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« Reply #75 on: August 18, 2017, 03:40:01 PM »

LOL Lincoln Locomotive!  My brother's fav. player was Leo Lewis too.
Mine was Billy Cooper #1 and Ken Ploen #2. I was commenting on
someone else's FB when he asked our all-time fav. Bomber players.
I couldn't believe it when a guy also said Billy Cooper #1 and Ken Ploen #2.
Billy wasn't with the Bombers very long, but was a Rookie of the Year in the West
and a great receiver for us. I really liked Leo Lewis and Ken Nielsen too. 

Now my fav. player in Ian Wild #1 and Clarence Denmark #2.
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« Reply #76 on: August 20, 2017, 12:31:31 PM »

LOL Lincoln Locomotive!  My brother's fav. player was Leo Lewis too.
Mine was Billy Cooper #1 and Ken Ploen #2. I was commenting on
someone else's FB when he asked our all-time fav. Bomber players.
I couldn't believe it when a guy also said Billy Cooper #1 and Ken Ploen #2.
Billy wasn't with the Bombers very long, but was a Rookie of the Year in the West
and a great receiver for us. I really liked Leo Lewis and Ken Nielsen too. 

Now my fav. player in Ian Wild #1 and Clarence Denmark #2.
Yes "Doc" Nielsen was another favourite of mine but he just missed the bus as far as being on all those Grey Cup winning teams.  He still has the CFL record for longest play from scrimmage at 109 yards.   Ken Ploen threw a strike from the endzone that he caught around the 35 yard line which was about as far as he could throw it and took it all the way to the house.  He also made one of the most spectacular one handed catches ever which was a diving catch where he completely laid himself out, landing face down with the ball cradled in his outstretched hand.  I wish I could find a video highlite of that catch because it was something that didn't happen that often in the CFL in those days! 

My favorite Bombers now are Andrew Harris and Matt Nichols....and I'm really liking this new kid Thorpe who reminds me so much of Terry Vaughn who used to play for Edmonton!
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« Reply #77 on: November 15, 2017, 10:03:03 PM »

Hello, new to this forum but not a new bomber fan. I have been watching the Bombers and the CFL in general for as long as I can remember. I remember seeing the bombers win their last grey cup in 1990 as a young boy. Still waiting for another and now have two young boys of my own...

iLooking foward to joining in some bomber talk!
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« Reply #78 on: November 16, 2017, 12:21:27 AM »

Welcome to the Forum.  We have many knowledgeable and passionate Blue Bomber fans here...all waiting for that next Grey Cup win...and we look forward to your contributions. Thanks for your interest!
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« Reply #79 on: April 26, 2018, 11:43:51 PM »

First memory of the bombers was in 1953 in the Grey cup game that they lost to Hamilton. I did some research on wiki to refresh my memory. It confirmed my memory of listening to the game on our large counsel radio. This is my first Bomber recollection:

?With the score 12-6 and time running out in the fourth quarter, Jacobs put together yet another long drive of 98 yards to the Hamilton two-yard line. On the very last play of the game he passed to an apparently wide-open Tom Casey, standing on the goal line. But as the ball reached his hands Hamiton's Kusserow hit Casey and he dropped the ball. Winnipeg fans claimed pass interference and Hamilton fans called it a very well timed tackle. Even examination of the game films has not succeeded in resolving the dispute. However, the officials called no penalty and Hamilton won the game.?😫

Next great memory was in 1957 at my Cub Scout father son banquet. My dad was sick and unable to attend. Kenny Ploen was the guest speaker. They made him my honary father for the evening. You can understand why he was always my favorite Bomber. Leo Lewis a close second.

Fast forward to 7 years ago. I was seriously ill with cancer. It was touch and go. My family got bomber plates for my car, a jersey with Ploen on the back, and a history of the bombers, autographed by Kenny
Ploen courtesy of the bombers. Need I say more!!  BB🏈



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« Reply #80 on: April 27, 2018, 02:45:15 AM »

Thanks for sharing your stories Maudie.  You have some great memories and we hope many more memories to come.
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« Reply #81 on: April 27, 2018, 03:20:46 PM »

The highlights of the 1953 Grey Cup are on YouTube (5:50 mark of video for the play in question)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L57ntOhrozw

Looks like a good defensive play to me.
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« Reply #82 on: April 27, 2018, 04:15:01 PM »

Agree. It was a good call.
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« Reply #83 on: June 01, 2018, 11:13:05 PM »

Bomber fan since the early sixties, when my dad had the Bomber game on the radio while our family was driving through the Minnedosa Valley on Highway 10 from Brandon to Dauphin.
The announcer kept talking about a player named Kenny Pleon, who became my favorite Bomber.
Now living in Edmonton, may favorite Bomber moments were watching the Bombers win the Grey Cup in 1984, and Milt Stegall's 'Miracle Catch' in 2006.
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« Reply #84 on: June 02, 2018, 03:20:25 AM »

Good memories.  Welcome Ploenfan.
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« Reply #85 on: June 15, 2018, 09:38:31 PM »

I grew up (debatable) in Winnipeg, but moved to Edmonton when I was 25, then moved to the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) when I was 30. Despite leaving The Peg 37 years ago, I remained a loyal  Bombers fan. My parents were both Bombers fans and I watched many games with them. Had season tickets before moving to Edmonton, but once in Edmonton, I only went to games when the Bombers were in town. Luckily, I got to see the Bombers win the Grey Cup in Edmonton in 1984. Have only been to a few Bomber games in Toronto, since I'm quite far away from downtown T.O. But I still watch every Bombers game on TV and still LOVE IT!!! Haven't been to the new IGF stadium (it's on my To Do list) but it looks fantastic on TV. I would have been a Jets fan too, but there were no Jets when I was a kid, so I'm a long suffering Leafs fan. Oh, and a recent suffering Raptors fan too. Btw, kudos to the Jets for their playoff run - I watched every game and they were amazing! Cheers to all the posters in this forum and here's to a great 2018 CFL season. Go Bombers Go!!!
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« Reply #86 on: June 15, 2018, 10:15:11 PM »

Welcome to the forum Trueblue4Life.  It's great to have both younger fans and fans who have experienced some of the history of the team as well.  Enjoy the discussions and news.
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« Reply #87 on: June 22, 2018, 04:36:09 PM »

I'm otherwise known as Balticfox.



I've been a hardcore CFL fan since catching part of the 1958 Grey Cup Game on the radio in the living room. The 1959 Topps CFL cards were the first bubble gum cards I ever collected as a kid. Here are some shots from my present day set:













I have a vague memory of getting them in this first wrapper here although some were evidently also distributed in this second wrapper which Topps had used previously for the 1958 NFL cards:





I'm still a big card collector to the present day. In addition between my spouse and myself we have nearly forty CFL jerseys, all with a Radically Canadian patch stitched onto them!

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« Reply #88 on: June 22, 2018, 05:23:48 PM »

Great collection of CFL history you have Foxhound.  Welcome to the forum!
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