I recently came across this tweet from fellow 3DN author John Hodge, and it got me thinking, what would it look like for R-Nation?
So here’s my crack at condensing Ottawa’s 127 years of pro football history, as fans have lived it.
1876: Pigskin eh?
1898: I love that Rough Rider name, hopefully nobody else ever copies it
1925-26: Back to back championship wins! We should write a song about it before someone from Toronto does
1939-1940: Isn’t it fun watching the “Tank Corps” roll over the league?
1958: So Frank says this Russ Jackson kid might be pretty good
1958-1969: That Russ Jackson kid is really, really good
1973: Capital Punishment becomes legal and mandatory for every team in the CFL
1976: What a catch!
1981: So double PI is a thing?
1982-1991: What’s a season with more than 8 wins look like again?
1992: Who are these clowns from Detroit?
1993: Why is our logo on fire?
1994-1995: Who is this moustached man and what did he do to our “R” logo? Also, what happened to our uniforms?
1996: Noooooo! At least every goodbye makes the next hello closer, right?
1997-2001: The dark years which we don’t talk about
2002: Finally, football back where it belongs, good thing we’ll never have to live through 1996 again
2002-2005: 7 win seasons? It’s like we’re back in the glory days of ‘80s!
2005: Why are the clowns from Detroit back?
2006: This is 1996 again but much worse
2008-2013: Will these damn court battles with the “Friends” of Lansdowne ever end?
2014: Rough, back and Redblack! It’s. Go. Time.
2015: So this is what winning feels like. I could used to this.
2016: Kind of nice to have a “QB controversy” featuring two good signals caller for a change. You’d have to go back to when Russ Jackson and Ron Lancaster shared snaps under the watchful eye of Frank Clair for the last time that happened here.
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