I’ve been thinking a bit about 1979 when Ron Lancaster took over as head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The last weekend of CFL football has already kicked off, and already there is a plot line that may have implications on the dogfight that is expected to be the Western Conference.
So the first game of the pre-season is in the books with Edmonton pinning the Saskatchewan Roughrider third stringers to the floor by a 35-12 mark.
If CFL teams were looking to spark interest in the 2018 season, they certainly went about it the right way as training camps opened this past weekend.
A couple of years ago the Saskatchewan Roughriders signed receiver Mo Price as a free agent who then got a signing bonus and then promptly retired, providing the province of Manitoba with hours of chuckles.
The annual crapshoot called the CFL Draft has come and gone and teams did a combination of picking the best athlete and the best athlete not likely to have an NFL try-out.
We all have them but are unaware of their existence. Until, that is, they become blocked and inflamed and very painful. Most of us would have had our own experience of sinusitis, or inflammation of the sinuses.
Well, we are a couple of days away from the annual CFL draft, which lags behind the Downtown Optimist TV Bingo or some old time dance music special for viewer interest.
The deadness of the CFL off-season has never hit home so much as it does now, with nothing but crickets as CFL teams prepare for the CFL draft on May 3 and the NFL draft which will dictate the CFL draft choices before then.