June 27, 2016

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two: Whew! Just made the long trek back from the Argos game at BMO Field to find it's Monday, and time for a new slate of picks. I gotta find a better way to get there. Order your Uber and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:59 PM - 16 comments

Toronto opens the season in their new digs, but Hamilton plays the unwelcome guest with a blowout win. Winnipeg fêtes their new faces, but it's Montreal who brings the party and the win. The Grey Cup rematch is an old-fashioned barnburner, and it's Trevor Harris who seals the deal, while B.C. gets off on the right foot with a tight win over the Stamps.

ResultHamilton by 22Montreal by 8Ottawa by 8B.C. by 2
Margin of Error15 to 296 to 106 to 101 to 3

Not many points handed out with three road wins, but rcade's new favourite team pays him some dividends with a spread nailed.

SpoFiteHAM @ TORSMTL @ WPGSOTT @ EDMSCGY @ BCSPointsTotal Points
ic23bHamilton Montreal10Ottawa 44
tommytrump Montreal Ottawa B.C. 33
benderHamilton Montreal Ottawa 33
rcade Ottawa8 33
MrFrisby Montreal7 22
Howard_T Montreal B.C. 22
cixelsydHamilton 11
jagsnumberoneHamilton 11
JPRHamilton 11
tahoemoj 00
Reever 00
argoal 00
DrJohnEvans 00

It's the Canada Day long weekend, so make sure to get your picks in long before you fire up your barbeques.


Ottawa @ Montreal (Thursday, June 30)
The Redblacks, fresh off a 45-point game, take a drive down the 417. But Montreal's just flexed their defensive muscles, so something's gotta give.

Toronto @ Saskatchewan (Thursday, June 30)
Toronto looked pretty rough for long stretches in last week's game. But Saskatchewan looked pretty rough for all of 2015. Damien Durant is back after missing most of the last two seasons, and you can be sure all eyes will be on his reconstructed tendons and ligaments.

B.C. @ Hamilton (Friday, July 1)
The Lions are looking to redeem themselves after a lacklustre 2015 season, and put up a good show last week. But Hamilton will be a true test: they're one of the better all-around teams in the league

Winnipeg @ Calgary (Friday, July 1)
Two teams, both with high hopes after being reworked in the offseason, both coming off tough first-week losses. Something's gotta give. Unless they tie. Anyone gonna pick the tie?

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:59 PM on June 27, 2016

Ottawa by 4

Saskatchewan by 3

Hamilton by 12

Calgary by 10

posted by ic23b at 10:48 PM on June 27, 2016

Montreal by 7

Toronto by 7

Hamilton by 17

Calgary by 17

posted by tommybiden at 09:05 AM on June 28, 2016

Ottawa by 5

Saskatchewan by 3

Hamilton by 9

Calgary by 13

posted by cixelsyd at 11:22 AM on June 28, 2016

Ottawa was my muse all last season. I kept hitting those games and missing most of the others.

posted by rcade at 02:08 PM on June 28, 2016

Ottawa by 10
Saskatchewan by 8
Hamilton by 6
Calgary by 3

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:55 PM on June 28, 2016

Ottawa by 16
Toronto by 9
B.C. by 9
Winnipeg by 11

This new season of coin-flip CFL picks has started off with a statistically-improbable 8 straight away picks. The odds were in my favor last week, but I'm guessing that picking against the hosts is probably not a long-term success strategy.

posted by bender at 09:48 AM on June 29, 2016

Montreal by 8

Toronto by 2

Hamilton by 12

Calgary by 6

Glad to see that I wasn't the only one who put up a goose egg last week. Maybe my Saskatchewan relegation comment jinxed me?

posted by tahoemoj at 01:23 PM on June 29, 2016

We're here in the White Mountains of NH on my wife's annual "decompression" trip, something she badly needs after a year of working with special needs kids in a public school kindergarten class. Any time I feel like I have it bad I just listen to her go on about a day in her classroom. It's no fun at all. Time for some predictions.

Once again last week I found myself undone by picking against Ottawa. Why do I do this? OK, I will change it up. Don't make me regret this, RedBlacks. Ottawa by 3.

Argonauts got schooled by Hamilton last week. I doubt Saskatchewan can do this, but are they all that bad? Maybe they are, and maybe Toronto needed another week to get going. Toronto by 6.

It's a cat fight in Hamilton, but the Tiger Cats are in their own litter box. The Lions might be big and strong, but Tiger cats know how to fight too. Hamilton by 17.

Stampeders were close against BC last week, and only a late TD kept Bombers in the game against Montreal (and kept me from hitting the spread exactly). Thus, I do not look favorably upon Winnipeg. Calgary by 9.

posted by Howard_T at 02:01 PM on June 29, 2016

ott by 4

Argos by 1

hami by 12

cal by 8

posted by argoal at 04:57 PM on June 29, 2016

Montreal by 3

Saskatchewan by 7

Hamilton by 11

Calgary by 9

posted by MrFrisby at 06:59 PM on June 29, 2016

Ottawa (the original Rough Riders) by 12

Toronto by 3

Hamilton by 17

Calgary by 4

posted by jagsnumberone at 11:28 PM on June 29, 2016

Ottawa by 4

Toronto by 13

Hamilton by 10

Calgary by 6

posted by rcade at 07:03 PM on June 30, 2016

Ottawa by 7

Saskatchewan by 4

Hamilton by 12

Calgary by 3

posted by Reever at 10:25 PM on June 30, 2016

Hamilton by 3

Calgary by 3

Montreal by 3

Saskatchewan by 6

posted by JPR at 10:26 PM on June 30, 2016

Nice catch, Duron Carter!

Nice ejection, Duron Carter!

posted by rcade at 11:43 PM on June 30, 2016

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