GREY?

Seven ways to en­joy an­other Bomber- free Cup

SundayXtra - - LOCAL NEWS - BY ADAM WAZNY

IEd­mon­ton. N these parts, watch­ing the Grey Cup typ­i­cally means watch­ing other CFL clubs play in the big game.

We all know the re­cent Win­nipeg Blue Bombers drought: Zero rings in 20 years, but did you know the dry spell goes deeper than that? Since 1966 — the year af­ter the Bombers ended their mag­i­cal run of eight ap­pear­ances in 15 years — the lo­cal squad has only earned an in­vite to the dance seven times, boast­ing just three ti­tles. Seven Grey Cup ap­pear­ances in 45 years. De­pressed yet? Be­fore you throw your­self in a snow­bank, take heart — the Win­nipeg foot­ball fan can still find some three-down spirit and con­sume some na­tion­al­is­tic pride, de­spite not hav­ing a horse in this race. With the right ap­proach, of course.

The Mon­treal Alou­ettes and Saskatchewan Roughrid­ers.

Com­mon­wealth Sta­dium in

5 p. m. ( TSN, CJOB). Those are the par­tic­u­lars. Here’s a con­verted touch­down worth of ways you can find a lit­tle more en­joy­ment in your Grey Cup view­ing ex­pe­ri­ence:

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