Riderville

By: Greg Urbanoski

Why I should be CFL Commissioner

April 14, 2017 - 6:53pm

We are about a week or so away from the opening of the Rider mini-camp in Florida and the question of whether Vince Young is real or is he Memorex will not be fully answered, but it will be entertaining to ask the question.

In the meantime CFL fans have been entertained or enraged, depending on their team affiliation, with events in Edmonton and Toronto as the Eskimos parted ways with General Manager Ed Hervey and the CFL parted ways with Jeffrey Orridge.

CFL Week Had Everything

March 28, 2017 - 9:17am

When you have everything from a Darian Durant autograph signing ceremony standing in as his farewell to Saskatchewan fans, to Brad Wall getting booed and defended by Anthony Calvillo to future CFL stars showing their stuff to future employers, the inaugural CFL Week had something for everyone.

PHOTOS BELOW

The CFL decided to address the issue of a league that seems to go into suspended animation in the offseason by having CFL stars fly in for a week of interviews, meeting fans and taking part in in a festival designed to raise CFL awareness.

Riders plan for quarterback seems to be Hail Mary!

March 10, 2017 - 12:25pm

It almost feels like the Saskatchewan Roughriders don’t want you to look to closely at  how their quarterbacking situation has not fallen into place for the 2016 season.

The sight of Vince Young talking about coming to the CFL and wanting to prove himself was great publicity for a league that does not seem willing or able to get people to talk about it in the offseason. If you blur your eyes and ignore the fact Young has been out of football for a few years it could seem like an exciting day for Rider football and by extension the CFL.

Make Vince Young Again

February 26, 2017 - 10:31am

The dog days of the football season are upon us as the dust has cleared somewhat from the free-agency frenzy that started Feb. 14.

It’s a foolish gesture to say which team capitalized the most in free agency. For reference, let’s look at last season where the Riders signed Shawn Lemon, Maurice Price, Justin Cappicotti, Kendial Lawrence and others, and let’s see who are still around in the Rider merry go round these days.

Yeah, so much for 2016 free agency.

Chris Jones Does Not Care What We Think

February 15, 2017 - 6:37pm

The first couple of days of CFL free agency have come and gone and the Riders have filled some needs but are leaving the impression that something big may be in the works.

The big prize was Derek Dennis who will look after the blind side of whomever lines up as quarterback for the Riders. The three year deal indicates stability at the position and likely beyond and is just one in a piece of the puzzle.

Donald Trump's Alternate Reality now Affecting Riders

February 9, 2017 - 6:59pm

It may be only February, but the phrase “Alternate Facts” as put out by Donald Trump’s White House seems the best way to describe the news of the Riders working out former Heisman Trophy winner, alcoholic and Cleveland Brown washout quarterback, Johnny Manziel.

Manziel’s size and abilities suggest he would be a natural for the CFL if he wasn’t flakier than say, any member of the Trump administration.

The problem is Manziel’s CFL rights are owned by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The Old Man and the C

January 27, 2017 - 12:26pm

There’s a Special Forces saying somewhere along the lines of Improvise, Adapt and Overcome – something Chris Jones and the Saskatchewan Roughriders seem to be taking to heart after trading away Darian Durant.
This week in Riderville saw the signing of Kevin Glenn for the third time, filling the need for an experienced back-up to help mentor what is shaping up to be a crash learning course for whatever quarterbacks survive the next few months.

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