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« on: September 21, 2022, 02:11:27 PM »

Joe Poplawski to be inducted into the Ring of Honour at IG Field

WINNIPEG, MB., September 21, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are pleased to announce Joe Poplawski has been selected as the 14th inductee to the Ring of Honour at IG Field.

"This is pretty darn special," said Poplawski. "What first comes to mind is all the great teammates I had over the years, and this is certainly a tribute to them as well. I also think about the potential future Ring of Honour inductees, too, and it will be a great honour being up on the ring with them."

A gifted receiver who was acquired via trade with Edmonton in 1978, Poplawski played for the Blue Bombers from 1978-86, was named the Canadian Football League's Most Outstanding Rookie in 1978, and was twice saluted as the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian (first in 1981 and then again in 1986). He was also a finalist for the same award in 1989, 1984 and 1985.

He still ranks third all-time in Blue Bombers history in receptions (549) and receiving yardage (8,341) behind only Milt Stegall and James Murphy.

A five-time CFL All-Star (1978, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986), he was inducted into the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1998.

"Joe Poplawski wasn't just a great Blue Bomber, he has long been a great citizen of Winnipeg and an outstanding person," said Blue Bombers President and CEO Wade Miller. "The Winnipeg Football Club is thrilled to add him to our Ring of Honour along with the other legends of the franchise."

Poplawski's name will be added to the Ring of Honour at halftime on Friday, October 28th when the Bombers close out the regular season against the B.C. Lions. He will join the 13 other inductees to the Ring of Honour in Chris Walby, Ken Ploen, Gerry James, Milt Stegall, Dieter Brock, Leo Lewis, Bud Grant, Herb Gray, Doug Brown, Jack Jacobs, Fritz Hanson, Bob Cameron and Bob Irving.

 
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2022, 02:12:55 PM »

Long overdue.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2022, 03:53:46 PM »

Good for Joe, does anyone know if he still makes Wpg. his home?
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2022, 04:19:32 PM »

Good for Joe, does anyone know if he still makes Wpg. his home?
I believe he most certainly does! I bumped into him at the grey cup party from 2019. Super nice fellow him and his wife.

I did not realize how massive his numbers are! WOW

Well deserved no question but gotta get Blink in there to!
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2022, 04:51:30 PM »

This is awesome. Congrats, Joe!
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2022, 05:49:08 PM »

Holy Smokes, Joe Pop wasn't in the Ring of Honor???!?! Super long overdue, outstanding player, awesome reciever and super genuine nice guy. Good on Joe Pop!!!
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2022, 07:04:13 PM »

Neat, I remember his name from the earliest games I attended.

Anyone remember his number?
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2022, 07:10:25 PM »

Neat, I remember his name from the earliest games I attended.

Anyone remember his number?


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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2022, 09:26:03 PM »

I'm too young to recall seeing this guy but from what I hear he was awesome

I have found memories of watching the CFL with my Dad in the 80s.  He would buy those bet the score cards.  Good times.
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2022, 09:43:31 PM »

Joe Pop, Rick House, Paul Bennett.

It was nice to hear Joe talk about the bombers and his time playing in the CFL today.
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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2022, 03:10:44 AM »

Cool. My dad is gonna be stoked.
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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2022, 09:11:49 PM »

I got to know there son Derek because was the Supe at the YMCA south pre covid crap. Nice guy to.
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