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All in all it is a preseason tune up. We expect to see more starters play but still it is preseason and it used for different parameters and things other than demanding a win from the players. There should be intensity and smart play but the coaches are primarily still looking at far different things than most fans are capable of seeing.
Especially for the Riders as they are doing a rebuild… Not so much for the Bombers.
bombers should and will easily win this one
PRESEASON BANJO BOWL!
Well certainly not a preseason labour day classic…the Green team gonna hurt to watch again this season
@chatGPT - what is the banjo bowl?
The Banjo Bowl is an annual Canadian Football League (CFL) game that takes place between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The name “Banjo Bowl” was coined by fans and refers to the prairie provinces’ association with agriculture and rural culture, including the banjo’s association with folk music.
The Banjo Bowl is considered a rivalry game between the Blue Bombers and the Roughriders, two teams with passionate fan bases. The game’s origins can be traced back to 2004 when the CFL introduced a back-to-back series format for certain divisional matchups. The first game of the series, known as the “Labour Day Classic,” takes place on or around Labor Day weekend, and the second game became known as the Banjo Bowl.
The Banjo Bowl is typically played on the weekend following the Labour Day Classic, with the location alternating between Winnipeg’s IG Field (formerly known as Investors Group Field) and Regina’s Mosaic Stadium. The game attracts large crowds and is known for its lively and spirited atmosphere, as fans from both teams come together to support their respective clubs.
The Banjo Bowl has become an important fixture in the CFL season and has developed into one of the league’s most anticipated matchups. It showcases the intense rivalry between the Blue Bombers and the Roughriders and has provided memorable moments in Canadian football history.
If you bring a banjo to a football game…
Youuu might be a redneck.
I heard the Bombers wanted to play more starters last week, and more backups this week.
With an older roster, and a quick turn around to game 1, the plan is to rest the vets.
Plus it’ll give us a better chance to evaluate the rooks.
I think it was more that it was the Elks second pre-season and the Bombers had a chance to see starters on starters for sure in the first half.
That and the Elks played pre-season “lets all make it to the regular season” ball, and there are Riders guys who will let it all hang out trying to make the team this week. So not having to play starters against a team that takes disqualification penalties in their first per-season game would be wise.
Dickenson wants to see the club’s first-string players do well at IG Field before the backups take over in the second or third quarter. The Blue Bombers are reportedly planning to field a young team after playing many of their veterans against the Edmonton Elks this past week, creating the potential for a mismatch.
Kid’s in tough trying to crack a spot on the Bombers receiving corps. He’d better make the most of his chance against Sask.
If he’s willing to take a PR spot, and it sounds like he is, then he’s got a great chance at making the team. He’s really the only backup Nat WR we have (Orange will be dressed each week)
Those pics of giant people walking around a city remind me of the Stones “Love is Strong” video, lol
Had a look at the Bombers depth chart. Looks like they saw enough from their starters in Edmonton and tonight is sorting out where the rest go and “last chance to impress” for those they have not decided about.
It’s just preseason, but still . . . ouch.
Nice crowd tonight for an ex game. I heard over 20,000.