Roughriders bring loads of experience to Grey Cup

Roughriders' Dwight Anderson celebrates the win against the Stampeders in the Western Final in...

Roughriders' Dwight Anderson celebrates the win against the Stampeders in the Western Final in Calgary on Sunday. (Stuart Dryden/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:41 PM ET

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Dwight Anderson is the voice of reason?

Believe it or not, the trash-talking, swash-buckling Roughriders defensive back says he is going to make sure all the Grey Cup newbies on his team take it easy this week as the province of Saskatchewan parties around them.

Anderson is 1-for-1 when it comes to trips to the Grey Cup. He was playing for the Calgary Stampeders in 2008 when they went to the big game in Montreal and beat the Alouettes at Olympic Stadium.

“I remember in ’08 when we went. It was fun,” Anderson said with a smile. “That’s what I’m going to try to preach to these guys about how the week’s going to be. It’s going to be a busy week, but we just gotta stay in tune.”

The Roughriders have opened up as six-point favourites for Sunday’s Grey Cup tilt against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and perhaps one of the reasons why is the rather large experience advantage the Green and White have over the Tabbies.


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