Tweet tweet tweet! Spent the weekend working; occasionally watched important sporting events (CFL, NASCAR, etc.)

I have no life at the moment and therefore I have no time to post, so instead here are Retweets of important happenings from the weekend, starting with the ‘Riders… That's a wrap on 2017, #RiderNation. Congratulations to the @TorontoArgos on an incredible game.#RiderPride pic.twitter.com/FE1IwNZDdV — Sask. Roughriders (@sskroughriders) November 19, 2017 And then NASCAR……

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…

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…

Farewell to Taylor Field

Well, folks, that was an abysmal game the Saskatchewan Roughriders played this weekend, losing 24-6 to the BC Lions, but at least the post-game sendoff to Taylor Field (aka Mosaic Stadium) was worthwhile.  It was unlike a lot of other postgame tributes we’ve seen at stadium closings in recent years. At these other places, they…

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…

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…

Rundown of a very busy last 72 hours in sports

It has been a busy last couple of weeks for myself on the sports beat. On the local sports scene alone in the past 72 hours I have covered two high school football games, an SJHL game, a AAA midget hockey game, and a roller derby game. As you may know, roller derby is on…

The Weston Dressler wait is over: he’s a Rider again!

The frenzy that ensued after the announcement Monday of cuts by the Kansas City Chiefs is finally over. After a bidding battle this week that also involved Ottawa and Calgary, wide receiver Weston Dressler has rejoined the Saskatchewan Roughriders in a one-year deal. Too much history here, he said. Well, good. I am glad this…

Running back Kory Sheets is out for the season! Aargh!!!!

Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!! Kory Sheets goes in with the Oakland Raiders to Green Bay in pre-season action Friday and has this happen. Achilles injury, gone for the season. So he’s not playing anywhere this year — not for the Raiders, the Saskatchewan Roughriders or any other team this season, in any league. The sad thing about it…

THOUGHTS ON THE EXPANSION DRAFT FOR THE OTTAWA REDBLACKS

Today was expansion draft day for the Ottawa RedBlacks and I found it interesting they got quarterbacks  Kevin Glenn from Calgary and Thomas DeMarco from BC. A lot of the local geniuses around here thought they’d go for Zach Collaros out of Toronto, or even Sask.’s Drew Willy. In retrospect, though, these QB picks make…

ROUGHRIDERS FOOTBALL WITHDRAWAL DOMINATES SASKATCHEWAN

My newspaper column this month is about Saskatchewan Roughriders withdrawal, now that football season is over in the land of wheat and potash.  Basically, the main thing we’ve got going here now is the junior hockey season, which is great, but it’s definitely not the same as I point out in my column. I will…

THE “CELEBRATION IN RIDER NATION” IS STILL GOING, ONE DAY LATER

Well, yesterday had to be the greatest day ever to be a fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, especially if you were in the seats in Mosaic Stadium watching that 45-23 total domination of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. I watched the game with friends with the game in HD, and you could just tell from the moment these…

NOW A FEW WORDS ON THE ENDLESS RIDERS HYPE AT THE GREY CUP

I don’t know about the rest of you, but here in frozen Saskatchewan we are drowning in hot air from every TV and radio channel, with people hyping up the Grey Cup game between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and that other team with the yellow jerseys that has been getting completely ignored all week long. The fact that…

RIDERS WIN! WOO HOO!!!

It will be Saskatchewan Roughriders versus Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Grey Cup next week. Riders win 35-13 over Calgary. Obviously, Saskatchewan is a madhouse right now.

ON TOMORROW’S SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS GAME: BRING ON THE ICE AND COLD!

Tomorrow the Saskatchewan Roughriders host the BC Lions in the West Semi-final in CFL playoff action. Last weekend I was down in Regina for the game where the Roughriders hosted the Edmonton Eskimos. It turned out to be meaningless as far as the standings were concerned, with nothing on the line, and unfortunately it was…

TWO SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

Namely, Dwight Anderson and Taj Smith. Apparently, there is a lot more to the story than what is being let on. For the moment, though, the Roughriders team has been thrown into chaos. Needless to say, life in our usually dull province came to an absolute screeching halt upon this news leaking out. Lots of fans are jumping…