Bombers are talk of town after Argos beatdown

Bombers fans enjoyed Thursday's game and many more made calls about tickets on Friday. (Fred...

Bombers fans enjoyed Thursday's game and many more made calls about tickets on Friday. (Fred Greenslade/Reuters)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:55 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Almost everywhere you went today in Winnipeg and likely beyond, the Bombers were the talk of the town.

Less than 24 hours after their 45-21 thumping of the Toronto Argonauts in their season-opener at Investors Group Field, people were still buzzing about the performance that shocked many. Also buzzing were the phone lines at the team’s offices, where fans were calling to scoop up tickets for next week’s home game against the Ottawa RedBlacks.

“The calls were constant,” a member of the Bombers staff said.

The Bombers attracted just 24,872 spectators to Thursday’s home-opener, which was the smallest announced crowd since IGF opened last June. It wasn’t the smallest crowd, however, as only about 22,000 showed up for last year’s final home game in early November.

New quarterback Drew Willy, who should probably throw his name in the race for mayor, was the star of the show, tossing four touchdown passes as the Blue and Gold cruised to victory.


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