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Riderville Roundup – March 31

Published: Sunday, Mar 31st 2024, 7:03pm

By Alex Dormuth (@RealAlexD)


Tomorrow, we welcome April and CFL Draft Month! We are inching closer and closer Training Camp and the beginning of the CFL season! Add in the fact it’s supposed to be up around +20 this week… it’s a pretty great time of year! Here’s what happened this week in Rider Nation in this week’s Riderville Roundup:


First, happy belated 60th (!) birthday to someone I consider a friend, fellow Denver Broncos fan, Rob Vanstone! The Riders Senior Journalist and Team Historian keeps pushing out great content on Riderville.com each and every day and it’s a treat to have him a part of the organization I love. Hope you had a great birthday, Rob!


Only one signing this past week for our green and white as yet another defensive back was brought in. DaMarcus Fields joins the Riders and will join quite the competition in Training Camp for a spot on the roster. DB is going to be a great battle in camp and that’s one group that I’ll be paying more attention to than any other when the team hits the field.


We did have a retirement this past week as the Riders’ Chief Brand Officer Anthony Partipilo stepped away after 6 years with the team. He came over from the Blue Jays and while the brand has taken a downturn over the last few years, they’ve done some great things over the last year or two to get back to where they once were. Now if we could just get a winning team on the field…


We were expecting a league vote on potential rule changes this week, but nothing has been reported. The big talker was kickoff returns and if the CFL will adopt the new NFL style (old XFL style) kickoff rules. Roughriders star kick returner Mario Alford joined Stephen and I for an interview and shared his thoughts on rule changes. We also talked about the art of kick returning, which teammates would be the best and worst help on the farm with him and more!



Check out episode 263 of The Piffles Podcast featuring Mario Alford! Download the show now wherever you get your podcasts or you can watch the show on YouTube or SaskTel MaxTV on Demand!


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