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Author Topic: 10 Plays that Made a Champion: #1 A hint of magic  (Read 40 times)
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« on: October 24, 2020, 05:44:30 AM »

10 Plays that Made a Champion: #1 A hint of magic - Ed Tait

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers championship run last November is already folklore in these parts thanks to the compelling characters and storylines that were part of the heart-racing moments leading up the historic finish.

The story has already been told in book form - and, yes, that?s an obvious and shameless plug for our 'For the W: look back at the championship season', available at The Bomber Store.

Still, what often gets glossed over are the smaller moments that helped shape the big picture - those critical and timely plays that, collectively combined, make a champion, whether they come on offence, defence or special teams. Over the next few weeks, will dig a little deeper at 10 signature plays from last fall?s run that, given the benefit of hindsight, were massive in the club?s 11th Grey Cup championship.


The Canadian Football League's official statistics report for Game #83 of the 2019 season simply lists it as play #121 - an eight-yard completion from Zach Collaros to Darvin Adams for a touchdown.

Yet, rewind to last October and the Blue Bombers' last regular season contest against the Calgary Stampeders and the Collaros-to-Adams touchdown is certainly bigger than what is spelled out in the black and white of the statistical summary.

It was a play that provided immediate hope in that moment, and a hint of the promise that was to come. And, besides being a play-of-the-year candidate, it also offered a glimpse of the different dimension Collaros could offer the Bombers' offence........

The rest of "10 Plays..." is here.

"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one." - John Wooden
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