Heavy hearts will be felt by all as Hamilton Winnipeg take the field at Investors Group Field. Welcome back to HRWager as we mourn with the city of Winnipeg over horrid news. A former defensive player of the year in 2000 for Winnipeg was murdered in his home with his wife by an armed intruder. State of shock for all in the city of Winnipeg. No news yet on the memorial that will surely be planned for Wednesday the 3rd of August for fans at the game. Blue Bombers will come out flying with him in their memory for this 8:30 PM game.
Hamilton Winnipeg : Wave of Emotion
Shock is often released in a wave of emotion by the team in upheaval. Blue Bombers are only a +1 1/2 home underdog for this game. Hamilton was getting beat down by Edmonton before the bye but the Ti-Cats came back from 25 to win that game. Blue Bombers used the despondence that the Eskimos were in to beat them 30-23 on Thursday. They will need all of this as some powerful trends have been discovered about the recent past concerning these two teams.
Hamilton has owned Winnipeg the last four times they have played. An average margin of victory by 20 points speaks volumes to this. Blue Bombers have some balance going in as they have the leagues leading rusher. Finally, we have to dial it back to 2014 to see the Blue Bombers win two in a row. Normally, we are not a fan of Mike O’Shea and believe his days are numbered. However he is a four time CFL All-Star with extensive years at Hamilton and Toronto. He played during in the same era as the recently deceased Antonio Armstrong. Look for a great deal of emotional energy to be devoted to this game.
Hamilton is in a holding pattern at 3-2 as Zach Collaros wont be back at QB for another week. Mike O’Shea is fighting for his job but this game at Winnipeg goes beyond that. Honoring one of their own, the former allstar turned coach gives a good performance tonight. Look for the Winnipeg moneyline to come through. Condolences to the loved ones of Antonio Armstrong and we will see you next time here at HRWager.