Rough Riders

The R-Nation guide to hating other CFL teams

Being a sports fan entails two things; cheering your team on and wishing the worst upon your rivals. Despite being the CFL’s youngest franchise, the reality is Ottawa [...]

April 16, 2017 // 47 Comments

A guide to R-Nation slang

It’s Grey Cup week and you’re headed to Toronto to watch the Calgary Stampeders take on the Ottawa Redblacks. After slow ticket sales, Grey Cup organizers are now [...]

November 25, 2016 // 7 Comments

An Oral History of Redblack Returners

Despite being the CFL’s youngest team by a couple of Paul McCallum careers, the Ottawa Redblacks already boast a storied history of kick returners. That’s mainly due to [...]

May 15, 2016 // 2 Comments

Featured Fan: Rob Joachim

Featured Fan is a spotlight on some of the most passionate fans around the CFL. What are some of your earliest CFL memories? I clearly remember watching the 1976 Grey Cup in [...]

April 10, 2016 // 6 Comments

A History of CFL vs NFL Exhibition Games

You don’t have to spend long on the CFL’s or NFL’s social media to stumble across the seemingly whimsical musing of a fan who wishes that the two leagues would go [...]

March 20, 2016 // 7 Comments

Ottawa’s CFL History; A Valentine’s Story

The beauty of R-Nation is that it perfectly encapsulates the 126 years of Ottawa’s pro football history. It includes fans who came into the CFL fold in the glory days of [...]

February 14, 2016 // 2 Comments

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