You can win a signed Bo Levi Mitchell jersey and two tickets to Saturday’s game between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Calgary Stampeders — provided you’re not Rod Pedersen.
Jean Lefebvre, the team’s longtime director of communications, announced the following contest on Twitter.
To commemorate Bo Levi Mitchell’s pursuit of the all-time @calstampeders record for pass completions (he’s just two away) we’re having a contest. Prize is an autographed jersey and two tickets to this Saturday’s showdown with Saskatchewan.
Starting today and running through Friday, there’ll be a new trivia question every day connected to Bo’s completions. Answer correctly using the hashtag #BoTriviaContest for automatic entry into the draw.
Employees of the Calgary Stampeders, their immediate family members and Rod Pedersen are not eligible for the contest.
The dig at Pedersen is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the well-document spats Mitchell and Pedersen had during the latter’s tenure as the voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Pedersen called a game in 2018 during which Mitchell threw a pick-six to Duron Carter, which prompted him to exclaim that the quarterback should “shut [his] mouth.” Mitchell has since declined invitations to appear on The Rod Pedersen Show and called Pedersen “an idiot.”
Mitchell currently has 2,266 completions over his nine seasons with the Stampeders, which is just two shy of Henry Burris for No. 1 all-time in team history. It’s a prestigious mark considering how many great quarterbacks have played for Calgary over the past thirty years alone, including Burris, Dave Dickenson, Doug Flutie, and Jeff Garcia.
The two-time CFL Most Outstanding Player still has a ways to go before he catches Burris for No. 1 all-time in passing yards or passing touchdowns. He currently trails Burris by 2,516 passing yards (Burris has 32,191 and Mitchell has 29,675) and 28 touchdowns (Burris has 203 and Mitchell has 175).
Saturday’s game between Saskatchewan (5-4) and Calgary (5-5) has massive playoff implications as the teams currently hold a share second-place in the West Division. The Riders have a game in hand, though the Stamps have already captured the season series.
Kickoff between the prairie rivals is set for 9:45 p.m. on Saturday and don’t forget to answer Calgary’s trivia questions if you’re hoping to score free tickets — unless, of course, your name is Rod Pedersen.