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TSN CFL Pick 'em, Week 2: The alternative viewpoint

I thought every single game other than the RedBlacks-Alouettes game was an absolute slam dunk.

Boy, was I wrong.

Winnipeg edged Saskatchewan, Toronto surprised Edmonton and Calgary barely got by Hamilton in a Grey Cup rematch. That’s the beauty of a new season; you never know what’s going to happen.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Winnipeg Blue Bombers: This, to me, is the game of the week. Hamilton wants to show that they deserve to be considered the class of the East and Winnipeg wants to build off of last week’s win in Regina. I’m going Blue Bombers in their home opener. They’re going to come out all guns a blazing to show their fans that they have what it takes to make it to the Grey Cup in their house come November.

Calgary Stampeders at Montreal Alouettes: This one might end up being a trap game but I’m playing this one with my head and not my heart. I want to root for Brandon Bridge and the Montreal Alouettes but there’s no way Bo Levi Mitchell and the Calgary Stampeders have another lacklustre game. Stamps win.

BC Lions at Ottawa RedBlacks: BC comes into this game with more questions than answers. It’s their first game of the year due to last week’s BYE and with a new coach and an entirely new depth chart, I expect some growing pains for the Lions. I pick the RedBlacks, hot on the heels of a big win in Montreal, to achieve their first two game winning streak in franchise history. 

Toronto Argonauts at Saskatchewan Roughriders: This one is *tough* to call. If Trevor Harris can repeat the performance he had against Edmonton, the Argos move to 2-0. On the other hand, Kevin Glenn has worked with new offensive coordinator Jacques Chapdelaine in hopes of forming a seamless transition between Durant and Glenn. I’m going against my heart and picking Chad Owens and the Toronto Argonauts; did I just say that?

Now let me just hit “enter” before I change my mind. Again.

[Here’s to thinking the CFLpass Game of the Week, then, is that BC Lions opener at Ottawa. Perhaps we should start wagering on these things, as though the public display of embarrassing performance isn’t quite enough… --Ed.]

– written by Travis Currah