If you work in a big enough office, there's likely a Saskatchewan Roughriders fan in the workplace. That means by quitting time today, you very well might know all there is to know about Drew Tate.
Riders fans are a bit different. Most people who follow the CFL could rhyme off a handful of their favourite team's players, give or take how many work as part-time school teachers in town during the winter.. Riders fans, though, always have an encyclopedic knowledge of the entire organizational depth chart, right down the ball boys and cheerleaders.
Call it passion, the end result of being cooped up indoors during a long winter, or a defence mechanism against being razzed over having the coach and the quarterback from a Grey Cup-winning team in the space of a few months, but Rider fans make it their business to know this stuff cold. They're probably already whispering, "keep an eye on that Tate." (He's even got a sweet Hail Mary on his resume.) The former Iowa Hawkeyes star has yet to throw a CFL pass, but that only means no one has any proof that he's not destined to dominate the league for years to come -- but not come close to making them forget Ronnie Lancaster.
Oh, serious analysis, the Argos with Kerry Joseph probably still don't win the East, but at least they score a few more points.
Joseph traded to Argos (Allan Maki and Matthew Sekeres, globesports.com)
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