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  1. Late Dick Thornton, former Argo, was truly one of the greatsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | SLAM! Sports

    ... adored for the panache he brought to the game. Thornton played defensive back for the Argos and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, but that wasn't all he played. He played football. If you needed a quarterback, he'd throw the ball. If you needed a running ...

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  2. Colourful Bomber Tricky Dick Thornton diesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | My Manitoba.com

    One of the greatest Winnipeg Blue Bombers of all-time, and perhaps the greatest never to have made the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, Tricky Dick Thornton passed away on Friday at age 75. He had been living in Florida, battling lung cancer for many years, when he died quietly. He is survived by his wife Lhyn, daughters Lisa and Ashley, son Ricky, and grandsons Trey and Josh.

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  3. Former Argo "Tricky Dick" Thornton dead of cancer at 75Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | InsideHalton.com

    When he decided he wanted to switch positions and play quarterback in the pros, he hired a kid to run through the bleachers with a sign that read, "Thornton For Quarterback." When he was upset about Argo running back Leon McQuay fumbling away the 1971 Grey Cup to Calgary, he penned a mournful, angry poem called "Stardom Denied," which he had published.

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  4. Former Argonaut Dick Thornton dead at 75Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Toronto Star

    Dick Thornton, who starred with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts, died Friday night after battling lung cancer. He was 75. The Chicago native, whose nickname was Tricky, won two Grey Cups with Winnipeg before being traded to Toronto in '67.

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  5. The CFL mourns the passing of 'Tricky' Dick ThorntonRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | CFL.ca

    Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber and Toronto Argonaut Dick Thornton, who won two Grey Cups with Winnipeg in the 1960s, has died at age 75 after a bout with lung cancer. Thornton, who played as a defensive back, wide receiver, quarterback and running back, was part of the Blue Bombers' Grey Cup winning teams in 1961 and 1962 and made it to the CFL championship game with Winnipeg in 1965 and again with Toronto in 1971.

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  6. Dick Thornton, former CFL player, passes away at 75Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | CBC News

    Dick Thornton, who starred with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts, died Friday night after battling lung cancer. He was 75. The Chicago native, whose nickname was Tricky, won two Grey Cups with Winnipeg before being traded to Toronto in '67.

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  7. Chapdelaine fits Chamblin's templateRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Star Phoenix

    ... and this team forward, there was a certain fit that I was looking for.' LaPolice, a former Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach and current TSN analyst, was on the Roughriders' coaching staff from 2007 to 2009. He spent one year as the receivers coach ...

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  8. Former Blue Bomber, Argo Dick Thornton diesRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | CottageCountryNow.ca

    Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber and Toronto Argonaut Dick Thornton, who won two Grey Cups with Winnipeg in the 1960s, has died at age 75. Thornton, who played as a defensive back, wide receiver, quarterback and running back, was part of the Blue Bombers' Grey Cup winning teams in 1961 and 1962 and made it to the CFL championship game with Winnipeg in 1965 and again with Toronto in 1971. "We are very sorry to hear this sad news, and our organization offers our deepest condolences to Mr. Thornton's family during this time," the Blue Bombers said in an email.

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  9. Argonauts mourn loss of 'Tricky' Dick ThorntonRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SLAM! Sports

    ... the great characters of the CFL, playing on both sides of the ball (defensive back, receiver) for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1961-66) and the Argos (1967-72). "I was often misunderstood, but did nothing more than market and merchandise myself," ...

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  10. Irving: O'Shea, 'Etch' couldn't reach compromiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CFL.ca

    The Winnipeg Blue Bombers' season ended on Nov. 1, 2014. 47 days later, after much agonizing and discussion, Mike O'Shea made the most difficult call of his one-year tenure as head coach of the Bombers when he fired defensive co-ordinator Gary Etcheverry.

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  11. Big Blue talking with twoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Winnipeg Free Press

    The CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers have wasted no time in moving forward in their search for a new defensive co-ordinator. The Saskatchewan Roughriders confirmed Thursday morning Winnipeg head coach Mike O'Shea has asked for permission to speak with Riders assistant coach Richie Hall and it was granted.

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  12. Names and Faces, Dec. 18Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | SFGate

    ... 1991, and he played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the Stampeders, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers . He coached at Cal from 2002-2012. The San Francisco native, best known for his "Tony Plush" persona while with the ...

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  13. Bombers extend contract of QB PortisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | My Manitoba.com

    The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today are pleased to announce the club has extended the contract of quarterback Josh Portis. The extension keeps Portis in Blue and Gold through the 2016 season.

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  14. The Riders are allowing the Bombers to talk with assistant Richie Hall.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Winnipeg Free Press

    The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are wasting no time in moving forward in their search for a new defensive co-ordinator. The Saskatchewan Roughriders confirmed this morning that Bombers head coach Mike O'Shea has asked for permission to speak with Riders assistant Richie Hall and it was granted.

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  15. Etcheverry sacked because innovative defence was ineffectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Winnipeg Free Press

    Gary Etcheverry was fired as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive co-ordinator Wednesday after the team struggled with his defensive system most of the 2014 season. It came and looked exactly as advertised: As unique and unorthodox in a league with a 100-year history of coaches who have valiantly tried -- and in most cases, crashed and burned in their effort -- to be different.

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  16. Two stand out against all other candidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Winnipeg Free Press

    Mike O'SHEA had no choice on Wednesday. He'll wake up today with a world of options, but two will stand out far above the rest.

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  17. Different Didn't WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Winnipeg Free Press

    ... PRESS/Darryl Dyck (CP) Bryan Schlosser / postmedia news files Gary Etcheverry was fired as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive co-ordinator Wednesday after the team struggled with his defensive system most of this past season. (CNS REGINA ...

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  18. Maple Ridge realtor McCallum still kickin' at 44Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

    ... made in the CFL. That also happened to be the year the Lions won their last Grey Cup, beating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 34-23 before 54,313 fans at BC Place Stadium. McCallum also holds the record for the longest field goal made at 62 yards and ...

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  19. Blue Bombers fire defensive co-ordinator EtcheverryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | SLAM! Sports

    It took several weeks, but Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O'Shea has fired his defensive co-ordinator after just one season on the job. The unorthodox Gary Etcheverry is out of work after guiding the Bomber defence to a miserable season, especially against opponents' running games, as Winnipeg went 7-11 and missed the playoffs.

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  20. Winnipeg Blue Bombers punt defensive co-ordinator Gary EtcheverryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The London Free Press

    Mike O'Shea wouldn't name any potential candidates, but he doesn't want to wait too long to hire a new defensive co-ordinator for the Blue Bombers. One year into the job as head coach, O'Shea has fired Gary Etcheverry after a season that saw the rest of the CFL run all over the Bombers, who finished 7-11 and out of the playoffs.

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