Sunday, 24 November 2013

It's Grey Cup Sunday!


This year Regina is the host city of the Canadian Football League's championship game! In its frosty outdoor stadium, the home-town team of Saskatchewan Roughriders (Western Champions) will fight the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Eastern Champions) for the 2013 Grey Cup.

Being a good prairie girl, I'm cheering for the Riders of course. And Regina wants the Cup baaaaaad, if only to redeem itself for the "13th man" fiasco from its notorious 2009 Grey Cup loss.

It's well known that Rider fans are the most loyal and fanatical fans in the entire CFL. There will be lots of green Rider gear in the stands today. And despite the wintery conditions, I'm sure we'll see more than a few "melonheads" in the crowd. Regina grocery stores will have imported every watermelon they could beg, borrow or steal for the occasion.

Fans can carve the basic football helmet model for themselves --


Or they can fancy it up with some accessories --


Or just go crazy and do their own thing. "This . . . is . . . SASKATCHEWAN!"


It's good, clean fun for the whole family!


23 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

and everyone thinks torontos mayor is crazy! hehe!

heartinhand said...

Hubby is an Eskie fan here so I haven't had to endure football for awhile...yay! Plus, he's away at work so no sports! Woohoo!

Francie M said...

Oskie Wee Wee
Oskie Waa Waa

Holy Mackinaw Tigers ...
Eat 'em RAW!!

Go Hamilton Tiger Cats!

:)

Jim said...

We want a 'selfie' Debra while you are watching the game!!!

klahanie said...

Hey thanks for this! My human keeps telling his British friends about the Canadian Football League and the Grey Cup. He just gets puzzled looks.

They only seem to know of the slower, more boring game in that other country which I shall not name.

It's gonna' be some game in Regina in Grey Cup number 101!

Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

Tricky Nag said...

That poor dog. Things those animalsust sometimes endure.
Go Riders!!

Adam said...

I'd pass on a watermelon helmet

Ken said...

As a tried and true Eskimos fan, there is no way that I, in good concious, could ever cheer for Saskatchewan.

Go Tiger Cats! :)

Jeanne said...

Melon-heads still aren't as bad as Cheese-heads.....Or those silly horse-heads that Denver Bronco fans wear.

DEZMOND said...

where did they find watermelons in the middle of Autumn?

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Haha...love that helmet! Are you getting one for HRH?

mistress maddie said...

Opps. It's a sports game? I thought it had to do with gin drinking for some reason.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Looking at the pictures, that helmet is definitely made for dogs instead of humans ;-)

G. B. Miller said...

Watermelon, Debra?

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Given how shamelessly those men, and the collie, wore their helmets, the Riders are obligated to win.

Cheering them on from CA.
xoRobyn

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Although born and raised in The Peg, this girl has cheered for The Eskies since I can remember....however, this year I shall be cheering for The Riders....a wee bit fickle no? :)

Magic Love Crow said...

I have to admit, I am cheering for Saskatchewan, but I would like to see Hamilton win. I think looking at the t.v Saskatchewan is going to win!!

LL Cool Joe said...

I'm just thinking about what that watermelon would do to my hair! But even worse I couldn't wear a cap.

So this is football rather than soccer, which of course we call football. Although I just call it the thing that my partner seems addicted to.

Magaly Guerrero said...

"SASKATCHEWAN!" LOL

Miss Val's Creations said...

While I'm not familiar with this watermelon, football tradition it is a riot!!!

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Ha ha! Love the watermelon heads!

The Happy Whisk said...

Oh my gosh, the last photo is the BEST.

Is that your dog?

Joy Christi said...

Love the MELON COLLIE, get it?
Didn't make me sad at all.