Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Afternoon ‘Rider Blogging

I was going to post about the ‘Riders’ offseason…until Stephen LaRose said pretty much everything I planned to say. So instead, I’ll stick to pointing out where I’d question or clarify LaRose’s take. Simply put, I think he’s right to compare the current ‘Rider team to the 1976 version as a needlessly old group assembled ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon ‘Rider Blogging

Yes, last week’s loss to Calgary was downright ugly to watch at times. But it may also signal some positive changes for the Saskatchewan Roughriders – and we should find out soon whether the ‘Riders can find their way into the playoffs with the players and plans they have now, or whether it’s time to ...

Accidental Deliberations: Pre-Season ‘Rider Blogging

I haven’t blogged the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ offseason quite as closely as in past years. But in advance of tonight’s season opener against Hamilton, let’s take a quick look at what’s changed since the team’s 2011 flop – and what remains to be improved. To start off with, the team should have bought itself at least ...

Accidental Deliberations: Draft Day ‘Rider Blogging

Having dealt with the question of stadium construction in this morning’s column, I’ll take a moment to comment on the ‘Riders’ offseason – which looks to have taken another turn for the better with the (less-than-surprising) selection of Ben Heenan with the first pick of the CFL draft. In general, there are two areas where ...