The Roughriders are awful! Everyone in SK wants to fire Chris Jones!

Yesterday, I tuned in the Saskatchewan Roughriders inept 30-15 loss to the BC Lions while dining on ribs at the Chances Kelowna casino lounge. Despite the location, the place was filled, absolutely jam packed, with expatriate Riders fans. But they had very little to cheer about all game until backup QB Brandon Bridge fired a…

There’s no excuse whatsoever to not go to the Argos CFL games!

It was a sorry sight on TV this weekend at BMO Field. Today the Toronto Argonauts were playing their home opener of the Canadian Football League season against their fiercest rivals, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Except there was hardly anyone at this game! The attendance was a crummy 13,583! Folks, the Saskatchewan Rush lacrosse team regularly…

Make Saskatchewan Great Again! QB Vince Young joins the ‘Riders.

The big news from Saskatchewan is that former Heisman runner-up and ex-NFL quarterback Vince Young has signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. TSN broke the story Wednesday and it was all made official at a news conference today. This is not only big news up here in Canada, but also down there in the USA. Heck,…

Everyone denying report that Sask. Riders gave illegal workout to Johnny Manziel!

I don’t know what to make of this. A report from Justin Dunk of 3DownNation.com came out today that the Saskatchewan Roughriders gave disgraced ex-NFL Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel a workout last month. The problem is Manziel is on the neg. list of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats! So this workout would’ve been illegal, and the Riders would…

My genius suggestion to the CFL: do what the NFL is doing

I am tuning in the big Canada-Russia World Cup hockey game while waiting for the less-than-big Saskatchewan Roughriders-Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL game to come on. I have spent the last few days reading all this boohooing about the CFL product, with all the lousy penalties and challenges, some questionable firings of writers from the CFL’s own website,…

It’s that time of year, folks: it’s finally hockey season!

Yes, folks, at long last hockey season is upon us! Tonight, the SJHL season begins with five games on the schedule.  My press pass is here, and while I’m not going to be covering the game tonight here in the Battlefords against Kindersley, I’m looking forward to following the games on the radio and maybe…

The Sask. Rush are a hit! Hope the momentum keeps on building #NLL

   I just thought I would add my two cents about the sports scene in Saskatchewan, and in particular about the arrival of the National Lacrosse League and the Saskatchewan Rush. The Rush are a hit! I was glad to see over 9,000 fans at SaskTel Centre for the first game. By contrast, both the…

20 years ago this week: Baltimore Stallions hoisted the Grey Cup

Yesterday, Nov. 19, marked an important and historic anniversary in professional football. It was the 20-year anniversary of the Baltimore Stallions’ victory over the Calgary Stampeders in the Grey Cup game to become the first and only American-based franchise to win the Cup.  Also notable was the fact that it was Baltimore’s 18th win of…

Now the sports: SJHL news, plus more on the Riders’ woes

   I just thought I would add an update about the sports action from around here. Today, the SJHL Showcase is on in Warman, so I am following the Battlefords North Stars’ progress there this week. The team was also in action on the road this weekend. Here is a link to my story about the…

A few words on Toronto Argos attendance: I don’t get it!!!

   Read a story at the CBC website this week about the crummy attendance the Toronto Argonauts drew for their game against Ottawa this past weekend at Rogers Centre. It was a little over 14,000. This gate for one of the CFL’s most storied franchises, my friends, is sad.  What’s worse, this was a game…

A few thoughts on the CFL, now that it is back! 

  Yes, indeed. The CFL football season is back on as of tonight when Montreal hosts Ottawa.   This follows a turbulent off-season with the appointment of a new commissioner (Jeffrey Orridge), controversial rules changes and criticisms of the CFL’s lax drug policy. There was also the Michael Sam sideshow in Montreal. (Update: apparently he’s…

It’s on! Riders-Esks in Fort McMurray!!

   At last, pre-season football is on. Indeed, all of Saskatchewan has been whipped into a frenzy about the Roughriders matchup with the Edmonton Eskimos in Fort McMurray! I wonder if anyone in Saskatchewan even cares about the Stanley Cup game that’s on tonight as well. I guess not.

Today is football … And more football!!

I was planning a long extensive post on all the breaking international news but I realize I am too preoccupied with the NFL to want to post much today. On top of that it is the Roughriders versus Bombers in the Banjo Bowl so I really do plan a long day plunked in front of…

The Toronto Argos are a mess on and off the field

What a mess for the Toronto Argonauts. Not only do they get hammered 37-9 by the Saskatchewan Roughriders, but their lineup is so depleted by injuries that I question whether they can win against anyone, anytime soon. Quarterback Ricky Ray was getting shelled by the Riders D. It was an ugly scene in Regina. On…

More thoughts on the CFL: Toronto fans, where the heck were you?!

The only thing more embarrassing than the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 48-15 drubbing to the Toronto Argonauts was the lousy attendance at the game in Toronto. Only 17,700 showed up at the Rogers Centre, which is pretty bad. Seeing all those empty seats in the stadium on TSN was a sorry sight for the CFL. Now, granted, only…

Peter King brings MMQB column to Saskatchewan

Just happened to read the MMQB piece on the CFL by Peter King of SI. Good stuff. Hopefully it raises the profile of the whole league with the US fans. Too bad he had to meet Gainer the Gopher in such miserable conditions in Regina. A few observations on his observations: (1) It’s not just…