July 30, 2015


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Grey Cup 2011 - Bombers defeated

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Buck Pierce congratulates B.C. Lions' Travis Lulay on the Lions win of the 2011 Grey Cup Sunday in Vancouver November 27, 2011.   (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice runs out with his team at the start of the 2011 Grey Cup final between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the B.C. Lions.
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce is taken down by B.C. Lions defensive back Tad Kornegay, left, and linebacker Solomon Elimimian during third quarter of the 99th CFL Grey Cup.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Buck Pierce looks for an opening during first-half action of the 2011 Grey Cup final between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the B.C. Lions in Vancouver.  (Gerry Kahrmann / Postmedia News)
Winnipeg fans celebrate the start of the 2011 Grey Cup final between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the B.C. Lions in Vancouver November 27, 2011.   (Jenelle Schneider / Postmedia News)
Winnipeg Blue Bomber Greg Carr is tackled by B.C. Lions Anthony Reddick as Lions Solomon Elimimian (#56) steps in during first-half action.   (Jason Payne / Postmedia News)
B.C. Lions' Kierrie Johnson celebrates his touchdown during second-half action.  (John Woods / Postmedia News)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers wide receiver Kito Poblah hangs onto B.C. Lions running back Andrew Harris during second quarter.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
B.C. Lions Eric Taylor blocks a pass by Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce during first-half action of the 2011 Grey Cup final.   (Jason Payne / Postmedia News)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive tackle Bryant Turner his helped off the field during second quarter. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce is tackled by B.C. Lions defensive back Korey Banks  during first-quarter action.  (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Buck Pierce  has his helmet knocked off as he is tackled by BC Lions Korey Banks during the first half.
(Jenelle Schneider / Postmedia News)
B.C. Lions wide receiver Arland Bruce grabs the face mask and deflects the pass to Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back Jovon Johnson during second-quarter action.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
B.C Lions running back Andrew Harris attempts to run the ball past linebacker Clint Kent during second-quarter action.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Haywarda)
B.C. Lions linebacker Anton McKenzie, right, celebrates a pass interception with teammates J.R. LaRose left, and Ryan Phillips during first-quarter action.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
B.C. Lions wide receiver Arland Bruce makes the catch as he is hauled down by Winnipeg Blue Bombers safety Ian Logan during third-quarter action. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice talks to his quarterback Buck Pierce  during second-quarter action. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)
B.C. Lions Anton McKenzie  picks off a pass intended for Winnipeg Blue Bomber Terrence Edwards during first-half action of the 2011 Grey Cup final.   (Arlen Redekop / Postmedia News)
Bomber Jonathan Hefney walks off the field during second-half action of the 2011 Grey Cup final between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the B.C. Lions.   (Gerry Kahrmann / Postmedia News)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce reacts to his team's 34-23 loss to the B.C. Lions in the 99th CFL Grey Cup Sunday in Vancouver. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Deon Beasley looks on as the clock ticks down on his hopes during second-half action in Vancouver.   (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive lineman Deji Oduwole kneels on the field following his team's defeat to the B.C. Lions in the  99th CFL Grey Cup Sunday November 27, 2011 in Vancouver. 
 (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
VANCOUVER, BC: NOVEMBER 27, 2011 -- Winnipeg Blue Bombers Buck Pierce leave the field with teammate Winnipeg Blue Bombers Brendon LaBatte after losing the 2011 Grey Cup final between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the BC Lions in Vancouver November 27, 2011.   (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)
B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay right,  is congratulated by teammates after winning 34-23 against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the 99th CFL Grey Cup Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice left congratulates B.C. Lions head coach Wally Buono following the Lions 34-23 victory in the 99th CFL Grey Cup action.  (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Winnipeg Blue Bomber Buck Pierce leaves the field, passing teammate Winnipeg Blue Bombers Clint Kent after the team lost the 2011 Grey Cup final between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the B.C. Lions.   (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Buck Pierce accepts a hug from B.C. Lions' Travis Lulay at the end of the 2011 Grey Cup final.
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Bryant Turner sits on the bench after being injured during his team's 34-23 loss of the 2011 Grey Cup final against the B.C. Lions in Vancouver.  (Jenelle Schneider / Postmedia News)
B.C. Lions' Dante Marsh (right) and Akeem Foster celebrate with teammates after their 34-23 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  (Jason Payne / Postmedia News)
B.C. Lions Andrew Harris hoists the Grey Cup after beating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 34-23 in the  99th CFL Grey Cup. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay kisses the Grey Cup. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
B.C. Lions defensive back defensive back Tad Kornegay raises the Grey Cup as he and his team celebrates their 34-23 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
B.C. Lions head coach Wally Buono lifts the Grey Cup after beating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 34-23. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
B.C. Lions' Arland Bruce celebrates with the Grey Cup.  (Jason Payne / Postmedia News)
Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce holds his head in his locker room after his team's 34-23 loss to the B.C. Lions.
  (John Woods  / Winnipeg Free Press)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers sit dejected in their locker room after their loss at the 2011 Grey Cup final to the B.C. Lions.   (John Woods  / Winnipeg Free Press)
Bombers' defensive back Darrell Pasco sits in the dressing room. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Bomber Doug Brown sits in the dressing room after losing to the B.C. Lions. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Rodney Fritz, right, sits in the dressing room after losing to the B.C. Lions. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Bombers' quarterback Buck Pierce speaks with media in the dressing room after losing the Grey Cup game to the B.C. Lions Sunday. 
 (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Members of the B.C. Lions celebrate with the Grey Cup in their locker room after defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bomber 34-23 in 99th CFL Grey Cup Sunday November 27, 2011 in Vancouver. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
B.C. Lions players celebrate in the locker room at the end of the Grey Cup final against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.   
(Arlen Redekop / Postmedia News)
Winnipeg Blue Bomber Doug Brown sits dejected in the locker room at the end of what is speculated to be his last career game.   (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Buck Pierce congratulates B.C. Lions' Travis Lulay on the Lions win of the 2011 Grey Cup Sunday in Vancouver November 27, 2011. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice runs out with his team at the start of the 2011 Grey Cup final between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the B.C. Lions. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce is taken down by B.C. Lions defensive back Tad Kornegay, left, and linebacker Solomon Elimimian during third quarter of the 99th CFL Grey Cup. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) -
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Buck Pierce looks for an opening during first-half action of the 2011 Grey Cup final between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the B.C. Lions in Vancouver. (Gerry Kahrmann / Postmedia News) -
Winnipeg fans celebrate the start of the 2011 Grey Cup final between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the B.C. Lions in Vancouver November 27, 2011. (Jenelle Schneider / Postmedia News) -
Winnipeg Blue Bomber Greg Carr is tackled by B.C. Lions Anthony Reddick as Lions Solomon Elimimian (#56) steps in during first-half action. (Jason Payne / Postmedia News) -
B.C. Lions' Kierrie Johnson celebrates his touchdown during second-half action. (John Woods / Postmedia News) -
Winnipeg Blue Bombers wide receiver Kito Poblah hangs onto B.C. Lions running back Andrew Harris during second quarter. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward) -
B.C. Lions Eric Taylor blocks a pass by Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce during first-half action of the 2011 Grey Cup final. (Jason Payne / Postmedia News) -
Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive tackle Bryant Turner his helped off the field during second quarter. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz) -
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce is tackled by B.C. Lions defensive back Korey Banks during first-quarter action. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward) -
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Buck Pierce has his helmet knocked off as he is tackled by BC Lions Korey Banks during the first half. (Jenelle Schneider / Postmedia News) -
B.C. Lions wide receiver Arland Bruce grabs the face mask and deflects the pass to Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back Jovon Johnson during second-quarter action. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) -
B.C Lions running back Andrew Harris attempts to run the ball past linebacker Clint Kent during second-quarter action. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Haywarda) -
B.C. Lions linebacker Anton McKenzie, right, celebrates a pass interception with teammates J.R. LaRose left, and Ryan Phillips during first-quarter action. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) -
B.C. Lions wide receiver Arland Bruce makes the catch as he is hauled down by Winnipeg Blue Bombers safety Ian Logan during third-quarter action. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) -
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice talks to his quarterback Buck Pierce during second-quarter action. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz) -
B.C. Lions Anton McKenzie picks off a pass intended for Winnipeg Blue Bomber Terrence Edwards during first-half action of the 2011 Grey Cup final. (Arlen Redekop / Postmedia News) -
Bomber Jonathan Hefney walks off the field during second-half action of the 2011 Grey Cup final between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the B.C. Lions. (Gerry Kahrmann / Postmedia News) -
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce reacts to his team's 34-23 loss to the B.C. Lions in the 99th CFL Grey Cup Sunday in Vancouver. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz) -
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Deon Beasley looks on as the clock ticks down on his hopes during second-half action in Vancouver. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive lineman Deji Oduwole kneels on the field following his team's defeat to the B.C. Lions in the 99th CFL Grey Cup Sunday November 27, 2011 in Vancouver. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck) -
VANCOUVER, BC: NOVEMBER 27, 2011 -- Winnipeg Blue Bombers Buck Pierce leave the field with teammate Winnipeg Blue Bombers Brendon LaBatte after losing the 2011 Grey Cup final between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the BC Lions in Vancouver November 27, 2011. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) -
B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay right, is congratulated by teammates after winning 34-23 against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the 99th CFL Grey Cup Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) -
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice left congratulates B.C. Lions head coach Wally Buono following the Lions 34-23 victory in the 99th CFL Grey Cup action. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward) -
Winnipeg Blue Bomber Buck Pierce leaves the field, passing teammate Winnipeg Blue Bombers Clint Kent after the team lost the 2011 Grey Cup final between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the B.C. Lions. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Buck Pierce accepts a hug from B.C. Lions' Travis Lulay at the end of the 2011 Grey Cup final. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Bryant Turner sits on the bench after being injured during his team's 34-23 loss of the 2011 Grey Cup final against the B.C. Lions in Vancouver. (Jenelle Schneider / Postmedia News) -
B.C. Lions' Dante Marsh (right) and Akeem Foster celebrate with teammates after their 34-23 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. (Jason Payne / Postmedia News) -
B.C. Lions Andrew Harris hoists the Grey Cup after beating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 34-23 in the 99th CFL Grey Cup. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) -
B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay kisses the Grey Cup. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) -
B.C. Lions defensive back defensive back Tad Kornegay raises the Grey Cup as he and his team celebrates their 34-23 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) -
B.C. Lions head coach Wally Buono lifts the Grey Cup after beating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 34-23. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) -
B.C. Lions' Arland Bruce celebrates with the Grey Cup. (Jason Payne / Postmedia News) -
Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce holds his head in his locker room after his team's 34-23 loss to the B.C. Lions. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Winnipeg Blue Bombers sit dejected in their locker room after their loss at the 2011 Grey Cup final to the B.C. Lions. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) - Postmedia Postmedia News
Bombers' defensive back Darrell Pasco sits in the dressing room. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck) -
Bomber Doug Brown sits in the dressing room after losing to the B.C. Lions. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck) -
Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Rodney Fritz, right, sits in the dressing room after losing to the B.C. Lions. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck) -
Bombers' quarterback Buck Pierce speaks with media in the dressing room after losing the Grey Cup game to the B.C. Lions Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck) -
Members of the B.C. Lions celebrate with the Grey Cup in their locker room after defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bomber 34-23 in 99th CFL Grey Cup Sunday November 27, 2011 in Vancouver. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) - CP
B.C. Lions players celebrate in the locker room at the end of the Grey Cup final against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. (Arlen Redekop / Postmedia News) - Postmedia Postmedia News
Winnipeg Blue Bomber Doug Brown sits dejected in the locker room at the end of what is speculated to be his last career game. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) -

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