As two potential first place clubs prepare to battle for the leagues top spot, Canada and her citizens welcome another perfect end to the vacation months, labour day.
A time when the typical(teachers especially) Canadian prepares to work extra hard so she/he can enjoy the fruits of their labour come thankgiving in late October. And it is also a time to re-new old rivalries on the football field. The league has undergone evident changes since I started watching as a five year old in 1982. I know in Alberta, the labour day game has enjoyed time in both Edmonton and Calgary in the past. But there is still at least one constant in the league. One fact of life in Canada almost as sure as death and taxes.
That fact is a showdown between the Winnipeg Bluebombers and the Saskatchewan Roughriders at (Mosaic Stadium)Taylor Field, on the labour day weekend. In recent history, a second game one week later in Winnipeg has been dubbed the banjo bowl by of all people, Troy Westwood(?).
With potentially two first place clubs fighting for this years home and home games, I would like to move to REMOVE that name(Banjo Bowl) on behalf of the fans of both clubs, as it has seen its day and no longer makes anyone laugh.
In fact Id like to call the two game set, THE SEPTEMBER MASSACRE, and the notion has been gaining popularity. Whomever comes out on top, does not matter to the name. These are both storied franchises having great seasons and Id like to think either could win and revel in the massacre.
Lets face it. Noone in either province has a real propensity for banjos or banjo music. Fiddle maybe, with the large Metis population, is something we can all relate a little to.
Whomever first published the words, Banjo Bowl, should have been disciplined!
For no other reason than its a lame-o name that speaks nothing about our teams, our provinces, or the history of the home and home series that we ALL love. You with me?