What comes after Labour Day? The second half of a couple home-and-homes, just like every week in the 2013 season. This week there’s a couple of tough picks to make given the results of last. The point spread isn’t very large in a couple either…
Calgary (7-2) @ Edmonton (1-8): Friday, September 6 (9:00pm EDT)
This is the week they snap the skid. They just have to stop jumping into a hole. Home field advantage should be enough to push them over the edge. Calgary deserves to lose this one after their last performance.
BC (6-3) @ Hamilton (4-5): Saturday, September 7 (4:00pm EDT)
BC at home? Buy. BC on the road? Sell. These teams are really evenly matched but you have to give the edge to the home side. Should be a good time in Guelph as long as it doesn’t rain all day.
Toronto (5-4) @ Montreal (4-5): Sunday, September 8 (1:00pm EDT)
I was sure wrong about last week. Zach Collaros started strong but looked brutal after coming back from injury as did his replacement. QB problems on both teams. I still think Toronto is much better but the squad that commits the fewest turnovers likely goes home with the 2 points.
Something worth mentioning because I wrote about it last week: MLSE appears to have an interest in buying the Argos and moving them to BMO field. This is exactly what the team needs for a number of reasons. A more appropriately sized stadium is one but the biggest would be the new ownership of which Rogers is in for 37.5%. Rogers would then have a vested interested in taking their boot off the Argos’ throat. That should mean more radio and TV coverage within the city for both the boatmen and the CFL which is sorely needed in the Big Smoke.
Saskatchewan (8-1) @ Winnipeg (1-8): Sunday, September 8 (4:00pm EDT)
Wouldn’t it be something if the Bombers had the game in the bag with final seconds of the fourth quarter ticking off? What if they then punted through the end zone to give the Riders a chance to win it as time expires? Well whatever. The costumes are fun to watch when the camera pans the sidelines after commercial breaks. I hope the banjo guy is back this year.
(3-1) Foiled by the French! I guess Montreal isn’t quite the Lac-Megantic we all thought it was when they fired Hawkins. Too bad because they don’t deserve to be in the playoffs.
(21-15) Recovering after a slow start to the season.
I dare you to do better. Leave your picks below.