Riderville

By: Greg Urbanoski

1990 bottles of beer on the wall!

November 23, 2018 - 9:52am

Grey Cup 2018 – in between the zip-lining, Justin Beaver, the name of the new Atlantic CFL franchise, Mexican football and the CFL Player Awards – it almost feels like the CFL is unfolding nicely as the Calgary Stampeders and Ottawa Redblacks prepare for their second Grey Cup meeting in three years.

CFL shows the ends justify the means

November 16, 2018 - 10:25am

The ringing may have stopped in Brandon Bridge’s head, but it’s still going on for Rider fans following their elimination at the hands of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the western semi-final.

The first indication the Riders season would be over following a 12-6 season came on Saturday night when TSN reported Zach Collaros would not be dressed for the Western Semi Final. This meant the ball was going to be in the hands of Brandon Bridge who took a big step backwards this season after a pretty good season last year coming in relief of Kevin Glenn.

Let the Good Times Roll

November 8, 2018 - 1:49pm

It’s cold out there.

In Edmonton where Jason Maas appears to have won a stay of execution, probably in hopes of retaining Mike Reilly, the Eskimos shiver on the outside looking in, ready to abandon their locker room to whatever team shows up in three weeks to contest the Grey Cup.

Only one question, okay, maybe more than one question, left to be answered on CFL final weekend.

November 2, 2018 - 9:56am

When the Riders were say, 3-4 and looking to jettison the aspiring defensive back Duron Carter, it seemed the Rider season was threatening to circle around a drain of despair and disillusionment so profound it would have made Game of Thrones look like a barbecue cooking show.

The Riders Make a Statement Against the Stamps

October 22, 2018 - 1:15pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders refused to fold with three games left in the season with a 29-24 win against the Calgary Stampeders that might have turned their 2018 season around.

The Riders limped into Calgary following a 31-0 blowout at the hands of the God Less Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and just for good measure, news came out of defensive end Charleston Hughes being charged for refusing to provide a breath sample after being found passed out on the Ring Road prior to the Winnipeg game.

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

October 15, 2018 - 9:44am

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.

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