UPDATE: Calgary mayor uses Grey Cup to troll Riders, gets owned

Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi turned a simple Tweet in support of the Stamps into an expert-level troll of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

It started with this…

But quickly escalated to this…

Which would have been fine. But then Nenshi doubled down with this beauty…

For those not familiar of the migration patterns of Western Canada, there are a lot of people from Saskatchewan who live and work in Calgary.

We look forward to the response from noted Rider fan @PremierBradWall.

UPDATE: Or Nenshi could just keep going, that’s cool too.


Premier Brad Wall gets the last word because, well, sometimes chirping comes back to bite you in the ass…

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33 Comments on UPDATE: Calgary mayor uses Grey Cup to troll Riders, gets owned

  1. Dustinjunk // November 26, 2017 at 7:42 pm //

    All politics trying to impress the people of Calgary. He’s already totally disrespected the Flames and their owners. He wouldn’t know the difference between a football and a hockey stick.

  2. Lancaster/Reed // November 26, 2017 at 7:46 pm //

    Its interesting that so soon after winning his second term, that he announces he wont be running for a third term.

    • Friendly fact checker here. Nenshi was reelected to his third term last month, and I’m unaware of him saying that he won’t run again.

      And to comment on the above post, the Flames tried to pull a dirty trick and use scare tactics to get Nenshi defeated, which only caused a big spike in the voter turnout and another comfortable victory for Nenshi. I generally like the Flames ownership and was surprised by this shady and tone deaf tactic. I think Ken King is going to have to take the fall for this in order for the Flames to regain their good name. The city hasn’t been completely blameless in this either, I should add. I think their position on the west village location was strange and wrong as far as I can tell, but there are clearly some things going on behind the scenes, which makes it hard to sort it all out. Any good will the team had they squandered with the stunt they pulled in the civic election, however, so they are the bad guys right now.

      • Ummm I’m pretty sure the owners of the flames also own the stumps… Am I wrong in assuming this

        • I’m not sure what your point is, but yes. And that ownership group includes a couple of born and raised Saskatchewanians, Murray Edwards and Byron Seaman.

          • Well dumb ass in your post you said the flames owners tried pulling a dirty trick on Nenshi… Flames/Stumps same owner…. See where I’m going with this

        • Jade Duckett // November 27, 2017 at 2:58 am //

          You are not wrong, hence the joint bids

      • Lancaster/Reed // November 27, 2017 at 7:50 am //

        Your missing the point. If there are that many ex sask residents in calgary, trolling that many calgary resident rider fans, well, he shouldnt expect to get their vote next time.

        • As an ex-Saskatchewan resident (born and raised), I would hope that very few ex-Saskatchewan Calgarians are so stupid and without a reasonable sense of perspective as to choose who they vote for in municipal elections based on some cheeky sports-related tweets…

        • mowbz is right. Nenshi is just being cheeky. He’s not serious. Calgarians are actually remarkably tolerant of us Saskatchewanians, but they kind of have to be. You can’t swing a cat in this city without hitting two or three ex-Saskies. WE’RE EVERYWHERE! And we’re almost all loyal Rider fans to the end. It wouldn’t surprise me if Murray Edwards wears a Rider jersey under his Stamps jersey when the two teams play. 😉

  3. Canadas Team // November 26, 2017 at 7:49 pm //

    What I find interesting is that the game is between the Argos and the Stamps, yet here he is concerned about the Riders.

    More proof on who is the engine that drives this league.

    0S…love the trash talk. It’s just weird. Why not trash the Argos.

    • sad horsie // November 27, 2017 at 3:45 am //

      more proof on the visceral response rider fan provoke out of other fans…. Canada’s team claim “little big man complex” claim

    • Isn’t it typical for calgarians to turn ANYTHING into a conversation about either the riders or how great they, themselves are (despite choking every chance they get)?

    • riderontheisland // November 27, 2017 at 11:26 am //

      ya his trash talk is awkward…like a joke that isn’t funny, but I guess the joke here is BLM and the Stumps. Man those jackasses have it coming.

  4. I love it how consumed everyone is with the Riders. Awesome!

  5. Just think Nenshi. After the Flames leave because they haven’t a new rink, You can try to renovate old McMahon.

  6. More importantly…Does this mean Horsie has been uncovered?

  7. And how many chokes LOLOLOLOL

  8. If he loves his chokers so much how come he doesnt care if they play out of an utter disgusting pigsty of a stadium.

  9. Colour me green // November 26, 2017 at 11:09 pm //

    Where is that Stamp “fan”!!! Very quiet. His team choked like we all knew they would. And the mayor I think thought the Riders where in the Grey Cup and not the Argos.
    This was one of my favourite grey cups, and I missed most of it just caught last 3 minutes.
    So much for that stamp troll. LOL.

  10. justforkicks // November 27, 2017 at 12:45 am //

    Sad when politicians have to get involved in sports like that. First the mayor in the Peg, then Notley and now this. Hard to respect them. Remember he who laughs last . . .

  11. lol. Brad Wall FTW!

  12. There’s only one good thing about Calgary… it’s in Alberta! Unless your talking about their expensive art work! LMAO

  13. I hear a choking sound!

  14. Choke-Levi Mitchell // November 27, 2017 at 10:34 am //

    This man is an idiot.

  15. Choke-Levi Mitchell // November 27, 2017 at 11:09 am //

    Where are all the Stamps fans today??? sure did alot of talking leading up to the game…

  16. Someone posted on here that Calgary is New England North…..the better NFL analog is obviously Buffalo.

    • theonlydispassionateriderfan // November 27, 2017 at 5:28 pm //

      Buffalo lost 4 in a row, not just back to back. Calgary has 7 titles, Bills have 0. Stamps are 7-9 in Grey Cup games, Pats are 5-4. Technically, the closest analogy is the Stamps are the Broncos North (3-5 in SB games)

    • theonlydispassionateriderfan // November 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm //

      The Riders lost 5 straight GC title games, only team to do so. They would be the closest to the Bills.

  17. The Stampeder horse was born in Saskatchewan for goodness sake..

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