Fridays around here are either for football or flashbacks and sometimes it's both! I've had a flood of ideas recently and I was thinking about a post I wrote called CFL Subscription Club on ABC Football. The entire blog is talking about how you can subscribe to all kinds of services to bring you monthly boxes of anything from food to underwear and my argument was why doesn't one exist for the CFL? Well, since it's Christmas, this got me thinking, (by the time you read this I'll already be into my advent calendars) why doesn't a football, a CFL in particular, advent calendar exist?
Well, likely because no one in marketing has thought of it.
* crickets * - CFL marketing department probably.
Imagine, as Grey Cup hysteria winds down, that you could purchase a CFL advent calendar. 24 days of CFL football items behind little doors of some kind of football themed box. Hey, I can't have allll the ideas now, can I? I'm not talking about big ticket items, but I know for a fact that the Roughrider Store has pins, stickers, tattoos, earrings, keychains, Christmas ornaments and likely other small items which would tuck very nicely into a decorative box. December 1st you scramble over to your CFL advent, peel back the door and reveal...
With my luck it would be a Blue Bomber pin.
Every person who purchased an advent calendar would end up with a nice collection of memorabilia from all 9 CFL teams. The items could be traded on social media and Facebook groups. Fans could wear their items to events for the upcoming season.
"Hey, where did you get that cool Gainer pin?"
"Oh, it was in my CFL advent calendar!"
The entire Christmas Countdown calendar would culminate in day 24 where there could be a coupon to be redeemed in team stores! Then every fan could flock to their local team CFL store on Boxing Day to purchase an item of their wildest dreams.
* sigh *
My little green Roughrider heart swells with the thought of it. Let's face it, there hasn't been much for us Rider fans to be excited about this last year. It's too late for this year of course with Christmas already a couple weeks away, but hey, CFL get with it - get with the times.
Something like this could be marketed for the countdown to the 2023 CFL season and debuted during training camp and then the 24th door of the calendar would coincide with the home opening weekends...
...but I'm just the ideas person. Just a fan. Just a girl writing little ol blogs - wishing there was something football related to go with her tea and jam Advent Calendars.