Bombers set for meaningless finale against Alouettes

The Bombers host the Alouettes in the last game of the CFL season. (QMI Agency/Files)

The Bombers host the Alouettes in the last game of the CFL season. (QMI Agency/Files)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:54 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Saturday's football game at Canad Inns Stadium will be the end of an era and the beginning of another, as long as everything goes as planned on both fronts.

Last year’s East Final was supposed to be the last game at the Polo Park stadium, but numerous construction delays at the shiny new Investors Group Field (that darn wind) forced the Bombers to return for a 60th season. IGF should be ready for the start of the 2013 season. We hope.

As for the start of something new, Saturday’s meaningless regular-season finale against the Montreal Alouettes (11-6) will be Tim Burke’s first official game as the Bombers head coach. He had the interim part of the title removed on Thursday, and he celebrated later that night by going to dinner at The Keg with his wife.

Bombers linebacker Marcellus Bowman feels Saturday’s game as an important one because it can start and end a couple of eras on a positive note.

“You definitely want to begin the next era of Blue Bomber football the right way, with the ending of this stadium with a new coach and since he said the vast majority of us are going into next year, kind of just building some momentum towards that,” Bowman said.

The Bombers (5-12) are making a boatload of changes to their roster, while the Alouettes are starting backup quarterback Adrian McPherson and resting Anthony Calvillo.

 

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