Historic moment for Eskimos, Bombers

When the Eskimos take the field against the Bombers, it will be a gathering of historic...

When the Eskimos take the field against the Bombers, it will be a gathering of historic significance. (Amber Bracken/QMI Agency)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:11 AM ET

EDMONTON - We’ve been looking at this all wrong.

This is a rare moment in history.

It’s like the planetary alignment of the moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, which won’t happen again until 2040.

Or Haley’s Comet, not scheduled to return again until 2061.

Fortunately, just in time for Saturday’s 4:30 p.m. kickoff between the rancid 1-9 Edmonton Eskimos and the equally rank 2-8 Winnipeg Blue Bombers, league statistician Steve Daniel, who deserves a bonus for this, has provided the enlightenment.

On the same day it was announced the Bombers will return to the Western Conference next season, Daniels opened our eyes to an alternative storyline.

This so-called Toilet Bowl, a back-to-back two-holer, is not that at all.

Instead it is a special sight to be seen, an occasion to behold and the new beginning of the return to relevant games between the league’s greatest teams.


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