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« on: September 14, 2019, 01:46:22 AM »

Bombers To Induct Bob Cameron into Ring of Honour

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will induct longtime punter Bob Cameron to the team's Ring of Honour during their game on Sept 27 against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Cameron was a mainstay for the Bombers over a remarkable career that saw him handle the punting chores for 23 years, from 1980-2003, and 394 regular season games until he retired at age 48.

He ranks second all-time on the Canadian Football League's all-time list for games played. Cameron also holds the CFL's consecutive games-played mark at 353, covering a stretch from August 27, 1980, to September 16, 2000.

After earning a job with the Bombers in 1980, Cameron established himself as not only one of the most consistent punters in the CFL but the best kicker in adverse conditions - a skill that helped him earn the Most Outstanding Canadian Award in gusty conditions during the 1988 Grey Cup. He appeared in six Grey Cups for the Bombers - 1984, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2001 - and has three championship rings from the '84, '88 and '90 teams.

Cameron was a four-time CFL All-Star (1988, 1989, 1990, 1993) and a six-time divisional all-star (1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995). He was the Bombers' Most Outstanding Canadian Player in 1988 and 1998 and was inducted into the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame in 2003, the Nova Scotia Football Hall of Fame in 2009, Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2010, and the Acadia University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013.

Cameron is the lone Ring of Honour inductee for 2019 and will join a group of legends that includes Chris Walby, Ken Ploen, Gerry James, Milt Stegall, Dieter Brock, Leo Lewis, Bud Grant, Herb Gray, Doug Brown, Jack Jacobs and Fritz Hanson.
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2019, 01:49:52 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 04:44:50 AM »

It's about time that he is in...
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 05:37:28 AM »

best all season punter ever
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 10:52:31 AM »

What are the "rules" for "retiring the jersey number" we hear about all the time?  Does every Ring of Honour inductee get their jersey number retired?  When it's retired, can no other WPG player ever wear it again?  Or just on their own side of the ball?  (i.e. Stegall 85 is inducted, he was O, so can a D ever wear 85? Forget for a moment certain positions tend to certain number ranges.)

Since there are only 100 numbers, including 0, what do teams do when "retired numbers" start to reach 10 or 20 or 30 players?  You only have so many numbers, and one would think the "popular" numbers would be retired first.

I've always been confused about this, and have never seen a good explanation.
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 11:26:11 AM »

well deserved.
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2019, 12:22:17 PM »

I think it's more a tribute when someone else wears a legends number. Unless it's a puke like Evander Kane LOL
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2019, 12:42:01 PM »

What are the "rules" for "retiring the jersey number" we hear about all the time?  Does every Ring of Honour inductee get their jersey number retired?  When it's retired, can no other WPG player ever wear it again?  Or just on their own side of the ball?  (i.e. Stegall 85 is inducted, he was O, so can a D ever wear 85? Forget for a moment certain positions tend to certain number ranges.)

Since there are only 100 numbers, including 0, what do teams do when "retired numbers" start to reach 10 or 20 or 30 players?  You only have so many numbers, and one would think the "popular" numbers would be retired first.

I've always been confused about this, and have never seen a good explanation.


Officially, the Bombers don't retire numbers.

Traditionally, when a team has a ring of honour or something along those lines, it's a way to honour the player while still keeping the number in circulation.

However, as long as Brad Fotty is equipment manager, I don't think we'll be seeing the 11s, 63s, or 85s, etc in circulation.
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2019, 04:12:24 PM »

Poor selection, tarnishes the ring.
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2019, 04:23:07 PM »

Cameron was not only the Bombers best punter he played over two decades which is unmatched in CFL history!   In tight defensive games he constantly gave our offence great field position.   He also knew how to kick into the wind which is a good thing on the prairies!
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2019, 04:24:02 PM »

Poor selection, tarnishes the ring.
wow hate to know what he did to you.
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« Reply #11 on: Today at 01:23:00 AM »

Poor selection, tarnishes the ring.
Have some respect.  Geeeeez!
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« Reply #12 on: Today at 02:05:49 AM »

Why Cameron had no respect during my interaction with him.
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