Seeing green and gold

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:52 AM ET

The Edmonton Eskimos have already put in motion the latest edition of the mind games played in the CFL.

Quietly during the off-season, the Esks decided to paint the visiting locker-room with the very distinctive green and gold colours.

The majority of each locker is now green with the seat being a bright yellow.

"This is home," said Edmonton Eskimos head coach Danny Maciocia yesterday afternoon.

"We are in Edmonton and this is Commonwealth (Stadium) - everything should be in green and gold."

While Eskimos equipment manager Dwayne Mandrusiak didn't come out and say it, he is likely one of the people behind the move - which is bound to immediately get their attention and bother visiting players.

The Eskimos have also changed other parts of their bunker underneath the south end of Commonwealth Stadium.

The old post-game media interview room has been turned into the coaches' change room while another portion of that room has become Bill Macdermott's office for advance scouting.

The old coaches' change room is now a dressing room for Mandrusiak's staff.

Post-game interviews will now be done in one section of the Eskimos' large meeting room.

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