Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for September 2, 2013 GAMEDAY EDITION LOOKING FORWARD TO RENEWING OLD RIVALRIES Rivalry games always bring the best out of teams and fans alike, creating memories and storylines that sometimes become the stuff of legend. This Labour Day Monday will mark another chapter in one of the top rivalries in the CFL between the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos. Tim St. Pierre, fullback for the Stamps — and former linebacker for the neighbours to the north — has experienced his fair share of the classic on both sides. http://stampeders.com/article/looking-forward-to-renewing-old-rivalries Esks focus on stopping Cornish Stopping Jon Cornish is the Esks’ top priority. It’s a goal they failed miserably at in 2012 as the Stamps running back torched the Esks defence for 505 yards in four games. Esks coach Kavis Reed called Cornish “a tremendous concern.” Reed said the Esks need to wrap up Cornish before he gets a head of steam. http://blogs.canoe.ca/theoutwriters/sports/esks-focus-on-stopping-cornish/ Stamps pledge to not look past the 1-7 Eskimos Don’t go telling Jon Cornish the Labour Day Classic lacks a little something this year given the abysmal record of the 1-7 Edmonton Eskimos. “I don’t think that changes anything,” the Calgary Stampeders tailback says with a snarl. “I don’t think it would be advantageous for us to underestimate them in any way. They have a great team, and their record isn’t really a testament to how good they are.” http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2013/09/01/stamps-pledge-to-not-look-past-the-1-7-eskimos/ ESKS SEEK END TO LENGTHY SLIDE IN CLASH WITH STAMPS ON TSN Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - The Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders get familiar with each other as they play the first of two games, in a span of just four days, this afternoon at McMahon Stadium. Watch the Labour Day game unfold live on TSN and TSN Mobile TV, beginning with the pre-game show at 4:30pm et/1:30pm pt. http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=431000 Labour Day intensity still fuels Alberta rivalry Randy Chevrier has been on both sides of Labour Day hostilities between the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos. He was an Eskimo for an on-field fracas in 2003. It started with Edmonton quarterback Ricky Ray getting pushed out of bounds and ended with teammate Ed Hervey - now the Esks general manager - swinging his helmet at Davis Sanchez and hitting an official instead. http://www.cfl.ca/article/labour-day-intensity-still-fuels-alberta-rivalry Stamps vs. Stampeders secondary in Labour Day Classic Keon Raymond makes a living in coverage. But if he ever decides to take a public relations job, he’s got a head start on writing bios. Ask the Calgary Stampeders cover linebacker about Fred Stamps, and Raymond has a pretty good idea of what the veteran Edmonton Eskimos slotback is all about heading into Monday’s Labour Day Classic at McMahon Stadium (3 p.m., TSN/New Talk 770). http://www.calgarysun.com/2013/09/01/stamps-vs-stampeders-secondary-in-labour-day-classic Calgary Stampeders Hughes embracing challenge to haul down ‘toughest QB’ Reilly Charleston Hughes called Mike Reilly the toughest quarterback in the league. The Edmonton Eskimos pivot says he’ll take the compliment with a grain of salt. “I’m sure he’ll test that,” Reilly said with a smile. “Hughes is the one guy who will definitely test whether or not you want to keep getting up off the ground.” Just ask Ricky Ray. http://www.calgarysun.com/2013/09/0...ing-challenge-to-haul-down-toughest-qb-reilly Calgary Stampeders' Kevin Glenn holds CFL Labour Day record Kevin Glenn is in a Labour Day league of his own. He’s the only quarterback in CFL history to start and win a game in each of the three traditional Labour Day Classics. He led the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a 17-4 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2004. He helped the Hamilton Tiger-Cats beat the Toronto Argonauts in ’09 and ’10 by respective scores of 34-15 and 28-13. http://www.calgarysun.com/2013/09/01/calgary-stampeders-kevin-glenn-holds-cfl-labour-day-record Former Dinos Parker, Coehoorn enjoying CFL success in different ways It’s an age-old question. Personal accolades or team success? Some will admit their preference. Some won’t. Calgary Stampeders slotback Anthony Parker wouldn’t trade what he’s got right now for the world. The only numbers that matter to the 23-year-old, at this point, is 6 — as in wins — and 2 — as in losses. http://www.calgarysun.com/2013/09/0...ehoorn-enjoying-cfl-success-in-different-ways Safety MacDougall gets call for Stampeders The wait was far too long for Keenan MacDougall. When the sophomore free safety went down with a foot injury during training camp, it was supposed to be an ailment of the day-to-day variety. More than 10 weeks later, the Saskatchewan Huskies product is finally ready to make his CFL season debut. http://www.calgarysun.com/2013/09/02/safety-macdougall-gets-call-for-stampeders In Johnson the Calgary Stampeders trust Micah Johnson was supposed to be on a nine-week vacation. The defensive tackle tore an oblique muscle in Week 2 in Regina. The Calgary Stampeders put him on the nine-game injured list, meaning he was eligible to activated Sept. 21 against the Toronto Argonauts. But Stamps GM/head coach John Hufnagel used his one first-half exemption to bring Johnson back early. http://www.calgarysun.com/2013/09/02/in-johnson-the-calgary-stampeders-trust Don't know where the Herald has been lately - the Labour Day Classic and they have zero coverage on it.