July 14, 2014

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 4: A tale of two leagues: the CFL has five teams who are either undefeated or winless. Our little pick 'em has eight players within three points of each other. If you're looking to beat the streak, do you take Edmonton, Winnipeg, or bender's coin? Grab your nickel and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:51 AM - 15 comments

The fun continues! Winnipeg notches a third-down last-minute TD to shock Montreal. Edmonton finds their offence just in time to beat Ottawa. Toronto doesn't find any offence at all as they're soundly beaten by the Stamps, and B.C. holds the Riders scoreless for three quarters to let down the Regina faithful.

ResultWinnipeg by 1Edmonton by 16Calgary by 19B.C. by 13
Margin of Error1 to 111 to 2113 to 259 to 17

All jammed up. A tie at the top, and seven other players within 3 points of first. Sounds like the east division.

And in exciting numismatics news, bender's coin's streak is now at 0-for-12!

SpoFiteWPG @ MTLSOTT @ EDMSCGY @ TORSBC @ SSKSPointsTotal Points
Howard_T Edmonton12Calgary13 410
DrJohnEvansWinnipeg Edmonton14Calgary 410
rcade Edmonton 19
cixelsydWinnipeg Edmonton Calgary 38
owlhouse Edmonton18 28
ReeverWinnipeg Edmonton 1338
goddamWinnipeg Edmonton 27
JPR Edmonton 17
tommytrumpWinnipeg Edmonton17 37
argoal Edmonton 16
Ying Yang Mafia Edmonton17 25
ic23bWinnipeg Edmonton 22
bender 00

Hamilton's bye week couldn't come at a better time. They'll rest Zach Collaros while the rest of the league vies for early position.


Edmonton @ Winnipeg (Thursday, July 17)
Who would've picked these teams to both open the season 3-0? Unlike bender's coin streak, one of those records will be blemished this week. Unless anyone's got the guts to pick the tie.

Toronto @ Ottawa (Friday, July 18)
Toronto's been cold-hot-cold so far, so a trip to the expansion Redblacks might be just what they need. But does that underestimate the intangibles of a franchise's first home opener?

Hamilton @ Calgary (Saturday, July 18)
Things are not happy in Tigertown. Stadium delays, an injured starting QB, and now a trip to face the undefeated Stampeders.

Montreal @ B.C. (Saturday, July 19)
B.C. looked rough when visiting Montreal two weeks ago, but maybe that was just due to too much Schwartz's. Both these teams are better than their records, but B.C. Place is notiriously tough on visitors.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:51 AM on July 14, 2014

Edmonton by 4

Toronto by 8

Calgary by 24

B.C. by 6

posted by ic23b at 02:57 PM on July 14, 2014

Edmonton by 17

Toronto by 17

Calgary by 31

British Columbia by 6

posted by tommybiden at 03:57 PM on July 14, 2014

Hmm, if a James (pronounced HA-mess) A. Garfield dollar coin wasn't enough to turn the tide, maybe I need to re-calibrate. I must have heads and tails backward, so now heads is home, tails is away.

Edmonton by 5
Ottawa by 9
Hamilton by 8
B.C. by 18

posted by bender at 04:20 PM on July 14, 2014

Winnipeg by 3

Toronto by 4

Calgary by 17

British Columbia by 8

posted by rcade at 04:44 PM on July 14, 2014

Winnipeg by 4

Toronto by 5

Calgary by 19

BC by 6

posted by goddam at 06:06 PM on July 14, 2014

Edmonton by 7

Toronto by 7

Calgary by 17

Montreal by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 06:16 PM on July 14, 2014

Edmonton by 10
Toronto by 18
Calgary by 20
BC by 4

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:48 PM on July 14, 2014

If you're ever in Guelph. Edmonton by 11. Drop into Grey Rock Clothing on Quebec Street. Toronto by 17. Say hello to the lovely Beth, and ask after my nephew Joel. Calgary by 12. If you mention Timmy Cahill's wonder goal against Holland, they might even give you a discount off their range of sweatshop free clothing. BC by 15.

posted by owlhouse at 09:42 PM on July 14, 2014

I'd like to adjust my British Columbia pick to 16.

posted by tommybiden at 11:53 AM on July 15, 2014

There is something wrong here. First of all, I'm getting my picks in 2 days before the kickoff. Second of all, I'm shown as tied with the eminent Dr. John for first place. This is strange, since Dr. John lives in Canada where they play these games, and my only connection to Canada is my Nova Scotian father. Well, he did teach me the words to "Oh Canada" and "The Maple Leaf Forever", so that's something. Now on with the business at hand. That is, it is time to disabuse myself of any notion that I really know what I am doing with these picks.

Edmonton at Winnipeg: Two teams at 3-0 meet in an early season attempt to establish the pecking order. Wait a minute, the only team that has anything to do with pecking is the Alouettes, and Winnipeg took care of that last week. Eskimos look like they would gladly exchange a peck on the cheek with Bombers, but might experience a slap in the face instead. Winnipeg by 3.

Toronto at Ottawa: Here is one at the opposite end of the structure. Argonauts are 1-2, while the Redblacks are winless in their 2 attempts. While Toronto would seem to enjoy the advantage of having done this a time or two, Ottawa is playing before their home crowd for the first time in the regular season. Home cooking will mean a lot here. Ottawa by 4.

Hamilton at Calgary: Stampeders have been doing just that to their opponents so far, while the striped kitties are hurting. The running quadruped herd should have little difficulty with the cats. Calgary by 16.

Montreal at BC: The birds stumbled out of the gate in week 1, but that was against Calgary, and says more about Calgary than it does about Montreal. Alouettes did manage to outfly the big cats at home, but now they have had to make the long trek to the left coast. The 2500 or so miles is a long way to expect a lark to fly without wearing down its wings. Meanwhile, the cats would lie to feast on birds before their home fans. BC by 12.

posted by Howard_T at 09:21 PM on July 15, 2014

Winnipeg by 5
Toronto by 9
Calgary by 12
B.C. by 3

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:55 AM on July 16, 2014

Winnipeg by 6

Toronto by 4

Calgary by 7

BC by 8

posted by Reever at 03:23 PM on July 17, 2014

Edmonton by 2

Ottawa by 10

Calgary by 7

BC by 5

posted by JPR at 03:28 PM on July 17, 2014

win by 2

ott by 4

stamp by 11

bc by 7

posted by argoal at 06:51 PM on July 17, 2014

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