August 11, 2009

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 7: Standings shift as spreads are nailed. Was it you? Find out while you make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 02:32 PM - 26 comments

Calgary keeps on truckin' at home, while B.C. gets a much-needed statement win. Hamilton comes back to beat Edmonton, and Toronto gets flat-out embarrassed by Montreal.

ResultMontreal by 25B.C. by 15Hamilton by 7Calgary by 8
Margin of Error18 to 3311 to 205 to 96 to 10

Despite an Esks loss, Spitztengle hits two margins to maintain first place, but rahilsuleman nails the Hamilton spread to join him. Good showings across the board mean that the top 10 players are separated by a slim five point margin.

SpoFiteTOR @ MTLSSSK @ BCSWPG @ TORSSSK @ CGYSPointsTotal Points
SpitztengleMontreal26 Calgary10420
rahilsulemanMontreal B.C. Hamilton7 520
apochMontreal Calgary 218
DrJohnEvansMontreal Calgary 217
MrFrisbyMontreal Hamilton Calgary7417
tommytrumpMontreal27B.C. Hamilton Calgary 517
MaveMontreal 116
j5vMontreal Hamilton Calgary 315
SchultzieMontreal Hamilton2Calgary 415
argoalMontreal Calgary8415
ReeverMontreal Hamilton2Calgary 415
BoKnowsMontreal B.C. Calgary 313
WeedyMcSmokeyMontreal Calgary6311
owlhouseMontreal B.C. Calgary 311
JPRMontreal Calgary 210
Ying Yang Mafia 08
The_Black_HandMontreal 7Calgary 36

Storylines are shaping up and favourites are starting to take form.


Calgary @ Edmonton (Thursday, August 13) Calgary has been rolling, but Edmonton's two-game losing streak has featured a lot of tough luck. Give the Stamps a very slight edge at Commonwealth.

B.C. @ Toronto (Friday, August 14) Is this even a toss-up? B.C.'s defence has been showing signs of life, and Toronto hasn't scored since Week 5.

Montreal @ Winnipeg (Saturday, August 15) Home cooking might help Winnipeg make a stand against the Alouettes. Montreal's still the favourite, but this might be closer than we think.

Hamilton @ Saskatchewan (Saturday, August 16) The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are the second-best team in the league, behind only Montreal. Will that stand up at Taylor Field? I have absolutely no idea.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:32 PM on August 11, 2009

Calgary by 8 BC by 20 Winnipeg by 4 Saskatchewan by 8

posted by apoch at 02:56 PM on August 11, 2009

I once read an interview with Alberta born chanteuse kd lang. Edmonton by 11. She was asked about being a vegetarian. BC by 16. And whether it had anything to do with being opposed to animal cruelty. Montreal by 7. She replied that she wasn't a vegetarian because she loved animals. Saskatchewan by 12. It was because she hated plants.

posted by owlhouse at 10:29 PM on August 11, 2009

Calgary by 16 Toronto by 3 Montreal by 19 Hamilton by 5

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:42 PM on August 11, 2009

Sport Select spread-setters look like they're still on glue, or do they?

Edmonton by 1/2 pt

BC by a mere 3-1/2

Montreal by 7-1/2

Saskatchewan by 5-1/2 at home

posted by Spitztengle at 03:12 AM on August 12, 2009

Calgary by 9

British Columbia by 15

Montreal by 29

Hamilton by 6

posted by tommybiden at 09:04 AM on August 12, 2009

Edmonton by 9 B.C. by 8 Montreal by 7 Saskatchewan by 6

I'll be gone next week and apoch will be taking over scorekeeping duties, so here are my week 8 picks:

Saskatchewan by 5 B.C. by 4

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:03 AM on August 12, 2009

Schultzie's Picks:

Edmonton by 4

BC by 7

Montreal by 10

Saskatchewan by 4

posted by Spitztengle at 02:53 PM on August 12, 2009

Toronto by 4 (!)

BC by 8

Montreal by 10

Saskatchewan by 7

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 05:48 PM on August 12, 2009

Me argos reached this years low last week, so... it's up from here on !

eskimoes by a field goal (3).

boatmen by a sliver of an oar (1).

quebec by 3 field goals (9)

tabbies by a field goal + rouge (4).

posted by argoal at 09:38 PM on August 12, 2009

Calgary by 14

BC by 28

Montreal by 7

Hamilton by 3

posted by BoKnows at 12:13 AM on August 13, 2009

Calgary by 7
BC by 8
Montreal by 6
Hamilton by 12

posted by Mave at 09:18 AM on August 13, 2009

If I was your body, would you still wear clothes?
Edmonton by 5
If I was a booger, would you blow your nose?
B.C. by 18
Where would you keep it? Would you eat it?
Montreal by 11
I'm just trying to give myself a reason
Saskatchewan by 9
For being around.

posted by MrFrisby at 01:28 PM on August 13, 2009

That might be your best effort yet, MrFrisby !

posted by tommybiden at 01:57 PM on August 13, 2009

Yes, I remember the drubbing at the hands of the Lions at Commonwealth those few weeks ago, but I honestly think that the mystique of the grass field is coming back into play. The Double E have played well, and are solid on all three aspects of the game. Of course, Calgary is always gonna be dangerous, and it's gonna be an epic battle of Alberta. However, I think that the Labour Day series is gonna split this year, so for the Esks to keep the edge they're gonna need to take this one from 'em. A single point is all it takes to win and cover, but there's a chance this could get blown wide open. Tough pick really. I'll stick with the homefield advantage in this one (due in no small way to my own presence). Edmonton by a late (converted) touchdown.

Yeah, at some point the Argos are gonna have to start giving other teams at least some competition, and this week they'll surely be motivated to do so. And I keep thinkin' that the Lions are destined to fall in the west, but it would be wrong for me to think that there's an upset brewing this week. The Argos are at home, so I'll say that they make it interesting for a change (and actually put some points on the board). BC comes from behind in this one to win by 3.

It'd be good for Montreal to have a dose of competition too. Won big last week, so this week can be a cruiser--win but not cover. Montreal by 4.

Arrrrggghhhh!?!? How the Riders are favoured in this game is beyond me. Think the pesky cats are gonna feed on some ground squirrels on the prairies this weekend. They've got something going for themselves ... and it ain't Taylor Field any more ... the Esks stole won there a couple weeks back, so I think the Tabbies just might be able to do the same. If there's an upset this week, this'll be it. Hamilton by 12.

posted by Spitztengle at 03:50 PM on August 13, 2009

Edmonton by 7

BC by 17

Montreal by 20

Hamilton by 4

posted by JPR at 06:39 PM on August 13, 2009

Edmonton by 10

BC by 13

Montreal by 16

Hamilton by 8

posted by Reever at 06:43 PM on August 13, 2009

Toronto by 4 (!)

BC by 8

Montreal by 10

Saskatchewan by 7

Weedy, you picked both sides in the British Columbia v Toronto game, and missed the Calgary v Edmonton game. I wish I'd noticed earlier, I would have sent you an email.

posted by tommybiden at 11:53 PM on August 13, 2009

WOW! What a game in Edmonton! One for the ages ... a CLASSIC CFL shootout!

posted by Spitztengle at 10:47 AM on August 14, 2009

Edmonton by a late (converted) touchdown.

Notice how I didn't actually say the score ;)

Seriously, this is how I saw this one playing out, I just didn't think we'd be playing from behind ... all square coming home. But eh ... I'll take the single in this one ... it could've gone either way!

posted by Spitztengle at 10:50 AM on August 14, 2009

Weedy, I thought I had your email. It appears I don't, so I sent a message to Gary and Rogers, hoping one of them have it, and would forward the message to you before game time. Good luck !

HOLY ENDINGS !! Farkin' Eskimos !!

posted by tommybiden at 12:07 PM on August 14, 2009

Montreal by 8 BC by 8

posted by j5v at 12:46 PM on August 20, 2009

Montreal by 17, BC by 19.

posted by rahilsuleman at 12:59 PM on August 20, 2009

montreal by 15 bc by 11

posted by argoal at 01:59 PM on August 20, 2009

Montreal by 12
BC by 8

Is there no week 8 page?

posted by Mave at 03:08 PM on August 20, 2009

Week 8 page

posted by apoch at 05:03 AM on August 21, 2009

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