The memo from Commissioner Randy Ambrosie to create more interest in the CFL in the off-season appears to be having an impact.
The news Monday from Riderville was a bit like Christmas in January – the Riders announced they signed Duron Carter to a year contract and he was talking about his best chance to win the Grey Cup was going to come in Saskatchewan.
Well it seems CFL teams definitely got the message from Commissioner Randy Ambrosie to put some thought into making the off-season interesting for fans and sports observers.
As we turned the lights out on 2017 there has been enough going on in the CFL post-season to keep things interesting and heighten interest in 2018.
One of the great what-if questions for me in the CFL 2017 season would have been taking in the 2017 Eastern Final.
I remember at the start of the 2017 season, after watching the Riders absolutely suck in an exhibition game loss against the BC Lions, that this team would be lucky to make it to another 5-13 season.
Who would have thunk it?
Sitting on the west side of Mosaic Stadium on Saturday night, watching the Riders huddled around the heater, you could see the thoughts go through their heads – the forecast is warmer in Ottawa this upcoming weekend.
It was quite the weekend in Riderville with the toppling of Taylor Field, much like a drunk hitting his limit and falling over, followed by Bakari Grant sleepwalking to the end zone and fumbling the ball on the one yard line, Darian Dura