August 17, 2010

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 8: Heading into the bye week, it's a wide-open race, both in our standings and in any location that is not north or west of Calgary. Flunk fifth-grade geography again and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:35 AM - 21 comments

B.C. is no match for a hungry Saskatchewan as the Riders roll. Hamilton puts on an offensive show to move to 3-1 against the Bombers this year. Toronto serves notice that they may, just may, be a force to be reckoned with this year. And in Calgary, Edmonton serves notice of a very different sort.

ResultSaskatchewan by 24Hamilton by 11Toronto by 15Calgary by 41
Margin of Error17 to 318 to 1411 to 2029 to 53

Spitztengle's green and gold heartbreak will be offset somewhat by a big six-point week to jump into contention. But Weedy keeps pace with four of his own to stay atop the leaderboard.

SpoFiteBC @ SSKSHAM @ WPGSMTL @ TORSEDM @ CGYSPointsTotal Points
WeedyMcSmokeySaskatchewan17Hamilton Calgary 430
argoalSaskatchewan Hamilton Calgary 329
tommytrumpSaskatchewan25Hamilton Calgary 428
JPRSaskatchewan Hamilton Calgary 325
SpitztengleSaskatchewan Hamilton13Toronto11Calgary 625
apochSaskatchewan Hamilton Calgary 323
ReeverSaskatchewan Calgary 223
DrJohnEvansSaskatchewan Calgary 222
rahilsuleman Calgary 121
Ying Yang MafiaSaskatchewan Hamilton 221
cixelsydSaskatchewan17 Calgary 319
The_Black_HandSaskatchewan20Hamilton Calgary 419
benderSaskatchewan27 Toronto Calgary 418
SchultzieSaskatchewan Calgary 218
owlhouseSaskatchewan 117

Are we at the first bye week already? Where did the first seven weeks go?


Winnipeg @ Montreal (Thursday, August 19) Does Montreal's loss this week mean that they're fallible? Maybe. But facing a down-on-their-luck Winnipeg team at home is a great way to get back on your horse.

Hamilton @ Toronto (Friday, August 20) Hamilton is a not-so-horrible 3-4 on the season, but all three of their wins have come against Winnipeg. They'll be looking to prove something against the newest Eastern heavyweight, but will have a long way to go.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:35 AM on August 17

Montreal by 20
Toronto by 10

posted by apoch at 10:55 AM on August 17

For some reason I didn't get the memo that Calgary was going to crush Edmonton.

Montreal by 10
Hamilton by 16

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:05 PM on August 17

Montreal by 27

Toronto by 10 .... and the Argos will boast their largest crowd of the season at 23,015 (sad - a team from TO that could contend can't sell tickets, and the Loafs sellout)

posted by cixelsyd at 12:42 PM on August 17

Montreal by 19

Hamilton by 16

posted by tommytrump at 12:53 PM on August 17

Montreal by 10

Toronto by 16

posted by rahilsuleman at 01:11 PM on August 17

Woohoo! Not last place!

Montreal by 23
Toronto by 7

posted by bender at 03:06 PM on August 17

Woohoo! Last place!

Montreal by 14 Toronto by 14

posted by owlhouse at 09:51 PM on August 17

Monty by 24

Tory by 19

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:17 AM on August 18

Schultzie, is struggling this season so far. Montreal by 16. He's upset with his performance. Toronto by 2. But misses the witty, story-lined picks by owlhouse more.

posted by Spitztengle at 04:19 AM on August 18

Montreal by 16

Toronto by 6

posted by Reever at 12:27 PM on August 18

Montreal by 21
Toronto by 11

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:19 PM on August 18

Monti by 16

Argos by 8


posted by argoal at 10:42 AM on August 19

I just have the feeling that this week's games are gonna be tight contests. In Montreal, I think that they'll have their hands full with the Bombers this week. If this wasn't at McGill, I might even call an upset. Definitely no cover. Larks by 3.

In the Big Smoke, again I think that the visiting Tabbies will really give the Argos fits. Arland Bruce will haunt the Double Blue. Big plays on special teams are a real likelihood with these two also. In the end, as much as I want to see the TiCats steal one, the Argos hold them off, win by 2.

posted by Spitztengle at 11:50 AM on August 19

Sorry they're comin' in so late this week.


Montreal -111/2
Toronto -21/2

posted by Spitztengle at 11:52 AM on August 19

Roster Reports:

Montreal: Avon Cobourne sits this one out.
Winnipeg: Whittaker (who?) in at kicker. Jyles starts at QB.
No real news outta the TiCat or Argo camps, other than Middlebrooks (CB - groin) will not dress for the Argos.

posted by Spitztengle at 11:59 AM on August 19

Montreal by 10

Hamilton by 3

posted by JPR at 07:06 PM on August 19

Montreal by 15

Toronto by 7

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:03 PM on August 19

Montreal 39 - Winnipeg 17

posted by Spitztengle at 10:42 PM on August 19

Roster Reports: [on edit]

Guess that was Whitaker who was in for Cobourne, not as WPG kicker. Palady or some other newbie was the kicker.

posted by Spitztengle at 04:07 PM on August 20

If you're wondering what happened to Calvillo, he's got a bruised sternum. Of course, they won't say how long he'll be out.

For discussion: who else in this league would rival Calvillo as being a "franchise player"? i.e., what player would have his coach run out on the field to see how he was doing (as Trestman did when Calvillo went down). Anyone?

posted by Spitztengle at 05:30 PM on August 20

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