Riderville

By: Greg Urbanoski

Riders Trade Durant

January 13, 2017 - 1:28pm

R  iders trade Durant on Friday 13th, full moon and coldest day of the year

I first became aware of Darian Durant in 2008 as the Riders were looking to move past trading the league MVP Kerry Joseph and losing the Grey Cup winning coach in Kent Austin.

Lots of Questions, Few Answers

January 6, 2017 - 8:43am Updated: January 6, 2017 - 9:35am

Lots of questions, few answers as CFL Free Agency Draws Near

Over the holidays and the inevitable drinks that take place, the first question that comes out is usually whether Darian Durant will re-sign with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

According to Rod Pedersen, the Riders and Durant have not talked since early November, and with CFL Free Agency kicking in on February 15, some fans have made their peace with Durant moving on, probably to Montreal, or are lobbying hard to ensure he is re-signed for what may be his last contract.

At Least the Days are Getting Longer

December 21, 2016 - 6:05pm

It’s the final day of early bird pricing for season tickets and with it being just a year since Chris Jones took over, it may be a good time to review a few things prior to 2017 and the free agent rush.

The Riders this month let go of their trainers, not really citing a reason, but if you review the comments of Jones, the injury situation of the Riders was a problem in 2016. Of course not long after, Rider Marvin Golding was suspended for two games for using personal enhancing drugs.

Will the Riders Still be Firing?

December 5, 2016 - 9:11am

Guns and Roses playing Mosaic Stadium August 27, but will the Riders still be firing?

It’s the first week of the CFL off-season and let’s start with the good news first.

Guns and Roses will be playing the new Mosaic Stadium August 27, 2017 as presumably the first major concert although I was under the impression they were looking for a May test concert event.

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 9 on ticketmaster.ca.

Crystal Ball Time!

November 24, 2016 - 2:31pm

The 2016 CFL season comes down to its conclusion Sunday as the Calgary Stampeders and Ottawa Redblacks battle for the Grey Cup.

However in Riderville, it is already the post season and the embargo on all non-Cup stories will break after the game and promise to make this season interesting and perhaps a bit stressful for Rider fans.

Cats Should Do Well - Durant Decision Ahead

November 11, 2016 - 8:51am Updated: November 11, 2016 - 12:36pm

C  ats should do well this weekend, and does Darian Durant go to Winnipeg or Montreal?

So as Jim Popp sits on my couch and has a pop with Brendan Taman, I wonder how I sunk so low.

It was garbage bag day or week at Riderville as the 2016 Saskatchewan Roughriders cleared out their lockers and in the case of Rider GM/Head Coach Chris Jones, accept responsibility for a lousy season and promise to do better.

So, Does Anyone Else Feel Cheated?

November 6, 2016 - 10:20am

The Saskatchewan Roughriders went out of the 2016 season with a whimper in an embarrassing 41-18 loss to the BC Lions that showed for all intents and purposes, the longest ever training camp that saw over 100 players suit up for the Riders and did not result in any improvement.

Sure there was a stretch of four games that raised hopes, even in myself, that this team may have turned the corner and was finding the consistency that comes from playing together.

Riders let their fans down again in Halloween Massacre

October 30, 2016 - 4:52pm

The only members of the Riders who were ready to perform Saturday night were apparently the marketing team, as the Riders dropped their final game at Taylor Field 24-6 to the BC Lions.

The Riders had been billing this season as the Farewell Season with the subtext being the team would attempt to live up to the expectations of closing a field that has hosted over 700 Saskatchewan/Regina Roughrider games.

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