Riderville

By: Greg Urbanoski

Machiavelli Has Nothing on the Saskatchewan Roughriders

July 27, 2016 - 1:14pm

Not all the games in the CFL are played on the field.

It’s kind of funny now that Brendan Taman is no longer in a management capacity, the amount of breaking stories have gone down in the CFL.  If you are smart and monitor social media, you can stay ahead of the mainstream media although some people like Justin Dunk, managed to live tweet the 2016 CFL draft long before TSN announced the picks.

No Water Shortage as Riders Feed on Bitter Tears of Redblacks, Blue Bombers and Eskimo fans!

July 26, 2016 - 9:11am

It was in retrospect a perfect football weekend!

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers started things off by doing what they do best: get beaten by a gong by the Calgary Stampeders. It seemed almost right away after the game, the Bombers announced Matt Nicholls would be the starting quarterback against Edmonton on Thursday, like that might help with Winnipeg’s lack of blocking.

Wait ‘til Next Year???

July 18, 2016 - 4:11pm

In 2015 the Rider season was over by half time of the first game. In 2016 it may have lasted until half time of the third game.

This might be considered progress.

The Riders 40-27 loss to the BC Lions is being rationalized by saying the ankle injury to Darian Durant, which may keep him out one, two or three games, took the momentum away from the team that built up a 23-10 half-time lead and then faltered in the third quarter with back-up Mitchell Gale.

Riders are Not Afraid to Pull the Trigger on Big Moves

July 4, 2016 - 11:43am

Just before I start this week, thoughts and prayers are with the family of former PA Pen Warden, Jim O’Sullivan.

I got to know Jim fairly well in Prince Albert and his connection to the CFL came about 20 years ago when I got word that one of his daughters was getting married to then Rider Coach, Don Matthews. I phoned Jim to ask about the wedding coming up on the weekend and he asked me not to make it a big deal.

Riders Allow Few Questions at AGM

June 23, 2016 - 8:19am

Riders don’t allow many questions at AGM maybe because the Royals were upstairs?

Two different pictures of Saskatchewan collided in a south Regina parking Thursday night as the Saskatchewan Roughriders held their annual AGM in the Conexus Centre of the Arts on the same night as upstairs the Duke and Duchess of Wessex had a Royal Gala on their first night of their two day visit.

Eskimos Give Riders a Big FU to End Preseason with a Bang

June 20, 2016 - 9:05pm

It was probably a good idea that the Riders game against Edmonton on Saturday was not televised.

Listening to how Edmonton swept down the field on their first possession and punctuated it with a touchdown pass to Chris Getzlaf, formerly of the Riders, you can just feel Edmonton GM Ed Hervey telling Eskimo head coach Jason Maas – kick them, kick them hard.

In fact, after the game an Eskimo staffer agreed with Rod Pedersen, voice of the Riders, the Eskimos performance in the game was a big FU to Chris Jones, thus giving me my headline.

Riders Wrap Camp - Go to Edmonton for Final Exhibition Game

June 17, 2016 - 10:53am

So the 2016 Saskatchewan Roughrider training camp has struck their tents and headed off to Edmonton for a Saturday game against the team that Rider GM and Head Coach Chris Jones led to a Grey Cup last year.

It was a week of questions like where is Justin Capicciotti and Jeff Lynch on defense? What about the quarterbacks and who might step in if Darian Durant gets injured? Who is switching position today?

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