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03-17-2013, 07:39 PM
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OT:Winnipeg a Hockey or Football Town?

In your opinion, are the Jets more popular than the Bombers right now in terms of media attention, radio talk, just fan passion overall? Or is this a town that loves both teams and deep down the Bombers will be # 1? It is tough to say since the Jets just came back over a year ago. My cousin believes this will always be a football town and the Jets will be second fiddle eventually.

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03-17-2013, 07:48 PM
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The Bombers are probably one of the most inept organizations in ALL of sports (from top to bottom). It's literally baffling how terrible they are. You'd think every once in a while they'd trip over themselves and win the grey cup... 75% of the teams make the playoffs for crying out loud. I actually root against them for that reason, it's great fun.

Thus, for me, the answer will always be Hockey.


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03-17-2013, 07:49 PM
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Jets AINEC. Very few people care about the Bombers from my experience

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03-17-2013, 07:51 PM
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Jets AINEC. Very few people care about the Bombers from my experience
That's my experience as well. I played highschool football and literally no one on the team cared about the CFL... NFL football was always the talk of the locker room after practice.

This also seems to be the case in University as well. Granted, I'm sure there are A LOT of Bomber fans in the city, but that's just my experience.

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03-17-2013, 07:54 PM
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It's both, hockey in the Winter and football In the summer

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03-17-2013, 07:55 PM
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i mean theres obviously lots of bomber fans. games are always packed and often just as much a party as a jets game.

but jets clearly are more popular

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03-17-2013, 07:57 PM
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Jets by a landslide. In the grand scheme of things it's a very small group of people who care about the Bombers, where EVERYONE cares about the Jets regardless of whether or not they're hockey fans.

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03-17-2013, 08:04 PM
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asking on hockey forum... sample bias probability: 0

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03-17-2013, 08:12 PM
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03-17-2013, 08:17 PM
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While I do like watching the CFL and particularly the Bombers. It does suck that they haven't been the greatest team. It's #2 overall in the city, but man in the summer and beginning of fall what else is there to (somewhat) cheer for in the Peg? I don't mind going to Goldeyes games either.

What I hate the most is when the Bombers actually do well and everyone goes on the bandwagon once again, it happens all the time.

So ya, Bombers #2, Jets #1.

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03-17-2013, 08:21 PM
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I'm a bigger Bombers fan than Jets fan. But I am a much bigger hockey fan than I am football fan. So try and figure that one out, cause I can't.

In the city in general Jets are much bigger, but that doesn't mean that the Bombers are even close to suffering for fans or popularity. I've even managed to convince most of NFL fan friends to be Bomber fans since once they actually watch the games they realize how much more exciting the CFL game is and realize it's more like NHL-KHL rather than NHL-AHL in terms of talent distribution (because of different playing styles)

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03-17-2013, 08:22 PM
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i'm a bigger bombers fan than jets fan. But i am a much bigger hockey fan than i am football fan. So try and figure that one out, cause i can't.
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03-17-2013, 08:37 PM
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Is that twitterspeak? Urgh, me hates twitter. Kids are on my lawn!

Anyways, I'm a bigger Jets fan than Kings fan (barely Jets are for sure 1a ). Although I do plan on wearing my Kings jersey next year to the game, since last year it was a great time when I wore my Brown jersey...

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03-17-2013, 08:39 PM
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Hockey, AINEC. not even close.

I do support the bombers out of civic duty, but when I see ads by the Blue Bombers where they're acting all hardcore and **** I just shake my head.

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03-17-2013, 08:40 PM
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Jets and it's not even close TBH

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03-17-2013, 08:46 PM
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The Jets play Canada`s favourite sport and they do it in the best league in the world. The Bombers are a minor league team in a less popular sport.

Nothing against the Bombers, I just bought season tickets this week, but this is not even a fair question. They are words apart.

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03-17-2013, 08:50 PM
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CFL is a Canadian league whereas the NHL is a North American league.
It's not realistic to compare apples to oranges.

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03-17-2013, 08:58 PM
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Based on what I've heard, the Bombers were traditionally a very big deal, so you could make that argument in the WHA/early NHL days. However, the CFL is not on the level it used to be and the NHL has pretty rapidly expanded since 1979, so the Jets.

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Bombers are pretty popular. Just and excuse to get out and party during the warmer season. Sort of like the Leafs...the lack of success doesn't hurt attendance or their popularity.

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03-17-2013, 09:12 PM
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The Jets are #1 in Winnipeg, no question.

However, anyone who says the Bombers have no significant role as an important sports team in the city is out of their mind. Winnipeg is a strong CFL city; always has been always will be. The best part is that both NHL and CFL co-extist beautifly and are both well supported. Win win.

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Burmistrov is by the hardest working and one of the most skilled guys out there. There's no reason he shouldn't be starting QB. Tim Burke needs to be fired.

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03-17-2013, 10:03 PM
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The Jets are clearly #1, and by a more than good margin. However, with that said, the Bombers are still extremely popular in this city.

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Winnipeg is a hockey town.

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03-17-2013, 10:15 PM
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Bombers are pretty popular. Just and excuse to get out and party during the warmer season. Sort of like the Leafs...the lack of success doesn't hurt attendance or their popularity.

Could we be so mean to the Bombers one day if the game went so bad we cheered Go Jets Go at a Bombers game? lol. If this happened I'd laugh my ass off.

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03-17-2013, 10:30 PM
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I'm a big Bomber fan. But the Jets will always be number 1 no matter what. I only started watching football 2 years ago ( watched it before then, but took the time to understand it then ) I've only been to one Bomber game, 25-20 vs BC in 2011. Its was a great experence and am trying to go to more this year. But I will always be a die hard Jets fan and they will always be number 1.

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