REGINA—The Saskatchewan Roughriders and their fans are always good for producing something wacky, whether it be Rambo commercials or watermelon bras. That's perhaps most true on the musical front, as there have been countless unusual Rider songs cranked out over the years, and those are all coming to the surface this week thanks to the Riders playing for the Grey Cup here in Regina. Here are some of the best ones on YouTube, with key lyrics and a breakdown of why each is important:
Uploaded: October 7, 2011
Views (as of 5 p.m. Eastern Thursday): 2,908
Importance: This synth-heavy rap is certainly an interesting twist, and although it starts with just "Go, go Roughriders," the lyrics get better. There's even Henry Burris bra picture mockery, which seems appropriate considering that he's starting against them Sunday. The references to the Riders' early history are great too.
Key lyrics: - "Say hello to the Rider Nation/Ain't no time for an explanation/It's a one-way ticket to our destination."(0:36)
-(On Dave Ridgway's '89 Grey Cup winning kick) "Rider Pride is a feeling that you can't describe, one minute left, needs to be just right, 35-yard line, straight though the uprights, Ridgway kicking, think I know what he's kicking tonight." (2:48)Read More »from With raps, anthems, trash-talking songs and more, the Roughriders win on the music front