Roughriders win; Take Grey Cup Win in Rogers Centre

Time for a break from our usual programming….

It’s always special when the "generally underdog" team" wins a professional sports championship.And it’s got nothing to do with Skype; the 900,000 people of Canadian prairie province of Saskatchewan had reason to celebrate last night after their Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 23-19 Grey Cup victory over arch rival Winnipeg Blue Bombers this evening at Toronto’s Rogers Centre.

Jon Arnold has his lifelong Boston Red Sox baseball team devotion; Alec Saunders’ Ottawa Senators almost made it to the Stanley Cup last year, playing in the final; Lester Madden has his favourite English Premier League team (but I forget which North London team). Now I can reveal that my upbringing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has left me a lifelong member of the Rider nation. When it comes to football, especially the more exciting Canadian version (three downs, larger field, 12 players/side), like learning to ride a bike, being a Roughrider fan has never left my blood. Maybe it was traveling all over northern Saskatchewan as my father carried out his work; maybe it was my time as an stadium employee of the then very popular Saskatoon Hilltops junior team (which in those days developed many players for the Roughriders).

In any event congratulations to the Saskatchewan Roughriders team, organization and fans on winning their third Grey Cup over its 95-year history.

As a bonus, doing some High Quality Video testing while watching portions of the game via my Slingbox revealed some interesting information about High Quality Video performance! And, yes, the 52,000-seat Rogers Centre is owned by the same Rogers organization that provides my wireless, Internet and cable TV services.

Tags: Saskatchewan Roughriders, Grey Cup, Jon Arnold, Alec Saunders, Lester Maddin

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