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Let’s paint Regina Blue and Gold!!

Alright people I am more than just a little perturbed, there are signs going up in this great town of ours that are an affront to the Swaggerville vibe that has been built up this season.

Yes I speak of the Green Riders assault on our senses a huge billboard on Route 90 at Silver northbound. The riders oath, a vile notion if I have ever heard one is just spitting distance from Blue and Gold holy ground.

Dave Wheeler DJ at Power97 and announcer at the Bomber games is taking up a collection to stick it to those banjo playing, combine driving in breeders from the province we affectionately call The Gap.

So here’s the deal, if everyone attending this Fridays game vs Hamilton can chip in a few bucks at Power97, conveniently at Polo Park across from the stadium he promises that every single dollar collected will go to decorating the queen city in festive blue and gold in time for our home and home stand against the Riders starting Labour Day weekend.

I know I am in for 5 or 10, are you?  Show your Swaggerville mojo by dropping a couple of bucks in towards the cause.  This outrage can not be accepted without a fight!

Swaggerville Update: To the many fans of the Blue Bombers across the world who have been asking for an update to the paint Regina blue and gold campaign.  I have a few pictures to show you of the progress we are making in plastering Regina with Bomber Swag.

The first as you enter “The Gap” (Saskatchewan)

Swaggerville Naturally

Next we have a lovely sign inside Regina that proclaims our dominance not only in football but also Mathematics.

7-1 vs 1-7 you do the math!

I’ll try to keep you posted on any more updates to the rivalry.  I am borrowing and stealing computer time from who’ll ever let me in their door since our flood last weekend.

 

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Grey Cup Sunday!

Today marks the playing of the 98th Grey Cup game marking almost 100 years of organized football in Canada.  Also lovingly known as the national drunk, it’s a day for the people to celebrate in a uniquely Canadian way.

A Proud Bomber Fan Celebrating a Canadian Tradition

As a country we know that we are barrelling headlong into yet another long bone grippingly cold winter.  Yet all across the country people will be shovelling off their lawns pulling out the second hand chesterfields out of the garage and setting up the big screen TV’s to watch the big game alfresco.

Celebrating a Touchdown Canadian Style

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Looks Like I am Part of a Nation.

The word nation conjures up many different ideas and emotions depending on the context you use it in.  For example I am a Canadian, Canada is the nation in which I live.  Canadians by in large tend to be pretty ambivalent about nationhood, we are proud but not so much that we feel the need to constantly thump our chests and yell it to whom ever is listening.

There are other more closely held affiliations that consider themselves nations, take for example the Aryan Nation, or the Nation of Islam.  Both of these groups consider themselves nations based on an ideology.  I can proudly say that I am not a member of either of those nations.  Much too demanding and pigeonholed in their world view for my liking.

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