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CFL NOTES: POSSE HITCHED UP AND HEADED TO SOUTH FLORIDA?

     Bruce Frey, a Chicago real estate investor, is competing
with Jackson, MS, to make Miami the new home of the Las Vegas
Posse, according to the MIAMI HERALD.  Frey, who has twice tried
to buy the Dolphins, has met with officials from the city about
playing in the Orange Bowl.   Reports out of Las Vegas say
current Posse owners are asking $2.5M for controlling interest
(MIAMI HERALD, 3/4).  According to AP, CFL sources say the team
would be called the Manatees and a portion of profits would go
toward protecting the endangered sea mammal (Baltimore SUN, 3/4).
....Lawyers representing Chicago restauranteur Horn Chen met with
Rough Riders President Phil Kershaw this weekend to go over the
financial state of the team.  Chen would keep the team in Ottawa
(Don Campbell, OTTAWA CITIZEN, 3/6)....CFL Commissioner Larry
Smith blamed the NHL lockout on the disastrous finances of the
Riders and their owner -- former Senators Owner Bruce Firestone
(OTTAWA CITIZEN, 3/4).... Former CFL-player Mike Wadsworth, who
takes over as Notre Dame A.D. on April 1, "feels the CFL is in
its death throes."  Wadsworth thinks it "would be better for
three or four Canadian cities to join the NFL and let the rest of
the league fold" (Rick Matsumoto, TORONTO STAR, 3/3).
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