KC and the Sunshine band, a.k.a. the Six Horsemen of the Apocalypse, a.k.a. the writers over at cfl.ca, have made their weekly picks. I don’t know why they do this to themselves because the CFL is impossible to predict, as should be obvious from their records. But it gives me something to write about.
Okay, so here’s the thing. As I have stated repeatedly, when all six of the writers at cfl.ca pick the same team, that is the Kiss of Death—the favoured team will lose. That’s a rule, sort of.
All six of the cfl.ca writers picked Calgary to beath Hamilton on Friday and Winnipeg to beat Edmonton on Saturday. They’re wrong. Here’s what I say.
The Calgary Stampeders will lose to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats because the Stampeders are not a particularly good team and they put all the emotional energy into beating the Edmonton Elks last week. They are tapped out, and now they think they are pretty good, even thought they are not. They are an over-confident team that has no reason to be over-confident. Adding to my certainty, David Watford will apparently be starting at quarterback for the Tiger-Cats. There is no useful film on Mr. Watford, so the Stampeders cannot properly game-plan for him. Actually, I didn’t realize Mr. Watford would be starting, so, uh… hmmm. I mean, he’s pretty good, but…. Screw it, I’m sticking with the Tiger-Cats.
On the other game, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will lose to the Edmonton Elks because the Elks are not as bad as their last game suggests, they are embarrassed about how they played, and they know that they need to have a great game to beat the Bombers, so they will be ready. However, the Blue Bombers are as good as they think they are, right now, but they’ll still lose and they can blame the Six Horsemen of the Apocalypse for jinxing them.
It’s like every time old man Suitor starts talking about his days as a holder back in the 1960s at Piffles Taylor Field in Pile ‘O Bones, Saskatchewan, and good-natured Dustin Nielson lets grandpa drone on until he falls asleep. Some kicker is lining up for a field goal. Either Mr. Nielson or Mr. Suitor will point out that this particular kicker has some kind of streak going on, which results in the kicker shanking the ball and both guys guffawing about jinxing the kicker. That’s what the Six Horsemen of the Apocalypse do to entire football teams when they go with unanimous picks.
And just so you know I’m not a hard hearted man, that it isn’t all dollars and cents, let me say this about Suitor and Nielson. I think they are a good combination. I laid out in my mom’s backyard on the Monday of the Labour Day long weekend, in the heat and sun, and watched the game on my computer with those two working the game. They were great.
This reminds me that I have to do another rating of the entire TSN CFL broadcast team. The last one I did is about five years old. I’m sure the entire football world is waiting for me to do this.