Friday, 24 September 2010

Preview: Roughriders (7-4) at Tiger-Cats (6-5)


I have no idea where to begin this week's preview. I mean, it's not like there is some built-in storyline for this game or anything.

Of course there is. This game will be entirely centred around one thing: Stevie Baggs.

Not only is Baggs making his 2010 debut with a new team, but he is facing his old team for the first time. The man known as Shakespeare (because all he does is make big plays) will suit up, Barney Stinson style, in the Black & Gold to take on the deadly disease known as Gang Green.

Another interesting subplot going into the contest, is that the Tiger-Cats have taken many steps to chide the Riders and their fans. It's been funny stuff like creating a meat helmet to counter the melon heads or showing the new shampoo craze in Saskatchewan: Fantuz Flakes (which comes in three great scents: watermelon, barnyard and corner gas).

Interesting pregame shenanigans aside, the game itself should be very entertaining. Both of these teams are very evenly matched. Both are coming off impressive wins last week, with the Riders beating the Stamps and the Cats defeating the Lions. With both teams coming into the game following victories, each team has the confidence it needs to defeat the other. Should be a heck of a game at Ivor Wynne.

Just a reminder that it's a Blackout game. The team is hoping that every fan in attendance will wear as much black as possible to counteract the green that traveling Rider fans wear. I can only imagine how dark the stadium is going to look tomorrow night.

As always, if you cannot make it out to the park, AM900 CHML and Y108 have you covered should you choose to listen on the radio, while TSN and TSN HD have the television coverage.

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