Preseason Week 1
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HAMILTON – Maurice Leggett stepped in front of a row of reporters, the sweat dripping from his face. And it was a face dominated by a size-large grin. “Every answer,” began the Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker, “is biscuits and gravy.” That might just perfectly sum up the vibe around the Bombers Thursday night as a squad desperate for a win – heck, a franchise and its fan base absolutely craving a ‘W’ – edged the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 28-24 in front of 23,846 for its first win of the 2016 ...
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They hated the term and took exception with what it represented. But, it turns out, the Edmonton Eskimos were an excellent ‘measuring stick’ for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers after all. And, based on the evidence served up in Thursday night’s 20-16 loss, the Bombers just aren’t good enough to go toe-to-toe with the Grey Cup champions and win a decision right now. Instead, the Bombers have fallen to 1-3 to start the season, with the Calgary Stampeders and the Eskimos, in Edmonton, ahead on the ...
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They are bleeding, both literally and figuratively. And now the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will head into a new week with a quarterback debate raging in full. The Bombers were dropped 33-18 by the Calgary Stampeders in front of 24,677 at Investors Group Field Thursday night, falling to 1-4 on the season. But bigger than the result were the two major storylines which emerged from the Bombers’ 23rd loss in 30 games at Investors Group Field since its opening: Injuries ravaged both the secondary ...
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EDMONTON – Mother Nature brought the lightning, but Matt Nichols provided the spark. The veteran quarterback jolted a comatose Winnipeg Blue Bombers offence to life in Thursday’s 30-23 win over the Edmonton Eskimos in the Alberta capital, a storm-delayed victory that dissipated – at least temporarily – the big, black cloud hovering over the franchise. Making his first start of 2016 for the embattled Drew Willy, Nichols had the Bombers offence up off the gurney and sprinting up ...
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Presented by: They spent two and a half hours waiting desperately to get out of their locker room Wednesday night and then – after thoroughly throttling the Hamilton Tiger-Cats – didn’t seem to want to ever leave. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers were an interesting study both before and after Wednesday/Thursday’s 37-11 victory over the TiCats in a game that didn’t kick off until 10:08 p.m. because of a lightning storm that set up shop in and around Investors Group Field. TSN cameras ...
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TORONTO – Somehow, given all the wacky plotlines the Winnipeg Blue Bombers season is already serving up two months into the campaign, the following makes perfect sense: A franchise now led by its no. 2 quarterback, decimated by injuries, and given up for dead three weeks ago is now enjoying a rebirth led by a guy they kicked to the curb in March and a who-are-these-guys secondary missing four starters. Yup, sounds about right. The Bombers, in a story that would likely be rejected by ...
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REGINA – The longest-running horror show on the Canadian Prairies – mercifully for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and their faithful – has come to an end. The Bombers ended an 11-year Labour Day drought Sunday afternoon with a 28-25 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders that served up enough drama in the final minutes to put the ‘Classic’ back in the weekend’s title game. Justin Medlock nailed a 43-yard field goal with zeroes on the clock to seal the victory, Winnipeg’s fifth in a row. The ...
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It was a microcosm of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ incredible revival over the last month or so all rolled up in one thrilling, violent, wacky afternoon of entertainment affectionately known as the Banjo Bowl. Stung by injuries but having replacements step in, using a ball control-efficient offence, and backed by a stingy ball-hawking defence, the Bombers stretched their win streak to six games Saturday afternoon with a lunch pail and hard hat 17-10 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders ...
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Just when everyone was ready to typecast the Winnipeg Blue Bombers – they’ve been most often described as a ball-control offence with solid special teams and backed by a thieving defence – they step up and show some more range in their game. Actually… a lot more range. The Bombers rallied from a 29-19 deficit to out-score the Toronto Argonauts 27-zip to the final gun Saturday afternoon at Investors Group Field in a 46-29 victory that extends their win streak to seven games. And in the ...
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CALGARY – They were awful and they were spectacular, they were sloppy and crisp. And after the fact, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers were blue-in-the-face frustrated with their own effort in a 36-34 loss to the Calgary Stampeders Saturday afternoon that brought to an abrupt end their seven-game win streak. Shaking off a horrific first half that saw them fall behind 24-zip while barely showing a pulse, the Bombers rallied to take a 34-33 lead on a Matt Nichols-to-Julian Feoli-Gudino TD strike with ...
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers groused for the last six days about how bitter and vile the taste of losing was after fully savouring the flavour of a seven-game win streak. Turns out they’re going to have to swish that nasty stuff around in their collective mouths for a while yet before getting another chance to spit it out. The Bombers were dropped 40-26 by the Edmonton Eskimos at Investors Group Field Friday night in a contest that served up many of the same flaws as last week’s setback in ...
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It had all the necessary elements of a Canadian Football League classic, from a fake kick, to a quarterback catching a touchdown, to the scoreboard numbers rolling like the patterns on a slot machine and, of course, the prerequisite dramatic finish. And the bonus for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers? All that came with a big, fat ‘W’ at the end in a 37-35 nail-biter over the B.C. Lions Saturday afternoon that positively thrilled the 24,284 in the house at Investors Group Field. “TSN must love us, ...
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VANCOUVER – Mike O’Shea stepped in front of a row of television cameras and reporters, flashed an ear-to-ear grin, and then summed up the shock-and-awe state of mind many were left with late Friday night: “Don’t ask me what happened,” began the Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach, “because it’s all a blur.” Once again – in what was the latest in a series of signature victories for this ever-evolving football team – the Bombers rallied from down 10 points with just over six minutes ...
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Two days before Halloween, the 2016 Winnipeg Blue Bombers came to a party masquerading as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, circa 2012-15. Chasing a home playoff game for the first time in five years, the Bombers were pushed all over their own backyard by the Ottawa REDBLACKS Saturday afternoon in a 23-10 loss that left an announced Investors Group Field crowd of 26,097 positively chilled. The loss drops the Bombers to 10-7, but still with a shot at second place in the West Division – and still ...
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Presented by: OTTAWA – It means everything and nothing at the same time. It’s got financial implications for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, it’s about finishing strong and it’s about building some sort of momentum heading into the Canadian Football League playoffs next weekend. And yet, Friday’s visit by the Bombers to the nation’s capital to face the REDBLACKS has this strange preseason vibe to it, especially with the rosters and regulars who normally top the depth chart looking ...
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VANCOUVER – This wasn’t in the script the Winnipeg Blue Bombers had written up beforehand. Not this. Not with this abrupt and season-ending sudden stop, with the scoreboard at zeroes and the Bombers on the wrong end of it. The story of Sunday’s West Semi-FInal started so promisingly, what with the Bombers doing almost everything right for 45 minutes and taking a nine-point lead into the final quarter before falling 32-31 to the B.C. Lions that brings to a close the 2016 campaign. The ...
104th Grey Cup
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