July 02, 2014

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 2: Thrills and spills feature largely in Week 1. But no chills. Hey, I know it's Canada, but it's still only July. There'll be lots of chills 'round these parts in November, don't you worry. Put away your parka and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 02:25 PM - 14 comments

Winnipeg rides the big early lead to stun the visiting Argos. The new-look Alouettes just can't get anything going in Calgary. Edmonton comes from behind to quiet the home fans in B.C., and Saskatchewan takes care of business with the visiting Ti-Cats.

ResultWinnipeg by 24Calgary by 21Edmonton by 7Saskatchewan by 21
Margin of Error17 to 3115 to 275 to 915 to 27

If you picked the underdog Eskimos, or pretty much any team in that game to win by 7, you've got a good chance at breaking the top 4 this week.

SpoFiteTOR @ WPGSMTL @ CGYSEDM @ BCSHAM @ SSKSPointsTotal Points
DrJohnEvans Calgary2Edmonton Saskatchewan 44
JPR Calgary 7Saskatchewan 33
rcade Calgary 7Saskatchewan 33
Reever Calgary 7Saskatchewan 33
argoal Calgary Saskatchewan 22
cixelsyd Calgary 7 22
goddam Calgary Saskatchewan 22
Howard_T Calgary Saskatchewan 22
owlhouse Edmonton Saskatchewan 22
tommytrump Calgary Saskatchewan 22
bender 00
Ying Yang Mafia 00

The second week generally offers a chance to relax and catch one's breath after—HEY LOOKIT THAT IT'S AN EXPANSION TEAM!!!


Ottawa @ Winnipeg (Thursday, July 3)
That's right, this year the CFL welcomes the city of Ottawa back to the fold with the Redblacks. They'll play their first game against the newly-confident Blue Bombers, fresh off a thrashing of the Argos.

B.C. @ Montreal (Friday, July 4)
Two former heavyweights, both smarting from tough first-week losses. Montreal looks to gain some traction at home, while B.C. looks to get a lead and actually hang onto it.

Hamilton @ Edmonton (Friday, July 4)
Hamilon continues their west coast road trip with a stop in Edmonton. The TiCats may have overperformed their pythagorean record last year, while the Esks may have underperformed—are we due for some more regression this week?

Saskatchewan @ Toronto (Saturday, July 5)
Speaking of underperforming, Toronto had better figure out what went wrong last week, and fast, because a Very Good Team is coming to town.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:25 PM on July 02, 2014

Winnipeg by 10

BC by 7

Edmonton by 10

Saskatchewan by 17

posted by cixelsyd at 06:10 PM on July 02, 2014

Winnipeg by 7

British Columbia by 3

Edmonton by 3

Toronto by 1

posted by rcade at 06:54 PM on July 02, 2014

Winnipeg by 13

Montreal by 6

Edmonton by 9

Saskatchewan by 14

posted by goddam at 08:35 PM on July 02, 2014

win by 6

bc by 6

edy by 8

dang nabit! sask by 5

posted by argoal at 08:45 PM on July 02, 2014

Ottawa by 8

Montreal by 3

Hamilton by 5

Saskatchewan by 11

posted by tommybiden at 08:58 PM on July 02, 2014

Oh dear. Nowhere to go but up. Are there nine teams now?

Winnipeg by 16
Montreal by 3
Edmonton by 10
Saskatchewan by 17

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:36 PM on July 02, 2014

So now my nephew is going to marry his Canadian girlfriend. Winnipeg by 16. Which is cool and all that. Montreal by 12. I mean very cool, since it will be taking place in Guelph in February. Edmonton by 21. For an Australian, this adds a totally new meaning to the words "white wedding". Saskatchewan by 9.

posted by owlhouse at 11:24 PM on July 02, 2014

Winnipeg by 14
B.C. by 4
Edmonton by 11
Sackskatchewan by 12

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:58 AM on July 03, 2014

And yes, YYM, there are nine teams again. That means that one team gets a bye each week, so no more mid-season half-weeks.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:59 AM on July 03, 2014

Ottawa by 13
B.C. by 11
Hamilton by 11
Saskatchewan by 6

posted by bender at 02:09 PM on July 03, 2014

Winnipeg by 18

BC by 8

Edmonton by 7

Saskatchewan by 14

posted by Reever at 04:12 PM on July 03, 2014

The match fixing people must have been involved. How else could have so many of us fallen into such mediocrity? OK, so nobody from the Cameroons football team has sneaked into the CFL, so I'll give it another go. Please understand I am in the wilds of northern NH, I have not looked at any results, so I am being honest about tonight's game. Besides that, there is a pretty good thunderstorm raging right now, so if I were to lie, I will be struck. Of course, you all believe me.

Ottawa at Winnipeg: The Redblacks meet the Blue Bombers. This means that one should keep his coloring between the lines. It also means that someone named Red will be black and blue. I'm going to guess that Red will be in a black mood while the Blue Bombers prevail. Winnipeg by 8.

OK, now that is done, ande I can peek at the CFL web site to see how it goes. Shows you how smart I am, Ottawa is up by 14. Oh well, at least no lightning strikes.

BC at Montreal: Big kitties go to see little larks. Little larks want to fly all over big kitties, but it looks like big kitties will cause larks' peckers to fall in the dirt. BC by 12.

Hamilton at Edmonton: Eskimos are back in their own habitat, so that is a plus. Now the problem is that they will have to hunt Tigercats instead of things like seals and whales. This will be a problem for Eskimos, and they may get clawed. Hamilton by 14.

Saskatchewan at Toronto: The Roughriders head for the big city to face the Argonauts. Argos had some tough sailing last week, but this week will be a different story. The Roughriders will indeed have a rough ride and will fall to the Argos. Toronto by 4.

posted by Howard_T at 09:26 PM on July 03, 2014

Winnipeg by 9; BC by 4; Edmonton by 10; Sask by 10

posted by JPR at 10:56 PM on July 03, 2014

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