Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Facts and information about the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

  • The Winnipeg football club was founded in 1930 and became known as the Blue Bombers in 1936.
  • Under Head Coach Bud Grant, the Blue Bombers won the Grey Cup four times from 1958 to 1962.
  • Former Head Coach Bud Grant is one of only two people (along with Warren Moon) and the only coach to be in both the NFL and CFL Hall-of-Fame.
  • ESPN personality Sean Salisbury briefly played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
  • The Labatt’s Blue beer was named after the Blue Bombers.
  • Winnipeg, citing unwanted travel expenses, was one of the teams that originally voted against allowing the British Columbia Lions into the league.

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