August 10, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two: What a week! People were in stadiums! Games were played! Points were scored! Some of these teams even won! More of the same, coming your way. Make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 05:07 PM - 13 comments

Winnipeg scores early and often to keep the Tigers-Cats at bay. Saskatchewan opens up the big lead, then hangs on tight to frustrate the Lions' comeback. Toronto stuns the Calgary faithful with a big fourth-quarter comeback, while Ottawa locks down their defence to get a tough road win in Edmonton.

ResultWinnipeg by 13Saskatchewan by 4Toronto by 3Ottawa by 4
Margin of Error9 to 173 to 52 to 43 to 5

The Toronto upset throws a wrench into most of our plans, but some of us got luckier than others.

SpoFiteHAM @ WPGSBC @ SSKSTOR @ CGYSOTT @ EDMSPointsTotal Points
DrJohnEvansWinnipeg10Saskatchewan Ottawa355
tommybiden Saskatchewan Toronto Ottawa 33
cixelsydWinnipeg Saskatchewan Ottawa 33
ic23bWinnipeg10Saskatchewan 33
argoal Saskatchewan4 33
Howard_T Saskatchewan Ottawa 22
Reever Saskatchewan3 22
scooby10672 Saskatchewan 11
jjzucal Saskatchewan 11
jagsnumberone 00
rcade 00
wfrazerjr 00
rumple 00

Too early to look at playoff seeding? Never!


B.C. @ Calgary (Thursday, August 12)
Calgary wasted their first home opener so they get a do-over. A quick scroll through the B.C. Lions' roster confirms that I do not in fact know any of their players.

Toronto @ Winnipeg (Friday, August 13)
No longer pining for Zach Collaros, the Argos seem to have found their starting QB after many years in the post-Ricky-Ray wilderness. But MBT will be in tough to repeat his 354 yarder against a solid Winnipeg defence.

Montreal @ Edmonton (Saturday, August 14)
Maybe someday I will stop referring to this as the 2005 Grey Cup rematch, but today is not that day.

Hamilton @ Saskatchewan (Saturday, August 14)
The Ti-Cats are smarting after managing only 6 points in Winnipeg, and it's unlikely that Regina will be any kinder to them.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 05:07 PM on August 10, 2021

Calgary by 8

Winnipeg by 6

Edmonton by 10

Saskatchewan by 13

posted by ic23b at 07:51 PM on August 10, 2021

Calgary by 6

Winnipeg by 6

Edmonton by 4

Saskatchewan by 2

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:26 AM on August 11, 2021

Calgary by 21

Toronto by 5

Edmonton by 7

Saskatchewan by 11

posted by tommybiden at 07:28 AM on August 11, 2021

Calgary by 7

Winnipeg by 7

Edmonton by 4

Saskatchewan by 3

posted by cixelsyd at 09:42 AM on August 11, 2021

Going 0-for-everything was a kick in the loonie. But soldier on I must.

Calgary by 16. I just learned the Calgary Dinos are a thing when alumnus Charlie Moore blocked a punt last week.

Winnipeg by 9. Sorry to McLeod and the rest of the Bethel-Thompsons but this will be another road loss for the Argos.

Edmonton by 8. 161 total yards for James Wilder Jr. last week. He'll make Montreal wish it had another bye.

Saskatchewan by 10. I'm all out of Canadian insights for this one. Almost picked Hamilton.

posted by rcade at 06:38 PM on August 11, 2021

Calgary by 13 Stamps seem to be the concensus choice. Now all I have to do is hit the score.

Winnipeg by 6 Early in the season, defenses seem to develop more quickly than an offense. The same thing is true very late, but more because of weather. So that's Howard_T's theory of everything.

Edmonton by 11 Did Edmonton get approval from the B.P.O.E. for their new name? The guys at the local Elks Lodge want to know.

Saskatchewan by 16 Since one of my uncles was once the Superintendent of Schools for the province, I have a bit of a rooting interest for the Riders. Win this one for Uncle Lorne.

posted by Howard_T at 09:30 PM on August 11, 2021

BC by 11

Winnipeg by 7

Edmonton by 10

Saskatchewan by 13

posted by rumple at 03:02 AM on August 12, 2021

Cowtown by 7

winy pegged by 4

poutine boys by 3

Saskquatchs by a pair of rouges [2]

posted by argoal at 12:02 PM on August 12, 2021

Calgary by 8

Toronto by 3

Edmonton by 7

Saskatchewan by 6

posted by Reever at 02:27 PM on August 12, 2021

Week 2

Calgary by 7

Winnipeg by 10

Edmonton by 4

Saskatchewan by 7

posted by scooby10672 at 04:48 PM on August 12, 2021

Calgary by 9
Winnipeg by 7
Edmonton by 12
Saskatchewan by 21

posted by DrJohnEvans at 05:32 PM on August 12, 2021

Winner predictions on the league's pick 'em:

Winnipeg: 85%
Edmonton: 69%
Saskatchewan: 80%

posted by rcade at 06:56 PM on August 13, 2021

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