Bombers, Esks turn West upside down

Bombers head coach Mike O'Shea watches play against the RedBlacks during CFL action in Winnipeg...

Bombers head coach Mike O'Shea watches play against the RedBlacks during CFL action in Winnipeg last Thursday. O'Shea has his team tied for first place with a 2-0 record. (Brian Donogh/QMI Agency)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:40 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea was asked about the standings in the CFL West, Monday.

His answer reflects the state of his team through two weeks.

“I’ve never been in the West,” O’Shea said. “So I don’t know what it’s supposed to look like.”

Few expected it to look like this: with the Bombers and Edmonton unbeaten and tied at the top, the perennial Grey Cup contending B.C. Lions floundering in the cellar, at 0-2.

But the Bombers, bulging with new faces and CFL rookies, don’t know any better. Ignorance really is bliss.

Keep in mind Winnipeg and Edmonton won a combined seven games all of last season, when they took turns as the league’s laughing stock, both on the field and in the front offices.

Juicy storylines were beamed out almost daily, like soap-opera episodes, from the once-proud, community-owned franchises.


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