A 3-1 record last week leaves me 30-18 going into this week's games.
EDMONTON AT WINNIPEG
The Eskimos are rebuilding their defence--especially their secondary. Mike Kelly would love nothing more than to beat his old team. He needs another win at home to keep playoff chances alive as it looks like now like all four teams in the West will make the playoffs. This is a desperation game for the Bombers, and I know there are many out there who think Winnipeg can win this one. I'm not one of them. I take the Eskimos.
SASKATCHEWAN AT B.C.
I don't know about you, but there seems to be a very quiet resolve amongst the Riders that they are the best team in the Western Conference and they are more than ready to take a good shot at hoisting Earl Grey's Cup in November. The Riders are playing very well right now and while its always a challenge at B.C. Place, the Riders have found ways to win there before. I think they take this one tonight in another hard-fought battle. If they can find a way to win in Calgary and Edmonton, they can find a way to win in B.C. I go with the Riders and perhaps it comes down to Luca Congi's foot.
MONTREAL AT TORONTO
Do I really have to opine on this subject matter. Its Montreal in a cakewalk.
HAMILTON AT CALGARY
Win or lose tonight in Vancouver, the Ti-Cats go into Calgary knowing the Rider Nation is firmly behind them. Rider fans would love to see Hamilton bounce back from that disappointing effort at home against Montreal by beating Calgary. It won't happen. Calgary wins this one.
Obama-bashers can come out full time right now. Chicago was voted first off the ballot in what city will host the 2016 Olympics. Many questioned Obama's (and Oprah's) visit to Copenhagen to lobby for the games in his home city saying he had better come back with the goods. He failed. The host city---Rio de Janeiro!
As for Obama making the trip, would an Olympics in the U-S not have helped the Chicago economy and the American economy? I say he gave it a shot and he failed. He's not the first politician to do that and he won't be the last.