Queen’s got the win over Western. Didn’t tweet during the game since the playoffs are more important. Playoff record in the last 4 playoff games for the Golden Gaels, 1-3. Worked on all those games so while beating Western was a big win which gives them a 1st round bye, I’m not that excited.
That one playoff win was on the road in Hamilton. Their 2006 victory over McMaster was the first time they’d won in that city since 1975. Followed that up with a great effort in Ottawa but lost to the Gee Gees.
As for the last 2 home playoff games, you probably know about them. 2007 Western came in and beat Queen’s in the first round. 2008 the Gaels had a first round bye and a week off, but lost at home again this time to Ottawa.
The win Saturday also means next week’s game is rather meaningless. Clinched 1st in the OUA so a win or a loss versus Laurier doesn’t affect the standings. I’m not going to pump it up like the Whig Standard has on their website. This is the opening line from the story.
“The road to the Vanier Cup goes through Queen’s University after the Golden Gaels posted a thrilling come-from-behind victory Saturday at Richardson Stadium.”
How about getting to the Yates Cup first? Call me crazy, but you might want to focus on the championship for winning the province first.
After that is the Mitchell Bowl, which this year in the rotation is being hosted by the OUA Conference. However they will be hosting the winner from Quebec. Tough game there.
Finally after all of that is the Vanier Cup, November 28th in Quebec City. So calm down people a regular season win doesn’t mean a whole lot with that long road ahead.
We remember the 8-0 Queen’s getting beat by the 4-4 Gee Gees last year. I recall it the most since I predicted Ottawa would win the night before on my show. Yep, going on CFRC and picking the opposition. I’m not a homer and if I think you’ll lose I’ll say so.
Onto the NFL picks.
Bengals over Texans. Division leaders against Houston, nuff said.
Lions over Packers. Yes, I’m picking the Lions to win a game. Only 1 win but they’ve put up a fight each week. Unlike the Jaguars, Raiders, Bucs, Rams, Panthers, 49ers, Redskins, Browns…. long list.
Jags over Rams. Ugh.
Vikings over Ravens. Baltimore looked really good until the last 2 games. Minnesota is well balanced so I’ll go with them.
Giants over Saints. If it was in NY I’d pick the Saints, but it’s in New Orleans so I’ll pick the Giants. Eli Manning is much better on the road than in Giant Stadium.
Steelers over Browns. Shouldn’t even waste time on the Browns.
Panthers over Bucs. Ugh, part 2.
Chiefs over Redskins. Yes, every team Redskins have played this season has had zero wins. But that’s a bit silly since people keep counting Week 1 vs the Giants. When the season is starting you can’t have a win since you haven’t played a game yet. Picked the Panthers to beat Washington so I’m going with the Chiefs.
Eagles over Raiders. Oakland blown out again.
Seahawks over Cardinals. Different team with Hasselbeck at QB.
Patriots over Titans. Like I said last week, the Titans are bad. Pundits need to get over it.
Jets over Bills. After the Bills/Browns joke last week I can’t pick them.
Bears over Falcons. Sunday Night game which seems a bit strange. Chicago-Atlanta doesn’t come to mind as a big game.
Chargers over Broncos. Think San Diego can get the upset, but this pick is also a protest against those Bronco uniforms from last week. Good lord.