Rod's hitting on all cylinders!
[b]5 - WHIZ KHALIF[/b]: The first thing I thought when I opened my emails during Wednesday's new stadium tour and saw the Riders had signed Khalif Mitchell was, "Holy Sh*t!". Then, I was excited he was a Roughrider. He was almost unstoppable during his time with the B.C. Lions and was impactful as an Argonaut too. [u]His penchant for saying offensive things on Twitter got him toasted in Montreal but it seems that won't be an issue now since his Twitter account has been locked down by Chris Jones[/u].
Did someone remove his tongue, too? :roll: If only that was Mitchell's only problem...But he's off Twitter, so everything will be fine.
...Sportsnet's Arash Madani figures the signing of Mitchell was less about football and more about Jones and the Riders making a statement to the CFL.
They're dumping on us in Toronto - from small things to big things - and the Riders are starting to push back.
6 - MORE ON THAT HERE: In case you haven't wet your finger and stuck it in the wind, there's something blowing between the CFL head office and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. It's bubbling and simmering now, but could be headed towards a bloody stand-off.
Madani covered it well on last night's SportsCage in Hour 3 which is available at http://www.sportscage.ca.
I've only danced around the story for the past number of weeks but am ready to pull the trigger at any time. It includes the backroom politics of the offices on Wellington Street, and what's turned into a very tumultous tenure for the CFL's 13th Commissioner.
There will be BLOOD