Team selections for CFL Awards

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My picks:

East -
MOP - Ray - Can't agree with Ray playing 1/2 a season, the voters probably will. (I would go with Burris or Cox)
Canadian - Cox
Defense - Cox
O Lineman - Wojt
Special Teams - Waters
Rookie - Gable

West -
MOP - Cornish
Canadian - Cornish
Defense - Bighill - Should be Hughes but they won't give Calgary a sweep
O Lineman - Bryant
Special Teams - Parades
Rookie - Jones

[b]BC Lions[/b] Player - Adam Bighill Defensive - Adam Bighill * Canadian - Andrew Harris * Offensive Lineman - Jovan Olafioye Special Teams - Tim Brown Rookie - Seydou Junior Haidara

Calgary Stampeders
Player - Jon Cornish *
Defensive - Charleston Hughes *
Canadian - Jon Cornish *
Offensive Lineman - Stanley Bryant
Special Teams - Rene Paredes *
Rookie - Brett Jones*

Edmonton Eskimos
Player - Fred Stamps
Defensive - Marcus Howard
Canadian - Shamawd Chambers
Offensive Lineman - Matt O'Donnell
Special Teams - Eric Samuels
Rookie - Eric Samuels

Saskatchewan Roughriders
Player - Kory Sheets
Defensive - Tyron Brackenridge
Canadian - Chris Getzlaf*
Offensive Lineman - Brendon LaBatte
Special Teams - Ricky Schmitt
Rookie - Levi Steinhauer

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Player - Henoc Muamba*
Defensive - Henoc Muamba*
Canadian - Henoc Muamba*
Offensive Lineman - Glenn January
Special Teams - Will Ford
Rookie - Ian Wild

Hamiton Tiger-Cats
Player - Henry Burris
Defensive - Brian Bulcke
Canadian - Brian Bulcke
Offensive Lineman - Greg Wojt*
Special Teams - Marc Beswick
Rookie - CJ Gable*

Toronto Argonauts

Player - Ricky Ray
Defensive - Robert McCune
Canadian - Andre Durie *
Offensive Lineman - Jeff Keeping
Special Teams - Swayze Waters
Rookie - John Chiles

Montreal Alouettes
Player - Chip Cox
Defensive - Chip Cox*
Canadian - Mike Edem
Offensive Lineman - Luc Brodeur-Jourdain
Special Teams - Daryl Townsend
Rookie - Mike Edem

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West:
Player - Jon Cornish
Defensive - Charleston Hughes
Canadian - Chris Getzlaf (only if they don't give it to Cornish too as he deserves it)
Offensive Lineman - Brendan LaBatte
Special Teams - Rene Parades
Rookie - Brett Jones

East
Player - Ricky Ray (or Cox)
Defensive - Chip Cox
Canadian - Henoc Muamba
Offensive Lineman - Greg Wojt (no clue who it should be really I just like the name Wojt)
Special Teams - Will Ford
Rookie - CJ Gable

CFL
Player - Jon Cornish
Defensive - Chip Cox
Canadian - Chris Getzlaf (only if they don't give it to Cornish too as he deserves it)
Offensive Lineman - Brendan LaBatte
Special Teams - Rene Parades
Rookie - CJ Gable

Love your honesty. 8)

My picks:

East -
MOP - Cox
Canadian - Cox
Defense - Cox
O Lineman - Wojt
Special Teams - Waters
Rookie - Gable

West -
MOP - Cornish
Canadian - Cornish
Defense - Hughes
O Lineman - Bryant
Special Teams - Parades
Rookie - Jones

Not just a homer pick, I honestly can't pick anyone else. Cornish is a no brainer. Hughes is a monster. Calgary's O line is head and shoulders above everyone else, could go with any of them. Parades has had a career year and Jones started all games as a rookie center.

Final

MOP - Cornish
Canadian - Cornish
Defense - Cox
O Lineman - Bryant
Special Teams - Parades
Rookie - Gable

Just a reminder, since two people have already put him in the Most Outstanding Canadian category: Cox isn't a Canadian. :stuck_out_tongue:

Good catch. I copied and pasted then made changes. I will go with Muamba for my Eastern nominee for Canadian. Doesn't really matter because the are really being nominated for runner up in the category.

My expected East and West Division winners and ultimate winners are as follows:

Most Outstanding Player:
Ricky Ray from East and Jon Cornish from West.
The winner: Jon Cornish

Most Outstanding Defensive Player:
Chip Cox from East and Charleston Hughes from West.
The winner: Chip Cox

Most Outstanding Canadian:
Henoc Muamba from the East and Jon Cornish from the West.
The winner: Jon Cornish

Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman:
Luc Brodeur-Jourdain from the East and Stanley Bryant from the West.
The winner: Stanley Bryant

Most Outstanding Special Teams Player:
Marc Beswick from the East and Rene Paredes from the West
The winner: Rene Paredes

Most Outstanding rookie:
CJ Gable from the East and Brett Jones from the West.
The Winner: CJ Gable

Richard

My predictions (Winners in brackets)

Outstanding

RAY............Toronto
(CORNISH)...Calgary

Defense Player

COX...........Montreal
(HUGHES)......Calgary

Canadian

EDEM.........Montreal
(CORNISH)...Calgary

O-LINE

JORDAIN.....Montreal
(LABATTE)...Saskatchewan

Special Team

(PAREDES).....Calgary
BESWICK.......Hamilton

(GABLE)........Hamilton
JONES.........Calgary

Stamps win 4 awards/Riders 1 award/Cats 1 award

My predictions ...

MOP = Ray / Cornish - Cornish
MODP = Cox / Hughes - Cox
CDN = Durie / Cornish - Cornish
OLINE = January / LaBatte - LaBatte
ST = Beswick / Parades - Parades
ROY = Gable / Jones - Gable

CORNISH for MOP. It would be nice to have a Canadian born player win the MOP for the first time since Tony Gabriel. :rockin:

I am also amazed by how many other Canadian born players and other non -imports like MUAMBA are up for awards that are not just for top Canadian and O-linemen. :thup:

West

Player - Kory Sheets
Defensive - Tyron Brackenridge
Canadian - Chris Getzlaf*
Offensive Lineman - Brendon LaBatte
Special Teams - Ricky Schmitt
Rookie - Levi Steinhauer

East

Dont really care, doesnt really matter.

Winners:

Player - Kory Sheets
Defensive - Tyron Brackenridge
Canadian - Chris Getzlaf*
Offensive Lineman - Brendon LaBatte
Special Teams - Ricky Schmitt
Rookie - Levi Steinhauer

Too bad they don't decide by running a poll. :cowboy: :lol:

Well I guess there's no sense even attending or tuning in then :roll: Looks like a clean sweep for your Riders...NOT!!!
Oh well it will at least take the sting out of your team doing the big CHOKE and crapping out on making it to the Cup this year :lol: :stuck_out_tongue: :twisted:

I see my work is done here. Anything to get a rise out of a Ticat and Stamps fan 8) .

Everyone knows the Eastern bias rules at these things anyway. Take Chad Owens from last season as an example. Wouldnt doubt one bit if Ray wins MOP even though there are two more qualified candidates in Sheets and Cornish from the West who should probably win.

Sheets won't even get out of the West. Cornish is the Western Nominee & wins versus Ray.
Brackenridge doesn't make it out of the West. He's 3rd behind Hughes & Bighill. Doesn't matter ... Cox wins.
Getzlaf is the next Rider to lose to Cornish who is the Western Nominee & wins versus Durie.
LaBatte won't beat Bryant who wins versus January. (Not win IN January which RiderNation usually claims!)
Schmitt doesn't have a chance versus Parades who beats Beswick. (He's your punter right? Long Snapper?)
Steinhauer? I didn't even know the Riders had any rookies since they tried to buy a GC in FA! Gable wins over Jones here.

I'll bet you now ... not one Rider wins an award ... unless it's some sort of community award ... Nor will they be in they Grey Cup.

Best you can hope for is the 50/50 ... Which should be a nice takeaway!

You have a better chance at that than any Rider winning an award!

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Here are your East/West finalist for year end awards....congrats to all finalists on a job well done,and good luck in the final balloting for all :thup: :thup:

On a personal note I only had 2 selections predicted wrong.....Canadian(Muamba)(picked Edem)and O.Lineman(Keeping)
(picked Jordain)
My predictions though for the winners haven't changed

MOP......Cornish-Calgary
MOD......Hughes-Calgary
CAN.......Cornish-Calgary
ROOKIE..Gable-Hamilton
O.LINE...LaBatte-Saskatchewan
S.TEAM..Paredes-Calgary

Once again Congrats to all nominees and finalists class of 2013 :thup: :thup: :slight_smile:

Pretty good choices, in the West I knew that Calgary wasn't going to sweep, I guess Bryant got the short straw. In the East I guess they are OK no real surprises except for Special Team.

Of note, maybe they should hire a proof reader for when making such releases. "Only three Canadian players have been named the CFL Most Outstanding Player – Gabriel (1978) and Russ Jackson (1969, 1966, 1963)." must be the new math, I only come up with two. :cowboy:

Perhaps they have already conceded that it will be three after the awards are released.

and the winners are :

MOP = JON CORNISH [Ray , didn't play enough games]

MODP = COX [It is his turn]

MOC = CORNISH [They may give it to MUAMBA because Cornish , will get the MOP]

MOSTP = PARADES [A record setter]

MOR = BRETT JONES [May be one of the few times a O-Linemen wins this award but Gable would be an excellent choice , as well].

MOL = LABATTE [The Cup is in , SASK. They have to get some thing and he was a big reason for Sheets rushing yards just as BRETT was for , Cornish].

Special Teams.....East nominee......why was it a surprise???? Who did you think would win it,that made it a surprise??? :?

Waters-Toronto ??? :roll: (no chance)(4th choice)(Every team in East had brutal F.G. kicking this year,everyone lousy!!)
Townsend-Montreal ??? :roll:(no chance)(3rd choice)(Mtl special teams terrible this season)
Ford-Winnipeg ??? :roll:(outside chance)(2nd choice)(Playing on 3-15 team hurt his chances)
Beswick-Hamilton :smiley: :thup: (led CFL in special team tackles with 24 total,4th time in 5 years #1 in category)