5 Reason Why You Should Support Our U of R Cougars

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1. We support local in Regina. As a rule we (Regina folk) like to support local businesses and organizations in Regina. If you disagree you can go pound salt. It’s always more fulfilling to dine at a local restaurant (Rock Creek, Freehouse, Enso) or local clothing store (Coda Clothing & Shoes, Venice Tailors, Colin O’Brien’s), so why not also support your local sports teams?

2. We’ve picked up a down-and-out team before. We started going to Rider games because it became the cool thing to do to support them. They weren’t good at all back then. We never went for the football; we went for the party. They were anything but a winning team when Mosaic Stadium was dubbed the loudest place to play in the CFL. Together with your help we can make Cougar games a wild crazy party too. Maybe not by wearing watermelons, but we can make something up. Cheese heads? Cougar masks? Horse head mask? (Kidding). God forbid we paint our chests and faces and turn the gym into an NCAA football playoff game.

3. It’ll make them better. It’s difficult to compete in the league being a small University. Attracting some of the top players coming out of high school has to be incredibly difficult when competing with Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon. If the Cougars had a huge fan base it’d be much more attractive to potential athletes to come play at the U of R.

4. Heckling actually works. I used to be a very loyal fan of the Regina Redsox, going to almost every home game (and some playoff games abroad). I can’t claim flat out that heckling the other team wins games but it sure doesn’t hurt. Other teams in the CIS should despise playing at the University of Regina because of the huge crowd they get. With your help we can make this happen.

5. You can’t find better basketball this side of the North Saskatchewan river. Last time I checked we’re smack dab in the middle of the prairies. Miles upon miles away from any professional basketball team. Unless you’re planning a trip to see the Seattle Super Sonics sometime soon you’re not going to experience amazing basketball in person.

If you DO feel inclined to support our dear dear athletes we’re hosting an Alumni Tailgate party sponsored by Coda Clothing & Shoes at the Owl this Friday starting at 5:00. Check out the event on Facebook for more details or ask in the comments below!

UofR Alumni Coda Tailgate party

4 replies
  1. DaveR
    DaveR says:

    I remember your days as a “loyal fan of the Regina Redsox”. After meeting you professionally, it took me a while to figure out how I recognized you before I finally reached my epiphany. He’s The Heckler! That was more entertaining than the baseball some nights. Oh, and the Seattle Supersonics aren’t a thing anymore. But, maybe you knew that and I just missed the joke.

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    • jephmaystruck
      jephmaystruck says:

      @DaveR: Haha! Thanks for the kind words Dave, those games were SO fun back in the day. And someone informed me that the Seattle Supersonics aren’t a thing at all anymore. I thought I’d try to be funny and use them. Really backfired on me. HA!

      Thanks for reading!
      Jeph

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  2. Lindsey Isaak
    Lindsey Isaak says:

    It’s a million times more fun to play in front of fans than empty seats. Take it from someone who played almost exclusively in front of empty seats.

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    • jephmaystruck
      jephmaystruck says:

      @Lindsey Isaak: Well obviously we should started tailgate parties a long time ago. But as they say, “the best time to start a legacy was 10 years ago, the second best time is now.” I think we should all take ownership in make athletics awesome, because if we don’t no one will.

      Hope to see you Friday my friend.

      Jeph

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