Riderville

The Road to the Grey Cup just got a lot more interesting

October 15, 2018 - 9:46am

That thud heard somewhere in the middle of where dreams go to die on Saturday could very well have been the Grey Cup hopes of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The 31-0 disaster in Dollarama Stadium where the Winnipeg Blue Bombers dropped the Riders record to 10-6, still the second best record in the league, but which exposed the Riders as a team which relies on its defense and special teams to bail out its offense. Then there are games when the Riders offense is so bad, not even an Act of God can help them out.

Get Ready for a Mass Extinction Event

October 4, 2018 - 11:54am

If you were as nauseated as I was listening to Rod Black gush over Johnny Manziel last Sunday, well, spare a thought for the fans of the Montreal Alouettes.

They are the subjects of some kind of weird S&M experiment by the Montreal braintrust to determine how much abuse a fan base can take before they finally snap and take in, uh, a jazz festival or two.

Riders Get Lucky

September 27, 2018 - 11:32am

There is a sports cliché that sometimes teams need to win ugly at times if they are going to get to a championship. Not all wins are what would be regarded as aesthetic triumphs, but the 2018 version of the Saskatchewan Roughriders with a good defense that has its lapses, special team’s that have been consistently good with returns for touchdowns and an offense that, when is mediocre, maybe gives the Riders a chance.

The Riders’ 30-29 win gave them a step up on their competition in the west with Montreal coming up this week.

Big weekend for CFL East teams

September 13, 2018 - 1:58pm

In Riderville, the universal reaction seemed to be,"Did I just see/hear that as the Riders beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 32-27 in the Banjo Bowl?"

For Rider fans leaving Dollarama Field, their beer was made more palatable by the bitter tears of Bomber fans who thought their Grey Cup titles in June, July and August would continue in September and maybe lead to a real Grey Cup title in November.

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By: Greg Urbanoski