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12-16-2012, 02:43 AM
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blueandgoldguy
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Came across this gem of a video about the history of the Osborne Stadium - the Bombers old stadium from 1930s to 1953.

http://vimeo.com/43772530

For anyone who is a fan of the history of sports in Winnipeg, this is a must-watch!

Some notable things in the video..

I forgot there were two Winnipeg teams in the old Western Canadian Rugby Football Union, the Winnipeg Winnipegs and the St. John's Johnnies. Very original names - why did we change them?

Those teams merged to form the Winnipeg Pegs.

The football field dimensions at Osborne Stadium were like hybrid CFL/NFL field. Width was like the CFL field, but the length was like the NFL field! 100 yards in length and 10 yard endzones.

Imagine being a receiver running full speed into the endzone with no buffer between the back of the endzone and a 10-15 foot high wooden wall!

Didn't realize Satchel Paige and Jesse Owens made appearances at the stadium for baseball games either.

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