It's feeling like a two-post day, so why fight it?
Let me start off by saying I believe World Cup '07 was a smashing success, for what it was supposed to be. That said, I believe there were several major errors made, and I hope they will be addressed before 2011.
Today, I'll address what I believe to be the worst of these mistakes: only one representative was selected from North America. This is preposterous. The closest analogy I can think of is to give Europe the same number of qualifiers as say North America in the World Cup (soccer). Ludicrous. Asinine. There is absolutely no doubt that the second-strongest football country in the world is Canada. However, the Canadians didn't even have a chance to qualify, because IFAF decided on one North America representative, and chose the United States as "an invitee." And that's not to mention Mexico, silver medalists of the previous two World Cups. I know that the purpose of these competitions is to increase world interest in football, but excluding the countries with well-established football bases is a colossal mistake. The more legitimate the competition, the more marketable the event. Part of the reason this World Cup received no media attention in the United States must be that no American would/could believe this to be a legitimate world championship. And who could argue with them when America's stiffest competition -- Japan -- would be absolutely massacred by the Rutgers football team?
The World Cup pool is kept smaller due to expenses, but countries like Canada and Mexico can easily drum up funds to travel to a World Cup. If the IFAF World Cup is ever to be taken seriously, then the best football countries must be represented in the tournament.