Monthly Archives: July 2013

TGIF With Some Of Dave’s Dis N’ Dat

A little of Dis N’ Dat to wind up the week….

Starting with the Saskatchewan Roughriders… Your guess is as good as mine whether Darian Durant starts or not tomorrow in Hamilton. The Voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Rod Pedersen reported yesterday that the team had two 46-man rosters filled out with Durant starting and without.

All I can say is going into a bye week may allow for Durant to at least start, however, Hamilton will be motivated to pressure him which may be a reason for him to sit.

Like I say your guess is as good as mine.

I have a great deal of admiration this morning for Edmonton Eskimo Head Coach Kavis Reed. The Eskies in a tight loss to Montreal did the Quarterback shuffle in the first half and he was much maligned for the move by the TSN crew. I think he deserves kudos for doing what he believes is right in developing his starting quarterback. Let’s face it, the Eskimos were truly a league review away from winning the game.

The Predictor Is On A Roll: Can I Keep It Going In Week 5?

I’m back in the saddle again! After a perfect week three I followed it up with another 4-for-4 week in week four… Week five could prove to be tough but here we go with what to expect in week five of the Canadian Football League:

Week 5 CFL Predicitions:

Young Blade Looking For National Roster Spot

Saskatoon Blades defenceman Nelson Nogier is one of 42 players that have been selected to tryout for Team Canada’s Under-18 squad.

Nogier joins 14 other WHL players, who will take part in the tryout camp that begins July 25th in Toronto.

22 players will make the final Under-18 squad for Team Canada before they head to Slovakia and the Czech Republic in August for the beginning of the World Under-18 Hockey Championship.

The tryout roster includes four goalies, 14 defenders and 24 forwards who were born in 1996.  Canada is searching for their 6th consecutive win at the Under-18 event.

All-Time Good Guy Let Go In Brandon

The Brandon Wheat Kings have announced that General Manager Kelly McCrimmon will be returning to the bench for the 2013-14 Western Hockey League season.

Following a disappointing season that saw Brandon finish last in the WHL’s Eastern Conference with a record of 24-40-4-4, McCrimmon has elected to relieve Dwayne Gylywoychuk and assume the head coaching duties of the WHL club.

The second winningest coach in franchise history with 330 victories, McCrimmon had compiled an impressive 294-177-35 record in seven seasonssince replacing Mike Kelly in March 2004. In addition to capturing the Eastern Conference Title in 2005, McCrimmon led Brandon to three Eastern Division pennants and to within a win of the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup Championship.

Rider Roster Moves

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced the addition of non-import offensive lineman Brendan Dunn and import offensive lineman Devin Tyler to the teams practice roster.

Dunn (6’7 – 280) was originally selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 3rd round (17th overall) of the 2011 Canadian Draft. The Burlington, ON native spent the entire 2012 season on the Bombers practice squad.

The 24-year-old spent five seasons at the University of Western Ontario where he was named a 2011 first team CIS All-Canadian.

Hall Of Famers To Reunite in Saskatoon

The University of Saskatchewan Huskie Hockey Foundation has released the details for the 5th Annual Off the Leash Luncheon on Thursday October 17, 2013 at Prairieland Park

Guest speakers include Hall of Fame pair Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier.

CFL Week 4 Power Rankings: How Low Can You Go????

With Week 4 in the rear view mirror here’s a look at my latest CFL Power Rankings. Not a lot of movement at the top granted. However, some teams are dropping faster than an egg from a tall chicken!

Here’s a look at where the eight clubs stand entering week 5.

1 Saskatchewan Roughriders: (4-0 LW: 37-0 win vs. Hamilton) – (Last Week Rank #1 [3rd Week In A Row])

Hit The Links With The Hilltops

The Saskatoon Hilltops are set for their 11th annual golf tournament. However, the event has yet to sell out.

There is still room from four more teams to join in the fun!

Registration tomorrow is at 11am with the shotgun start set for 12:30.

Following the golf there will be a supper and the Hilltops will be presented with their 2012 Canadian Championship rings.

For more info,

Riders Dominate POTW

Saskatchewan Roughriders Darian Durant, Renauld Williams and Rob Bagg have each been named a CFL Gibson’s Finest Player of the Week.

Durant was named Offensive Player of the Week following Sunday’s 37-point victory at Mosaic Stadium. The eight year Rider completed 20 of 32 pass attempts for a season high 347 yards. The University of North Carolina product added four touchdown passes including a 60-yard strike.

This is the third time is his career that Durant has been named offensive player of the week.

Williams was named the Defensive Player of the Week after leading a dominating defensive performance in the Riders shutout win over Hamilton. The 32-year-old middle linebacker picked up three defensive tackles and two quarterback sacks. The Hofstra graduate has tied his single-season high of five sacks after only four weeks.

The Top 10 Thoughts On My Mind This Tuesday

Well here we go with another attempt to make sense of 10 of my thoughts from the week that was in the world of sports. In addition to the Riders and CFL an update on the possible sale of the Saskatoon Blades and what in the world the Toronto Blue Jays should do… So here we go!

10 – How about those Saskatchewan Roughriders??? The Green and White improved to 4-and-oh on the season and for just the third time in their history with their convincing 37-0 win over Hamilton on Sunday. The question needs to be asked though, “Are the Riders that good or is Hamilton that bad?”