Bombers’ O’Shea on sex before the Grey Cup: ‘don’t exhaust yourself in the warmup’

Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea compared having sex during Grey Cup week to the big game itself.

“Well, it’s been eight years since we’ve climbed into this position, and another 29 since we finished the job. So there’s going to be some nerves, and the expectations are very high, and the anticipation can sometimes ruin the event,” O’Shea said.

“So I guess my guidance to the players would be don’t exhaust yourself in the warmup.”

The Bombers last appeared in the CFL championship game in 2011 at the 99th Grey Cup where they were defeated by the B.C. Lions 34-23. The last time Winnipeg won the Grey Cup was in 1990 against Edmonton — it’s the longest title drought among any CFL team.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet the Bombers in the 107th Grey Cup at McMahon Stadium and both O’Shea and Ticats’ bench boss Orlondo Steinauer were asked the annual question about their philosophies on players having sex before kick-off game day.

“I say do what got you here. That’s what I would say. That’s what they do is what they do…and that’s what I have to say,” Steinauer said.

Both O’Shea and Steinauer are known for their preparation. The Bombers bench boss clearly was ready and provided the better answer. Let’s see what it means for his team’s performance on Sunday.