By Josh Crabb, CTV, The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG – Mascots can be key characters on professional sports teams, working the crowd to make their home arena loud and proud and keeping the fans entertained.
In Winnipeg, one man has spent 27 seasons behind the mask for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL.
James Deighton says it’s all about putting on a good show.
“It’s a very unusual position,” says Deighton, who plays Boomer the bird, a taller, more laid-back partner to the more outgoing Buzz.
“There’s always something to talk about. People always find you interesting when you say you’re a mascot.”