Thursday, 14 July 2011

Smitty's Selections: Week 3

I said I was going to be gutsy. Apparently gutsy equals stupid, because I went 0-fer last week. Yikes! I've done it before, and I'll probably do it again, but getting to 50 wins won't happen if I keep whiffing on picks like that. Hopefully this week will be much better than last week.

Calgary at Winnipeg

To any impartial observer, Winnipeg's Defense has been the best in the league by a large margin so far this season. They have allowed only 16 points in each game and lead the league in sacks with nine. They will have their hands full with Calgary, who seemed to hit their offensive stride in the second half of last week's game against BC. Winnipeg's Offense has been brutal so far this season, and because of that, their undefeated season comes to an end.

Winner: Calgary, 27-17

Toronto at Montreal

The cheap parlour tricks that Toronto uses to win most games didn't work in Week 2. Cleo Lemon was tasked with winning the game and came up short. With Cory Boyd out of the lineup in Week 3, it would be a monumental upset if the Argos beat the Als in Montreal. Anthony Calvillo will become the CFL's all-time leader in TD passes, and the Als will sink the Boatmen.

Winner: Montreal, 41-20

Saskatchewan at Hamilton

This one might be the most intriguing of all the Week 3 matchups because one preseason Grey Cup contender will exit this game at 0-3. Hamilton's Offense has been pathetic in their first two games, while Saskatchewan's Defense hasn't been able to stop anyone in their first two games. Something will have to give Saturday afternoon. If the game was in Saskatchewan, I would probably be inclined to take the Riders (despite never having picked against Hamilton, ever), but the game is at Ivor Wynne, so the edge, slightly, goes to the Tiger-Cats.

Winner: Hamilton, 24-20

British Columbia at Edmonton

The most surprising 2-0 team takes on the "best" 0-2 team. Edmonton is riding high off two very impressive wins, while BC is kicking themselves for the missed opportunities that have cost them two wins. This will probably be the best game of the weekend. The Lions will do what the Lions have done all year: play their opponents close, but lose in the end. Edmonton goes to 3-0, and people start to take them seriously.

Winner: Edmonton, 30-27

Calgary, Montreal, Hamilton, Edmonton

Season Record: 2-6


  1. Calgary by ten points Josh? I thought we would get along better than that? Also - Hamilton by only 4? I think Glenn's going to come out and dominate this game - I wouldn't be surprised by a 10+ point win for the Tabbies.

  2. Winnipeg's offense just scares me, and not in a good way. That's the only reason I have the Bombers scoring so little. The 'D' is awesome, but sooner or later the Bombers are going to have to score to win.