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A couple of days ago, Premier Brad Wall announced the province will be kicking in some major moola for a new stadium for our football team. Rider Pride is a big thing in Saskatchewan. Where else do fans paint themselves green and wear watermelons on their heads?
Nonetheless, for the past two days we've had nonstop whining and bitching about public funds being used for a professional sports facility, rather than going to basket case welfare recipients.
Normally, I would agree with the whiners, at least about the use of public funds for the benefit of a professional sports team, but not this time. The proposed facility will be used for all sorts of other purposes and should be a good thing for Saskatchewan as a whole. The old stadium was ancient and crumbling. Now, if they can just get into the Grey Cup and not do something stupid in the dying minutes of the game:
Next up? An NHL team for Saskatoon. After all, Saskatchewan has contributed enough hockey players to the game of hockey:
NHL Players Born in Saskatchewan, Canada
All that pond hockey and our cold winters (and road apples) payed off. (I almost wrote played off.)
"If you're a Howe fan,
You've got the very best!"
Hell, if it wasn't for boys from Saskatchewan and Quebec there would be no NHL!
Gordie Howe, for those of you who don't know, grew up in a little town just south of Saskatoon.