While everyone’s attention is focused on the Olympics in Sochi Russia, our friends who would rather have American football in Canada than have Canadian football in Canada are at it again.
Here is a promotion to fill out a survey that was sent to a Toronto-based friend of mine. You’ll note the focus of the survey is trying to find support for the idea of the NFL in Toronto, as if Toronto was not part of Canada. This survey does not want to know if sports fans in Quebec or Saskatchewan want to see the NFL in Canada. They know the answer from those parts of the country would not be supportive of the goal of replacing three down football with four down football in Canada.
If anyone knows more about this survey, such as who commissioned it, please let me know. All I know is what this cover letter says. Not surprisingly the organizers of this survey did not send me an invitation to participate. ;-)
From: Custom Intercept Solutions
Sent: February-12-14 11:39 AM
Subject: Greater Toronto NFL Franchise and Stadium Survey
NOTE: This is a reminder email requesting your participation in an NFL franchise and stadium survey. If you have already completed the survey, please disregard this reminder and thank you for your participation.
Dear Greater Toronto Corporate Member:
We are writing to you as a valued member of the Greater Toronto corporate community seeking your feedback as we consider the potential of an NFL franchise and stadium in Greater Toronto.
CSL International, a sports facility planning and advisory firm located in Plano, Texas, is currently conducting a market study to determine the potential support for an NFL franchise and stadium in Greater Toronto.
As part of the study efforts, your participation in this survey is very important to us so that informed decisions can be made regarding a potential new stadium that will meet the needs and desires of the Greater Toronto community (survey instructions provided below).
Greater Toronto has served as the host of a number of NFL games since 2008, and continues to be at the forefront of potential relocation markets as the NFL considers a move towards a more globalized league. At this point no decisions have been made regarding the future of the NFL in Toronto. We are, however, actively assessing the potential of Greater Toronto to serve as the home of an NFL franchise and stadium, while paying particular attention to providing a unique and exciting experience for fans and the corporate community alike.
As an important member of the Greater Toronto corporate community, your opinion is valuable. Please click on the link below to access the Toronto NFL survey.
CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS IMPORTANT SURVEY AND AS A BONUS, YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING TO RECEIVE $1,000 CASH UPON COMPLETION OF THE SURVEY!