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« on: June 16, 2014, 04:01:58 AM »

With many new members to The Extra Point over the past year, we are re-introducing an Introduction thread. 

Tell us a bit about yourself and your history as a loyal Blue Bomber fan.

As a start, I am:

- a 50+ year Blue Bomber fan,
- originally from Winnipeg now in Vancouver,
- retired from work, now a volunteer with the Blue Bombers
- a member of this forum since 2007
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 04:48:36 AM »

20 plus year bomber fan,

I'm originally from Parts Unknown but now live in Winnipeg

Hockey and Football are my 2 fav sports to play and watch
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 06:54:17 PM »

I grew up beside my Dad watching football and hockey. Dieter Brock was my idol as well as I loved Jamie Stoddard. We moved to Calgary in my teens and I got to enjoy the Flutie/Pitts era.  Moved back home 20 yrs ago...I started cheering for the Blue again even when I was still there. You always come back home.

I'm a STH and could never not go. I went to my first live game in a Cowtown and it was quiet. I thought it was weird, didn't understand why ppl went lol. Here, it's different. I'm hooked for life. I love this team, the fans our spirit.

I volunteer also but am not retired. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 09:55:25 PM »

I'm a 50 year old fan. I've been a fan for 38 years and a season ticket holder for 9 years.
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2014, 02:59:17 AM »

I have been a  Bomber season ticket holder now for 28 years.
I was asked to be a Moderator on this forum, from its inception.
I'm a whopping 52 years old, with 3 adult children, and I love helping out on this forum.
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2014, 02:44:41 PM »

Good Morning Everyone!

I have been a Blue Bomber fan since I was quite small; but stopped watching football when I went to college.  I have just got back into watching football again in the past three years and have just started beginning to get involved in forums this year.  I read many of them last year but didn't really participate.

Originally being from Manitoba and than Saskatchewan and now Alberta, I have been lucky enough to get to enjoy the typical rivalries that develop.  Half of my family cheers for Saskatchewan while the other half cheers for Manitoba so I do enjoy following both.

I'm hoping to eventually be able to see more Blue Bomber games this year now that they are in the WEST; I haven't ever seen the Calgary stadium so I do hope that this year might be a first.  Edmonton is much closer though so that is typically where I take in my games.

Cheers!
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 02:59:23 PM »

I am ...

a 40 year fan..
48 years old
had seasons in my 20's but gave them up when I had a child
have had seasons again for 10 years
been a mod twice and am an original member of this forum..

and am probably one of the cutest members too..  Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2014, 03:54:03 PM »

We'll hi there,

I'm 27 and started becoming a Bomber fan during the 2001 win streak, but didn't seriously start following and going to games until I graduated high school and got a job in the 2004 season.

- Was a three-year season ticket holder but have given them up for this season. I'm sure I'll get them back in a few years.

- because of when I started fooling the Bombers, Charles Roberts is my favourite player. My dream has been to see a team with a QB to actually make the all star team.

- I guess the most important part of trivia is that I am of the generation of fans that have never seen the Bombers win the grey cup (I was two during the 1990 season).
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2014, 12:48:08 AM »

38 year long Bomber fan. 45 years old,

Fav Player is #35 Ty Jones

Been on this forum since this thing began. ( Original Member )

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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2014, 12:29:58 AM »

This is my first post here, but it have posted at ourbombers.com for a number of years.

I'm 40, and I attended my first game as a 7 year old in 1981 on a rainy summer night, only to see the Bombers lose to the Eskimos. I was a season ticket holder in high school. The 1990 Grey Cup happened during my grade 12 year. I returned as a season ticket holder in 2013, despite living in Edmonton. The logistics of that didn't make much sense, so I didn't renew. I do own 7 jerseys, so I think my fan status is still pretty good!

My grandfather was a big fan, and we often went t games together or watched them on TV together...over the phone with him in Winnipeg and me in Alberta. The last game we attended together was a certain July game in 2006 in Edmonton. I vaguely recall a remarkable ending to that one. He's been gone for a few years, and the next Bomber Grey Cup will be a bit bittersweet simply because my grandfather won't be around to celebrate with me.
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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2014, 01:46:03 AM »

Blue in Edmonton - Welcome to The Extra Point.  We hope you enjoy good conversations with Bomber fans from many cities in North America and other parts of the world.
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2014, 01:26:54 PM »

I have been a Bomber fan since the late 70`s
Followed the team religiously the past 20 years...
I am 44 years old, was a Season Ticket Holder from 2000-2009 until I moved to Cgy for Work.
Have attended 16 LDC`s and founded the True Blue Booster Crew in 2003.
I am also an Original Member of this forum and enjoy reading many of the Posts. Simply amazed at times at how passionate our fan base is...LOVE IT! Don't post as often as I used too simply because I am in Cgy and don't see the team up close like I used too...

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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2014, 08:36:45 PM »

Im 33 yrs old(34 in October) and self proclaim myself as a fan since birth. I believe my earliest memories were as a 4 yr old when the Bombers won the 1984 Grey Cup.
im a fan of all levels of football and have no preference as to whats better
as a kid/teenager/ young adult i played amateur football from 11yrs old to 19 yrs old. from my experiences playing football and watching I'm always too overly optimistic my team can do well/make a come back.

Love stats/comparisons/projections

ive gone to aprox 97% of Bombers home games since 1997(as a season ticket holder since 2000?), missed aprox 4 games and those are all since 2010 when my son was born the day after a Bomber pre season game(wife was in labour during the game), I've gone to 3 Bomber games in Calgary and 2 in Edmonton.

My all-time favourite Bomber is Charles Roberts hence the name KingCharles (okay who doesn't also include Milt Stegall as their all-time favourite)

I pray to the football gods that  the Bombers can have a franchise QB, a QB that can be our QB for 10+ yrs and lead us to multiple Grey Cup Wins, i'm hoping that Drew Willy can be that guy (my overly optimistic side?)
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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2014, 02:54:29 PM »

I have been a Bomber fan since the late '70s.  I remember some lean years under coach Ray Jauch (rebuilding of course), loved watching Dieter Brock just send rockets down the field.  Always tried to go to a few games each year.  Became a STH in '97 and sat thru some painful games under Jeff Reinbold. Fondest memory of that era was our first win under that coach; and the fans pouring onto the field after the game. Gave up the ST for a few years and renewed in 2006.  STH ever since.  I always cheer on the Bombers & am one of the overly optimistic fans who think we will win the Grey Cup every year! (Hope springs eternal)

Still have my BrockBuster T-shirt!  Bomber themed wardrobe rivals the most avid fan!

I have 3 favourite players - Milt Stegall, Doug Brown and Joe Poplawski
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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2014, 03:03:21 PM »

Hi my name is Jayrock...and I am a Riders fan.

Born in Winnipeg, grew up in Saskatchewan, moved to Winnipeg to go to school. Got a job, meet my wife....here for life.
Just cannot bring myself to not be a riders fan, but find myself following the bombers almost as much; home town team kinda thing.
My genius plan of repopulating Winnipeg with young rider fans, has not gone all that well, 3 new bomber fans in my house. I know I should not have agreed to let my wife stay home and raise the kids.
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