Riderville

By: Greg Urbanoski

Goodbye to Getzlaf, Hello New Guys

February 24, 2016 - 6:02pm

The Rider outlet store is having a sale that ends on Monday and I took advantage of the sale to grab myself a Tino Sunersi signature jersey.

Tino is a living example of a young quarterback who was thrown to the wolves and got no help from the former Rider coaching staff led by Cory Chamblin and when people ask, I like to point out that he even came back to the Riders after being cut after training last year – not that that helped.

A Look to the Future for Riderville

February 20, 2016 - 8:49am

 CFL Schedule out, Rider sign players depending on Microsoft Ap, rumours of ugly new uniform

It's been another busy week in Riderville, or Jonestown as some with a dark sense of humor would like to call it.

FIirst off, let’s review the Rider schedule.

The last season in Taylor Field or Mosaic V 1.0 if you want to be technical about the whole thing finally has a dance card.

Riders Keep Rolling With Roster Make-Over

February 16, 2016 - 10:30pm

While I wage a more epic struggle to give Zoey the Magnificent Himalayan her antibiotic pills following the removal of two teeth from some autoimmune attack than Leo Di Caprio had with his digital bear in the Revenant, I thought I would write a few notes to keep the conversation going while I wait for the bleeding to stop.

Jim Popp has once again proven to be the biggest idiot in Canadian football since the eradication of Brendan Taman and Cory Chamblin.

Riders Remake Their Defense in a Day

February 11, 2016 - 2:15pm

If Day One of CFL free agency was a bit of mixed bag for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, then the second day made it clear the defense has been seriously upgraded.

The catch of the day was Canadian Justin Capicciotti, a defensive end formerly of the Ottawa RedBlacks who was the Riders Plan B if the plan to land Canadian tackle Ted Laurent fell through. Laurent opted to stay with the Hamilton Tiger Cats for apparently less money than what he was being offered, because he liked the organization and the way he was being treated.

Riders Win Some, Lose Some in First Day of Free Agency

February 9, 2016 - 8:56pm

If one wants to judge the first day of CFL free agency by the splash, consider the Winnipeg Blue Bombers all wet.

The Bombers appear to be going all in with signing former Riders Ryan Smith, Keith Shologan, BC running back Andrew Harris, Hamilton kicker Justin Medlock, and Toronto offensive lineman Jeff Keeping. The Bombers are preparing their Grey Cup parade as we speak.

A Week Before Free Agency & Riders Still Have the Pedal to the Metal

February 1, 2016 - 4:49pm

February 9th is when the next round of fun should start in Riderville as the CFL free agency period takes hold.

Unlike the NHL, which has much ado about nothing but its dressed-up-in-a-day long show, the CFL free agency is more longer playing record than anything else, as teams try to sign their own free agents and bargain hunt for players who might fit in under their cap.

These are the Chris Jones Riders and after having 40 people down for the Senior Bowl preparations last week, they appear to have buggered off the day of the game to hold free agent camps in Texas.

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