Pedersen: Riders' Semi-Final loss 'one that got away'
"That’s all she wrote.
The 2014 season for the Saskatchewan Roughriders came to a painful conclusion on Sunday, with an 18-10 loss to the Edmonton Eskimos in the Western Semi-Final at Commonwealth Stadium.
Any season-ending game is painful unless you win it, which means you’ve won the championship, but Sunday’s was particularly hard to swallow for Canada’s Team because it was there for the taking."
I don't post much anymore but for some reason this really rubbed me the wrong way. Since when were the Riders Canada's team? ?? I get the whole play on the Dallas Cowboys and America's team but I do not remember them historically being considered the nation's team. There are teams in 4 other provinces, where the Riders are certainly not the team to root for. Also I don't how you can consider that a game that got away, when you throw 5 picks, you should lose by 28 not just 8.
I dont know maybe I am just in a bad mood or something but I think calling the Riders Canada's team is just a bit overzealous. I realize Pederson is a Sasky boy but come on, they are Saskatchewan's team yes, but I will stick with my Tiger-Cats thank you very much.