The 13 men the Riders constantly are putting on the field is starting to worry the coaches and players. It must be getting serious because the S Nation is relating it to another serious item. No not to old watermelon rinds but to another serious item - beer. But there is a problem if the S Nation relies on counting to twelve using a case of beer - what if someone brings a 15 pack. And a two-four would really get the S Nation confused !!!!!
It's not that the players can't count to twelve, it's just that the game is so fast they just do not have the time to count that high in such a short period of time.
One idea to help the players - maybe Gainer could get a sign made up with twelve football ball players, similar to the D fence ones - and hold it up for the team.
I think everyone has heard of a Baker's Dozen when referring to cookies or donut, that one extra cookie or donut in the box. Well now for sporting teams and sporting event we can refer to a SASKATCHEWAN DOZEN, that one extra player on the field or course
Announcer can now say "the team is fielding a Saskatchewan Dozen" or perhaps " the team got caught with a Saskatchewan Dozen"
Most football teams field 12 players - a Saskatcewan dozen fields 13
Most baseball teams field 9 players - a Saskatchewan dozen fields 10
Most curling teams ice 4 players - a Saskatchewan dozen ices 5
Most golfing foursomes have 4 golfers - a Saskatchewan foursome has 5
Most tennis doubles have 2 playes - a Saskatchewan double has 3
Who knows Pilsner may even tape an extra beer to the side of a 12 pack and call it a Saskatchewan Dozen. :rockin:
This is all being said and done as a big joke at the Riders expense and I understand that. I even understand that the penalty came at the most inopportune time in last years grey cup which is why it has gathered so much attention. However I personally think the the media and people on this forum should give it a rest and get some new material because this is becoming very old and tiresome.
I agree with whoever said this is getting old. I have seen other teams, ie Winnipeg, have thirteen men on the field this season. Saskatchewan probably wont be the last team to have 13 on the field this season either. Its part of the game, get over it.
BTW, we may not be able to count to thirteen, but at least we can win more games than the Eskimos this season. Have fun golfing while my team is still playing football in November.
i agree - the Watermelon Rind Riders always getting 13 men on the field is getting old. You would think the players and coaches of the Rind Riders would make a point of eliminating this specific penalty considering they lost the Grey Cup because of it. The Saskatchewan Dozen jokes will continue for as long as the Rind Riders keep putting 13 men on the field.