By: Greg Urbanoski


Big weekend for CFL East teams

September 13, 2018 - 1:56pm

In Riderville, the universal reaction seemed to be,"Did I just see/hear that as the Riders beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 32-27 in the Banjo Bowl?"

For Rider fans leaving Dollarama Field, their beer was made more palatable by the bitter tears of Bomber fans who thought their Grey Cup titles in June, July and August would continue in September and maybe lead to a real Grey Cup title in November.

Is this for real?

September 6, 2018 - 8:18am

The CFL turned into the second half of its schedule with a few teams tottering on the abyss. Meanwhile others are looking around and like the Talking Heads are asking themselves…well, how did I get here?

Can Gadgets, Gimmicks and Grimaces bring Matt Nichols true happiness?

August 30, 2018 - 11:16am

It is probably the biggest weekend of the 2018 CFL season, at least until the end of the season with playoffs .

For the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the sudden lurching of the big blue machine with two losses in a row has dropped the Bombers into fourth spot and a cross over berth, a far cry from the challenging for first place or at the very least, hosting a playoff game in the drive to eliminate #1990 as a means to taunt the Bombers and their fans.

Ya, but ...

August 22, 2018 - 11:27am

It was an emotional win for a team that needed it Sunday afternoon and the Saskatchewan Roughriders bought themselves some breathing room with a 40-27 win over the previously undefeated Calgary Stampeders.

On the one hand, it was a complete team win with a pick six touchdown, a blocked punt for another touchdown and a three yard run to round out the major scoring. Add to that a defense that genuinely seemed to confuse the Calgary Stampeders and you couldn’t blame Rider fans for thinking that maybe, just maybe, the Riders have turned a corner in their 2018 season.

Latest plot twist in Rider soap opera an intriguing development

August 16, 2018 - 1:53pm

In retrospect, maybe the Riders got all they were going to get from Duron Carter before they released him.

As the Riders prepare to face Calgary on Sunday, they started to lay out the foundation for the remaining 11 games in the schedule by releasing Carter on Saturday night, then bringing back Canadian receiver Rob Bagg for apparent depth and leadership, and then releasing players like Tresor Mafute (defensive tackle), Devin Garder (quarterback), Shawun Lurry (defensive back) and Trent Richardson (running back).

Riders are the monkey house of the CFL – Throw everything against the wall and see if what sticks

August 9, 2018 - 3:10pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are into their final bye week of the regular season contemplating how they can somehow regain relevance in the CFL playoff race following a 26-19 loss to Edmonton. The loss dropped the Riders to 3-4 and at this point, the Riders only realistic playoff hope is as a crossover to the Eastern Conference.

Saskatchewan Roughriders Embody Chaos Theory in Action

August 1, 2018 - 12:58pm

The Riders are not that good and not that bad as they showed in their 34-22 defeat at the hands of the Calgary Stampeders.

The Riders are not that good in coughing up the ball for four fumbles, two of which helped to fuel Calgary to a 24-0 first quarter lead they easily held onto for the rest of the game.

The Riders are not that bad as the defense managed to play good enough to win for three quarters, even pitching in a touchdown, and showed they have the ability to win games solely on perhaps the best defense seen in Saskatchewan in uh, 42 years?

Johnny Bye-Bye

July 24, 2018 - 10:23pm

So history will record Johnny Manziel’s final game as a Hamilton Tiger-Cat came against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, although he never saw the field. A few days later, Manziel goes to Montreal is what is a make it or break it deal for Kavis Reed, and the floodgates holding back other trades breaking and seeing players like Adarius Bowman and Shawn Lemon moving on.