Roughriders CFL's new flagship team

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant celebrates with fans after defeating the Calgary...

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant celebrates with fans after defeating the Calgary Stampeders to win the CFL Western final in Calgary, November 17, 2013. (MIKE STURK/Reuters)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:29 PM ET

This does it. This clinches it.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are now -- undeniably, unquestionably and unequivocally -- the new flagship franchise of the Canadian Football League.

A miracle franchise through most of its history, which has included more tough times than not and with fewer Grey Cups (three) to celebrate than any other team, Saskatchewan has been tracking toward this for some time.

But this does it. This puts it over the top.


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