August 24, 2010

CFL Pick 'em, Week 9: Injuries! Ineptitude! Make your Week 9 picks inside as we attempt to forget the awfulness that was Week 8!

posted by apoch to fantasy at 03:38 AM - 21 comments

DrJohnEvans is on vacation, so thanks to Reever for all the wonderful game wrap ups and previews.

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 9: Heading out of two Eastern showdowns that saw the Allouettes hold off the Bombers to stay on top of the East while losing their star pivot and Hamilton squeak by Toronto in a dreadful defensive grudge match, the West gets it's turn to shine this week.

ResultMontreal by 22Hamilton by 4
Margin of Error15 to 293 to 5

Tommytrump ties argol for a very close second place while Ying Yang Mafia breaks a tie with rahilsuleman to take sole possesion of ninth place. Otherwise, not much movement on the big table with everyone picking up at least one point on Montreal's beat down of Winnipeg.

SpoFiteWPG @ MTLSHAM @ TORSPointsTotal Points
WeedyMcSmokeyMontreal15 232
argoalMontreal16 231
tommytrumpMontreal19Hamilton 331
JPRMontreal Hamilton3 328
SpitztengleMontreal 126
apochMontreal20 225
ReeverMontreal16 225
DrJohnEvansMontreal21 224
Ying Yang MafiaMontrealHamilton 223
rahilsulemanMontreal 122
cixelsydMontreal27 221
The_Black_HandMontreal24 221
benderMontreal24 220
SchultzieMontreal16 220
owlhouseMontreal 118


Calgary @ BC (Friday, August 27): 6-1 Calgary heads to beautiful Empire Field in Vancouver to take on the lowly 1-6 BC Lions. Will BC Head Coach Wally Buono save his neck if the Lions go to 1-7? At least the Lions have a nice stadium to pay in this year...

Saskatchewan @ Edmonton (Saturday, August 28): Will coaching changes help the Eskimos turn the tide and help save the 2010 season? The Roughriders roll into Commonwealth Stadium this week to ensure the mountain Edmonton has to climb will be that much steeper.

Good luck!

posted by apoch at 03:38 AM on August 24

When I was a student I used to work as an usher at a cinema. One evening session, I spotted a guy spreadeagled over three seats in the stalls. Calgary by 14. It was the end of my shift, so I was pretty annoyed with his poor display of manners. I yelled at him "Hey mate, where do you think you're from?" Edmonton by 14. He groaned in reply "The balcony."

posted by owlhouse at 09:37 AM on August 24

Now that's what I'm talkin' about, owlhouse!!!

posted by Spitztengle at 10:19 AM on August 24

Calgary by 23

Saskatchewan by 23

posted by tommytrump at 12:11 PM on August 24

Calgary by 17

Saskatchewan by 27

posted by cixelsyd at 01:59 PM on August 24

Schultzie weighs in on Week 9:

Calgary by 10
Saskatchewan by 3

posted by Spitztengle at 09:46 PM on August 24

Calgary by 14
Saskatchewan by 10

posted by apoch at 10:20 PM on August 24

Now that's what I'm talkin' about, owlhouse!!!

Sorry, I was busy moving countries, and all the jokes were stored in the seafreight.

posted by owlhouse at 10:24 PM on August 24

Calgary by 6

Saskatchewan by 18

On edit - my computer clock said 10:54 and my post noted 10:55. I'm pretty sure I'm slowly travelling backwards in time.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:55 PM on August 24

Oh! My current favorite joke:

Knock, knock.

Who's there?


9/11 who?

(shocked, soft voice)... You primised you'd never forget.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:00 PM on August 24

Cal by 9

Sask by 15

posted by argoal at 10:15 AM on August 25

PointSpreads for Week 9 are:

CGY -51/2
SK -71/2

posted by Spitztengle at 10:45 AM on August 25

Gary by 12

Sassy by 18

posted by The_Black_Hand at 12:33 PM on August 25

Calgary by 15, Riders by 17

posted by rahilsuleman at 12:36 PM on August 25

BC by 9
Edmonton by 1

posted by bender at 03:35 PM on August 25

Calgary by 24 Saskatchewan by 7

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:17 PM on August 25

Calgary by 14 Saskatchewan by 16

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:17 AM on August 26

In any sport, when a 6-1 team squares off against a 1-6 team, the outcome should be fairly predictable. This, however, is the CFL. So that leads y'all to think I'm gonna pick the Leos, right? Wrong. I think Printers will show some flash, but it'll be short-lived flash as the Stamps simply find a way to win this. I'll call it a close contest though, at least until late. Stampeders by 6.

Again, this is the CFL. The provocative billboard Edmonton put up to rile the Riders might actually be pushing the right button. The shit storm that has been pounding Edmonton as of late has to break for a clear sky at some point. I think this is that point. Yes, I am predicting an upset. Even if that ultimately means I cash my winning SportSelect ticket because the Riders can't cover, it'll be a win in my heart. But for Pick 'Em purposes, I'm gonna roll with the home team this week. Don't let me down, boys! EE by 3.

posted by Spitztengle at 10:20 AM on August 27

Smilin' Hank sort of morphed into Frownin' Frank at the end of the 1st half in BC. Early he's slayin' the Lions, late he's lettin' 'em back in it. Exciting final few minutes of the half.

posted by Spitztengle at 12:14 AM on August 28

WOW!!! Geroy Simon grabs a hail mary with no time on the clock. BC converts for 2. Still ... end result is Calgary by 13: 48-35.

posted by Spitztengle at 01:58 AM on August 28

So I don't know if anyone else noticed, but the EE won a football game last night!!! EE by 3: 17-14

posted by Spitztengle at 11:29 AM on August 29

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