The Canadian Football League doesn’t get a lot of respect on the
North American sports scene. American media outlets barely know the
league exists, and even Canadian outlets start downplaying their
coverage once the NFL and NHL seasons begin.This is kind of a
shame, really. The league has been around in its current form since
1958, and the Grey Cup has been around since 1909. Moreover, a couple CFL
teams have been around for over a century themselves. The Toronto
Argonauts? They were founded in 1873. And the Saskatchewan Roughriders?
They were founded in 1910.Hell, the Green Bay Packers were only
founded in 1919. So there is some serious tradition in the CFL, and
thus, some pretty serious fans as well.This is especially true in Saskatchewan.
Canadians are bonkers about hockey, of course, but with the closest NHL
team a 6-hour drive from Regina, the people of Saskatchewan have made
the Roughriders their pride and joy. So on game days at Mosaic Stadium
(built in 1936), things can get awfully wild at times.How wild? Pass-out drunk mid-jig, wild.
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