Are the Blue Bombers Best in the west?

June 13 2019 1:36pm CJOB’S Bob Irving and Doug Brown explain why the Blue Bombers may very well be the best team in the west this year. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘…

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers looking ahead to regular season, home opener, and NFL game

With the team’s preseason wrapping up Thursday night in Saskatchewan, Winnipeg Blue Bombers president and CEO Wade Miller is looking ahead to the regular season and the team’s home opener June 27.“I do think that starting a little later in June is helpful,” Miller told 680 CJOB.Story continues below“Early in May and June is busy for everybody, and it gives everybody time – for fans to say, ‘hey, it’s football season’. We’ve had an awful spring, as we all know, in Winnipeg and Manitoba, so it’s nice to see the…

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Voice of the Bombers recaps day one of rookie came

May 16 2019 8:22am The first day of Winnipeg Blue Bombers rookie camp wrapped up on Wednesday. Bob Irving joined the Global News Morning Winnipeg to talk about prospects and the upcoming season. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var…

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers fans get ready for season as CFL and players’ association reach tentative deal

Canadian Football League fans are breathing a sigh of relief now that the season should kickoff as scheduled after the league and the players’ association reached a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement Wednesday.The contract replaces a five-year contract that was set to expire Saturday.READ MORE: CFL, CFL Players’ Association reach agreement on new contractFormer Winnipeg Blue Bomber player and now 680 CJOB football commentator Doug Brown said getting the deal formalized was close to the wire.“They seemed more organized than ever,” Brown said. “They had a strike…

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers introduce ticket with no seat and free drink

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are offering fans a new way to enjoy the team’s home games, with a ‘social pass’ this season that the team describes as the first of its kind in Canada.This new type of ticket will allow fans to take in the game without needing an assigned seats. Fans with a Jim Beam Social Pass will be able to stand in the popular north end zone and hang out in the Rum Hut without needing to purchase a regular ticket.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Investors Group Field changing…

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‘Lucky’ catch for Bombers as club signs former NFLer Whitehead

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed a veteran of the NFL at wide receiver, the club announced Thursday.Rodney Darnell “Lucky” Whitehead Jr., 26, played three seasons in the NFL after being signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2015.READ MORE: Winnipeg Blue Bombers bring back linebackerIn 30 NFL games, Whitehead had 1,151 total return yards, 189 rushing yards and nine receptions.The American receiver, from Manassas, Va., attended the Bombers’ mini-camp in Florida last month.WATCH: ‘I know they’d like to get a receiver’: Bob Irving on free…

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers, QB Matt Nichols looking ahead to training camp

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are getting set to kick off their 2019 season, announcing the sale of single-game tickets and looking ahead to training camp.The team, which recently wrapped up its free agent camp in Florida, plays its season opener June 15 against the B.C. Lions, with the home opener two weeks later on June 27th at Investors Group Field.READ MORE: Winnipeg Blue Bombers wrap things up in FloridaStory continues belowBombers quarterback Matt Nichols told 680 CJOB’s Sports Show that he’s ready to get back on the field.“I’ve been working…

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Newest Bomber survived homelessness and life-threatening injury en route to CFL

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers‘ newest signing is looking forward to his CFL career, but as he told 680 CJOB’s Sports Show Tuesday night, it hasn’t been an easy road.Detroit native Malik Boynton, who most recently played for the Memphis Express of the now-defunct Alliance of American Football (AAF), said he survived homelessness, poverty and a nearly career-ending injury on the way to his football dream.Story continues below“My upbringing was solid and stable up until I had just turned 14,” Boynton said.“I lost my mom when I was getting ready to…

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Bombers sign U.S. wide receiver Parks

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have announced another signing.Wide receiver Dennis Parks, 25, was signed by the club on Thursday.READ MORE: Blue Bombers neither confirm nor deny bid to host NFL pre-season gameA native of San Antonio, Tex., Parks recorded 97 receptions for 1,507 yards and eight touchdowns over a 46-game college career with Rice University, which included being named an All-Conference USA selection as a punt returner.After his college career, Parks signed with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and later with the Cleveland Browns.WATCH: ‘I know they’d like to get…

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Three players added to Winnipeg Blue Bombers roster

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have added three more names to their roster.The new players are Americans Alex McCallister, Tim Wilson, and Joe Este.READ MORE: Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-sign veteran snapper RempelDefensive end McCallister was a seventh round draft pick of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles in 2016, after three seasons with the Florida Gators.Wilson, a receiver, also has an Eagles connection, signing in Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent in 2018.Defensive back Este signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2018, following two seasons for Tennessee Martin…

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