Preseason Week 1
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Presented by: Full disclosure: variations on the theme of this Winnipeg Blue Bombers season preview has been written by yours truly for both daily newspapers in this town and on this site every year now dating back to the 1990s. That admission out of the way, let’s move on with some basics before we go further: the Bombers Grey Cup championship drought is now past a quarter century – dating back, officially, to November 25, 1990. And it will remain looming as a backdrop whenever the ...
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Presented by: Year after year, it’s been the same story for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. As regular – and as annoying and painfully predictable – as a trip to the dentist. Yes, the Bombers and Calgary Stampeders have met 20 times in the last nine seasons, with the guys in blue and gold exiting on 17 of those occasions with their faces numb, their gums hemorrhaging and their mouths stuffed full of gauze. So as much as they’ll tell you Friday night’s home opener against the Stamps is a new ...
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VANCOUVER – It looked the same, felt the same, and finished the same. And in the process, some members of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be living the nightmare of last year’s West Semifinal – a game they vowed to put in the rearview mirror – all over again. The Bombers blew a 42-27 fourth-quarter lead against the Lions – they were up 19 in last year’s playoff game – before falling 45-42 Friday night at B.C. Pace in a game that was part track meet, part slugfest, and featured a sprinkling ...
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Presented by: They are the expected talking points that surround a team off to a comme çi, comme ça start and which has both teased and disappointed through the first month of the Canadian Football League season. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are 2-2 heading into Thursday’s home date with the Montreal Alouettes, and under the microscope for any number of reasons, not the least of which are a botched fake-punt attempt last week, a defence that is getting lit up for ‘explosion’ plays, and an ...
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Presented by: OTTAWA – Matt Nichols is standing in front of row reporters in the bowels of T.D. Place here in the nation’s capital, dutifully answering every question with respect and a level of thoughtfulness. There isn’t a hint of bravado with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback. No bold proclamations or boasts in a straightforward session that lasts just over three minutes. It’s what we’ve come to expect now from Nichols, who has gone from Drew Willy’s back-up early last summer to ...
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Presented by: HAMILTON – It’s been the same message from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers all week. Play. Rewind. Repeat. Play. Rewind. Repeat… No, the Bombers will not take the Hamilton Tiger-Cats lightly, even if they are an 0-6 squad undergoing one of those in-season makeovers that reminds everyone of, oh, the Bombers circa four-five years ago. They’ve dumped their defensive coordinator, Jeff Reinebold. They’ve parachuted in long-time NFL/NCAA coach, June Jones, as the new assistant head ...
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Presented by: It was, admittedly, a hanging curveball right over the heart of the plate. And Andrew Harris dug in, swung from his heels and absolutely, positively crushed the pitch into the stratosphere. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers had just completed their final walk-through practice in advance of Thursday’s West Division showdown with the unbeaten Edmonton Eskimos and Harris – the workhorse running back – was answering all the questions fired at him by a small gathering of reporters. A ...
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REGINA – It was part street fight, part track meet. And the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, for the first time in 44 days, exited a game with a collective busted lip and a bad case of windburn after finishing second in both. The Bombers had a five-game win streak that dated back to July 21st snapped in the annual Labour Day Classic at new Mosaic Stadium Sunday afternoon, falling 38-24 to the archrival Saskatchewan Roughriders. The loss drops the Bombers to 7-3, while the Riders improved to 5-4 with ...
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Presented by: It might have been Milt Stegall or Matt Dunigan. Could have been James West, or quite likely, the loquacious Doug Brown. But many, many moons ago, a Winnipeg Blue Bomber player very vividly described protecting home turf to yours truly akin to not allowing another man take over your barbecue and then – ahem – finding a spot in your backyard to mark territory. And we’re paraphrasing here because the original quote was a tad more descriptive and not suitable for all ...
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They’ve won in the heat of summer, both at home and in hostile territory. They’ve won offensive track meets and down-and-dirty slugfests. And Friday night in monsoon conditions that absolutely drenched Investors Group Field, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers proved they can win a ‘mudder’ too, knocking off an injury-ravaged Ottawa REDBLACKS squad 29-9 in front of an announced crowd of 26,588. The victory, coming after the start was delayed 20 minutes due to lightning in the area, improves the ...
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Presented by: EDMONTON – It’s been called a turning point and a watershed moment in the turnaround of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Given up for dead late last July, the Bombers made their last visit here to the Alberta capital at 1-4, with Matt Nichols making his first start at quarterback, rookie Taylor Loffler lining up for his first game at safety, and with the human eclipse, Travis Bond, sliding in between Stanley Bryant and Matthias Goossen at left guard for his Canadian Football ...
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ran into two speed bumps in their quest for a home playoff game Friday night – and one is potentially significantly bigger than the other. The Bombers were mauled 30-13 by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in front of 26,204 at Investors Group Field, but it’s the news that will eventually come out of sick bay in a few days that could dramatically impact their 2017 season. Not only did the Bombers lose for just the second time since July – they dropped to 10-4 in the process ...
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Presented by: It sure as heck hurt physically and it most certainly stung mentally. And the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are none too happy about what happened last week after being punched straight in the kisser by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Now the question is: what are they going to do about it? “This is a great chance for us to punch back,” began right tackle Jermarcus Hardrick after the Bombers completed final preparations for Saturday’s home date against the B.C. Lions. “This is a great ...
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers earned their invitation to the Grey Cup playoffs weeks ago. Now the concern is who might still be able and upright to attend when the party actually starts. The Bombers suffered a double – check that triple – whammy Saturday afternoon, falling 36-27 to the B.C. Lions AND watching nervously as both quarterback Matt Nichols and running back Andrew Harris exited the game due to injury. Nichols looked to suffer a leg injury on a non-contact play on the Bombers’ ...
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Presented by: CALGARY – There is the ever-crowded sick bay, now featuring an all-star cast that includes Matt Nichols, Darvin Adams, Jamaal Westerman and Maurice Leggett. There is the recent slide – losing two straight and three of the last four – that not only killed the outside shot at first in the division, but has now put the coveted home playoff game in question, too. And so, heck yeah, it does seem like the big black clouds which hovered over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 2012-15 ...
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The call to pathologists and coroners to conduct an autopsy on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 2017 season won’t be necessary. Yes, while turnovers were massive and the holes in the depth chart caused by injuries were all factors in Sunday’s 39-32 West Division Semi-Final loss to the Edmonton Eskimos, the cause of death was really a malady that has plagued them for months. Mike Reilly & Co completely eviscerated the Bombers defence as the veteran Eskimos quarterback – the front-runner for the ...
105th Grey Cup
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