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theBreaker.news Podcast: CFL nixed by pandemic, but PNE carries on

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For the week of Aug. 23, 2020.

One tradition is interrupted. Another continues, in this pandemic year.

For the first time since 1919, there will be no Grey Cup awarded. The Canadian Football League season was cancelled after the league failed to secure a $30 million loan from the federal government.

Football Canada president and TSN Krown Gridiron Nation host Jim Mullin joins theBreaker.news Podcast host Bob Mackin on this edition. 

Mullin said it’s time for a virtual summit to plot the future of the game in Canada, which is second only to hockey. But he worries that consumption patterns for sports fans may be changed forever by the disruption of the pandemic.

“2021 is anything but guaranteed when it comes to a potential for spectator sports and I think there will be a bit of a chill actually in terms of going back to stadiums and arenas and facilities,” Mullin said from his home on idyllic Bowen Island.

Meanwhile, the Pacific National Exhibition Fair is back, in drive-thru form. Hear from spokeswoman Laura Ballance about keeping the tradition going in East Vancouver after many counted the PNE out.

Plus headlines and commentary.

Plus Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest headlines and commentaries on British Columbia Day.

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