CFL Pick 'Em, Week 5: Blowouts and nailbiters last week make big points tough to come by. That extra two points is the difference between hitting oil and hitting tundra. Roll your caribou-skin dice again and make your picks inside.
posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:44 PM - 18 comments
In the battle of undefeateds, Edmonton comes away with a convincing victory. Plenty of sacks and drama in Ottawa's thrilling come-from-behind victory in their home opener. Defence also rules the day in Calgary, as the Stamps squeak by Hamilton, but defence was a bit more one-sided in B.C. as the Lions run the Als out of town.
Howard_T picks the Ottawa win to claim sole possession of first place, and hey! bender scored some points.
It's early, but some key matchups this week could determine momentum as we hit the quarter-pole of the season.
Calgary @ Edmonton (Thursday, July 24)
Edmonton faces another undefeated team for the second week in a row. A Calgary win would topple Edmonton from first place. It's early, but these are the two best teams so far.
Winnipeg @ B.C. (Friday, July 25)
Battle for third place! B.C.'s on a roll while Winnipeg stumbled last weekwas it an aberration for the Bombers, or a trend?
Ottawa @ Hamilton (Saturday, July 26)
Ottawa's first win is in the books and they're looking to make it two. Hamilton's fresh off a bye, but still looking for their first win, and still stuck in Guelph to boot.
Toronto @ Saskatchewan (Saturday, July 26)
After a tough loss in Ottawa last week, Toronto's looking to rediscover some of the magic they found last time they played Saskatchewan. But the Argos' injuries are mounting, and Regina is not kind to visitors.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:44 PM on July 20
Edmonton by 10
BC by 10
Ottawa by 3
Saskatchewan by 7
posted by cixelsyd at 09:27 PM on July 20
Edmonton by 14
BC by 21
Saskatchewan by 10
posted by ic23b at 12:06 AM on July 21
My nephew (the one in Guelph) had to do a test for his Canadian residency. Edmonton by 12. So what kind of questions should you be asked? BC by 15. I'd like to hear your thoughts. Ottawa by 7. But no references to the Meech Lake Accords, Tim Hortons or Wayne Gretzky. Even Australians can carry on a conversation about those. Saskatchewan by 15.
posted by owlhouse at 12:09 AM on July 21
Edmonton by 18
BC by 7
Ottawa by 11
Saskatchewan by 9
posted by goddam at 10:42 AM on July 21
Edmonton by 6
British Columbia by 12
Ottawa by 5
Saskatchewan by 4
posted by tommytrump at 10:49 AM on July 21
Edmonton by 7
BC by 16
Ottawa by 4
Saskatchewan by 10
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:50 PM on July 21
Edmonton by 3
Hamilton by 7
Saskatchewan by 6
posted by rcade at 08:04 AM on July 22
Calgary by 8
B.C. by 10
Hamilton by 15
Saskatchewan by 4
posted by bender at 09:16 AM on July 22
Edmonton by 8
B.C. by 7
Hamilton by 3
Saskatchewan by 12
posted by DrJohnEvans at 07:30 PM on July 23
stamps by 3
lions by 7
reds by 4
argos by 2
posted by argoal at 09:57 AM on July 24
Edmonton by 13
BC by 17
Hamilton by 6
Saskatchewan by 10
posted by ic23b at 03:40 PM on July 24
Calgary by 6
Saskatchewan by 8
posted by Reever at 04:07 PM on July 24
Edmonton by 3; Winnipeg by 3; Hamilton by 7; Sask by 7.
posted by JPR at 08:42 PM on July 24
Looked at this on Tuesday, said, "OK, I'll take care of it tomorrow." Looked again on Wednesday. I was sort of busy, weather was hot and humid, and I figured I could do it Thursday. So Thursday I have to serve as a Lay Eucharistic Minister at a funeral, then I have to shop for some stuff for supper, then the lawn isn't going to cut itself, and then I find out we have company for supper, so I have to cook a little more. I'm finally sitting down at the computer and turn the TV on, look at the guide, and discover that it's Thursday and there's a game today. How did that happen? Oh well, scratch that one. I'll just have to get the other 3 right.
Calgary at Edmonton: Way too late to call anything except the over/under will be more than 40.
Winnipeg at BC: Blue Bombers were flying high, but ran into some Eskimo anti-aircraft fire. This week they have to travel to face some Lions who have been sharpening their claws of late. One of my 3 cats is sitting and staring at me. I think he wants me to pick the Lions. OK, BC by 9.
Ottawa at Hamilton: The color confused from the Capitol broke their maiden last week against the crew from Toronto. They have a much tougher task this week, going on the road to play the cats of a striped variety. I'm still being stared at, so I have to go with the felines again. Hamilton by 15.
Toronto at Saskatchewan: The Argos have had their troubles this year, but then so have the Roughriders. So far, both have beaten Hamilton, but Toronto took down Roughriders in their first meeting. This time, the game is in Saskatchewan, and I believe it will make all the difference. 'Riders by 13.
posted by Howard_T at 11:52 PM on July 24
Dr. John, next week is the annual week of service for our church youth group. We'll be taking them to Kittery, ME, for a week of painting, repairing, building, or whatever else is needed in the community. I will be off the laptop for the week, so with your kind indulgence, I would like to put in my picks for week 6 right now.
Winnipeg at Hamilton: Blue Bombers drop their loads into the litter box. Winnipeg by 11.
Toronto at Montreal: No dominant team has yet emerged from the East. Perhaps this game will be the springboard for one to start a move. Toronto by 4.
BC at Calgary: Lions are hitting their stride, but Stampeders have been strong all season. The uncontrollable running quadrupeds should prevail here. Calgary by 16.
Saskatchewan at Ottawa: 'Riders, despite their futility, are still more than a match for the RedBlacks. Home field does not help Ottawa. Saskatchewan by 8.
posted by Howard_T at 12:08 AM on July 25
OOPS, I just noticed I have posted TWO predictions.
PLEASE remove one of them, I am NOT trying to cheat.
posted by ic23b at 06:00 PM on July 25
No worries ic23b, I just take the last valid one posted!
posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:01 AM on July 30
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