Hamilton (4-4) @ BC (5-3): Friday, August 30 (10:00pm EDT)
Is Hamilton on the rise or just benefiting from the weakest schedule in the league? Hank’s leading the league in passing again this year and not many people are mentioning it. BC just doesn’t lose at home. They beat Calgary at home a couple of weeks ago and they’ll do the same thing here. They’re not a great team but are finding ways to win (except last week).
Winnipeg (1-7) @ Saskatchewan (7-1): Sunday, September 1 (4:00pm EDT)
Two years ago these teams had reciprocal records. The Bombers were heavily favoured to trounce the Riders and billboards were erected to inform the general public of the forthcoming beat down. Fans of both teams remember how it all went down very well. Saskatchewan took Labour Day AND the Banjo Bowl as they turned their season around. Is it the Blue Bomber’s turn to upset and wight their sinking ship? Haha, not a chance. Last year the Bumblers lost this game 52-0 in the single most devastatingly embarrassing loss in the history of the franchise. Mercy!
Edmonton (1-7) @ Calgary (6-2): Monday, September 2 (5:00pm EDT)
Edmonton is going to upset someone sooner or later and I honestly wouldn’t at all be surprised if it was this week. Taking Calgary is the safe play here as they are a much more well rounded team. This should be a good game to watch.
Montreal (3-5) @ Toronto (5-3): Tuesday, September 3 (1:00pm EDT)
Remember the last time these two teams met a couple of weeks back? I’m sure they do as well. Toronto eviscerated Montreal in Montreal. I’m not sure the Als have ever been brutalized that badly at home. It won’t be as bad this week since Montreal seems to be getting their act together. Ricky Ray’s status is uncertain but even with Zach Collaros Toronto shouldn’t have too much difficulty pulling this one off.
One thing I feel needs to be addressed is how the Argos are once again getting the short end of the stick at SkyDome. A Tuesday game instead of Labour Day Monday? Common man! It’s supposed to be Cats vs Argos in Hamilton. Disgraceful. They’ll be lucky if 19,000 people show up. The Argonauts need a new stadium badly. Rogers really has it in for them.
(2-2) Montreal should NOT have won last week. I still can’t believe BC let them have it. I also have no control over Ricky Ray doing his Buck Pierce impression. I guess that’s what makes football exciting.
(18-14) A .563 percentage might be alright for baseball.
I dare you to do better. Leave your picks below.
Also, this week’s rant should be up later today as long as no one catches me at work writing it.