WAKE UP-TIME TO BOYCOTT REST OF SEASON- REMEMBER 2008?

I HAVE ALREADY STATED THAT I WILL NO LONGER BE ATTENDING ANY BOMBER GAMES AS LONG AS KELLY IS COACH, I SUGGEST WE ALL DO THE SAME OR WE ARE IN FOR A LONG, TERRIBLE RIDE IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS. THIS TOTALLY REMINDS ME OF THE REINBOLD ERA, I FOR ONE AM NOT GOING TO BE PUT THROUGH THAT AGAIN WITH KELLY HERE. LET ME REMIND YOU OTHER DIE HARD BOMBER FANS OF A FEW FACTS:

REMEMBER THIS TIME LAST SEASON - WE HAD A COMPETETIVE FOOTBALL TEAM AND KEVIN GLENN WAS STUGGLING, WE STILL MADE THE POST SEASON, THAT WAS WITH BERRY A HEAD COACH.

WE WERE ALL CALLING FOR BERRY’S HEAD FOR HIS DISPLAY OF NOT BEING A PLAYER’S COACH, WE WERE ALSO CALLING FOR TAMANS HEAD, EVEN THOUGH HE REALLY DIDN’T MAKE ANY HUGE MISTAKES, AS A MATTER OF FACT HE IMPROVED THE BOMBERS FOR THE LAST 4 GAMES OF THE YEAR WITH SUCH AQUISITIONS AS KAI ELLIS (GONE), ZEKE MORENO (GONE), JOE SMITH (GONE), THE EMERGENCE OF WILLIE AMOS AT CORNER, GIVING US A GREAT 1-2 CORNER PUNCH WITH AMOS AND JOHNSON, AMOS (GONE).

JUST FOR ARGUMENTS SAKE, ALL THOSE MOVES WERE FOR THE BEST OF THE BOMBER’S, YET NONE OF THOSE PLAYER’S ARE WITH THE CLUB THIS YEAR. WE HAD A STRONG SET OF RECIEVER’S WITH EDWARDS AND ARMSTRONG TO BE 1-2 THIS SEASON, ARMSTRONG (GONE), KEVIN GLENN AND RYAN DINWIDDIE STRUGGLED, BUT WE STILL MANAGED TO WIN GAMES WITH THEM AS OUR QB’S (BOTH GONE). KELLY’S LITTLE SPEECH WHEN HIRED ABOUT HOW HE WILL JUST “TWEAK” THE ROSTER, OH HOW BLIND WE WERE, HE GUTTED A CONTENDING TEAM, GOT RID OF GREAT PLAYER’S FOR WHAT? WE HAVE WITNESSED THE MESS KELLY HAS PUT US IN WITH HIS “WRONG CHOICES” AND “DUMB MOVES”, WHAT MORE DO WE NEED TO WITNESS BEFORE HE IS GONE, LIKE ALL THE GREAT PLAYER’S HE ESSENTIALLY RELEASED OR TRADED.

MIGHT I REMIND ALL FANS THAT SIMPSON IS VIRTUALLY DONE AS A BOMBER, HOW MANY MORE GREAT PLAYER’S DO WE NEED TO SEE WALK AWAY BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE? I WILL ALSO REMIND YOU THAT THE “TWEAKING” OF THE ROSTER AS KELLY PUT IT, PUT US NEAR THE CAP, WE GAVE UP VIRTUALLY ALL DRAFT PICKS, AND FOR WHAT? WE HAVE A CIRCUS GOING ON DOWN ON MAROONS ROAD, WITH NO GOOD OUTCOME IN THE FUTURE.

LAST YEAR FANS WERE THREATENING TO BOYCOTT GAMES BECAUSE OF BERRY AND TAMAN, THEY AT LEAST FIELDED A COMPETETIVE TEAM. AS WE SIT HERE WITH 3 WINS AND TO BE HONEST, IF WE ARE LUCKY ONE OR 2 MORE WINS THE REST OF THE YEAR, WE KEEP SWALLOWING KELLY’S GARBAGE AND HOPE IT’LL JUST GET BETTER, WAKE UP PEOPLE, THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. KELLY HAS PROVEN HE IS JUST A JOKE, WHO TRADED OR RELEASED GREAT PLAYER’S DUE TO HIS EGO, HIM THINKING HE HAS ALL THE ANSWERS, WOULDN’T ARMSTRONG LOOK GREAT IN BLUE AND GOLD? AFTER ALL HE IS A 1000 YARD RECIEVER, BUT KELLY INSISTED THAT ARMSTRONG SHOULD NOT BE A STARTER, WHAT DO WE HAVE ON THE TEAM RIGHT NOW THAT IS BETTER THAN ARMSTRONG? EDWARDS, ONE FREAKIN’ RECIEVER THAT CAN MAKE PLAYS AND CATCH THE BALL. KELLY’S EGO = LOSS OF 1000 YARD RECIEVER.

FAST FORWARD TO TODAY, KELLY’S EGO HAS VIRTUALLY EVERY PLAYER ON THIS TEAM, JUST NOT CARING ABOUT THIS GAME OR THIS CITY. ADD THAT HIS EGO IS (WITH NO DOUBT) TAKING FRONT STAGE AHEAD OF THE TEAM BY THE SIMPSON SITUATION, WE ARE GONNA LOSE ANOTHER GREAT PLAYER CAUSE OF KELLY, WHAT MORE DO WE NEED TO WITNESS BEFORE WE FINALLY SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?

TO BE HONEST I SEE A HANDFULL OF PLAYER’S THAT SHOULD BE KEPT ON THE ROSTER (JOHNSON, REID, EDWARDS, HEFFNEY) ARE FOUR OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD THAT ARE ACTUALLY PLAYING TO THERE POTENTIAL, DOGGETT HAD A GREAT GAME YESTERDAY, SO HE IS WORTH ANOTHER 2-3 GAMES, SEE IF HE’S THE REAL DEAL. SIMPSON (INJURED AND ALL) STILL BEING SECOND IN THE LEAGUE IN TACKLES, WELL I WISH HIM THE BEST, CAUSE KELLY ONE HANDED PLAYED SIMPSON RIGHT OUTTA TOWN. TIME FOR A R-E-A-L CHANGE, GET RID OF KELLY AND REBUILD AROUND WHAT WE HAVE, AND START RIGHT NOW, NOT IN 2010 TRAINING CAMP, BOTTOMLINE IS IF WE DO NOT START LOOKING AHEAD TO 2010, WE ARE GOING TO BE IN FOR ANOTHER TOUGH YEAR. WE NEED A COACH AND GM THAT TRULY CARES ABOUT THIS TEAM AND CITY AND DOESN’T MAKE MOVES OUT OF “EGO”, CAUSE THOSE MOVES ARE LOOKING PRETTY DUMB RIGHT ABOUT NOW.

THE TIME IS NOW TO BRING IN A NEW HC AND A REAL GM THAT WILL “TRULY JUST TWEAK” THE ROSTER FOR THE BETTER AND NOT LET “EGO” STAND IN THE WAY, WE DESERVE BETTER THAN KELLY AND HIS EGO AND THE WRONG MOVES HE HAS MADE AND HAS STUCK BY. WE CAN SIT BACK AND SAY “OKAY, ROOKIE YEAR AS COACH” AND PRETEND AND HOPE THAT HE WILL MAKE THE RIGHT MOVES, TRUTH IS THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN. I SAID IT BEFORE AND I’LL SAY IT AGAIN::::

BAUER MAKE YOUR CHOICE KELLY OR THE FANS!!!

I AM SORRY FOR THE CAPS, BUT I AM A TRUE FAN AND I AM AS TICKED OFF AS TICKED OFF CAN BE, TO BE HONEST I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL WEDNESDAY (BB'S FIRST PRACTICE) OF THE WEEK, 11:00AM, I'LL BE THERE AND I WILL SHOW JUST HOW PASSIONATE ABOUT A NEEDED CHANGE. I LOVE THIS TEAM AND I HATE TO START BOYCOTTONG GAMES, BUT WHAT ELSE SHOULD I DO? CONTINUE TO ATTEND WATCHING A BELOW AVERAGE TEAM PLAY. IN MY OPINION EVERY BEER I BUY AT A GAME IS CONTRIBUTING AND SUPPORTING BAUER/KELLY AND THIS CIRCUS, I AM DONE CONTRIBUTING TO A LOST CAUSE!!

Your comment about trading picks just reminded me that we get either Winnipeg's fisrt pick in 2010 (will either be 1 or 2 overall, let's not kid anyone), or else their 2nd pick in 2010 AND their 2nd pick in 2011.

Anyone know if there are some studs looming out there that would justify taking the 1st or 2nd pick overall this year?

Well Bauer expresses his faith in Kelly, just proof that Bauer is a knucklehead as well, Kelly also stated that the fans that don't jump off the bandwagon will be richly rewarded when we start winning games, i am not buying that crap anymore. How long until we are going to be richly rewarded Mr.Kelly? As long as your around there will be no reward and i stand by my word that i will boycott the rest of this year and not buy season Tix next year (for the first time in 20+ years) as long as your here, i stick to my gunz on that one as well, i am not wasting my money "patiently waiting" to be "richly rewarded", as that day is a long wayz away, the day you are no longer coach of this club.

To be honest, in some ways this is come uppance for some Bomber fans. You mentioned it in the first post: Taman and Berry fielded a better team, took steps to improve it, and at least had schemes that put the players in a position to win.

Sure, Berry was something of a jerk and not a "players coach". He was nowhere near bad enough to be worth boycotting the team over. Last years team was a player or two away from being a legit contender. I don't recall them ever being so bad that they chased the home fans out of the stadium by the third quarter.

But people screamed for their heads... and you got this instead. Ouch. :frowning:

blue&gold4ever - were you one of the guys screaming to dump Taman, Berry and Glenn last year? Just curious.

I’d like to know that too.

Folks talk about all the talent that left for whatever reason after last season…well, those guys had a worse record at this time last year. Watching the team last year, I remember thinking, ‘wow, there’s no urgency on this team, some of these guys just don’t care.’ I hated the attitude of the 2008 team more than I hate the offensive futility (at least so far) of the 2009 team.

Sooo, no. I’m NOT going to stop going. I’m going to keep my head up and proudly wear Blue and Gold to each and every home game…not 'cause I’m an idiot, or drinking the Kelly Kool-aid, but because I’m a fan, and my team needs me there…

As a Ticat fan, I can appreciate the pain you are going through, Bomber fans. Hamilton went through several GM's and coaches before getting the right combo. But this is certain: the longer Bauer and Kelly remain in power, the longer that process will take for your team to turn it around.

I am not one of the fans who were calling for Berry and Taman's Head, as bad as it was last year, taman made every effort to make this team better as stated above, he pulled off more positive moves than negative one's as stated above. I was never happy with Berry's attitude problem, but the team listened to him!! More than i can say for Kelly, he has lost total control of this team, and has made it a mess, a mess that is going to take alot of time to clean up. If you swallow his BS about being "richly rewarded" and here it comes the key word of his sentence, "WHEN" the Bombers start winning games, give me a break already "with the mess and controversy surrounding this club, you can't tell me that "the Locker Room is Together and not in shambles", if you believe that crap, you are as dumb as Kelly, sorry just a fact, no PUN intended, but if you keep believing in Kelly and his words, you're in for one long negative haul. I stated at the end of last year, my dissapointment with Berry, especially coming so close to the grey cup in 2007, i also stated a change at coach could not hurt the team (man am i eating those words now), but never in my wildest dreams have i imagined this. Taman is in Saskatchewan just laughing his a$$ off right now, giving control of the team over to Kelly was the first nail in the coffin, believing that his moves were the right moves (3 months before training camp, mind ya) and him totally gutting the team, now there was the dagger in the coffin. I also expressed my dissapointment when it came to Glenn, after all i never thought he was starting material anyway's, but he was MOP runner up in 2007. And thinking back i remember stating that "Calvillo was crap at one point, no one thought he was starting material" and then his embarressing 2007 season, everyone thought Calvillo was finished, boy did he not prove everyone wrong, in fact 37 year old Calvillo looks like the most athletic QB in this league, and is the smartest QB in the league to boot. Now looking at that, could Kevin Glenn (if he were actually given a chance) return to 2007 form, YES, he is proving that right now in Hamilton, that last year was an off year and it could've been overcome, if givin' the chance. But fans were Forced to swallow this "LeFors is the future" BS and let's look here, the future (he is 28 years old) and Glenn (the old, as were kelly's remarks 29 years old), i can't beleive that i even fell for that one. Then comes training camp, we have LeFors and a bunch of other QB'S with NO CFL EXPERIENCE, we shipped Glenn and Dinwiddie Out Of Town, said No Way To Printers and went with Lefors, Randall, Williams (who had the most CFL experience) Williams was shipped out and paved way for Bishop, now here is where this story get's interesting.

Kelly brings in Bishop (and just a side note i truly believe this) to be the saviour after his LeFors Experiment noticeably beomes a bust, Kelly and his Ego were hoping that Bishop could make the fans FORGET about Kelly's initial MISTAKE, making LeFors a starter, bishop is a bust, i never forgot about LeFors being a Bust, Kelly trying to cover his own mistakes, and he keeps feeding the fans all this BS to cover his own A$$, well Bishop is a bust, LeFors was a bust. Simple fact is Kelly will keep trying to cover his own tracks (Mistakes) until he actually makes a "good" decision. Now if you're to blind to face the facts and reality that is Kelly was a bust from day one and the BB'S won't benefit from him being in control, i feel sorry for ya. The "Richly Rewarded" sentence says it all and the boys and myself are still laughing our a$$es off about this one "Richly Rewarded When We Start Winning", get real man, that is another cop out for Kelly and fans are buying it, like they have a choice (which they actually do) ... as long as Kelly is here there will be NO RICHLY REWARDED FANS. Funny thing is i thought Bomber fans were smarter than this!! Guess y'all have to believe in something, sorry but i'm just not buying it!! Not again!!

And i never imagined i would say this but i agree with on in two 100% with the statement he made above. Now having said that, Bauer put himself in this position, the position of still having to pay for Berry's Salary, which kinda closes the door on firing Kelly, you think Kelly doesn't know this, he is basically untouchable until the end of next season, and i am not sticking around waiting to be "richly rewarded", i'll be back when Kelly is Gone.

So in answering the question blue&gold4ever, you liked Taman, disliked Glenn and had no problem with Berry being removed. Your answer could have been MUCH shorter.

Short Version, i have never liked beating around the bush with short answers .... if i make a statement i will back it up .... Yes I liked Taman at least he could pull off moves without looking like a complete moron (Kelly) ... after all it was Kelly who basically fired Taman ... lmao ....

I had said that i was dissapointed in Glenns performance in 2008, and never considered him starting material, but he was MOP runner up in 2007 and was still the best option going into this year. I never Disliked Glenn, after all he did bring us to the GC in 2007 and had a career year, dissapointed in 2008 was my answer, doesn't mean get rid of him and start Training Camp with Zero Experience.

And i said that at the time, it didn't matter to me if Berry was fired or not, aside from his attitude, he fielded a repectable team that played there hearts out, even with an attitude coach. Now we have a Player Friendly Baffoon, who nobody takes seriously, the last few games will prove that.

and the board has Bauer's back, right now? i read more into this statement than what meets the eye ... and he has it dead on, when he states "more performances like Sunday will start affecting the gate". Sounds like the BOD is finally at the end of the rope when it comes to Bauer, it's up to Bauer to ultimately fix this mess, and if he doesn't, where does he stand?

Hildahl said it's imperative the team gets its act together, because more performances like Sunday will start affecting the gate.

"You gotta respect the fans, absolutely," Hildahl said. "They pay good money to attend these games.

"I don't think you have to necessarily win every game, but you sure as hell have to show that you're at a competitive level. (Sunday) we weren't at a competitive level."

Well i guess some fans wont be going to games till at least the 2011 season-lol,I cant see the team unloading him cause of his contract.This team has spent too much money on players and coaches who are no longer here.I really think they dont want to pay him for another 2 seasons working for another team?I guess it depends what the fine print is in his contract,like if he doesnt get 4 wins in the first year he gets docked $60 g's :wink: or he needs 5 wins or the contract is void.

...let;s just face it.....this team in 08 was not 'great' either'...we needed some tweaking...according to Kelly....he seems to have done just the opposite and loaded a few bushels of dynamite under the club and blew it up...What's coming back to earth is a few remnants of bluengold after the blast.....what else could/should we expect....Thing is, i thought we were actually putting something together in 09,until last game....I want to see a corps of players that can compete and win...Didn't see that last Sunday...I just hope we don't get blown-out too badly in Mont. and we see some signs of improvement like we did at the beginning of the year....otherwise you won't have to call for a 'boycott'....the inevitable will happen...especially when the cold weather arrives....ouch... :roll:

The fans are howling in mass numbers for Bauer and Kelly's immediate removal. What do fans get. Is some sort of ignorant dressing down speech from Kelly that we should be like fans in Cleveland or Chicago ( cubs ). Kelly also took shots at Blue Bomber teams and attitudes from the past 18 seasons. Listen Kelly if you are reading this. We Winnipeg Bomber fans are not as stupid as you think we are. Why should we wait 20 or more years for a cup or even a winning team. You are the one who is expendable and a complete buffoon. We understand football very well. Enough to know that you have no idea what is going on. And you disagreed with TSN. They stated you are losing the players. You say that is B.S. That you received a love text from one of your players. Only 1 player. The ugly truth of the matter is how the team played in the second half. They looked like they just gave up. The fans don't want to fight with you. We just want you to resign and save the club any further embarrassment and end the circus atmosphere that has engulfed Bomberland since you have arrived. We can even arrange for Bubbles and an escort of clowns to pick you up and drive you to the airport. I won't be buying anymore tickets to Bomber games this season. The same could be said that many more won't be buying any tickets. To support Mike Kelly is supporting failure.

2000 football coach that can do his job. ONE fan base :roll: Good luck MIke :cowboy:

Probably Doug Brown LOL!

I say we all boycott the next home game .Not the season,So the board knows we want kelly fired now

BOYCOTT = QUITTER

How easy to jump on that bandwagon when things are going bad. The players will get the message, if we keep filling the stadium. So let's boycott,make the team lose more money and then we won't be able to go after talent . That would improve are team, how ? Makes perfect sense :roll: :roll:
The board can see we are 3 - 7 , they will make the change at the end of the year if things continue down this path. They have never been shy to fire coaches. We are already paying Berry, so you are wasting your time. Kelly will finish the season.

...boycotting is not the answer....still buy tickets, still attend the game, but provide a very clear and straightforward message about how displeased you are....paperbag heads, signs, audible expressions, etc., these work, believe me...

signed, Veteran of the 2003/2004 Stampeder season

You sound like me. True fans are there win or lose. Yes, your team needs you and the rest of the Bomber fans .