Well, we don’t have the Teacher’s Pension Plan to kick around anymore. The big bad media giants, Bell and Rogers have married and bought MLSE. Now what does this mean for our little TFC? I am hoping for either benign neglect or selling off the team, but not holding my breath for either. Bizarre billionaires are rare in Canada. I could get enthused about Belinda Stronach becoming owner of TFC, but that is just me. Maybe the increased role of Larry Tanenbaum is the silver lining to the deal?
Face it, this is a hockey thing and TFC is the afterthought to the afterthought (Raptors). I think that the Rogers side of the ownership will be baseball occupied all summer long and the BCE side will be hockey, hockey, hockey all year round. If CBC manages to lose HNIC to TSN can you imagine how hockey obsessed that sports channel will get? TSN would rather cover zamboni races than anything soccer related.
So perhaps it is a dream that being owned by media giants will lead to better coverage of TFC. I can have my dreams….