July 27, 2015

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six: It's another week chock-full of upsets, which means the regulars continue to struggle and the rookie continues to shine. jagsnumberone adds some padding to the first-pace lead, and may in fact have a record-breaking streak on the line heading into Simcoe Day. Flip your coins and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:51 PM - 23 comments

A sophomore stunner in Ottawa as the Redblacks top the visiting Stampeders in overtime. Toronto spots B.C. a 21-point lead before coming all the way back to win in the last minute. In Edmonton, Winnipeg gets a first-quarter field goal, and then apparently they just got on the bus and went home. Saskatchewan puts up a fight at home, but comes apart in the fourth quarter to open the season 0-5.

ResultOttawa by 3Toronto by 3Edmonton by 29Hamilton by 10
Margin of Error2 to 42 to 420 to 387 to 13

Stop me if you've heard this one before: it's another six-point week for jags, which gives him a very comfortable lead indeed. In fact, since going pointless in the first game of the season, he's earned a point in every single game since. That could very well be a CFL Pick 'Em record! Feel free to take several dozen hours to go back ten years and verify that.

SpoFiteCGY @ OTTSTOR @ BCSWPG @ EDMSHAM @ SSKSPointsTotal Points
jagsnumberone 3Toronto4Edmonton Hamilton9623
argoal Toronto2 Hamilton 317
tahomj Edmonton 114
rcade Hamilton 114
rumple Edmonton 114
bender Hamilton 113
goddam Edmonton 113
cixelsyd Toronto Hamilton 213
JPRCalgary 3Edmonton Hamilton 413
ic23bOttawa3 Edmonton Hamilton 513
DrJohnEvans Hamilton 110
tommytrump Toronto Edmonton Hamilton 310
jjzucal Toronto Edmonton Hamilton 39
Reever 08
Howard_T 39
owlhouse Edmonton 16
Ying Yang Mafia Edmonton Hamilton 16

Simcoe Day is once again upon us, meaning it's time for the traditional holiday weekend activities, such as playing football on Mondays, sitting in cottage country traffic, and hoping your A/C holds out.


B.C. @ Winnipeg (Thursday, July 30)
Here's a coupla teams in some disarray. B.C. had a win in the bag before letting it all slip away, while Winnipeg got flat-out embarrassed, so they've both slid down the standings. The winner this week gets a head start on the climb back up.

Saskatchewan @ Edmonton (Friday, July 31)
Both these teams lost their starting QBs to injury in Week One. Now Edmonton's in first place, and Saskatchewan's still looking for their first win. It's all about depth. Take the streak until proven otherwise.

Montreal @ Calgary (Saturday, August 1)
Speaking of depth, do you believe in Rakeem Cato? He's been piling up the yards, while the much-vaunted Bo Levi Mitchell threw but one touchdown in last week's Calgary loss. The Stamps are still the better team, but this one may be closer than Vegas wants it to be.

Toronto @ Hamilton (Monday, August 3)
It's a Pan Am reunion tour: Hamilton finally relinquishes control of its spruced-up home, while Toronto is forced to be vagabonds for one more week. But at 3-1 and with one of the best offences in the league, the Argos will take it.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:51 PM on July 27, 2015

Not to be a stickler but my point total should be 23 now (not 17). I may need those points in a couple of weeks/lol.

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:47 AM on July 28, 2015

B.C. by 17

Edmonton by 6

Calgary by 3

Toronto by 4

posted by ic23b at 02:23 AM on July 28, 2015

Not to be a stickler but my point total should be 23 now (not 17). I may need those points in a couple of weeks/lol.

Another copy/paste error! Sorry about that. Your total is correct in my spreadsheet, it just didn't make it into the table. Although it did make it into the weekly summary so hopefully that's worth something.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:15 AM on July 28, 2015

I fixed the error, which was painful. Nine off the lead instead of three!

posted by rcade at 10:08 AM on July 28, 2015

Winnipeg by 6

Edmonton by 16

Montreal by 11

Toronto by 19

posted by tommybiden at 10:13 AM on July 28, 2015

Thanks rcade! The sacrifice is appreciated.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:49 AM on July 28, 2015

BC by 7

Edmonton by 10

Calgary by 3

Hamilton by 10

posted by cixelsyd at 11:50 AM on July 28, 2015

Winnipeg by 9

Edmonton by 18

Montreal by 4

Toronto by 11

posted by goddam at 02:22 PM on July 28, 2015

BC by 12

Edmonton by 29

Montreal by 10

Hamilton by 5

posted by rumple at 02:16 AM on July 29, 2015

Thank you for fixing my total. I appreciate all the work you guys do. As long as the Jaguars don't join the CFL, I, hopefully, might be able to do ok the rest of the way/lol. (For those who don't remember if I didn't pick the Jaguars each week in our NFL pick 'em, I would have been amongst the leaders this past season--I just can't in good conscience pick against my team). Now where's that coin so I can pick this week's games?

BC by 6

Edmonton by 14

Calgary by 3

Hamilton by 1

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:12 AM on July 29, 2015

BC by 11

Edmonton by 21

Montreal by 7

Toronto by 11

posted by owlhouse at 05:21 AM on July 29, 2015

I'm following jags' picks until proven otherwise.

B.C. by 9
Edmonton by 8
Calgary by 11
Hamilton by 7 (Collaros heartbreaker go-ahead TD)

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:37 AM on July 29, 2015

Winnipeg by 10
Edmonton by 16
Montreal by 4
Toronto by 3

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:37 PM on July 29, 2015

No Ottawa playing this week. Damn. I'm all about the RedBlacks. I paired their last game with Victory DirtWolf double IPA. I feel like it helped.

posted by rcade at 08:56 AM on July 30, 2015

Don't worry rcade, this week is just a scheduled bye and not a team contraction — this time.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:23 AM on July 30, 2015

winni by 3

edi by 13

monti by 3

damn, hami by 2


posted by argoal at 10:18 AM on July 30, 2015

Winnipeg by 8

Hamilton by 5

posted by rcade at 01:44 PM on July 30, 2015

It was nice to read that I was missed, at least by one or two, during my work camp week. Much to my disappointment, I did not get to build a deck. We did manage to put skirting on two trailers, so if any of you are living in a mobile home, I will gladly donate my labor. All I ask in return is transportation, lodging, meals, and at least one person to assist. You have to buy the materials as well. Skirting a trailer is not a difficult job, but it can be a real pain in the neck. I actually had the kids believing that one of them would have to crawl under the trailer before the last panel was installed and chase the skunks out.

So on we go to the prediction business. Having no hope of winning this thing (like I ever did anyway), I press on.

BC at Winnipeg: Blue Bombers have their star quarterback under center once again, which gives their offense a real boost. Will it be enough against a tough BC defense? In the meantime BC's offense is solid once again. This game is billed as two clubs needing a rebound. After they bounce off one another, which will be standing? BC by 11.

Saskatchewan at Edmonton: Roughriders are 0-5 to start, and now, with a quarterback making his first CFL start, they face the top defense in the league. It does not look good for the Riders. On the other hand, Eskimos have James Franklin at quarterback. Wait a minute, did they hire Penn State's head coach to play? I guess not, but Franklin did give their offence a bit of a boost. Edmonton by 16.

Montreal at Calgary: Most are picking the Stampeders to run all over the little Larks, but Calgary is a bit banged up. They have been inconsistent, and Jon Cornish is among the missing. Alouettes have played some good defense, and Cato has been efficient at QB, so there is some hope of an upset here. I shall cling to that hope. Montreal by 4.

Toronto at Hamilton: It's a quick trip along the western shore of Lake Ontario for the Argonauts. What awaits them at the end of their journey? The Tigercats and the Argonauts seem very equally matched in this one. I will go with the home team. (Do the Tigercats really play at Tim Hortons Field? Do they call the place the 'Doughnut Hole' or the 'Coffee Cup', or other such nickname?) Hamilton by 3.

posted by Howard_T at 04:47 PM on July 30, 2015

BC by 3; Edm by 5; ham by 3; mont by 3

posted by JPR at 04:53 PM on July 30, 2015

Edmonton by 5

Calgary by 7

Toronto by 3

posted by Reever at 10:45 PM on July 30, 2015

Thursday grumble grumble.

Edmonton by 12

Calgary by 3

Hamilton by 8

posted by tahoemoj at 10:23 AM on July 31, 2015

Edmonton by 5

Montreal by 3

Toronto by 11

posted by jjzucal at 12:13 PM on July 31, 2015

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