Legend returns

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 1:28 PM ET

REGINA -- When looking for Ron Lancaster at Taylor Field, it's best to search the endzone.

That's where the former Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback, famous for staging last-minute drives for scores, was holding court yesterday.

Lancaster is the headliner for the reunion today of the 1966 Roughies, the team's first Grey Cup champions. He toiled 16 seasons in Green and White, making five trips to the title game in 11 seasons yet coming away with just one ring.

"You never forget the one's you lost," lamented Lancaster, now the Hamilton Ticats senior v.p. of football operations. "You sit down sometimes when you're alone and think about the one's you won when you shouldn't have won, because you never, ever, forget the ones that got away from you.

"One of the sad things in life is people tend to remember the sad memories instead of the pleasant ones."

LINEBACKER LIMPING: Stampeders LB Walter Spencer, a free-agent acquisition from Saskatchewan, still isn't 100%. The non-import sprained his ankle in pre-season and finally played on special teams against Hamilton.

"I'm good this game," Spencer smiled. "Even if I'm not good, I'll be good. I get excited about all the games but any time you play your old team you have a little added incentive to go out and play good."


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