Tag: Saskatchewan Roughriders

Retro Sunday: Saskatchewan Roughrider ashtrays…and the Italian connection

I know that sports teams have avid followings in many cities, but I doubt there are many places whose pride and interest in a team exceeds that of the fans of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. I won’t delve into it here—there are whole books about it, not to mention art exhibits—but although there are certainly people …

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The thrill of victory depends on the fear of the agony of defeat

[podcast]https://edwardwillett.com/wp-content/upLoads//2009/11/Sports-Emotions.mp3[/podcast] The Saskatchewan Roughriders play the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League’s Western Final this Sunday. That simple declarative sentence contains a novel’s worth of angst for fans of the Riders (and possibly for fans the Stampeders, too, but I can’t speak about that, not being one of those LOSERS!…oops, sorry, did I type …

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Things I Found in my Mother-in-Law’s House: Souvenirs

Notes for this week’s CBC radio segment of Things I Found in My Mother-in-Law’s House. UPDATE: Listen to the actual interview! **** Souvenirs seem to have some strange mesmeric power over travelers. You visit a place with beautiful scenery, a long and fascinating history, great restaurants and a vibrant night life, and somehow you decide …

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Photo of the Day: The Kickoff

Kick-off for tonight’s Canadian Football League game between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and B.C. Lions, as captured by my cellphone camera: Unfortunately, this was as close to winning as the Riders were all night. More (and better) photos here.

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