Riderville

By: Greg Urbanoski

Rider Mini Camp Ends, Outbreak of Hope Begins!

April 12, 2016 - 3:45pm

We’re a tough football crowd in Saskatchewan.

We’ve had only four real highs, a bunch of moral victories and a fan base with an intensity that dwarfs anything in Canada. So when we are coming off a 3-15 season and seen two Riders who exemplified the best of this province let go for salary cap reasons, there are a lot of people sitting on a high fence, perhaps not willing to commit like before in case this new crew manages to do worse than 3-15.

The Easter Bunny Has Some Surprises for the Riders

March 24, 2016 - 2:32pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders continued to provide glimpses of what kind of team they are looking to become with some interesting moves this week in the City that Rhymes with Fun.

Let’s get the most meaningless move out of the way first.

The Riders changed their logo eliminating the color silver, straightening of lines and the bottom of the S not as pronounced as before. To which a grateful Rider Nation yawned. Apparently this will play a role when the new look Riders unveil their Adidas designed jerseys either at the end of April or midway through May.

Odds and Sods

March 18, 2016 - 5:49pm

Odds and Sods: Why TSN Sucks; Riders pondering #1 Pick; LaBatte redoes contract; Riders unveil new seat prices and how to get your name etched on a wall at new Mosaic Field

For the last week I’ve done a stretch of working nights where I am fortunate to have access to the NFL Network. What caught my attention was the attention the NFL Network paid to the NFL Combine, where US college players go through a series of tests to demonstrate their level of ability prior to being drafted next month.

Riders thinking outside of the box with signings, camps

March 10, 2016 - 12:58pm

Thank Jebus for social media.

Since the release of Chris Getzlaf, things have been pretty quiet in Rider Nation. Rider GM and Head Coach Chris Jones has spoken at a few dinners across the province and made a good impression judging from reports.

Where social media comes in is with the Riders signing Bud Sasser, a receiver from the University of Missouri who was drafted in the sixth round by the formerly St. Louis Rams but was released when during his physical he was found to have a heart condition.

Riders thinking outside of the box with signings, camps

March 10, 2016 - 12:58pm

Thank Jebus for social media.

Since the release of Chris Getzlaf, things have been pretty quiet in Rider Nation. Rider GM and Head Coach Chris Jones has spoken at a few dinners across the province and made a good impression judging from reports.

Where social media comes in is with the Riders signing Bud Sasser, a receiver from the University of Missouri who was drafted in the sixth round by the formerly St. Louis Rams but was released when during his physical he was found to have a heart condition.

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.

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