Winnipeg Blue Bombers schedule in 2014
As the Canadian Football League is set to kick off, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
are focused on one goal and one goal only, to bring home the coveted Grey Cup. No team in the league has a longer streak of
Cup-less seasons, with 23 years and counting, so the Blue Bombers know that the pressure is on. The newly released schedule
offers plenty of exciting match-ups that Blue Bombers fans will not want to miss. Playing their home games at the brand new,
state of the art Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, the Blue Bombers offer their fans one of the most exciting game day experiences
in the CFL. Check the schedule and find the must-see match-up you are looking for a get tickets because Blue Bombers tickets
don't last long.
The season gets off to a hot start when the defending East Division champion Toronto Argonauts come
to Winnipeg to take on the home team. After a disappointing 2013, the Blue Bombers will want to make an immediate statement
by taking down the reigning division champion. With All Star quarterback Ricky Ray, the Argonauts are always one of the top
teams in the league and the Blue Bombers will have their hands full trying to stop this high powered offense. Don't miss the
chance to kick off the season with a bang on June 9 when Winnipeg faces off against the Argonauts at Investors Group Field.
must-see home game for the Blue Bombers is the clash with the defending Grey Cup Champions and fierce rivals, theSaskatchewan
Roughriders on August 7 in Winnipeg. Though the Roughriders have lost key offensive players like running back Kory Sheets
and wide receiver Weston Dressler, who have fled the CFL for the bright lights of the NFL, they are a championship team who
will be hungry to repeat in 2014. The Blue Bombers, though, know that they are just a few games from making it back to the
playoffs and back to the Grey Cup for the first time since 2011.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Rivals
on the day before Labour Day, two old rivals face off in what has become one of the fiercest rivalries in the CFL. Then the
following weekend, two teams take this rivalry back to Winnipeg in what is known as the Banjo Bowl. The Banjo Bowl has sold
out every year since 2005, as fans of both sides can't get enough of this rivalry that is currently knotted at 5 wins a piece.
Though, at times, the rivalry is especially heated amongst fans, the game never fails to thrill. With the Roughriders as the
current champions of the CFL, the Blue Bombers will be extra fired up in 2014 to prove they can still take down their rivals.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers History
What began as the Winnipeg Rugby Football Club in 1879 was transformed into the
Winnipeg Winnipegs in 1930. The team was not known as the Blue Bombers until 1936, during their time of excellence, making
to to the Grey Cup a record 21 times from 1935 to 1990, when the Blue Bombers last took home the beloved trophy. With 10 Grey
Cup wins in their club's illustrious history, the Blue Bombers are one of the winningest franchises in the CFL, and always
seem to be in the mix at the end of the season. With legends like 9 time All Star Milt Stegall, quarterback Dieter Brock,
Grey Cup winning quarterback Tom Clements and Hall of Famer and former Winnipeg captain Herb Gray, the Blue Bombers and their
fans have a history and pride unlike any other team in the league.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Experience
Canadian Football League is always one of the most exciting sports you'll find. The nonstop action is truly something that
is best seen live, as many American imports who have excelled in college and played in the NFL make their way north in search
of glory and the coveted Grey Cup. Fans pack each game, loving the speed of the game and the thrill of the rivalries in the
eight team league. The home of the Blue Bombers is Investors Group Field, which opened in May of 2013. This brand new stadium
offers fans the ultimate gameday experience, with many amazing restaurants, over 50 suites, partially covered seats, which
help protect from rain and snow, televisions throughout the stadium, and even a family section with a no alcohol policy that
makes sure that the experience is suitable for children of all ages. When you attend a Blue Bombers game, you can cheer on
one of the oldest and most storied franchises in the CFL in the newest and most modern stadiums.
How did the Winnipeg Blue Bombers get their nickname?
Originally called the Winnipeg Winnipegs,
a sports writer referred to the Winnipegs as the "Blue Bombers" in 1936 as they were in the process of being the most dominant
team in the league. The term was a twist on the colors of the team and the nickname of legendary boxer Joe Louis, who was
nicknamed the "Brown Bomber."