WINNIPEG - Shine up those slippers, Cinderella. You’re going on a little run.
It turned out things weren’t too good to be true for the down-but-not-out Edmonton Eskimos, who completed a sweep of the CFL’s Basement Bowl with a 35-27 overtime win against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Investors Group Field on Friday.
With two new starting tackles parachuted in to augment an injury-depleted Bombers lineup, the Eskimos avoided becoming the first team in the CFL to hit double digits in losses on the year to come up with their first regular-season win in Winnipeg since July 13, 2007.
Improving to 3-9 on the season in front of 28,859 in attendance, the Eskimos managed to keep whatever slim playoff hopes they have alive.
But it’s still better than none.