Argos, Stampeders voted in favour of four downs at CFL league meetings in Toronto: report

Photo courtesy: Arash Madani

The Toronto Argonauts and Calgary Stampeders voted for the CFL to move from three to four-down football during rules meetings in late March at the Westin Harbour Castle hotel in downtown Toronto, according to Sportsnet reporter Arash Madani.

Madani responded to a veiled shot directed at him by commissioner Randy Ambrosie regarding his report that Genius Sports, the CFL’s new data and technology partner, was pushing the league to play four-down football.

Cute. Tell us about last month’s 7-2 vote on 4 downs, Randy. Tell us about Calgary + Toronto interested in 4 downs. Tell us why you waited weeks before commenting. Could have ended noise earlier, Randy, but you didn’t. Why? Because it was fully on the table until the vote.

On March 20, Madani questioned why the commissioner hadn’t ruled out the possibility of the CFL switching to four-down football. Ambrosie eventually did so on March 26 in an interview he did with Postmedia during the CFL Combine.