August 19, 2008

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 9: Hold your nose and ignore the stink from Week 8's games. Fortunately, everyone in the standings—both ours and the CFL West's—is still in the running, so this week should be a whole lot better. Make your picks inside.

(A quick mea culpa: thanks for your patience these past couple of weeks, with the late posts. I've been literally buried in work, which was made even worse because I misplaced my snow shovel.)

We figured this week would be bad, and boy howdy were we right. Winnipeg and Hamilton played a game of I-don't-want-it-you-take-it, with a total of 31 points scored off 7 turnovers. And Toronto, well, they just played I-don't-know-what-to-do-with-it.

ResultWinnipeg by 13Montreal by 18
Margin of Error9 to 1713 to 23

Two margins vault tommytrump into first place, but the competition is still fierce with ten players within four points of the lead. I'm tempted to start a bonus pool on how many lead changes there will be for the duration of the season.

SpoFiteTOR @ HAMSCGY @ SSKSPointsTotal Points
HATER 187 Montreal14224
Ying Yang MafiaWinnipeg10Montreal16424
apochWinnipeg 123
JPR Montreal 123
MrFrisby Montreal17223
Reever 022
NoMichWinnipeg Montreal 222
BoKnows Montreal21222
owlhouseWinnipeg12Montreal 322
Folkways Montreal14221
SpitztengleWinnipeg 119
DrJohnEvansWinnipeg Montreal 219
The_Black_HandWinnipeg Montreal 218
Anaconda Montreal 116
THX-1138 014
Monica Poland 013

The second bye week has got to be more entertaining than the first. Literally: it's been proven by top quantum physicists.


Saskatchewan @ Edmonton (Thursday, August 21)
Saskatchewan has got to be the favourites coming in, but staying sharp after a 7-1 bye week isn't easy, and Edmonton is proving tough as home.

Calgary @ B.C. (Friday, August 22)
It's a long way up to first place in the West, but either of these teams could make that run. B.C.'s looked good at home, but they don't have the consistency of the Lions of old, so this game is a toss-up.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:52 PM - 18 comments

Surprisingly, Edmonton is actually a two-and-a-half point favorite at home ("]Sport Select). The Lions are four-and-a-half.

On Thursday night, I'm talking PUNISHMENT. PUNISHMENT I say, for the hubris that has arisen among the Rider Nation. Not with that defensive line. Not in Commonwealth. Not this time. EE by 19.

And as much as I hate to say this, Calgary is gonna Stamp on the Leos in their barn. This one could be a good ol' fashioned shootout though--a high scoring affair--or not. Either way, I'm gonna pick the Stamps by 6.

posted by Spitztengle at 02:51 AM on August 20, 2008

Edmonton by 5 British Columbia by 6

posted by tommybiden at 05:42 AM on August 20, 2008

Edmonton by 8 Calgary by 7

posted by apoch at 07:06 AM on August 20, 2008

Edmonton by 12 Calgary by 6

I'm off to the UP now. Wheeeeeee!!!

posted by NoMich at 07:57 AM on August 20, 2008

Spitz, you're absolutely right. I'll have to run my numbers by you in future!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:02 AM on August 20, 2008

Edmonton by 8 British Columbia by 9

posted by Monica Poland at 11:15 AM on August 20, 2008

Well now, Ol Adam. He was mopin round th garden of Eden feelin lonesome, dont cha know. So, the Lord asked im, said, Adam, whats ailin you? Adam said he didnt have nobody t talk to. Wellsir, th Lord tol im Hed make somebody t keep im company, said hitd be a woman, said, This woman gonna rustle up yr grub an cook it fr you, an when you go t wearin clothes, shell wash em fr you, an when you make a decision on something, shell agree to it. Said, shell not nag nr torment you a single time, an you have a fuss, shell give you a big hug an say you was right all along.

Ol Adam, he was jist a-marvelin at this.

The Lord went on, said, shell never never complain of a headache an ll give you love an passion whenever you call fr it, an when you have younguns shell not ask y to git up in th middle of th night. Adams eyes got real big, dont cha know, said, Whatll a woman like at cost a feller? Th Lord said, A arm an a leg!

Adam pondered a good bit, said, What d you reckon I could git fr a rib?--

Edmonton by 12 Calgary by 5

posted by folkways at 12:55 PM on August 20, 2008

Driving in your car Saskatchewan by 7 I never never want to go home Calgary by 3 Because I haven't got one


posted by MrFrisby at 07:02 PM on August 20, 2008

Edmonton by 7 Calgary by 21

Where's THX?

posted by BoKnows at 09:01 PM on August 20, 2008

It's hard to find something funny or pithy to say about Canada. Edmonton by 11. When there's only two games on this week. BC by 15. I'm a creative artist, y'know.

posted by owlhouse at 12:59 AM on August 21, 2008

Edmonton by 9 B.C. by 7

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:20 PM on August 21, 2008

Edmonton by 4 BC by 6

posted by JPR at 02:31 PM on August 21, 2008

Why can't we go back to East vs. West when it will be easier to go with the Western team and stand a better chance of getting the point?

BC by 8 Sask by 5

posted by Reever at 02:40 PM on August 21, 2008

Eddie by 12 Gary by 6

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:35 PM on August 21, 2008

Crap. I missed the deadline for the Thursday game. Can I still pick for Fridays game? If so I want BC by 7.

posted by HATER 187 at 12:27 AM on August 22, 2008

Anyone seen THX? Maybe he's lost.

posted by BoKnows at 02:36 AM on August 22, 2008

Ack I'm turning into TBH.

Calgary by 8

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:22 AM on August 22, 2008

Ack I'm turning into TBH.

You should be so lucky.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:18 PM on August 22, 2008

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