Ralph Misener

Inducted: 1985

Ralph Misener is best remembered by long-time football fans for his decision to pay Jack Jacobs $6,000 to play quarterback for the Blue Bombers rather than have to fill in and kick in the NFL with Cleveland, Washington and Green Bay. Misener recognized Jacobs’ ability to pass the ball – and how he helped fill Osborne Stadium. The decision not only benefitted Jacobs, but the football club as his skills led to the construction of Winnipeg Stadium, known then as ‘The House that Jack Built.’ Misener was also one of the first owners of CJAY-TV in Winnipeg (now CTV Winnipeg) and twice served as club president. He was one of only two directors to serve four terms as the Bombers president.