Matte's playing career spanned Ohio State and the Baltimore Colts, and his broadcasting career included a national stint with CBS and local roles with Maryland, with the CFL's Baltimore Stallions, and with the Baltimore Ravens.
In many cases, leagues and teams are reluctant to move games (especially playoff games) based on what's going on elsewhere. But the CFL moved their West Final once it was determined Winnipeg would host it, and that makes sense for both TV and in-person fans.
"It starts from the top down. Brock Sunderland, their GM, I think there’s some issues with him and just the way he conducts himself, the way he does business. It’s a trickle-down effect throughout the organization."
"It’s really neat to be showcasing a league that doesn’t get a lot of respect for the amount of football that’s gone into it and the history behind the CFL, which is a really rich history up there in Canada."