Jeepers! The list of Bombers not playing tonite looks like the top of their depth chart. This is the main reason I’m not a big fan of pre season games. They are just as meaningless, or probably more so, than the games the Bombers played at the end of last year after they had clinched. I get it that they need to evaluate talent and that doing so is important, but to pretend that the game means anything or will tell us anything about how good the Bombers might be this year isn’t realistic.
Many playing tonight will be gone on cut down day. Not even sure if there is a game cheque on the line.
Bombers seem to treat it as a reward to those who came to camp and worked hard knowing they are not in the plans. Gives the guy a chance to say he dressed in an exhibition game which is more than a lot of people can say. Probably gets to keep the jersey.
Tickets should not be tied into the season ticket package or at least be an option. General admission rush seats should be $10 or $8.
Points to the winning team be it one or two will make the game more interesting. Pay the players appropriately. A game is a game.