If you're an NFL fan gearing up for the preseason, there's a small chance that you'll be watching Friday's contest between the Toronto Argonauts and B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League. If you're the owner of a professional sports team, and you're looking to own another professional sports team at the same time, your interest may run a bit higher.
That's because the Argos and Lions are owned by the same person: Senator David Braley. Braley, who also owned the Hamilton (Ontario) Tiger-Cats from 1989 through 1992, bought the British Columbia team in 1997, and became owner of the Toronto franchise early this year.
He has a great deal of pull in the league — he's been known as the CFL's "unseen benefactor" over a number of decades, and he served as interim commissioner of the league in 2003. It is said that nothing happens in the CFL without his knowledge.
And when his two teams face each other for the first time this week, Braley says that he won't be conflicted. "I'm looking toRead More »from Why 'Braley Bowl' means something in United States