August 17, 2016

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: It's the dog days of August. That means it's hot (yes, even in Winnipeg) and everybody is injured. Even me. Ow! Book your physio and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:41 PM - 14 comments

Montreal keeps it interesting, but Edmonton outlasts the Alouettes for the win. Toronto's done in by turnovers as Winnipeg cruises to the win. Saskatchewan makes a game of it, but penalty troubles give the game away to the Stamps, while B.C. comes out on top in a good ol' fashioned barnburner.

ResultEdmonton by 11Winnipeg by 17Calgary by 9B.C. by 7
Margin of Error8 to 1412 to 226 to 125 to 9

rcade keeps the momentum going with another five-point week, despite Ottawa not playing.

SpoFiteMTL @ EDMSWPG @ TORSCGY @ SSKSHAM @ BCSPointsTotal Points
rcadeEdmonton9Winnipeg Calgary B.C. 532
ic23bEdmonton8 Calgary10 428
tahoemojEdmonton Winnipeg Calgary B.C. 425
tommytrumpEdmonton Calgary 224
cixelsydEdmonton9Winnipeg13Calgary B.C. 622
bender B.C. 120
Howard_T Calgary B.C. 220
MrFrisby Calgary B.C. 219
JPREdmonton Winnipeg Calgary B.C. 419
jagsnumberoneEdmonton Calgary 7317
argoalEdmonton Calgary11 317
DrJohnEvansEdmonton8Winnipeg Calgary 7517
Reever Calgary8B.C. 316

We might see some shifting in the West divison standing this week. But not the East. The East standings will remain the same forever.


Montreal @ Ottawa (Friday, August 19)
It's back to the Henry Burris Career Watch, as he's slated for the start on Friday. Montreal isn't exactly contending, but their defence has challenged even the best QBs this season.

Calgary @ B.C. (Friday, August 19)
Is B.C. for real? This is the week they can answer that question. A win puts them into first place in the West, for the first time in who knows how many years.

Edmonton @ Toronto (Saturday, August 20)
Either of two teams that could put together a nice run, if only they could get out of their own ways. But hey, someone's gotta win this week, and I would probably give the slight edge to the team with an actual starting QB.

Saskatchewan @ Hamilton (Saturday, August 20)
Hot stat: the Roughriders have lost their last 3 games by a combined score of 95-28. Who wants to bet against the streak?

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:41 PM on August 17, 2016

Ottawa by 12

B.C. by 3

Edmonton by 7

Hamilton by 10

posted by ic23b at 11:27 PM on August 17, 2016

Ottawa by 4
B.C. by 6
Edmonton by 15
Saskatchewan by 3

posted by bender at 09:07 AM on August 18, 2016

ott by 9

bc by 3

argos by 2

hami by 9

posted by argoal at 09:29 AM on August 18, 2016

Ottawa by 22

B. C. by 11

Edmonton by 11

Hamilton by 22

posted by tommybiden at 09:43 AM on August 18, 2016

OTT by 9

BC by 8

ED by 13

HAM by 10

posted by cixelsyd at 12:14 PM on August 18, 2016

Ottawa by 6

Calgary by 7

Edmonton by 8

Hamilton by 17

posted by tahoemoj at 12:35 PM on August 18, 2016

Ottawa by 10
B.C. by 7
Edmonton by 17
Hamilton by 20

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:29 PM on August 18, 2016

Ottawa by 4

Calgary by 6

Edmonton by 10

Hamilton by 17

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:45 AM on August 19, 2016

Ottawa by 11
Calgary by 3
Toronto by 6
Hamilton by 16

posted by MrFrisby at 03:08 PM on August 19, 2016

I'm sitting in the public library in Westport, NS, because it is the only place on the Island that has decent WiFi. Internet service is spotty at best, and one of the best spots is in the cemetery where my ancestors are buried. Too scary for me. Speaking of ghosts, I haven't the ghost of a chance of winning this thing, but I will continue to haunt the contest.

I'm helping my wife trace genealogy, so I have not much time for banter. Here are my shots for the week:

Montreal at Ottawa: I've seen more Redblack logos than Allouette logos in my travels in Nova Scotia. Ottawa by 8

Calgary at BC: There seem to be more British Columbia residents than Alberta residents touring Nova Scotia this year, but we had a nice talk with a honeymooning couple from Alberta while attending a Celtic Fiddle concert on Cape Breton Island. Calgary by 5

Edmonton at Toronto: No entrails to divine on this one, although the B&B we are staying at is a working farm. Lots of chickens, rabbits, some sheep and alpacas, and a miniature horse. The lady that runs the farm is a well-known hooker*. I'll go with the Eskimos just because nothing gives me any hints. Edmonton by 11

Saskatchewan at Hamilton: Since one of my uncles was at one time the Superintendent of Schools for the Province of Sasketchewan, I have to lean in that direction. Saskatchewan by 2

*Get your minds out of the gutter, boys and girls. Our hostess is well-known for her hooking of rugs and tapestries.

posted by Howard_T at 03:44 PM on August 19, 2016

Ottawa by 13

Calgary by 3

Edmonton by 6

Hamilton by 16

posted by rcade at 05:54 PM on August 19, 2016

Ottawa by 8

BC by 4

Edmonton by 6

Hamilton by 13

posted by Reever at 06:51 PM on August 19, 2016

Ottawa by 3

Calgary by 4

Edmonton by 3

Hamilton by 4

posted by JPR at 06:52 PM on August 19, 2016

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