August 11, 2015

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight: When you run a CFL Pick 'Em for eleven years, you get really good at typing "Saskatchewan". I mean, REALLY good. But right now, my typing fingers are lost; they haven't once typed "Saskatchewan" in victory this year, as the Riders fall to 0-7 on the season. On the other hand, I'm getting really good at typing "jagsnumberone" as he continues to break all sorts of rookie records. Check for typos and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:52 AM - 17 comments

The Lions stumble out of the gate, but find their footing in the second half, beating Edmonton and drowning the world in "Lions Roar Back" headlines. And speaking of comebacks, how about them Redblacks? Henry Burris gives them the edge as they take down visiting Montreal. In Toronto, a sloppy first half nearly does in the Argos, but a late surge gives them back the win. No such drama in Hamilton, where Winnipeg just plain sucked and they lose Drew Willy to injury.

ResultB.C. by 3Ottawa by 3Toronto by 4Hamilton by 30
Margin of Error2 to 42 to 43 to 521 to 39

jags scores a meagre four points this week, but argoal makes a last-minute change in his Ottawa game and the gamble doesn't pay off. It's a NINE-point lead for jags.

Down the board, tight games lead to lots of spreads nailed. A solid well-done to Reever for nailing both the Ottawa and Toronto wins.

SpoFiteEDM @ BCSMTL @ OTTSSSK @ TORSWPG @ HAMSPointsTotal Points
jagsnumberone Ottawa4Toronto Hamilton 432
argoal Toronto Hamilton 223
JPR Ottawa3Toronto3Hamilton 622
tahoemj Toronto Hamilton 221
rcade Ottawa4Toronto Hamilton 421
bender Toronto 119
rumple Toronto Hamilton 219
goddam Toronto Hamilton 219
ic23b Toronto Hamilton 219
cixelsyd 018
Reever Ottawa3 Toronto4 Hamilton 717
tommytrumpB.C. Ottawa Toronto Hamilton 416
DrJohnEvans Toronto Hamilton 215
jjzucal Ottawa Toronto4 415
Howard_TB.C. Toronto4 Hamilton 213
Ying Yang Mafia Toronto Hamilton 212
owlhouse Ottawa Toronto 210

At least Saskatchewan can't lose this week! Ha ha! Scheduling jokes are always hilarious.


Edmonton @ Montreal (Thursday, August 13)
The Esks took it on the chin last week, but they've still got the best defence in the league by far. That's going to make life tough for the young offensive side in Montreal.

Toronto @ Winnipeg (Friday, August 14)
Toronto hits the road again, but may be visiting Winnipeg at just the right time. The mosquitos are dying out, the snow won't arrive for a week or so, and Drew Willy may be hurt. Watch the ticker for updates.

B.C. @ Hamilton (Saturday, August 15)
Speaking of timing, the Lions may not have it. They've won only close games: all three of their wins were by three points. Hamilton, on the other hand, seems to have found their groove and has started piling up the points.

Ottawa @ Calgary (Sunday, August 15)
Who would've guess? Both these teams are 4-2 and with very similar points scored/against. But how much magic can be left in Henry Burris's fingers? (Don't answer that.)

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:52 AM on August 11, 2015

Edmonton by 9

Toronto by 19

Hamilton by 11

Calgary by 12

posted by tommybiden at 09:09 AM on August 11, 2015

Edmonton by 7
Winnipeg by 10
Hamilton by 8
Calgary by 14

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:18 AM on August 11, 2015

Edmonton by 2
Toronto by 19
B.C. by 12
Ottawa by 17

posted by bender at 10:50 AM on August 11, 2015

Edmonton by 4

Winnipeg by 3

Hamilton by 9

Ottawa by 12

posted by goddam at 02:01 PM on August 11, 2015

Montreal by 5

Winnipeg by 4

B.C. by 11

Calgary by 15

posted by rumple at 03:13 PM on August 11, 2015

Edmonton by 6
Winnipeg by 10
BC by 4
Calgary by 15

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:59 PM on August 11, 2015

Edmonton by 12

Toronto by 6

Hamilton by 14

Calgary by 3

posted by ic23b at 05:05 PM on August 11, 2015

Edmonton by 15

Toronto by 14

Hamilton by 18

Ottawa by 16

posted by jjzucal at 05:37 PM on August 11, 2015

Eddie by 12

Toronto by 9

BC by 7

Ottawa by 5

There. All the away teams. That should work.

posted by owlhouse at 09:22 PM on August 11, 2015

Edmonton by 10

Toronto by 10

Hamilton by 14

Calgary by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 10:48 PM on August 11, 2015

Let's keep this train rolling.

Edmonton by 3

Toronto by 10

Hamilton by 21

Calgary by 6

posted by jagsnumberone at 05:38 AM on August 12, 2015

edy by 2

Argos by 4

hami by 9

cal by 3

posted by argoal at 10:22 AM on August 13, 2015

Mont by 3; Tor by 4; Ham by 6; Cal by 3.

posted by JPR at 06:04 PM on August 13, 2015

Montreal by 5 Toronto by 8 Hamilton by 10 Ottawa by 2

posted by Reever at 06:08 PM on August 13, 2015

Edmonton by 8

Toronto by 6

Hamilton by 10

Ottawa by 4

posted by tahoemoj at 07:33 PM on August 13, 2015

Toronto by 15

Calgary by 6

posted by rcade at 06:42 PM on August 14, 2015

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