Riders sent private plane to pickup Otha Foster

Not even a hurricane could prevent the Riders from bringing Otha Foster to Regina.

Saskatchewan sent a private plane down to Tennessee to get the 28-year-old defender because flights out of the area – Foster’s included – were canceled due to Hurricane Irma. So, the Riders sent a private plane to ensure he would make it to Regina in short order and play in the team’s Week 13 win over Hamilton.

The Riders had $13.8 million in their stabilization fund after the 2016 fiscal year. Plus, the team has just moved into a new $255 million stadium which is expected to further increase revenues.

While player salaries are limited by the salary cap – set at $5.15 million this season – there are no restrictions on football operations spending so teams are free to spend as much as they like on compensation for front office staff, coaches or on things like a private plane to pick up a linebacker.

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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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176 Comments on Riders sent private plane to pickup Otha Foster

  1. George Porge // September 21, 2017 at 3:12 pm //

    Good on the Riders for doing what they need to do to take care of their players.

  2. Very nice.

  3. Logan Gansauge // September 21, 2017 at 3:28 pm //

    Who gives s s#it?

  4. Gord Dahlen // September 21, 2017 at 3:32 pm //

    You do ?? Lol

  5. white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 3:35 pm //

    I would say certain “privilege” to players could be counted as a finacial benefit therefore subject to salary cap rules and is also a taxable benefit for income tax purposes.

    • The Riders can afford to spend money on things outside of the cap, like state of the art training facilities for example. Players in Saskatchewan have also made extra money in the past from things like advertising. Dressler, Fantuz, Getzlaf and Bagg all had their names/images on cereals, chips etc while they were with the Riders.

      • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 8:27 pm //

        The chips,ceral etc was a league wide campaign and raised money

        • Glenn Chernick // September 22, 2017 at 12:34 pm //

          Those players also had numerous marketing opportunities they were paid $ for by local businesses. I am not sure those opportunities exist in other markets such as with the Stampeders

        • Riders have money because fans go to games (according to Bo, anyway )

    • If this were part of the contract, I’d agree with you – like if Foster’s contract had use of the private jet written in as a perk of employment, then its value should be assessed against the salary cap. But this wasn’t for his benefit, it was for the team’s. The Riders are up against Calgary this weekend and they can’t afford to wait for Foster to make his way up here to start practising with the team.

      • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 10:22 pm //

        So they are desperate is what you are saying?

        • They’re sitting tied with BC for last in the division, albeit with a game in hand. I’m sure they feel a ton of pressure to win and not fall behind the Lions, who play the TiCats this week. And the Riders definitely need all the help they can get to knock off the league powerhouse, so yeah – maybe they are desperate.

    • And JUST when you thought it was safe to read about your team………….

    • theonlydispassionateriderfan // September 22, 2017 at 12:38 pm //

      Oh shut up! Seriously. This isn’t breaking any rules, nor does you twisting it validate the stick up your ass.

  6. white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 3:51 pm //

    If the riders are going to flaunt money around it won’t be long before the other 8 teams make them pay a “extravagance tax” to the other teams

    • Lol so someone’s gotta pay for these other failing organizations?

      • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 8:28 pm //

        No one is failing…it’s just reality. Perhaps it’s you who are odd for such zealous support!

    • maybe the other teams need to market themselves better

      • To be fair there is a lot more competing for entertainment dollars in other cities. Every other CFL city has an NHL team (Hamilton doesn’t but is. Between Tor and Buf). Yes Sask cities have the WHL but it is far more cost effective to take that in vs. MLB, NBA, NHL. Plus this isn’t even counting non sorting entertainment (bars/clubs, theatre/symphony, or ballet etc.). I agree they are a marketing juggernaut but they also have less to compete with and in this day of stagnant wages it rising costs dollars only go so far

        • Lancaster/Reed // September 21, 2017 at 6:15 pm //

          Chris , that is partially legit for attendance, but for cities the size of toronto and vancouver, and even calgary at 1.2 million, the inability to get even 30,000 ( a miniscule % of the population) to a game is troubling. As far as merchandise sales go, people in sask also buy flames and oilers gear, maple leaf and habs gear, bluejays stuff, so for the other cfl teams not being able to sell their stuff, again points to a troubling issue with the marketablility of the cfl and their teams. Dont know what the answer is , but hopefully these larger markets can turn it around.

          • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 8:37 pm //

            Why do you riderfans always base the value of a city in their support of their CFL teams?? There is a lot more to life than sports and the CFL! The bigger the city the more high end opinions there are.. more sport,more culture, more art, more stores, more and better restaurants, more money You guys have to get over this. 10,000 might come out to some event in a place like moosejaw..but that same event won’t draw 100 people in midtown Manhattan. That’s not a knock on either place, it’s just that culture, tastes, and sopistication levels changes the bigger the place.

          • Lancaster/Reed // September 21, 2017 at 11:08 pm //

            Once again donkey you completely misread what is said. I said nothing disparaging about any of the cities by pointing out that if a city of 1.2 million, or larger, is having trouble drawing a 30,000 crowd it is worrisome for the strength of the league. Do you deny that is a concern? If the stamps are only drawing 27,000 when their team is playing so well, what kind of attendance will they get when they aren’t playing so well?
            The cfl is an attendance based business. Without butts in the seats, teams dont make money. Without money, teams fold. TSN money isnt NFL money, its not going to help the argos if they continue to draw 10,000.

          • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 11:43 pm //

            Actually..TV money is pretty big for cfl teams it pretty much covers all player salaries

          • Lancaster/Reed // September 22, 2017 at 12:45 am //

            And if that was their only cost great. Unfortunately, some of the teams are losing money, and poor gate receipts dont help. By comparison, NFL has a cap of around $140 million give or take a few million, but their tv deal lands each team over 240 million.

    • Skroughrider // September 21, 2017 at 4:40 pm //

      Riders already put the most money into the league as over half of therchandise sales are riders stuff and the league takes their share

    • RJ Johnson Jr // September 21, 2017 at 4:41 pm //

      Pony Boy – you’re starting to sound like Quebec

    • Shhhhhh

    • theonlydispassionateriderfan // September 22, 2017 at 12:43 pm //

      Do other teams have to pay a “shithole tax” to help support the infrastructure costs to stop McMahon Stadium from collapsing on itself? Maybe if you guys could get a sellout without Edmonton or Sask coming to town and filling the thousands of open seats, you guys could afford nice things too.

      If not that, maybe an “arrogance tax” for every time you comment on a Rider article or every time BLM tweets.

  7. And nobody sees anything wrong with this situation ? The players, the one vital component to making the league run and prosper, are capped at $5.15M while everyone else in this business (because don’t kid yourselves kiddies it’s a business) can earn as much as the market will bare ? Curt Flood, Marvin Miller, where are you ?

  8. It’s a salary cap, not a business cap. Get over it.

  9. It’s what merchandise sales can get a team. All teams have the same market to sell in, but if their fans don’t buy then no other team should have to “subsidize” them.

  10. As far as income tax looks like travelling expense so it should be a write off Lol.

  11. Good for the Riders. Big game on Sunday and Otha can make a difference. Horsie is just wowed because his Stamps could never afford this, so he has to whine about it.

    • RJ Johnson Jr // September 21, 2017 at 4:47 pm //

      Uh, Pony Boy is not whining, he’s whinnying hahaha

    • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 9:06 pm //

      What do I as a fan care about the way players travel. All I care about is winning. And we do!!!!

      • If you don’t care why the hell are you still carrying on ?? Damn this is getting so old

      • Horsie A**

        What a hypocrite you are!!

        Your always the 1st person on any Rider article BRAAGGGING!!! about how your team the Stumps are the best in the league.

        And, then when Rider fans point out that they have the best fans and marketing in the league you “Run Off At Your Potty Mouth” with all the inane & stupid arguments disparaging the Rider organization who got where they are by hard work and not by accident (somewhat, by the manner, in which you were probably born).

        So, in your feeble little mind you think it’s justified to keep bragging about the Stumps on field success while ignoring the Stumps marketing failures. And, in a turnaound from that some method of measuring success you attempt to denigrate the success of the Riders marketing of their team (1st in the league in “Sales & Fan” support). Our financial & other contributions to the other teams are central to the league’s success. The Riders have also fielded a very competitive team just 1.5 years into a rebuilding program and yet you fail to see the reality that this league depends on all teams being successful & not just the Stumpheads! Do you think Rider fans as a whole want to see other weak teams in the league? Doubtful, because it makes for uninteresting games and failure of franchises. That is the exact opposite of the toxic vitriol that you attempt to push on fans who positively contribute to the CFL posts.

        HYPOCRITE! There’s more to life than your Stamps. So get over it & grow up!

  12. Lol lots of hate going around this non-story…
    Its not against the Salary cap.. So why is this a problem? Because we wanted to get a player here asap, away from Hurricane Irma. Otherwise, he could have been held up for who knows how long? I don’t see a problem with this, if you guys are so worried about the Riders paying to have private plane flown there…Maybe its time for your team to copy the Rider’s business practices. Otherwise don’t complain.

    • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 4:45 pm //

      Nope..if any advantage us given by the riders the league will neutralize that. A tax is the way. A team must be successful on it’s own merit not because it can buy people

    • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 10:24 pm //

      Time for my team to copy the riders business practices?? Like double the legal size of players allowed at practice??

    • white stallion in red // September 22, 2017 at 1:01 am //

      Seems the energy spend on the Tennessee side in this evacuation could have been put to better and more important use. I guess that was lost on the riders.

  13. Good for the Riders and their fans. The team has plenty of money thanks to the support of their fans and can use it to their advantage.

    The last paragraph, particularly the line “there are no restrictions on football operations spending” is interesting. It likely goes a long way towards explaining why the Western teams have been superior to the Eastern teams over the past 35 years. The Western teams typically have more money to spend on scouting, football operations staff, facilities, etc.

    • RJ Johnson Jr // September 21, 2017 at 4:44 pm //

      Isn’t it curious how teams in such big markets as Toronto and Montreal can’t pull this off too. Maybe when measuring how “successful” a team REALLY is, one has to also consider the strength and ability of its marketing staff.

      • I’m not sure that it is a marketing issue. People in Toronto, Montreal, and to a lesser extent Vancouver simply don’t care about the CFL the way that people on the praries do.

        I’m of the opinion that no amount of marketing is going change that, at least in the short term. They have to work hard on kids and hope that they grow up to be CFL fans. Gen X’ers and Millennials in the big cities don’t care for the CFL.

  14. I agree, this is a non-story. They didn’t break the rules, they needed the player and through circumstances out of their control, he wasn’t able to make it via regular travel. I am sure every other club would have done the same thing if they had the money.

  15. white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 4:57 pm //

    An interesting question is who owned the plane? Was anyone else on it?Anyone can fly on a private plane if there is a seat and the owner wants to make maney by filling the plane. Sometimes it’s even lass than the cost of a commercial seat.
    Another issue is why was this plane flying when commercial planes were grounded? How is that allowed?
    How will this affect the locker room. Royal treatment for Foster but no one else?

    • More pointless comments from horsie, at least they are varying from teh standard a bit.
      What could it possibly matter who owns the plane? Have the Stamps billionaire owners used their jets to fly players or staff around???

      And planes were not grounded at the time, some commercial airlines chose not to fly,… Are you suggesting the ‘Riders have more power and authority over air traffic than the FAA? They simply could not have flown if it was truly ‘not allowed’

      As for the locker room, I am sure players will be really upset that the franchise will do whatever it takes to field the best possible team.

    • Lancaster/Reed // September 21, 2017 at 5:20 pm //

      Wow, donkey. You weren’t the first commentor. It took you a full 15 minutes to try to find a negative to the story, and you finally come up with ” who owns the plane” ? And that is only slightly more embarrassing than your tax angle. With your limited knowledge of taxes, i hope you dont do your own taxes. And if you do, is there anybody here that works as an auditor for CRA? Donkey is ripe for the picking.
      This is just plain embarrasing. Just give up while you are behind.

      • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 5:55 pm //

        You threatened me if I ever go to a game at Mosaic yesterday. You have no credibility.

        • Lancaster/Reed // September 21, 2017 at 6:20 pm //

          With a snowball. Boy donkey , you sure like to dish it out, but sure cant take it. You havent answered my question, by the way. What happened to you that made you into such a anti rider troll? Rider fan run off with your wife? Or is it just as simple as 4 wins 1 loss.

      • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 6:16 pm //

        Well my friend..maybe you haven’t had a job where you had perks..if you did you would know paid flights and vacations are taxed against you

        • Lancaster/Reed // September 21, 2017 at 6:25 pm //

          How is it a perk to get flown in to work somewhere? That is called a business expense, and is a tax deduction for the team, and is not a taxable benefit for the player. Moron.

          • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm //

            Perhaps in this case yes….but are players flown home after the season..or somewhere for bye weeks?? That could cause problems with revenue Canada.

          • Lancaster/Reed // September 21, 2017 at 8:55 pm //

            It can cause a problem for the cops if its found hufnagel is selling illegal drugs in the clubhouse.

          • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 9:09 pm //

            That’s ridiculous. What would make you even say that?

          • Lancaster/Reed // September 21, 2017 at 9:17 pm //

            It has as much based in fact as your statement troll
            4 wins 1 loss donkey. 4 wins 1 loss

          • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 9:23 pm //

            But the riders DID fly a player in a private jet.. that is a fact….so it is “fact based” as you call it

          • Lancaster/Reed // September 21, 2017 at 9:32 pm //

            And there have been drugs in the stamps clubhouse, and hufnagel has been in the clubhouse. Also facts.

          • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 10:17 pm //

            When where there drugs in stamps lockeroom? I must have missed that story

          • Lancaster/Reed // September 21, 2017 at 10:42 pm //

            Medicinal drugs are drugs. Who knows if some of those painkillers were actually prescribed by a doctor?

          • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 10:56 pm //

            Lol what are you talking about?? You are making stuff up

          • Lancaster/Reed // September 21, 2017 at 11:18 pm //

            Are you denying no stampeder has ever consumed a painkiller? Anyway, So when you make ludicrous statements , its fine, but if i make ludicrous statements , its somehow different.
            4 wins 1 loss donkey, 4 wins 1 loss.

          • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 11:47 pm //

            Yoou are just making stuff up.theres no bases to what you say

          • white stallion in red // September 22, 2017 at 1:05 am //

            I’m pretty sure there are lots of inprescribed painkillers in the Stamps Locker room. Aspirin, tylenol, advil……..where do you come up with this?

          • Not when you’re being flown to a work location.

        • white stallion in red // September 22, 2017 at 10:01 am //

          An interesting note out of stamps camp this morning and they should be crying foul. With all the talk of how great the new stadium is; the riders seem to have built a substandard facility. Only 3 locker rooms exist. 1 for riders, 1 for Rams and 1 for a visitor. As the Rams play Saturday afternoon the Stamps cannot get the locker room until Saturday night. Just another example of unsporting acts of this team.

    • RJ Johnson Jr // September 21, 2017 at 5:44 pm //

      Uh, you were wrong horsie; they weren’t interesting questions, they were irrelevant questions.

      • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 5:56 pm //

        When I bring this stuff up it very interesting to watch so many get upset…that tells me on the right path

        • Lancaster/Reed // September 21, 2017 at 6:29 pm //

          I wonder what the cfl would find if bo levi let the league look at his tax returns? How much personal service money is he getting from the stamps parent company? $100,000?

          • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 8:22 pm //

            Likely nothing as this would be highly illegal in the CFLS eyes

          • Lancaster/Reed // September 21, 2017 at 9:36 pm //

            Highly illegal yes, but almost impossible for the cfl to find out since they cant look at the corporate books of the parent organization. A community owned team like the riders cant hide anything as everything they control is open to the cfl to investigate.

        • Lancaster/Reed // September 21, 2017 at 9:23 pm //

          Bo should release his taxes. Nobody actually believes he took a hometown discount.

  16. You go Horsie. Quit digging, the hole is getting bigger. You can learn something from StampsFan.

  17. Edward Leslie // September 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm //

    Other teams are dubious about providing free cheese and crackers in third class, or giving more than one towel per player at training camp. Saskatchewan is simply trying to be the flagship of our little national league. They are doing it very well.

  18. white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 5:58 pm //

    I think we need to know who owns this plan…..

  19. white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 6:19 pm //

    So I guess this shows what I’ve been questioning. What is Jones offering to get all these guys…now we know…and it’s not loyalty and a desire to play for him as many sugested.

  20. Horsie just hush…your points are invalid and it’s none of your damn business who owns the plane

  21. More than likely Brandt corporate jet or their KingAir350. They are a legacy sponsor for the Riders and Regina Pat owners.

    • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 6:34 pm //

      Riders owners?? This is news!
      I though the riders were community owned.

      • Lancaster/Reed // September 21, 2017 at 6:58 pm //

        If you are too stupid to not know the difference between a sponsor and an owner, then you truly are the biggest idiot of all time.
        4 wins 1 loss donkey. 4 wins 1 loss.

  22. white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm //

    It’s not my business you are right. However we as paying fans deserve to know what is going on. Is this plan owned by a US college?, an NFL owner?, a government….all could be potential conflicts of interest.

  23. Glenn Chernick // September 21, 2017 at 6:33 pm //

    I am not sure why this is newsworthy Mr. Dunk. If you are trying to embarrass the Riders, this won’t do it. Who cares???

  24. This clearly was a sad attempt by Dunk to create another negative Riders story.

  25. The way I see it is the Riders have always been at a disadvantage historically trying to gain players favor by not having a big city and entertainment draws. If we finally have a way of competing with the larger centers to gain a players interest/loyalty then it’s about time. We only have a handful of grey cups over a hundred years for a reason. Good on the organization for thinking outside the box.

  26. pantsonfire // September 21, 2017 at 7:13 pm //

    Evil Empire DID help the Riders thru revenue sharing. Not unusual for those without money to spend like there’s no tomorrow. The constant retort to most points is We have money. Sound much like the Vulgeratti. If you insist on talking about your attendance you should know you are 2nd this year & have been most years. But if saying having the most fans means being the best, then having 3 times the population must mean Calgary has a better city since more people choose to live there. You don’t have to go to a game to be a fan. Do you believe there are only 33000 Rider fans in your city? Then why assume that gsme attendance measures the # of fans in other cities?

  27. Donkey doesnt know anything about taxes as his welfare cheques are not taxed thus he has paid a cent of income tax in his life.In fact his mom buys his takeout food and gas as well so he can avoid GST.

  28. *hasnt paid*

  29. Stampy pretty sad to see an Albertan calling for more taxes when we are getting hammered everyday in Alberta with hidden ones

  30. I take exception referring to the other teams as “failing organizations”. A little ironic coming from an organization with 8 wins, 18 losses the past 2 seasons. Some take comfort, I see, in patting themselves on the back for being the hottest team lately @ 4-1. That would be relevant if the season started Aug 10 because you WOULD be 4-1. Alas, the season began June 22 so you are, wait for it, 6-5. Sorry about that. Don’t want to burst your bubble. Fortunately us “failing organzations” have managed to do quite well despite being your poor cousins, bereft of fans & money. But thank you for letting us know our proper standing in the CFL. We are not worthy.

    • And yet we still haven’t dropped below 30k in attendance. I bet the rest of the league wished they had that kind of support through a rough couple of years. Nice try Greenenvy?
      Yeah..we are 6-5.. so what? we were also the bottom of the board at the beginning of the season and pulled ourselves from that position. If you got any more “burns” please do pick better ones.
      Also Our fans saved this franchise.. and we continue to support them fully through thick and thin. We learned our lesson with the telethons and shares… Other teams just need to take page out of our book. If only every team had this kind of support. The CFL would be in a much better state, higher salary caps…better players resulting from that. Just saying.

  31. white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 9:25 pm //

    Why wouldn’t Jones just come out and tell us all about this? Tell us the circumstances, who owned it, and what the team policy is!?
    Silence makes it look worse

    • Seriously

    • justforkicks // September 21, 2017 at 9:39 pm //

      While you are at it Horsy explain why your insistence that Riders disclose who is starting a game before game time does not apply to whether Messam is starting. By your rules Calgary is cheating and being unsportsmanlike by saying he is day to day and will decide Sun at game time.

      • Lancaster/Reed // September 21, 2017 at 9:53 pm //

        Simple reason. Donkeys real first, middle and last name are ” hypocrite”.

      • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 9:54 pm //

        Because WE DON’T KNOW if Messam will play. We know Glenn wouldn’t last week because he wasn’t throwing

        • justforkicks // September 21, 2017 at 9:56 pm //

          Well CJ says he knows Messam will play so Calgary must be cheating

          • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 10:06 pm //

            Well we know CJs word means a lot

          • white stallion in red // September 21, 2017 at 10:09 pm //

            Why worry about it.? A good team will win regardless of who plays at Running back.. if the riders are obessing about it they have already lost

          • Lancaster/Reed // September 21, 2017 at 10:14 pm //

            Donkey, why were you worried about it when it was glenn? Your team wasnt even playing? My god you are the biggest hypocrite troll in existence. Congrats. It must be a proud day for your mom/lover.

        • Lancaster/Reed // September 21, 2017 at 9:59 pm //

          Donkey its exactly the same thing. Stamps are cheaters and being unsportsmanlike by not saying if messam will play. Is messam not running in practice, just like glenn wasnt throwing? Same thing donkey.

    • Because it is none of our business. Teams can spend whatever they want wherever they want except for player salaries, just like the article stated. Non-issue. You sure sound like you have a rather unhealthy jealously for everything Riders.

  32. Tom Neillings // September 21, 2017 at 9:45 pm //

    I guess the $255 Mil stadium is already paid for?

  33. Enough already // September 21, 2017 at 11:58 pm //

    That really is enough. Quit with the nasty comments. You Rider fans wonder why Rider fans are hated? Well go back and read some of these nasty, arrogant comments. You have the nerve to chalk it up to jealousy. I am certainly not jealous of your teams’ fans after reading these comments. They are just embarrassing.

    • Lancaster/Reed // September 22, 2017 at 12:10 am //

      I would be more than happy to have real adult conversations on here, but when a certain donkey troll runs wild, im hitting back.

      • Tells Rider fans to stop….then proceeds to take a shot. Just the donkey with a different name Lancaster

        • Enough already // September 22, 2017 at 12:31 am //

          I am not Horsie using another name. Yes, I asked Rider “fans” to stop this insanity. Then made a comment about the original story. Everyone that doesn’t agree with your vulgarity and arrogance is not Horsie. And thankfully, most Rider fans are not classless. Most are probably embarrassed by your comments.

          • Lancaster/Reed // September 22, 2017 at 1:16 am //

            I guess you like being a troll, but dont like it as much when you get trolled back.
            4 wins Q loss donkey. 4 wins 1 loss.

        • Lancaster/Reed // September 22, 2017 at 12:50 am //

          Yeah i kinda thought it was donkey.

      • Enough already // September 22, 2017 at 12:22 am //

        Can you not hit back with facts instead of vulgar remarks. You prove nothing with vulgarity, only that you have no facts to back up your argument.

  34. Enough already // September 22, 2017 at 12:02 am //

    Back to the subject… as it turned out, the Riders paid a lot of money for a few plays because Foster wasn’t in the game very long before he got hurt. If they are that desperate to get one player there, it doesn’t speak well for their depth.

  35. Donkies mom is not pleased. “Hate” is a the anger of the weak

  36. Facts HORSE – “Saskatchewan sent a private plane down to Tennessee to get the 28-year-old defender because flights out of the area – Foster’s included – were canceled due to Hurricane Irma. So, the Riders sent a private plane to ensure he would make it to Regina in short order….”

    Then you went on and on and on like a runny toilet. Where do you get off….talk about Class and “facts” then take another unnecessary shot. I live in Calgary and know plenty of classy fans – you sir…..are the furthest thing from it

  37. white stallion in red // September 22, 2017 at 1:12 am //

    Does anyone else think LancasterReid referring to my mom as my lover too is out of line? He’s down it twice in this thread

    • A lot of things are out of line donk a donk. Need to stick to the game of football not conspiracy theories meant to pis* off the masses.

    • Lancaster/Reed // September 22, 2017 at 1:20 am //

      Does anyone think that donkey making numerous ludicrous anti rider statements on every rider article ( as well as most other articles) is out of line?

    • Lancaster/Reed // September 22, 2017 at 1:25 am //

      Tell you what donkey. You knock off the rider trolling and I’ll play nice as well. Im mature enough to stop right now. Are you?

    • Lancaster/Reed // September 22, 2017 at 1:39 am //

      I’ll even make the first gesture, ” white stallion in red ” . See i can play nice. Only question is, can you?

      • white stallion in red // September 22, 2017 at 10:59 am //

        You are an awful man

        • I guess not. Frankly I am surprise by your reaction. You troll all day long and when someone is fed up and attacks back it makes them a bad person. I am sure L/R would rather be an awful person than a Stump fan. The Rider Nation is all Looking forward to Sunday and you can bet on top TV ratings as we tune in to see the mighty Stumps humbled.

          • white stallion in red // September 22, 2017 at 12:44 pm //

            Of course it will be the most watched game this week. Everyone wants to see Calgary.
            I may attack the riders, but I do not make the personal egregious attacks like he does….Mom/Lover??? Really???

        • Lancaster/Reed // September 22, 2017 at 5:22 pm //

          Ok donkey, so you dont want to play nice. I was willing ,but i should have suspected you would never man up and act like an adult. I would have apologized to you if you changed your attitude, but a troll can never change apparently. So on it goes.
          4 wins 1 loss donkey, 4 wins 1 loss.

  38. Put the triplets to bed. The lights went out hours ago.

  39. It’s enjoyable to watch Horse Donk not being able to absorb any criticism. Such thin skin in hickville southern alberta. You can dish it out but can’t take it eh little man!!!

  40. white stallion in red // September 22, 2017 at 10:07 am //

    An interesting note out of stamps camp this morning and they should be crying foul. With all the talk of how great the new stadium is; the riders seem to have built a substandard facility. Only 3 locker rooms exist. 1 for riders, 1 for Rams and 1 for a visitor. As the Rams play Saturday afternoon the Stamps cannot get the locker room until Saturday night. Just another example of unsporting acts of this team.

  41. Horse & his travelling companions went on for 3 hours after everyone else had left the stage last night. Not that they’d notice. There were no winners in that act yesterday TO.

  42. The other players on the team may resent this special treatment being given to this one player….

    Particularly if he proves to be not so special…

    • white stallion in red // September 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm //

      I brought this point up yesterday and it’s a valid question..I was set straight. Apparently the other players will be happy because it shows how well the organization treats people

    • Lol Tiger man.. What are you smoking? Everyone knows who Otha foster is and how good of a player he is. Keep trying to stir the pot kind sir 😉

      • It’s a valid question….no one is stirring the pot…you riders people are just overly sensitive…

        If Foster is that good…why is he not still in the NFL???

  43. white stallion in red // September 22, 2017 at 12:21 pm //

    Darrel Davis this morning g in CJME..Puts this all into perspective..I suggest some of you check it out

    • riderontheisland // September 22, 2017 at 12:41 pm //

      well Donkey we don’t consider him one of us anyway. Because he writes for them doesn’t make him a fan as I don’t really recall seeing him write anything pro Rider. He’s as winny as you.

      • white stallion in red // September 22, 2017 at 12:48 pm //

        Yeah…exactly. He isn’t a fan..he’s a neutral observer and therfore an even-handed reporter ( like those on 3 Downnation) If you only listen to reporters who are fans you will only see a biased view.

      • Lancaster/Reed // September 22, 2017 at 5:02 pm //

        Darryl Davis dislikes Jones almost as much as you do donkey. Im not suprised he said negative things about this. I suspect the next thing you will complain about is how mosaic stadium and the rider locker room is an unfair advantage because it is so luxurious compared to that dumpy stadium in calgary. now that old mosaic is being torn down, worst cfl stadium in canada is mcmahon.
        Oh yeah , 4 wins 1 loss donkey, 4 wins 1 loss.

      • He’s not supposed to be pro ANYTHING…he’s supposed to be objective…honest..

        I know it’s not what you’re all used to there….

    • Darrel Davis… You mean Dale from King of the Hill? He is one of the worst writers. You can basically take anything he says with a grain of salt.

    • Lancaster/Reed // September 22, 2017 at 5:14 pm //

      This obsession of your is mind boggling donkey. Im not surpirsed that you miss any news about the stamps bringing in players. First off its not reported on here because 3 down wants to make money, and stamps stories just dont get any views, but rider stories get lots of views, so they put out a bulletin if chris jones sneezes. .
      But secondly, and more importantly, you are so busy looking at rider stories everywhere you find them , that you dont have time to look at calgary stories.
      You comment probably 20 times on a rider story for every 1 comment on a stamps story. Sad.
      Seriously , how much time do you spend daily, obsessing over the riders. You listen to a regina radio station, you visit the riderville site, probably read the regina leader sports page. Its no wonder you didnt notice when your wife walked out the door, never to return.

      • white stallion in red // September 22, 2017 at 6:17 pm //

        What. No.! She went for groceries but hasnt returned. She must be having trouble finding something.

  44. riderontheisland // September 22, 2017 at 3:14 pm //

    No he is just one of the haters like you. But careful Donkey because jealousy is showing. Sorry I may be off on that and should say your envy.

  45. Everybody makes such a big deal out of story that is very short on details. Maybe they sent a private plane from down there to pick him up and take him to an airport where he could get a flight to Regina. Maybe one of the Rider sponsors had a private plane that was going down there and offered to pick him up. There are so many possibilities that all this story is is a headline grabber with no substance. If you’re going to write a meaningful story present all the facts not just those that grab headlines.

  46. Mr Curling would like to quash all the rumours an innuendo, it was not Mr Curling’s private jet that picked up Otha Foster.No one asked.If I had to guess it would be Paul Hill who you may recall used his jet to fly Jon Ryan’s dying parent to Green Bay to watch him play, Brandt or Mosaic are other possibilities

  47. As a Rider fan, I can support this. However the Riders still host a lottery that was brought in when times were tough. Perhaps it is time to stop that and have people spend the money towards other lotteries such as STARS, hospital, …

  48. Maybe they sent a private plane from down there to pick him up and take him to an airport where he could get a flight to Regina. Maybe one of the Rider sponsors had a private plane that was going down there and offered to pick him up. There are so many possibilities that all this story is is a

  49. Im not surpirsed that you miss any news about the stamps bringing in players. First off its not reported on here because 3 down wants to make money, and stamps stories just dont get any views, but rider stories get lots of views, so they put out a bulletin if chris jones sneezes.

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