The Saskatchewan Roughriders will probably be dealing with not one, but two quarterbacks during Sunday's Grey Cup.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have been known to rotate between both Henry Burris and backup Dan LeFevour. Head Coach Kent Austin hasn't been afraid to use LeFevour in important situations late in the game. The most recent example was the East Semi-Final win over Montreal when played most of the overtime period.
Rider Pride is clearly spreading around the world.
A video put together by the students and staff of a school in Warsaw, Poland posted a video to YouTube Friday. In the two-and-a-half-minute video, the Riders get well wishes in a number of different languages.
Connections run deep on both sides of the ball between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
This is especially true when it comes to former Riders on the Ti-Cats. A lot of is made of head coach Kent Austin, quarterback Henry Burris and receiver Andy Fantuz but there's another former member of the Green and White that might have the most to prove out of all of them.
The CFL is in a good place right now.
That was the message from Commissioner Mark Cohon at his annual State of the League address on Friday morning at the Delta Hotel in Regina.
"I'm excited about the CFL of today," said Cohon. "But I'm even more excited for the CFL we're building for the future."
Specifically Cohon points ratings combined on TSN and RDS being the second best ever, attendance remains solid and revenue as a whole is very strong.
It's the ultimate prize that every football player in Canada works to be able to hold, but like a 101 year old man, the Grey Cup has been through a lot and most of it is thanks to the players who have won it.
They might be viewed as crazy because of the frigid temperatures, but the cold isn’t stopping some CFL fans from camping out in the parking lot of Evraz Place all in the name of the Grey Cup.
A section of the parking lot has turned into an RV park, with several dozen units camped outside despite temperatures hitting between -20 and -30 C.
Rob Gilmour was setting up his campsite on Thursday afternoon after travelling here from Kindersley. Along with his RV, he was setting up what he called a hospitality tent.
Sundays are sometimes a balance of praying and cheering for some of the Ursuline Sisters of Prelate in Saskatoon.
As the Riders play for the title in Sunday's Grey Cup game, prayers will be said earlier so Sister Rosetta Reiniger and Sister Adelaide Fortowsky can support their favourite football team. The passion of these Rider fans gained the attention of a documentary film maker, and they were featured in the 13th Man episode of the Engraved in a Nation series on TSN.
Grey Cup fever continued to shine in Regina as City Hall was lit up Thursday evening to show support for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
“It’s just to show our support for Rider Nation,“ said Mayor Michael Fougere. “They’re the heart of the city… so we lit up the lights and had a few fireworks to show our support.”
And fireworks there were. As Fougere counted down over a loudspeaker to a small- but-rambunctious crowd, fireworks exploded off of the second floor roof, and green “Go Riders Go” lights lit up on the face of the building.
The only Saskatchewan Roughrider at the CFL Most Outstanding Player Awards is taking home some hardware.
Offensive lineman Brendon LaBatte has won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman award.
LaBatte was the West Division nominee for the award up against Jeff Keeping from the East Divisions Toronto Argonauts.
Any store selling Roughrider swag this week has likely had some trouble keeping their merchandise on the shelves.
On Thursday, customers were lined up out the door at The Rider Store in the Northgate Mall waiting to pay for their Rider gear.