Courage Rider fans, there’s only three more games left in the 2015 season. Currently, the team sits at 2W-13L, and with two games against tough opposition in the Eskimos today, and the Stampeders in Calgary on Halloween afternoon (along with a season-ending tilt against the Alouettes in Montreal on Nov. 8), the Green & White seem destined to post one of the worst records in the franchise’s 105 year history.
I don’t really have a lot to say at this point. The season’s been a disaster, and with many of the Riders key players getting on in years, and a shortage of picks in the Canadian college draft beyond the #1 overall which the team is currently in line for, I wouldn’t anticipate a quick turnaround in 2016.
In our Nov. 12 issue, we’ll give our Rider Fan Forum panel of John’s Chick, Earl Camembert, Cal Corduroy and Ron Mexico one last kick at the can. They’ll conduct a post mortem on the 2015 season, plus look ahead to the playoffs and offer their thoughts on whether the Eskimos or any team from the East can derail the Stampeders in their quest to claim the Grey Cup for the second year in a row come Nov. 29 in Winnipeg.
Today’s game goes at Mosaic Stadium at 5 p.m. You can find out more on the Riderville website.