Who are you rooting for in the Labour Day Classic?

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It’s that time of year again folks: Labour Day Weekend is finally upon us. And while for some it means the unofficial end of summer, and for others it means the first week of school, for CFL fans it means a weekend of brilliant rivalries.

For more than 60 years Canadian Football fans have spent Labour Day Weekends watching their favorite team square off against their most-hated opposition. That means more than 60 years of TiCats vs. Argos, Blue Bombers vs. Rough Riders, and Eskimos vs. Stampeders.

The first of four games was played last night, and was the only Labour Day Classic game that didn’t feature any sort of actual rivalry. The BC Lions upset the Montreal Alouettes, taking them down 38-17. It was a great game to watch, but the happenstance pairing just seemed to miss the spirit of the weekend.

Here’s the remaining schedule, with times to reflect the Eastern Time start of the TSN broadcast;

  • Winnipeg at Saskatchewan – Sept 5, 2pm
  • Toronto at Hamilton – Sept 6, 2pm
  • Edmonton at Calgary – Sept 6, 5:30pm

Which games will you be watching, and who will you be rooting for?

(PHOTO NOTE: While the two teams pictured aren’t Labour Day rivals, I simply couldn’t imagine a better picture to capture the nail-biting excitement of Canadian football.)

22 responses to “Who are you rooting for in the Labour Day Classic?”

  1. Joe says:

    I think the TiCats are due for some good news right now, even though I am a native Torontonian.

  2. frustrated says:

    Edmonton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  3. 23edge says:

    Canadian football? ewww….

  4. turtle-doves says:

    Go Stamps GO!!!

  5. JSAM's Mom says:

    Edmonton! Go Tim St. Pierre! 🙂

  6. bottoromonez says:

    23edge yes you are on a Canadian website so it would be Canadian football not American or real football the one that actually uses feet.

  7. Natalie says:

    The Saskatchewan Roughriders will trounce the Winnipeg Bluebombers, as they have in the last five Labour Day classics!

  8. Trinity991 says:

    I’m with Natalie! Go Riders!

  9. Lisa says:

    Saskatchewan Roughriders!! Go Riders Go!!!

  10. Tara says:

    Esks!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope to be there!!!!!!!! 🙂

  11. dawn says:

    GO RIDERS GO Saskatchewan all the way !!!

  12. Darryl says:

    Go Bombers! Blue and Gold all the way!!

  13. harleydonison says:

    Are there any better football fans than the Rider Nation?!?! GO RIDERS GO!!!!!!!!

  14. stampsfan says:

    go stamps go!

  15. Oskiweewee says:

    Ticats for sure vs Argos.

    For the other games, I cheer for the underdog. Go Bombers, the Riders need to be taken down a notch.

  16. ryanmike says:

    Well, I am cheering for the TiCats all the way. Especially on September 11th when they play Montreal at Ivor Wynn because my son will be playing an exhibition game afterwards!!!!

  17. Patty says:

    GO HABS GO!!!!! Oh, not yet. O.k.

  18. philanab says:

    I’ll be at the Ticats vs. Argos game. Arrrrgoooos!

  19. Mike says:

    Riders Rule!

  20. Mike says:

    Stamps Drool!

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