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Fifteen Grey Cup rings among them, mostly with Ottawa, and if you were a die-hard fan of the Rough Riders, and still are of the CFL, the place for you to be this Sunday is at the Super Ex — 1 p.m., the Coliseum building.
And Tuesday at 7 p.m.
And Thursday at 3 p.m.
The revival of the Rough Riders Quarterback Club 14 years after the club folded.
Your chance to throw out what name YOU think the new team should be called after learning that the mean, nasty Saskatchewan Roughriders club has said it will exercise its veto right over the name Rough Riders.
Your chance to talk about anything you want, your chance to meet and talk to and get autographs and take photos with some of the former greats when professional sports in the capital was one team, the Ottawa Rough Riders, and football was king, and the members of the royal family had names like Jackson, Stewart, Tucker, Scott, Simpson, Thelen, Racine, Kosmos, Gabriel, Oldham — on and on.
Over the three Quarterback Clubs events at the Ex you will meet players who were every bit to football in this country what Yzerman, Lafleur, Hull, Mahovlich, were to hockey.
YOUR Ottawa Rough Riders.
YOUR memories of chilly, sunlit, fall days at Lansdowne Park and cold, grey, days beneath the bruised clouds and with the poplars along the canal bending in the melancholy autumn wind.
Different ex-players will be represented each of the three days, but running the show for all of them will be the man whose lifelong passion for the Riders is unsurpassable — Gord Bunke, director of marketing and communications for the club from 1982 to 1987, and involved thereafter operating its quarterback clubs.
Bunke: “There’ll be a great 18-minute video playing continuously of the Rough Riders down through the ages, as well as photo blow-ups displayed of the players who’ll be there.?
On the panel Sunday (tomorrow) will be: Dave Thelen, fullback, Rough Rider from 1958 to 1964, Grey Cup ring with Ottawa, Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Ted Smale, receiver, tight end, Rough Rider from 1956 to 1962, Grey Cup ring with Ottawa.
Jeff Avery, receiver, Rough Rider from 1976 to 1982, Grey Cup ring with Ottawa.