June 18, 2006

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 2: We're back into the swing of things as B.C. opens strongly, Toronto stays predictable, and The_Black_Hand shows the world how it's done. Same ol' same ol'. See the results and make your picks inside. It's not too late to join in if you missed the first week: remember, our champion last year was a second-week starter!

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:32 PM - 17 comments

Entertaining opening week, bringing back all those warm CFL fuzzies in your stomach. Well, mine at least. Winnipeg hangs up a few points in Molson Stadium before Montreal remembers who they're playing and how they're supposed to beat them. Saskatchewan may have taken some key players from the Ottawa dispersal draft, but Ottawa sucked last year, and so did Saskatchewan this weekend. Toronto used Ricky Williams effectively to overcome a broken Damon Allen finger, greeting the new-look Tiger-Cats with an old-look result. Calgary, whose six turnovers in last year's western semifinal gift-wrapped the game for Edmonton, forced back those six turnovers to take their season opener from those same Eskimos.

ResultMontreal by 10B.C. by 17Toronto by 10Calgary by 10
Margin of Error7 to 1312 to 227 to 137 to 13
The_Black_Hand makes up for his mediocre 2005 showing by breaking the CFL Pick 'Em single-week record for points scored. He nails the Toronto game and hits the margin in all other games, picking up a big nine points to start the season. MrFrisby and owlhouse nail the Toronto game as well to keep pace with six points each.
SpoFiteWPG @ MTLSpdSSK @ BCSpdHAM @ TORSpdEDM @ CGYSpdPointsTotal Points
MrFrisby B.C. Toronto10Calgary1366
owlhouseMontreal B.C.12Toronto10 66
gspmMontreal11B.C.15Toronto 55
chicobangsMontreal9 Toronto11 44
Ying Yang MafiaMontreal B.C.12Toronto 44
DrJohnEvansMontreal Toronto11 33
WeedyMcSmokey B.C. Toronto11 33
Folkways Calgary722
The last-minute decision to suspend operations in Ottawa led to some schedule quirks, so next week it's more of the same across much of the league. WEEK 2 Toronto @ Winnipeg (Friday, June 23) Winnipeg showed some flashes of promise, but Toronto showed some flashes of outright domination. Spergon Wynn showed how good he can be when he has good receivers in front of him, and he'll get a chance to show that to his old team. Montreal @ Hamilton (Saturday, June 24) Despite all the offseason movement, last week Hamilton was typical Hamilton, and Montreal was typical Montreal. Too early to tell if those trends will hold up. Calgary @ Edmonton (Saturday, June 24) Maybe Edmonton won't turn the ball over six times this week. B.C. @ Saskatchewan (Sunday, June 25) Oh, man. Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:32 PM on June 18, 2006

Well i'm off to a blazeing start. I really enjoy the SpoFi pools but I seem to be in just over my head treading water. May not have access to a computer for a few days so I better get my picks in now. Toronto by 11 Montreal by 7 Edmonton by 4 B.C. by 17

posted by Folkways at 02:20 PM on June 19, 2006

Toronto by 13 Hamilton by 3 Edmonton by 7 B.C. by 14

posted by MrFrisby at 05:56 PM on June 20, 2006

Montreal by 9 BC by 18 Toronto by 12 Edmonton by 9 Yes I'm using my same picks from last week. Except I multiplied the spread by three than divided it by two. Lets see if that works.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:37 PM on June 20, 2006

can I be that week #2 entry guy??? Toronto by 10 Hamilton by 3 Edmonton by 3 Saskatchewan (yes, the Riders) by 3

posted by Spitztengle at 01:12 PM on June 21, 2006

Toronto by 17 Hamilton by 3 Edmonton by 3 BC by 10

posted by hb74147 at 04:21 PM on June 21, 2006

Tah-ronno by 15 Montreal by 8 Edmonton (Hi Carrie!) by 4 BC by 13 I am third. This will not last.

posted by owlhouse at 07:49 PM on June 22, 2006

Toronto by 9 Montreal by 11 Edmonton by, uh, 3 BC by 7

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:21 PM on June 22, 2006

Toronto by 11 BC by 8 Hamilton by 6 Edmonton by 13

posted by gspm at 11:43 PM on June 22, 2006

Let's say: Toronto by 3 Hamilton by 7 Edmonton by 8 B.C. by 3 Predicting blowouts is the key to success. I have got to start predicting blowouts.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:03 AM on June 23, 2006

Argos by, oh, 10. Ticats by 6. Stampeders by 7. Riders by 4.

posted by chicobangs at 11:14 AM on June 23, 2006

I'm now accepting bets on whether or not TBH will be picking in time to defend his lead. Kickoff's in a couple hours.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:14 PM on June 23, 2006

Nobody picked Winnipeg, and nobody picked the spread at seven, so nobody gets any points from the Winnipeg victory. Wow.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 05:29 PM on June 24, 2006

Stupid work.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:15 AM on June 25, 2006

If you had to pick a week to miss, TBH, this was probably it. Zero points were handed out for the TOR@WPG game, and only four for the MTL@HAM game.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:06 PM on June 25, 2006

Looking over chico's picks, aside from Toronto, I have no idea who he picked to win.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:07 PM on June 25, 2006

Wow! Way off on the Argo v. Bomber game ... further testament to the fact that even (former) starting NFLers are no guarantee for success in the CFL!!! Bombers even looked like contenders in that one.

posted by Spitztengle at 06:20 PM on June 25, 2006

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