First off, I’m sorry for the lack of content this week. I was hit with the flu, and for those of you who know me; I very rarely get sick. The unfortunate side effect of never being sick, is that when I do get hit with something, it collapses me like a young Mike Tyson right hook…I’m still just coming out of it.
Speaking of coming out of it…
It’s time baby! Saskatchewan get its first win this weekend in the Nation’s Capital. Count on it!!!
Now that’s a hefty guarantee. Thankfully I don’t have to do any of the heavy lifting, and if the team does manage to falter, a lot of folks will get caught up in the jargon that 0-9 will bring and forget I even said it.
The one thing I’m not going to do is sit here and act like I haven’t been in a locker room before and start piling on like so much of the media seems to be doing lately.
Someone actually came up to me in Safeway this week and grilled me in front of the Organic Zucchini! #WentWithTheTomatoes
“Luc...You don’t truly think the Riders are going to win this week do you? How can you sit there and be so positive about this team with the state that they’re in?”
My answer: “My bad man, Should I be doing what other experts are doing, and getting on the radio, or in this blog, and mocking the Head Coach or MAKING FUN of how bad the defense has been?” #LikeIneverMissedAtackle
“No…” The man retorted as he fondled an onion, “But you could at least tell us what you really think. There’s no way that we’re beating the Red Black on Sunday!”
My response came swiftly, “Well not with that attitude!”
Then I promised him that there was plenty of good reason as to why I think the Riders walk out of Ottawa with a W, and I shamelessly told him to “Check out the Primer” for my reasoning.
I also told him that I appreciated him coming over to chat, which is the truth.
He obliged, and grabbed an onion, unfortunately the one he originally caressed didn’t make the cut.
After finding the ripest tomatoes in the bunch, I grabbed three, and went about my business in the meat department…
So I guess now I have no real choice but to elaborate on my original picks in our Tuesday column. It will make this Primer quick, however I ask for a reprieve due to physical condition!
Here’s my reasoning as to why Saskatchewan Roughriders will beat the Ottawa RedBlacks, in no particular order, and also some things that they’ll need to do in order to make our prophecies become true.
Three? That’s it? Three reasons???
Yes. These teams are pretty evenly matched otherwise. I’d give the advantage to our Special Teams in the crunch. Sometimes that’s all one gets. Sometimes that’s all one needs.
Cups up to the boys getting their first “DUB” in Ottawa!!!