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BLOG | On The Road

2 months ago | 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

2 months ago | 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

3 months ago | 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

4 months ago | 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

4 months ago | 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

6 months ago | 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

6 months ago | 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

8 months ago | 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

9 months ago | 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

9 months ago | 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

10 months ago | 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

11 months ago | 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

11 months ago | 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

12 months ago | 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

12 months ago | 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

12 months ago | 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 ...

Inside the War Room

1 year ago | Darren Cameron
It’s 5:43 p.m. and General Manager Kyle Walters is seated at the head of the boardroom table, as straight-faced as you will see the boss of football operations. Head Coach Mike O’Shea sits to his ...

Hefney’s Story

1 year ago | Darren Cameron
It was shortly before 7 pm on Thursday, October 1, 2015 and I had just returned home in time to catch the Montreal vs Ottawa game. I sat back on the couch and watched Ottawa’s Patrick Lavoie take ...

LaPolice’s Mini Camp Wrap-Up

1 year ago | Darren Cameron
Our offensive mini camp earlier this week was the product of months of planning by possibly our best offseason acquisition in offensive coordinator Paul LaPolice. LaPo lives and breathes this ...

Mini Camp Recap

1 year ago | Darren Cameron
Mini-camp concluded this morning and I must say, we are damn excited. The tempo of the three-day offensive mini camp was high, and the talent on the field was impressive. Driving to a team photo ...
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