TORONTO -- TSN's Engraved on a Nation airs eight unique documentaries that bring you some of the great stories - some renowned and others less told - in Canadian Football history, capturing what makes our game so unique. Following each episode, CFL.ca brings you the best of your comments from around the web in our Armchair Film Critic.
The 13th Man
The first documentary, titled "The 13th Man," followed Sunday's Argos-Riders game at the Rogers Centre, telling the story of a province's love affair with the Saskatchewan Roughriders against the backdrop of a heartbreaking loss in the 97th Grey Cup.
While the film expressed the meaning of true Rider Pride, it also recaptured a Grey Cup moment that will forever live, at least for Riders fans, in football infamy.
Here are some of your reactions on The 13th Man:
@tgelsinger Watched @cflontsn 13th man documentary.They did a great job but it was like having your heart ripped out all over again #cfl #riders
@Steiners_Stall Feeling sick after watching The 13th Man. That next @sskroughriders Grey Cup will feel that much better because of it though!
@rdrprider 13th man was painful to watch. Reopens old wounds. Reminds me how connected we are to the team. Only cure is a Grey Cup win. Go get it!
@_KMachin @SLangeneggerCBC Just finished 13th Man & loved it. Had to ffwd through talk of the game, though :-/ Not ready yet. The Nuns were priceless. Related Links
@jadynagnew the 13th man documentary... #chilling #loudandpride #ridernation
@KCherewyk Only crappy part is the good feeling from the win turning to depression re-living the 13th man again. Thanks a lot @CFLonTSN #needanothercup
@KaySask @CFL @jamienye No one in my home liked the '13th Man' not at all!! If you don't know why, you don't understand the fans at all! Good grief!
@Cotter17 Kinda disappointed in the 13th man documentary. Thought it was gonna be more about the cross canada rider following rather 09 grey cup.
@ironangel82 @PaulMcCallum4 you are a classy guy. The words you said on the 13th man were pure class.I am a lions fan but I always liked you in green too
@j_swarbrick What did everyone think of the 13th man? Man that was hard to watch at times, tough memories! Side note: excellent job @jamienye
@jaydubs75 I hope I can make it through the 13th man show.... #riders #kleenexbox
@PaulLaPolice Although, very difficult to watch The 13th man was well done and with great stories about the people of Sask. Well done CFL
@SherPkSeana @sskroughriders loved it. I married into #RiderNation. Got emotional watching players express what the 13th man means to the team. #GoRiders
@Hab_Fan56 Thought @paulmccallum4 described the 2009 GC perfectly in 13th Man doc. "You won, but you lost!" Still doesn't make it better. #TSN, #CFL
@bdog058 @CFLKate 13th man was well executed, it told a lot about how sk as a province and team and what has happened here over the years.
@BIGMURPH56 Debating whether or not I should check the Rider documentary 13th man... It's kinda like the movie the Titanic ... I know how it's gonna end
@mbekker15 *spongebob voice* I'll have you know I watched the 13th man and only cried for 20 minutes after
@Nazarpow @sammaciag wish it was more about the true 13th man for the Riders, the fans, rather than the 13th man that made the difference in ONE game
@TroyWestwood "The 13th Man" documentary on TSN was outstanding.
@_rharv The 13th Man is on tv right now and it is my Saskatchewanian duty to watch it and get emotional #RiderPride #CFL #SaskyLove
@BitterGainer All my interview clips for "The 13th Man" ended up on the cutting room floor. Probably because they would've had to bleep it all. #Bitter
@thejasonaustin Best quote from "13th man" show... "The sun did rise the next morning" #tsnengravedonanation
@BiggMush Watching The 13th Man on TSN, wondering how I would EVER deal with it if that ever happened to the #Ticats
@polarbearpatti @TSN Good documentary on SK 13th Man but.... dwelled too much on the game. 13th Man was alive and well long before then.
@pensezvous disappointed in #engravedonanation Missed too many key pieces to the real 13th man phenomenon. #bleedinggreen #riders #tsn
@antach If God wears a rider shirt God wouldn't have let the 13th man debacle happen. I'm calling you out sister!
@wcooke1 I can't decide if this 13th man documentary is making fun of Saskatchewan fans or just revealing our true nature.
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