June 29, 2015

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two: Another Pick 'Em season is underway, this time with a possible-record-but-I'm-too-lazy-to-look-it-up sixteen players! So it figures that the first week sees three upsets, which means that you probably didn't get many points. Shake it off and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 03:53 PM - 20 comments

Holy upsets, Batman! Montreal suffers two QB injuries in-game, and Ottawa takes advantage with the comeback win. Calgary needs a time-expiring field goal to come from behind to send Hamilton packing. Edmonton can't get it done in their backyard, losing both the game and QB Mike Reilly as Toronto prevails. And Winnipeg walzes into Regina and wins! (Oh, and Saskatchewan loses star QB Darian Durant for the year. That's bad, right?)

ResultOttawa by 4Calgary by 1Toronto by 15Winnipeg by 4
Margin of Error3 to 51 to 111 to 203 to 5

Three upsets make points tough to come by, but bender's lucky coin leads the way with four points.

bender Calgary Toronto18Winnipeg 44
cixelsyd Calgary Winnipeg333
rumple Calgary Winnipeg533
Howard_T Calgary Winnipeg533
jagsnumberone 1Toronto Winnipeg 33
goddam Calgary 422
Reever Calgary Toronto 22
rcade Calgary Winnipeg 22
tahoemj Calgary Toronto 22
JPR Calgary 422
ic23b Calgary 11
owlhouse Calgary 11
tommytrump Calgary 11
DrJohnEvans Calgary 11
Ying Yang Mafia Toronto 11
argoal Calgary 11
jjzucal 00

Week Two: everyone moves one spot to their left, except for Edmonton which heads home to lick its wounds.


Hamilton @ Winnipeg (Thursday, July 2)
After three years with no playoff appearances, Winnipeg may just be on the verge of contending again, but they'll have to string together a couple in a row before we believe it. Coming off a tough last-minute loss, Hamilton is hoping that the rebuild in the 'Peg isn't quite finished yet.

Calgary @ Montreal (Friday, July 3)
Here are two 0-1 teams which everyone expected to be 1-0. Calgary's the stronger team, but Montreal's no slouch, and they should have QB Jonathan Crompton back after suffering a shoulder bruise last week, which should at least make things interesting.

B.C. @ Ottawa (Saturday, July 4)
The last time Travis Lulay visited Ottawa, he shredded his shoulder and ended his season. I'm no expert, but he's probably hoping for a slightly better outcome now. On the other sideline, do you believe in the Redblacks' sophomore streak?

Toronto @ Saskatchewan (Sunday, July 5)
Toronto hopes that the Trevor Harris Magic continues for another week. Meanwhile, Saskatchewan looks to rebound after a nasty loss last week - with 834-year-old Kevin Glenn taking the snaps.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 03:53 PM on June 29, 2015

Winnipeg by 5

Calgary by 15

British Columbia by 5

Toronto by 15

posted by tommybiden at 04:36 PM on June 29, 2015

Hamilton by 12

Calgary by 6

B.C. by 10

Toronto by 3

posted by ic23b at 04:49 PM on June 29, 2015

Winnipeg by 5
Montreal by 16
B.C. by 6
Saskatchewan by 8

posted by bender at 04:57 PM on June 29, 2015

Hamilton by 6

Montreal by 3

Ottawa by 8

Toronto by 17

posted by tahoemoj at 07:32 PM on June 29, 2015

Winnipeg by 7

Montreal by 5

BC by 4

Toronto by 12

posted by rumple at 08:09 PM on June 29, 2015

Winnipeg by 6

Montreal by 10

BC by 12

Toronto by 10

posted by goddam at 09:48 PM on June 29, 2015

Winnipeg by 4
Calgary by 12
BC by 3
Saskatchewan by 6

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:34 PM on June 29, 2015

Hamilton by 7

Calgary by 7

BC by 7

Toronto by 10

posted by cixelsyd at 11:24 PM on June 29, 2015

Peg by 6

Calgary by 9

BC by 15

Sask by 7

posted by owlhouse at 02:06 AM on June 30, 2015

Hamilton by 2

Montreal by 6

Ottawa by 3

Toronto by 10

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:27 AM on July 01, 2015

hami by 4

cal by 9

bc by 1

ARGOS by 2

posted by argoal at 12:33 PM on July 01, 2015

When I looked a the scoreboard of last week's games, I was certain I was destined to flirt with the Costanza. Then I looked at the Pick 'Em standings, and I see things certainly could be worse. So brimming with confidence, we go bravely to the keyboard. We're on vacation this week. My wife and I try to get away around the end of June every year. It gives her a chance to unwind after another year of working with special needs kids in the schools, and believe me, with the class she had this year, she needs it. So here I am in New Hampshire's White Mountains, and it's raining. I can't even see the ridge on the other side of the Kancamagus Highway because of the low-hanging cloud. It's a good day to work on the picks.

Hamilton at Winnipeg: The Kitties were just about to dine from the cat food dish when it was rudely pulled away from them. This makes for a very angry kitty, and since they have not yet been declawed, they could do some damage. Blue Bombers would like to fly away out of range of the Tiger Cats, but can they get off the ground in time? The most useless things in the world are runway behind you and altitude above you. Hamilton by 6.

Calgary at Montreal: Stampeders managed to prevail by a whisker (pun intended) at the last minute over the aforementioned Tiger Cats, while Montreal lost at the last minute to the checkerboard guys. Will the home cooking help Alouettes make it through he full 60 minutes? Little larks will avoid the rampaging quadrupeds, but it won't be easy. In another close one, Montreal by 3.

BC at Ottawa: Now that Ottawa has thrown the ladies who kick things out of town, the big guys can take over the field. No yellow or red cards, no nets, just red flags and lots of contact. RedBlacks pulled off a significant win last week over an unsuspecting Montreal team. Now they have to take on a bunch of roaring lions who have yet to compete. BC has a decent offense and a supposedly tough defense. Ottawa won with an excellent air attack and a late pick. Lions should be able to keep the Ottawa guys from getting that close. BC by 12.

Toronto at Saskatchewan: Argonauts sailed past a bunch of Eskimos last week, but perhaps the Wood Buffaloes in the national park had something to do with it. Meanwhile the Roughriders had a rough ride against the Bombers. Look for the Argonauts to enjoy their western swing. Toronto by 7.

Before I forget, happy Canada Day to all.

posted by Howard_T at 03:41 PM on July 01, 2015

Winnipeg by 5
Calgary by 9
B.C. by 21
Toronto by 8

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:52 PM on July 01, 2015

Winnipeg by 3

Calgary by 7

BC by 8

Toronto by 3

posted by Reever at 11:44 AM on July 02, 2015

Hamilton by 6

Calgary by 10

BC by 3

Saskatchewan by 3

posted by JPR at 11:45 AM on July 02, 2015

Yes, Howard, it could be worse ... you could have been me last week.

Hamilton by 10

Calgary by 12

BC by 16

Toronto by 3

posted by jjzucal at 04:25 PM on July 02, 2015

Hamilton by 8

Calgary by 6

Ottawa by 2

Toronto by 12

posted by rcade at 08:25 PM on July 02, 2015

Has the UN High Commission on Rights arrived in Winnipeg because there were some serious human-rights violations during the first half. The Bombers could have had Tom Clements in his prime last night and it wouldn't have mattered.

posted by jjzucal at 03:34 PM on July 03, 2015


Toronto by 4

posted by JPR at 06:33 PM on July 03, 2015

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