assessed, or a penalty being declined, or an announcement that the flag was thrown in error. Add the request for review flags coaches threw, and the automatic review mechanism at the end of each half and one ended up watching the officials more than the players. Something has to be done.

Dennis Hall - Saskatoon

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