Brady Oliveira had a monster game on Sunday in a 28-20 win against the B.C. Lions, a win that sent the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to the Grey Cup.
The Winnipegger finished with 130 yards on the ground which included a 26-yard run. Brady outrushed the entire Lions team combined. It was also Brady's first playoff game as a starter and he sure made the most of it.
"It's super special for me. I'm proud to be from Winnipeg and to see that stadium and to hear how loud the fans were, it was incredible," said Oliveira. "We have the best fans in the league and they deserve to see us play in another Grey Cup.
Winnipeg will go for their third straight championship on Sunday when they go up against the Toronto Argonauts, who downed the Montreal Alouettes in the East Final. Winnipeg edged Toronto, 23-22, on July 4 in the team's only meeting against each other. Brady rushed for 28 yards in that game.
Sunday's game also marks the return of Andrew Harris to the Grey Cup. He won last year's title with Winnipeg, now he's an Argonaut. He rushed for 111 yards against Winnipeg back in July and he finished with 42 yards yesterday.
Oliveira talks about playing in the Grey Cup and the game coming against one of his good friends and ex-teammate.
"It's going to be cool. Andrew and I still talk quite often," said Oliveira. "It's going to be cool to see him. He helped me so much when he was here. He's one of the best running backs in league history and he knows how to win. There's just a lot of excitement for our entire group, we are ready to play for Winnipeg."
Winnipeg and Toronto have not met in a Grey Cup since way back in 1950. Famously known as the Mud Bowl, Toronto won that game 13-0. The Bombers entered the game after a 10-4 regular season while Toronto went 6-5-1. 27,101 fans packed into Varsity Stadium in Toronto.