August 02, 2016

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven: A partial post this week: the standings will be up later in the week, but games start Wednesday, so I figured I'd better get this up sooner rather than later. Mind the gap and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 03:30 PM - 16 comments

Our intrepid Pick 'Em accounting department is still double-checking the corrections to the standings, which means they're not quite ready for publication yet. But soon! In the meantime, here are this week's games, so y'all can submit your picks in a manner more timely than yours truly.


Hamilton @ Winnipeg (Wednesday, August 3)
Another Wednesday game? Who are they trying to fool here? Maybe Winnipeg is trying to fool Hamilton into not showing up on time and losing by forfeit. That might be their best chance at winning.

B.C. @ Montreal (Thursday, August 4)
Good news: Montreal won another game! Bad news: it was against Saskatchewan. Montreal is still bad, and despite their (surprising) league-leading defence, I suspect they'll have their hands full with the Lions in town.

Saskatchewan @ Calgary (Thursday, August 4)
Speaking of bad teams, Saskatchewan is one, and Calgary is not.

Edmonton @ Ottawa (Saturday, August 6)
I'm not quite sure what to make of Edmonton. On one hand, they've played exactly to their Pythagorean record. On the other, they've been in every game they've played - they haven't won or lost by more than a touchdown. A bad team staying in it? Or a good team waiting to break out? Henry Burris will find out for us.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 03:31 PM on August 02, 2016

Hamilton by 23

B. C. by 8

Calgary by 19

Ottawa by 14

posted by tommybiden at 04:06 PM on August 02, 2016

W BY 3


C BY 14


posted by cixelsyd at 05:03 PM on August 02, 2016

Winnipeg by 9

B.C. by 11

Calgary by 20

Ottawa by 6

posted by tahoemoj at 07:44 PM on August 02, 2016

I'm watching Canadian football now, damn you. That Ottawa loss was heartbreaking. Heartbreaking!

posted by rcade at 08:50 PM on August 02, 2016

Hamilton by 6

Montreal by 4

Calgary by 30

Ottawa by 6

posted by ic23b at 09:37 PM on August 02, 2016

My wife and I sit this evening in the Land of 110-Yard Football. Our pilgrimage to my father's native land started yesterday, and tonight we are in St. John, NB. I doubt that being on Canadian soil will improve my predictive abilities, but we shall see.

Hamilton at Winnipeg: This one says that the Blue Bombers should be left with flesh shredded by the claws of the Tiger Cats, and clumps of used kitty litter in their mouth. I agree with that. Hamilton by 17.

BC at Montreal: The little birds managed to get their hackles up against Roughriders last week, but can they do the same against some big cats? It is too much to expect. BC by 11.

Saskatchewan at Calgary: Speaking of those who ride unevenly, they now travel to face a group of runaway quadrupeds. Calgary should win easily, but will more likely have to hang on by their fingernails. Calgary by 4.

Edmonton at Ottawa: The stereotypical image of the Eskimo, at least among those of us who watch too many old travelogues about the Arctic, is a man in some sort of heavy parka with a fur-trimmed hood. It is not an image of someone wearing a red and black checked shirt. Eskimos will not be comfortable in checked shirt territory. Ottawa by 8.

posted by Howard_T at 10:04 PM on August 02, 2016

Hamilton by 3

Montreal by 4

Calgary by 28

Edmonton by 6

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:45 AM on August 03, 2016

Winnipeg by 13
Montreal by 6
Saskatchewan by 2
Ottawa by 16

posted by bender at 08:46 AM on August 03, 2016

Hamilton by 4

BC by 8

Calgary by 12

Edmonton by 8

posted by Reever at 09:48 AM on August 03, 2016

hami by 7

bc by 7

cal by 7 + 3

ott by 4

posted by argoal at 09:50 AM on August 03, 2016

Hamilton by 10
B.C. by 13
Calgary by 21
Ottawa by 6

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:54 AM on August 03, 2016

Hamilton by 13

B.C. by 6

Calgary by 20

Ottawa by 4

posted by rcade at 04:22 PM on August 03, 2016

Hamilton by 3

Montreal by 4

Calgary by 5

Edmonton by 3

posted by JPR at 06:53 PM on August 03, 2016

Alright! Week 7 standings are below. And due to the rain delay in Winnipeg, I got 'em in just in time!

The corrected Week 6 standings are available here.

I've double-checked all previous weeks and everything else is good. So some cut-and-paste wonkiness just happened last week, I guess. Thanks very much for bearing with me.

The new names start to connect in Winnipeg, as the Bombers dispatch the Eskimoes. In a bilingual shocker, Saskatchewan gets completely roughed up in Montreal. Calgary rides a huge 22-point fourth quarter to overtime, and edges the Lions in OT, while Toronto remains undefeated on the road.

ResultWinnipeg by 7Montreal by 38Calgary by 3Toronto by 3
Margin of Error5 to 927 to 492 to 42 to 4

Points are tough to come by this week, and not just because I can't do math. But bender and rcade both scrape out 3-point weeks to stay in contention.

ic23b Calgary 122
rcadeEdmonton Montreal Calgary 321
tommytrump Montreal Calgary 218
benderWinnipeg8Montreal 317
tahoemoj 015
Howard_T Montreal Calgary 215
jagsnumberone Montreal Calgary 213
MrFrisbyWinnipeg Calgary 213
JPR Calgary3 313
Reever 3 111
cixelsyd Montreal Calgary 211
argoal Calgary 210
DrJohnEvans Calgary 18

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:40 PM on August 03, 2016

Hamilton @ Winnipeg (Wednesday, August 3) Drats!

B.C. by 27

Calgary by 18

Ottawa by 15

posted by MrFrisby at 01:29 PM on August 04, 2016

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