Peter Dyakowski has welcomed new Saskatchewan Roughriders teammate Zach Collaros to the club by calling the fanbase a cult – but in the nicest way possible.
The veteran offensive lineman, known for his irreverent sense of humour, took to Twitter Wednesday night and offered up this complete gem:
— Peter Dyakowski (@PeterDyakowski) January 4, 2018
Let’s dissect this Tweet for just a moment. He refers to the Riders as “Canada’s Team,” and says “Deep down we’re all Riders” – sentiments that are likely to endear him to the rabid Saskatchewan fan base (not to mention broadcaster Rod Pedersen, who uses the “Canada’s Team” thing with regularity.) Then he refers to RiderNation as a cult.
I mean… it’s clear that Dyakowski is only joking but it’s nonetheless only funny because… well, it kind of rings true, doesn’t it? To be sure, it’s pretty benevolent as cult’s go (unless you’re on the wrong side of online comments or a story about a Johnny Manziel workout.)
Anyway, Collaros and Dyakowski were teammates in Hamilton and are, by all accounts, mutually appreciative if not downright friends. Collaros had an amusing line during an interview shortly after the trade when he was asked about reuniting with Dyakowski.
“It was the first thing I thought of. I’ve missed those educational sessions in the locker room. Not being able to learn about various obscure elements of world history was tough,” he said.
I’m sure Dyakowski can go chapter and verse about cults – from both a historical and first-person perspective.