It seems the greater the ascent to success, the farther the fall is after.
Another loss, this one to the bitter rivals from Saskatchewan, 19-6, and the Bombers have no excuses anymore. They've run out of excuses to why they are doing so horribly following an amazing 2007 season.
Neither Kevin Glenn or Ryan Dinwiddie seem to be able to get the job done this season, with only one win for both QBs. The defense is stifled and the receivers can't seem to get into a rhythm.
Perhaps it's the absence of the leadership of veteran Milt Stegall or the fact that Glenn just has not found the rhythm he had last season before breaking his arm in the East Finals.
With a rematch at CanadInns stadium on September 7th against the Roughriders, the Banjo Bowl may be yet another whitewashing of the Bombers for yet another week.
Now in the cellar at 2-7 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats possibly able to pass them with a third win over the Toronto Argonauts this season, do the Bombers even have a chance to get out of this funk?
Excuses have run out and this isn't the time of season to make any new ones.
Is the season over for the 2007 East Division Champions?
Is this the beginning of yet another rebuildling time in Winnipeg? Goodbye Stegall and Roberts, hello rebuildling phase?
Whatever it is, let's hope this season isn't over because it's looking more and more like the Bombers have not shown up this season to play or even compete.
With nine weeks left, the Bombers can go on a nine-win game winning streak to get them to 11-7—yet still, a nine-game winning streak for a struggling team such as the Bombers this season seems next to impossible.
Could even a 11-7 record get them into the playoffs?
Maybe it's time to give the Tiger-Cats a break from being the cellar dwellers in the CFL East for one season.
One thing I know is: I'm sick of watching the Bombers not show up to play. It hurts. And it's disgraceful.
Especially around those Roughrider fans.
Let's hope those banjo-playing hicks don't bug us too much in the Banjo Bowl next week.