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BLOG | The Turning Point

September 28, 2017 | Darren Cameron
Well over a year ago, in Week 6 of the 2016 CFL season to be exact, we headed to Edmonton for a matchup that was ripe for the storylines. We were 1-4. We hadn’t won at Commonwealth Stadium in a ...

BLOG | Flying Home In High Spirits

August 13, 2017 | Darren Cameron
The first bus has already arrived at the hangar, and the players and some coaches have long boarded the team’s charter plane as it awaits the second bus leaving Tim Hortons Field. It finally ...

BLOG | Back Where It All Ended

July 20, 2017 | Darren Cameron
On Thursday afternoon, sometime around 4 o’clock, the Blue Bombers will touch down in the city where it all ended last season. When I brought this up with Coach O’Shea as something that he will ...

BLOG | The Road To Here

June 8, 2017 | Darren Cameron
Summer temperatures on a Saturday in late spring greeted Matt Nichols and I as we caught up over a few pints last month. Two guys, two years apart in age, have a lot in common. We talked about ...

BLOG | On The Road

March 30, 2017 | Darren Cameron
“Hotels don’t win you games, Darren.” It was early on in my time with the Bombers when I had the audacity to suggest that maybe – just maybe – the team could look at different hotel options ...

BLOG: A Writer Like No Other

March 15, 2017 | Darren Cameron
Ed Tait is a Hall of Fame football writer. Not many people can say that, and rightfully so. Although there are many knowledgeable football reporters out there, few are as respected, and simply ...

BLOG | Wrapping Up The Offseason

February 22, 2017 | Darren Cameron
It sure is starting to feel like football season, isn’t it? Well, slowly anyway. I was driving to the stadium the other morning, and although I couldn’t quite put my finger on why, it felt like ...

BLOG | Moving Forward

January 30, 2017 | Darren Cameron
I was listening to Maurice Leggett doing a radio interview on Bell Let’s Talk Day last week, when the hosts began talking football. First it was normal offseason questions, but then… that ...

BLOG | A True Manitoban

January 24, 2017 | Darren Cameron
Early in the morning of September 2, 2015, we were in the midst of finalizing a trade with Edmonton for quarterback Matt Nichols. As PR staffs often do when acquiring a player, I asked Edmonton’s ...

BLOG: Consistency

December 9, 2016 | Darren Cameron
Coach Mike O’Shea called General Manager and long-time friend Kyle Walters the morning of Grey Cup, and simply said, “let’s talk on Tuesday if you’re free”. This was Coach O’Shea’s first formal ...

BLOG: 1,813 Days

November 12, 2016 | Darren Cameron
Finally, after 1,813 days since our last playoff game, Blue Bomber fans finally get an opportunity to watch this team back in the postseason. Oddly enough, as I write this, I sit in the same ...

BLOG: Whirlwind Weekend

September 13, 2016 | Darren Cameron
Wow. What a crazy 48-hours for the organization and its fans. First of all, what a great atmosphere and win Saturday afternoon. From all accounts, the energy around Investors Group Field was top ...

BLOG: Taking the Time

August 28, 2016 | Darren Cameron
Four in a row. From what I could see in the locker room after the game in Montreal, this train doesn’t look ready to stop anytime soon. Four in a row is sweet, but you know what’s sweeter? Five ...

BLOG: From the Handshake

August 23, 2016 | Darren Cameron
Well, it’s sure been quite the few weeks for the players, coaches and everyone in the organization. At 1-4 it was tough, and by no means have we won anything more than a few games in a row here, ...

Remembering Coach Harris

July 26, 2016 | Darren Cameron
Five years ago today – Tuesday, July 26 – was the worst day of my professional career, and one of the worst days I likely will ever live. But before continuing, I will preface it with ...

BLOG: Resiliency

July 8, 2016 | Darren Cameron
In my eight seasons with the team, I’m not so sure I’ve ever seen the type of outside pressure to win a regular season game – in week three – than there was leading up to Thursday night’s game in ...

BLOG: Far From Over

July 3, 2016 | Darren Cameron
Well, the first two weeks sure have not gone the way we had thought they would. The week one loss appeared to be just a blip; an ill-timed performance after such build up to the season. It was ...

BLOG: Keeping up

June 10, 2016 | Darren Cameron
June 10, 2016 A football team – the players, coaches, and staff – are a large family. They spend hours upon hours every day together. They joke, laugh, fight and make up. Yes, at the end ...

BLOG: Preseason preamble

June 8, 2016 | Darren Cameron
Training camp is often a bane for many veteran players. While walking through the suite level to lunch the other day, a player who has gone through many training camps told me “every year, they ...

Blog: The wait is over

May 25, 2016 | Darren Cameron
In my eight seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, we have been through some great times, but have also endured some rough years. As we gear up for the start of the 2016 rookie camp this ...
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