The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are keeping the road warrior mentality even though the West Division champions are the home team for the 107th Grey Cup.

Because it’s being played in a Western city, the Bombers were allowed to decide what they wanted to wear.

After going into McMahon Stadium and Mosaic Stadium and upsetting the hosts, the Bombers chose to wear their white jerseys with gold pants. Winnipeg only had three wins away from IG Field during the regular season and a victory in the CFL title game could match that number in the post-season.

Hamilton will be happy with the uniform selection because it means the Ticats can wear all black — jerseys and pants — like the Tabbies would at Tim Hortons Field. Orlondo Steinauer’s group were a perfect 10-0 in the blackout kits — it could feel like a home game for the Ticats.

Both teams clearly elected against touching the respective division trophies, saving the celebration for the big silver trophy. Superstitions are serious business for the Bombers and Ticats with a championship on the line, but only one team’s methods will lead glory.


Justin Dunk is a CFL insider, sports reporter and news anchor.