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Ottawa Rough Riders

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The Resume

    (1876- )
    Founded as Ottawa Football Club
    Renamed the 'Rough Riders' (1897-1924, 1927-1996)
    Known as the 'Senators' from 1925-26
    IRFU 1907-53; CFL 1954-1996
    Folded by CFL after 1996 season
    Nine Grey Cups (1925-26, 1940, 1951, 1960, 1968-69, 1973, 1976)
    Ten retired numbers: Ron Stewart's #11, Russ Jackson's #12, Whit Tucker's #26, Bruno Bitkowski's #40, Jim Coode's #60, Moe Racine's #62, Bobby Simpson's #70, Gerry Organ's #71, Tony Golab's #72 and Tony Gabriel's #77

Why they might be annoying:

    There is another similarly named CFL team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, still in existence today.
    Unlike other CFL teams that had some financial trouble, they did not overcome their troubles.
    Officially, their membership was terminated by the CFL, so technically they didn't fold; they were contracted.

Why they might not be annoying:

    They won a lot of titles for a team that is now defunct.
    Their demise ended the confusion between the 'Rough Riders' and the 'Roughriders.'
    They went 5-11 in 1981, but shocked the league by winning the East final and making it to the Grey Cup Game.
    In that game, they nearly knocked off the powerful Edmonton Eskimos, just losing 26-23.
    U.S. Congressman J.C. Watts played for them.

Credit: Gregg


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 7 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 20 Votes: 90.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 13 Votes: 69.23% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 19 Votes: 84.21% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 436 Votes: 47.02% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 72 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 45 Votes: 73.33% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 54 Votes: 70.37% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 116 Votes: 63.79% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 105 Votes: 64.76% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 179 Votes: 69.83% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 57 Votes: 59.65% Annoying