It’s mid-August and the Stampeders are done with the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the year.
Last week’s sideshow went waaaaaay beyond the usual antics that accompany the travelling watermelon show around, with Bo Levi Mitchell vindicated for his blunt hint the Riders were up to something nefarious, ending with a pathetic Chris Jones reportedly telling Dave Dickenson to ‘Win with class’ after a narrow victory sealed with a big bomb that caught the Rider defense napping that set up a field goal to make it a two score margin. Forget if you can a man unqualified to speak about winning with class taking that shot. Where’s the lack of class? Putting a close game out of reach? Didn’t see anyone in red and white unzipping and peeing on the Rider logo of anything like that.
Don’t expect anything like that this week. Dickenson-Buono will be more like De Grasse-Bolt in terms of a mutual admiration society for opponents. The focus will be on football, and a game that actually means something against a team that’s actually relevant this season.