On a side note to this.
The Riders by far lead the CFL in Merchandise sales outa the Rider store.
Its A HUGE part of their revenue they bring in.
Recently tho, with so much player movement do to shorter contracts etc. Listening to Rider Radio Shows. Its become an issue with fans buying player jerseys. They are here today and gone tomorrow. But thats in every pro sports league in this era.
Now playing at Sask the fans make a huge difference. Fans in the CFL can often refer to such a thing as the 13th man meaning the fans.
NFL & NCAA the 13th man.
With so much player movement in these such leagues.
A great Merchandising Marketing idea would be for teams to sell #13 Jerseys. Dedicating that number to the fans. & not use or phase out any current player who wears number 13 until they leave said franchise.
But for the Riders the “13th Man” comes with a negative memory. For the Riders easpecially this could even bring their Merchandise to even a larger part of their revenue.
Teams across all leagues have White Outs etc. With fans givin white Team T shirts give away for such games.
The Riders could do the same with Green Tshirts for selected games that are rider Green sporting the number 13 to kick off such a promotion that woyld generate great revenue with Green & 13 Fan Jerseys.