If you can't take Ottawa to the frat house...
Sportsnet.ca -- Lonie Glieberman is determined to keep the party going in Frank Clair Stadium's upper south section.
The Ottawa Citizen is reporting the Renegades president is replacing his controversial Mardi Gras promotion with a "Toga Party Contest."
The rules will be essentially the same as the Mardi Gras promotion, where the crowd will decide which participant will win the $1,000 grand prize. How the crowd decides who has the best toga has yet to be determined.
"It won't be beads, but it'll be some sort of thing that they would collect or get that gives the result to a certain person." Glieberman told the Citizen. "You can't really do cheers because you can't get 8,000 people to pay attention at one time. In a bar, you can do cheers for the winner of a bikini contest. It's easy because they're paying attention."
In other Renegades news, fans hoping to see Hank Ilesic in an Ottawa uniform will have to wait at least another week.
Coach Joe Paopao told the Ottawa Sun that 45-year-old Ilesic is having consistency issues and will make rookie Mark Irvin his primary kicker in Montreal.
Further complicating Ilesic's return is that being a CFL veteran of more than six CFL seasons, signing Ilesic for Friday's tilt against Montreal would mean Ottawa is stuck with the kicker's contract for the remainder of the season.