Virtual Grey Cup Challenge, Week 16

The Week 15 standings are now posted here.
Don't forget that at the end of the season, only the top 8 will qualify for the post-season, so you may want to start thinking about making your picks accordingly.

For those new to the forum, here's a rundown of the rules:
To join in, just start making picks.
Reply to this thread with your picks for the games. You're encouraged to elaborate, but only the predicted winners are taken into account, and your picks must be clear at a glance without having to read a big long post. There are no conditional picks allowed.
Picks must be in by the scheduled kickoff time, or they will not be counted.
To change your picks, post a new message to the thread. Do not edit your original post.
The complete rules are posted here.

Here are the games for Week 16:
B.C. @ Hamilton
Calgary @ Winnipeg
Saskatchewan @ Edmonton
Montreal @ Toronto

Good luck!

My picks for Week 16:
B.C. @ Hamilton: The curse has been lifted. Hamilton lost a game I picked them to lose. Woo hoo! :? Now I can pick them to win when I think they will. Hamilton is at home, where they have played exceptionally well lately. Hamilton just lost, meaning they're due to win. The Lions don't play particularly well at Ivor Wynne. And at this point, we're still not sure of the status of Simon and Bruce. This game has Hamilton written all over it. Cats by 2. (Gotta be a realist on the spread.)

Calgary @ Winnipeg: Winnipeg's home record is as bad as Calgary's road record. Calgary nearly knocked off the Lions last week, which is not an easy feat at B.C. Place. Winnipeg is 1-6 against Western teams, with their only victory coming in a squeaker against last-place Edmonton. Pierce is out (I'm assuming at this point, but with Buck Pierce it's a fairly safe assumption) and the Bombers remaining QBs combined don't have nearly the experience that Kevin Glenn does. Going with the favourite. Stamps by 9.

Saskatchewan @ Edmonton: The Riders are like the West's version of my Ticats: decent record at home, but walking death on the road. And the Eskimos get that advantage for the second week in a row. No reason to believe the outcome will be any different. Esks by 5.

Montreal @ Toronto: Toronto's last realistic shot at finishing first requires a victory here. Will Ray be playing? Does it matter? Montreal is a hard team to pick against, though their 2-4 road record is a surprise. If Ray plays, the Argos may have a shot. Still, gotta go with the odds. Als by 1.

To win:

Abstain
Calgary
Edmonton
Montreal

The last pick is subject to change in case Calvillo gets hurt (please no!), and I'll figure out the first pick perhaps later but if not I abstain.

The Lions are unreliable like all teams this season on the road, and Hamilton is dangerous at home but also not reliable at all.

......hey Paolo....you don't get any points by abstaining...just a lot of curious looks :lol: Like I have with most of my pics this year :
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B.C.
Cal.
Edm.
Mont.

Here are the games for Week 16:
B.C. @ Hamilton- Hamilton too inconsistent
Calgary @ Winnipeg- Spider senses are tingling
Saskatchewan @ Edmonton- Esks imploding
Montreal @ Toronto- Ricky Ray out- nuff said

Good luck!
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Lions at Hamilton - TIGER CATS
Calgary at Winnipeg - STAMPEDERS
Sask. at Edmonton - ESKIMOS
Montreal at Toronto - ARGOS

B.C.
Calgary
Edmonton
Montreal

My picks for week 16:

BC
Winnipeg
Saskatchewan
Montreal

Big Dave, I would like to make a suggestion regarding people who abstain... if they do that for a game, then it should be determined that they are conceding defeat and be counted as a loss... if they aren't brave enough to make a pick for that game, then too bad... I've considered not playing next year because its taking the fun out of this... if someone is late and can only pick 3 or 2 games is one thing, but to me abstaining is just unfair to the rest of those brave enough to pick ALL games...

B.C.
Calgary
Saskatchewan
Toronto

B.C. @ Hamilton
Calgary @ Winnipeg
Saskatchewan @ Edmonton
Montreal @ Toronto

That is a good point sambo42; they gain on percent % wise....none the less Big Dave will answer - although I think the wins for a said poster should Qualify over a poster that gets a higher % percent on a game missed/abstain.
Example: a poster with 16-4 should get it over a poster with 16-3 - can't credit a poster % wise because of a game missed/ should lose out on aggregate points? for the said game missed.

My picks are:

Hamilton
Calgary
Saskatchewan
Toronto

Thank you

Richard

BC
CALGARY
SASKATCHEWAN
MONTREAL

Hamilton
Calgary
Edmonton
Montreal

Thanks!

The current VGCC rules are just fine and I very much doubt there will be any changes in the midst of the season anyway.

Consider also that some miss making some picks due to being late on them, time off or vacation time too. This is a case where something that is not broken does not have to be fixed let alone it's not something that is going to break either.

Whether you agree with them or not, the rules are the rules and you get to choose how you play by them.

Obviously the opinions will vary in that regard, but that's why it's a contest folks!

British Columbia
Winnipeg, on a roll
Saskatchewan
Montreal no 5 turnovers this time.

Thanks Bigdave.

B.C. @ Hamilton - BC is 6-1 against the east, 1 of only 2 teams .500 or better on the road, best defense, and thier road record matches Hamiltons home record. Hamilton is 2-5 against the west and given up the most points. Without Bruce and Simon it will be close, but still an easy BC win.

Calgary @ Winnipeg - Calgary is now in a fight with Sask for 2nd while Winnipeg is just playing it out.

Saskatchewan @ Edmonton - Riders are still unproven on the road while the hapless Eskies are a much different team at home

Montreal @ Toronto - Montreal's only 2 road wins were against Edmonton and Winnipeg and the Argos are a shocking 5-2 against the divisionand only 2 were at home. I may change this later in the week, but right now I can't see the Als losing 3 in a row.

Some tough-to-pick games this week! Playoff race is heating up too! I need a big week!

B.C. @ Hamilton - even if "good" Hamilton shows up, I dont think they can hang with BC
Calgary @ Winnipeg - I really hope I am wrong here, but I cant see Winnipeg taking this - -Stamps will come in hungry.
Saskatchewan @ Edmonton - a big, winnable game for the Riders. I would expect that most of Saskatchewan is going to trek to Edmonton for this one too.
Montreal @ Toronto - kind of a sleeper pick, and I amy change this one as well - Montreal losing 3 in a row!!!???!!!??!!

Good luck everyone! Another great VGCC, thanks a tonn Big Dave!

BC @ Hamilton
Calgary @ Winnipeg
Saskatchewan @ Edmonton
Montreal @ Toronto

B.C.
Calgary
Saskatchewan
Montreal