Monday, December 21, 2009

Bombers extend season ticket deadline

BLUE BOMBERS EXTEND SEASON TICKET RENEWAL DEADLINE







FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 21, 2009



WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have extended their season ticket renewal deadline to Friday, January 8. The 2010 season marks the 80th anniversary of the Winnipeg Football Club and fans now have the opportunity to renew their season tickets well into January.



The Winnipeg Blue Bomber office is open this week Monday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and re-opens Monday January 4. Fans can also renew their tickets by calling 784-2583 or 784-7448, or by logging on to www.bluebombers.com.

news out of Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers Board of Directors has made a number of decisions as a result of the immediate resignation of President and CEO Lyle Bauer, and Head Coach Mike Kelly being relieved of his duties.



The Board has appointed Jim Bell as interim President of the Winnipeg Football Club, and Ross Hodgkinson interim Vice-President of Football Operations. Bell has been with the club since 2002, serving as the Vice President of Finance and Administration since 2006. Hodgkinson has been in the role of Director of Football Operations since 2006 and has worked closely in the acquisition of players during his tenure.



At this time the Winnipeg Football Club has achieved season ticket sales at a rate of 97% compared to this time in December, 2008. While this is very respectable, we realize the uncertainty of the past while may have delayed the decision of some season ticket holders. We are therefore extending the period for season tickets holders to renew until Friday, January 8.



The board has adjusted its meeting schedule so that it will be meeting every two weeks to ensure progress on the hiring of new personnel, continued operation of the team and work on changes to the football operations heading into 2010.



The Board of Directors is committed to moving quickly and efficiently, while being thorough in their plans to fill the key executive’s positions and improve the overall operations of the club going into the 2010 season.



We would like to offer a sincere thank you to our fans, sponsors and the media for their support of the Winnipeg Football Club during this time of change. We appreciate your continued support heading into 2010.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

MIKE KELLY RELIEVED OF HIS DUTIES AS BLUE BOMBERS HEAD COACH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 17, 2009



WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Football Club announced today that his duties as Head Coach. Kelly was named the club’s 27th Head Coach on December 2, 2008 and led the team to a 7-11 record during the 2009 season.

BOMBER BREAKING NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 17, 2009



WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce today that President and CEO Lyle Bauer has resigned after ten seasons with the club. Bauer leaves the Winnipeg Football Club with a record of 90-88-2 as the President & CEO. The team made the postseason seven of the ten seasons Bauer was at the helm, advancing to the Grey Cup in 2001 and 2007. The club hosted five playoff games and one Grey Cup at Canad Inns Stadium during Bauer’s tenure.



Bauer took over the franchise in 2000 and one of his first tasks as leader was to implement a strategic business plan that would guide the club on the path to success. That plan not only set the stage on which the football club staff could perform, it also created an environment in which Manitoba businesses could once again feel confident in investing in the Blue Bombers.



Significant fundraising and debt-reduction strategies have also been a hallmark of Bauer’s leadership. At the time of his hiring the football club was more than $5 million in debt. Following the success of the past couple of seasons, the football club is in the black financially and is now regarded as a model of fiscal responsibility.



"I am very appreciative of the time I have been able to spend with this organization and extremely proud of the progress which has been made since the turn of the millennium", Bauer said.



“Together we have achieved financial stability, embarked on new business initiatives, and have presented a plan for a new stadium". We have also had on field success in participating in the post season, hosting of playoff games, and appearing in the Grey Cup Championship Game twice in addition to hosting one of the best Grey Cup Festivals in recent history".



“We are extremely thankful and appreciative of Lyle’s dedication and commitment to this franchise over the past ten years. He has made significant sacrifices both professionally and personally to do the best job possible for the Winnipeg Football Club, and for that we are very grateful, said Chairman of the board Ken Hidahl.



“We wish Lyle and his family the best in his future endeavors”.



Effectively immediately, Jim Bell, V.P. of Finance and Administration with the Winnipeg Football Club will be the interim President.



The board will be conducting a national search for a new President and CEO

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Anwar Stewart

We go into the Archives with this interview. It was done earlier this year. Anwar is a good friend of mine from the Als so is Damon Duval who we will try to have on here some time as well. This Interview talks about alot of differnet aspects of the Cfl and much more. I originally did this interview for my weekend morning show at the fox in Yorkton It is a good chat with Anwar, little did we know at the time that my two fav CFL teams would be in the grey cup. Wow!! At least now I know If I cheer for Montreal in Regina I will have two protectors lol. You will have to listen to get what I am going at!! enjoy!
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Release From The Bombers

WINNIPEG, MB – Winnipeg Blue Bombers players Chris Cvetkovic, Steve Morley and Jon Oosterhuis will be at Sobeys Grant Park ( 1150 Taylor Avenue ) on Saturday December 5 from 11:00 a.m. to Noon to sign autographs and help raise awareness for child poverty in Manitoba .



Make a donation to Winnipeg Harvest and record a holiday greeting that could be aired on Citytv.



Over 18,000 children each month require emergency food from Winnipeg Harvest. Ten years ago that number was 5,512.



Come meet and get autographs from Bombers players while helping out this worthy cause.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Interview

I recorded this interview last week. But i had some problems getting it up. I love computers :) anyways here it is. John Lynch and former CKRM radio announcer Marc Stevenson a guy I looked up too those many years ago enjoy.
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Monday, November 30, 2009

Amazing Game Sad Result!!

This game will go down as one of the most amazing grey cups in recent memory. I am impressed that the Riders played as well as they did. Thank you Riders. I am upset of the penalty but hey it happens. It was a great game close and if any one told us at the beginning of the year we would lose the grey cup by one point. We would of called them full of crap. This game you knew it was a matter of time before the Als would get pumped and come back. I am proud of the boys this year. I must say the next few years look bright in Riderville. Hold your head high! we have nothing to be upset with. I will try to have John Lynch on Tuesday to talk about the game. Talk to you later Aaron

Friday, November 27, 2009

Sheldon Un-available

I tried to call Sheldon at home and on his cell. He was unavailable so instead will put an interview up with JOhn Lynch and my friend a former CKRM radio broadcaster by the name of Marc Stevenson. Should be up tommorow by noon :D

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

NEw Guest COnfrimed

I just got off the phone with Sheldon Napastuk. We will have him on again more then likely tommorow evening. We will disect the big game. It should be good. I will try calling Lynch tonight to see if he can join us so we have a three way conversation. SHould be some fun. I also Talked to Don Narcisse. He said he would be intrested in coming on again should be alot of fun :D

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Grey Cup bound!

I am still excited about this. I want to go to the game so bad!! Anyone want to put a brother up? and get him a ticket? lol, i could get down there lol :D Anywho, Riders are nine point under dogs, that seems to be just fine with them. I personally think we may upset the riders. We can hope. I will send a message letter when i am done errands.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

GREY CUP BOUND!!!!

I must say I am suprized. The Riders won against Calgary, Durant looked amazing completed an amazing 18 of 25 passing which is 72 percent. He showed alot of composture in the pocket and made good decisions. He had three touchdown passes and most importantly no interceptions. Now here comes the hard thing we have to play Montreal I believe we can do it. In the second game against Montreal we should of beat them. But this is for the Grey Cup. Dream Big Saskatchewan Dream Big. Next Sunday could be our second grey cup in 3 years. I am on my way back to Yorkton my uncle Ken is taking me :) Go Riders another Article tommorow!

ITS GAME DAY BABY!!!!!!!

It's game day today! Do or die time! Only one may move on from the west. Today the Saskatchewan Roughriders will be taking on the Calgary Stampeders. In a one game show down to go the Grey Cup. Either way you look it one of the teams will be in the Grey Cup for the second time in three years. The Stampeders of course won it last year and the Riders the year before that. Which QB will show up for the Stamps, Hank or his twin brother Frank? The Stampeders got into the western final by defeating the Eskimos in Calgary last week. This game for the Riders is huge, it is the first time they hosted a West final in 33 years. In 1976 they made the grey cup but lost it. And we will not tell you how because all Rider fans know and hate how it happened. Pre game on Tsn is slated for 3 bells Saskatchewan Time. GO to tsn's site www.tsn.ca/cfl watch the sweet feature they did on Getzlaf amazing job. Even Rod Pedersen makes an apperance on it. You could hear Lynch as well.

My plans for the game Is probably going to my Friend Ron Rimer's and watching it with him and my dad having pizza. MMMMMMMMmmmmmm Pizza!!! I garauntee you if the Riders win I will not be sleeping tonight. I will be to pumped. I was dumb enough to bet with my best friend Ken Britton. I bet if the Riders win he has to hang the Rider flag on his flag pole at his house, as well as feed me supper some night. No suprize it had to with food. If the Riders lose its more drastic for me. I have to take the damn stampeder flag with me in my car. That will burn and burn bad. As well as sing we are the champions on the radio and talk nice about the stampeders. Let's hope that does not happen or it will be a long week!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

B.C. Lions quarterback Casey Printers named CFL offensive player of the weekThe

Canadian Press

Tue Nov 17 2009

Section: Sports In General

TORONTO _ B.C. Lions quarterback Casey Printers was named CFL offensive player of the week Tuesday while teammate Ricky Foley was named defensive player of the week and top Canadian.

Printers threw for 360 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' 34-27 overtime victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the East Division semifinal last weekend. He also connected with Ian Smart on an eight-yard touchdown pass in overtime.

Tiger-Cats quarterback Kevin Glenn was also considered.

Foley, a unanimous pick as top Canadian, had six tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble. Hamilton linebacker Otis Floyd was runner-up for the defensive award.

Edmonton Eskimos kick returner/wide receiver Skyler Green was named special teams player of the week.

He had a 93-yard return for a touchdown in a 24-21 loss to the Calgary Stampeders in the West Division semifinal. Green, a unanimous pick for the honour, finished with 176 return yards.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

John Lynch weighs in

We talked live earlier today and got some of your questions and answered them on the show. We will continue to take your cfl questions at riderfan_82@Yahoo.com
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Great News on the CFL Front!!

Ratings are high, and it looks like a new team is going to be back in a familar ground. Ottawa looks like they may be making an appearance back in the league after a few years of not being in the league. Tonight council voted 15-9 in favor of fixing up Lansdown Park in Ottawa so that is a great sign. Looks like the CFL will back. I hope it works out this time.

my thoughts on what transpired

First of Big kudos to Hamilton for the come back against B.C. I was hoping you would of pulled it off the upset that was. I was cheering for Yorkton ,Sask native Jordan Matechuk. I went to school with him, as well cheering former Rider Yannick Carter. THough sadly it was not meant to be. COngrats B.C. GOod luck against Montreal. I think B.C. will get spanked there and my buddy Anwar Stewart will hit Casey Printers around a few times. And my good friend Damon Duval will kick like 6 field goals. I am a little bias when I have friends playing lol.

Something I never realized was that Casey Printers was an answered prayer. Wally Buono or how ever you spell his last name. He was praying for what to do at quarterback and the Big Guy told him to get Casey Printers. Apperently earlier in the year Wally Said no to Casey Printers, and he disrupted the locker room bla bla. But he changed his tune when God told him else wise. Way to listen to God Wally. GOod to see some men of faith listening to what the Big Guy says. I know I have trouble listening to him. Sadly Wally, I believe you will need alot more help then the big guy against Montreal because you had a few procedures against Hamilton imagine the noise in Olympic Stadium. But if you prove me wrong Kudos to you and I guess I am wrong. Would not be the first time, nor will it be the Last.

Calgary vs Edmonton


This one transpired the way I thought it would, but I still had some faith for Scott Gordon, and Mo LLoyd who play with Edmonchuck. Ricky Ray almost hit Fred Stamps on a few big plays that I am sure would of made a huge difference in the outcome. It looks like Rob Lazeo centre for the Stamps may be hurt and not play against the Riders next SUnday in the West Final. That is the rumour. I think, but am not 100 percent sure it could be a smoke screen. I know teams like to play that once in a while.Regardless of who is qb. You still have to do your best and beat their guys on the field. I think the Riders will. And go to the grey cup. I am a bit bias,dillusional what ever you want to call it. Thats a bit about what I thought about the games. I will try to upload an interview with John Lynch later tonight. I work at the station so that may not happen. Till next time. Nagy out!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Interview with Sheldon Napastuk

Had the honor to interview my friend from when i volunteered with the Riders. Sheldon and I talk playoffs, we also talk about some memories we share. He also tells how he got to be with the RIders. Also, he tells us what he is doing now. If you wanna chack up on him you can at http://www.barclaystreet.com/default.asp?mode=agent&agentID=59 or at www.fan960.com he is on tuesday afternoons. Enjoy it!
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

roddies call

I took this off roddie pedersen site. i thought you would all enjoy this as much as i do. I get chills every time i hear this. tell me that this video doesnt get ready for the next game . thanks to the sites i got the pictures. enjoy the video peeps. :)
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Monday, November 9, 2009

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Welccome to the Tempory Home

This is going to be a tempary home for for ridersradio.com there are interviews on this site,. you just have to search for them. you will enjoy them for sure. I will do an interview later with John Lynch to discuss the amazing rider win. We will also try to get an interview with my good friend from the Montreal Allouettes Anwar Stewart. I may also try to put in an interview with some one who knows nothing about CFL but still is a good interview Terry Kneiss, he is the man who had a perfect bid on the price is right and made history there. I had met up with him when i was in Vegas. So its going to be fun :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

So we will use this till we fix the hosting

First playoff game in 33 years wow! I was impressed on how they handled Calgary, we all know when henry is on he is on. And he was not on, take that as a blessing. I mean though cootos or how ever you spell it to the riders. I will type more about this later and probably try to have another interview with Lynch. I hope you are well thanks for continue to check out the site.

Monday, March 30, 2009

We will be moving

We are going to over the next few days be moving this site. The new address will be www.ridersradio.com On the new site we are going to have forums, as well as a feature by Calvin Daniels, as well as streaming audio in the new football season is a goal. Sign up as a member and enjoy all the perks. http://www.ridersradio.com for all the goods! We hope to have all features up by kick off of the regular season. There will also be info on our bus trips coming up as well in short order!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Touchdowns from the chesterfield – Vol IIBy Calvin Daniels

Touchdowns from the chesterfield – Vol IIBy Calvin Daniels

If we were Americans we would be falling all over ourselves with the emergence of a new sports celebrity.Alas, in Canada we are too reserved for that. So when Jesse Lumsden recently teamed with pilot Pierre Lueders to become national two-man bobsleigh champions, it was accomplished with sadly little fanfare.The championship run at Whistler Sliding Centre may be the first step in what could be a truly amazing two-sport career for Lumsden who of course also plays football in the Canadian Football League.Jesse, the son of former CFL stand-out Neil Lumsden, is a rumbling power back who looked outstanding at times with the Hamilton Tiger Cats, although his career to-date has been punctured with injuries, limiting the impact he might have had in the league.Lumsden is now on the Edmonton Eskimo roster, where if healthy, he could blossom into a true superstar. The fans in Edmonton are going to love him, since the Esks are where his father shone for years.And, you just have a feeling Richie Hall, Edmonton's new head coach, will get the most out of the big backfielder. Lumsden could be just the counter balance to the air attack of Ricky Ray, arguably the best quarterback in the CFL, to really turn the Eskimo offence into a fearsome unit.But, back to what Lumsden accomplished on the bobsled track. It was something that has to be deemed amazing already.Lueders with Lumsden on the brake clocked a two-run combined time of one minute, 44.73 seconds to finish in first place, pretty impressive given Lumsden is a newcomer to the sport.With the 2010 Winter Olympic around the corner, and on Canadian soil, the question of whether Lumsden might be there, is a delicious one from the point of view of creating a Canadian hero. Imagine for a moment that Lumsden puts together a healthy CFL season, and is among the running elite, as his skill suggest he could be.Then imagine weeks after the CFL season he steps to the Olympic podium for a medal."When I volunteered to give bobsleigh a try, I never figured I would end up at this point. I think any athlete would take full advantage of the opportunity to possibly represent his or her country at the Olympics,'' Lumsden said in a Canadian Press story.Whether he achieves such success, or not, there is a story to be told as he makes the attempt.Think for a moment how revered tow-sport stars are in the United States. Bo Jackson was a huge media star when he played in both the NFL with Oakland, and initially with the Kansas City Royals in pro baseball.Deion Sanders was considered one of the NFL's best cornerback, and also played some solid major league baseball.In their time Jackson and Sanders were huge stars, in large part because of their two-sport status.In Canada we don't build our heroes the same way.Just look at Gerry James, who earned a spot in the CFL Hall of Fame for his gridiron prowess, and played with the Toronto Maple Leafs at a time when that was tough with inly six teams in the league. It was a career now all but forgotten.Now we have Lumsden who could emerge as a true two-sport star. A Canadian born CFLer, with sky's the limit potential, who just might be an Olympic star in the making too. It's the stuff of legend, something we need more of in Canada.I can see the posters, the advertising, the memorabilia surrounding the year to come for Lumsden. He could become an athlete for Canadian youth to look up to, and to aspire to mimic at a time hen too many sports heroes are shrouded in the doubt of drug scandals, and the malaise which seems to surround pro sports. Any doubt of that, look no further than the healthy baseball players who refused to take part in the recent Would Baseball Classic.A big year, and Lumsden just might prove sports stars are worthy of being our heroes because of what they do.Go Jesse

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Appointment of Curtis Emerson as Director, Events & Production For the CFL

The Canadian Football League (CFL) added some valuable experience to its roster today with the appointment of Curtis Emerson as Director, Events & Production.

"Curtis brings a wealth of experience to the CFL that will benefit us as we continue to grow all of our annual events, especially our premier event, the Grey Cup," said Jamie Nishino, Vice President of Marketing & Broadcasting for the CFL.

Emerson, most recently with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), brings more than 20 years of experience to the CFL. He has worked for two NBA franchises, the Detroit Pistons and the Toronto Raptors, as well as the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs. During his tenure with MLSE, Emerson managed the broadcast and production facilities at Air Canada Centre including the recent HD upgrade. He also played an integral role in the design and implementation of the technical facilities at both the Ricoh Coliseum and BMO Field. Also an experienced production professional, Emerson directed and managed stadium shows for sports teams, touring events and concerts.

For the CFL, Emerson will be responsible for the management and execution of all events, including Canada's largest sporting event, the Grey Cup.

"The CFL and the Grey Cup is such a big part of our Country's culture," said Emerson. "I'm honoured and excited to join the CFL team in delivering this world class event to millions of Canadians each year. I am a lifelong CFL fan and I look forward to this new challenge."

Emerson officially begins his new role with the CFL on April 1st.

Spring Expo

We are going to be at spring expo in Yorkton this year. April 17-19th. We will be signing intrested parties in taking a bus to Regina for Saskatchewan Roughrider games. The cost will be 120 a person. With this you get, Game ticket,food, and trasnsportation. We will also are also working on details to bring a few of the Riders on the bus after the game to sign some autographs and meet up with everyone. THere is also a season pass for 1000 bucks. This does not include labour day. Because unfortunately, we do not know if we will be able to get Labour Day tickets. On April 18 at spring expo around noon we will tape a show live on ridersradio.com with hall of famer broadcaster and good friend of mine John Lynch. On April 17th btw 1 and 2 we will have fox fm live on location and they will also be live on location between 5 and 6pm. Talking about the site and bus trip. Get your tickets soon before they run out. once we sell out there will not be another bus.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

NEW MEMBERS, NEW CHAIR, NEW DIRECTION FOR CANADIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAMEBoard votes in favour of Hall of Fame Weekend 2009 in Winnipeg

Hamilton, ON - (March 10, 2009) - The Canadian Football Hall of Fame has a new chair, some new board members and a new idea.

The new chair is McMaster University professor Steve Howse.

Along with Howse, the new members are Murray Souter, former chief executive of Black's camera, and former Hamilton Tiger-Cat quarterback Dave Marler, a local investment counsellor.

And the new idea is moving this year's Hall of Fame weekend -- set for this Sept. 24-26 -- to the city of Winnipeg.

All of these changes became official at a meeting of the Hall's Board of Directors last evening.

"Like the Grey Cup trophy itself, the Hall resides here in Hamilton, but it truly belongs to all Canadians," Howse said.

"So it makes sense to share our annual induction weekend, and the festivities that go with it, with some other Canadian Football League cities. This will help raise the Hall's national profile, and generate some new revenue, both of which will help us reach our eventual goal: a new or at least improved Canadian Football Hall of Fame, right here in Hamilton."

The first order of business last night, however, was a tribute issued to three outgoing members of the Hall of Fame board: former chair Bill Tidball, Mario Vespa and Gabe Macaluso.

"In total, these three gentlemen have dedicated more than 40 years of service to the Hall, out of their love for Canadian football, and their dedication to the city of Hamilton," Howse said. "Our city, and all Canadians who love the game of football, along with the men honoured here as inductees, owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude."

All three men were appointees of the Canadian Football League. Other board members are appointed by the City of Hamilton.

"As we approach the playing of the one hundredth Grey Cup game in 2012, the history and tradition of our great game, and its greatest players, coaches and builders, has never been more important," said CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon.

"The time and effort contributed by these men, and all members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame's board, should be appreciated by everyone associated with our league, from our players to our fans to team executives."

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum is a non-profit registered charity that has been located in Hamilton since 1962. The current hall of fame was established beside the city's municipal building in 1968. The current facility was opened in 1972.

"The fact that the area surrounding Hamilton City Hall is now under renovation, making the movement of vehicles and parking difficult, was another factor in the decision to take the induction weekend on the road this year," said Mark DeNobile, the Hall's executive director.

"Organizers in Winnipeg, along with the Blue Bombers football club, are very excited by this news and are looking forward to a tremendous event."

The induction class of 2009, as well as details on the Canadian Football Hall of Fame Induction Weekend and Game in Winnipeg, will be announced soon.

Touchdowns from the chesterfield

By Calvin Daniels
Sometimes you just have to smile when you realize for the most part the powers that be in the Canadian Football League are working toward making the game even more exciting.
The League has announced its Board of Governors are considering a number of rules changes, changes already approved by the league's rules committee.
The most interesting, a potentially exciting of the moves would give the coaches the green light to use so called "wildcat" formations that would move the quarterback around, instead of requiring him to stand behind or under centre.
In a league already as wide open as the CFL is offensively, the idea of diversifying formations for the quarterback is tantalizing as a way to create new opportunities for the offence.
While generally the new formations might amount to a few specialty plays in a game, it will create some unusual sets which defences will need to adjust too. The more a defence has to change its normal coverages, the more likely a receiver or running back will be sprung for a gain.
The change will be an excellent addition to the CFL, in particular for the more non-traditional head coaches and offensive coordinators, those willing to switch things up, and go a little wild.
The new formations will also tend to favour mobile quarterbacks, those who are already adept at being creative,
It would have been great for a QB such as Doug Flutie, who would have no doubt been even more elusive and successful with a few more play sets in his repertoire.
Of the current set of pivots in the league, someone such as Kerry Joseph could benefit, although we saw last season how ineffective he was in Toronto where the idea of razzle-dazzle on offence was to go to the shotgun formation.
Given a bit more flare on offence, Joseph could be a huge fan of the so-called 'wildcat' formations in a hurry.
Two other rule changes up for consideration focus on the kicking game, although neither eliminates the silly one-point awarded on a missed field goal, which remains perhaps the dumbest scoring rule in all of sports.
What the changes could do is see a bit more focus on actually football plays rather than kicks.
The first idea is to move back the kick-off following a safety touch, to reduce the number of times a team chooses to take a knee in its own end zone.
OK that one is pretty straight forward, and makes sense without changing much in terms of the game. It basically means we might see a few more run-outs on kicks to the end zone, although maybe not as many as those calling for the change think. It's still a risk that you could end pinned inside the 10 if you chance to run it out, and a kick even from the 25-yard line is still going to be considered a better option in most cases by most coaches.
Another change would require a team that kicks a successful field goal to then kick off to its' opponents, increasing the number of kick returns,
Here is another solid decision, since returns are potentially one of the most exciting plays in the game, so anything which adds a few more to a game, is generally positive.
The fourth recommendation would awarding a team a third challenge of an official's ruling using instant replay if its' first two challenges are successful.
While this one seems logical. How many times do we want a ref under the hood reviewing tape? The league should have more confidence in its official than to want to add more reviews to the system.
It is positive that all four proposed rule changes were suggested by CFL fans as for the first time the League called for suggestions from the people that matter most. Fans responded with some 2,000 suggestions suggesting CFL lovers want to be involved in their game.
"We tend to look at our game like a precious stone that has been in the family for generations: we're willing to put a new shine on it, but we strive to be very careful not to damage it," said Tom Higgins, the CFL's director of officiating and a member of the rules committee in a release. "We feel the rule changes we've discussed today can improve an already great product, and now the final say rests with our board."
Higgins is right, the moves are generally good, made more interesting in that they came from the fans. Just let's hope the Governors are wise enough to implement the changes for the upcoming season

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Riders Add three to the defense

Saskatchewan Roughrider head coach Ken Miller announced today they have signed three players to the defence – import defensive back Chris McKenzie, import linebacker Jerrell Freeman and non-import defensive back Brady Browne. Financial terms of the contracts were not released.McKenzie (5’9” – 190 lbs) was a two year starter at Arizona State where he accumulated 61 tackles, 11 pass break-ups and three interceptions. At the conclusion of his senior year, McKenzie attended the NFL Combine where he recorded 4.32 in the 40-yard dash – a time which tied the sixth fastest time in combine history. Prior to heading to ASU, the New York City native spent two seasons at Glendale Junior College where he received many accolades including being named first-team All-American and Region-1 Player of the Year. In 2005, McKenzie signed as a free agent with the NFL’s Houston Texans and went on to spend three seasons with the team. In his rookie year he dressed in three games tallying four tackles and one quarterback sack. In 2008, the defensive back played with the AFL’s Arizona Rattlers.Freeman (6’0” – 220lbs) played four seasons at Mary Hardin-Baylor where he finished as the school’s career leader in tackles and was named the American Southwest Conference Player of the Year four times. In his senior year he had 59 tackles, 18 tackles for a loss and six quarterback sacks. In 2008, the linebacker signed as a free agent with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans – making him the first player from Mary Hardin-Baylor to get a shot in the NFL. The Waco, TX native was released by the team later that season.Browne (5’10 – 200 lbs) – played four years at the University of Manitoba. In his senior year the defensive back recorded 24 tackles and two interceptions for the Vanier Cup Champions. He was also named a Canada West All-Star and a CIS second-team All-Canadian that same season. The Burnaby, B.C. native was selected in the 5th round (38th overall) by the B.C. Lions in the 2008 CFL Canadian Draft and spent the 2008 season on the Leos practice roster.

First Post Game Analyst announced

Calvin Daniels will be one of the analysts that will Join us at Pimentos in Yorkton when we disect every Cfl game here on Riders Radio. Of course there are nights where the Riders will be playing in Regina, I will not be able to make it, I will be at the game.


Calvin Daniels is a newspaper Journalist, the last 20 years with Yorkton This Week, where he is now Assistant Editor. He has freelanced to magazines and newspapers in eight countries. His career started with a sports column for his hometown newspaper, and has since included have three books published, two non-fiction, and one fiction, all three on hockey. He is an avid CFL fan, and of the game the way it is played in Canada at all levels.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Roy Roth From Regina

Huge Rider Fan Roy Roth from Regina joins us on the show. This update brought to you by Terry's Pawn and Bargin in Yorkton, as well As Viome Construction in Yorkton and Henry Ninowsky Sales in Yorkton. This guy was a great interview and an all in all awesome dude. Would like to have him on again. Thanks Roy, and keep checking back to www.ridersradio.com for more Stuff in the near future.
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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Record Setting Weekend at CFL Evaluation Camp

Record Setting Weekend at CFL Evaluation Camp

Toronto, ON - (March 8, 2009) - The 2009 CFL Evaluation Camp in Toronto this weekend was highlighted with new records set by Jamall Lee in the vertical jump and 40-yard sprint and Jim Allin in the short shuttle.
Lee's first record came on Saturday when he leaped 44 inches, surpassing Samuel Giguere's mark of 42 inches from last year, giving him the highest jump on record.
The running back from Bishop's University continued his stellar performance today by running a 4.39 40-yard sprint. The previous fastest time on record was 4.41 seconds set in 2004 by Jean-Fredrick Tremblay, a wide receiver from Laval.
Lee entered the weekend as the second highest ranked prospect by the CFL's Scouting Bureau and was excited to hear that he set two new benchmarks.
"It's been a lot of hard work and a lot of sacrifice and it just feels great to do well in front of such a big crowd at such an important time," said Lee.
While confident, the son of former CFL running back Orville Lee knows that he has to continue working hard towards the 2009 Canadian Draft and hopefully into a CFL training camp in June.
"This weekend definitely gives me a lot of confidence but it also makes me want to work harder to maintain that level, and even surpass it one day."
Allin, a defensive back from Queen's University, posted a top score of his own when he was clocked at 3.97 seconds in the short shuttle, surpassing the previous record set by Mathieu Proulx (4.07 seconds) in 2005.
In total, fifty top Canadian football prospects participated this weekend in a series of strength and agility tests in front of general managers, head coaches and scouts from all CFL teams.
In addition to the testing, players were also interviewed by teams, an exercise that provides clubs with valuable information as they prepare for the 2009 Canadian Draft on Saturday, May 2.
"Each team has the ability to select 20 of the 50 players here to interview them personally," said Bob O'Billovich, General Manager of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who currently hold the first and third draft selections overall. "This allows us to get a pretty good feel about the players who are here. It's important because it gives us a good heads up that helps get the process started for the Draft."
Also with two of the top four picks in this year's draft are the Toronto Argonauts. Click here for the full 2009 CFL Canadian Draft Order.
Complete results from the 2009 Evaluation Camp are available at CFL.ca.

Top Five Prospects according to CFL Bureau

1
Simeon Rottier Alberta

2
Jamall Lee Bishop's


3
Matt Morencie Windsor

4
Étienne Légaré Laval

5
Osie Ukwuoma Queen's

Top Prospects Performing

Toronto, ON - (March 7, 2009) - The first day of the 2009 Canadian Football League Evaluation Camp finished earlier this afternoon in Toronto. Fifty of Canada's top football prospects were run through a series of strength and flexibility tests in front of general managers, head coaches and scouts from all CFL teams.
Those tests included bench press reps, broad jump, vertical jump and flexibility. Prospects were also measured for height, weight, hand and arm.
Results are available at CFL.ca.
All teams were well represented at day one of the Evaluation Camp as they continue their preparation for the 2009 CFL Canadian Draft on Saturday, May 2.
Top Performances from Day #1
Most Bench Press Repetitions
23 - Dee Sterling, DL, Queen's - Peter Quinney, RB, Laurier - Etienne Legare, DL, Laval - Chad Cossette, DL, Windsor - Darcy Brown, WR, Saint Mary's
Longest Broad Jump
10' 4.25" - Milos Zivkovic, WR, Simon Fraser
Highest Vertical Jump
44" - Jamall Lee, RB, Bishop's

Friday, March 6, 2009

2009 CFL Evaluation Camp

2009 CFL Evaluation Camp -
Fifty of Canada's top football prospects begin showcasing their skills in front of CFL general managers, head coaches and scouts from across the Country tomorrow, Saturday, March 7 at the InterContinental Yorkville Hotel in Toronto. The two-day event moves to Varsity Centre on Sunday, March 8 for on-field testing.
Below is the full schedule for the event.
Media are invited to cover both days of the event. Communications Staff will be onsite to assist with interview requests.
Click here to download the 2009 CFL Evaluation Camp Guide.
Visit CFL.ca for the latest results results.
Schedule:
SATURDAY, MARCH 7 - INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL (220 BLOOR STREET WEST • TORONTO, ON, M5S 1T8 • CANADA)
8:00AM - OL at Testing Centre - Medicals/Video Shot in Barclay Room. Hand & Arm Measurement/Standing Reach/Flexibility/Bench Press in Willard Room
8:30AM - DL at Testing Centre - Medicals/Video Shot in Barclay Room. Hand & Arm Measurement/Standing Reach/Flexibility/Bench Press in Willard Room
9:00AM - RBs/QBs at Testing Centre - Medicals/Video Shot in Barclay Room. Hand & Arm Measurement/Standing/Reach/Flexibility/Bench Press in Willard Room
9:30AM - LBs at Testing Centre - Medicals/Video Shot in Barclay Room. Hand & Arm Measurement/Standing Reach/ Flexibility/Bench Press in Willard Room
10:00AM - WRs at Testing Centre - Medicals/Video Shot in Barclay Room. Hand & Arm Measurement/Standing Reach/Flexibility/Bench Press in Willard Room
10:30AM - DBs at Testing Centre - Medicals/Video Shot in Barclay Room. Hand & Arm Measurement/Standing Reach/Flexibility/Bench Press in Willard Room
2:15PM - OL & DL warm-up - Barclay Room
2:30PM - OL & DL Physical Testing #2 Height/Weight Measurements/Vertical/Standing Jump - Willard Room
3:15PM - RB/QB & LB warm-up - Barclay Room
3:30PM - RB/QB & LB Physical Testing #2 Height/Weight Measurements/Vertical/Standing Jump - Willard Room
4:15PM - WR & DB warm-up - Barclay Room
4:30PM - WR & DB Physical Testing #2 Height/Weight Measurements/Vertical/Standing Jump - Willard Room
SUNDAY, MARCH 8 - Varsity Centre (299 Bloor St. West, Toronto)
8:20AM - OL & DL to Stretch/Warm at Varsity Stadium Bubble
8:40AM - OL & DL to test 40s & Short Shuttle
9:30AM - OL & DL to test Individual & Group Drills
10:00AM - Long Snappers to test
10:10AM - RBs & LBs to Stretch/Warm at Varsity Stadium Bubble
10:30AM - RBs & LBs to test 40s & Short Shuttle
11:30AM - RBs & LBs to test Individual & Group Drills
12:00PM - WRs & DBs to Stretch/Warm at Varsity Stadium Bubble
12:35PM - WRs & DBs to test 40s & Short Shuttle
1:25PM - WRs & DBs to test Individual & Group Drills
3:15PM - Players depart Toronto

Thursday, March 5, 2009

CFL eyeing changes

Hamilton, Ontario (March 5, 2009) -- The Canadian Football League is eyeing a few new moves.
Its Board of Governors is considering: • Moving back the kick-off following a safety touch, to reduce the number of times a team chooses to take a knee in its own end zone;• Giving coaches the green light to use so called "wildcat" formations that would move the quarterback around, instread of requiring him to stand behind or under centre;• Gequiring a team that kicks a successful field goal to then kick off to its' opponents, increasing the number of kick returns ;• Awarding a team a third challenge of an official's ruling using instant replay if its' first two challenges are successfull.
All four ideas were approved today by the league's rules committee, and were among those suggested by CFL fans.
"We tend to look at our game like a precious stone that has been in the family for generations: we're willing to put a new shine on it, but we strive to be very careful not to damage it," said Tom Higgins, the CFL's director of officiating and a member of the rules committee. "We feel the rule changes we've discussed today can improve an already great product, and now the final say rests with our board."
This year, for the first time, CFL fans were invited by the league to submit their ideas for rules changes. More than 2,000 submissions were received, most of them detailed and all of them passionate about the game and how it's played.
Several fans wanted some sort of change made to the safety touch, citing coaches' tendency to surrender two points in their own end zone to preserve field position, instead of punting the ball away to their opponents, which could sent up a kick return or offensive drive with a high chance of scoring.
The committee is suggesting moving the kickoff following a safety back, from the 35 yard line to the 25 yard line, which could encourage more coaches to kick the ball away rather than take a knee in the end zone.
Other fans called for the introduction of the so-called "wildcat formation," which would require a change to the current CFL rule that requires the quarterback to always line up under or behind the centre of the offensive line.
The committee wants to allow the quarterback to move to other spots in a formation, including at wide receiver, before the ball is snapped.
Fans generally wanted to see more kick returns, citing a return that goes for a touchdown as one of the most exciting plays in Canadian football. The commitee is suggesting requiring a kick off after every made field goal, instead of giving the receiving the team the option of scrimmaging from their 35-yard-line. It is also proposing awarding a team with a third challenge of an official's call using replay if its' first two challenges are successful. ''Other topics brought forward by our fans, or by committee members, ranged from the rouge to the convert to allowing more types of plays to be challenged on the basis of instant replay," Higgins said.
"But at the end of the day, there wasn't a clear consensus, among our fans or committee members, on exactly what should be done to improve those rules, so they've been tabled for future discussion."
The Board of Governors has the power to accept, reject or even alter the rules committee's suggestions. It will meet later this Spring, in plenty of time to institute rule changes in time for the Canada Day kickoff of the Canadian Football League's regular schedule.
"I want to thank the fans that took the time to send us their ideas to improve our game," said CFL Commissionner, Mark Cohon.
"While there wasn't always unanimity on exactly what should be done, there was lots of spirited debate on our fan forums and in the media, and virtually everyone agreed our process was stronger for our fans' input and insight, and it's something we hope to continue," he said.
"Over the years, many significant rules changes have been discussed by the committee or our board more than once before they have moved forward. So it's likely that in addition to the changes brought forward today, others submitted by fans will be considered in the years ahead."

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cfl announces some time changes

Game 25 - Winnipeg at Toronto has changed to Saturday, August 1 at 1:00pm ET from Thursday, July 30 at 6:30pm ET. New game number: 27.

The start time for Game 26 - Montreal at Edmonton on Thursday, July 30 has changed to 9:00pm ET (7:00pm local) from 9:30pm ET (7:30pm local). New game number: 25.

Game 39 - Hamilton at Edmonton has changed to Saturday, August 29 @ 7:00 ET (5:00 local) from Thursday, August 27 @ 9:00 ET (7:00 local). New game number: 40.

Hufnagel Named 2008 CFL Coach of the Year

Hufnagel Named 2008 CFL Coach of the Year
Hamilton, ON - (March 3, 2009) - Calgary Stampeder head coach John Hufnagel was named the 2008 CFL Coach of the Year this afternoon at the CFL Congress in Hamilton, Ontario.

Hufnagel was presented the Annis Stukus trophy by CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon. The trophy is awarded annually to the league's best coach as voted by the Football Reporters of Canada (FRC).

"Our coaches are all tremendous teachers, motivators, mentors and leaders, and no coach epitomizes this more than John Hufnagel," said Cohon. "On behalf of the Board of Governors, and fans from across the country, congratulations to John Hufnagel, a well-deserving recipient of this coaching honour."

In his inaugural season as head coach, Hufnagel led the Calgary Stampeders to first place in the West Division for the first time since 2000, posting a 13-5 regular season record, tops in the CFL. Their success continued into the playoffs as the Stamps defeated the BC Lions in the West Final, before claiming the ultimate prize: a 22-14 victory over the Montreal Alouettes in the Grey Cup.

Hufnagel's leadership was best displayed during a pre-game speech to his team before taking the field, and eventually winning the 96th Grey Cup. Click here to watch the video or visit CFL.ca.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Fans two cents on Rule Changes

TORONTO - The Canadian Football League will consider three rule changes proposed by fans when the league's rules committee holds its annual winter meeting this week.The league received more than 1,000 letters and e-mails when commissioner Mark Cohon issued a call for fan input into the process. The league will consider three fan suggestions for discussion: changes to converts, safeties and the controversial single point.Fans complained convert kicks after touchdowns are automatic and statistics back them up: kickers have a 99.5 per cent success rate."We don't want our fans going to get popcorn or a hot dog because it's just an automatic play," CFL officiating director Tom Higgins said.Higgins said the committee could consider moving the ball back five yards on point after attempts.Higgins said many fans felt there's not enough of a downside to conceding a safety, and that the league might look at having the conceding team kick from its own 20-yard line instead of its 35.As for the single, many fans feel rewarding a point when the receiving team fails to run a kick or missed field goal out of the end zone isn't fair and should be scrapped.Higgins sees the point of all three proposed changes but isn't predicting any bold predictions will be made to the league's board of governors."I don't expect anything big because we're traditionalists," he said. "But anything's possible."

Courtesy of the Toronto Star

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Spring Expo in Yorkton

Ridersradio.com will be at the Spring Expo in Yorkton. We will be meeting people and also signing you up for the bus tour if your intrested. The price is very reasonable for a game ticket, some food going up to Regina and beverage and ride to the game and back it is 110 dollars. You cannot go wrong with that. If you would like to buy the season pass it is only 1000 so you save 100 dollars. If you just want a ride up to regina and back we are charging 60 dollars. If you get the season pass its 540. If you have any questions you can email me riderfan_82@yahoo.com (do not forget the underscore in there) Also during every CFL game Pimentos in Yorkton will be showing the game on the big screen and have some great specials and ridersradio.com will be there for post game analasis. There will also be Door Prizes, and much more so be sure to check back for more information. Any questions feel free to email me :)

"GREY CUP 2011 COMING TO VANCOUVER"

GREY CUP 2011 COMING TO VANCOUVER"

A Celebration of What the Grey Cup Means to Canada, and What the Lions Mean to British Columbia," CFL Commissioner says

Vancouver, B.C. - (February 27, 2009) -- The 2011 Grey Cup is coming to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian Football League Commissioner Mark Cohon announced today."We are proud to bring Canada's national championship to the province, but people in Vancouver and right across B.C. know the Grey Cup is much more than our biggest game," Cohon said."It's a massive celebration of what our teams mean to our communities, what our league means to our country, and what it means to all of us to be proudly Canadian," he said."So Vancouver is the perfect venue for our 99th Grey Cup. There is no better example of the strength and relevance of today's CFL than the B.C. Lions, and no one better at hosting Canadians than our friends here in beautiful British Columbia."Under the leadership of owner David Braley, the Lions have undergone a renaissance that has made them a model CFL franchise: a successful team, a vibrant business, and a leader in the community.A perennial contender, the Lions exceeded the 300,000 mark for total attendance last year for the first time since 1991.The Lions champion several important community initiatives, including support for amateur football through the Orange Helmet Awards, for child literacy through the Read, Write and Roar program, and for local fundraising through Lions Share. Their Lions in the House program features player visits to schools that emphasize the importance of fitness, education, and respect for classmates. "The Lions are British Columbia's team, and any success we have enjoyed really belongs to the people of British Columbia," Braley said."They're the reason I'm confident the 2011 Grey Cup will be a huge success. I know people here will welcome their fellow Canadians with warmth, generosity and a great deal of fun." The biggest challenge facing Vancouver just might be exceeding the bar they set the last time they hosted the Grey Cup in 2005. That game: • Sold out eight weeks before game day;• Boasted a live attendance of 59,197;• Was watched by a television audience of almost 3.9 million; • Was the highlight of the Party on the Pacific Festival, which attracted 47,000 visitors, more than 20,000 of which came from outside of Vancouver• The Grey Cup game and festival generated an estimated $76 million in total economic activity;• Featured the Edmonton Eskimos 38-35 overtime victory over the Montreal Alouettes, one of the greatest games in Grey Cup history."Hosting the Grey Cup is another opportunity to showcase our province and communities, to generate new economic activity, and to create local jobs," said British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell."This announcement is an example of British Columbia's ability to attract major events beyond the Olympics," said Bill Bennett, Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts and Minister responsible for PavCo."In 2011, British Columbia will be ready to welcome CFL fans from across the Province and from across Canada." Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said the Grey Cup is a national icon that delivers tangible benefits for a host city."We're honoured to welcome the Grey Cup back to Vancouver," said Mayor Robertson."The Game is a huge boost to our local economy, and I know Vancouverites, along with our friends and neighbours from across British Columbia, will ensure the 2011 game and the entire festival are a tremendous success."

Thursday, February 26, 2009

RIDERS ACQUIRE DONOVAN ALEXANDER FROM MONTREAL

RIDERS ACQUIRE DONOVAN ALEXANDER FROM MONTREAL Saskatchewan Roughrider head coach Ken Miller announced today they have acquired non-import defensive back Donovan Alexander from the Montreal Alouettes. In return the Alouettes will receive second round picks in the 2009 and 2010 Canadian Draft.

In 2008, Alexander (5'11 – 185 lbs) dressed in four games as a defensive back with the Alouettes after spending time with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks. The Winnipeg native played three seasons at the University of North Dakota with Rider receiver Weston Dressler. In his senior year with the Fighting Sioux, Alexander dressed in 12 games and tallied 47 defensive tackles, two tackles for a loss and nine knockdowns. He was also a member of the UND track and field team and ran 4.43 40-yard dash on his pro day work-out for NFL teams. Alexander was selected in the third round (23rd overall) by the Alouettes in the 2007 Canadian Draft. "Donovan is a very skilled athlete, who, along with Leron Mitchell and Konrad Wasiela, now gives us a very legitimate chance to alter our ratio and play with a Canadian cornerback, if we chose to do so," stated head coach Ken Miller. "The fact Donovan was selected in the third round needs to be viewed in the context of his desire to return to North Dakota for his senior season. Many times players, who are being drafted as 'futures,' go much later than they would if coming out that same year. Brent Johnson, of course, is one of many examples of this, when the Lions took him in the third round, back in 2000, knowing he was going back to Ohio State. In speaking with Donovan, it's obvious he's a first class young man, and he's very pleased to be coming here and playing so close to home." The Riders also announced today that they have signed import receiver and returner Casey McGahee and non-import receiver David McKoy to contracts. Financial terms were not released. McGahee (5'9 – 160 lbs) spent last season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. In his final game of the year, the Florida Atlantic product had seven punt returns for 93 yards, including a 57-yard return for a touchdown. David McKoy dressed in nine regular season games for the Riders in 2007, but missed the last season and a half with a knee injury. He was originally drafted by the Riders in the second round (9th overall) of the 2007 Canadian Draft.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

GREY CUP COMING TO EDMONTON IN 2010

GREY CUP COMING TO EDMONTON IN 2010

98th Grey Cup returning to a "natural home for our national championship": Cohon
Edmonton, AB - (February 24, 2009) -- The Grey Cup is returning to the scene of some of its' greatest triumphs.Canadian Football League Commissioner Mark Cohon announced today that the 2010 game and festival will be held here in Edmonton, site of three of the most successful Grey Cups ever."Edmonton is a natural home for our national championship, and the tremendous national gathering that comes along with it, so we're excited it will host the 98th Grey Cup," Cohon said following the Edmonton Eskimos' annual general meeting."Nothing brings Canadians together like the Grey Cup, and no one has a better track record as Grey Cup hosts than Edmontonians."The 2010 Grey Cup will be played on Sunday, November 28. Edmonton's three Grey Cups rank fifth, sixth and seventh on the all-time list of Grey Cups with the highest attendance: 60,081 in 1984, 60,431 in 1997, and 62,531 in 2002.That 2002 game, which saw the hometown Eskimos play the Montreal Alouettes and Canadian singing star Shania Twain take the half-time stage, attracted nearly five million television viewers (on CBC and RDS).With Calgary hosting the 2009 Grey Cup, this will mark the first time the Grey Cup is held in Alberta in consecutive years."Alberta is proud to be home to this national treasure two years in a row," said Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach."The Grey Cup is a tradition that attracts fans from across Canada for a week of fun and excitement, topped by a world class sporting event. And I can guarantee our friends across Canada that the spirit of Alberta will be on full display, along with the legendary warmth of the people of Calgary and Edmonton."Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel said the "City of Champions" is ready to host one of the great sporting events in its storied history."We're thrilled to welcome back the Grey Cup, and all that it delivers for a host city: hours of attention on national television, thousands of visitors, and tens of millions of dollars in economic activity," he added."And then there's that magical component that you can't measure with a clock or a calculator, because the Grey Cup is such a special part of being Canadian, and hosting it connects Edmontonians to our fellow Canadians in a very unique way."The co-chairs of Edmonton Grey Cup 2010 - Eskimos President and CEO Rick LeLacheur and Eskimos Chairman Doug Goss - said this Grey Cup will be special for another reason."Edmonton's football side was renamed the Eskimos in 1910, so 2010 will mark 100 years of Eskimo football here in northern Alberta," Goss said."Hosting the Grey Cup is the ultimate way to cap off what should be a year of celebrating the deep bond between our game, our team and our city."LeLacheur added: "The people of Edmonton, and Eskimo fans in particular, have always held a special place in their hearts for the Grey Cup, so we're very excited about 2010, and welcoming Canada to Edmonton for what we know will be a tremendous event."

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Labour Day Classic Game time change

Game Time Change: Winnipeg @ Saskatchewan - Sunday, September 6
Please note that the scheduled start time for Game 42, Winnipeg @ Saskatchewan on Sunday, September 6 on TSN, has been changed to 2:00pm local (4:00pm ET) from its original start time of 5:30pm local (7:30pm ET).

Friday, February 20, 2009

CFL Congress gets started soon

CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE CONGRESS COMES TO HAMILTON


Biggest league gathering outside of Grey Cup is important to CFL's success: Cohon

Hamilton, ON - (February 20, 2009) - The Canadian Football League Congress is coming to Hamilton March 3rd and 4th.

"Congress is the biggest league gathering we have, outside of Grey Cup, and we're excited about bringing it to downtown Hamilton ," Commissioner Mark Cohon said here today.

"It involves almost every group that works for the CFL, from head coaches, general managers and athletic therapists, to ticketing experts, marketing executives and team presidents," he said.

"It's where we plan for the upcoming football season; share best business practices, and develop new ideas. And with our league on the upswing, but the economy struggling, what we do at Congress this year is particularly important to our success this year."

This year's Congress includes the CFL's 2008 Coach of the Year luncheon on March 3rd, featuring nominees John Hufnagel of the Grey Cup Champion Calgary Stampeders, Ken Miller of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and Marc Trestman of the Montreal Alouettes.

It also includes on March 4th a meeting of the CFL's rules committee which will, for the first time, have the opportunity to consider input from fans, who have been asked to submit their suggestions for rule changes by visiting www.cfl.ca/rules or by sending an email to rules@cfl.ca.

" Hamilton welcomes the CFL Congress. The roots of Canadian football run deep in Hamilton and are almost as old as the city itself," said Fred Eisenberger, the Mayor of Hamilton.

"As home to both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and North America 's oldest professional sports franchise, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, we are thrilled to host the men and women who work to make the CFL a success."

David Adames, Executive Director of Tourism Hamilton, added: "The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the CFL are cornerstones of Hamilton's sports culture. So we at Tourism Hamilton are delighted that the CFL chose to host the 2009 CFL Congress in Hamilton and we're ready to welcome its delegates to Tigertown!"

In addition to Congress, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the CFL's Head Coaches are hosting a special media reception on March 3rd. It will be an opportunity for journalists to talk in a relaxed setting with our top coaches, including some newcomers to the CFL head coaching ranks: Bart Andrus of the Toronto Argonauts, Richie Hall of the Edmonton Eskimos and Mike Kelly of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, as well as Hamilton's Marcel Bellefeuille, who is the Tiger-Cats' head coach this year after filling that post in an interim capacity last season.

More than 150 people are expected to attend CFL Congress. Hamilton 's Sheraton Hotel will host most of the official meeting sessions, while some social events will occur at surrounding venues or the Tiger-Cats' downtown headquarters.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

CFL invites fans to hear what you think on rules!

CFL INVITES CANADIANS TO PROVIDE INPUT TO OUR RULES COMMITTEE

This is Our League means "it belongs to every Canadian who cares about the CFL and supports it"
Toronto, ON (February 19, 2009) -- For the first time, Canadian Football League (CFL) fans are being asked to propose rules changes that can "make our great game even better," says Commissioner Mark Cohon.

"We know our fans have the best interests of our game at heart, that they cherish its traditions, understand what makes it unique, and yet want to make it even stronger," Cohon said yesterday after inviting fans to submit their suggestions to the league's rules committee.

"So it makes perfect sense to include them in our annual discussion of rule changes. It's part of what we mean when we say This is Our League: it belongs to every Canadian who cares about the CFL, and supports it."

Fans are asked to send their ideas by visiting CFL.ca/rules or by emailing -- rules@cfl.ca -- by Friday, February 27. They will be shared with the members of the league's rules committee as it prepares to meet as part of the annual CFL Congress, this year in Hamilton on March 3rd and 4th.

"Our fast-paced, wide-open, three-down game is a great game, and that was never clearer than last season, when scoring was up, games were close, and exciting finishes were the order of the day. But everything can be improved," Cohon said in a message to fans posted on the league's website, CFL.ca.

"That's the spirit in which our rules committee gathers each year during CFL Congress. A collection of team presidents, general managers, coaches and officials, along with a representative of the players' association, it meets to discuss which rules should be replaced, changed or tweaked to make our game even better," he said.

"This year, we're asking you to provide input to the committee. We want your ideas and suggestions. We can't promise the committee will accept them all. But we will make sure your ideas are shared with its members."

Tom Higgins, the CFL's director of officiating, said it's impossible to predict the outcome of this year's meeting.

"The committee takes its task very seriously, and has tremendous respect for the game and its place in our country," Higgins said.

"The changes it has brought forward over the years to the Board of Governors have ranged from significant innovations, such as our overtime format, to subtle changes in how we interpret existing rules. Sometimes, new ideas make their way into our rule book, sometimes they fall by the wayside because of a lack of consensus, and sometimes they're tabled for further research and refinement," he said.

"What we can say without a doubt about this year's discussion is that it can only be strengthened by including input from our fans."

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bus Tour and Partnership

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Free Agent Period Frenzy

Turns out to be some movement on the cfl wires. This was update when we did talk, eeling like it may be out of date soon lol :D enjoy :D A.N


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Friday, February 13, 2009

Eagles Tickets

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HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM RIDERS RADIO!!

We are back starting jan 12015 after 5 year break

Monday, February 9, 2009

Should 50 plus yard field goals be worth 4 points?

Lynch heard they are going to purpose this rule change what do you think?
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Cfl Schedule

2009 Saskatchewan Roughrider SchedulePreseason
Wednesday June 17 Saskatchewan at Edmonton, 7pm
Tuesday June 23 Calgary at Saskatchewan, 7pm-
Regular Season
Friday July 3, BC at Saskatchewan, 7pm
Saturday July 11, Saskatchewan at Toronto, 12:00pm
Saturday July 18 Montreal at Saskatchewan, 1:00pm
Saturday July 25 Edmonton at Saskatchewan, 2:00pm
Saturday August 1, Saskatchewan at Calgary, 7:00pm
Friday August 7, Saskatchewan at BC, 8:30pm
Sunday August 16, Hamilton at Saskatchewan, 5:00pm
Friday August 21, Saskatchewan at Montreal, 5:30pm
August 28 Weekend (BYE)
Sunday September 6, Winnipeg at Saskatchewan, 5:30pm
Sunday September 13, Saskatchewan at Winnipeg, 2:00pm
Sunday September 20, Edmonton at Saskatchewan, 2:00pm
Saturday September 26, Saskatchewan at Edmonton, 4:00pm
Friday October 2, Saskatchewan at BC, 8:30pm
Saturday October 10, Toronto at Saskatchewan, 7:00pm
Saturday October 17, Saskatchewan at Calgary, 1:30pm
Saturday October 24, BC at Saskatchewan, 3:30pm
Saturday October 31, Saskatchewan at Hamilton, 12:00pm
Saturday November 7, Calgary at Saskatchewan, 6:00pm
PlayoffsSunday November 15,
Divisional SemifinalsSunday November 22, Divisional FinalsSunday November 29, Grey Cup in Calgary, 5:30pm kickoff (Regina time)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Yip Yap session with Randy Brenzen

1st of many shows we plan to do on the cfl. Enjoy. I did not want to go into the Tillman saga, thats just a downer. But enjoy none the less.
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Eric Tillman Charged

Holy crow! Wow this news not so good! Eric will have a paid leave till this case gets cleared up. I have talked to a mutal friend of Eric and mine about this situation he believes it is blown way out of porportion. Lets hope so. I am frustrated about this situation with Eric I have heard his side of the story through our friend, and we i am sure will hear the 16 year old's in court. Then we will know the truth, It is out there some where. Let's Hope it gets cleared up and and we find out the truth :D

Friday, January 30, 2009

Randy"s Take so Far

Jerome Haywood is going from the “east” to the East. Haywood signed a 1 year contract, plus an option, with the Montreal Alouettes, the leagues most Eastern team. Haywood spent the last two years with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, even playing in the 2007 Grey Cup against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.This will be Haywood’s second stint with the Al’s, the first one being in 2006, when he appeared in 11 games.Haywood entered the CFL in 2002, with the now defunct Ottawa Renegades and has a career total of 223 tackles and 29 sacks in 107 games.The woeful Hamilton Tigercats have recently improved on their defence. The Ti-cats signed non-import linebacker Agustin Barrenechea.The six foot two, 235 pound Barrenechea returns to Hamilton, a city he played in for his first 3 and a half seasons. He was then traded to the Edmonton Eskimos on September 11th, 2007.Barrenechea has a total of 276 tackles (40 via special teams), three QB sacks and five picks in just 72 career CFL games.The Eskimos released him on Thursday, an odd move, seeing as “Augie” was the teams leading tackler

Sunday, January 25, 2009

New Sponsor on Board

Hey, Terry's Pawn and Bargain here in Yorkton is on board to help me out with the site. And we will have a fellow Radio guy from here also help me out by contributing articles. Randy Brenzen from my sister station will be writing articles. So there is some good news for the site. I am trying to schedule some more interviews. The next interview will be up on Tuesday with Authour Kevin Lee.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

No trace of Daved

Unfortunately, he did not call at 11 sask time which was 9 his time like he planned something must have come up. Well, off to schedule another, I plan to have some one from the Cfl's head office. so lets hope.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Daved Benefield

Daved Benefield, former B.C Lion and Saskatchewan Roughrider will be on the show. He is going to call me tommorow. We should have it up for Wednesday early morning. He will be calling me after midnight local time aka 9 or 10 his time. Cannot wait to hear some of his stories.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

CFL hall of famer Cal Murphy

As promised Cal Murphy, the Cfl coaching legend and current Colts scout :)
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Friday, January 16, 2009

Legendary Cfl Coach

Hey, just recieved confirmation that we will have Cal Murphy on the show Saturday. I record the interview at 11:00am. Will be up some time after that.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Voice is here :D

Here is the interview with some one i looked up too. The Voice of the Regina Pats and The Saskatchewan Roughriders Rod Pedersen. It was great to have a little chat with him. Talked a bit about his book, and other stuff. Enjoy the interview and check out his blog http://www.rodpedersen.com


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The Voice Confirmation

I just recieved an email from Rod Pedersen the voice of the Roughriders. He will be joining us on the site tonight. I will try to have the interview up by 9 tonight. Enjoy and thanks in advance for your continued support. Make sure you pass this site to your friends, it is going to be a great source of Rider news and Stuff related to the team. On your offical unoffical source or RIder talk www.ridersradio.blogspot.com

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Eagles Tickets

A Once in a life time opportunity to see the eagles in Saskatoon has come. The tickets sold out in 20 minutes. My friend at ticket express let me know he has some tickets still available. But the quanities are very limited. The tickets are relatively inexpensive as well so call him. 13065375116.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

John Lynch return trip

John Frenzy Lynch makes a return to the show. Here we just talk and babble football what else :D Enjoy and thank you for tuning in! Rod "the voice"Pedersen points to John in this video. We will have the voice on some time soon. We are planning it :) Enjoy and thanks for tuning in :)
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