Thursday, July 28, 2011

CFL Gameday: British Columbia at Winnipeg (July 28, 2011)

Wally Buono seeks out his first win of the season as the Lions travel to Winnipeg to take on the rejuvenated Blue Bombers, a team which has surprised more than a few CFL fans this season with their success thus far.

The Blue however have things other than football on their minds this week, as they are in mourning over the passing of their popular defensive coach Richard Harris, the long time CFL coach was found in his office at Canad Inn stadium having succumbed to a heart attack.

Needless to say his passing has affected the Bombers and owing to the nature of the CFL his death also has been felt by many other players across the league.

The emotional toll of the news of the week will provide an additional challenge for the Bombers, who found much of their success through the season so far on the strength of the Harris defence, it will be with their coach on their minds that the Blue take to the field on Thursday night.

Below you can find information about the kick off game to week five, offering up previews and game reviews, as well as other items of note from and other sources

Game Time 7 PM CT ( 5 PT) TSN

Pre Game

Vancouver Province-- Lions share of heat is now on Benevides
Vancouver Sun--  Bighill becoming a hit with Lions
Winnipeg Free Press-- Tonight's game tribute to coach
Winnipeg Sun--  Bombers' Reid looking to launch
Globe and Mail-- Winless Lions cling to glimmers of hope

British Columbia Lions Quick Snaps
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Quick Snaps

Post Game

British Columbia 20 at Winnipeg 25
Attendance -- 29,553

Winnipeg Free Press-- Bombers take win against Lions
Winnipeg Sun-- Bombers score inspirational win
Vancouver Province-- BC Lions defence good, but Bombers getter in Leos' latest loss
Vancouver Sun-- Blue Bombers send Lions reeling to 0-5
Globe and Mail-- Bombers keep Lions winless
National Post-- Late drive lifts Blue Bombers over winless Lions

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