Very mixed - the bomber fan sites pretty much go according to form.
The primary site - is mostly the drunks, louts, shipheads & bullies going off on anyone who dares criticize the bomber defense, offense, special teams, coaching or contents of the hot dogs.
Been like that from Day 1 - ain't gonna change anytime soon!
If the bombers lose badly at Banjoke Bowl then a couple more of the bullies & drunks will switch sides but the predominant mode will be self-defense of the bomber organization.
That 7-2 record has bought the organization an incredible amount of slack - so even if the team loses badly this Saturday - the lemmings & brown-shirts will scream "Hey, we're still 7-4, right?" WRONG - its an illusion - once the record goes to 7-6 or evens out at 8-8 or somesuch the reality of the situation will be striking. The Bombers are simply not a particularly well-prepared outfit, they lack power on both side of the ball - their receivers are average to slightly above average and they have a good ball manager as their QB but not someone who can run up scores or toss TD passes in bunches. The coaching is extremely temperamental - the defensive coaching is almost obscene and an insult to the good bomber fans, who despite being critical are always behind their team - unlike the louts & s-heads who exist only to lambaste poster but come up shy in the courage dept. when confronted with lousy teams.
Right now, the atmosphere is 'we're gonna beat the crap outta the riders at Banjo Stadium cuz we'll make noise and Kevin Glenn won't be able to yell above us' - WON'T MATTER - bombers are a bit too feeble on both sides of the ball to avoid anything but a 7-4 record after this game ends.
Same marble-mouthed rhetoric will be emitted by QB Scrubber and Coach O'Stoic . . . they'll just have to avoid the same mistakes, play better, pay attention to details, blah, blah, blah!
The 7-2 record has really set the table for the CEO (Wadzilla) not to care. Banjo Bowl is sold out - and they'll be selling an enormous amount of alcohol, etc. on a Saturday afternoon to evening. And by virtue of the record - they've probably back sold a couple extra home games - so some of those blotto games in late September/October will feature announced crowds of 25,000 to 26,000+ regardless of play level.
So profits virtually guaranteed. But right now I'd venture to say that unless the BC Lions collapse worse than the Big Blue - even the crossover will be increasingly in doubt!
Here's the Coles notes version:
If the bombers get hard-stomped by the riders at home they'll be hard-pressed to go better than 8-10 or 9-9
However, if the bombers lay a severe whipping & bombing of the Riders - all things in bomberland will be restored to stasis - and an 8-3 team will have a legit chance to go as high as 12-6 or 11-5, legit chance for 2nd or 3rd in west - too high for the crossover!