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  1. Sure. There's a good 30-45 minutes a day on the 680 CJOB Sports Show with Christian. Plus training camp hits in sports at 625, 725, 825, 925am and 325, 425 and 525 pm. And we'll have two hours pre-game Monday starting at 1:00pm. We've hit all those topics over the first 10 days. Since I've got some time sitting in Regina: 1) We've seen Shayne Gauthier + Kyrie Wilson / Kyrie + Brian Cole as the LB combos post-Bighill. John Petrishen + Tre Thomas has been another duo from the start. Anyone else isn't getting a ton of work. 2) Liam Dobson at left guard and Eric Lofton at right tackle every day so far. I think Ted Wyman was the first to touch on it on May 12. The only time it wasn't Dobson a LG was the last day because of injuries to Eli and injury/day off for Kolankowski. Dobson shifted to center for that one. 3) Michael Chris-Ike is slowly getting more action in a FB/TE roll after his late arrival. Gabe Wallace was getting first-team reps with the injuries to Neufeld and Eli. They are by far the closest to making an impact early in the season. Clercius is down around the 3rd group of receivers. Kalra is much closer than Vlahogiannis. And Leroux is 100% going back to school, so apart from 1 day where we talked about him, we'll catch up with him next year. Gassama and Hubert appear far down the pecking order. 4) 1st team has been Haba and Fox since day 1. 5) KJ Hill never seemed to get above the third group. And when he got hurt and wasn't going to recover in time, they released him. Had he appeared with the first team like a Ravi Alston, Ontaria Wilson or Myron Mitchell there would have been more talk about Hill. There were roughly 8 guys vying for return spots. They *might* be down to 4, but there are virtually no returns in camp. Without full-speed contact, they aren't worth much. Pre-season games are where we'll see who's who.
    31 points
  2. Its about getting more people in seats to come see the music act, and hoping a percentage of them will enjoy the football and game enough to come back for more. You complain about the CFL and TSN not doing enough to attract new fans and grow the game. Here is BC trying something to grow their fan base and bring in people who wouldn't normally come to a football game, but that apparently is also problematic. 🤷
    17 points
  3. What everyone has been calling for years.
    14 points
  4. Pretty lofty attendance goal, but hey, shoot for the stars
    14 points
  5. The lack of coverage in training camp is truly so frustrating. The human interest stories are great fluff and I can’t blame Ed Tait because that’s what the club wants but come on … Bighill out to start the year and not a peep about any of the new linebackers. Two offensive line spots open and no clue who is out in front of the competiton. A full draft class and no idea how they’re slotting in yet. Is Haba/Fox starting just a closed case already? Does anyone want to talk about it? KJ Hill cut and as per the reporters, he was “a hyped rookie” but absolutely no mention of who may lock that spot down now. It gets worse every year. @DTonOB explain yourself
    14 points
  6. Wheatfall just made a great diving catch for a TD at practice. He looks to be Lawler's replacement in the lineup.
    12 points
  7. Dear JCon , We dropped the ball: the new Ring of Honour and Grey Cup tributes at the 200 level were misaligned, obstructing your view. No excuses – we're on it. Immediate action is underway to lower these signs and restore your clear sightlines. However, the clock is against us and the fix won't be completed for the upcoming June 6th game. Your game day experience is our top priority. To thank you for your patience while we correct this issue and acknowledging that your sightlines will have been impacted for the preseason game and the home opener, we are providing you with an account credit that is equal to the full value of your tickets for this Thursday’s game. If your account is paid in full for this season, you can use this credit for future ticket purchases, your 2025 membership renewal, or the 2025 Grey Cup. This credit will be applied to your account by June 15th. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we hustle to make things right. Go Bombers, Wade Miller President and CEO Winnipeg Football Club I'm satisfied with this. Best resolution. The Bombers are undefeated with their customer service.
    12 points
  8. Me and my girl friend went to go pick up our season tickets today, really fun event at the stadium, I bit the bullet and bought a chris streveler jersey. It was the first jersey I purchased since I got a Charles Robert’s one for Christmas when I was 10 years old lol! I was torn on who to get, but I figured no matter what Streveler’s cult hero status as a Bomber will never fade so it was a safe bet.
    12 points
  9. No you launched into your tired old tirade when evidence points to this situation not being the same. I agree there's too much loyalty to some aging vets... but I don't think it's a problem on offense really (other than my personal belief that Eli should be a starter somewhere). I know you loved BOLO, but nit like demski or wolitarksy are a problem. He just got caught in a deep spot. You have gone off the deep end on this issue I am sorry to say. Even I'm tired of it and I agree there are some issues, but you're building thus up to be too much.
    12 points
  10. “I’m a little Kolo, short and stout. I’ve reached the ceiling, please take me out. When I get a bull rush, hear me shout. Tip me over, it’s 2 and out” Me- July 20, 2023. Almost a year later and Eli is STILL sitting What a joke.
    11 points
  11. Correct me if I'm wrong, but looking at our training camp cuts and depth chart, I don't think one vet lost a spot to another player. Not one cut and not one demoted to a backup role. That seems problematic to me. Not one person that jumped off the chart to gain a spot or a vet that declined to lose a spot (other than those not re-signed)? Not even something somewhat surprising like Eli jumping ahead of Kolankowski or Lofton losing the starting RT spot he was basically assigned when he joined our team? Augustine losing his spot to Rosery? Perhaps that will change as the season rolls along, but I don't take it as a good sign that we could have penciled in the depth chart other than which rookies grabbed the spots not contested by vets.
    11 points
  12. No eye rolls here. If it was the Bombers I’d be laughing and saying “well, they could have stopped it instead of crying about it”. I’ve always felt that way about running up the score. Fair game. If the other team doesn’t like it, do something to stop it.
    11 points
  13. there were a few of us who said it. Now I think most of tonight was squarely on not playing in preseason for most of the offensive starters, but yeah Collaros has seen some really concerning aspects creep into his game last season and tonight. We got Streveler for a reason, use him if collaros is sucking the hind teet
    11 points
  14. FAJARDO BACK TO PASS! JAKE THOMAS WITH THE PRESSURE! FAJARDO FUMBLES, OH NO! GAUTHIER PICKS UP THE FOOTBALL, HES GOING TO TAKE IT TO THE HOUSE! 60-3 BOMBERS LEAD! The crowd goes wild, Booch’s head explodes and we go 1-0 to start the season.
    11 points
  15. The funny thing is O'Shea, in the couple of times I have talked to him, is very engaging and easy to talk to.
    11 points
  16. Well if she wanted to be happy she shouldn't have married me... wait what were we talking about?
    11 points
  17. Saying that in public is fine. Take all the heat keep it away from the players. It's not words at this point that matter, it's actions.
    10 points
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    10 points
  19. Honestly, I’m not sure you can ever quantify something like this but I would have to suspect word gets around by now about Winnipeg has to be one of the worst places for a young player to come to in the CFL if they want a legitimate opportunity. And don’t give me all that “what, they don’t wanna win and be a part of an amazing locker room?” nonsense. No, they want an opportunity to compete and maximize their earning potential and playing potential. That’s not here anymore. Veterans don’t even have to participate in training camp but they’re handed spots. We have mismanaged our use of training camp two years in a row. The practice roster is wasted. I’m not saying every spot needs to be an open competition. But look at Brandon Alexander, he has been clearly falling off in performance for a few years but hasn’t been asked to take a single snap in camp since 2022 and is just handed a job. We had a ton of options to get younger in lieu of trotting out Kyrie Wilson, who was already having his workload managed in camp, but we just hand him the spot despite new players showing incredibly well. How does McManus sell that to a young American player, especially when we’re now competing with other leagues.
    10 points
  20. Impressive but it's been done before!
    10 points
  21. So I generally remember Bombers by their best moments rather than their worst -- I remember Michael Bishop throwing laser bombs all day against the Als and I remember Ritchie Hall absolutely owning the Lions last year, and I remember Justin Goltz throwing that crazy TD to Clarence Denmark at the Skydome .... and I remember Lapo's Grey Cup 2019 game where he had the Ticats chasing smoke all day. Lapo had some frustrating moments in blue but he had his high points too.
    10 points
  22. I don’t think anyone’s complaining necessarily I think we’re just running out of things to talk about. let’s go back to talking about how negative TBURGESS is all the time for four pages of this thread
    10 points
  23. Mike

    Blue Bombers Cuts Discussion

    I mean … I genuinely don’t really know what people are upset about. We got what we all asked for, didn’t we? Bridges, Bonds, Ayers, Adams, Woods, Wilson and Mitchell. 7 new guys on the roster, we didn’t keep McGhee, we found a new linebacker, the roster seems set up to have a strong rotation on the DL. Ayers over Gemmel or Moses doesn’t wow me, but it’s not enough to get me upset either. I liked Ayers, I like that we get younger there and that we kept Gemmel on the PR too. Bridges and Bonds are two names I’m super happy to see kept in the secondary. We spent all camp talking about how nobody seems to have a clear idea of who should win the WR5 spot and now we’re mad about who won it? In fairness to both Pokey and Mitchell, they had to work with mostly chicken **** in the preseason so how fair is it to judge? We all wanted Adams kept and they didn’t mess that up at all. Overall, I’m happy with how this ended up.
    10 points
  24. Here's a cut at Week 1 roster (Need 6 Canadians on O every snap, 1 Canadian on D every snap): QB- Collaros, Streveler, Wilson RB- OLIVIERA, AUGUSTINE, ROSERY, Smith* REC- WOLITARSKY, DEMSKI, Lawler, Schoen, Johnson CLERCIUS OL- KOLANKOWSKI, DOBSON, NEUFELD, Bryant, Lofton WALLACE DE- Jefferson, Haba/Garbutt (whoever is healthy) Upshaw*, HEBERT DT- Fox, Adams THOMAS, SCHMEKEL SAM- Cole MAC- Gemmel WIL- Wilson Petrishen*, KRAMDI, GAUTHIER, CADWALLADER, Karamoko (G) CB- Ford, Fuller FORD HB- Holm (could shift to corner), Nichols S- HALLETT, KELLY K- Castillo* P- Sheahan (G) LS- BENSON Practice Roster: Thomas (LB), CHRIS-IKE (RB), Weitz (G), Bridges (DB), Coleman (OT), Barnett (Rec), MURPHY (REC), VLAHOGIANNIS (OL), Ivy (OL), Norman (DB/LB), SAMSON (DL), CHARBONNEAU (LB) IR: Bighill, Alexander, Haba/Garbutt, LAWSON, ELI
    10 points
  25. 60 minutes before gametime. Sitting in the empty stands, soaking it in... First home game (covid/health stuff) in a very long time... GO BLUE!!
    10 points
  26. Thank you for this scoop
    10 points
  27. Lawler is taking a pay cut even if he puts up 2000 yards this year that window for 300k receivers is closed
    10 points
  28. Mike

    GDT 3 pm: Victory Day

    babe wake up, new forum tagline just dropped
    10 points
  29. Albert Johnson was no slouch either...and put up solid reciever numbers one yr as well I recall
    10 points
  30. Oh for Christ's sake.. the last time there was an open spot at receiver we wound up with Dalton schoen... I think they've earned a little bit of trust on this particular issue.
    10 points
  31. Honestly the narrative in here is pretty amusing - you think management is considering firing or even "reining in" Mike O'Shea while the team is in a period of unprecedented prosperity? When they are selling out games while the Jets' attendance is the subject of league wide consternation in the NHL? While half the teams in the CFL (at least) have sub-20000 crowds on a nightly basis? No one in the Bombers front office is even considering suggesting a change to Mike O'Shea. When the casual sports fans in Winnipeg are saying "why can't the Jets be more like the Bombers?" that means the team is doing okay. There are five Bomber fans unhappy and they are all localized within this forum. O'Shea will do exactly as he pleases, as long as he wants.
    10 points
  32. CodyT

    GDT 3 pm: Victory Day

    Walking home from the gym right now and I pass by this dad and his son waving the blue and gold flag on the bridge by jubilee. I LOVE seeing the younger generation getting invested. And I love this city. Go bombers baby
    10 points
  33. Now this is how you do a gameday thread
    9 points
  34. That being said, proper line depth in that game might have led to a win despite bad qb play
    9 points
  35. Game’s already over in your time zone, Bombers won 31-6
    9 points
  36. I’d love to see us bring in Shawn Oakman but there’s zero chance we do
    9 points
  37. This game is 100 percent on O’Shea
    9 points
  38. Brady getting some love on CBS Sports
    9 points
  39. To be honest I think you are so conditioned to be critical at this point you're being unreasonable. We got 2 ends, we got 2 DTs as backups with enough athletic ability to swing outside and take some snaps there. Not going to cripple the team for one game. Last year we gave snaps to Bennett and Jackson who couldn't accomplish ****. This year is not the same IMO just because they actually kept some athletic types on the DL.
    9 points
  40. I'm afraid I just HardCoreBlue myself.
    9 points
  41. Mitchell didn't return a single punt in two preseason games and won the job. Scared as **** for miscues on special teams.
    9 points
  42. 9 points
  43. Just finished fleeing the stadium, with about a thousand of my fellow attendees..... A punt return and and run from the punter, pretty well covered it. D-Line the highlight tonight......we seem to have enough pieces, for a good rotation...... Mix of good and bad in the back 7..... McGee got caught looking into the backfield....got toasted....then got a bit tentative..... Offense.......offensive. Blocking bad. Receivers looked like chickens running around. You can put "Wilson with a 4 yd in route" .......on his headstone. ....that is when he wasn't throwing it to nowhere in particular...... Why is last years punter.....still the punter? Chris Smith has a spot for now, as returner.. Buck is in love with that Jet Sweep. Next step - make it work. I waited years for this? Did they not understand I was watching? Well, one can only laugh....or cry. Had to make a choice. OK Laughing for getting excited about a Rosery 4 yard run.. Laughing while watching "Quarter Highlight packages" on the Jumbo.... Laughing while watching the Blue take a time out 17 seconds before the 3 minute warning Laughing about the official head count of 24,297
    9 points
  44. I thought it improved tremendously once I muted it. 😂
    9 points
  45. I feel seen.
    9 points
  46. ^^^ Which is why I gave up on the Coach's Show on CJOB and don't bother to listen to it. I admit that I got spoiled in the Kelly year but even Lapo gave some sort of effort at more than one or two word answers to questions. Not worth listening to 45 minutes of commercials to hear zero insight on anything. But hey that's life on that front, I'll take it every day of the week if it means we get to the Cup every year.
    9 points
  47. The fact that there's even a debate is a big LOL to that sad sack franchise.
    9 points
  48. Booch, please consider this your notice that if you don’t start sending me these top secret reports, I will finally figure out how to ban someone after almost 11 years
    9 points
  49. It is one of the stupidest points I’ve seen anyone try and make on this forum. I support the team with season tickets, I save my time off all year to be able to make as many games as possible, I buy merchandise, I travel to watch away games. I’m working non-stop at the moment because I’ve got my first kid on the way and my work is busy as hell right now, so forgive me for not prioritizing something that we have paid reporters for.
    9 points
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