It was a welcome break from the brewing doom and gloom of an uncertain 2020 Canadian Football League season.
On Thursday, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers turned back the clock to much better times, spending the evening honouring an incredible run from the year before with the unveiling of their 2019 Grey Cup rings.
“It’s unbelievable,” Bombers receiver Nic Demski said as he looked at the ring, noting its size. “I was just joking around downstairs saying I don’t even know if I’m going to be able to take this out in public.”
The Bombers had originally planned to reveal the rings at their home opener on June 13 against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the team defeated 33-13 in the title game last November. But with the coronavirus forcing the season to be delayed — and potentially cancelled — the Bombers did an online presentation that included an appearance by the Grey Cup.