Saskatchewan Roughriders

Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Saskatchewan Roughriders Prep for Labour Day Classic

Lisa BoychukSenior Analyst IAugust 15, 2008

The Labour Day Classic between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Saskatchewan Roughriders is coming up soon.  It will take place at 1:00 PM on Sunday, Aug. 31 (in Regina, of course).

Trying to prepare for such an event is becoming difficult to do.  It is like this is the game of all games.

I honestly have no idea what to expect for the most part.  There are so many questions that I just don't have the answers to, so I hope some of you do.

I assume the rivalry between the fans will be most insane.  I remember driving through Regina the day of last year's matchup and seeing Bombers fans swearing and booing out the windows of the hotels.

But what about the energy? Should I be ready for a tiring afternoon?

Should I take as many pictures as humanly possible in case this kind of game is as rare as people make it sound?

Do I have the right to feel blessed even to be on the premises for the game?  What about bragging rights?

Is this something that all Roughriders fans feel the first time they attend the Labour Day Classic?

I may only be working at the game. I may only be able to watch part of the action. But I am pumped...and so unprepared.

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