August 19, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten: ... is not quite here yet. But I'll be away next week so you get your post a little earlier than usual. Grab your solar goggles and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:39 AM - 16 comments

I'm headed off the grid to the cottage, so this week's post is a little early. Full standings and updates when I return. Thanks for your patience!


Winnipeg @ Montreal (Thursday, August 24)
Winnipeg put its division on notice with a convincing win over Edmonton. Montreal has looked stronger as of late, but a true Western contender will dominate its Eastern road trips. Is Winnipeg there yet?

Saskatchewan @ Edmonton (Friday, August 25)
Saskatchewan is looking to break their lose-one-win-one streak, and coming off a bye week, Kevin Glenn's aching bones will be nicely rested. Unfortunately for them, they're playing Edmonton.

B.C. @ Ottawa (Saturday, August 26)
Ottawa finally booked win #2 and finally has a positive point differential. Still a pretty lousy record, though. They have a tough road ahead, but perhaps it starts with a B.C. team that's gone a little cold lately.

Toronto @ Calgary (Sunday, August 28)
Toronto never seems to do too well in Calgary. This is likely because Calgary is very good, and Toronto is \_(ツ)_/.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:39 AM on August 19, 2017

Well!!! It's a good thing I check out SpoFi on the weekends, even though there is usually very little activity. So it's off to the cottage for Dr. John. Is that a "cottage" like those once owned by the multi-millionaires in Newport, RI? While the rest of us frantically pound away at the keyboard and call upon every bit of intelligence we need to make our picks, Dr. John is resting in the country, sitting in the porch rocker with a cold microbrew or perhaps a nice chilled Nova Scotian red wine in hand. Enjoy it, Dr. J; you deserve it.

Bombers against the little birds looks to be no problem. The larks have barely fledged while the bombers have flown and successfully completed several missions. Winnipeg by 16

Eskimos make ready for the rested Roughriders. Could this be a trap for the team that does not lose? That's not very likely. Edmonton by 13

Lions don't wear red or black, and they wouldn't look good in either color. They have fearsome claws and big teeth, but the stubborn bi-colors from the Capitol City will avoid a mauling. Ottawa by 6

Knock knock. Who's there? Argo. Argo who? Argo to Calgary and lose again. Calgary by 21

posted by Howard_T at 06:05 PM on August 19, 2017

Montreal by 3

Edmonton by 23

B.C. by 17

Calgary by 10

posted by jjzucal at 09:46 PM on August 19, 2017

Winnipeg by 7

Edmonton by 7

BC by 10

Calgary by 18

posted by cixelsyd at 02:37 PM on August 20, 2017

Winnipeg by 18

Edmonton by 19

Ottawa by 17

Calgary by 16

posted by tommybiden at 12:09 PM on August 21, 2017

Winnipeg by 6

Edmonton by 10

Ottawa by 3

Calgary by 18

posted by ic23b at 02:17 PM on August 21, 2017

Winnipeg by 12
Edmonton by 12
Ottawa by 12
Calgary by 19

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:29 AM on August 22, 2017

Winnipeg by 6

Edmonton by 10

BC by 3

Calgary by 14

posted by jagsnumberone at 04:18 AM on August 23, 2017

Winnipeg by 20

Edmonton by 12

B.C. by 8

Calgary by 16

posted by tahoemoj at 07:13 PM on August 23, 2017

bombers by eight

Eddie by three

Ottawa by three

Calgary by 10

posted by argoal at 09:16 PM on August 23, 2017

Winnipeg by 16
Edmonton by 15
Ottawa by 16
Toronto by 15

posted by bender at 02:59 PM on August 24, 2017

Winnipeg by 9

Edmonton by 10

Ottawa by 6

Calgary by 18

posted by rcade at 07:03 PM on August 24, 2017

Wpg by3; Edm by3; BC by 4; Cgy by8.

posted by JPR at 09:05 PM on August 24, 2017

Winnipeg by 6

Saskatchewan by 3

Ottawa by 7

Calgary by 8

posted by Reever at 09:08 PM on August 24, 2017

Is that a "cottage" like those once owned by the multi-millionaires in Newport, RI?

No road access; no electricity; no cell signal; no plumbing? No problem!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:02 PM on August 27, 2017

Back online and catching up. Here are last week's results and standings. Thanks for your patience, everyone!

Winnipeg puts in the time and hands Edmonton their first loss of the season. Ottawa piles on the points to make sure Hamilton's streak remains intact. B.C.'s defence makes a game of it, keeping Bo Levi Mitchell out of the end zone, but Calgary grinds out the tough win. Back home, Ricky Ray finds a touch of the old magic, airing it out as the Argos wallop the Als.

ResultWinnipeg by 7Ottawa by 19Calgary by 4Toronto by 32
Margin of Error5 to 913 to 253 to 522 to 42

argoal grinds out a couple of extra points to widen his lead to three, over a fresh three-way tie for second.

SpoFiteEDM @ WPGSOTT @ HAMSCGY @ BCSMTL @ TORSPointsTotal Points
argoal Ottawa Calgary4 Toronto 537
ic23b 7Ottawa Calgary 334
ReeverWinnipeg Ottawa Calgary Toronto 434
jjzucal Ottawa13Calgary Toronto 434
JPRWinnipeg Ottawa Calgary5 432
jagsnumberoneWinnipeg Ottawa Calgary Toronto 432
cixelsydWinnipeg Ottawa Calgary 331
Howard_TWinnipeg8Ottawa Calgary Toronto 531
DrJohnEvans Ottawa Calgary 227
rcadeWinnipeg Ottawa13Calgary 427
tahoemojWinnipeg Ottawa18Calgary 427
benderWinnipeg9Ottawa Calgary 423
tommytrump Ottawa21 Toronto 322

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:45 PM on August 27, 2017

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