I was just thinking the other day about the Blue Bombers 20 year Grey Cup drought.
Now, in a 30 team league, this wouldn't be a big deal. Same with a 20 team league.
But the fact that this sports franchise has failed to get the job done since November of the year 1990 is mind-boggling. It's riduclous; absurd; atrocious.
Now I know there are some big Blue Bomber fans who don't care. There are others too that pretend they don't care. For some fans, the Bombers could go another 20 years without a Grey Cup Championship and not care. Just the fact that sometimes we get close is "good enough" for them. (Man, you can imagine Yankee or Red Sox or L.A. Laker fans doing the same?!... and those teams play in leagues with 30+ teams!)
You can blame whoever you want for the Bombers lack of success in the last 2 decades (both on and off the field). But the only thing that has remained CONSTANT over those 20 years is our current ownership group. Does anyone even KNOW who owns & runs the Blue Bombers? Is it a group of 10 bitter, cranky old men sitting in a room that begin each sentence with "Y'know, back in my day..." ? Because that wouldn't surprise me.
Right now, the Blue Bombers lose tons of money almost every year. Play in a football "stadium" that should've been condemned years ago. And can't win a Grey Cup in the 21st century- in an 8 team league.
Why any SANE individual would be against David Asper as new, private owner of this franchise is beyond me.
"Community ownership" isn't building us a new stadium... David Asper is!
I don't even know much about Asper, but this football franchise is in desperate, desperate need of a NEW owner with NEW ideas.
"Community Ownership" has become a joke. And I doubt even the die-hard Blue Bomber fans can come up with 1 good thing about it.
Winnipeg deserves better. The Blue Bombers deserve better. The sports fans of Manitoba deserve better.
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