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Thursday, October 22, 2015

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HOME GAME WEEKEND NOTES

1. THE CONDITIONS:  As we all know the Saskatchewan Roughriders play their final home game of 2015 on Saturday when they host the Edmonton Eskimos at Mosaic Stadium (5:00 pm, TSN, CKRM Rider Network).  As each day passes, the forecast gets better and better for the game.  They're now predicting a high of 12 degrees Celsius and a mix of sun and cloud.  That's a lot better than most late-October games we've seen over the years.  Dress warmly however -- the overnight low calls for minus-2.

The Eskimos have been practicing with crowd noise piped into the stadium this week in anticipation of a hostile Mosaic Stadium.  Let's not disappoint them.

2. THE EVIL EMPIRE IS BACK:  Last year I mentioned the tandem of Ed Hervey and Chris Jones in Edmonton would likely be bad news for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and that has been the case.  The Eskimos go into Saturday's game tied for first-place in the CFL West at 12-4 while the Riders are a league-worst 2-13.  That includes a 30-5 Eskimos drubbing of the Riders back on July 31 at Commonwealth Stadium in Brett Smith's first career start.  Don't look now but they're carrying a six-game win streak into Regina this weekend.  And the oddsmakers have obviously been keeping a close eye on both clubs' rosters this week, as they've installed the Eskimos as 9-point favourites.

Whether it's by design or not, Rider coach Bob Dyce has successfully disguised his roster this week.  There was tons of mixing and matching in Tuesday's practice and Wednesday's workout was closed.  Right now it's anyone's guess who will make up the final 44 but we'll get a better idea at Thursday's open practice, the final full workout of the week.  But it likes like there will be a handful of veteran starters being sat down in favour of youngsters.

3. THE PRICE IS RIGHT:  Bob Dyce was coy with regard to his quarterback plans for this game.  On Tuesday he annointed Brett Smith as the Riders' starting quarterback - which came as a surprise to no one - but he was non-committal as to how he'll use #2 man Keith Price.  Dyce said Price will see game action "when he's ready" but admitted Price feels he's ready to go now.  He then added "you'll likely see him sooner than later".

Fans have been clamouring to see Price, which is no surprise since the back-up quarterback is always the most popular Roughrider in this province.  What do we know about him?  Well he's the oldest active quarterback on the Rider roster at age 24, and was nicknamed "Teeth Price" while at the University of Washington due to his ever-present smile in interviews.  His final outing with the Huskies was the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl in which he led the team to a 31-16 victory.  He hasn't started a game since.  Oh, and he's Straight Outta Compton, having been raised in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, California.

All signs point to Price making his professional playing debut on Saturday which has added some intrigue to the game.  Perhaps we'll finally find out if the "Price Is Right".

Incidentally 91-year old former The Price Is Right gameshow host Bob Barker was treated and released from hospital this week after suffering a fall outside his Hollywood home.

4. IN A HUFF:  The article by Vancouver sportswriter Cam Cole on Wednesday regarding the rumour of John Hufnagel joining the Roughriders in time for the 2016 season was a curious one.  Why is the Vancouver media getting involved in a story that involves two other teams?  Did the Canucks have the day off?

Regardless, recent Calgary media reports suggest Hufnagel "still wants to coach" and may not be totally on board with the decision to relinquish his head coaching duties with the Stampeders after this season and assume the sole role of General Manager.  There have been whispers the Stampeders brass was afraid to lose offensive coordinator Dave Dickenson to another team, hence the succession plan being sped up.

On Wednesday I briefly considered asking the Roughriders for a statement on the matter but then quickly realized this situation has absolutely nothing to do with them.

Could these cards all fall in the direction of Hufnagel coming to Saskatchewan in a Coach/GM combo for 2016?  That's purely speculation that the media is running with right now.  However Saskatchewan's football club is currently just an innocent bystander.

What an inopportune time for this story to come out while the Stampeders are gunning for a second consecutive Grey Cup title!

For his part, from what I know of Hufnagel, these rumours won't be bothering him one bit and he's likely focused only on getting his team ready for their next game and this playoff run.

But apparently it's driving his bosses nuts.

Meanwhile Canadian Football Hall of Famer Tom Shepherd told us on In The Huddle this week he's learned the Riders have received an application from a "superstar candidate" for the GM job, however he didn't know the gentleman's identity.  Any guesses?

5. GAME NOTES:  The B.C. Lions, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes are all in the race for the third and final playoff spot in the West however they're all on the limp.  The Lions have lost five of their last six games, the Bombers are 1-3 in their last four, and Montreal's 5-10 record is its worst at this point in the season since their return to Montreal in 1996.

The CFL statistician's office pointed out the Alouettes have the easiest schedule ahead as their three final opponents have a combined record of 23-23.  B.C. has the toughest road as their final three opponents are a collective 31-15 but the Blue Bombers only have two games left and their opponents' record is a combined 18-12.

For what it's worth, TSN's Paul Lapolice predicted on Wednesday's SportsCage on 620 CKRM that the Alouettes will claim the last spot.  In Monday's column I figured the Blue Bombers would clinch the final spot but after looking at the numbers, I'm inclined to agree with Lapolice.

6. A HOT MESS:  Some Rider fans are still seething over the trade of Jerome Messam to the Calgary Stampeders last week no matter how many times GM Jeremy O'Day has to explain it to them.  Some of their concerns are completely irrational, as some people are simply ticked off the Riders helped rival Calgary bolster their roster for a Grey Cup run.  However Paul Lapolice had another take on it on Wednesday, saying the Riders could still end up re-signing Messam as a free agent in the off-season.  Jerome certainly seemed to love his time here and instantly became a fan favourite.  However, as Lapolice noted, star Canadian running back Andrew Harris of the B.C. Lions is slated to become a free agent as well and perhaps the Riders will take a run at him.

This is shaping up to be a very interesting off-season.  The CFL has truly become a 12-month league and that's great news for those of us in the media business.

7. SICK OF ELECTION TALK YET?:  Of course you are.  But lots of people just can't let the Liberals' victory on Monday night go, including former CFL punter Burke Dales (2003-2013, Montreal, Calgary & Edmonton).  Dales, a Political Science major at Concordia University, and a man predicted to be a future Prime Minister of Canada by former Eskimos PR chief Dave Jamieson, bemoaned Justin Trudeau's victory on Facebook Wednesday night.

"I'm sorry to all of my Liberal friends in advance, but I feel you will all be eating your votes in a very short period of time," Dales wrote.  "I also feel that most people that voted liberal had really no clue of what they were voting for. Hopefully next time Canadians will research each party accordingly before voting against PC because CBC, Global News, The Huffington Post or someone with a left wing agenda told you to.

"It's kind of embarrassing to be honest, but maybe this was supposed to happen in order for Canadians to understand their politics a little bit better. Either way, we've got Justin now and we will see just what he can do in his new role as our leader! And to all of the Left Wing social media addicts...No need to respond until Trudeau proves himself ...stay confident and true to the "X" you marked on your ballet. Good luck as I feel you will very much need it."

There you go.  Incidentally I never cared for the Conservatives' campaign of "He's Just Not Ready" as it pertained to Justin Trudeau.  What they essentially were saying was, 'He's got the goods to be Prime Minister but he's just not old enough'.  Dumb, dumb, dumb.  That's what every millenial hates to hear, and they voted that way.

8. OKAY BLUE JAYS:  The Toronto Blue Jays showed something on Wednesday that I didn't think they had.  They pulverized Kansas City 7-1 to stave off elimination in Game 5 of the ALCS forcing a Game 6 Friday night at Kaufman Stadium.  I was all on board with the Jays' run this fall - bandwagoner or not - but there have been several instances where this team has proved to be somewhat unlikable.  Or at the very least, soft.  From players pulling themselves from games in the ALDS, to complaining about umpires' calls, and laughing it up in the dugout in the ninth inning of their 14-2 loss in Game 4, they just don't seem to be a team mature enough to pull this thing off.

I took a run at pitcher Aaron Loup for leaving the team before Game 5 to attend to a family matter however after learning of the severity of the situation, I'll take the comments back.  NO ONE should have to deal with what he's going through.

But perhaps once this Blue Jays season is over, people will get back to their boycott of Rogers.  Is that corporation truly trying to kill the CFL as it seems?

9. RANDOMS:  Former Roughrider receiver Jordan Sisco is modelling Canada Goose jackets in ads for Sunshine & Ski ... Now I know why I prefer ESPN's Sportscenter to its Canadian cousin: the anchors don't kibitz about each other's wedding songs and the like.  Just give me the sports, straight up ... There's one way to eliminate being bullied on social media: delete your account.  It's that simple ... The Calgary Roughnecks professional lacrosse team is using the slogan "Come For The Party, Stay For The Game" in its advertising materials for the upcoming season.  It's a tired and worn out marketing phrase, but can be effective.

10. STICK AND PUCK:  Break up the Oilers!  Edmonton's hockey club has won three in a row following Wednesday's 3-1 home triumph over Detroit.  Connor McDavid came alive in the game and has hockey fans in Oil Country worked into a frenzy.  Coach Todd McLellan really has them working together and playing as a team ... The same can't be said for the Calgary Flames who were trounced 6-2 by Washington Tuesday at the Saddledome, dropping their record to a division-worst 1-5-0.  Many are blaming the Flames' goaltending but did you watch the game?  Calgary was employing "Camp Fire Defense", with everyone standing around watching.  It's tough on the goalies when you allow the opposition to take the perfect shot, unharrassed.  Was last year's Flames playoff spot a flash-in-the-pan? ... Back to the Oilers, it's a nice move by them to promote the Oil Kings' next home game in the digital advertising behind the nets during games ... Kudos too to the Prince Albert Raiders for cracking the CHL's Top 10 rankings this week, making the list at #10!

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THAT'S IT! THANKS FOR READING ...
RP
@sportscage
IG: ridervoice

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Burke Dales - just another angry old man with a fanatical right wing agenda.Just another to ignore !!!!

Anonymous said...

conservatives might have had a real chance if they would have dumped harper 2 or 3 years ago "media bad guys" had little to do with the cons being ousted harper did a fine job of that himself. if the riders go after harris or resign messam they had better find a competant canadian back up otherwise its pointless sooner or later everyone loses their #1 back to injury making juggling the ratio a headache.

Anonymous said...

I am a regular listener of the Sportscage either by radio or podcast......you keep making these comments about the Blue Jays laughing in the Dugout when the score was 14-2. I watched the game and the moment you are referring to was just after Pennington threw his first pitch.....it was a 90MPH fastball strike that blew by the batter..... I believe the players were laughing because of this....everyone was surprised by this including the Batter and announcers ......I have no problems with the laughing in the Dugout.

Anonymous said...

The Riders have been blessed by exceptionally nice weather starting with training camp and for about 99% of their practice sessions. The fact that we are experiencing the planet's warmest year on record translated into a year where, for probably the first time, I will not have had to break out my parka for a home game. Sadly, it has only been the sun that has shone on the 2015 edition of our Riders, not lady luck - ergo the Durant injury.

Old Hank

Anonymous said...

Burke Dales sounds like a right-wing loon from the US Republican party.
There has been much better analysis about the election from all different political camps, but none silly enough to assert that voters were "clueless". If he wants to be the first punter to become Prime Minister he will have to work hard to win over the clueless masses.

Old Hank

Anonymous said...

Wow Rod doesn't talk about baseball all year and now he's an expert on what it takes to win a world series interesting!!

Anonymous said...

So according to Burke Dales all the people that voted PC did their full research of each party. Yeah right ..... lol Sounds like a lot of sour grapes. Better go hide in your bomb shelter Burke, the world is coming to an end .... lol

Anonymous said...

Election. In a sports blog? OK. Have watched elections for many years and the outcomes are never as bad as the losing side fear. When reality strikes the new government becomes more moderate, be it left or right. Also, this was one of those elections where voters voted 'out' rather than voted 'in' in spades. So support is soft, Liberals better perform. And Conservatives better learn to soften up a bit and start openly communicating in a positive way to offer support to the average hard working Canadian. GO SMITH PRICE ... let's have some fun on Sat!

Anonymous said...

When you have a team like the Flames that is just standing around and not caring, that's a direct result of coaching. We saw that here with the Riders. The guys don't want to play for the coach and as a result they don't give the 110% required to win. Good players just don't become crappy overnight. If it continues your prophecy of Hartley being gone by Christmas will come true. Flames lose, Riders lose, Tories lose. At least the Jays have hope.


Dubya

Anonymous said...

Why wouldn't the riders go after Dave Dickenson instead of Huffnagel. Much brighter future

13th Man said...

Yep, that trade for Messam ranks right up there with Ricky Ray doesn't it. LEWIS has headed south. Mark another one up for Huff. We really needed to help Calgary. We're the trades 4 early a sign of a good GM?

Rod Pedersen said...

Riders will need to name a GM before they target a coach.

Anonymous said...

I must have misread the expert advise Rod gave on how to win the world series. Could you clarify that for us please?

Anonymous said...

Rod, no comment about the Jays game Friday and when the Jays win ..... how that will affect the Rider game Saturday? 15,000 fans max at the Rider game if the Jays win Friday.

Anonymous said...

I think the one thing that Canadians were fooled on by the media and Liberals, was that the Conservatives don't care about the middle -class and that the Liberals would fix that!

The facts are (and you can find them everywhere) that the middle-class has never done better than the last 5-6 years because of the tax breaks implemented by the CP. Lowered taxes significantly helping some middle-class families cut their income-tax as high as 6k a year which helped Canada have the richest middle-class in the G7.

It's fine though having the Liberals in because i heard someone say that they'll help all the middle-class families pay off their boats and RV's. LOL! Tough times out there!!


Anonymous said...

The new Liberal gov't has already started to put their stamp on things. Trudeau has told Barak Obama that Canada will stop being a part of the offensive in the middle-east including dis-continuing air strikes in Seria and Iraq. Canada will only provide humanitarian aid and training movinfg forward. Absolutly gutless! Going back to the good old days of letting everyone else fight the battles.

Also, if you think marijuana is getting legalized, think again. It will be de-criminalized but not for a few years. This will eventually fall to the provinces to decide because there are already rumblings that the gov't of Quebec and Ontario don't support the legalization.

Anonymous said...

Is that the same advice you give to your kids to just give up and let the bullies win?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Doug Flutie = gm/head coach. You heard it here first, RODPEDERSEN.COM ,amazing offensive/solid defense team attack plus GC championships to soon follow in a fresh new stadium.

Rod Pedersen said...

Thankfully my kids haven't been bullied but the comment was more directed at adults. It was my wife you was mentioning this, saying if you don't like what's being said to you via social media, don't be on social media. Regarding kids being bullied, it should be rather easily solvable. It's all there in black and white and easily investigated.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for mentioning that the Warriors are ranked #6, which puts them ahead of PA, in the CHL rankings for Oct 21,2015

J FRENCH said...

ug, I'm done with all the hate for the Messam trade. Why don't people get it.... he was a pending free agent. We only had him for the rest of the season and then he goes for nothing if we can't sign him. Maybe they talked extension and his price was too high, or higher than they could afford given the current cap situation? Maybe he wanted to hit the market to test his value? (this will likely be his last chance to cash in)

Given the above, it makes complete sense they move him. So, now you know why is is moving, now take a look at the return. What do you think a team is going to give up for a short term rental with the first negotiating rights for an extension. Not a lot. I think we did quite well moving up in the draft and adding a Canadian we think can start. The neg player, he is still on the neg list, so depending on how things go we may get him back. That could be the bonus. There is also a chance we could sign Messam back next year. Imagine that.

I'm not ready to anoint Oday GM on the strength of his deadline moves, but I think he added some pieces in trading for guys that would be free agents. That is being a smart GM.

Hey Roddy, do you have insider info on Loup? All we keep hearing is family issue. I'm assuming serious and ongoing with him in and out. No problem with him being gone, but I do strongly think that 1. MLB needs to adjust the roster rules for situations such as these 2. Gibby should have addressed this before the second round either adding another pitcher for bat or replacing Loup on the roster until his status is clear. If Estrada didnt give us the performance of a life time yesterday and we needed to hit the bullpen, we were toast for the remaining games. Really wish he added Buerle for round 2. If the Jays win it all, and I have faith they can, it will be despite Gibby, not because of him.

Anonymous said...

12, 23, 89 - 10, 22, 2014
------- Remembered -------
CPL NATHAN CIRILLO

Anonymous said...

Love your blog Rod. It's the best by far and I read it every morning to get my daily Rider fix. You are second to none. But please leave out the politics...

Anonymous said...

Sisco modelling? Hope the company Sunshine & Ski has good insurance for when he goes on 6 game inj list lol!

Anonymous said...

Not a big surprise about the Flames. They played a similar style to the Leafs which is unsustainable over multiple seasons: being near the bottom of the league in puck possession and getting outshot every game. They are returning to normal this year. Last year was an outlier.

Ben Bernanke

Anonymous said...

What about the Moose Jaw Warriors at #6?

Rod Pedersen said...

Missed that somehow.

Sk_Roughie said...

Bring back Obama

Anonymous said...

Because they just aren't smart enough J FRENCH ... it is just that simple.

Anonymous said...

Not cool for Pedersen to see the Jays players laughing in the Dugout when the Jays were getting beat 14-2 , but it's okay to see Riders players patting opposing players asses and laughing and smiling on the field when the Riders are getting their asses kicked game after game ????

Anonymous said...

There's a place for Mr. O'Day with the Roughriders, so happens it's not the gm chair.
Jeremy O'Day, he's just not ready, Nice hair doh.

Rick said...

WOW...this is the most hypocritical comment I have ever heard you say "Now I know why I prefer ESPN's Sportscenter to its Canadian cousin: the anchors don't kibitz about each other's wedding songs and the like. Just give me the sports, straight up ..." Have you listened to your own show? A-train, Mrs. Sportagge, what each of the people on your show did on the weekend, Monday it takes 30 minutes before you talk about sports...after of course you tell everyone how great you are and how many important elbows you rubbed on the weekend. You show is nothing but kibitzing!!! Reason I and many of my friends don't listen anymore. Reading you blog is at least a little more to the point.

Anonymous said...

RP reported regarding the Prime Minister comments of former CFL punter Burke Dales...

Well Rod, it looks like you dug real hard to find such a comment. Most people in the know, especially with regard Canadian Politics, do not know of Burke Dales, yet you gave him more political attention then any comments previous. You must really be scraping the barrel to have found his comments.

As for his degree in Political Science, whoopy doo, I have one too it does not make me an expert on the subject.

Really Rod? You gave his comments (3 paras) that much weight in your column... Really? Is there not already enough negativity involved with the conservative right that you now have to stir the pot with a no name former punter who happens to have a degree?

Speaking of university degrees, since you seem to now appreciate them so, still I will never figure out why you continually asked each and every university educated african american Sask Roughrider if they preferred the Republican over the democrats... you really just don't get politics do you?

X Marks the spot

Rod Pedersen said...
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Rod Pedersen said...

There's a big difference between the formatics of the SportsCage versus SportsCentre. It's a sports radio talkshow vs a national television sports report. Big difference my friend.

Anonymous said...

Seeing Brad Wall snivelling up to the media in the hopes that they can direct Ralph Goodales attention to him was priceless. Little boy Brad will not get much attention from the big boys and girls. Brad has no friends in Man, Alberta, Ontario and he alienated Quebec long ago. He and his brand of politic are truly alone. Now if only the riders would realize that Hicksville right wing management does not work then the atmosphere could change and sustained success would be possible. BTW don't expect Sask to dump Hicksville politic as most cannot visualize an alternative without a doomsday scenario. That why they are hicks and why sustained success is difficult in this culture.

Anonymous said...

Rob Bagg a very old tired version of Justin Bieber. Trade Bagg back to the Ontario hinterland this off season or have him retire.

Anonymous said...

Burke Dales should read today's article in the Regina Leaderpost/National Post by Andrew Coyne to better understand why his Conservative Party was put out of its misery.

Anonymous said...

To Rod,

I am not sure what all the comments were regarding bullying, but what was clear in your comments was your ongoing support of the divisive old white mans club, the Conservatives... It's kind of gross really, this is 2015 after all.

As for any talk of bullying, and speaking of the previous Conservative government, Canada should feel proud for finally getting rid of the number one bully in Canada, Steven Harper. If you regularly follow politics you will agree, if you are a band wagon jumper just at election time, don't really follow or simply always vote Cons anyway (no matter how ignorant or behind the times that party is), then you will disagree.

Again, rejoice Canada, 'Heave-Steve' has worked, the bully is gone!

XYZ

Randolph said...

I thought the Burke Dales won the Stanley Cup in 1920?

Anonymous said...

i wouldnt read 1 sentence in a postmedia rag this soon to be bankrupt company is grasping at straws as it is in death throws now.

Anonymous said...

Trudeau will be a one term prime minister.

When the history book is written on Harper, he will go down as one of the best in Canadian Politics ever. He guided this country through the worst economic times the WORLD has ever faced since the Great Depression.

I am just greatfull that it wasn't Trudue at the helm in these trying times. He can have the easy times ahead. Like a closer coming in baseball when your team is up by a dozen.

Not an old white man.

Anonymous said...

Maybe some of you losers should take an example from the picture today from the memorial service in Ottawa. It showed PM Harper and PM to be Trudeau laying a wreath together in respect. They put partisan politics aside for their country. Maybe you turkeys should try it sometime. But what am I saying, you know more than everyone else so you don't need to re-examine your views.

Worst thing about social media is it gives the idiots in society a voice to spew out their crap. Get a life people.


Gundersons Yorkton

Anonymous said...

Too bad Gunderson doesn't understand politics. He probably always votes Cons anyway. Trudeau is prime minister elect. He cannot govern until sworn in. He's there because Canada wanted him to be. Harper is still the Prime Minister and chose to be there. Making anything more of the action distracts from theme of respect for the fallen soldier.
BTW if a calamity occurs (Gunderson realizes other parties exist) and the new parliament cannot be sworn in, Harper remains PM.

Omnibus Bill said...

The decision by the Liberals to stand up to the banks and say NO to merging was a key decision that mitigated the impact of the the global financial meltdown in 2008.

Anonymous said...

Hey idiot...does that mean the Liberals are an old black man's party?? What a racist loser.

Danny said...

Of the people who disliked the "Justin: he's just not ready" campaign ads, young or old, I don't think it was because of the reasons you mention. At least I hope not.

I personally disliked those ads because they were so transparently, BS. Like, the Cons. were bringing attention to something that to most, should be a non-issue (who you surround yourself with is far important. Advisers, people smarter than you, etc.), and then on top of that, they were being dishonest and taking things completely out of context (quotes, etc.) to support this idea. And then on top of THAT, they did all of this, extremely poorly, and in such a way that it greatly insulted the intelligence of anyone watching. Like, "Do you really think we are dumb enough to fall for this?".

Another related thing is that people watching those ads, who saw through the lies and B.S., then wondered if maybe some Conservative voters were NOT seeing the B.S., which makes non Conservatives dislike them, and the party, even more.

Anonymous said...

Anyone BUT the NDP and I'm a happy Canadian

Anonymous said...

To the no name anon (comment #45),

Do you always begin your posts with 'Hey idiot'? I am not sure what you said after that but I tuned out... Like most people you know probably do when you are speaking to them.

You only have one life and it appears you have wasted most of yours up until this point.

Next time you utter 'Hey idiot', I hope you are looking directly at the mirror.

Anonymous said...

Only "hey idiot" to racists making incredibly ignorant comments!

Anonymous said...

Here's an example of idiots who are allowed to vote, and most likely responsible for electing the big Turd eau-
https://www.facebook.com/everythingmtl/videos/1061443130541460/


Anonymous said...

I agree, avoid the "hey idiot" silliness and do like Burke Dales when he addresses people who voted Liberal - "hey clueless" ...

Keith Pottruff said...

Assuming he's beaten his demons why not Steve Sarkisian for GM/coach? His time in the NCAA must have given him a great network to find players. Plus he's a former Rider.

Anonymous said...

I'll second your opinion.

Y'er Welcome
New Obama

Anonymous said...

The one thing I don't like about you Pedersen is your refusal to take criticism.

Your show could be so much better if you would stop with the pandering and get to what people want to hear which is sports. Bringing in your buddies doesn't cut it with me and many others. Abou, Mullinder and Schultz are fine because they are people who have played the game, Phil and Scruffy are fine because they are part of your sports department, but c'mon Rob Jamont, Dustin Halvorson, Pete Pasco, Kelly Remple. These guys are just buddies of yours and bring nothing to the table especially Remple who tries to make himself sound important because he has ties to Labardias (SP).

Nye doesn't bring his buddies on and either does any other credible sports talk show. When you start doing that, I'll start being a regular again, but as soon as I hear one of your "buddies", I am out and so are a lot of others. You can chirp back at me all you want, but you know I'm speaking the truth.

Anonymous said...

Be glad you're not in Alberta, that NDP provincially and Trudeau Federally is a real poor formula. We proved it back in the day when all we exported was our youth.

Anonymous said...

IF O’Day called Dyce a “rock star” it very well could be conceived that Shepard would view O’Day as a “superstar".


However knowing that current and past Rider executives have their minds stuck in the past; I’ll guess the following: Adam Rita, Ken Miller, Al Ford