Riders level Twitter jab at classy Travis Lulay

Since Chris Jones arrived in Regina the Riders have become known as the bad boys of the CFL.

The Roughriders team Twitter account followed along in the theme by levelling a jab at one of the classiest players in the league, after he complimented the franchise on their new stadium.

https://twitter.com/TravisLulay/status/896443992270929922

https://twitter.com/sskroughriders/status/896444625044381696

How quickly the team has forgotten a 30-15 beatdown inflicted by the Lions just one week ago. The Riders may not be so fond of Lulay and the Lions Sunday.

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83 Comments on Riders level Twitter jab at classy Travis Lulay

  1. Where is the jab at Lulay?

  2. Lions will hammer sad sack Roughriders as usual.
    This pathetic team can’t even be successful at trying to be funny.

  3. Leo Lewis // August 13, 2017 at 11:05 am //

    Click bait article.

    As much as I dislike the Riders….. “Move along poeple,…nothing to see here.”

  4. IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 13, 2017 at 11:10 am //

    See Riders. You just don’t get it. I order to say stuff like that you have to win, otherwise you just look like a jackass. Everyone is laughing at you now. Your season pretty much depends on a win tonight. You had no pressure as you were the underdog. Now, after that statement you have put all the pressure on you and added the your reputation to the importance of winning this game.
    When I refer to McMahon as historic or a temple of football it may be rhetoric but it holds water because Calgary almost always wins there!

    • It’s part of the game horse take a pill. Must be refreshing for you to slam the Riders in an article that actually is about them for once.

  5. IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 13, 2017 at 11:19 am //

    “Thank you, it was a dream for our organization to build a beautiful stadium for our fans. We are very proud!”
    That would be an apropos statement for a team with twice as many loses as wins.

  6. Rider rooter // August 13, 2017 at 11:29 am //

    Pretty vanilla statement people. This is just pr. no different from the t shirts that were sold last week.

  7. Yup, nothing new here. Riders are still a classless organization as long as Corky Jones is at the helm.I said it before the season started and I’ll continue to say it as much as possible, that the Riders were easily predicted to be the last place team in the West.My only hope now is that they actually win a few more games and finish with more points than the second place team in the East, but STILL miss the playoffs!!Now that would be heaven….LOL.

  8. Dan Bombers // August 13, 2017 at 11:44 am //

    Big deal why is this even news go riders !!

  9. IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm //

    Besides classless. The riders just stepped on the Giants toe.

    • C’mon horse – you put the ass in classless

    • Holy crap…..have we really become such a bleeding heart society that we need to fill out a hurt feelings report over an effin twitter post ? It is sports right……political cerrectness has to be brought into this too ? I’m fairly certain Lulay took it for what it’s worth – it is game day.

  10. This is Travis way of saying ” I want to play here instead of holding a clipboard in BC” , never know.

  11. Jake E Snake // August 13, 2017 at 12:05 pm //

    Hey Horsie, Well I guess if BC drops the Riders today that will drop the Stumps in to 4th in the Power Rankings behind the Eskies, Lions and Bombers…. Well at least you still have McMahon Stadium…. hahahahaha

    • IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 13, 2017 at 12:16 pm //

      Could be snake but that’s only because Calgary didn’t play this week.

    • Hey man you must have to think long and hard to run the Stampeder club down the last 15 years or so. The most consistent team for a long time now. They have been a pleasure to watch here in Calgary

  12. Dear 3downnation.

    You are quickly earning the reputation as the National Enquirer of the CFL.

    THIS is news?
    Didn’t the Lions have “Rout The Riders” shirts made before the last game?
    How should the Riders have responded? “Thank you Travis. We wish you much luck in our new stadium?”

    Carry on boys… You’re becoming a joke…

    • IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 13, 2017 at 12:47 pm //

      “Rout the Riders” was a promotion.
      What Lulay did was extend a courtesy to the riders and they responded with a WWE response. This show how Jones’s poison as contaminated the entire organization

  13. RIDER FAN // August 13, 2017 at 12:35 pm //

    NOTHING TO SEE HERE! NEXT!.. A playful little jab at Lulay, nothing else. Anyone who makes this out to be something else is just a Rider hater!… Now Move On!

    • IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 13, 2017 at 12:40 pm //

      you seem quite responsive to this. Kinda like you are actually bothered despite what you say

    • Evil Empire // August 13, 2017 at 3:44 pm //

      I agree…

      However, they could have added the words ” Thank you “, at the beginning.

    • White Horse // August 13, 2017 at 5:40 pm //

      Rider Fan…seems to be a lot of those haters these days. Do ya think Jones has anything to do with that?

  14. Solara2000 // August 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm //

    My sense is the response was more of an awkward but friendly challenge than a put-down of TL.
    More a lack of social grace (a simple thank you for the compliment).

  15. Stuart Tarry // August 13, 2017 at 12:37 pm //

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    In the UK, we call this banter. And this banter is such a non-story

  16. Have you folks been living under a rock? The cheek started loooooong before Chris Jones came.

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  17. This was a billboard in Winnipeg:

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    • IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm //

      They’ve tired similar stunts in Calgary too. Besides all fandom being a myth not to mention a waste of money; they absolutely make asses out of themselves. They wonder why no one respects them.

    • IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 13, 2017 at 1:47 pm //

      lololol
      Expensive ads
      No wonder they’ve been losing millions over the past few years

  18. Stuart. It would be banter if Trav had commented about the game and they responded as they did. He said nothing about the game, he complimented the City/Province about their new facility. I thought it was classy (but not a surprise knowing Trav). A simple “Thank you” would have been a far more appropriate response.
    THEN…IF THE TEAM HAD THE CLOUT TO BACK SUCH A STATEMENT, it might have been banter, funny, etc etc (insert your favourite word for rude response here). In light of the fact the can’t beat a dead mule, well, that was really the funny part. I mean really, if the score remained 30-0 last week, that score would have flattered the riders.

    It’s not a huge dealt it was a rude response (again not surprising considering the source) to a comment that had nothing to do with the game.

    • And the source would be the Riders’ marketing department I suppose. In any event, Jones is obviously not the person running the twitter account.

    • Agree with you 100% Dave; great post. The T-Shirt saying: “Rout the Riders” was clearly directed at the team only and not an individual player on the team. The comment made by the Riders was directed at Travis only. Big difference when a statement is made for promotional purposes to conjure up interest in a game in BC, versus an attack that is directed at one player. Moreover, Travis is not even on the team depth chart to play against the Riders; Jennings is the starting QB. Just shows AGAIN how classless the Riders are with Jones at the helm. The statement by the Sliders was UNNECESSAY as the game will be sold out. In other words, the statement did NOT need to be made to promote the game since the game will be sold out. This fact again just shows how classless the Riders really are. The Sliders are going nowhere again this year with Cris Jones and will finish in last place and out of the playoffs for the third year in a row under Jones; as was predicted at the beginning of the season. Rider fans just to be clear here: The classless and cheating behaviour by the Riders since Chris Jones came on the scene is the reason why many CFL fans of other teams hate the Riders. Chris Jones has damaged the Rider brand, a team with a once proud history (even though the team has only won four Grey Cups in over 105 years), and for this reason alone Jones should be shown the door at the end of this season. For the Riders classless act, hopefully the Lions give the Riders another beat down on the field today as retribution.

  19. Big deal 3down nation.There is nothing disrespectful of that comment.You guys at times are nothing but shit disturbers trying to make issues of nothing.Why not look for real stories instead of trying to manufacture them.

  20. Jake E Snake // August 13, 2017 at 1:25 pm //

    Horsie you seem to be a little too big for your britches. Which CFL team was purchased by douchebag owner so that he could have his son play quarterback?? Talk about a joke of a franchise!! So when tossing stones in glass houses let’s remember that your world is made of glass… and remember ABC….. Anybody buy Calgary

    • IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 13, 2017 at 1:56 pm //

      lololololololololololololol
      How long ago was that????
      A bad time for the stamps to be sure. We bounced back pretty quick didn’t we? The year immediately following we went 11-7 and finished 2nd in the west. Haven’t looked back since!
      Has public ownership becomes more antiquated the riders could find themselves in a similar situation but then again what would it matter? They can’t get much worse

    • You are the douchebag.The guy had money so he bought the team. As soon as the coachs knew what he was up to he didn”t last to long around here. The Stamps have been a model franchise and you know it loser

  21. Again – where is the jab at Lulay ?

    • IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 13, 2017 at 1:51 pm //

      Indirect jab at Lulay. Implying he won’t be able to handle the riders or the fans. Of Course sounds like he won’t even play

  22. Scottsask // August 13, 2017 at 1:50 pm //

    Of course Jones runs the twitter account, why else would he have bolted from s Grey Cup winning team. I mean who wouldn’t jump at that chance?!

  23. As a Lions fan I have to say I found it lighthearted and funny. No offence taken, nor do I believe it was intended as anything more than a good natured pre game comment. No need for folks to get offended there’s enough real bad mouthing going on without reading to much into the lighthearted stuff. An attempt to stir a controversy where none exists?

  24. TO all the people who call it “light hearted fun, good humour, banter” (again, insert your favourite word when you can’t bring yourself around to calling it plain rude to respond to a compliment, and one that had nothing to do with the game). You are all defending your riders rude response but I have ONE question to you…
    What was wrong with simply responding, “THANK YOU” ????

    • IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 13, 2017 at 2:53 pm //

      The riders simply aren’t gracious enough for that simple response. As I say this team and fans walk around with the biggest chip on their shoulder I’ve ever seen. It all boils down to them deserving more than what the organization provides them. Their “lets bring in Chris Jones and John Murphy” or “Lets bring in Roy Shivers and Danny Barret” are over simplistic, half measures to attempt achievement the Calgary Stampeders have.

  25. RobbyMacKicker // August 13, 2017 at 2:55 pm //

    It’s along the lines like ” you look wonderful tonite” and hearing back ” well your such a prick and you smell bad” .. No class, no poise..

  26. ,,Patience // August 13, 2017 at 2:58 pm //

    This classless reply would not bother me if it had come from an individual player but because it has the Rider name on it, it was totally unnecessary and another example of the arrogance coming from that franchise. When your brand has been damaged and your reputation includes words like classless, egotistical and arrogant (the polite words), the organization would be wise to try to avoid living up to those words. Add “Not too bright” to that description.

    • Well said Patience…an excellent post that sums up the damage that has been caused to the Riders brand mostly among the fans of the CFL other then Riders fans who will defend their team no matter how classless the organization is or how arrogant or irresponsible their coach and General Manager is. You’ve stated the issue brilliantly…nothing more need to be said.

  27. Scottsask // August 13, 2017 at 4:10 pm //

    The Rider brand is sooooo damaged they’ll only lead the league in attendance and merchandise sales again…….the sky is falling!!! Not to mention turn another profit despite stinking for 4 straight years. The rest of the league wishes their brand was this damaged!4

    • The reason the Sliders lead the CFL in attendance and merchandise sales is there is NO other PROFESSIONAL TEAMS in Saskatchewan (so the only thing that is left to do is to go out and enjoy the great outdoors that is the Prarie flatland, like hunt for gophers…LOL). Other big cities have other PROFESSIONAL TEAMS like NHL hockey; MLS Soccer; and in the case of Toronto, NBA Basketball, and the MLB Blue Jays. Unfortunately the ONLY pro sports team Saskatchewan residents have to cheer for is the sad sack Sliders.

    • IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 13, 2017 at 8:15 pm //

      Another profit? They make f all last year after 2 straight losing years

  28. And don’t forget that they have not backed it up on the field so far.
    Still a rude comment in response to compliment. Maybe the ones who need to grow up are the ones RobE, are the ones who can not respond to a compliment with a simple Thank You. I guess the “grown up millennials are too busy for manners.

    1. I can see if Trav even hinted about football, something like it will be fun winning in here etc, then that response would have been appropriate but he simply complimented you guys and you simply needed to say Thank You.
    2. Even if this WAS the case, which it clearly is not, It is a ludicrous statement to make because, as I said, they have hardly been able to beat a dead mule in that building so they sound like idiots saying to the contrary. You wanna make a statement about how uncomfortable you want to make it, don’t tell them, SHOW them. Then at least your classlessness comment holds water. Right now it is not only classless, it is inaccurate and highly humorous. Anyone can flap their lips in the wind before the event. That’s the easy part. DOING it is a different matter.

    I cannot think of a simpler way of saying that. If it is still to complicated for the people of saskatchewan, maybe I’ll consult with my friend who is a special needs teacher and she can help me say it in a simpler manner yet.

    • Lulay tweeted a few times from Regina but the 3down staffer that posted this life altering event is clearly a Rider hater as well. I do think Lulay is a class act and will not categorize all Rider fans for a reply that is clearly interpreted on an individual basis. Here’s hoping for an entertaining Sunday evening CFL game.

  29. 3 down nation is complete trash. So anti Riders it’s disgusting. You guys are a joke

  30. BleedzGreen // August 13, 2017 at 6:07 pm //

    This is a travesty, a black eye on the entire league. I trust the commissioner will give this his full attention Monday morning… Pfft.

  31. Losers? Assholes? Travesty? Joke? Yes indeed. all perfect description of the product you put on the field. Til then, carry on with your no class, straw chewing mentalities that don’t even rival that of your gophers.

    Lulay probably would laugh it off. He is not surprised by the no class comments. You guys have doe all sorts of name calling in this thread so why would he want to get subjected to that. He knows, and most of the rest of us SHOULD know that you are just what you guys do. flap the lips and not deliver the goods. Not ONE of you so far has answered my ONE question, What would have been so wrong about just saying THANK YOU? Guess you gotta have some class though for that to happen.
    Any you’re right, it’s not jones fault. It was a classless place before that, which is probably what drew him ‘home’.

    As I said, you have the record to back it up, it MAY be funny. Right now, YOU are the joke LOL. Hope you don’t win another game all year and they keep Jones for the next few years too.

    As far as selling more merchandise…Well I do have to compliment you on that. It is surprising considering all the other pro teams in the province that they have to compete with. Oh…Wait…

    • Not necessary to refer to all Rider fans the same Dave. You and I had civil conversation after the last game – credit was given on your win and the game (or lack thereof) That said, I can appreciate your response with regard to a few snotty comments above but have found you to be a loyal BC fan that had normal football sparring. However you seem to have jumped on the trash the Rider train today.

  32. Not all Rider fans Yup. Most today though. I supposed I can turn the tables and say, “It’s football. Just getting geared up for the game.”

    I get that football is a game of intimidation. NO question there. And if any of our guys came up with a remark along those lines, fine, give it back to him but ONCE IN A WHILE…Why can’t someone just accept a compliment and move on. Is it REALLY asking for too much Yup???

    • Have to take into consideration who may have been running the twitter account last night…may have been a young summer intern who thought the smiley face was meant in fun – who knows ? We’ve ALL sent email replies that once sent, we may think perhaps the wording could have been less abrasive.(I know I’ve had a few – oh sh*t moments) Hindsight being 20/20 whoever sent the twitter reply may look back and think a “thank you” would have been an appropriate lead in, but once sent there’s no calling it back.

      End of the day – win or lose, I’m hoping for a decent football game tonight. Beers chilling, some am I – let’s have a battle and hope like hell the refs let em play ball !

  33. Gainers kicking the crap out of a stuffed lion. You guys gonna throw your skirts in the air and get all whiney about that too?

  34. ,,Patience // August 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm //

    I was a Rider fan for forty years before Jones showed up but now I find I can’t cheer for a team led by someone like Jones. Don’t be confident about the merchandise sales; they were way down last year and I don’t see much green out on the street these days. Their profit was also very small.

  35. mrincomprehensible // August 13, 2017 at 7:50 pm //

    What other professional team has BC got? Oh yea the Canucks!! ha ha ha ha!!

  36. Has anyone else on here been to a Lions or Canucks game and cheered for the opposition, the locals can be completely rude and don’t mind showing their displeasure. The Canucks game was the worst, I have never seen fans react like that before and Ive been across this country attending sporting events. Quite often local Vancouver radio comments on their fans classes behavior. I would think twice before calling anyone else down.

  37. Scottsask // August 13, 2017 at 8:38 pm //

    The Saskatchewan Rush are a pro lacrosse team based in Saskatoon. Also known as the Paris of the Prairies. They sell out a 15000 seat arena every home game. They won back to back titles and lost in the league final this year. I realize nothing else in the world happens beyond the borders of cities like Vancouver and Toronto, but as far as I’m concerned you can keep living your 1% life in your metropolis. We’re just fine here in the so called boonies. You’re missing out my friend.

  38. Scottsask // August 13, 2017 at 8:39 pm //

    And enjoy the game.

  39. I wonder how Lulay likes the new turf lol

  40. “How quickly the team has forgotten a 30-15 beatdown inflicted by the Lions just one week ago.”

    29-0 Riders at the Half.
    Seems they have forgotten all about last week.
    Parity across the league has been great this year. Even though the east has been losing, the games have mostly been very competitive.

  41. Colour me green // August 14, 2017 at 2:02 am //

    Wow, that has an insult? They said you may not like the stadium so much once the riders beat Lulays time. Really, a stamps fan who is probably a small child loses it. And how is this even news?
    Well Riders beat BC soundly, I wonder what Lulay thinks of the new astadium???
    Hey the Rider tweet was correct, to funny!!!

  42. What a classless organization those Riders. Here we are the morning after they made B.C. look like a high school team and still no apology from the organization for treating the Lions so bad. Gotta be Jones’ fault.

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