(picture courtesy JC Fotos)
At the start of the season, if you had said the Saskatchewan Roughriders would be the last team to have a "0" in their loss column, many would have said your watermelon was on too tight. Low and behold, the rest of the CFL is looking up at the Riders on what was a historic day for the city, the province, the CFL and the organization.
Full marks to the Riders for their 23-20 win over B.C. on Saturday afternoon. There is no doubt they deserved this and hey maybe Mike Benavides was right when he said this week that the Riders were the best team.
Here are just some thoughts and reflections from the afternoon at Mosaic
--I don't want to throw cold water on the game's biggest play, but the refs missed a blatant clip at the goal-line on the Tristan Jackson TD. That being said, Glen Johnson's crew did not have a good day at all.
--By the way, if you didn't see it or you haven't heard it, take it away Mr, Pedersen!!!
That just happened INDEED!!!
--Someone who did have a good day was Ben Heenan. The Rider rookie has been forced into a starting role because of the Chris Best injury and he has come through with flying colours. He might have had his best game today against a very good Lions d-line.
--Darian Durant continues to mature with each and every game. Is it just me or have you noticed that Durant is happier not going for the deep ball and satisfied with just throwing the passes that are needed to move the sticks. He hasn't thrown a touchdown pass in two games, but he hasn't thrown an interception either and that is fine with me.
--Line of the day comes courtesy CJME's Joel Gasson. When watching the Wisers ad on the Maxtron where they show a great number of Rider coaches, Joel says do you notice that ad doesn't show Greg Marshall. He's right! I think many Rider fans don't mind
--When you drive down Elphinstone past Evraz Place, do you look at that vacant lot and picture the stadium? I do and I'm guessing many of you will be as well.
--I'm tired of trying to find superlatives for Weston Dressler.
--Its not the same without looking at the Lions sideline and seeing Wally Buono halfway on the field.
--How far in the rear-view mirror is last year?
--Did Premier Wall just about mix up his two favourite football teams. It sounded like he almost said "Raider Nation" instead of "Rider Nation" when addressing the crowd. That's OK!