Seems Miller and his chain gang have a good thing going now in Winnipeg - salaries well over $250k per anum for the main combatants (Miller, Walters, O’Shea, McManus, LaPolice, Nichols, Goviea, few others) with Miller pulling in the biggest ticket at around $440,000 (un-verified)
Lots of TSN TV money coming in. Provincial govt. has written off most of the loans connected to IGF Stadium and relaxed remittance rules for Miller and his organization.
Still a team with very little oversight and community connection - the board of directors is just a charade - mostly for media optics!
Can’t see O’Shea, Walters or Miller getting canned.
Richie Hall is running out of gas and getting old, tired and infirm. He’s obviously not putting in the hours - or just running out the clock.
This operation doesn’t like paying out salaries so O’Shea, despite his atrocious .500 record is safe. Same with Walters and Plop.
Scouting guys safe cuz the team doesn’t have the tentacles to provide replacements so expect similar low-yield results at CFL draft, FA acquisitions and southern scouting.
So only victims are Hall and maybe one other lower level coach, a couple of mid-level executives, etc.
There is obviously fan dissatisfaction in the air - but solace in the fact the team made playoffs and won their first playoff game under O’Shea.
Season tickets should be static - Miller trying to create a sales algorithm to sell more lower price tickets to boost attendance numbers; he’s anticipating another small write-down of seas. ticket holders, perhaps 3.5 to 5%
Major sponsors seem to like jock-sniffing and knife 'n forking - of which the bombers supply an unlimited amount.
Should be striking a Grey Cup planning committee for the 2022 or '23 event . . . .