August 20, 2012

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 9: It's panic time as we hit the halfway point with almost everybody in contention. Hit the red button and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:23 PM - 12 comments

Montreal salts away a nice character-builder in Edmonton, and Toronto does the same in Calgary. Winnipeg holds their ground against Hamilton, while B.C. does the same against the Bombers.

ResultWinnipeg by 7Montreal by 13Toronto by 8B.C. by 19
Margin of Error5 to 99 to 176 to 1013 to 25

Another week, another leader. tommytrump nails the B.C. spread for a neat five points and sole possession of first place.

SpoFiteHAM @ WPGSMTL @ EDMSTOR @ CGYSSSK @ BCSPointsTotal Points
tommytrump Montreal Toronto B.C.19525
apoch Montreal10 B.C. 324
bender Toronto 123
JPR Montreal 8B.C. 321
andiemgarcia 019
Howard_T B.C.14218
MrFrisby Montreal9 B.C. 118
Reever Montreal B.C. 218
Ying Yang Mafia Montreal 118
DrJohnEvans 015
argoal Toronto B.C. 213

It's the last week before the vaguely critical Labour Day showdowns, which means almost as much in the standings as this Pick 'Em.


Hamilton @ Montreal (Thursday, August 23)
This is a little more familiar. Hamilton has a losing record and Montreal is tied for first. Has regression to the mean set in already, or is there another surprise around the corner?

B.C. @ Winnipeg (Friday, August 24)
Winnipeg is struggling to get out of the basement, while B.C. looks to fend off any challengers to the division lead. Winter is coming in the 'Peg, but I'd still put my money on the Lions.

Calgary @ Saskatchewan (Saturday, August 25)
It's a true battle of the basement, but Saskatchewan's four-game losing streak since starting 3-0 gives this basement a nasty funk.

Edmonton @ Toronto (Monday, August 27)
It's the world premiere of the Revenge of Ricky Ray, Part XVIII. Get your tickets now!

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:23 PM on August 20, 2012

Montreal by 21
BC by 6
Saskatchewan by 3
Toronto by 10

1000 locker room comments, I feel oh so special.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:07 PM on August 20, 2012

Montreal by 14
B.C. by 5
Calgary by 8
Edmonton by 7

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:49 AM on August 21, 2012

Ouch, tough week. Rally time!

Montreal by 8
B.C. by 4
Calgary by 12
Toronto by 1

posted by bender at 09:05 AM on August 21, 2012

Montreal by 10
Winnipeg by 4
Saskatchewan by 10
Edmonton by 8

posted by apoch at 01:28 PM on August 21, 2012

Montreal by 6

British Columbia by 19

Saskatchewan by 4

Toronto by 4

posted by tommybiden at 01:41 PM on August 21, 2012

Montreal by 21

BC by 6

Calgary by 10

Toronto by 19

posted by andiemgarcia at 01:14 PM on August 22, 2012

Montreal by 14

BC by 10

Saskatchewan by 1

Toronto by 12

posted by MrFrisby at 07:08 AM on August 23, 2012

monti by 4

bc by 13

cal by 3

Hey good Dr... do you have no faith in our Argos?

Argos by 3

posted by argoal at 09:40 AM on August 23, 2012

Montreal by 3

BC by 12

Saskatchewan by 6

Toronto by 7

posted by Reever at 11:15 AM on August 23, 2012

I really wish this could be TGIF day, but I guess I'll have to settle for So Happy It's Thursday. That's about the way my predictions have gone. Ah well, naught remains but to play out the string.

Hamilton at Montreal: The cats head toward the bird cage hoping to feast on a petite Alouette. The little lark turns into a large raptor that threatens to tear up poor kitty. Kittty escapes, but spends the next week sitting in a corner licking itself and pretending that nothing happened. Hamilton by 3.

BC at Winnipeg: Man oh Manitoba, how can BC possible lose to the lowly Bombers. Well, I suppose there is a number of ways they could, but since there are no strange planetary alignments predicted, nor are there any alien invasions suspected, BC won't lose. Lions by 16.

Calgary at Sasketchewan: Rough Riders started out like they could ride any old bronco, but they've been thrown a few times since. Stampeders have been set back a few times, but they've not yet been truly run off the field. My bet is that Riders climb back aboard, hang on nearly until the end, but sadly wind up in the dirt once more. Calgary by 2.

Edmonton at Toronto: Knock knock. Who's there? Eskimo. Eskimo who? Eskimo questions and I'll tell you mo lies. The Argos are asking if they can keep the Eskimos from breaking the door down. They can't. Edmonton by 8.

posted by Howard_T at 03:07 PM on August 23, 2012

Montreal by 8

BC by 10

Calgary by 4

Toronto by 3

posted by JPR at 04:48 PM on August 23, 2012

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