The Canadian Football League (CFL) could exotic alternative, with its three low 12 players plus the field of movement and a conga line backfield, but offers the same action with nasty bone was the NFL American popular game.
are the eight teams in the league have been around 1958, and the Grey Cup - the Canadian equivalent of the Super Bowl - is for the 99th be contested this season.
Despite a rich history, the CFL has had limited exposure in the United States, and for the most part, remains a mystery to many Americans who are dedicated fans of the NFL.
But the CFL last year signed an agreement with the NFL Network to the games in the United States and the dispute over the network studied to add broadcast to fill a gap in programming as possible.
In terms of increasing exposure CFL (industrial action) may have some benefit, said Michael Copeland, the CFL officer of the holding of Reuters.
The NFL Network has 14 games of the CFL last season, especially on Friday evening and was able to increase this number to 18 or more this year, if not, the NFL season to see start on time.
the number of spectators were described as modest, but the real value of the CFL was the exposure he received in a market that produce most of the players in the league continues.
I do not think our expectations were so great, but they were reasonable since they have a new property, said Copeland. I think they were impressed by the quality of the product and I think both are looking for, where it could go.
One of the advantages is that nice a game show great recruiting tool was for us.
For decades, thousands of American players have their way north of the border, where he found the foundation for a brilliant career in the NFL.