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Roughriders Set Record with Unbelievable 6-0

Lisa BoychukSenior Analyst IAugust 4, 2008

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are continuing to set CFL records. They are currently undefeated this season, and the only team still remaining so.

This 6-0 record is a new one.  It is a feat that hasn't been accomplished in the modern CFL, with the last occurrence being more than 90 years ago.

It could be the next best thing to being the Grey Cup Champions for the team, the city of Regina, and the province of Saskatchewan (and let's not forget the CFL).

Quoting the TSN commentators from the game against the Stampeders, it was called "Calgary, Saskatchewan."  The crowd was filled with green and cheered so loudly it sounded like a Riders home game.

Calgary will be looking for revenge on Thursday, Aug. 7 in Regina, but I expect the crowd to be a big factor—bigger than ever.

I think the Roughriders define the word "depth" in a sport.  Most of their first-string stars are injured, and some are out for the remainder of the season. This creates an incredible opportunity for the up-and-comers to actually play.

Currently the injury list (of severe injuries, anyway) stands at 12 players.  Most teams don't even reach this total at year's end.

But it hasn't stopped Saskatchewan.  Whoever is called up to fill in does their duty even with zero prior experience.

These Roughriders are like the Energizer Bunny—they keep going, and going, and going...

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