The teams that share a name between the NFL and CFL are the Detroit Lions of the NFL and the British Columbian Lions of the CFL.
They had two Ottawa Roughriders (Saskatchewan now owns this name) Ottawa Renegades
CFL. It must be short for RoughRiders. There is no team called the "Riders" in the NFL. However, there is a team called the Raiders.
Ricky Williams played for the CFL Toronto Argonauts.
in 2011 each CFL teams get close to 2 million per team. The TV deal is up in 2012 and the CFL should be able to double the current deal to around 160 million for 5 years, which would give each team 4 million. Then every team in the CFL will turn a profit
It has been announced that in 2014 the Ottawa Redblacks will become the ninth team in the CFL.