Coach Kelly in tune with Troy

JIM BENDER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:56 AM ET

Mikey likes it.

Today's Banjo Bowl got its name when former Winnipeg kicker Troy Westwood suggested Saskatchewan Roughriders fans were "banjo-pickin' inbreds." Blue Bombers head coach Mike Kelly loves the history behind its creation.

"Apparently, either Troy Westwood took a page out of my book or I took one out of Troy's," Kelly said yesterday. "But sometimes when you open your mouth and you're just trying to have a little fun, things turn into something else and Troy was able to open his mouth, have a little fun and they turned it into a trophy that gets awarded."

The Banjo Bowl is the back half of a back-to-back series with the prairie-rival Riders, following the Labour Day Classic weekend in Regina.

"It just adds to this rivalry between the two provinces and how much fun and how much importance it holds."

jim.bender@sunmedia.ca


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