June 27, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two: A blowout, two squeakers, and a tie. One of these days, someone will successfully pick a tie—but not today. Maybe next week! Try your luck and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:51 PM - 15 comments

A tight back-and-forth affair in Montreal ends badly for Saskatchewan as they miss a potential game-winning time-expiring field goal. Edmonton holds off the B.C. comeback to grab a narrow road win. Toronto plays its best game in four years to thump the Ti-Cats. And in what is destined to become an annual tradition, Calgary and Ottawa tie.

ResultMontreal by 1TieEdmonton by 3Toronto by 17
Margin of Error1 to 102 to 412 to 22

Tight spreads and a tie make it a tough week for points, but a nod to tommytrump and rcade for the 3-point nail.

SpoFiteSSK @ MTLSCGY @ OTTSEDM @ BCSHAM @ TORSPointsTotal Points
tommytrumpMontreal Toronto 17 44
jjzucalMontreal Edmonton Toronto 13 44
jagsnumberoneMontreal Edmonton 17 33
Howard_TMontreal Edmonton Toronto 33
argoalMontreal 3Toronto 33
rcade Edmonton3 33
ic23bMontreal Edmonton 22
ReeverMontreal 3 22
bender Toronto 11
cixelsyd Edmonton 11
tahoemojMontreal 11
JPR 3 11
DrJohnEvans 00

This year's Canada Day has been cancelled due to rain. But the CFL plays on!


Ottawa @ Calgary (Thursday, June 29)
As Ottawa heads west to complete the home-and-home, only one question is on everybody's minds: will they tie again?

B.C. @ Toronto (Friday, June 30)
Armed with his new receiving corps, Ricky Ray threw for a career-high 506 years at a gusty BMO Field last week. He must be itching to let loose indoors at B.C. Place.

Montreal @ Edmonton (Friday, June 30)
Edmonton's good now, right? [checks notes, finds only drawings of igloos] Let's call this one a toss-up.

Winnipeg @ Saskatchewan (Saturday, July 1)
Fulfilling an annual tradition, I just said out loud, "Oh, so that's where Kevin Glenn ended up." As always, it will end in tears.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:51 PM on June 27

If Ottawa and Calgary tie again, it'll be decided on penalty kicks.

posted by rcade at 01:56 PM on June 27

Calgary by 7

Toronto by 12

Edmonton by 9

Saskatchewan by 3

posted by ic23b at 03:26 PM on June 27

Calgary by 9

Toronto by 7

Edmonton by 10

Winnipeg by 9

posted by cixelsyd at 06:03 PM on June 27

Calgary by 17

Toronto by 14

Edmonton by 11

Winnipeg by 8

posted by tommytrump at 06:04 PM on June 27

Calgary by 10

Toronto by 7

Edmonton by 13

Winnipeg by 2

posted by tahoemoj at 06:12 PM on June 27

If Ottawa and Calgary tie again, it'll be decided on penalty kicks.

How about field goals ... by the linemen?

Calgary by 3

Toronto by 17

Edmonton by 6

Saskatchewan by 10

posted by jjzucal at 09:37 PM on June 27

Calgary by 7

Toronto by 10

Edmonton by 12

Saskatchewan by 3

posted by jagsnumberone at 01:48 AM on June 28

Ottawa by 7
B.C. by 3
Edmonton by 14
Winnipeg by 10

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:06 PM on June 28

Calgary by 2
Toronto by 8
Edmonton by 9
Saskatchewan by 4

posted by bender at 05:58 PM on June 28

We got past the first week without being completely embarrassed, so let's see if we can continue the effort.

Some years ago at a place where I worked, we would have an ugly tie contest every payday. Our fashion maven secretaries would make the selection. There's no doubt that had the Ottawa - Calgary game been around someone's neck, it would have won hands down. The overtime periods were pretty gruesome. Perhaps some lessons have been learned by both teams. I will say that RedBlacks learn quicker. Ottawa by 6

Argonauts looked like the real thing last week; it was no illusion. On the other hand BC looked like they might have had something, but then had very little at the end. Toronto by 9

Alouettes will have a few feathers plucked by the Eskimos. Edmonton by 14

Rough Riders did not impress last week, but did take the Alouettes to the limit. Blue Bombers are an unknown quantity; perhaps they may be stealth bombers. This one is purely a guess. Winnipeg by 5

posted by Howard_T at 11:11 PM on June 28

Cowtown by a field goal

Argos by a field goal

Eddie by six

the peggers by a field goal

posted by argoal at 09:55 AM on June 29

Calgary by 9.

Toronto by 3.

posted by rcade at 07:48 PM on June 29

Calgary by 6

Toronto by 4

Edmonton by 7

Winnipeg by 2

posted by Reever at 08:58 PM on June 29

Cal by 3; Tor by 3; Edm by 4; Win by 4.

posted by JPR at 08:59 PM on June 29

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