Kevin Glenn set for Labour Day trifecta

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:01 PM ET

CALGARY - Kevin Glenn is looking forward to finishing off the trifecta.

The Stamps pivot has already played in two Labour Day Classics during his CFL career -- on both sides of the Saskatchewan Roughriders/Winnipeg Blue Bombers prairie feud, and with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats against the hated Toronto Argonuts.

So, while Monday will be the first time he wades into the Battle of Alberta, he's well aware of what he's getting himself into.

"I'm looking forward to it," Glenn said. "I know B.C. and Montreal have theirs.

"But this is the one that is as big as the Labour Day Classic in Regina or at Ivor Wynne (in Hamilton).

"I'm honoured to be playing in it. It's one of those things I can go back to when my career is done, with my children and grandchildren, and tell them I actually played in all three of them."

Receiver Chris Bauman's been through the September Showdown before as well, as a member of the Ticats.

"I'm used to it," Bauman said. "We had a pretty big rivalry in Hamilton with Toronto, too. I played in a number of those.

"It's just another game, but it's hyped up a lot more. There's going to be a lot more energy, but we'll be at home and we'll have our crowd.

"It's good to have the first one at home and then we'll have to go into Edmonton. I think our crowd will be a big help to us."

Bauman, who scored a touchdown in the 2008 game against the Boatmen -- and also hit the endzone against the Argos two weeks ago -- said there's more pressure on the home team to perform in the showcase games.

"You want to win in front of your fans," he said. "It's like that with every home game. People want to come out and see wins. They don't want to watch you lose.

"It'll be a packed house, so we have to give them a win."

Bauman didn't suit up for last year's Labour Day game when he was with the Eskimos.

But he said there isn't much difference between the eastern and western editions.

"Both (pairs of) teams hate each other," said Bauman, who will turn 28 two days after Labour Day.

"It's a big game for both rivalries. So, anything I've learned from those, I just brought it here."

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