The annual Labour Day Classic has come and gone and the Riders are doing okay.
It’s been an up and down season, but the Riders came into this game with a 4-4 record. The previous game was a close lose to the Montreal Alouettes. Winnipeg hasn’t been doing too well, and probably didn’t get a lot of help with media attention both on this side and south of the border when the announcement that the Bombers had signed troubled special teams player Pacman Jones. Jones didn’t even know what league he’d signed with and admitted that he only wanted to play as an in to get to the NFL again. He also bragged about scoring two TD’s per game. He should do his history, and see just how lack luster other players that tried to use the CFL as a spring board back into the NFL. After all, Ricky Williams isn’t known for his running up here, but instead for being the worst running back in the CFL.
All of that aside, the Riders hosted the Bombers in the first half of the home and home series. Through the first half of play, the Riders had everything under control, leading 18-4 after the first half. The Riders went up in the second half with a rare third quarter TD.
Winnipeg only managed one TD in the half, as the Rider D stepped up. John Chick recorded two sacks in the second half.
The Riders and Bombers go head to head next week in Winnipeg, the annual Banjo Bowl as it’s become. This also kicks off the second half of the CFL season.
Until next time…
…keep ‘em flyin’!