CFL Players who Represent the 2010s

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In the last three months you’ve probably seen, read, and watched an overload of “best of the decade” sports lists — they’re a trendy and easily-debated topic. We’ve done a fair share of our own pieces at LWOCF, such as the best teams, quarterbacks, Saskatchewan Roughriders, and Edmonton Eskimos of the decade. While the list […] READ MORE


CFL West Final A Storyline Machine

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While neither party would admit it, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the preferred opponent for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the West Final for both the Riders and the CFL. Either way, the Roughriders were going to welcome a rival to Mosaic Stadium on Nov. 17, but Bombers-Riders for a trip to Calgary the following Sunday […] READ MORE


CFL West Division a Logjam Between League’s Best Teams

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Aside from the winner take all 60-minute game played in frigid conditions in late November, the CFL’s East Division continues to be the not-so-Beast Division. It goes back to 2013 — Winnipeg’s last year in the East — where to present-day only four times has an East Division team finished above .500. In 2019, the […] READ MORE


Saskatchewan Roughriders Bye Week Report Card: Defence & Special Teams

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In part one of my Saskatchewan Roughriders bye week report card, I broke down the performances of the coaching staff and offence. This edition will take a look at the defence and special teams. I alluded to defensive coordinator Jason Shivers in part one, mentioning that he needs to get more out of this defence. The […] READ MORE


Free Agency Preview: Saskatchewan Roughriders

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Not much more needs to be said on the Roughriders tumultuous off-season that hasn’t already been said. Chris Jones left the team high and dry for the NFL, Jeremy O’Day was promoted to General Manager. While Craig Dickenson was promoted from special teams coordinator to head coach. Saskatchewan is looking to improve on their 12-6 […] READ MORE


Chris Jones’ Legacy in Saskatchewan is that of Unfulfilled Promises

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A majority of Rider Nation has had a chance to digest the news that Chris Jones has left for a job with the Cleveland Browns. Now there’s time to reflect on his three seasons with Saskatchewan. It’s important to understand where the Riders were before he was hired to fully encapsulate the job done by […] READ MORE


CFL Studs and Duds Weeks 9 through 12

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Two prairie teams trending in different directions, fun celebrations, an emerging young Alouettes quarterback, Duron Carter’s departure, and Matt Nichols controversy. Here are the studs and duds from the past four weeks of CFL action. CFL Studs Saskatchewan Roughriders Three-straight wins over divisional opponents have propelled the Riders into second place in the CFL. Three wins […] READ MORE


Saskatchewan Roughriders Report Card

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Heading into the annual Labour Day Classic the Roughriders find themselves in the thick of the playoff race in the West with a 5-4 record. It’s hard to believe half the season has come and gone as a lot has happened on and off the field since kick-off June 15th. Therefore, it is time for […] READ MORE


Revamped Saskatchewan Roughriders Face Difficult Test

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After a tumultuous bye week, the revamped Saskatchewan Roughriders are back in action Sunday for a battle against the undefeated Stampeders. The Riders did themselves no favours last time these teams met, digging themselves a 24-0 hole in the first quarter. A lot has changed since then. This matchup will be a telltale sign if […] READ MORE


Saskatchewan Roughriders Rebuilding is No Longer a Valid Excuse

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As the Riders enter their second bye week of the season, fans and pundits alike have had time to dissect the season thus far and more. Jamie Nye in his article with CFL.ca brought to light a troubling, yet simple statistic. 1-9. 4-6. 0-2. Those are the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ records against their own division over […] READ MORE