Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Week 1 CFL Pix
It is time. The 2009 CFL season officially gets underway on Canada Day with a doubleheader. Here are my picks for Week 1.
Toronto at Hamilton
This is a game featuring two teams that need to get off to good starts. Kerry Joseph is looking to get his game back after a disastrous 2008 while the Tiger-Cats are just looking to regain some respectability. I am going to take the Tiger-Cats to take this one at home
Montreal at Calgary
A rematch of last year's Grey Cup right off the bat. Does the loss still sting to those Montreal players who were on the field. If this game was in Montreal, I would take the Alouettes to win this one going away, but its in Calgary and the Stampeders will want to show right off the bat that you can't come into MacMahon and win. Take Calgary!
Winnipeg at Edmonton
Mike Kelly makes his CFL coaching debut as does Richie Hall. The Bombers have a completely different look to them--especially in the secondary. This team will get taught a lesson by Ricky Ray and the Eskimos. The Eskimos take this one in a one-sided affair.
B.C. at Saskatchewan
The best game of Week 1 finishes off the opening week of the season. Both teams have holes they hope to have filled. These two teams don't like one another. Its a big Western division showdown right off the bat. I like the Riders to win this one, and don't be surprised if it goes right down to the final play before you can determine the winner.