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Sunday, August 13, 2017

ROUGHRIDERS 41 LIONS 8


REGINA - Ed Gainey intercepted Jonathon Jennings three times in the first half - returning one for a touchdown - and had four in total as the Saskatchewan Roughriders blew out the visiting B.C. Lions 41-8 Sunday at Mosaic Stadium.

The victory kept the Riders (3-4) close to the pack in the competitive West Division and four points behind the fourth-place Lions (5-3). It was the first Riders win versus a divisional opponent this season.

The Edmonton Eskimos, who the Riders will visit after a bye this week, lead the West with a 7-0 record.

Leading up to the back end of this home-and-home set with the Lions, Riders head coach Chris Jones stressed that his team needed to have a fast start at home for a shot at an upset victory.

His wishes were answered.

Gainey's first interception set up the first Riders touchdown - a 35-yard passing play from Kevin Glenn to Bakari Grant.

On the ensuing drive, Gainey again picked off Jennings and returned it 49 yards for a second Riders touchdown. The Riders led 15-0 after the opening quarter.

The home team held the momentum into the second quarter.

Cameron Marshall (one-yard run and 29-yard reception) scored two touchdowns and the Riders' lead swelled to 29-0 going into halftime.

Jennings, who missed the previous three games with a shoulder injury, was replaced briefly by Travis Lulay in the first half, but did return under centre to start the second half.

However, Jennings' bad luck continued on the opening possession. He marched the Lions to the Riders' five-yard line, by far their deepest drive of the game, but his fourth interception of the night snuffed that drive.

A seven-yard touchdown catch by Duron Carter late in the third quarter pushed Saskatchewan's lead to 36-0.

The Lions finally got on the scoreboard early in the fourth quarter when Jennings hooked up with Chris Williams, who sprinted past the secondary for a 56-yard touchdown. Marco Iannuzzi caught a two-point convert that made it 36-8.

Saskatchewan's defence registered five interceptions - the other coming from Derrick Moncrief - and four sacks.

Glenn finished the night with 320 passing yards and three touchdowns. Jennings completed 14-of-30 pass attempts for 195 yards. He had one touchdown and four interceptions.

The Lions return home to take on the Calgary Stampeders (5-1-1) on Friday. The Riders have a bye.

(Canadian Press)

CHRIS JONES POSTGAME COMMENTS

- Since we've been here, this is the most solid game we've played.  In all three phases, we finished.

- We took the ball to open the game just because we've started slow lately. We said if we won the toss, we'd take the football just to switch things up.

- I'll be honest be with you, we called the exact things on defense that we did last week. No deviation. We didn't change one thing. The difference tonight was, we executed.

- It was a real, long, hard week. We've had a bad taste in our mouths since that game in BC. We were embarrassed when the spotlight was on us and it didn't sit well with anyone in our football operations department. So it just felt real good to get out there tonight, execute, and get a win over a very good football team, a western opponent, who's used to winning.

- These back-to-backs cause dissension. But it wouldn't have changed our attitude if we were playing somebody else. However we had a bad taste in our mouth and there was only one way to get it out.

- They're a tough team and they're well-coached. Wally has good players and very explosive players that can get down the field in a hurry. Again, the game plan was simple. We kept 'em off-balance with our offense and Craig Dickenson did a great job with the kickoffs, not allowing them to get downhill. It was the same game plan, with better execution.

- I've been listening to some of the comments from the players. It's real easy when you drop a couple games that it's coulda, woulda, shoulda. A lotta guys want to stand up and talk but talk only takes you so far. You have to have a 4-man rush, win one-on-ones, and do the things that every good team in football does.

- I've been on Ed Gainey to be more aggressive since camp. I told him he's a good player who hasn't been playing like a good player. Tonight I saw the confidence from him and he knew he's not there to just knock a football away. He has to take the football away

- Duron Carter and I meet everyday for 5-10 minutes and talk about the day, and how we're going to do things. It helps my rapport with him and I'm sure he'd say the same thing. He told me that he can play DB and he covered Caleb Holley in practice. He was doing it well so when Kacey Rodgers got hurt, he was the best option.

- We're gonna take the bye and think about what happened in Calgary and BC. We played decent football in Montreal but shot ourselves in the foot. But there were two black eyes in Calgary and BC. We'll take a close look at what we do on the road and come up with a solution.

- We had a tough week. I wasn't the happiest of characters at a lot of our practices. Normally we zip through the 12 plays on team run very quickly but it wasn't physical enough. We had to do something to shake it up. You have to do something different sometimes to get a different result and I think they responded.

- A couple of years ago in Edmonton we had byes situated like this. We take pretty good care of our players with practice. They get off the field early so they can get more film time. We're trying to be more efficient to get them off their feet. We're hoping that down the stretch that the way we practice will be a feather in our cap.

RP
@rodpedersen

77 comments:

Anonymous said...

I predict rides win big.big points a coming.

Swami the soothsayer

Anonymous said...

Hooray we are the greatest thing since sliced bread

Morgan said...

Wow... Talk about silencing the haters!!! What a win! Domination throughout! Look out CFL!!! These riders are for real!!!

Anonymous said...

Well, that's one in a row. Anybody want to go streaking?

Anonymous said...

Big Whoop!! Ridders still in the west basement where they belong!!

Anonymous said...

Give the man that truck!!!

Anonymous said...

This really sucks for those rider fans that moan about chris jones

Anonymous said...

OK, to all the Chris Jones Kevin Glenn haters, maybe time to STFU already. You're never happier than when things go your way so you can endlessly bitch and complain about how bad the Riders are.

I do believe the Rider coaching staff actually started to take into account some of the things the fans were trying to tell them:
-Take the ball! if you have that option.
-A four man front D usually works better than a three man push.
-If you're on top, keep the foot to the throat.

3RD and 1 said...

All I want to read here tonight is the apologies from all the dumb comments that were dumping on Glen after a loss.
Anyone that knows anything about football knew it wasn't Glen's fault the way the team played in Calgary and BC.
When your whole defence, O-line, receivers and special teams play like crap. How is it Glen's fault.
When everyone does their job then the QB can do his and shine like he did tonight. Glen has 14 TD passes in 7 games this season. Durant only had 14 in all of last season. I'm not picking on Darian. I'm trying to help increase the football smarts in those who have been bashing Glen. You guys can't see the forest for the trees. Same thing goes with the team for the QB.
When Glen played in Calgary for 2 seasons he had 12 and 14 win seasons. So stop the stupidity and watch the field.
If the Riders can keep some of the intensity when they hit the road. Only good things can come of it.
Tonight every player on the Riders deserved to wear the [=S=] for Stud

Anonymous said...

Big time Jones hater here...credit where its due. Looked strong on both sides of the ball. They smelled blood with Jennings coming back off that injury. He was Bad, as much as the defence was good - but the rider D capitalized on the situation.

Thats the first game since Jones took over that they looked like a real team against a decent opponent. Time will tell if they can do that consistently, and away from home or in close games.

Anonymous said...

Which qb stats are better? Saskatchewan Roughriders #1 qb Kevin Glenn? Or the over paided bum who starts for Montreal? Who has more touchdowns to date? Hmmm... hint, he wears green and while.

Anonymous said...

If you think the coaching staff is listening to the fans you are out to lunch.

Anonymous said...

Chris Jones for Premier!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah I am sure every professional team listens to the fans on what the game plan should be for the game...get a life already, they don't care what we think because truthfully we don't know anything close to what they do so go to bed with your stuffy now lol. All the haters or you realists actually will say they looked good keeping the pedal down...that is a start but 1 game doesn't say they are for real either...doing this over and over would only prove that and that isn't there yet but maybe in time who knows...they are still a ways away from play offs yet.

Anonymous said...

Best and most complete game the Riders have played in 3+ years. It has been so long to see the special teams give us great field position, the defensive line really get after the QB and the Rider receivers again with a ton of YAC yards and scoring in different ways. Gainey for Premier!! 4 picks and one for a pick six. TSN turning point on that play.

Aaron Anderson

Anonymous said...

Especially pleased we beat them in all three phases. Really impressed with new guy #42 Moncrief, he looks like a keeper. Also liked #33 Christian Jones both ways on special teams but it'll take more than one win before I like Coach/GM/DC Chris Jones.

Anonymous said...

Don't think Wally ran off the field without shaking hands crying "Win with some class". Jones is still a jerk

Anonymous said...

Great and long time coming huge victory.Congrats to all and hopefully this starts the ball rolling.Our next 3 games will tell us that.Does anyone know why we have a 2nd bye week after only 7 games played?

Anonymous said...

Overpaid bum in Mtl?? Bottom line. Glenn & Durant's team both have 3-4 records but Mtl is in 1st, Riders in last. Als have beaten 2 West opponents, Riders one. Great victory for Riders but it's only one game. They still have a ways to go before they can be considered in the playoff conversation out west. Enjoy the moment but I'm hearing the same euphoria about the team as before their last bye week. This is a good 1st step, that's about all.

Anonymous said...

I disagree. The fans have constantly said TAKE THE DAMN BALL if you win the toss. The Fans also said ditch the 3 man rush. Both things happened tonight and result a W.The coach probably never heard or saw any Fan comments to that effect BUT the Fans were right.
Congrats to the entire team. A well played game in all facets.Keep it up and the 'haters" will shut up, at least until the next loss.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe Crampaina missed that field goal. Now what will do for a kicker? Again Jones knows nothing.

MSinStoon said...

Didn't see the game, will watch the film later. From what I can piece together Riders were competent, Lions laid an egg. Would like to see them win a competitive game against a leading team that 'shows up'. Happy we stole 2 from Wally lol. Go Riders!

Anonymous said...

So if you get 3 interceptions in a half.....Is that like a Gordie Howe Hat Trick. Great game Boys. Enjoy the week off and come back smashing Edmonton.

Anonymous said...

Lions 8 - Ed Gainey 41
Go Ed.....awesome

Anonymous said...

Ok here wo go AGAIN. The riders win ONE game and the parade route has started even tho they are still in LAST place and the worst team in the west as per the standings indicate cant argue with that as its in black and white lol

Anonymous said...

Wow I'm surprised but good, but I still want bridge to get more meaningful playing time , or Williams, as we all know you need 2 quarterbacks in this league. What a difference , not totally sure why, maybe they simplified thingss, and it looks like labatte going to centre made a huge difference , but that was something I never expected, A blow out, some interceptions, everything came together , that's for sure, to bad we have another by, already, what's with that?

Anonymous said...

I have said it before. Win or lose, I will never like Jones because of the things he has done and said. A big win, or several big wins will not change my mind or make me forget what has happened in this franchise. And the fan calling Durant an overpaid bum, develop some class. You can compare quarterbacks without name calling.

3RD and 1 said...

The only way out of last place in the West is by taking a step in the right direction with 1 Win at a time. Anyone bringing up the West standings after a total domination by the Riders has the aptitude of Captain Obvious.
There is only one way out of a grave and that's by digging yourself out one limb at a time. Tonight the Riders dug their head out of the dirt and were able to see clearly that they are every bit as good as the competition.
Step 1 Believe in your teammates. Check

Lee said...

One thing about the win, we will only have about 30 comments on here, the other 70 nay sayers will stay in moms basement for another week

Anonymous said...

I encourage all Rider fans to make donation to the World Wildlife Fund after the senseless slaughter of 46 lions at Mosaic stadium on Sunday

#SeeWhatiDidThere

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the 2nd bye week

Anonymous said...

Great game but the next 4 weeks will really tell the tale

Anonymous said...

Inuit fan no doubt.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, you want an apology? You are trying to increase my football smarts? Oh dear. Now thats funny.

Anonymous said...

You are delirious.

Anonymous said...

keep in mind there is no way the league was gonna allow the riders to lose this game,a riders loss would have basically eliminated the riders from the playoffs this early in the season and the fans would lose interest so there is NO WAY the league could afford this situation .JUST SAYING.DONT READ TO MUCH INTO THIS WIN ,do not plan your parade route just yet

Anonymous said...

Yeah what Aaron Anderson said.

Pro coaches don't call plays based on what fans say you nimrod anons.

For those who watched the game you would have noted that the Riders used the 3 man rush sparingly and it worked
Jennings threw the ball away when he couldn't find anyone open. The 4 man rush and the blitzes both worked well.
Labatte had a great game at center. The hoggies played their best game so far this year. Edmonton at home will be a huge test. Can't wait!
Bart

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... "CFL East Division" Alouettes in first place with 3 wins, pathetic! Spin it anyway you want, Durant still a vastly over-paided bum whereas Kevin Glenn getting the job done at a quarter the price with league leading stats, ie; touchdowns thrown. Kevin Glenn anyday over Durant.

Anonymous said...

Unless the wind is a major factor, to me if you win the toss you should always take the ball first. Isn't the object to score first to set the tone.

Anonymous said...

Consider this folks .. if Crapinga had made his game winning field goals early in the season we would be undefeated at home and be 5 wins and 2 losses.

Chris said...

All do credit to the Riders for their focus. They needed to be because a bad loss here and the knives are out for lot of people in the organization. That said, the score in this game was more indicative of a Lions team that was not ready to play. TSN had the cameras in the locker room pre game and Wally was already ripping them for their casual attitude. My take away from this game is whether the Lions are indeed right there with the Stamps and Esks as many thought. They have lost 2 games to Edmonton and haven't played Calgary yet. I suspect this was a one off for the Lions. One of those learn your lesson games. I guess we will see this weekend, whether they are pretenders or contenders. As for the Riders, nice win. Keeps the critics at bay during the bye week, but I suspect the Eskimos will put them back in their place win they hit the field in two weeks.

Anonymous said...

Smashing Edmonton...good luck with that, they are undefeated for reason...just a little note this was done with 22 injured players so don't think your smashing nothing to fast but should be a good game with Edmonton injured as they are.

Anonymous said...

Was anyone actually watching? We rushed 3 lots.. still got presure. . Would bet most of gainers picks were zone rush 3 .. just saying .. Awesome win but some of u guys saying I toadaso need to actually watch the game .. bc laid an egg plain and simple no doubt like we did a week ago.. too bad cuz I think both teams can be real good.. any given Sunday right? I'm tickled pink we squashed bc but let's be real we neeeeeeeed to beat edm on they're wretched field of horrors for us for decades .. we obviously have a team here we've proved it at home . Let's show up on they're turf and do it!! Great job riders!! Finally proud of this team again . Go get em Jones . Glenn . Carter . Jefferson . Gainey! ! Ugggh another stupid bye week .. please put a team on the east coast and level the divisions . Anyways there are stars on this team now guys if u can't see that? Then your stuck in the past . Go Riders!!

Byob

Anonymous said...

Reality check. This week they gained 1 game vs BC & idle Calgary. With the bye week & all West teams playing each other it is guaranteed they will lose ground on 2 of these teams. They play Edm & then Wpg twice, only 1 game @ home. How they do the next 3 games will tell a lot. Take time to enjoy the win but they are still a ways from being a contender. It was fairly obvious before the game started that Wally thought his team wasn't ready. After this win other clubs will take notice & I doubt will make the same mistake. This was, as BLM said playing Hamilton, almost too easy.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible the Lions were enjoying too much of the Regina night life on the evening before the game? You know Montreal west.

Anonymous said...

Consider this: if the rest of the team had played better we wouldn't have needed a field goal to win. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

Try half the price. But with bonus kicking in he could come close to Durant money.

3RD and 1 said...

What a ridiculous thing to say. I read every comment here on rodpedersen.com this article called ROUGHRIDERS 41 LIONS 8 (all in capitalized letters)
Not one of the articles state anything about wining the division or jumping ahead of any of the other Western teams. One comment mentions that the Riders dominated in the game (which they did) and that he feels they are for real. Only time will tell if that was a fluke or not. However not one comment on here states anything about playoffs or Grey Cup or anything other than the possibility of gaining traction through confidence.
So stop trying to Embellish. It reads ridiculously dumb! If a dude in the US of A is incredibly under qualified but still gets himself elected as the President. Only to be called out in all of his embellishments. How the hell do you figure you can embellish on here when Donald Trump can't even get away with it.

Anonymous said...

Hope everyone had enough water. From what I could tell most were drinking $8 beer instead of $4 water. Yeesh!!

3RD and 1 said...

No one is doubting the next 4 weeks will tell the tale. Thanks for another Captain Obvious comment.

3RD and 1 said...

The comment regarding the League not allowing the Riders to lose this game certainly wins the best of "Fake News" so far in this early part of season 2017.
As I'm sure no one that follows the CFL could be that delusional. Could they????
Well I guess if a person is not getting enough sunlight living in Mama's basement. You may be severely lacking in Vitamin "D". That could possibly bring on bouts of stability or even delusions.

3RD and 1 said...

Consider this; every kicker in every pro football game wants to line up and kick the winning points for a walk off Victory. Winnipeg has done it a couple times this year. That's why they are sitting with 5 Wins and we are sitting with 2 Wins. All a kicker does for his pay is "KICK" the fricken ball. If the QB gets the offence into scoring range of the field goal with a few seconds left on the clock. Everyone on the Offence has done their job. Now it's time for the kicker to do his job. 1989 Grey Cup won by a field goal. 2009 Grey Cup won by a bloody second chance at a field goal. So don't give me this crap about having done other things during the game so the kicker dosent have to kick the wining field goal. That's what a kicker should live for. To be the dude that wins the game. It's his moment to shine and win the game.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Im a naysayer. Ive commented numerous times already. I live with my wife, in our house.

3RD and 1 said...

Every team has injuries right now. The Riders are playing with a Center (Labatt) that is a left guard. As well as the super important Left Tackle position (QBs blind side) is a player that hadn't played in 2 years. Many of the EE injuries are players that haven't proven them self at this point. That's why the EE are doing well without a lot of starters. They were rookie starters anyway.

Anonymous said...

Go ahead and hang the Glen banner outside the stadium loser.

Anonymous said...

WOW there are some stupid comments today!!! Where to start, where to start?

How about the comment that 'the league wouldn't allow the riders to lose'. Seriously? Are you really that stupid? "The league manipulated Jennings to throw all those pics??? if you don't have anything smart to say, go to a Bomber Blog!

Oh, and the one about the Lions enjoying too much 'Regina night life???? "Montreal west"? come on. That is ridiculous, comparing B.C Regina night life is like comparing Regina nightlife to Melville nightlife.

Oh, or the guy claiming we are planning a parade, where did that come from? Where is it written here ANYWHERE that ANYONE is saying they will win a Grey cup???

And for all the Jones haters, give it a rest! It is weak and getting old.
Brady

Anonymous said...

If Crapigna makes the FG against Winnipeg, we TIE. we don't win that game. Why do so many people not know this?

Anonymous said...

First step to recovery for all you Jones haters?......admitting you are a dumbass!

Anonymous said...

I hate Jones.

Anonymous said...

3rd and 1 is tiresome trying to weave political commentary as an analogy. Btw, the oline was way better with Labatte at center and Campbell at OT. Clark is the weak link and has been for the last 2 years.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the coach loses sleep over your feelings.

Anonymous said...

I feel sad for your wife.

Anonymous said...

Just finished watching rhe film.
Rushed 4 mostly including all gainy's picks. Got pressure with 3 a few times. Lions first td on a rider blitz.
Bart

Anonymous said...

Take a seat, 3rd & 1. Geez, we do get excitable over a win. The comment about the Grey Cup was probably regarding Rod's comment in his "Out of the Tunnel" where he mentions the Riders look like Grey Cup contenders at times - what other game than this one would he be talking about? Harmless enough comment-it's just one game. Yes, everyone has injuries but to say that most of the EE injuries are unproven players is ridiculous. Sewell, with Elimimian, was voted by the CFL players as the toughest Def Player in the league. He's a 4 time all-CDN, 5 time Western all-Star. Bowman was only the top receiving yards player 2 of the last 3 years & top 3 in the CFL top 50. White is one of the best RB's in the league, Whyte the CFL's most accurate kicker last year. Sherritt, Howard, Hunt, Sorenson, Hightower, Van, Rottier & Neil King are all long time CFL starters. Zylstra is a star. With the injury to Mulumba, they are now to their 5th depth player at WIL. Take Carter & Roosevelt, Cameron, Jefferson & Leonard, Crapigna, Egoeavon, Muamba & Hus out of your lineup & then go play Edmonton. Let's give some credit where it's due. As for your dismissive comment that they were only rookie starters anyway, none of the above are rookie starters. The rookie starters are playing NOW & a 3-4 team should probably be a little wary of them. It's nice that the Riders won in such a convincing fashion but, first of all, Edmonton is not complaining about the injuries. In comparison we got nothing to bitch about. Give it a rest.

Anonymous said...

Hey 3rd and 1 here are all the rookies you are talking about hurt on the Eskies...Adarius Bowman, Joel Figueroa, Justin Sorensen, John White, Sean Whyte, JC Sherritt, Simeon Rottier, Brandon Zylstra, Ryan King, Neil King, Forrest Hightower, Danny Groulx, Cory Greenwood, Phillip Hunt, Garry Peters, Marcel Young, Shamawd Chambers, Adam Konar, Kendial Lawrence...and now added to the list Marcus Howard and Almondo Sewell...a few did come back to play last game but were hurt during the first 6 games but most still inactive. 3rd and 1 you just proved to me you know nothing on teams in the CFL and talk straight uninformed smack talk with no facts because all these guys are not rookies and all starting line-up players the Eskies use...okay Lawrence was signed due to injuries but outside of that these guys are starting line up players, we also have a couple/few rooks I never mentioned that are hurt also. Grab a clue.

Anonymous said...

Wow. How big a CFL fan are you, 3rd & 1? Is it just the Rider roster you know anything about? LaBatte @ Ctr - poor you. With Sorenson out, 1st Beard played Ctr, got hurt & Roy came in - no comparison. You obviously missed that Figueroa, the starting Eskimo LT was also injured. The fact that you have nobody to replace him who has played in 2 years just shows how little depth you have. Funny - Dennis is your LT & has played 7 games this year. So those 2 compare to the Eskimo starters missing? Sure everybody has injuries. But if you actually catch some games you may learn that TSN & most of the insiders in the CFL all recognize that the Eskimos have a lot of key injuries to overcome & give them a lot of credit on continuing to win. To have these many starters out & be 7-0 is a testament to their depth & the rookie starters now playing. It only magnifies the fact that the post-Jones Eskimos have found a lot of new players who can step in & play & the Jones era in Regina has begun with a lot of new players who can't. Exhibit A - who was it who said 102 players went through the turnstiles last year? Exhibit B - 3-4.

Anonymous said...

What the hell are we doing talking about the EE team on here for? I couldn't give a rats harry butt crack about the Politically inappropriately named CFL team the Eskimos. All teams are changing their names if they are inappropriate. Edmonton Elephants and all your trolls commenting on here. Go away. Post on your own site.
I want to turn the conversation back to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Especially the team that showed up to play last night. I sure hope that team travels well and plays hard in Edmonton. It's time to win on the road and I can't think of a better team to start on than the inappropriately named Edmonton Eskimos.

Rider Prider

Anonymous said...

Why? She's actually quite happy that my interest in supporting the riders is down this year. Works out nicely for both of us.

Anonymous said...

3RD and 1- you might be an avid Rider fan (as am I), but cool it a bit. Some of your views/analyses make you look stupid!!

Anonymous said...

Why are we talking about the Eskimos on here...ask your buddy 3rd and 1 why. Don't mention the Eskimos again and you will get your wish but you want to make statements on media about them and uninformed ones at that then you pretty much ask for it.

Anonymous said...

Oh! Only kickers need to be perfect !!! Good to know.

Anonymous said...

Takes one to know one

Anonymous said...

Speaking of inappropriately named teams what has the name "Rough Riders" to do with Canada? It was a group of men organized by Roosevelt to fight in the Spanish-American War. Embarrassing for fans who keep insisting they're "Canada's Team". Change it to Regina Beavers or Maple Leafs. RedBlacks could also be deemed inappropriate. And Blue Bombers, considering the times we live in today, is completely inappropriate. Get off your podium. There are Inuit who have come out publicly & said they were proud of the team carrying the Eskimo name. Worry about something else.

Anonymous said...

How many times have you written a comment that never got posted. May times, right? I'm thinking that's probably what has happened above. But Rod knows that creating adversity draws in more people. So several adverse comments were posted in a row.
I think by insulting the EE fans with 3RD and 1's comments. He has shown just how many EE people are posting on here. Of course they are coming here with a great start to the year. I don't remember even one of them when they were 4-14
Sometimes you have to be direct and target those you are looking to expose. I for one would rather be talking about SK than having EE people directing our conversations. Sad that some of you SK fans are running to the side of the Edmonton fans. If it wasn't SK fans doing that and just more Anon Edmonton fans than I appologize for my comment.
What's really strange is how many people who are grumpy Monday mornings were happy because of a victory. I didn't know a sports team could have that much of an effect.

Happy SK fan.

3RD and 1 said...

My apologies to Rider fans and even the competing fans on here. I thought that only a couple of my comments would get through. As that's usually what happens. I didn't mean to take over the article. I was chocked that some Eskimo fans were belittling the victory and trying to make it a non-factor going forward. As well as trying to turn the conversation about them. So I did the same thing! I embellished way beyond what is even believable. I won't let that happen in the future.
I sure hope this by week dosent take away from the momentum this Rider Victory could have in this young team. Go Riders.

Anonymous said...

So you all want to talk about the Riders, well go ahead and do so but Rod covers the CFL on his media which should generate attention from other fans whether you like it or not and that should be noted as a good thing for his media site and of course will draw bad attention but what site doesn't? If you rider fans do not like this then ask Rod to change it somehow to suit you guys better but I personally watch most of the CFL games with involving my team or not and like to watch and know the talent of the whole CFL...you can call me a troll or whatever you want but I have every right to read the media for CFL on sites that cover it.

Morgan said...

The Eskimos are very fortunate to be where they are. Several lucky victories. They are a ticking time bomb as their luck will run out. Once they start to fall they will not be able to get back up! Look out Edmonton! Rider pride is about to take over your city next week!!!