According to the betting site BoDog the Calgary Stampeders are 10/3 favourites to repeat as Grey Cup champions. The Riders and Eskimos are next at 5/1 followed by Hamilton at 6/1. Rounding out the field are the Alouettes and Argonauts (8/1), the Blue Bombers (10/1) and the RedBlacks (20/1).
Day 2 of Rider rookie camp goes today at Mosaic Stadium, it’s open to the public and begins at 11:45am. Riders G-M Brendan Taman was on The Wolf Morning Show yesterday and predicted a 12-6 record for his club.
Congratulations to former Rider Scott Schultz as he’s being inducted into the Plaza of Honour this fall. Riders assistant GM Jeremy O’Day will inducted “The Old 96er”. Of course Schultz remains close to the game as part of our game day coverage on 620 CKRM. Man have we accumulated a roster of football experts. Our roster in no particular order: Schultz, Luc Mullinder, Mike McCullough, Neal Hughes, Wes Cates and Jason Clermont. It’s hard to believe the season is upon us but I’m excited for it get rolling!
OTHER SPORTS SHORTS…
Warren Sapp will undergo “hooker rehab” for soliciting prostitutes. All I know is that if a Hall of Famer with a Super Bowl ring has to pay for sex, I’m screwed.
14 officials associated with soccer’s governing body FIFA have been charged with corruption. Their crime? Conspiring to make the world believe soccer is a cool sport.
Michael Oher is 29. Offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens whose life inspired “The Blind Side”.
58 years ago . . . In 1957, National League club owners voted to let the BROOKLYN DODGERS move to L.A. and let the NEW YORK GIANTS move to San Francisco. The Mets were founded five years later to fill the National League void that left in New York.
Our friend Jordan Eberle of the Edmonton Oilers is coming back to Regina for the 9th Annual Stix On Rose. That event goes down on the corner of 12th and Rose in downtown Regina on June 19th. Eberle will be in the Queen City from August 6th to the 8th as he’s hosting a hockey school. Go to jordaneberlehockeyschool.com for more information.
A Leg Cramp That Looks Like Something’s Moving Under a Guy’s Skin
Some guy took a Snapchat video of a weird cramp he got in his calf after he worked out. And it’s gotten about two million hits this week. The weird thing is it doesn’t just tense up, it looks like there’s something alive and moving around under his skin.
(Search for “What Is Going on with This Guy’s Leg in His Snapchat Story?“)
A Guy’s Cat Helps Him Sing “If You’re Happy and You Know It”
There’s a video making the rounds of a Portuguese guy singing “If You’re Happy and You Know” with his cat. He sings the words in Portuguese, and the cat meows at the part where you clap your hands.
But it only meows once each time, when you’re supposed to clap twice. Lame. (???) (Search for “Watching This Cat Sing ‘If You’re Happy And You Know It’ Will Make You Happy
If you’re debating between quickly eloping to Vegas or having a massive wedding with 300 guests, a performance by Tom Jones, and a flyover by the SnowBirds . . . listen up.
Slate.com put together a calculator that figures out how much money you’d have now if you took your wedding budget and INVESTED it instead. They used the S&P 500 as the basis for their investing.
You just put in how many years you’ve been married, and how much you spent on your wedding . . . and it delivers the MORTIFYING TRUTH.
Like, if you got married five years ago and spent $10,000, it would be worth more than $20,000 now.
If you got married 20 years ago and spent $10,000, it would be worth more than $65,000 now.
Just Google ‘Did You Spend Too Much on Your Wedding?’
WIN THE DAY!