July 04, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three: Out of 250 points scored last week, the Argos had only 15 of them. Maybe 2017 isn't so different after all. Check your calendars and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:22 PM - 13 comments

All the cattle in Cowtown will need to find a new home, as the Stamps won a good ol' fashioned barnburner against the Redblacks. Toronto can't quite keep it together for a whole game, and coughs up eighteen points in the fourth quarter in a tough loss to the Lions. Montreal cruises out to an early lead, but Edmonton piles on for the comeback and the win. The Roughriders storm back to force overtime, but it's Justin Medlock and the Bombers who come away with the win.

OTT @ CGYBC @ TORMTL @ EDMWPG @ SSK
ResultCalgary by 4B.C. by 13Edmonton by 4Winnipeg by 3
Margin of Error3 to 59 to 173 to 52 to 4

Familiar names at the top: JPR scores seven points to leap into contention, but argoal nails the Winnipeg spread to grab first place.

SpoFiteOTT @ CGYSBC @ TORSMTL @ EDMSWPG @ SSKSPointsTotal Points
argoalCalgary3 Edmonton Winnipeg 3 69
JPRCalgary3 Edmonton 4 Winnipeg478
tommytrumpCalgary Edmonton Winnipeg 37
jjzucalCalgary2 Edmonton 37
jagsnumberoneCalgary Edmonton 336
ReeverCalgary Edmonton Winnipeg246
Howard_T Edmonton Winnipeg 25
ic23bCalgary Edmonton 335
tahoemojCalgary Edmonton Winnipeg245
rcadeCalgary 14
cixelsydCalgary Edmonton Winnipeg 34
benderCalgary Edmonton 23
DrJohnEvans B.C. Edmonton Winnipeg 33

Continuing a grand CFL tradition, the third week of the season is the one that follows the second.

WEEK 3

B.C. @ Montreal (Thursday, July 6)
B.C./Montreal is better than their 1-1 record would suggest, while B.C./Montreal has been overachieving. So this is a toss-up. (But probably pick the Lions.)

Calgary @ Winnipeg (Friday, July 7)
That first-week tie is going to mess me up every time I look at the standings. Anyway, if Winnipeg is serious about contending, an early win over Calgary certainly won't hurt.

Toronto @ Ottawa (Saturday, July 8)
So far my notes on Toronto's 2017 have been: Not bad anymore Still bad? A visit to old friend Trevor Harris and the Redblacks is an excellent opportunity to further clarify what exactly to expect from the new-look Argos.

Hamilton @ Saskatchewan (Saturday, July 8)
Saskatchewan is 0-2 but is only -4 in points differential. Something's gotta give.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:22 PM on July 04

B.C. by 3

Calgary by 10

Ottawa by 13

Saskatchewan by 3

posted by ic23b at 11:33 PM on July 04

BC by 4

Calgary by 6

Ottawa by 22

Hamilton by 3

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:09 AM on July 05

Montreal by 11

Winnipeg by 11

Toronto by 5

Hamilton by 11

posted by tommytrump at 10:04 AM on July 05

Montreal by 4

Winnipeg by 8

Ottawa by 13

Saskatchewan by 6

posted by tahoemoj at 12:20 PM on July 05

BC by 7

Winnipeg by 4

Ottawa by 6

Saskatchewan by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 03:30 PM on July 05

Last week was probably the first week in which I was atop the leader board (albeit tied). We'll move on and begin our annual drop into mediocrity.

Montreal by 10

Winnipeg by 5

Toronto by 7

Saskatchewan by 13

posted by jjzucal at 09:04 PM on July 05

My wife and I are "up north" this week in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. we enjoy it up here, and we spend the time relaxing, going to some of our favorite restaurants and activities, and just relaxing. Today we got high, but not like you think. We rode the cog railway to the top of Mount Washington, the highest peak in New England and 3rd highest east of the Mississippi River. The cog railway has been around since 1866, and is quite a different way to climb a mountain. It was a fun day, but now it is time to get to serious business.

Lions make the long trek eastward to face the Alouettes. It is said that travel is broadening, but I think that is in regard to certain parts of the anatomy due to poor eating habits and lack of exercise rather than expanding one's outlook. In this case, Lions will be doing the educating. BC by 11

Blue Bombers need to take wing against the Stampeders. You are clear for takeoff. Winnipeg by 6

The old saying is "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." Toronto fooled me last week when I actually took the seriously. Ottawa by 16

Tiger Cats have to sharpen their claws in order to handle the Rough Riders. Instead they will do what all embarrassed cats do; sit there licking themselves. Saskatchewan by 5

posted by Howard_T at 10:40 PM on July 05

BC by four

stamps by three unless bombers score 3 more, LOL, Winnipeg squeaks out a two point win

Ottawa by three

pussycats by three

posted by argoal at 11:00 AM on July 06

B.C. by 14
Winnipeg by 13
Ottawa by 7
Saskatchewan by 19

posted by bender at 11:16 AM on July 06

B.C. by 12
Calgary by 9
Ottawa by 9
Saskatchewan by 9

posted by DrJohnEvans at 03:52 PM on July 06

Montreal by 3

Calgary by 4

Ottawa by 6

Saskatchewan by 9

posted by rcade at 07:06 PM on July 06

Ottawa by 8

Saskatchewan by 3

posted by Reever at 04:46 PM on July 08

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