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Saturday, June 13, 2015

NORTHERN KICKOFF PREVIEW


SASKATCHEWAN vs EDMONTON at Fort McMurray, AB
SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place
8 pm Sask Time
TSN, CKRM Roughrider Radio Network (CKRM, CRUZ FM, CJGX, CKBI, CJNB, CJNS)

2014 (including playoffs):
Eskimos: 13-7 overall, 8-2 at home
Roughriders: 10-9 overall, 4-6 on road

- The forecast for Saturday's 8:00 pm kickoff is cloudy and 15 degrees Celsius.

- It's light out here in Fort McMurray until about 10:45 pm, however the stadium lights will likely need to be used.

- The Eskimos will have 65 players in uniform while the Roughriders have 77 on their roster.

- At last report, roughly 2000 tickets remain available for the Northern Kickoff in the 15,000 seat stadium.

- Saturday night's game will be the first football game played in the new facility which was officially unveiled on Friday morning.

- The Roughriders' preseason record in 2014 was 1-1.

- Eskimos veteran quarterback Matt Nichols is expected to get the start at quarterback for the Eskimos while Darian Durant will start for the Roughriders.

- Of the 68 players on the Eskimos' training camp roster, 19 found themselves on the team's injured list this week.

- Rider roster players by position:
QB: 4
OL: 11
RB: 4
FB: 3
REC: 13
DL: 9
LB: 12
DB: 10
K: 5
LS: 1

- The Riders will have two players wearing #22: RB Sam Ojuri and DB Michael Carter.

- 620 CKRM's Roughrider Game Day pregame show hits the air at 5:00 pm with host Michael Ball.

- TSN's Gord Miller and Matt Dunigan will call the game on national TV.

- Dunigan joined 620 CKRM's SportsCage on Friday live from Boston Pizza Fort McMurray.  Other guests included Roughrider President Craig Reynolds, Fort McMurray Deputy Mayor Keith McGrath, City Councilor Tyron Ault and former CFL receiver Kwami Osei who's now a teach and football coach in Fort Mac.  You can listen to the podcast of the show at www.sportscage.ca.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Durant hopefully has not re-injured himself. Thank goodness Tamas has signed Kevin Glenn.

Anonymous said...

Same old BS. Corey Chamblin just being a jerk. We're used to it by now.

Anonymous said...

Kevin Glenn will be the Rrs #1 QB for the 2015 season and deservedly so.

Anonymous said...

Toying with the minds of the Rider Nation. Sounds about right.

Now nobody knows if DD is healthy or the Soup Nazi is up to his tricks.

Then everybody wonders why TSN isn't covering this joke.

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Anonymous said...

Riderville going crazy with oh oh 2014 dejavu. Land of the midnight sun has rider coaching staff in never ending purgatory limbo hell to the start of 2015 season.

Anonymous said...

toying with rider fans minds pretty easy to do

Anonymous said...

Wow. Some of you so called fans are pathetic. This blog post should be archived so at the end of the season in Winnipeg when Doubles and Chamblin are holding the Cup aloft we can come back to thaw comments and see just how stupid you really are. Oh wait, you're all a bunch of anonymous losers who hide behind keyboards. Get a life you dumbasses.

Hillary

John Moore said...

This is not a good move by Chamblin. It brings doubt to rider fans that all is not as rosy as the media has lead us to believe, especially this site. A curve ball is right & it is no where near the plate. Add this to several of our stars missing more then reasonable number of practises with RP referring to the absence as veteran time as if it is a reward. Strange things afloat in riderville. Hopefully tonights game will erase the doubt that for some strange reason has been put out there by the head coach.
Reginawing

Anonymous said...

I like it. Coach Chamblin is in mid-season form. As long as the players are on board, keep everyone else guessing.

Anonymous said...

So there's a chance?

Anonymous said...

You guys need to relax. He's coach won us a grey cup and has nothing but success as our coach. So what if he doesn't do things the way you want. Bill the Hoodie doesn't either and nobody questions him.

Anonymous said...

TSN is covering it, joker.

Anonymous said...

The moron quotient is high this morning RP!!! Higher than usual for a pre-season game!

Anonymous said...

REALLY?? are you all blind?? Coach Chamblin has been evidently clear on saying that Durants elbow HAS NOTHING to do with The possible decision to not play Durant at all in this game!! Stop trying to make something out of nothing! Durant is fine!! Chamblins decision will most likely be made to get more evaluation out of the other Qb's on the team! END OF DISCUSSION!

Anonymous said...

The discussion never ends in RIDER NATION.

Anonymous said...

Oh ya and coaches ne-vver lie about injuries...just sayin...

Anonymous said...

AHHHH!!AHHHHH!!AHHHH!! darian might not play in the 1st preseason game !!! the bloody sky is falling wow

Anonymous said...

Just because Chamblin says this has nothing to do with Durant's elbow are you really going to believe him ? According to him Durant was supposed to be back before the playoffs last year too. When the Riders signed Glenn I said that he would be the starting QB to start the season .... and I still stand by that prediction.

Anonymous said...

Will everyone please just calm down. This is just an EXHIBITION game!! The coaches know what DD can do. They are using this game to find out who the 3rd string QB should be. If Tino does what he did lat year then expect this to be his last game. Exhibition games are used to evaluate the new players and the vets on the bubble. Winning is nice but that is a bonus. Evaluation is what is important. 18 months ago, Coach Chamblin led this team to its 4th Grey Cup, have some faith in his abilities.

Anonymous said...

panic! panic! panic!

Anonymous said...

Hey bud that's fine that you made the prediction of Glenn being the starting QB. But nobody cares about your opinion cause nobody knows who the hell you are! And you're obviously too chickenshit to tell either. Obama is a weirdo but at least Rod knows him personally. If you're going to make asinine statements like that, grow a set and stand by them.

Gundersons Yorkton

Anonymous said...

Let's get one thing straight, boys. Chamblin has absolutely NO obligation to let you know about what is going on with his players or what his plans for the team are. You are entitled to NOTHING. It doesn't matter how much you spend on season tickets, at the Rider store or on the Plaza dinner. And don't give me this crap that we play the money we should have the right to know. Chamblin is a winner and he's going to be around a long time. It's his decision and his alone, not yours. So either suck it up or find another team to cheer for.

Pissed off fan

Anonymous said...

And of course we all know Gundersons Yorkton ... lol

Anonymous said...

YAWWWWWWWNNNN!!! I'll check in on the game after the Lightning-Hawks game and if Durant isn't playing on the 27th than I will be concerned.

Until then, I simply don't give a rats ass about a football game which will see three quarters of players on both teams who likely won't be around in the next 14 days.

Why would anyone get excited over vanilla football with 3rd and 4th stringers?

Daryl Pratt said...

Wow ye of little faith ! Get a grip ! DD is fine people and quit calling for another guy to be starter jeez........

Anonymous said...

Re Pissed off Fan. FINALLY, a sane comment. The sense of entitlement with so called "rider fans" is hilarious. Pissed off is right, it is need to know and.....no fan needs to know. Shut up or go away.

Anonymous said...

I took the time to watch the two TSN round table segments - GM's and coaches. Very good discussion, well worth taking the time to see each 23 minutes feature. Look forward to the one with the 4 players, one of which is Durant. The full features are on their web site for those of us without cable TV.

Anonymous said...

I know who Gundersons Yorkton is. I just wish I didn't.

Anonymous said...

Was Taman allowed to speak in the GM round table.

Anonymous said...

All these people that are in panic mode about the injury and complaining about Chamblin are the same ones who complained likely about Durant and he could never win us a Grey Cup.

Anonymous said...

Whatever, I wish I didn't know you either. You're like a Facebook pending friend request.


Gundersons Yorkton
Up by the mall 'dere

SK Oiler Fan said...

That should end Tino's time as a Rider. Likely the career. Who's 3rd string now?
Wow, quite the facility they have there at ft Mac. I guess the financials versus usage don't need to make sense up there. Different playing field.

Anonymous said...

Let's the preseason results speak for themselves tonight regarding this year misdirection. Head coach playing his little continuous childish mind games not conducive to production, ie; see 2014 CFL season. Rider fanbase deserved of accountability going forward.