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Title: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 22, 2019, 11:53:37 AM
I heading yet again. 17 years in a row with the All Star Tours buses. Always, every single year, I hoot.
Just wanted to beat pigskin or anyone else to the punch here.

I truly hope Streveler shows well and the Blue Bombers win against Edmonton because it will set up LD in an awesome way.

Plus with Streveler starting I believe it will get the Bomber fans even more into it.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: strange_brew69 on August 23, 2019, 11:44:15 PM
Heading to the LDC for the first time. Quite stoked and looking forward to some bomber domination.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: pjrocksmb on August 24, 2019, 03:41:06 AM
There is no doubt we are going to give them everything they can handle.  Enjoy it everyone. 


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: M.O.A.B. on August 24, 2019, 03:55:25 AM
I dread the Labor Day when it was played on the old Mosaic Stadium. Riders had the Bombers number there.

Not on this new toilet bowl stadium. Bombers showed in the past visits that they can win there.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GCn19 on August 24, 2019, 03:57:08 AM
LDC is usually a loss but I like our chances this year.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Cheesebuster on August 24, 2019, 04:01:45 AM
I got my tickets today. Bringing my non-football loving wife and her friend. The wife will be wearing her Rider shirt just to bug me and it'll be great. I'm excited.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: DM83 on August 24, 2019, 04:33:11 AM
Get a new wife!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on August 24, 2019, 04:37:43 AM
 
Get a new wife!
:D


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: PurpleReign on August 24, 2019, 04:39:49 AM
I got my tickets today. Bringing my non-football loving wife and her friend. The wife will be wearing her Rider shirt just to bug me and it'll be great. I'm excited.

Leave her at SaskBUSH.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Cheesebuster on August 24, 2019, 05:27:11 AM
Get a new wife!
Too expensive. I'll manage.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: pjrocksmb on August 24, 2019, 05:28:57 AM
Too expensive. I'll manage.
The most fun can have on the Prairies!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 24, 2019, 05:32:39 PM
I got my tickets today. Bringing my non-football loving wife and her friend. The wife will be wearing her Rider shirt just to bug me and it'll be great. I'm excited.
consider it a divorce - Schwarzenegger


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 24, 2019, 05:33:22 PM
I?ll start packing tomorrow because I am always excited. It is my Christmas weekend!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 24, 2019, 06:13:45 PM
I dread the Labor Day when it was played on the old Mosaic Stadium. Riders had the Bombers number there.

Not on this new toilet bowl stadium. Bombers showed in the past visits that they can win there.
Remember we did win the last LDC game at old Mosaic.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Buck on August 24, 2019, 06:22:58 PM
Thinking about going again this year, haven't been since the last game at old Mosaic (thank you Medlock!!).  Went to the Canada Day win 2 seasons ago, so I am due to go back! 


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: 1chad on August 24, 2019, 07:07:59 PM
Can't go this year.  Maybe next year, but will cheer on the Big Blue on TV


Title: Labour Day thread!
Post by: bombergal on August 25, 2019, 02:48:50 AM
Hey guys! I am pretty stoked about this game next week!! Both teams are doing very well and I think the Bombers are going to do great!!

Ballsy on the Riders Roundtable just said that Streveler is a terrible quarterback and that he?s the worst starting quarterback in the CFL. He also predicted a 33-10 win against them.

Them?s Fighting words....bulletin board material for sure!


Title: Re: Labour Day thread!
Post by: lockman on August 25, 2019, 02:57:14 AM
I said in another thread that the war of words is well under way. Strevelor is capable of putting up 250 in passing on Sunday. Can't see Fajardo carving up our d like he did tonight.


Title: Re: Labour Day thread!
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 25, 2019, 02:10:13 PM
Hey guys! I am pretty stoked about this game next week!! Both teams are doing very well and I think the Bombers are going to do great!!

Ballsy on the Riders Roundtable just said that Streveler is a terrible quarterback and that he?s the worst starting quarterback in the CFL. He also predicted a 33-10 win against them.

Them?s Fighting words....bulletin board material for sure!
I guess they call him Ballsy for a reason.
Riders are gonna be heading in cocky which I would rather them be than grumpy. Lapo will come up with great game plan to once again maximize Strevelers abilities. The only thing I will say is the receivers need to stop dropping passes. Harris will run wild again.

Our D is gonna punch that offence in the mouth! They have yet to play a team of any quality.

Would love to know if the Blue Bombers are hosting a party again in Regina on the Friday night?


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: northof30 on August 25, 2019, 02:25:00 PM
Get a new wife!

Love it!!  :D


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 25, 2019, 02:28:57 PM
Love it!!  :D
classic LDC classic talk has begun!


Title: Re: Labour Day thread!
Post by: northof30 on August 25, 2019, 02:32:03 PM
Hey guys! I am pretty stoked about this game next week!! Both teams are doing very well and I think the Bombers are going to do great!!

Ballsy on the Riders Roundtable just said that Streveler is a terrible quarterback and that he?s the worst starting quarterback in the CFL. He also predicted a 33-10 win against them.

Them?s Fighting words....bulletin board material for sure!

You have to be more sympathetic. The Riders and curling is all they have!


Title: Re: Labour Day thread!
Post by: upp on August 25, 2019, 02:39:07 PM
I said in another thread that the war of words is well under way. Strevelor is capable of putting up 250 in passing on Sunday. Can't see Fajardo carving up our d like he did tonight.

I'm not sure who this Strevelor is, but Streveler will be lucky to put up 250 yards in the LDC and Banjo Bowl combined.


Title: Re: Labour Day thread!
Post by: RebusRankin on August 25, 2019, 02:41:34 PM
I'm not sure who this Strevelor is, but Streveler will be lucky to put up 250 yards in the LDC and Banjo Bowl combined.

I'll take a performance like this week where he managed to help the team put up 26 points on offense.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on August 25, 2019, 02:50:54 PM
Have faith the Dali and Streveler can take us to the "Holy Land"


Title: Re: Labour Day thread!
Post by: lockman on August 25, 2019, 03:25:12 PM
I'm not sure who this Strevelor is, but Streveler will be lucky to put up 250 yards in the LDC and Banjo Bowl combined.

Maybe a combined 250 pass and run will do it. I have my doubts about Streveler surviving another rushing game like Friday. Tommy Clements had great legs but could really pass on the run and avoid contact. Does anyone think Strev can throw on the run?


Title: Re: Labour Day thread!
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on August 25, 2019, 04:12:08 PM
Maybe a combined 250 pass and run will do it. I have my doubts about Streveler surviving another rushing game like Friday. Tommy Clements had great legs but could really pass on the run and avoid contact. Does anyone think Strev can throw on the run?
It seems most of his completed and TD passes have come from the pocket....throwing on the run is a valuable but rare asset in this league.    I think the best ever was Flutie who made so many great plays scrambling for his life....but how many Fluties come along these days?   

The ability to move the pocket is an enviable skill asset and when you look at Streveler's limited body of work as a QB one can only hope he will develop this talent over time.   If and when he does....watch out!
He has a fire for the game that is unparalleled and he's smart.....as MOS often says about him.."he runs with hate" which is comparable to Willie Jefferson's passion and as MOS says " there is no doubt that Willie loves to play football"!   

Having two players on the team with this passion inspires their teammates and can lead this team to our ultimate goal.....and let's not forget Bighill and Harris!   



Title: Re: Labour Day thread!
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 25, 2019, 04:29:38 PM
It seems most of his completed and TD passes have come from the pocket....throwing on the run is a valuable but rare asset in this league.    I think the best ever was Flutie who made so many great plays scrambling for his life....but how many Fluties come along these days?   

The ability to move the pocket is an enviable skill asset and when you look at Streveler's limited body of work as a QB one can only hope he will develop this talent over time.   If and when he does....watch out!
He has a fire for the game that is unparalleled and he's smart.....as MOS often says about him.."he runs with hate" which is comparable to Willie Jefferson's passion and as MOS says " there is no doubt that Willie loves to play football"!   

Having two players on the team with this passion inspires their teammates and can lead this team to our ultimate goal.....and let's not forget Bighill and Harris!   


I see Linc is stepping up his game! I likey it a lot! He just may find his targets this week. I think Lapo is really gonna throw The kitchen sink at the Riders these next two weeks.

Dali Lama knows a winner when he sees one!

Couldn?t be more excited to see beast man aka Willie Jefferson brings. I see a Winston Rose pick as well. Would not be surprised to see the Riders falling to 1 dimensional offence. Nevis Richardson and Fatboi will have something to say about that.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Bombers9256 on August 25, 2019, 04:37:15 PM
Thinking about going again this year, haven't been since the last game at old Mosaic (thank you Medlock!!).  Went to the Canada Day win 2 seasons ago, so I am due to go back! 
You are obviously a lucky charm. So you need to go!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 25, 2019, 04:57:12 PM
Thinking about going again this year, haven't been since the last game at old Mosaic (thank you Medlock!!).  Went to the Canada Day win 2 seasons ago, so I am due to go back! 
ya let us know when you secured things?


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 25, 2019, 06:12:40 PM
Well surprise surprise the Riders think all they need to do to stop offence is load the box and have Judge spy on Streveler.  Oh how simply minded folk think! I think many of them are thinking we have the best OC in the league and he knows the Riders will be doing that and have a few plans for this one!
I know Streveler has not shown much in the throwing department recently but that could literally change any game at any time. I would not make that statement if he had not done it before in this league.

They seem generally worried about there own special teams. Grant and Whitehead whom I think is due for another big game could have a field day in the return game.

I like our DB match ups to there receivers as well. Put Rose on Rosevelt and Fenner on Evans and we should be fine.

They also know we take far less penalties than them. Riders are a undisciplined team very much like Edmonton.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on August 25, 2019, 07:15:25 PM
Riderfans are completely underestimating the Bomber D and the pressure the D-line will put on their O-line and Fajardo, causing turnovers.  Perfect.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 25, 2019, 07:16:47 PM
Riderfans are completely underestimating the Bomber D and the pressure the D-line will put on their O-line and Fajardo, causing turnovers.  Perfect.
I guess they choose to forget with have Jefferson now!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Tehedra on August 25, 2019, 07:19:03 PM
I wish we had Nichols for our first games against the riders, we already have the season series against the Esks and BC, if we had Nichols I think we would take the season series against the Riders as well.  With Streveler it isn't impossible, but the Riders have a good team and have been burning other teams in their recent streak.  I would love to end their streak!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 25, 2019, 07:26:53 PM
I wish we had Nichols for our first games against the riders, we already have the season series against the Esks and BC, if we had Nichols I think we would take the season series against the Riders as well.  With Streveler it isn't impossible, but the Riders have a good team and have been burning other teams in their recent streak.  I would love to end their streak!
This is true but the Riders have been playing inferior clubs thus far. They beat Hamilton once. The rest were garbage teams.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: RebusRankin on August 25, 2019, 07:40:22 PM
We did just beat Edmonton in Edmonton. They have a better QB, RB, WR Core and Dline.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: 66 Chevelle on August 25, 2019, 08:07:05 PM
Well surprise surprise the Riders think all they need to do to stop offence is load the box and have Judge spy on Streveler. 



well, it's kind of like boxing... going into the fight every fighter has a plan, until he gets punched in the face...  ;D

we'll be doing the punching...


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: blue girl on August 25, 2019, 08:09:19 PM
In order to guarantee a Bomber win I'm picking Saskatchewan because every time that I pick the Bombers to win the LDC they never do and this always seems to be in years when the Bombers have the superior team. As for Nichols hopefully the Bombers split the LDC and the BB and he comes back in time to win the second game in Saskatchewan and thereby the season series. Although I don't think we'll need to win the series as Saskatchwan won't be close to us in the standings at the end of the season.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: booch on August 25, 2019, 08:13:40 PM
Yup..like the  cockiness onRiderfans..very delusional
They played one legit team with a defense.. Calgary..and how did that co again?
It's funny how they chime in that we lost to T.O...embarrassing.. yup..indication of out team talent..nope


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: blue girl on August 25, 2019, 08:17:01 PM
Yup..like the  cockiness onRiderfans..very delusional
They played one legit team with a defense.. Calgary..and how did that co again?
It's funny how they chime in that we lost to T.O...embarrassing.. yup..indication of out team talent..nope
Well somebody should remind them that they lost a game to Ottawa.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: 66 Chevelle on August 25, 2019, 08:20:56 PM
I will say this, statistically the Riders and the Eskimos are 1 & 2 in most important categories among the rest of the pack... of course that doesn't include the categories that the Bombers are #1, but, they are generally right behind us...

the 3 games against SSK will be tough... it's hard to beat any team 3 times in one year, and that works both ways... these will be very meaningful games come the end of the year...


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on August 25, 2019, 08:56:53 PM
I like MOS's approach to playing and coaching....prepare well, put your head down and have fun!   The results of doing this game in and game out eventually pay off.....well assuming there's some talent as well which we in have in spades.   Let the other team trash talk themselves into oblivion ad nauseum ad infinitum.....just smile and have fun beating your opponent!  Ws speak for themselves!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 25, 2019, 09:32:25 PM
I like MOS's approach to playing and coaching....prepare well, put your head down and have fun!   The results of doing this game in and game out eventually pay off.....well assuming there's some talent as well which we in have in spades.   Let the other team trash talk themselves into oblivion ad nauseum ad infinitum.....just smile and have fun beating your opponent!  Ws speak for themselves!
absolutely the Blue Bombers have a fantastic level attitude. OSH has it going on well.
This team just does not take stupid penalties.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: 3rdand1.5 on August 25, 2019, 10:09:14 PM
Just like Edm. the Riders are a good team. To think of them as anything less would be foolish. They will be at home in a fully sold out stadium riding a win streak. I expect us to loose, but hey we passed for under 90 yards in Edm. and we not only won we controlled the game......Can our defence do it again? Can our specials put up some points? strev. can't run for almost 100 yrds again...can he? One thing i have learnt about this years Bombers is expect the unexpected


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 26, 2019, 12:07:40 AM
Most reasonable Rider fans are calling the split home and home series. A few posters on their I am not gonna mention by name seem to posting about the Blue Bombers 4 drinks deep on a Sunday. No language limitations on that forum as well.

 Plus I can see how the female Rider fans will not like that forum.

Hey Ridermania keep us up on what is going on in your town this weekend?


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on August 26, 2019, 12:09:35 AM
Just like Edm. the Riders are a good team. To think of them as anything less would be foolish. They will be at home in a fully sold out stadium riding a win streak. I expect us to loose, but hey we passed for under 90 yards in Edm. and we not only won we controlled the game......Can our defence do it again? Can our specials put up some points? strev. can't run for almost 100 yrds again...can he? One thing i have learnt about this years Bombers is expect the unexpected
Absolutely....they are riding high winning 5 straight....to our 3 so two of the hottest teams facing off back to back.   OK the Cats have won 3 straight as well with their back up but we just finished beating Calgary, BC and Edmonton so really no comparison.   The crowd will be insane as usual so the best way to take the fans out of the game is to pressure their O and create havoc for Fajardo.....we just might see a few more wrinkles from Strevs now that he has had some reps and pulled off his first start of the year.

But make no mistake, this will be perhaps an even tougher game than Edmonton....


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 26, 2019, 12:11:45 AM
Absolutely....they are riding high winning 5 straight....to our 3 so two of the hottest teams facing off back to back.   OK the Cats have won 3 straight as well with their back up but we just finished beating Calgary, BC and Edmonton so really no comparison.   The crowd will be insane as usual so the best way to take the fans out of the game is to pressure their O and create havoc for Fajardo.....we just might see a few more wrinkles from Strevs now that he has had some reps and pulled off his first start of the year.

But make no mistake, this will be perhaps an even tougher game than Edmonton....

Your last statement is very debatable.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on August 26, 2019, 12:20:29 AM
Your last statement is very debatable.
OK...you win the debate!   It's definitely going to be wilder well....unless of course we blow them out....then it will be hauntingly quiet.   I'm expecting a close game....with the last team with the ball either winning it or maybe not....I do like our chances though!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 26, 2019, 12:27:22 AM
OK...you win the debate!   It's definitely going to be wilder well....unless of course we blow them out....then it will be hauntingly quiet.   I'm expecting a close game....with the last team with the ball either winning it or maybe not....I do like our chances though!

 oh ya no prob. Edmonton is a better team than Regina. That is what I meant. If we can go into Edmonton with a back up QB and win we can go into Regina and do the same. Streveler will need to deal with a noise factor however. It is good he experienced it in last years LDC so he knows what he is getting into.
But in my experience the noise hurt not only the Offensive communication but it gets the D all jacked up forcing off sides etc...


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Ridermania on August 26, 2019, 12:27:51 AM
Most reasonable Rider fans are calling the split home and home series. A few posters on their I am not gonna mention by name seem to posting about the Blue Bombers 4 drinks deep on a Sunday. No language limitations on that forum as well.

 Plus I can see how the female Rider fans will not like that forum.

Hey Ridermania keep us up on what is going on in your town this weekend?

I will get this together tomorrow and post!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 26, 2019, 12:41:10 AM
I will get this together tomorrow and post!

thank You!



Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: DM83 on August 26, 2019, 01:01:42 AM
Strev hit his recivers for. 250'yards this last game!  Unfortunately receivers literally dropped the ball. Watch the replay when TSN airs it.

Plus Sasks defensive line all,full,of themselves, won't get half the pressure on #17.  Plus their DBS aren't. Too enthusiastic filling to support the run when either of those two beasts we have carrying the ball.

Fajardo, ain't no Harris.

Bombers are better up and down the roster.

Is Elominium done?


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: TecnoGenius on August 26, 2019, 11:49:56 AM
I got my tickets today. Bringing my non-football loving wife and her friend. The wife will be wearing her Rider shirt just to bug me and it'll be great. I'm excited.

Your wife is not a football but she's very loving?  That's good.  ;)

You guys definitely need to get on kiss-cam: blue jersey smooching green jersey, should get all jersey colors in the crowd fired up!  Might make TSN!

Ballsy on the Riders Roundtable just said that Streveler is a terrible quarterback and that he?s the worst starting quarterback in the CFL. He also predicted a 33-10 win against them.

Haha!  We'll show Ballsy who the worst starting QB is when Faker Fajardo has to face out D!  If you watch carefully, he's basically playing the B.Bridge 2018 game plan with some deep passes thrown in.  All sorts of short passes and very wide outs.  This game will show the real Fajardo, and it won't be pretty!

SSK D is somewhat good, though.  But not great: just look at how SSK D was on their heels whenever Jennings got a drive going.  They get rattled easily if they don't get you 2 & out, especially with a smart mix of run/pass.

Couldn?t be more excited to see beast man aka Willie Jefferson brings. I see a Winston Rose pick as well. Would not be surprised to see the Riders falling to 1 dimensional offence. Nevis Richardson and Fatboi will have something to say about that.

Riders were 1 dimensional vs bottom-barrel OTT last night.  Their run game was non-existent until OTT lost all morale and Powell then opened it up.  Thigpen was a non-entity.  Powell was shutdown surprisingly well by OTT D for 3 Q's.  And they think they will be running against our D?  It'll be just like vs EDM... their rush gets 1 explosion play, and the rest of the night they are shutdown.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: booch on August 26, 2019, 12:07:43 PM
Your last statement is very debatable.
i agree...Edmonton is the more well balanced team


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: booch on August 26, 2019, 12:11:56 PM
Fartado's deep ball is horrible...hangs up there and on pretty much everyone of them receiver had to stop and wait, or come back to it....i think I recall one to Moore where he hit  him in stride. The deep shots at first caught teams off-gaurd as they didn't expect or think  he could throw deep...the last few games teams have caught on to it, and the as have mentioned, reverted back to the BRIDGE era offence


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Ridermania on August 26, 2019, 12:47:15 PM
Who has the better pending free agent as their backup quarterback: The Saskatchewan Roughriders with Cody Fajardo or the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with Chris Streveler?

We should get back-to-back games to help with that assessment because the teams are heading for their annual rivalry games, the Labour Day Classic and the Banjo Bowl. In addition to the importance the games will have atop the CFL's West standings, Winnipeg and Saskatchewan are also figuring out their quarterback situations.

Fajardo has excelled in the starting role he assumed when starter Zach Collaros got hurt and then traded. Saskatchewan won its fifth straight game under Fajardo's command with a blowout Saturday over the Ottawa Redblacks.

Bombers starter Matt Nichols just suffered a long-term injury, giving Streveler a chance to prove he can start in Winnipeg, or maybe somewhere else.

Streveler and Fajardo can become free agents when their contracts expire in February. Their respective teams would certainly like to re-sign them, but these upcoming games can help determine their real value.

https://www.cjme.com/2019/08/26/darrell-davis-big-series-for-bombersriders-and-their-qbs/




Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: booch on August 26, 2019, 12:52:39 PM
These games will be won by the team with the better all around talent, and the more complete team...not due to the QB'ing if you ask me...If anything it may be a case of the QB on one team or another being the big reason why they lost...we shall see


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: TBURGESS on August 26, 2019, 01:44:39 PM
Edmonton's a better team than Regina, but every week is a new challenge, so we can't take them lightly.

I can understand folks thinking that if they just stop the run they can beat us. That's way easier said than done and it hasn't been our offence that's been winning us most games this year anyway. It's been all 3 phases chipping in.

I like Streveler. He's a young QB with a lot of upside, but he's extremely inexperienced right now. The Riders have a good defence that could confuse him and we aren't likely playing in a rainstorm which favours the team that runs best. We'll get a better idea of where Streveler is in his progression to starting QB in the next couple of weeks.

It's hard win both ends of back to backs, so I think we'll split.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: rubanski on August 26, 2019, 01:56:27 PM
Edmonton's a better team than Regina, but every week is a new challenge, so we can't take them lightly.


Both middle of the pack in the West. Edm has only beat teams with a losing record.

Regretfully I'll be watching with the outlaws in Crane Valley, SK. If I have to watch with a bunch of Rider fans, would rather be at the game...


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: upp on August 26, 2019, 02:37:47 PM
Your wife is not a football but she's very loving?  That's good.  ;)

You guys definitely need to get on kiss-cam: blue jersey smooching green jersey, should get all jersey colors in the crowd fired up!  Might make TSN!

Haha!  We'll show Ballsy who the worst starting QB is when Faker Fajardo has to face out D!  If you watch carefully, he's basically playing the B.Bridge 2018 game plan with some deep passes thrown in.  All sorts of short passes and very wide outs.  This game will show the real Fajardo, and it won't be pretty!

SSK D is somewhat good, though.  But not great: just look at how SSK D was on their heels whenever Jennings got a drive going.  They get rattled easily if they don't get you 2 & out, especially with a smart mix of run/pass.

Riders were 1 dimensional vs bottom-barrel OTT last night.  Their run game was non-existent until OTT lost all morale and Powell then opened it up.  Thigpen was a non-entity.  Powell was shutdown surprisingly well by OTT D for 3 Q's.  And they think they will be running against our D?  It'll be just like vs EDM... their rush gets 1 explosion play, and the rest of the night they are shutdown.


Without Harris, the Bomber offence just became non-dimensional.  Riders sweep the home-and-home and take the season series. 


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Donny C on August 26, 2019, 02:40:09 PM
On the other hand, Sask won't know WPG's game plan for this week.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Horseman on August 26, 2019, 02:53:48 PM
Well, it is now a real uphill battle for the Bombers without Harris.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on August 26, 2019, 02:59:12 PM
Well, it is now a real uphill battle for the Bombers without Harris.
Yep....losing your starting QB is bad enough....then losing your MOP offensive player to a failed drug test is another.   This will affect the teams overall psyche at some level....and if they somehow manage to win even one of the next two games it will be a minor miracle.   The Rider fans will be ALL over this and will show NO mercy.   Feel bad for Streveler being put in this situation.....talk about trial by fire!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: theaardvark on August 26, 2019, 03:13:57 PM
Augustine gets a chance to show his stuff, Lucky gets more fly sweep touches, Streveler runs more (if that is possible) and the whole team rallies and wins both games "For Andrew".

Adams is back, which give Streveler even more targets to throw at.  Maybe toss McGuire in for a changeup, catch the SSK D in "coming downhill, ears pinned back" mode...


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: booch on August 26, 2019, 03:17:13 PM
just be more satisfying beating them without him...wonder what excuses they will have for that.

Andrew is good...but a big part of our run game has been oline play..receivers blocking..we'll be fine..Augustine I am sure will give it 100 percent..and this is a good thing in it may make us actually be more diversified..


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on August 26, 2019, 03:20:07 PM
We will really miss Andrew's experience out there in a big game. However, I think Augustine is capable and a little bit faster. Won't be as polished but youthful speed might open up some runs to the outside and other things that Harris can't really do anymore.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: bluengold204 on August 26, 2019, 03:38:41 PM
Augustine gets a chance to show his stuff, Lucky gets more fly sweep touches, Streveler runs more (if that is possible) and the whole team rallies and wins both games "For Andrew".

Adams is back, which give Streveler even more targets to throw at.  Maybe toss McGuire in for a changeup, catch the SSK D in "coming downhill, ears pinned back" mode...

I hope they rally and win both games but certainly not for a cheater


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: theaardvark on August 26, 2019, 03:52:50 PM
You'd think a guy who tested positive for trace amounts of a substance that he had tested clean for 10 days before with uring and blood tests wouldn't deserve the instant badge of cheater...

And yes, I think that every player on the team believes what he is saying about it being an accident / contamination of a supplement.  They know what Harris does to keep in shape.  Juice is the last thing he needs.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: booch on August 26, 2019, 03:57:23 PM
if he was using that drug he would be dosing every second day...so it would not show trace amounts...also he would not have passed any of the other 3 tests prior to this last one


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on August 26, 2019, 04:16:36 PM
The Bombers as a team now face the ultimate test....this next game will say a lot about our team!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: bowlerdude on August 26, 2019, 05:31:24 PM
Regarding Cody Fajardo, we should note that in terms of points against, Ottawa, Toronto and BC are by far the three worst defenses in the league.

Fajardo has played those defenses 5 times: 113/150, 1478 yards, 8 TDs, 2 INTs
But in 4 games against teams that don't have a bottom-3 defense: 58/84, 634 yards, 0 TDs, 2 INTs

Fajardo has looked better than I expected this season, but I still think the two games where he went off on Ottawa and Toronto early in the year are buoying his reputation a little bit. I think our defense is good enough to give him all sorts of trouble.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on August 26, 2019, 05:42:27 PM
Yep....losing your starting QB is bad enough....then losing your MOP offensive player to a failed drug test is another.   This will affect the teams overall psyche at some level....and if they somehow manage to win even one of the next two games it will be a minor miracle.   The Rider fans will be ALL over this and will show NO mercy.   Feel bad for Streveler being put in this situation.....talk about trial by fire!

All the more reason to double down on a Bomber sweep, showing the Riders they are the better team even without their two top players.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on August 26, 2019, 05:45:10 PM
All the more reason to double down on a Bomber sweep, showing the Riders they are the better team even without their two top players.
their top two offensive players....lucky we have Jefferson and Biggie a former MODP and likely this year's MODP on the same team.   


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: bluengold204 on August 26, 2019, 06:04:23 PM
Wow... quick to judge, there.  A "cheater".  You'd think a guy who tested positive for trace amounts of a substance that he had tested clean for 10 days before with uring and blood tests wouldn't deserve the instant badge of cheater...

And yes, I think that every player on the team believes what he is saying about it being an accident / contamination of a supplement.  They know what Harris does to keep in shape.  Juice is the last thing he needs.

You and Harris can spin it anyway you want, fact is he tested positive for a banned performance enhancing drug, thus making him a cheater.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: TBURGESS on August 26, 2019, 06:09:40 PM
The cross contamination argument makes me laugh. Where would they get cross contaminated from in the first place? The off season performance enhancing drugs?


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: theaardvark on August 26, 2019, 06:14:10 PM
And everyone who ever rolls through a stop sign or goes 1 mph over the limit is a criminal.  

Do you honestly think there was intent to cheat here?  Do you think a guy who has tested negative all his career for roids is suddenly going to start using them?In the middle of a career year?  

#33 is not a dumb guy.  He's not going to take a detectable substance knowing he is the most tested athlete on the team.  And the substance was at trace levels, not sure if there was enough to do anything except get him suspended.  

AH has a work ethic that every team mate admires.  He isn't a guy that takes the easy route.  If he was going to cheat, he wouldn't work out the way he does year round.  

He is guilty by definition, sure.  A and B sample came back positive.  For trace amounts of a banned substance.  And he is paying the price.  We don't know how the banned substance got there, and unless you have pictures of him buying, dosing, using the product, you can't definitively say he is a cheater.  All evidence from his life and career up until now suggests this was not intentional.  Until proven otherwise, I will take him at his word, he has not given us any reason over the years to assume different.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: The Zipp on August 26, 2019, 06:15:02 PM
It makes him guilty by virtue of the test results - no question, no way around it that is why he isn't able to play for 2 games...there is still the possibility this substance was in something else that he took - contamination across factory equipment, poor manufacturing and distribution, lots of things nobody will really know so while he is guilty - labeling him a cheater is still subjective.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Ridermania on August 26, 2019, 07:46:33 PM
LABOUR DAY CLASSIC EVENTS - Here are some options for the upcoming week-end.   I have broken them down by area's of the city to help and have not listed too many dining restaurants.

DOWNTOWN
Beer Brothers - 1821 Scarth Street
The Fat Badger - 1852 Scarth Street
Famosa Pizzeria - 1881 Scarth Street
O'Hanlon's Irish Pub - 1947 Scarth Street
Capital Cocktail Bar - 1843 Hamilton Street
Victoria's Tavern - 1965 Hamilton Street
* Vic's Labour Day Tailgate Bash & Party
* Saturday Def3 and others
* Sunday Big Sugar
* $25 Per Day

WASCANA PARK
Shake The Lake 2019 ( 2 Stages 7+ Bands )
Friday - April Wine & Burton Cummings
Saturday - 54-40 & Styx
$80 Per Day

DEWDNEY AVENUE STRIP
The Keg Steakhouse - 2515 Dewdney Avenue
Jack Keatons - 2410 Dewdney Avenue
Gabbo's Nightclub - 2338 Dewdney Avenue
Eldorado Country Bar - 2300 Dewdney Avenue
Bushwakkers Brewing - 2206 Dewdney Avenue
Ballers Rec Room - 2044 Dewdney Avenue
Rebellion Brewing - 1901 Dewdney Avenue

SPORTS BARS
Press Box Sports Bar - 909 Albert Street
Four Seasons Sports Palace - 909 Arcola Avenue East

EAST REGINA ( Buzzer, Boomer and Bomber Cheerleaders Visit )
Great Canadian Brewhouse - 2005 Prince of Wales Drive
Leopold's Tavern - 3735 East Quance Gate
Rock Creek - 3255 Quance Street
Birmingham's Vodka & Ale House - 2635 Star Lite Street

HARBOUR LANDING ( SW - Airport Area )
Great Canadian Brewhouse - 4820 Gordon Road
Lancaster Taphouse - 4529 Gordon Road

GAME DAY
Party in the Park - Directly beside Mosaic Stadium ( West Side ) 
Canadian Armed Forces - Directly beside Mosaic ( North Side )

BUS SERVICE
Free bus service on game day

As usual, please send me any questions and I will help out!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: blue girl on August 26, 2019, 10:51:06 PM
The cross contamination argument makes me laugh. Where would they get cross contaminated from in the first place? The off season performance enhancing drugs?
I believe that cross contamination could be possible. I have celiac disease and I have been told to be careful eating in restaurants because unless they prepare the food in a completely separate place something with gluten in it could contaminate it. I was even told to be careful what I give my cat to eat as it could also contain gluten which can get in my system.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on August 26, 2019, 11:07:09 PM
Seems to be a lot of posters who are ****-sure of their verdicts.....I still support Harris regardless of his intentions.....MOS is a pretty good judge of character and he is standing by Harris along with his teammates.

In all honesty, I'm actually disappointed with some of your responses and how quick and sure you are about your judgements.   

I'm outa here.....


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: 1chad on August 26, 2019, 11:14:37 PM
for those who don't buy the cross contamination theory, the following is a quote from Consumer Reports regarding packaged baby food in 2018

"Consumer Reports conducted a spot check of 50 nationally distributed brands. Every product tested had measurable levels of either cadmium, inorganic arsenic, or lead, and 68% had a troubling amount of heavy metal. Products containing rice or sweet potatoes were especially likely to have heavy metals. Buying organic wasn?t a safeguard, either. These products were just as likely to contain heavy metals as their non-organic counterparts."

I chose the quote as it pertained to food stuffs, not unlike supplements, and remembering the various recalls over the last few years due to some very troubling substances that you would not expect in your product.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 26, 2019, 11:19:04 PM
for those who don't buy the cross contamination theory, the following is a quote from Consumer Reports regarding packaged baby food in 2018

"Consumer Reports conducted a spot check of 50 nationally distributed brands. Every product tested had measurable levels of either cadmium, inorganic arsenic, or lead, and 68% had a troubling amount of heavy metal. Products containing rice or sweet potatoes were especially likely to have heavy metals. Buying organic wasn?t a safeguard, either. These products were just as likely to contain heavy metals as their non-organic counterparts."

I chose the quote as it pertained to food stuffs, not unlike supplements, and remembering the various recalls over the last few years due to some very troubling substances that you would not expect in your product.
I buy it. He is innocent. Feel bad for the guy!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: strange_brew69 on August 26, 2019, 11:35:33 PM
Gonna rock the Harris jersey in Regina this weekend. My brother Andrew deserves some support.

Can't say I'm not disappointed but when one door closes, another one opens. Let's show some support for #33 and get behind Johnny Augustine to tear up the field this weekend. They are part of our team.

Pretty **** sure those Riders think they got this one in the bag......WRONG!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 26, 2019, 11:40:32 PM
Gonna rock the Harris jersey in Regina this weekend. My brother Andrew deserves some support.

Can't say I'm not disappointed but when one door closes, another one opens. Let's show some support for #33 and get behind Johnny Augustine to tear up the field this weekend. They are part of our team.

Pretty **** sure those Riders think they got this one in the bag......WRONG!
Well said mate. Johnny Aug. lets go!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: theaardvark on August 27, 2019, 12:12:33 AM
for those who don't buy the cross contamination theory, the following is a quote from Consumer Reports regarding packaged baby food in 2018

"Consumer Reports conducted a spot check of 50 nationally distributed brands. Every product tested had measurable levels of either cadmium, inorganic arsenic, or lead, and 68% had a troubling amount of heavy metal. Products containing rice or sweet potatoes were especially likely to have heavy metals. Buying organic wasn?t a safeguard, either. These products were just as likely to contain heavy metals as their non-organic counterparts."

I chose the quote as it pertained to food stuffs, not unlike supplements, and remembering the various recalls over the last few years due to some very troubling substances that you would not expect in your product.

From the dog food industry...

https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1011&context=food_science_articles

In 2015, researchers at Chapman University DNA tested 52 commercial pet foods. Of the products that were tested:

    31 were labeled correctly
    20 were potentially mislabeled
    1 contained a non-specific meat ingredient that couldn?t be verified


40% contained ingredients not on the label, or did not contain ingredients that were supposed to be there,, and one contained an unidentifiable meat?!?  How can you tell what is in a little brown pellet?  Just like how can you tell what is in a supplement powder...


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on August 27, 2019, 12:14:29 AM
Well said mate. Johnny Aug. lets go!
Here's Johnny!   Yeah!!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on August 27, 2019, 12:30:49 AM
OK me lads....just do a little research into cross contamination of steroids with health supplements and a plethora of information pops up....are we surprised?   Not in the least as pretty much all the regulatory bodies in NA have been gutted including Canada after Harper's 10 years of nutting our Federal agencies intended to protect Canadians.   This was the very first one that came up and it's telling....

The source is from the US National Library of Medicine....so yes Andrew Harris story is 100% plausible and given his character and integrity.....who you gonna call?   

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18563865


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: gobombersgo on August 27, 2019, 12:39:13 AM
Augustine gets a chance to show his stuff, Lucky gets more fly sweep touches, Streveler runs more (if that is possible) and the whole team rallies and wins both games "For Andrew".

Adams is back, which give Streveler even more targets to throw at.  Maybe toss McGuire in for a changeup, catch the SSK D in "coming downhill, ears pinned back" mode...
Who said Adams is back?


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 27, 2019, 01:37:18 AM
Augustine gets a chance to show his stuff, Lucky gets more fly sweep touches, Streveler runs more (if that is possible) and the whole team rallies and wins both games "For Andrew".

Adams is back, which give Streveler even more targets to throw at.  Maybe toss McGuire in for a changeup, catch the SSK D in "coming downhill, ears pinned back" mode...
YA!? Where did you read Adams is back?


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: ModAdmin on August 27, 2019, 02:37:01 AM
There was a post on here that alleged Andrew Harris was a "cheater".  Since absolutely no hard evidence has been offered that Harris is or was a cheater that post was removed.  Several other posts containing that nested comment were edited to remove the offensive allegation.

You may see one of your posts has been edited in that thread and it would be the result of our removing the nested comment. Not a fault of yours. Unfounded allegations are never okay here and will be removed.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Buck on August 27, 2019, 02:27:18 PM
ya let us know when you secured things?

Update....I'M GOING! 


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 27, 2019, 06:16:46 PM
Update....I'M GOING! 
come say hi to GOLD MEMBER! You will know him when you see him.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: TecnoGenius on August 28, 2019, 06:45:28 AM
The cross contamination argument makes me laugh. Where would they get cross contaminated from in the first place? The off season performance enhancing drugs?

From the AH33 press release, he was tested in March 2019.  So that means players are also tested in the off-season, so you can't just PED up from Dec to Apr and get away with it.  So your above jape/jibe theory can't be true (yes I know it was a joke).   If anyone knows for sure when the tests start and stop and if there are any "no test weeks" on the calendar, let me know (for my math).


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: The Zipp on August 28, 2019, 03:31:29 PM
post the practice updates here...should be interesting with some significant changes to our team this week...


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: The Zipp on August 28, 2019, 03:37:38 PM
according to Ed Tait  - Darvin Adams is back at work for the Bombers today.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: BBRT on August 28, 2019, 03:38:06 PM
post the practice updates here...should be interesting with some significant changes to our team this week...

Amen! with all the changes and everything we may need a new score card to figure out "whose who in the zoo!"


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: The Zipp on August 28, 2019, 03:39:21 PM
Johnny Augustine is working with the number 1 team right now...


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: 1chad on August 28, 2019, 03:39:31 PM
good to here Adams is back at practice!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 28, 2019, 03:40:47 PM
according to Ed Tait  - Darvin Adams is back at work for the Bombers today.
Thank you football gods! Now go show us your thing Darvin.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: theaardvark on August 28, 2019, 03:42:16 PM
Thank you football gods! Now go show us your thing Darvin.

OK, that would get him a suspension...


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: The Zipp on August 28, 2019, 03:46:11 PM
Speller and Hardrick sitting out practice today.  Don't think Hardrick was hurt so assuming just a break for him.

Roh is practicing and Maston is not.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: 1chad on August 28, 2019, 04:12:27 PM
Speller and Hardrick sitting out practice today.  Don't think Hardrick was hurt so assuming just a break for him.

Roh is practicing and Maston is not.

Wondering what happened to Maston?  How did he get nicked up?


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: blue girl on August 28, 2019, 08:26:50 PM
Wondering what happened to Maston?  How did he get nicked up?
He was injured in the BC game.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Cheesebuster on August 29, 2019, 01:01:17 AM
There was a post on here that alleged Andrew Harris was a "cheater".  Since absolutely no hard evidence has been offered that Harris is or was a cheater that post was removed.  Several other posts containing that nested comment were edited to remove the offensive allegation.

You may see one of your posts has been edited in that thread and it would be the result of our removing the nested comment. Not a fault of yours. Unfounded allegations are never okay here and will be removed.
I think you overmoderate this forum. The guy was suspended for taking PEDs. He admitted to it. Calling him a cheater is completely fair game.

Just like the last time I called you out on something like this, I don't agree with what the poster said. But we're here to talk Bombers and that is a valid opinion.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 29, 2019, 01:29:57 AM
I think you overmoderate this forum. The guy was suspended for taking PEDs. He admitted to it. Calling him a cheater is completely fair game.

Just like the last time I called you out on something like this, I don't agree with what the poster said. But we're here to talk Bombers and that is a valid opinion.
I agree with ModAdmin. You cannot go out calling him a cheater if it has been proven. What kind of fan do you call yourself?


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: pjrocksmb on August 29, 2019, 01:43:42 AM
I agree with ModAdmin. You cannot go out calling him a cheater if it has been proven. What kind of fan do you call yourself?
Agree and ModAdmin does nothing but a fantastic job on here.  Don't knock the mods unless you are one or willing to be one.  Tough job.  Just think they have kept me posting on here for almost 10K LOL.  That deserves a medal of honor. 


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Buck on August 29, 2019, 12:06:39 PM
Is Wayne's World still a thing?  Or do most bomber fans go to the tailgate in the park outside the stadium?


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 29, 2019, 12:08:32 PM
Is Wayne's World still a thing?  Or do most bomber fans go to the tailgate in the park outside the stadium?
oh yes it is same place starts 11am Regina time. Most Blue Bombers fans will stuff themselves at Waynes World. Should a great turn out. My tour sold out 2 buses.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Horseman on August 29, 2019, 12:12:22 PM
Someone should inform the staff writers at the CFL website that this weekends game is not the Banjo Bowl, its the Labour Day Classic. Their articles are referring to this game as the Banjo Bowl, I would but I don't have a Facebook account and don't want one.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 29, 2019, 04:23:44 PM
Saturday night in Regina the Blue Bombers meet and greet is once again to be held at the Crave wine bad and kitchen on 1925 Victoria ave. Carol tells me doors open at 7:30 with hot appetizers and cash bar. Buzz Boomer Cheerleaders Bomber brass Alumi will be on hand.

It was a great place to go for a night on the town warm up last year.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: rubanski on August 29, 2019, 04:50:05 PM
Wow, these teams have never played a LDC ranked #1 and #2 in the division. Ever.

per cfl.ca




Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 29, 2019, 04:58:44 PM
Wow, these teams have never played a LDC ranked #1 and #2 in the division. Ever.

per cfl.ca



And 2 they shall stay!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: DM83 on August 29, 2019, 05:02:40 PM
Geez I stop going to the LDC and now there are tons of bars to go to.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Darwinismyhomeboy on August 29, 2019, 05:12:14 PM
I agree with ModAdmin. You cannot go out calling him a cheater if it has been proven. What kind of fan do you call yourself?

I'm assuming you meant to say Hasn't?

Having said that, I guess it depends on your definition of cheater.  His A and B sample came back positive and he was suspended.  That sounds like cheating. 
I guess you are taking intent into consideration.  Some 'crimes' take intent others do not. 

Murder - Intent
Speeding - Nope
So where does doping fall.



Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: rubanski on August 29, 2019, 06:11:21 PM
I'm assuming you meant to say Hasn't?

Having said that, I guess it depends on your definition of cheater.  His A and B sample came back positive and he was suspended.  That sounds like cheating. 
I guess you are taking intent into consideration.  Some 'crimes' take intent others do not. 

Murder - Intent
Speeding - Nope
So where does doping fall.

Depending on the level of ignorance involved, if you unknowingly take a "trace" amount of a PED, and essentially gain absolutely no competitive advantage in doing so  - then you DEFINITELY aren't a cheater.


I have had a speeding ticket forgiven because I was driving a vehicle that wasn't mine in a part of town I never drive in, where the limit changes for no apparent reason (thanks to one of those speeding ticket experts downtown). Did I deserve the ticket - absolutely, but the judge was gracious and I got out of it. Intent can always be considered.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 29, 2019, 06:19:45 PM
Geez I stop going to the LDC and now there are tons of bars to go to.
There have been a decent selection of bars to go to since I have been going and I started when Khari Blink and Sellers were in the back field. ;D


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GCn19 on August 29, 2019, 06:48:26 PM
The LDC needs to be rotated between Winnipeg and Regina. They are not the league's welfare team anymore.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Ridermania on August 29, 2019, 07:09:30 PM
Saturday night in Regina the Blue Bombers meet and greet is once again to be held at the Crave wine bad and kitchen on 1925 Victoria ave. Carol tells me doors open at 7:30 with hot appetizers and cash bar. Buzz Boomer Cheerleaders Bomber brass Alumi will be on hand.

It was a great place to go for a night on the town warm up last year.

Thanks, hope it's well attended!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: blue_gold_84 on August 29, 2019, 07:11:00 PM
The LDC needs to be rotated between Winnipeg and Regina. They are not the league's welfare team anymore.

Why? Winnipeg gets the Banjo Bowl. What difference does it make?


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: trapper on August 29, 2019, 07:15:26 PM
I agree with ModAdmin. You cannot go out calling him a cheater if it has been proven. What kind of fan do you call yourself?

So...we can no longer call any athlete a cheater for taking PEDs if he has an excuse....


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: trapper on August 29, 2019, 07:18:12 PM
Why? Winnipeg gets the Banjo Bowl. What difference does it make?

Exactly.  Tradition is important in this league. 


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: rubanski on August 29, 2019, 08:27:32 PM
Exactly.  Tradition is important in this league. 

I agree it should be rotated. We had to fabricate something 15 years ago so that the rematch would be worth something.

Labour Day classics are big time money makers for the home team. Guaranteed sell outs. The Riders also seem to have some sort of obnoxious competitive advantage in them. It's truly more like a home playoff game than a regular season home game.

Home playoff games should be earned. I'd love to see the labour day classic held at the team's stadium that won it last year, and the subsequent rematch at the other teams place.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 29, 2019, 08:43:26 PM
I agree it should be rotated. We had to fabricate something 15 years ago so that the rematch would be worth something.

Labour Day classics are big time money makers for the home team. Guaranteed sell outs. The Riders also seem to have some sort of obnoxious competitive advantage in them. It's truly more like a home playoff game than a regular season home game.

Home playoff games should be earned. I'd love to see the labour day classic held at the team's stadium that won it last year, and the subsequent rematch at the other teams place.
The earning thing would make is difficult some years for the schedulers likely.

The strange advantage thing is just silly though. They have no more advantage their than we do here for the Banjo.

I agree they should be flip flopped year after year. The LDC every year at the same stadium against a rival opponent is an unfair advantage to the riders as they truck in fans from all over the province. I would not be surprised even more so than normal Rider game.

 A LDC here for the long weekend would be nice on occasion.

Thank Westwood for the hoopla for the banjo bowl because now that game creates a more level playing field with a sellout game back here. So I guess it really does not matter only that Regina always gets the first head to head match up at home.

To be honest  I would rather start their than here if you ask me though because if we can win the LDC it would be easier to sweep the back to back with the home date afterwards.

Tradition is a nice but when it presents a more clear advantage to the home side it can sometimes be unfair. Our record in this game speaks for itself.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: trapper on August 29, 2019, 09:16:31 PM
The earning thing would make is difficult some years for the schedulers likely.

The strange advantage thing is just silly though. They have no more advantage their than we do here for the Banjo.

I agree they should be flip flopped year after year. The LDC every year at the same stadium against a rival opponent is an unfair advantage to the riders as they truck in fans from all over the province. I would not be surprised even more so than normal Rider game.


Unfair advantage? Good grief.   Fans do travel...that is why the game had its success.   Manitoba has most its fans within 45 min of the stadium.  Is that an unfair advantage? 

Riders built this game. I find the tradition of a game here that Sunday more critical than the team.  It would sell out if Calgary or Edmonton were in town.



Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 29, 2019, 09:58:48 PM
Unfair advantage? Good grief.   Fans do travel...that is why the game had its success.   Manitoba has most its fans within 45 min of the stadium.  Is that an unfair advantage? 

Riders built this game. I find the tradition of a game here that Sunday more critical than the team.  It would sell out if Calgary or Edmonton were in town.


that?s debatable


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Cheesebuster on August 29, 2019, 10:49:33 PM
I'm fine with the game always being in Regina for the selfish reason that it makes it possible for me to go. If they rotated it and it was on a regular weekend there's no way I'd make the trip.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: bomb squad on August 29, 2019, 10:50:24 PM
If both games sell out every year, which they have for what, 14 going on 15 years now, what is the unfair advantage? Have the Riders just been better overall in that time period? Somewhat perhaps, but it certainly doesn't explain the rather wide discrepancy of records in this series the last couple of decades. Our record in both games is an anomaly actually. We should have snuck out a few more victories at the LDC and we should have a more dominant record in the Banjo Bowl and for whatever reason, we don't.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 29, 2019, 11:34:27 PM
Ah I was creating a discussion I?m totally fine with it every year in Regina. Heck I?ve been going their  every year since 2003. I cannot sleep properly all week because I get so amped up for it leading up to departure Saturday morning.

It really is 48 hours of Christmas for me!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Sec223 on August 30, 2019, 01:32:16 AM
Yes Goldie it is like Christmas. Everyone that goes starts counting the days to the next one starting at the final whistle. So much fun with the Allstar boys.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: trapper on August 30, 2019, 01:56:49 AM
Ah I was creating a discussion I?m totally fine with it every year in Regina. Heck I?ve been going their  every year since 2003. I cannot sleep properly all week because I get so amped up for it leading up to departure Saturday morning.

It really is 48 hours of Christmas for me!

Hope you have a good trip and a fun time and you don't run into any asshats  ;D

I have a couple friends from Winnipeg arriving tomorrow.  Going to the Shake the Lake concert Saturday.  Then game day.  Should be fun...hoping the rain holds off.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 30, 2019, 03:45:02 AM
Yes Goldie it is like Christmas. Everyone that goes starts counting the days to the next one starting at the final whistle. So much fun with the Allstar boys.
Exactly. No joke!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 30, 2019, 03:45:54 AM
Hope you have a good trip and a fun time and you don't run into any asshats  ;D

I have a couple friends from Winnipeg arriving tomorrow.  Going to the Shake the Lake concert Saturday.  Then game day.  Should be fun...hoping the rain holds off.
I am bringing an asshat detector kinda like the ones in Aliens. It worked like a charm last year. ;)


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 30, 2019, 12:20:21 PM
Yes Goldie it is like Christmas. Everyone that goes starts counting the days to the next one starting at the final whistle. So much fun with the Allstar boys.
hey do not forget about Sunday night. Win or lose it?s always a great party last night their. I start counting the days to the next LDC on the Monday. ;)


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Donny C on August 30, 2019, 03:46:15 PM
I'll be honest, I do not have many hopes for our team this weekend! (I'm hoping that in a few days everyone quotes this post and shows me how wrong I was!!)


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: buckzumhoff on August 30, 2019, 04:12:39 PM
Prediction Winnipeg by 1 point.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: Waffler on August 30, 2019, 04:17:37 PM
I'm fine with the game always being in Regina for the selfish reason that it makes it possible for me to go. If they rotated it and it was on a regular weekend there's no way I'd make the trip.

They can easily rotate if they play the rematch on Thanksgiving long weekend. I'm not a fan of the back to back anyway.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 31, 2019, 01:02:30 AM
Man the key tonight for sleeping well is not thinking about the weekend. :?


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: Ridermania on August 31, 2019, 02:52:25 AM
Get some rest and be ready for a crazy week-end!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: pjrocksmb on August 31, 2019, 02:53:52 AM
I'll be honest, I do not have many hopes for our team this weekend! (I'm hoping that in a few days everyone quotes this post and shows me how wrong I was!!)

Hope or no hope we will show up and it will be a hoot! :)


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 31, 2019, 08:19:25 AM
Get some rest and be ready for a crazy week-end!

thanks. ugh! Its 4:15 am and I got 4 hours in so far. Freaking sleeping at night has been hit and miss all week! Alarm is set for 6:50 my ride to the bus is 7:50. Probably fiddle around on here for a bit and try to get another hour or two down. Just to excited at times to conk out. :P


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: TecnoGenius on August 31, 2019, 08:44:31 AM
thanks. ugh! Its 4:15 am and I got 4 hours in so far. Freaking sleeping at night has been hit and miss all week! Alarm is set for 6:50 my ride to the bus is 7:50. Probably fiddle around on here for a bit and try to get another hour or two down. Just to excited at times to conk out. :P

I knew you'd be up in the night Goldie!  It never fails before a big game!  I'll keep you company online.

Holy smokes you'll be a basket case when we are playing in the GC this year!!   ;) ;D


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 31, 2019, 10:44:44 AM
I knew you'd be up in the night Goldie!  It never fails before a big game!  I'll keep you company online.

Holy smokes you'll be a basket case when we are playing in the GC this year!!   ;) ;D

thanks man! Basket case? More like sociable and buzzy. I?ve been going to this thing long enough to know how to pace things. ;D


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: canadaguy2112 on September 01, 2019, 03:21:24 PM
Safe travels and good times to everyone going :) 

I had a blast when I went to the Classic awhile back.

Go Blue


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: Ridermania on September 01, 2019, 04:03:54 PM
I partied with some Bomber fans last night and have a big head today!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on September 02, 2019, 02:34:54 PM
Hello all! Met a few of you at Waynes World. That is always a treat to me.

Entertaining game! Perfect football weather. Streveler could not connect in the first half! Errr!

D was awesome.

Did not get punched out, did lose anything, won a free Bomber jersey and football.

Just golden tears yesterday. We are gonna get em next week.



Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: DM83 on September 02, 2019, 02:39:17 PM
Need something to sleep? Gravel.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: ModAdmin on September 02, 2019, 02:45:44 PM
Need something to sleep? Gravel.


Ingesting "gravel" would have the opposite effect I think.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on September 02, 2019, 02:56:57 PM
Hello all! Met a few of you at Waynes World. That is always a treat to me.

Entertaining game! Perfect football weather. Streveler could not connect in the first half! Errr!

D was awesome.

Did not get punched out, did lose anything, won a free Bomber jersey and football.

Just golden tears yesterday. We are gonna get em next week.


Albeit Streveler had a rough start he continued to battle and started doing things like picking up secondary receivers while scrambling away from the pressure.   Henry Burris was impressed and said Streveler is going to be a good CFL QB and I tend to agree with him....he played well enough to win and our D who played lights out in the second half were unable to contain Powell and Fajardo made some great throws as well....so they deserve some credit as well.

Next week will be epic I'm sure and this Bomber team will be itching for revenge, however it's a dish best served cold.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on September 02, 2019, 03:11:30 PM
Need something to sleep? Gravel.

I might self gag on the bus ride home. I have had worse hangovers :P


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on September 02, 2019, 03:29:47 PM
I knew you'd be up in the night Goldie!  It never fails before a big game!  I'll keep you company online.

Holy smokes you'll be a basket case when we are playing in the GC this year!!   ;) ;D

indeed Tecno! Last GC we were in my fingers were bleeding bad from chewing on them. I was an emotional wreck at the game in TO. I gotta calm down a bit!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: blue girl on September 02, 2019, 04:21:05 PM
If the offence can pick up where they left off we'll be okay next week. And I'm sure that the defence will be angry about that last Saskatchewan drive.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on September 02, 2019, 04:25:48 PM
If the offence can pick up where they left off we'll be okay next week. And I'm sure that the defence will be angry about that last Saskatchewan drive.
precisely my expectations....albeit I'd like nothing better than for us to serve them a can of......wait for it.......



Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on September 02, 2019, 04:50:21 PM
precisely my expectations....albeit I'd like nothing better than for us to serve them a can of......wait for it.......


A can of corn? hehe


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on September 02, 2019, 04:51:33 PM
If the offence can pick up where they left off we'll be okay next week. And I'm sure that the defence will be angry about that last Saskatchewan drive.
Ada girl blue girl!


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on September 02, 2019, 05:06:09 PM
A can of corn? hehe
:D


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: blue girl on September 02, 2019, 05:42:10 PM
Ada girl blue girl!
Hey I'm pumped up already. Saturday can't come soon enough.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on September 02, 2019, 06:36:04 PM
Hey I'm pumped up already. Saturday can't come soon enough.
me to sister me to! Just need to rest my liver for a few days.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: Buck on September 03, 2019, 12:19:06 PM
This was my 10th Labour Day Classic that I've attended, and by far is the worst I was treated by Rider fans.  Many were extremely rude for no reason at all (flipping you off, swearing at you for no reason).  I can take a jab here and there, but most of what I experienced wasn't "friendly banter".  They legit thought they were better than us.  Inexcusable.

There were however some good friendly people amongst the other trash.  But most fans seem to have taken on the attitude of the Riders defence, cocky and disrespectful.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: bluengold204 on September 03, 2019, 12:26:23 PM
This was my 10th Labour Day Classic that I've attended, and by far is the worst I was treated by Rider fans.  Many were extremely rude for no reason at all (flipping you off, swearing at you for no reason).  I can take a jab here and there, but most of what I experienced wasn't "friendly banter".  They legit thought they were better than us.  Inexcusable.

There were however some good friendly people amongst the other trash.  But most fans seem to have taken on the attitude of the Riders defence, cocky and disrespectful.

Meh goes both ways I'm sure we got fans that do the same thing here.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: trapper on September 03, 2019, 01:36:22 PM
This was my 10th Labour Day Classic that I've attended, and by far is the worst I was treated by Rider fans.  Many were extremely rude for no reason at all (flipping you off, swearing at you for no reason).  I can take a jab here and there, but most of what I experienced wasn't "friendly banter".  They legit thought they were better than us.  Inexcusable.

There were however some good friendly people amongst the other trash.  But most fans seem to have taken on the attitude of the Riders defence, cocky and disrespectful.


Funny...I came across some real douche bags dressed in Winnipeg garb at the game.  Wondered why someone would choose to come all this way to be jerks.  But then, I don't paint everyone with that brush.  33,000 fans at the game...and you say "most fans".  So...like 20,000 were disrespectful to you?  I wonder, with that amount of reaction to you perhaps you were one of those trouble makers I came across?

I haven't been to a Banjo Bowl in years....but if you are curious...go to the game in a Rider Jersey and cheer hard for the Riders...any guess to the reaction you'll get?  Do it at the Rum Hut too....barely escaped that place once.  I blame it on the few and the alcohol.  But maybe it is the majority? What say you?


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: booch on September 03, 2019, 01:40:58 PM
OF COURSE YOU DID....Wouldn't expect anything but this rebuttal haha


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: Buck on September 03, 2019, 02:34:41 PM

Funny...I came across some real douche bags dressed in Winnipeg garb at the game.  Wondered why someone would choose to come all this way to be jerks.  But then, I don't paint everyone with that brush.  33,000 fans at the game...and you say "most fans".  So...like 20,000 were disrespectful to you?  I wonder, with that amount of reaction to you perhaps you were one of those trouble makers I came across?

I haven't been to a Banjo Bowl in years....but if you are curious...go to the game in a Rider Jersey and cheer hard for the Riders...any guess to the reaction you'll get?  Do it at the Rum Hut too....barely escaped that place once.  I blame it on the few and the alcohol.  But maybe it is the majority? What say you?

All I can compare to is the other 9 times (plus a few non-labour day games) I have been and never had an issue. Just good old fashioned banter back and forth.  This year was different, and no, I wasn't one of those trouble makers you came across. 


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: GCn19 on September 03, 2019, 02:37:41 PM
I have visited nearly every CFL stadium and I can honestly say that all have great fans and Aholes. Regina has more of the latter than all other stadiums combined though.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on September 03, 2019, 02:41:58 PM
GOLD MEMBER experienced no problems at all from any rider fan all weekend long including the games. Lots and lots of pictures, even with many Rider fans!

The weekend was perfect other than the loss! Cud?s to the All Star Tours boys. A riot as usual.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on September 03, 2019, 02:47:21 PM
All I can compare to is the other 9 times (plus a few non-labour day games) I have been and never had an issue. Just good old fashioned banter back and forth.  This year was different, and no, I wasn't one of those trouble makers you came across. 
Dude you go enough times to the LDC you run into a bunch of crap attitudes. I have seen probably 15-20 disrespectful incidents in my times going. None this year though. Meh


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: bomb squad on September 03, 2019, 02:56:38 PM
This was my 10th Labour Day Classic that I've attended, and by far is the worst I was treated by Rider fans.  Many were extremely rude for no reason at all (flipping you off, swearing at you for no reason).  I can take a jab here and there, but most of what I experienced wasn't "friendly banter".  They legit thought they were better than us.  Inexcusable.

There were however some good friendly people amongst the other trash.  But most fans seem to have taken on the attitude of the Riders defence, cocky and disrespectful.

12 for me. I'm always treated fine and I have fun. Sure I open my mouth, but I make sure I do it the right way and I get the same thing back. You obviously wander way out of your lane.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: trapper on September 03, 2019, 03:06:04 PM
I have visited nearly every CFL stadium and I can honestly say that all have great fans and Aholes. Regina has more of the latter than all other stadiums combined though.

We have more fans and more Pilsner than any other stadium so that makes sense.

But it is not most fans and as a whole Bomber Fans are no different.   


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on September 03, 2019, 03:47:20 PM
This was my 10th Labour Day Classic that I've attended, and by far is the worst I was treated by Rider fans.  Many were extremely rude for no reason at all (flipping you off, swearing at you for no reason).  I can take a jab here and there, but most of what I experienced wasn't "friendly banter".  They legit thought they were better than us.  Inexcusable.

There were however some good friendly people amongst the other trash.  But most fans seem to have taken on the attitude of the Riders defence, cocky and disrespectful.

Tribalism is on the rise especially among younger people, the world is changing and not in a good way, just look at political discourse, it's gotten to the point that nasty is now the norm.  The rise of the Internet has caused a disconnect from community and sociability, people are getting more comfortable expressing their inner A-hole and it's starting to seep into public life.  Dat's my opinion.


Title: Re: The PRE GAME AND WEEKEND LABOUR DAY CLASSIC THREAD WITH GOLDIES UPDATES!!!
Post by: Buck on September 03, 2019, 06:41:35 PM
12 for me. I'm always treated fine and I have fun. Sure I open my mouth, but I make sure I do it the right way and I get the same thing back. You obviously wander way out of your lane.

Oh, sorry.  My bad I guess..