CFL Week 1 Picks:
Saskatchewan Roughriders @ Hamilton Tiger Cats
The Ti-Cats looked pretty darn good in their two preseason games while the Riders steadily improved from the first game to the next but still went 0-2. Burris to Fantuz could be a deadly combo. Ti-Cats win by 6
Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ B.C. Lions
Picking up right where they left off, I don’t see any reason why the Lions won’t start this year off better than they did last year. Meanwhile I’m not sold that the Bombers wern’t a bit of a fluke last year but I’d love to see their offense prove me wrong. Lions win by 3
Toronto Argonauts @ Edmonton Eskimos
Of course he won’t show it on the outside, but you have to believe that Ricky Ray is all kinds of fired up to go into Edmonton and show the Eskimos and their fans just what they ran out of town over the winter. The Esks long, painful season starts with a spectacular thud… Argos by 14.
Montreal Alouettes @ Calgary Stampeders
A new era starts in Calgary while Montreal doesn’t have to worry about re-starting new eras every few years because all they do is keep putting out deep, winning football clubs. Sure the Stamps went 2-0 in pre-season but it was with 2 very un-convincing wins. Als win by 7.
John Hufnagel took a calculated risk, and it cost him a first-round draft pick.
Just as a friendly reminder Stampeders fans… This is the same man who has “led” the team to back-to-back playoff choke jobs, had the Flames ownership inexplicably extend his contract by five years, and now has just pissed away a first round prospect.
At this rate I’ll become a Shreveport Pirates fan, it can’t be any much worse than cheering for a John Hufnagel club.