Where do Blue Bombers go from here?

A Blue Bombers fan covers his head surrounded by Roughriders fans in Regina on Sept. 1, 2013....

A Blue Bombers fan covers his head surrounded by Roughriders fans in Regina on Sept. 1, 2013. (David Stobbe/Reuters)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:50 PM ET

WINNIPEG - The Banjo Bowl trophy sat on a table in the south-end concourse, alone.

It's the middle of Fan Appreciation Day at our new Pigskin Park, but nobody's lining up for a photo.

Over on the east-side grounds, all but one picnic table are empty, with the most bored music man in Winnipeg playing tunes for a table of three.

Maybe a couple dozen people are using the various props in the fan zone, while a few dozen more are getting autographs from Blue Bombers players and coaches in the Pinnacle Club, the stadium's banquet hall.

"Last year there were 6,000 people here," one bored vendor said.

Earlier, a crowd in the hundreds had sat in the stands to watch their team practice for the big game.

Rivalry?

This whole Winnipeg-Saskatchewan thing needs a big-time spit-and-polish, because the shine has come right off the local portion of it.


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