Labour Day weekend has long been regarded as the “Unofficial Kickoff” to the CFL season and on Sunday the Riders host Winnipeg in the Labour Day Classic.
There will be competition over the next two weeks to see who has the CFL’s loudest fans: Saskatchewan or Winnipeg.
But Rider quarterback Kevin Glenn says the competition’s already been won.
“Rider fans. Most definitely,” Glenn said. “I hate to say it and I know Winnipeg sees it. It’s the Riders fans.”
In the meantime, rookie returner Christion Jones was injured in Friday’s win at Edmonton which means either Nic Demski or Chad Owens will be fielding punts on Sunday. Demski says he’ll be ready.
“If I get the job returning this week, it’s a double-role again,” Demski told 620 CKRM’s Rod Pedersen. “I’ll be playing receiver and returning so that’s always fun. I love doing that. If not, I’m going to put my focus to receiving. But at the end of the day, I still got to keep my head in the game returning-wise as well.”
The Riders host the Bombers Sunday at 2:00 on the Cooperators Rider Radio Network.