August 04, 2015

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven: Remember that rain dance you did to stop the points from raining down on jagsnumberone? It didn't work. But there are many long weeks remaining in this CFL season, so everyone's still in the game. Give your hundred-and-ten percent and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:13 PM - 18 comments

Winnipeg gets off to a slow start, but gears up in the second half to put the Lions away. The Great Saskatchewan Third-String Experiment registers a dismal failure as Edmonton runs roughshod over the Riders. Calgary falls behind early, but pulls off the comeback against Montreal, while Toronto's comeback bid falls juuuust a bit short in the Hammer.

ResultWinnipeg by 10Edmonton by 25Calgary by 3Hamilton by 16
Margin of Error7 to 1318 to 332 to 411 to 21

jags fails to register a point in the B.C.-Winnipeg game, bringing his consecutive-games point streak to a close — but he nails the Calgary game to grab five points and extend his already-big lead. Hoo boy!

Also! Four players nailed the Calgary win, which may very well be some sort of record, in case anyone case to go back 11 years to confirm. (What this Pick 'Em needs is an intern.)

SpoFiteBC @ WPGSSSK @ EDMSMTL @ CGYSTOR @ HAMSPointsTotal Points
jagsnumberone Edmonton Calgary3Hamilton 528
argoalWinnipeg Edmonton 3Hamilton 421
tahoemj Edmonton Calgary3Hamilton 519
benderWinnipeg Edmonton 3Hamilton15518
cixelsyd Edmonton Calgary3Hamilton 518
rcadeWinnipeg8 Hamilton 317
rumple Edmonton29 Hamilton 317
goddamWinnipeg9Edmonton18 417
ic23b Edmonton Calgary3 417
JPR Edmonton 3Hamilton 316
DrJohnEvans Edmonton Calgary Hamilton 313
tommytrumpWinnipeg Edmonton 212
jjzucal Edmonton 3 211
Reever Edmonton Calgary 210
Ying Yang MafiaWinnipeg10 Edmonton 410
Howard_T Edmonton Hamilton 28
owlhouse Edmonton21 28

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.


Edmonton @ B.C. (Thursday, August 6)
The Lions have lost a coupla tough games in a row, and this week doesn't get any easier for them: the 4-1 Eskimoes come to town, bringing their league-best defence and four-game winning streak with them. But B.C. Place has historically been unkind to visitors: maybe the Lions cover the spread.

Montreal @ Ottawa (Friday, August 7)
Pythagoras suggests that Montreal isn't fully deserving of their 2-3 fourth-place position, nor is Ottawa solidly situated in second place. The Redlacks have shown some spunk this year, but they've still given up too many points, and I think that may start to haunt them soon.

Saskatchewan @ Toronto (Saturday, August 8)
The Argos finally return home, with a not-at-all-bad-we'll-take-it 3-2 record on their long, strange voyage through western Canada. And what better way to celebrate the homecoming than hosting the hapless, flailing Roughriders?

Winnipeg @ Hamilton (Sunday, August 9)
Remember back when Winnipeg was in the East Division, and this was a bitter rivalry? Those were the days. Also, if you're flying to Winnipeg from the GTA, you get better prices if you fly from Hamilton. As for this game, I got nothing.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:13 PM on August 04, 2015

Edmonton by 10

Montreal by 7

Toronto by 14

Hamilton by 3

posted by rumple at 10:35 PM on August 04, 2015

Edmonton by 15

Ottawa by 7

Toronto by 12

Winnipeg by 11

posted by owlhouse at 10:50 PM on August 04, 2015

Edmonton by 21

Montreal by 10

Toronto by 16

Hamilton by 18

posted by ic23b at 12:42 AM on August 05, 2015

Edmonton by 17

Montreal by 5

Toronto by 19

Hamilton by 7

posted by goddam at 02:24 AM on August 05, 2015

B.C. by 11

Ottawa by 6

Toronto by 16

Hamilton by 4

posted by tommybiden at 10:04 AM on August 05, 2015

Edmonton by 14
Montreal by 14
Toronto by 11
Winnipeg by 18

posted by bender at 10:48 AM on August 05, 2015

Edmonton by 13

Montreal by 7

Toronto by 11

Hamilton by 8

posted by tahoemoj at 02:55 PM on August 05, 2015

Let's keep this going. (Flips the coin several times to come up with this weeks picks).

Edmonton by 10

Ottawa by 4

Toronto by 14

Hamilton by 2

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:25 AM on August 06, 2015

I finally did something right!

Edmonton by 10
Montreal by 3
Toronto by 16
Hamilton by 7

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:41 AM on August 06, 2015

edy by 8

ott by 2

Argos by 12

hami by 8

posted by argoal at 10:33 AM on August 06, 2015

Edmonton by 18

Ottawa by 6

Toronto by 4

Winnipeg by 5

posted by jjzucal at 12:38 PM on August 06, 2015

Edmonton by 13

Ottawa by 4

Toronto by 12

Hamilton by 7

posted by rcade at 12:51 PM on August 06, 2015


monti by 2

posted by argoal at 01:06 PM on August 06, 2015

Edmonton by 6

Ottawa by 3

Toronto by 4

Hamilton by 8

posted by Reever at 08:09 PM on August 06, 2015

Edm by 4; Ott by 3; Tor by 3; ham by 6

posted by JPR at 09:41 PM on August 06, 2015

I thought I was going to have to miss out on the BC vs Edmonton game, but I see they're not scheduled for another 15 or 20 minutes. No lengthy prognostications, just the facts, ma'am (and if you remember who said that, you might be as old as I am). BC wins it by 12.

Montreal at Ottawa: I still refuse to be fooled by Redblacks' early success. Montreal by 8.

Saskatchewan at Toronto: Argos are at home, sleeping in their own beds, sleeping with their own partners (we think), and blissful in their own city. Does this make for an easy win? No, it does not, but they will win anyway. Toronto by 4.

Winnipeg at Hamilton: Tigercats looked good against Argos last week, but Blue Bombers have done well also. Still, the cats are in the doughnut shop, and that has to mean something. Hamilton by 9.

posted by Howard_T at 09:48 PM on August 06, 2015

Toronto by 12
Hamilton by 8

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:46 PM on August 07, 2015

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