CFL Pick 'Em, Week 7: Looks like some of you wrung a good number of points out of a pittance of games. Are you one of the multitudes in first place? Find out and make your picks inside.
posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:19 PM - 11 comments
Montreal gets back on the wagon with a win in Winnipeg, while Toronto can't get anything going against the Lions.
JPR and tommytrump score a very impressive four points each to move into a four-way (!) tie for first place.
One more miniature bye week, one more chance to expand the first-place tie.
Calgary @ Hamilton (Thursday, August 9)
Last-place versus first place. Except that they're within a game of each other. And Calgary's point differential is +1 while Hamilton's is -5. What's going on here?
Saskatchewan @ Edmonton (Friday, August 10)
Two evenly-matched teams trying to move out of a tie for second and into a tie for first. Saskatchewan has looked stronger, but Edmonton's at home, so let's call this a good-bye coin toss. (Get it? Good-bye? Good bye? For the bye week? Anybody?)
posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:19 PM on August 07
Calgary by 10
Edmonton by 4
posted by apoch at 07:05 AM on August 08
Calgary by 10
Edmonton by 3
posted by andiemgarcia at 10:26 AM on August 09
Hamilton by 7
Edmonton by 6
posted by tommytrump at 10:32 AM on August 09
Hamilton by 12
Edmonton by 9
posted by MrFrisby at 01:02 PM on August 09
hami by 7
eddy by 3
posted by argoal at 02:34 PM on August 09
Bye Week! I get it, DrJ.
Hamilton by 6
Saskatchewan by 3
posted by Reever at 04:28 PM on August 09
Bye Week? I'm surprised you didn't include an audio clip of a rim shot. Don't quit your day job, Dr. J.
Now to the second half of the half-assed attempt to be halfway correct in my half-hearted attempt at the prediction game.
Calgary at Hamilton: For all the reasons that the good doctor has postulated in his lead, this should be close. While the points differential would seem to favor Calgary, their +5 is the result of an opening week blowout of Montreal, while Hamilton's -1 is mostly the result of an opening week blowout loss to Saskatchewan. Both teams have shown a tendency to score, but Tiger Cats have shown a bit more consistency. Since they are in their own litter box, I call Hamilton to win this by 12.
Saskatchewan at Edmonton: Again, Dr. J. has fully explained the reasoning for making picks. I agree it will be close, but I also believe Saskatchewan (why do I like to type 'Saskatchewan' so much?) is the stronger team and will prevail. Rough Riders (there, I resisted the temptation) by 4.
posted by Howard_T at 05:13 PM on August 09
Sent these to DrJ earlier, but wanted to get them in now.
Ham by 6
Sask by 4
posted by JPR at 08:34 PM on August 09
Saskatchewan by 10
posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:59 PM on August 10
Saskatchewan by 16
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:13 PM on August 10
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