June 13, 2011

Letters from camp: John Bowman

The Montreal Alouettes are currently away at training camp, preparing themselves for the upcoming 2011 campaign. While not usually the highlight of a player’s year, given the early mornings, uncertainty, and gruelling work-outs that it entails, camp can be especially tough for the Alouettes, who unlike most of the other teams in the league, practice some 150 kilometres away from the comforts – and the distractions – of the big city. Recognizing that the players have not been as accessible as fans are used to, has collected a number of comments from veteran defensive end John Bowman.

John Bowman

Sherbrooke – What’s up Montreal Alouettes fans, this is John Bowman, number 7, defensive end blogging from camp. I want to thank you all for all of the support that you’ve been showing us since camp opened last week, be it in the form of the 500-plus of you who showed up for our Opening Day festivities or the countless number of you who have been leaving us comments on Facebook and Twitter.

We’re up here in Sherbrooke, at Bishop’s University, working hard, trying to get you guys a good team for the 2011 season. It’s been hot outside, it’s been a grind, and the practices have been tough, but it’s all been worth it since I know that you’ll be pleased with the product that we’ll be putting on the field come June 30.

If you can’t wait until then though and want a sneak-peak right now, all of our practices are open to the public, all day every day, early in the morning from around 7:50 a.m. until about 12:30 p.m.

Or, if you can’t make the trip, then just meet us downtown this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. when we take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Percival Molson Stadium in our first pre-season game of 2011. Thanks very much for your support, see you soon, and Go Als Go!