To Eskimos32001, I think you should read all the posts thoroughly before saying that all rider fans are dumbasses. They aren't. I have been an Eskimo's fan since the day I was born and I truly appreciated several of them taking their own to task for that weak ass lame attempt at smack. Thank you rider fans for showing some class.
For me I love rivalries like the battle of Alberta, but there is nothing more annoying than talking to a rival fan who hates you or your team, but doesn't have a clue why. To me those are just idiots who truly don't understand the game and are scared to admit it. Instead they want hide behind some smart ass comment thinking they are supporting their team and participating in the rivalry.
I lived in Calgary for 6 years and I truly believe that there are knowledgable football fans down there, but there are also a lot of people who will sit there and say your team sucks just cause they are from Edmonton or BC or wherever. They can't back up their arguments with logic and thought, all they can do spew crap. I have seen fans like that in our city as well, you know the ones. No matter how good the Stamps or Riders are, there will be people using that tired old insult, YOU SUCK just because the yare from that city.
As far as the Riders go, they scare me a little. I think they are a QB away from challenging BC seriously for first in the west. Who knows what will happen once the NFL goes to camp and they start to release players. That's just my opinion, humble as it may be. I look forward to the season and to watching Edmonton surprise some of the nay sayers.