This bad news roundup is all about Saskatchewan!! The #Riders are the bad news!


Well, all I have got to say is that it’s a good thing this province is getting the Saskatchewan Rush pro lacrosse team, because that’s about the only championship-calibre action to look forward to around here for the immediate future. 

The low point of last night’s 30-5 debacle to Edmonton, which dropped the Saskatchewan Roughriders record to 0-6 for the first time since 1979, was when Corey Chamblin threw the hapless Tino Sunseri in as QB in the fourth quarter. It was that moment when I threw my hands up and said “that’s it! It’s official, the Riders have completely given up on this season.” This was the moment the Riders season jumped the shark, in my view. The “it’s over” moment. 

Still, being a Rider fan to the end, I will keep on following the team for the rest of this miserable season, even if only for the spectacle of listening to fans freak out on the post-game shows on CKRM and CJME. Last night’s shows were epic, to say the least.

So that was the first piece of bad news, the Edmonton game. Now the second: Saskatoon-born wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper has died.

That’s really about it. What a way to start a long weekend, eh?