Blue Bombers' early-season wins have fans cautiously optimistic
Bombers host Edmonton Eskimos tonight in battle of 3-0 CFL teams
Winnipeg Blue Bombers fans are pumped with the team's undefeated record so far this CFL season, while hoping the Blue and Gold will keep the momentum going.
The Bombers are going head-to-head on Thursday evening against the Edmonton Eskimos at Investors Group Field.
Both teams are at 3-0 so far this season, which is a stark contrast to the dismal seasons they had last year.
"It was a tough to sit through the games last year…. I had my head in my hands most of them," said Joey Dearborn, a die-hard Bombers fan.
As for the upcoming game, Dearborn said, "I'm excited. We're 3 and 0. I don't think anybody thought we'd be competing for first place in the CFL — especially against Edmonton Eskimos, who were equally bad."
A Bombers spokesperson told CBC News at least 30,345 tickets were sold for Thursday night's game against Edmonton as of 4:30 p.m.
Tony Telford said he and his wife are visiting Winnipeg from Ontario and decided to buy some last-minute tickets to the game.
"They've really made a comeback since last year," he said.
"For western Canada, this is where the dividing line is, right? So we're gonna be part of it. It will be as exciting as hell."
Click on the video player above to watch a full report from the CBC's Nelly Gonzalez.