Riderville

By: Greg Urbanoski

Riders kick off new era with Craig Dickenson named as 47th Head Coach

January 26, 2019 - 1:27pm

When Chris Jones pulled out of town for the Cleveland Browns, the Saskatchewan Roughriders were facing a problem of their own making – how do they replace a guy who filled four positions?

Last week the Riders solved one problem when Jeremy O’Day was named the new general manager and vice-president of football operations. O’Day’s first job was hiring a coach, but to no one’s surprise, Winnipeg and Ottawa refused permission to allow Day to interview offensive coordinators Paul La Police and Jamie Elizondo respectively.

Things aren’t quite what they seem as CFL enters 2019

January 12, 2019 - 10:56am

The Canadian Football League deserves credit for attempting a PR strategy that Major League Baseball has done for years – keep the league in the news when the season is over.

The problem the CFL and NFL have is their offseason is a long one and the NFL has attempted to keep interest alive by publicizing their college player combine workouts, player draft and even the odd practice. The CFL has made its own inroads with the introduction of CFL Week two years ago, and combining that with the CFL player combine to make it a fan-friendly forum.

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly as CFL winds up 2018

December 22, 2018 - 8:56am

As 2018 winds to its conclusion, the CFL has been doing a better job of staying in the headlines, for mostly good reasons, but then again, there are signs this is a league that tends to operate off the cuff than having a coherent long-term vision.

First off the CFL released their 2019 schedule on Thursday and here is what the Riders are facing this year (times listed are Saskatchewan):

Preseason

Friday May 31 – Saskatchewan at Calgary 7 pm (no TV announced as yet)

Thursday June 6 – Winnipeg at Saskatchewan 7 pm (no TV announced as yet)

1990 bottles of beer on the wall!

November 23, 2018 - 9:52am

Grey Cup 2018 – in between the zip-lining, Justin Beaver, the name of the new Atlantic CFL franchise, Mexican football and the CFL Player Awards – it almost feels like the CFL is unfolding nicely as the Calgary Stampeders and Ottawa Redblacks prepare for their second Grey Cup meeting in three years.

CFL shows the ends justify the means

November 16, 2018 - 10:25am

The ringing may have stopped in Brandon Bridge’s head, but it’s still going on for Rider fans following their elimination at the hands of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the western semi-final.

The first indication the Riders season would be over following a 12-6 season came on Saturday night when TSN reported Zach Collaros would not be dressed for the Western Semi Final. This meant the ball was going to be in the hands of Brandon Bridge who took a big step backwards this season after a pretty good season last year coming in relief of Kevin Glenn.

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