Winnipeg – Winnipeg Blue Bomber head coach Mike O’Shea told 680-CJOB on Thursday that he can’t say enough about the fans and how they stuck it out through Wednesday’s nights two-and-a-half hour weather delay at Investors Group Field. The game was scheduled to start at 7-30 but because of lightning-filled thunderstorms in the area, it didn’t kick off until 10-07.
“You gotta hand it to the fans once again for sticking in the way they did during that big delay. Phenomenal, phenomenal that they did that” said O’Shea.
O’Shea has been saying all season that the loyal Bomber fans deserve better performance from the team. And after losing their first 3 home games of the season, the Bombers certainly delivered for their faithful, rolling up a 34-0 halftime lead en route to a 37-11 win over Hamilton.
O’Shea says it appears the Bombers came through the game without any significant injuries although the status of offensive lineman Jermarcus Hardrick is uncertain. Hardrick left the game in the first half with an upper body injury.
The Bombers will now take a couple of days off before returning to the practice field on Monday to prepare for next Friday’s game in Toronto.