WINNIPEG - It feels like we've gone back in time.
Five years back, to be exact.
It was July 24, 2008. The Saskatchewan Roughriders were 4-0, the Calgary Stampeders were 3-1, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers were 0-4, just one game off their current mark of 1-3.
Bombers starting quarterback Kevin Glenn was struggling out of the gate, so he was replaced in Week 5 by Ryan Dinwiddie, who started the previous year’s Grey Cup but was making his first regular-season start.
It was, of course, against the Stamps.
Dinwiddie completed 24 of 39 attempts for 450 yards and hooked up with Romby Bryant on a 35-yard touchdown toss with 12 seconds left. The Bombers won 32-28, and Mr. Blue Eyes was an automatic hero.
“It feels good just to go out there and get this first win,” Dinwiddie said at the time. “Now that we got some momentum rolling, we feel a little bit better about ourselves, and it’s just time to go to work. In my book this win’s over and done with.”