Extra Points

TERRY JONES -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 9:35 AM ET

Popcorn, peanuts and other items on which to chew as you contemplate the fourth meeting this season between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Edmonton Eskimos tomorrow night at Commonwealth Stadium.

THEY'RE BACK: Honest, there are teams in the CFL other than the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. It's just that the Eskimos played the Bombers in both pre-season games and then were back in Winnipeg for Game 2 of the regular season.

Barring a playoff match-up, the two teams will not see each other again this year. Eskimos tied the home pre-season game and won the return engagement. In the game which counted it was 27-8 for the Eskimos.

The two teams played three times last year with the Eskimos winning both in Edmonton and the Bombers the game in Winnipeg. Historically Edmonton is 85-72-2 against Winnipeg.

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The last game against the Blue Bombers was the eighth time since 2001 that the Eskimos held the opposition to fewer than 10 points.

QUIZ No. 1: Eskimos defensive coach Dennis Winston was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers back-to-back Super Bowl title teams in 1979 and 1980. Name the former Eskimos kicker who was a member of the first back-to-back Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl championship team in 1975 and 1976:

a. Dave Cutler

b. Hank Ilesic

c. Bobby Walden

d. Tommy Joe Coffey

e. Peter Kempf

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The Eskimos, until the second half in Montreal last week, had scored in the first drive of each of the five halves they had played - three touchdowns and two field goals.

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QUIZ No. 2: Which of the following women was once the general manager of the Ottawa Rough Riders in the CFL:

a. Jo-Anne Polak

b. Cathy Presniak

c. Marie Scott

d. Dianne Greenough

e. Louise Campbell

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The Eskimos have 14 sacks after their first three games. It took them until Game 6 of last season to reach that total.

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BY THE NUMBERS: Ottawa traditionally is the worst draw of all visiting teams to Commonwealth Stadium but with 36,912 for the Renegades for the home opener, the Eskimos have a great jump on the season at the gate. Here are the numbers they have to shoot for:

1. 463,188 - 1982

2. 399,899 - 1983

3. 371,054 - 2003

4. 360,880 - 1986

5. 359,103 - 1981

6. 351,284 - 2004

7. 344,496 - 1980

8. 343,447 - 2002

9. 340,239 - 1979

10. 335,419 - 1985

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UP NEXT: CFL 2004 Coach of the Year Greg Marshall brings his Hamilton Tiger-Cats here July 30 with a 5 p.m. Saturday night start time.

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TRIVIA ANSWERS: Quiz No. 1: c. Bobby Walden, known as the 'Big Toe From Cairo' was an Eskimo in 1961, 1962 and 1963. Quiz No. 2: a. Jo-Anne Polak was the general manager of the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1989 to 1991.


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