Bombers need successful Grey Cup to help pay off debt

From left, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, President and CEO of the Blue Bombers Wade Miller, and...

From left, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, President and CEO of the Blue Bombers Wade Miller, and Commissioner of the CFL Mark Cohon attend an announcement that Winnipeg will host the 2015 Grey Cup. (Chris Procaylo/QMI Agency)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:41 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Premier Greg Selinger wrapped his fingers around one of the handles of the silver chalice to his left, either oblivious of or unconcerned about any kind of curse.

Blue Bomber CEO Wade Miller, on the other hand, still carries that player’s mentality, even if it’s on a slightly bigger frame than it was a decade ago.

“I came into the league in 1995, and since then have never actually touched the Grey Cup,” Miller explained. “Because I said I never would until we won it.”

Are the Bombers getting any closer?

They couldn’t get any further away, as last year’s performance, on and off the field, hit rock-bottom.

But not being able to win the CFL’s big game — it’s been 23 years, and counting — doesn’t mean you can’t host it, and reap the rewards, financially.


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