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Friday, March 4, 2016

RIDERVILLE ARIZONA TOUR II PHOTOS


It's late Thursday and I don't have time to provide captions for ALL of the photos from Thursday's Rider Pride Night and pregame Tailgate Party at the Westgate Plaza in Glendale, AZ.   However here's some photo evidence of what went down ...








Ducks assistant coach Rich Preston of Regina stops by the SportsCage ...


Coyotes President & CEO Anthony Leblanc ...





The Ducks spanked the Coyotes 5-1 ... Ryan Getzlaf didn't play for Anaheim ... Max Domi of Arizona pulled a Todd Bertuzzi-type act in the third period. Watch Sportscentre for the highlights.



Heading to the ice for the postgame photo ...


Rider great Ray Elgaard with the Coyotes' Boyd Gordon of Regina. Classy move by the Riders' Gregg Sauter and Andrew Craig to do up a Rider jersey for Boyd.


Thanks to all who attended!  See you next year in Phoenix ...

RP

48 comments:

Joe said...

Typical riders fans desperate for attention

Parkside said...

Looked like a great time! Hope to make it down one of these years!

Anonymous said...

Riders fans are best fans in the world!

Anonymous said...

Ryan Getzlaf didn't play??! BUST!

Anonymous said...

Great job by Riders to organize such an event and good on Coyotes to partner.

Hopefully it continues to grow.

Anonymous said...

Wow, look at the empty seats. There is no way that team survives the next ten years. They need a 15,000 seat arena like Winnipeg.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had to be 40+ to attend these games... Jersey etiquette 101 is to never wear a jersey from a different league to a game. If I wore my coyotes jersey to a riders game they'd ridicule me out of mosaic. Not that I'd ever buy a coyotes jersey but you get the point.

Anonymous said...

Just another example of how 'special' Rider fans are

Anonymous said...

I would love to see the looks of people at Mosaic if fans came to games wearing hockey jerseys or baseball jerseys or whatever. It just adds to the "yokels" characterization so many in the CFL have of Rider fans.



Rob

Anonymous said...

The smallest dog always barks the loudest.

Rod Pedersen said...

Jealousy out in full force this morning.

Anonymous said...

Some people lead very sad lives when they have to insult Rider fans.
get some help or get laid trolls

Anonymous said...

It's OK Rod. It's just envious fans from fringe teams

Anonymous said...

Rob,
And you really just add to the "a$$hole" characterization Rider fans have of certain people. Namely yourself.

If you were part of an event sporsored by a specific organization, and happened to wear some article of clothing connected to that organization to Taylor Field (I refuse to use the name Mosaic) most people wouldn't even look twice.

Except for other loud mouth, idiot a$$holes like yourself.

But their probably friends of yours anyways.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Rob and I am a Rider fan! My jerseys come out on game day and that is that. There seems to be some little fetish people in Saskatchewan have of trying to think they are something by wearing a Rider jersey to events. It makes them think they're a somebody! Wear a t-shirt or a golf shirt or a jacket if you want with the logo on it, but you wouldn't go to a Rider game wearing an NHL jersey so why would you go to an NHL game wearing a Rider jersey. It is ridiculous.


Anonymous said...

First of all, great turn out of Rider fans in Arizona, I was wishing I was there. Good to hear Ray Elgaard on the radio and I have to say he does a really good radio interview, great voice and very relaxed on air. I just want to say that the vibe going on in Arizona is starting to rise up in Saskatchewan once again. Being in Regina yesterday I couldn't help but notice all the Rider logos, license plates, flags, jerseys, t-shirts, hats, blankets, etc. All these have been around for a long time of course but I am looking at them with renewed optimism. My pride was hurt last year and it was truthfully hard to see the Rider logo everywhere. This year I feel like we are in for some fun again. No predictions on what our record will be but I feel confidant in saying this team is going to bring the excitement back into the game, and that is why we have a professional team after all, to be entertained.

Anonymous said...

As sure as Sunday follows Saturday the trolls come out from under their bridge to attack anything Rider be it team or fans. These are some very emotionally damaged people. They are scary enough to wonder aloud whether or not they should be institutionalized for their own good.

Jersey etiquette? (ever see Montreal Canadiens or Toronto Maple Leafs caps at sporting events) 40+ crowd, assortment of profanities etc seems to suggest people with serious issues. It's great that people who have worked hard for 25-30 years, asked for nothing, lived within their means, are rewarded. People who lived ordinary lives, lived in modest homes, paid their bills, saved a bit of money, didn't break the law, and looked after their families. Now they can afford to spend a couple weeks in Arizona and that's nice. In return the trolls try to ridicule them and the event. That is just sad!

Anonymous said...

Some people should just mind their own frickin business.

worry about yourselves and leave everyone else the hell alone.

Why do you care who wears their Rider jerseys and where they wear them?

They paid for them and can wear them wherever they want.

Good lord.

Lyle Pederson said...

Obviously Coyote fans haven't taken 'Jersey 101' yet. At least not those many we met as they gave "welcome" "thanks for supporting the 'yotes" "your team and fans must really be special" (3 or 4 of those)"this it great" etc. No end of 'positive' attention. But yes ... overheard one guy say "Those f####### Canadians come down here and take all the bar seats". Guess he doesn't have a dog to kick either.

Anonymous said...

In one photo you see the backs of the fan's Rider jerseys and the names all - without exception - take you on a walk down memory lane.

Anonymous said...

Friend of Rob, see the comment directed at him and his friends above.

Your complaints are groundless, your fears are moronic.

Anonymous said...

Guess Gary Bettman doesnt see the need to step in to put a stop on another league Imposing itself on the NHL brand.as its probably deemed a non entity In the world of professional sports, just a bunch of dreaming yokels looking for attention.

Anonymous said...

Rob and his friend,
While I do agree with you both that it's wrong/odd to wear the apparel of a team to a game that team isn't participating in, the issue has more to do with self righteous a$$holes who think they have the right to tell other people what to wear.

I agree with you both, however I will never be such a knob as to tell adults what clothes they can wear and when it is appropriate to wear them.

You two sound like fashionistas on E! only a lot more whiny.

Oh, and fans from every other CFL team also wear their team's jersey to events their team isn't participating in. Ever been to a Grey Cup Rob? Look around and you'll see every other team in the CFL represented in the stands.

In conclusion, you're both a couple of self righteous, whiny a$$holes who should keep their opinions to themselves.

Anonymous said...

Wearing a Rider jersey to something non-CFL football related is a definite fashion faux pas CMON!!

Anonymous said...

Okay I watched the hit that Garbutt put on OEL which was nothing but dirty seeing OEL had his back turned, Garbutt got exactly what he deserved from Domi. What Bertuzzi did was threaten another player two weeks prior to a game and then stalked him on the ice and dirtied him totally…glad Moore got paid for this situation and idiot players as Bertuzzi should stay out of hockey.

Anonymous said...

Lyle Pedersen should just worry about making sure his kid gets her ice time above others.

Anonymous said...

( Pic #6 ) - The epitome of all things Riderville and its associated dipsticks. Good grief, did that actually wear that blazer to a NHL game?

Anonymous said...

Gomer-ville

Anonymous said...

Wow, a bunch of Joan Rivers wannabes. We're you losers also critiquing the dresses on Oscar night, or were you too busy mending your trench coats to go hang out at the elementary school the next day?

Anonymous said...

I loved the photo that showed all the fans backs. All the different numbers and names brought back memories. Particularly #20 Wes Cates. He was a keeper for a long time.

Anonymous said...

Oscar night? What the hell is Oscar night? Only a predator perv would know his clothing attire and hanging out at the elementary school. Get lost, beat it Bub, this a sports blog. Dont you ever bring your implied crap opinion on here again.

Go Roughriders

Anonymous said...

Hahaha. "Jersey etiquette" that concept must have come from a real winner.

Anonymous said...

The winter must be getting to you folks... Wow, some will really have to get out of the house more often. For those who did not go on the trip, maybe you should take a holiday or maybe move to BC or whatever (you can still be a Rider fan wherever).

But to have a discussion about jersey etiquette is really weird!

BC

Anonymous said...

Great to see Saskatoon's own PISS JUG in photo #11!!! Attack boy, Patty!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Arizona are ruining Domi...feel so bad he has to put up with that.....Oh by the way Oilers are 3 points behind your team...

Anonymous said...

gender equality

Anonymous said...

As a Shriner we are more than happy to wear our attire to events that we support. Which is no different than a large group of fans of one team supporting another team wearing their own attire.
It's not like Rider fans showed up in Green and White to show disrespect. Quite the opposite as they were there to show their support of the other team.
I can only assume that those on hear making a big deal of wearing a jersey are from other teams that are not lucky enough to have such events. Even the ones on here claiming to be a Rider fan and siding with the outsider is probably an imposter.



Friends of friends

Anonymous said...

I'm proud to wear Rider Green anytime of the year. In Fact it's Rider Pride night at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw tonite. I will be wearing green. Go Warriors! Go Riders!

Parkside said...

Whats this about jerseys blah blah blah...? This is an event. You are supposed to wear your Rider jersey. If there was a Coyote Day at Mosaic, then I would assume there will be some Coyote jerseys in the stands. Who cares???

Anonymous said...

Don't you people realize that promoters have figured out that if they call any event 'Rider Night' then they will sell more tickets just because of the sheep.

Anonymous said...

I seen someone wrote that rider fans are the best fans in the world…like can all you rider fans grab a piece of reality…let's think the Green Bay packers for instant, them cheese heads make you all look like a nugget but being the best cfl team in the history of the cfl with the big disgraceful four grey cups which is one of the lowest total for grey cups let me remind you says how uninformed you rider fans are.

Anonymous said...

Show me in the "Book of Etiquette" where it says you should not wear another team's jersey to a Sporting event where your team is not playing is inappropriate......I see a total positive for CFL Football when 800 Rider Jerseys turn up at an American Sports event....my bet is these Americans will gravitate to the Watch anything Roughrider turns up on their various ESPN networks......I guess this is how you get to be Canada's Team.

Rod Pedersen said...

^^ "LIKE"

Anonymous said...

Bravo Bravo ^^^^^

Anonymous said...

Rod, WTF, only 2 photos with young hot women? When going to a warmer climate your followers expect close up photos of cheerleaders, WITHOUT you in the picture. Nothing personal Roddy but we don't find you attractive. Please support our request in the future, go Riders!

Anonymous said...

Canada's team is in NHL hockey thanks, which is also Canada's sport. Have to say the Montreal Canadiens or Toronto Maple leafs would be known as Canada's team. Like I said before to the uninformed grab some reality…the U.S honestly think our Cfl football league is a joke compared so they really don't care about the riders or any of our other Cfl teams, just because you flaunt jersey's in Phoenix and they give you attention like they care doesn't mean they do, I bet mostly they like the money you are spending so of course they give you attention. I will say this though, I will watch and support the Cfl over the Nfl any day of the week…way more exciting and teams can't run a game away with so much time consumption of the clock.

Rod Pedersen said...

Actually you're wrong man. And you're just spouting hate. Be better, not bitter.

Anonymous said...

I am not spouting hate so quit judging my comment just because you are a rider fan, I have respect for all of us Cfl fans but when it comes to being Canada's team it has to be hockey. Most Canadians love our Canadian tradition of hockey and our Cfl league is losing in attendance every year, we need the younger crowd being introduced but that is tough when I here people stating the Cfl isn't even a professional league…really pisses me off. I really hope our western conference tightens up between teams and believe it isn't far away but we need more support throughout the whole league. Hockey hands down takes the cake man simple as that, any Cfl fan base sits behind the Nhl fan base period, so how is that hating…simple fact but that may not be in your best of interests i suppose