Tuesday, August 22, 2017

2017 CFL Power Rankings Week 9

1. Calgary Stampeders
Beat a decent team in BC and aren't super injured.

2. Edmonton Eskimos
No longer undefeated and still with a lot of injuries. Now have John Chick which may help, although he didn't do much for Hamilton this season.

3. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Beat the undefeated Eskimos. At home, but still pretty good for the Bombers.

4. Toronto Argonauts
Weird, but they are 4 and 5 and hammered the Alouettes. Montreal castoffs are paying off for Jim Popp.

5. Saskatchewan Rough Riders
Don't look now, but the Riders could win the cross-over spot. Could be good for East playoff attendance.

6. BC Lions
Ugh. Pummeled by the Riders. Even Hamilton lost by less.

Beat Hamilton. On the road. That's something. I guess.

8. Montreal Alouettes
Back to being crap.

9. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Played OK for a bit. Then didn't. Then lost by double digits. That's Hamilton this year.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

2017 CFL Predicitions Week 9

Edmonton at Winnipeg
Edmonton is still hurt and the Bombers are at home. I'm sure the Bombers will find a way to screw this up, but I'll go with them anyways.
Blue Bombers 26 Eskimos 19

Ottawa at Hamilton
Crap versus crap although in Hamilton's case supercrap. This is a chance for the Ticats to win, but they are having a lot of ratio problems due to injuries on the defensive line. So Ottawa it is I guess.
REDBLACKS 28 Tiger-Cats 14

Calgary at BC
The Lions didn't look good last week against the Riders.
Stampeders 33 Lions 20

Montreal at Toronto
Alouettes. I guess.
Alouettes 29 Argonauts 11

2017 CFL Power Rankings Week 8

1. Calgary Stampeders
Sure they don't have the best record, but they're somewhat healthy.

2. Edmonton Eskimos
Undefeated, really injured. Doesn't seem to matter too much.

3. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Stomped Hamilton on the road. Given that it is Hamilton, not such a big deal.

4. BC Lions
Sure they lost bad to the Riders, but that will happen from time to time.

5. Saskatchewan Roughriders
A healthy beating of BC and the Riders are better than any East team.

6. Montreal Alouettes
Sure they're beating Eastern teams, but to be king of the East, that's all you need. Sad.

Odd to see the Grey Cup champs so low, but they'll win a game sooner or later.

8. Toronto Argonauts
Is Ricky Ray healthy or not?

9. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Total dumpster fire. Now with injury and riot problem goodness.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

2017 CFL Predictions Week 8

Edmonton at REDBLACKS
Sure the Eskimos are undefeated, but they are still pretty injured and the REDBLACKS are are home. Ottawa isn't that bad a team so the West will lose to the East. Maybe.
REDBLACKS 29 Eskimos 26

Toronto at Montreal
A Eastern conference marquee matchup! Ugh. Probably no Ricky Ray and the Alouettes are at home. Tabernac!
Alouettes 24 Argonauts 22

Winnipeg at Hamilton
Can Hamilton win a game? Can they win a game at home? Can they beat a Western team? If this were not at home I would say no, but why not. The Cats aren't bad enough to go winless. A lot of losses sure, but not winless.
Tiger-Cats 28 Blue Bombers 25

BC at Saskatchewan
BC is the better team including last week in Vancouver. The Riders are home and traditionally in the CFL it is hard for teams to win back to back games. So maybe the Riders get lucky.
Roughriders 33 Lions 25

2017 CFL Power Rankings Week 7

1. Calgary Stampeders
Beat the Argos easily on the road. Sure they don't have the best record, but they're the best team.

2. Edmonton Eskimos
Ended up beating the Cats at home but it came down to the last play and the Ticats not having a timeout left. Still winning with a ridiculous number of injuries.

3. BC Lions
Lions kicking ass with Lulay. Sure it was only the Riders, but still they're winning.

4. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Continuing the dominance of the West over the East, a nice victory on the road against the REDBLACKS. Can the Bombers beat a decent West team? Probably not. Cross-over here they come.

Sure their record is abysmal, but they aren't that bad. They'll win sometime. Probably against Hamilton.

6. Saskatchewan Roughriders
The worst of the Western teams. Still better than most of the Eastern teams. Sad.

7. Montreal Alouettes
Didn't play. Had to help with their health so that's something way down the list.

8. Toronto Argonauts
Better than Hamilton against Calgary.

9. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Shuffling the coaching ranks and still losing although not that bad. When will the Cats win their first game? Who knows.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

2017 CFL Predictions Week 7

Calgary at Toronto
The Argos are at home, but let's face it the Stamps are a way better team. The Argos probably won't be as embarrassing as the Ticats last week.
Stampeders 40 Argonauts 32

Winnipeg at Ottawa
Call me crazy, but I think the REDBLACKS bounce back at home and get win.
REDBLACKS 24 Blue Bombers 23

Hamilton at Edmonton
Will the Ticats lose by 59 points again? No. They won't win though.
Eskimos 39 Ticats 19

Saskatchewan at BC
Lions are better and are at home.
Lions 33 Roughriders 29

2017 CFL Power Rankings Week 6

1. Calgary Stampeders
Destroyed Hamilton last week at home. Got to rest some starters in the second half.

2. Edmonton Eskimos
Still undefeated. And Mike Reilly still healthy.

3. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Impressive comeback that only happens in the CFL.

4. BC Lions
Good but not great.

5. Montreal Alouettes
They really should have beat Winnipeg. Great defense.

I'm starting to think the REDBLACKS aren't very good this year after losing to Toronto.

7. Saskatchewan Roughriders
Beat the Argos handily at home. The Riders aren't the bottom of the barrel anymore.

8. Toronto Argonauts
Actually not that bad for the eighth best team.

9. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Terrible team.