Winnipeg Mayor – in lucky jacket – looks forward to Gray Cup on Sunday – Winnipeg
As the Winnipeggers get ready to see their team play a second straight Gray Cup championship on Sunday, some fans are pulling out their lucky charms.
A high profile Blue Bombers fan says he’s even slept with his own.
“I’m not a superstitious guy, but I was wearing a Winnipeg Blue Bomber on the field in Calgary when we won (the 2019 Gray Cup) and slept with it the last few nights,” said the mayor of Winnipeg, Brian Bowman. CJOB.
“I’ll wear it again. I hope this will bring us luck.
“I’m very nervous about this game. I know the stats are good, but we are entering their territory, their fans – we are the underdogs for this game. If we can win back-to-back championships it will be an incredible achievement for an incredible team. “
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Bowman said he would wear his lucky jacket in Hamilton, wear it to the game and then bring it home for a “good wash”.
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The mayor said he was looking forward to the trip to Hamilton, where the Bombers will face their hometown Tiger-Cats, not just for the chance to make the game. The media frenzy around the championship, he said, gives him a platform to talk about Winnipeg on a pan-Canadian stage.
“I will represent the city…. And what I love about the CFL when your team enters the Gray Cup is that it gives you a national platform to talk about all the great things that are happening in our community, as well as what the team made in our community, and they are doing a lot right now in a difficult year.
“I think we share a lot of things in common with Hamilton – we’re often underestimated, they’re both blue collar towns and CFL towns with a long history … and luckily our history against them in the CFL Gray Cup games are pretty good.
“Including the last one. And our first Gray Cup victory was against the Hamilton team at the time, in 1935. ”
The mayor – who won a friendly bet against his Regina counterpart Sandra Masters after the Bombers defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL West Final – will also face Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger, the loser expected to wear the jersey of the winning team and display a life -Cardboard cutout size 108 hours (in reference to the 108th Gray Cup).
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