August 17, 2015

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: Half way through the 2015 CFL season! While parity was the name of the game early on, Hamilton, Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton are beginning to break away from the pack. Meanwhile, Saskatchewan still struggles to register their first W of the season. Break up the Prairie Pity Party and make your picks inside!

posted by Reever to fantasy at 01:06 PM - 17 comments

A low-scoring affair in Quebec as Montreal failed to hold off a faltering Eskimo team who squeaked out a victory on a last minute field goal. Toronto gets used to coming back to win as a fourth quarter push sealed the deal in the 'Peg. The Tiger-Cats fired on all cylinders to dominate the Lions in Steeltown, while Calgary avenged a Week 5 loss to the REDBLACKS by utterly destroying them at home.

Dr. J will post the latest scores based on last week's results, but here is a preview of Week Nine to get you started.


Montreal @ BC (Thursday, August 20) Both teams had had rough patches and flashes of brilliance to start the season. Both suffered dispiriting losses last week and are looking to right the ship. Both QBs want to show they're better than their records indicate. Can Montreal begin a two-week road trip with a win?

Hamilton @ Edmonton (Friday, August 21) Hamilton has shown they're the team to beat in the CFL this season. Special teams, offence and defence have all found ways to score early and often. Edmonton's defence has kept them in close games, but offensively they struggle without Mike Reilly. Can they snap the Ti-Cats four game winning streak at home?

Calgary @ Saskatchewan (Saturday, August 22) Regina is always a tough place for visiting teams to play, even when the boys in Green and White are 0-7. Third-string QB Brett Smith looked good for the Riders vs Toronto in Week 7 and is a rare bright spot in a dark season so-far. Calgary is fresh off dismantling Ottawa at home and are looking to continue their winning ways.

Ottawa @ Toronto (Sunday, August 23) Ottawa is struggling to find consistency. While they've already doubled their wins from last season, the Capital team wants to show they're competitors. Toronto could be the place to do it, though the Boatmen have shown slow starts don't mean they won't finish strong.

posted by Reever at 01:28 PM on August 17, 2015

BC by 6
Hamilton by 17
Calgary by 5
Toronto by 3

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:57 PM on August 17, 2015

Montreal by 6

Hamilton by 10

Calgary by 10

Toronto by 8

posted by cixelsyd at 10:47 PM on August 17, 2015

BC by 12

Eddie by 12

Sask by 12

Toronto by 12

All the home teams this week. What could possibly go wrong?

posted by owlhouse at 02:10 AM on August 18, 2015

BC by 5

Edmonton by 7

Calgary by 20

Toronto by 9

posted by rumple at 07:09 AM on August 18, 2015

Montreal by 8
Hamilton by 14
Calgary by 9
Toronto by 16

posted by bender at 10:21 AM on August 18, 2015

B.C. by 16

Edmonton by 12

Calgary by 11

Toronto by 8

posted by tommybiden at 04:13 PM on August 18, 2015

Montreal by 4

Hamilton by 12

Saskatchewan by 2

Ottawa by 7

posted by goddam at 09:13 PM on August 18, 2015

B.C. by 3

Hamilton by 2

Calgary by 6

Toronto by 9

posted by ic23b at 09:59 PM on August 18, 2015

Montreal by 6

Hamilton by 10

Calgary by 17

Toronto by 2

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:33 AM on August 19, 2015

BC by 4

Hamilton by 9

Calgary by 6

Toronto by 7

posted by Reever at 09:06 PM on August 19, 2015

bc by 2

hami by 8

cal by 7

Argos by 3

posted by argoal at 10:41 AM on August 20, 2015

BC by 4

Hamilton by 13

Calgary by 10

Toronto by 7

posted by tahoemoj at 12:06 PM on August 20, 2015

BC by 3

Hamilton by 5

Calgary by 5

Toronto by 3.

posted by JPR at 01:32 PM on August 20, 2015

Thanks to Reever for getting the post up while I was on vacation! I'll try to get the updated standings posted tonight.

B.C. by 10
Hamilton by 8
Saskatchewan by 7
Toronto by 14

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:25 PM on August 20, 2015

Just getting a white-background comment out of the way so I can have green for my tables. This is a good life hack, kids.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:35 PM on August 20, 2015

Reever did an excellent job with the sum-ups and previews, so let's move right on to the results for last week.

ResultEdmonton by 3Toronto by 7Hamilton by 30Calgary by 45
Margin of Error2 to 45 to 921 to 3932 to 59

Not that I should have botheredit's the same ol' story. jags nails the Edmonton win and hits the Hamilton margin to score seven points and extend his lead to ELEVEN. Holy cow!

SpoFiteEDM @ MTLSTOR @ WPGSBC @ HAMSOTT @ CGYSPointsTotal Points
jagsnumberoneEdmonton3 Toronto Hamilton21Calgary 739
argoalEdmonton2Toronto Hamilton Calgary 528
JPR 3Toronto Hamilton Calgary 426
tahoemjEdmonton Toronto6Hamilton 425
ic23bEdmonton Toronto6Hamilton Calgary 524
rcade Toronto Calgary 223
benderEdmonton2Toronto 322
goddamEdmonton4 Hamilton 322
cixelsydEdmonton Toronto Hamilton Calgary 422
rumple Calgary 120
Reever Toronto8Hamilton 320
tommytrumpEdmonton Toronto Hamilton Calgary 420
DrJohnEvansEdmonton Hamilton Calgary 318
jjzucalEdmonton Toronto Hamilton 318
Ying Yang MafiaEdmonton Calgary 214
Howard_T 013
owlhouseEdmonton Toronto9 313

Good luck! With the picks you already made, that is.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:37 PM on August 20, 2015

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