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100 Things Roughriders Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things...Fans Should Know) (Paperback)
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Most Roughriders fans have attended a game at historic Taylor Field and the newer Mosaic Stadium, taken a photo in front of the George Reed and Ron
Lancaster statues, and proudly belted the lyrics to “Rider Pride” on game day. But even the most die-hard fans don’t know everything about their beloved Riders.
In 100 Things Roughriders Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, longtime Regina Leader-Post scribe Rob Vanstone has assembled the facts, traditions, and achievements sure to educate and entertain true fans. Learn about Neil Joseph “Piffles” Taylor, Ron Atchison, Gene Makowsky, Darian Durant, Jeff Fairholm, and Jon Ryan, among many other pivotal figures. Which of the many origin stories about the Roughriders’ nickname is most credible? How did “Piffles” Taylor lose his eye? Which prominent Rider named his child after Taylor Field? Which NFL team declined to match Glenn Dobbs’ offer from Saskatchewan, allowing him to become a Roughrider? Vanstone has collected every essential piece of Roughriders knowledge and trivia—including “The Little Miracle of Taylor Field”; the triumphant Grey Cup victories of 1966, 1989, 2007, and 2013; and “The Kick”—as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for fans of all ages.
About the Author
Rob Vanstone is a sports columnist for the Regina Leader-Post, where he has covered the Saskatchewan Roughriders since 1996. He has written two previous books about the Roughriders. Dave Ridgway spent a fourteen-year career as the Saskatchewan Roughriders' placekicker, winning a Grey Cup in 1989. Nicknamed "Robokicker," he was known for his accuracy and dependability in clutch situations.