Dog days of autumn for Blue Bombers

Justin Goltz is winding down the season taking third team reps on a Bombers team that will miss the...

Justin Goltz is winding down the season taking third team reps on a Bombers team that will miss the playoffs.

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:39 AM ET

Your team is wobbling like a top that’s lost its momentum and is about to keel over.

The mercury in the thermometer is falling faster than a busted politician’s approval rating, and it’s only going to get worse.

Fan anger has turned to apathy.

And if all that wasn’t enough, you haven’t seen your child in so long you’re afraid you might not recognize the kid when you get back home.

This is life in mid-October for members of the CFL also-ran, who this season reside in Edmonton and Winnipeg.

“You’ve got to be mentally tough,” Blue Bomber quarterback Justin Goltz was saying of the late-season grind. “If you’re not, it’ll eat you up.”

It’s rare for two teams to be all-but-eliminated from post-season contention with still three weeks left in the regular season.

Don’t tell them the days are getting shorter.

“There’s days that go by and it’s a struggle,” Goltz said. “It’s tough to find motivation, but you have to. That’s what got you here, and


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