On one hand I want to feel sorry for Hamilton. I mean they lost back to back Grey Cups in ’13 and ’14. And then again in ’19 and ’21 at home to boot. As a Rider fan I know a thing or two about pain and I don’t wish that upon anyone. On the other hand Hamilton is directly responsible for Winnipeg winning not one but two Grey Cups… so that level of pain may be warranted. Honestly to hell with you, I hope it another 10 years and 4 Grey Cup losses before you win again. Yes, I’m that petty.
If nothing else it was a great end to a somewhat lackluster season. But hey, we should just be glad we got football after 2020.
The offseason may be upon us but that doesn’t mean the fun stops here. I’ll have coverage throughout the offseason to help fill your football void.
It starts next week with the annual Rider Prophet Awards. The most notorious of those awards is the always anticipated Fans’ Choice Douchebag of the Year Award. You can cast your vote below and on twitter for the person you feel deserves recognition for outstanding achievement in the field of Douchebaggery. Winner will be announced next Monday.
Your 2021 nominees are:
Management of the Elks – Elizondo, Sunderland, Presson… there was more awfulness emanating out of that organization than I can list in this small space both on and off the field. Terrible play, questionable roster decisions, “medical” exceptions for Covid shots, allegedly banning Joey Moss from the locker room, getting Eddie Steele fired for speaking out about the problems, the list goes on and on.
John Murphy – For getting into a postgame fight with fans and uttering some obscenities
Andrew Harris – He may not have gotten punished for ripping a guy’s helmet off but we can still punish him in the court of public opinion.
Other – Write in your chosen Douchebag in the comments
Webster’s Dictionary defines douchebaggery as “the quality or condition of being a douchebag".
Other than the result, the game was fantastic. Granting our allegiance to Hamilton for the day, we were fortunate to sit in a very passionate and raucous section that roared with every Ti-cat gain and groaned with every holding penalty and conceded rouge. If nothing else, we can hope that the trend of teams playing for the Grey Cup in their home stadium continues for at least one more year.
Yeah I bet the atmosphere was awesome. Hamilton is a great place
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