24 seconds with Angus Reid

BOB MACKIN, 24 HOURS VANCOUVER

, Last Updated: 10:48 AM ET

It all begins with Richmond-born Lions' centre Angus Reid, who is in his eighth season with B.C.

24 hours: Talk about playing the first playoff game in Saskatchewan.

#64 Angus Reid: "It's not how we'd draw it up at the beginning of the season, but it is what we have to do. We've done it before, we've gone to Saskatchewan and beaten them in a tough place to win. It's going to be a long road for us to get to the Grey Cup. We can't always have it easy. We did this to ourselves this year."

24: How will the cold affect the game?

#64: "Some guys really dread the cold. To me it's no big deal. It is what it is. You better get ready for it. Toughen up, it's playoff football."

24: Taylor Field won't be very welcoming.

#64: "I don't expect them to be much friendlier. It's playoff atmosphere, they love their team, good for them. They support them to the end. We're a hated team coming in. We've renewed this rivalry we have against them, it happens to be on their turf this time. We better come with our hardhats, literally and metaphorically."

24: Do you change your routine at all in the playoffs?

#64: "I try not to. You don't want to make it something it isn't. In the end it's still a football game, the game is still 60 minutes, the plays are still the plays, tackling is still tackling, throwing is still throwing."

24: You traditionally make playoff T-shirts for your teammates. What's this year's theme?

#64: "This year we're saying let's just go win the game, we're not going to come up with any cheeky slogans or any fun ideas this year. It's work time this year."


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