The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian football team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are members of the East Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). They play their home games at Canad Inns Stadium, and plan to move to a new stadium, Investors Group Field, in June 2013.
The Blue Bombers were founded in 1930. Since that time they have won the league's Grey Cup championship ten times, most recently in 1990. With 10 wins they have the third highest win total in the Grey Cup among active and defunct CFL teams. Though they are currently the team with the longest Grey Cup drought, only the Edmonton Eskimos CFL franchise has as many Grey Cup appearances as the Blue Bombers current 24. The Blue Bombers were also the first team not located in Ontario or Quebec to win a championship. The Blue Bombers have won 19 Western Division Championships and seven Eastern Division Championships.
Famous quotes containing the words blue and/or bombers:
“The blue we bathe in is the blue we breathe. The blue we breathe, I fear, is what we want from life and only find in fiction. For the voyeur, fiction is whats called going all the way.”
—William Gass (b. 1924)
“In bombers named for girls, we burned
The cities we had learned about in school
Till our lives wore out; our bodies lay among
The people we had killed and never seen.”
—Randall Jarrell (19141965)