that perfect hand…

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big… and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time… it's perfect. It's mine.

Rider Pride


I legitimately was confused, yet respectful, of Mark’s love for the Sakatchewan Roughriders… but in support of my brother in law, I sat loyally through the entire Grey Cup final today and by the end of it, I was excitedly yelling with the best of fans… I came by it innocently, wanting to watch the game just as BC-moral support for Mark’s favourite team (and Mark himself) but I’ve decided that it really doesn’t matter whether I understand it or not, football is the BEST sport to watch EVER. Oh yeah… AND THE RIDERS WON!!!!!!!!! For the first time in HOW long? I don’t know, I will have to ask Mark. Actually, way to go Mark, I really believe that your dedication to this team helped them through. I am not going to pretend to be hardcore because I am not, but that was unreal! I didn’t even answer the phone during it!! I guess it only makes sense to keep it in the family so I may be considered a convert or betraying BC but like Jes said “forget BC” and ultimately, forget the Lions… because today (and NOT only in the truest “only because they won the Grey Cup” form) I am now a Riders fan. Yeaa…

4 thoughts on “Rider Pride

  1. i love reading ur blogs.
    your so interesting and AWESOME! i want you to know i accept ur offer. i’ll be there in march maybe! odes that work? b/c seriously i have a ticket to vancouver.
    miss you kate and thank you for always making me feel special and loved.

  2. Kate,

    I am glad to hear that you have seen the light. I am surprised that you watched the whole game. I have to be honest in saying that I thought the first half of the game was one of the most boring half’s that I have ever watched (a real defensive battle between the two teams) but was really excited that the action picked up in the second half. I am pumped that the riders are Grey Cup Champs!!

    PS- The last time they won the cup was in 1989. That is an 18 year drought in an 8 team league. It was about time.

  3. Mark, it’s a new era. A brand new era. And when my alarm went off this morning, the guy on the radio made the same comment you did on the first half. Either way, THEY WON, I wish I could’ve been there to see your (and the rest of those fans’) face.


  4. Hey! Where’s the tree pics?!! And did you change your hair style? 🙂

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