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Title: City football field to be named after CFL legend Mike O'Shea
Post by: Tiger on August 06, 2022, 03:47:20 AM
https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/city-football-field-to-be-named-after-cfl-legend-mike-oshea-5664116

North Bay will officially dedicate the football field at the Steve Omischl Sports Field Complex in honour of North Bay native Mike O?Shea in recognition of his successful career as a player and coach.


Title: Re: City football field to be named after CFL legend Mike O'Shea
Post by: ModAdmin on August 06, 2022, 04:14:06 AM
Well deserved and congratulations Mike O'Shea.


Title: Re: City football field to be named after CFL legend Mike O'Shea
Post by: TecnoGenius on August 06, 2022, 04:16:39 AM
Awesome.

I say if he wins the threepeat he gets a statue here (even if we wait a few/many years).


Title: Re: City football field to be named after CFL legend Mike O'Shea
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on August 06, 2022, 12:16:08 PM
Awesome.

I say if he wins the threepeat he gets a statue here (even if we wait a few/many years).

He is entering into the realm of greatness both as a player and now as a coach.   One thing should be noted, when MOS and KW inherited this team they were committed not only to turning the dumpster fire of a franchise around....but to build a dynasty and perennial contender.   I would say they accomplished this and yes it took some time, however it's one thing to turn things around in the short term and quite the accomplishment to succeed for the long term.   Not to forget Wade Miller who solidified the Bomber BOD when he took over in 2013 and provided the leadership at the top end necessary for Walters and O'Shea to succeed.   
Miller, Walters and O'Shea have become the "Three Amigos" of the Bomber football franchise and they all recognize that the fans and their support and loyalty are key components in the Bombers success story.


Title: Re: City football field to be named after CFL legend Mike O'Shea
Post by: TecnoGenius on August 06, 2022, 07:54:14 PM
Miller, Walters and O'Shea have become the "Three Amigos" of the Bomber football franchise and they all recognize that the fans and their support and loyalty are key components in the Bombers success story.

That's it then, a statue of all 3!  Plaque under it says "Canadian Mafia".


Title: Re: City football field to be named after CFL legend Mike O'Shea
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on August 06, 2022, 09:58:07 PM
That's it then, a statue of all 3!  Plaque under it says "Canadian Mafia".

:D


Title: Re: City football field to be named after CFL legend Mike O'Shea
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on August 06, 2022, 10:45:35 PM
That's it then, a statue of all 3!  Plaque under it says "Canadian Mafia".


I was thinking the same, hard to honour one when all three are equally deserving.


Title: Re: City football field to be named after CFL legend Mike O'Shea
Post by: gordo on August 06, 2022, 10:54:23 PM
That's it then, a statue of all 3!  Plaque under it says "Canadian Mafia".

Would be perfect and I think equal credit should go to all three of these guys for turning this organization around and building this championship team.


Title: Re: City football field to be named after CFL legend Mike O'Shea
Post by: DM83 on August 07, 2022, 03:06:43 AM
Yeah it's the Canadian Mafia Einstein!  Hey with the program


Title: Re: City football field to be named after CFL legend Mike O'Shea
Post by: Stretch on August 07, 2022, 12:03:00 PM
That's it then, a statue of all 3!  Plaque under it says "Canadian Mafia".


Gotta make sure we invite Dave Dickenson to the unveiling.  ;D


Title: Re: City football field to be named after CFL legend Mike O'Shea
Post by: bluebeard on August 07, 2022, 04:39:23 PM
Would be perfect and I think equal credit should go to all three of these guys for turning this organization around and building this championship team.


And don't forget Richie Hall, the coach that most of us wanted fired at the beginning. Thank goodness O'Shea does not read this forum.


Title: Re: City football field to be named after CFL legend Mike O'Shea
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on August 07, 2022, 06:27:29 PM
And don't forget Richie Hall, the coach that most of us wanted fired at the beginning. Thank goodness O'Shea does not read this forum.

Sorry, we're discussing statue status here, no coordinator ever is going to be a immortalised with a statue, but they can mention Richie on the plaque. 


Title: Re: City football field to be named after CFL legend Mike O'Shea
Post by: pjrocksmb on August 07, 2022, 08:01:38 PM
And don't forget Richie Hall, the coach that most of us wanted fired at the beginning. Thank goodness O'Shea does not read this forum.
Bang on.  Defense wins championships and Halls been brilliant.

The entire coaching staff and management are building to legend status, not to mention the core players.