Blue Bombers Chasing History with the quest for Three-peat
There has not been a back-to-back-to-back Grey Cup champion since the Edmonton Eskimos 1954-56 that defeated the Montreal Alouettes in all three title games. In a week from now, that’s all about to change as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers look to cement their names in the history books once again.
From the start of the season, the City of Winnipeg could sense the Bombers were on the verge of greatness and had a steadfast focus on defending the Cup. The Bombers came into the Western Conference Championship with the best record in football of 14 and 3, sporting a dominant record at Investor’s Group Field. And to the delight of a sold-out home crowd, the Bombers took care of business.
It is only fitting the Blue Bombers defeated their arch-nemesis of 2022, the B.C Lions to set a date with the Toronto Argonauts at Mosaic Stadium. The last time the Bombers faced off against the Argos was in week four, where they squeaked out a road victory 23-22. A lot has changed since then; both teams are tuned in and, for the most part, fairly healthy.
The Agros defeated the Montreal Alouettes in the East Final 34-27 to earn a spot in the 109th Grey Cup in Regina. The Bombers will be considered to have the advantage of playing in front of many Bomber faithful, already accustomed to making the trip annual to Regina for the Labour Day Classic. They are the road favourite to repeat as champions. They own a potent offence in CFL, and a stellar defence, filled with game-changers.
The upcoming Grey Cup will be memorable for Canadians, as it will mark the second time a championship game has been played since the pandemic’s start. The game will be a time for celebration, not just for Toronto and Winnipeg but for the country. It will be a welcomed distraction from talks of masking up again due to an uptick in COVID-19 and prove once again why the CFL is the best football game in the world.