The Saskatchewan Roughriders are one of the best things about the Canadian prairies. I mean, the organization has four Grey Cup wins, a legion of fans, and is also the only team in sport that shares a name with a DMX song - unless you count the Burlington X Gon' Give It To Ya's (not a real team, although it should be). The storied CFL franchise is over a century old, and has become embedded in the culture and identity of the province itself. The Canadian federal government must have recognized this fact, because earlier today, the team practiced in the nation's capital, on top of Ottawa's Parliament Hill.
Before the players took to the field, the team conducted a tour of the historic grounds. Roughriders wide receiver, Caleb Holley, walked us through the red chamber, took us up the Peace Tower, and even met Prime Minister Trudeau.
The Roughriders made their stop on the hill, following a victory of the Ottawa Red Blacks. While the team won't be participating in the postseason, they'll go head to head with the Toronto Argonauts this weekend. Check out the shenanigans via the squad's official Twitter account.