Pick of the Day: Rider Pride Celebration

This is the second incarnation of an event that started last year during the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ season-long centennial. It was held, in part, to officially open two exhibitions on the Riders organized by the Dunlop Art Gallery and Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (that’s the catalogue for the two shows pictured at left).

With the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in town for their annual Labour Day clash with the Riders, this has always been a big football weekend in the city. I don’t know if there’s plans to make this an annual event, but its being held again this year in Victoria Park from 1-3:30 p.m. today.

The Dunlop exhibition closed last November, but the Sports Hall of Fame show is still up. It’s just across the street from the park, so if you get a chance check it out along with all the other family-friendly stuff that will be going on in the park itself.

As for the game tomorrow, Rosie will be in attendance. I don’t know if he plans to live Tweet it like he did the Aug. 12 game against the Stamps, but he’ll be filing a report of some sort on the game. Will the coaching changes that the Riders made spark the team? And even if they do, will it be enough to defeat the red-hot Bombers who currently boast a 7-1 record? We’ll find out tomorrow.

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2 thoughts on “Pick of the Day: Rider Pride Celebration”

  1. Unless you’re like 8, Rider fans shouldn’t expect some miracle turn-around. Deal with the fact that the rest of the league has greatly improved…also accept that injuries and departures have hurt our team. I mean, don’t worry–we’re just 2 pts out of a playoff spot so playoff action is likely, but don’t be sad that this just isn’t our year #nextyearcountrybaby

  2. P.S. The Sask Party’s willing to exploit Rider Pride in its favour when we’re doing well, I don;t hear too much chatter when they’re doing bad. I think it’d be fair to make Gene Makowsky’s election try a referendum on the Riders’ season. I’m not someone who thinks you need any glorious qualifications for political office — you can’t just say “aww, he;s just a football player, what does he know?” — since there are way bigger dummies in there than him, but if dude thinks he can moonlight as a political candidate while his team’s season goes down the poop shute, think again, IMO.

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