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

We are talking with Dale from Express Entertainment about our new deal. Listen in and hope to see you on the bus tour, if your intrested let me know
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Eagles Tickets Fire Sale!

Eagles Tickets for sale starting from 99 bucks, for more info call Dale.
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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

Dale at Express Entertainment has a deal for you! Since its Valentines weekend why not treat your loved one to tickets to the Eagles. He has limited amount of tickets availble for FACE VALUE! They are limited quanites so give him a calll 13067285606 and he can help you out! This is a chance of a life time!

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
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