July 18, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six: It's back to a our regular four-pack, which means we might actually score some points this week instead of having to live off James Franklin jokes. Grab your leaded tins and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:22 PM - 16 comments

The battle of division leaders ends in a sad thud, namely the sound of Ottawa's lone field goal hitting the ground. The Franklin Expedition (copyright 2018 DrJohnEvans) makes a show of it in uncharted waters, but James can't quite complete the comeback and Edmonton wins by a point. And out west, holy crap B.C. wins!

ResultCalgary by 24Edmonton by 1B.C. by 3
Margin of Error17 to 311 to 12 to 4

Turns out a three-game week doesn't result in many points. Shoutout to jjzucal with 3 points to keep the Costanza race interesting.

SpoFiteMTL @ OTTSEDM @ HAMSWPG @ BCSPointsTotal Points
DrJohnEvansCalgary Edmonton 217
tahoemojCalgary Edmonton 216
tommytrumpCalgary Edmonton 216
jagsnumberone Edmonton 115
benderCalgary Edmonton 215
ic23bCalgary 114
cixelsydCalgary Edmonton 214
argoal Edmonton 112
Reever Edmonton 111
rcade Edmonton 111
scooby10672Calgary Edmonton 211
JPR Edmonton 110
Howard_T 09
jjzucalCalgary Edmonton B.C. 39

This week's narratives nearly wrote themselves, but I still had to step in at the last minute.


Saskatchewan @ Hamilton (Thursday, July 19)
Two 2-2 teams trying to shape a narrative. But the Riders have been overperforming their Pythagorean record, while Hamilton's been underperforming theirs.

B.C. @ Ottawa (Friday, July 20)
If B.C. played in the East they'd be tied for first. That probably says more about the East than it does about the Lions.

Winnipeg @ Toronto (Saturday, July 21)
Is this right? Winnipeg has scored more points than anyone in the league, by far, but still has a losing record.

Montreal @ Calgary (Saturday, July 21)
Calgary is still unbeaten, and maybe this isn't quite the week to bet against that streak.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:22 PM on July 18

Thursday July 19th is Saskatchewan @ Hamilton

Hamilton by 12

Ottawa by 7

Toronto by 3

Calgary by 28

posted by ic23b at 12:17 AM on July 19

Hamilton by 10

Ottawa by 12

Toronto by 17

Calgary by 23

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:26 AM on July 19

Hamilton by 11

Ottawa by 16

Winnipeg by 11

Calgary by 26

posted by tommytrump at 07:55 AM on July 19

Hamilton by 9

BC by 7

Winnipeg by 9

Calgary by 25

posted by cixelsyd at 10:27 AM on July 19

Hamilton by 8

B.C. by 6

Winnipeg by 7

Calgary by 17

posted by tahoemoj at 12:14 PM on July 19

Thursday July 19th is Saskatchewan @ Hamilton


posted by rcade at 12:50 PM on July 19

Surely I deserve bonus points for being the only one with guts to go with B.C.

Hamilton by 5
B.C. by 18
Toronto by 6
Calgary by 17

posted by jjzucal at 02:08 PM on July 19

Saskatchewan by 1
Ottawa by 12
Toronto by 14
Montreal by 2

posted by bender at 02:32 PM on July 19

Hammy by 8

Ottawa by 5

Toronto by 2

Calgary by 8

posted by argoal at 03:57 PM on July 19

Hamilton by 3

Ottawa by 4

Winnipeg by 7

Calgary by 10

posted by scooby10672 at 05:49 PM on July 19

Thanks rcade! The CFL Pick 'Em regrets the error.

Hamilton by 10
B.C. by 7
Toronto by 6
Calgary by 21

posted by DrJohnEvans at 06:17 PM on July 19

Hamilton by 3

Ottawa by 6

Winnipeg by 10

Calgary by 14

posted by Reever at 07:19 PM on July 19

Cal by 4;ham by 3; Ott by 3; Wpg by 4.

posted by JPR at 07:19 PM on July 19

Hamilton by 20.

Ottawa by 10.

Calgary by 20.

posted by rcade at 07:30 PM on July 19

Crap!!! Late again. Enjoying a good dinner (NY strip sirloins on the grill, Brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar and garlic, salad, and a decent bottle of Chianti), and I completely forgot the pick 'em. I will put in a pick for Saskatchewan vs Hamilton, and if I am too late, so be it. Here are the picks.

Tigercats will defend the litter box. Hamilton by 8

Lions extended their claws last week, but traveling east could wear them down. The checkered shirts should prevail. Ottawa by 12

When the Golden Fleece is moored in the lake near Toronto, the Argonauts are happy at home. Toronto by 13

Little birds can't get out of the way of the uncontrollable quadrupeds. Calgary by 9

posted by Howard_T at 08:32 PM on July 19

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