'Mr. Moe, we've got your jersey for you': Duo steps up crusade to have Sask. adopt Vegas Golden Knights
NHL franchise sends mascot to Saskatchewan to deliver custom jersey with Premier Scott Moe's name
Justin Reves and Greg Moore went knocking on the doors of the Saskatchewan legislative assembly on Tuesday with an official custom jersey from the Vegas Golden Knights in hand.
The name on the back: Moe.
"Mr. Moe, we've got your jersey for you," they yelled.
"All the way from Chance, the Golden Knights mascot. Go, Knights, go."
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"We started doing the math and said it absolutely needs to be Vegas," Reves said.
"I hope he [Moe] just follows the will of the people."
'We're not traitors'
It sounds like all fun and games, but the idea from the internet comedy duo — who are known for the Justin and Greg show — has taken off.
They have attracted thousands of views on their YouTube and Facebook videos, and over 300 signatures on a Change.org petition.
The Knights are playing along, too.
Hey <a href="https://twitter.com/justinandgreg?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@justinandgreg</a> I need some help! I have a layover in Saskatoon and have some jerseys I need delivered! HURRY UP! I have a game tomorrow back in Vegas.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VGKWorldwide?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#VGKWorldwide</a> <a href="https://t.co/0aHE6yMJ0b">pic.twitter.com/0aHE6yMJ0b</a>—@ChanceNHL
Although many Canadians are cheering for the Winnipeg Jets as they face off against the Knights in the Western Conference final, Moore and Reves don't feel they can connect to the fan fever sweeping across the country.
Part of the reason? The long-standing CFL rivalry between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
"We're not traitors, we're realists," Moore said.
"Blue Bomber fans are the same as Jets fans. They don't like us so why do I have to feel obligated to cheer for them?"
Mixed views on streets of Regina
Saskatchewan is the only province in western Canada without an NHL franchise.
Many of the players on the Knights are Canadian, including Brayden McNabb, who is from from Davidson, Sask.
Moore and Reves point out that Regina and Saskatoon both have direct flights to Las Vegas, which are sometimes cheaper than domestic travel.
Plus, there's the weather.
"If you've ever been here in the winter when it's minus 40, do you want to go to Winnipeg where it's also minus 40?" Reves asked.
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Moe is asking his Instagram and Twitter followers for their opinions.
So far, a small majority are with the Knights.
But views on whether people in the province should declare the Knights as their own are mixed on the streets of Regina.
"I don't think that's going to happen," said Stacy Martin, who is a Knights fan.
"I think there's a lot more Jets fans in the province."
'Goes beyond invisible borders'
Others think the province should embrace the Knights without hesitation.
"Let's take them," Jeremy Reed said.
The <a href="https://twitter.com/EdmontonOilers?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@EdmontonOilers</a> will always be my team (a special mention to the late Bob Probert and the Red Wings), but what do you think Saskatchewan: should the <a href="https://twitter.com/GoldenKnights?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GoldenKnights</a> be adopted as our province’s team?<a href="https://twitter.com/justinandgreg?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@justinandgreg</a> <a href="https://t.co/jx2zXqDxOU">https://t.co/jx2zXqDxOU</a>—@PremierScottMoe
Moe has declared himself an Edmonton Oilers fan.
One of his cabinet members, Ken Cheveldayoff, is brothers with the general manager of the Jets, Kevin Cheveldayoff.
Still, the comedy duo is determined their gambling with the premier will pay off.
"This team said Saskatchewan we want you to be a part of what we're doing and to me that goes beyond invisible borders," Moore said.
"It's time ... Let's go. Go Knights. Go."
A comedy duo steps up their crusade to have Saskatchewan adopt the Las Vegas Golden Knights as the province’s NHL team. <a href="https://twitter.com/RosieBarton?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RosieBarton</a> (who is from Winnipeg) is not impressed. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheMoment?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheMoment</a> <a href="https://t.co/BZmLe2WR9A">pic.twitter.com/BZmLe2WR9A</a>—@CBCTheNational