While the NFL has long been in a different stratosphere than it's northern cousin the CFL, you'd think that at least some people would prefer it, wouldn't you? And in the "some people" category you might expect to find one of Canada's flagship sports franchises, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Well, think again.
"It's going to be awesome. I'm pumped," Leafs goalie Andrew Raycroft said Wednesday before the team flew to Dallas. "I'm looking forward to getting out there.
"It's definitely an NFL room in here," Raycroft said after practice. "I think (Matt) Stajan is the only one who's got tickets for the Grey Cup. He's all fired up about that but he's really the only one."
"I'm NFL too," Belak said with a grin. "I mean, I want Saskatchewan to win," said Belak, who predicted a 20-17 Riders victory. "I don't even know who our starting quarterback is. I just know Kent Austin is the coach. And he's a good coach."There you have it. The NHL may be king in Canada, but the CFL's got a long way to go. But perhaps we already knew this. Tomorrow look for a select few in Dallas to be saying "Go Cowboys, eh!"