Redblacks post-season fan focus group

Our man Nevill Carney – he of the Redblacks theme song, several Redblacks jersey concepts and a loyal Defend the R reader – was fortunate enough to attend an Ottawa Redblacks focus group shortly after the 2014 season. (FYI, Gord Holder wrote a bit about the session here.) Nevill was kind enough to share his … Continue reading Redblacks post-season fan focus group

Ranking the CFL’s Signature Looks

By: Santino Filoso Sig·na·ture (ˈsignəCHər,-ˌCHo͝or/) noun a person’s name written in a distinctive way as a form of identification The CFL in conjunction with Reebok recently released a brand new line of 3rd jerseys. This new “Signature Look” line has been mainly met with scorn and criticism even though they’re not all bad. In fact, we here … Continue reading Ranking the CFL’s Signature Looks

Redblacks Lose Battle of the 417

By: Santino Filoso On Friday night the Redblacks headed to Montreal to avoid becoming the worst team in the CFL in a battle of two 1-7 clubs. Unfortunately, despite it once again being a one score game in the 4th quarter, the Redblacks comedy of errors caught up to them and cost them a win, dropping … Continue reading Redblacks Lose Battle of the 417

REDPLAIDS vs Stamps; Different Jersey, Same Result

By: Santino Filoso On a beautiful Sunday afternoon and wearing two thirds of their new CFL Signature Look uniforms, the Redblacks welcomed the Calgary Stampeders to TD Place for their only matinée game of the season. Despite battling hard all game the Redblacks ultimately lost, dropping their record to 1-7 on the year. Pre-Game: – Continuing to prove that Ottawa … Continue reading REDPLAIDS vs Stamps; Different Jersey, Same Result

#TBT: Interview with Jerome Haywood

By: Santino Filoso For today’s Throwback Thursday interview we sit down with former Ottawa Renegade defensive lineman Jerome Haywood. A stalwart at San Diego state, Haywood started 46 consecutive games before being signed by the Renegades in 2002 as an undrafted free agent. During his time in Ottawa Haywood was a ferocious run stuffer at nose tackle … Continue reading #TBT: Interview with Jerome Haywood

Ottawa Paints Montreal Redblack

By: Santino Filoso On Friday night the Redblacks closed out their pre-season and made the short trip over to Montreal to resume a rivalry that had been on hold for 3156 days. 72 players had one last chance to impress coaches and beat out the competition in hopes of surviving the final round of training camp cuts … Continue reading Ottawa Paints Montreal Redblack

#TBT: An Interview with Ken Evraire

By: Santino Filoso In this week´s Throwback Thursday Interview, we sit down with Ken Evraire, a former SB (slotback) for the Ottawa Rough Riders. A star receiver with the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, Ken was drafted by Saskatchewan in the 1988 draft, but traded to Ottawa before the season started. After 9 seasons in the CFL with … Continue reading #TBT: An Interview with Ken Evraire

Redblacks unveil jersey… numbers ;)

As if the excitement of their first official team activity wasn’t enough, the Ottawa Redblacks also gave fans a peek at what to expect from the team’s uniforms at their inaugural mini-camp this past week in Richmond, VA. Here are a couple of photos that provide a good look (courtesy of the Ottawa Redblacks and … Continue reading Redblacks unveil jersey… numbers 😉

Things we learned at Redblacks mini-camp

By: Santino Filoso The Redblacks took an important step in their development this week as the team came together for mini-camp in Richmond, VA. The historic gathering gave coaches and management their first look at their players on the field (albeit without any equipment, due to league rules) and allowed the team to begin developing some … Continue reading Things we learned at Redblacks mini-camp

Hunt hints at possible Redblacks 3rd jersey in year one

A small piece of Redblacks news that may have slipped past most of us, what with the excitement around the sale of home opener ticket packs to the public and the “controversy” around the naming of the Redblacks mascot Big Joe Mufferaw, was OSEG President Jeff Hunt dropping a hint (or pretty much confirming?) a … Continue reading Hunt hints at possible Redblacks 3rd jersey in year one