I am getting so sick of the attitudes of some fans (bandwagon/fairweather fans) saying things like it's time to look at next season or some crap like that or fire Lapo and Mack and time for an overhaul .... LISTEN UP BANDWAGON JUMPERS:
- Firing a coach and/or GM 9 games into the first season is premature and flat out stupid, what do you suggest we do fire an re-hire EVERY freakin' season? I am sick of going that route .... WE STICK BY LAPO AND MACK and WE WILL TURN THIS TEAM AROUND ----- Lapo and Mack took over a team that Bauer, Taman and Kelly dismembered over the past few years and we all KNEW THIS going into this season, cannot build a champion overnight and if it doesn't work this season AT LEAST the pieces are in place and the right moves/adjustments will and can be made to improve in 2011 and on!!!
------ History lesson: Ritchie took over a team that finished 4-14 in '97, 3-15 in '98
Ritchie went 6-12 in '99 (i believe was the Year Ritchie took over), 7-10-1 in 2000 and went to the Grey Cup, 14-4 in 2001, 12-6 in 2002, 11-7 in 2003 (not sure when he was fired but i believe it was 2004 when Daley took over and we all know what happened after that, 2 miserable seasons) ------
Berry took over that horrible 2 year stretch and finished his first year at 9-9 in 2006, 10-7-1 in 2007 and came an eyelash away from the GC, 8-10 in 2008 but still made playoffs and was fired ..... We all know what 2009 and Kelly did ... lol .... NOW WE HAVE LAPO IN HIS FIRST YEAR WHICH IN REALITY HE TOOK OVER A TEAM IN COMPLETE SHAMBLES ---- JUST PROOF THAT PATIENCE CAN PAY OFF!!
This season is not a write-off there is still 9 games left and this team is starting to come together and show signs of being ready to win some games and we know we lost a few games by an eyelash, bad call, drops whatever and people say "coulda, shoulda, woulda" and i understand we cannot look back with that attitude and the truth is we lost those games, TRUE but during those games that we "shoula,coulda,woulda won" The team showed no giving up and flashes of what is yet to come, sure they were not wins but the team SHOWED that they can compete with ANY team, which brings me to my third point.
Our final 9 games are all winable games and the Bombers hold the playoff future in there hands and i think will pull it off and turn this season around, Saskatchewan we can beat.
-- We play Toronto twice and in my opinion T.O is crashing back to reality and the inexperience is catching up with them and they are not a good team, so passing them or tying them in the standings by pulling off a solid second half and winning those two games (more importantly the tie breaker) IS NOT out of the quesion.
-- We play BC TWICE and Edmonton Once (all winnable games) and the Back 2 Back with BC WILL go a long way to determine a crossover spot.
-- Montreal twice and Calgary once --- i think we can split with MTL and CGY is the last game when they SHOULD be resting there player's.
I read somewhere tht making the playoffs is poinless, now that is the dumbest comment i have ever read as anything can happen in the playoffs, sure we may not beat Saskatchewan in a crossover game (but imagine the thought of that game, wow) or Hamilton or MTL in the first round but maing the playoffs gives us a second chance a second season if you will AND it also gives the young player's a taste of CFL playoff action which will only make them more hungry in 2011 PLUS give the players and fans more hope for the next few seasons.
SO EVERY GAME IS IMPORTANT FROM THIS POINT ON AND I BELIEVE THIS SHIP CAN BE TURNED AROUND, LET'S ALL STICK BY OUR TEAM, OUR COACHES AND PLAYER'S AND SHOW THEM WE SUPPORT THEM AND ENJOY THE FINAL 9 GAMES BECAUSE WE ARE FAR FROM OUT OF IT AND IF THE BANDWAGON JUMPERS/FAIRWEATHER FANS DON'T BELIEVE THAT IS FINE STAY HOME THAN AS YOU DO NOT BELONG WITH THE TRUE BOMBER FANS AT THE STADIUM ANYWAY'S ... I KNOW I'LL BE THERE ALL HE WAY TO THE END SHOWING THAT I SUPPORT THIS TEAM, CITY, PLAYER'S, COACH AND MANAGEMENT BECAUSE I KNOW WE ARE HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!!!