Taking a too-good-to-be-true number for a spinCFL GAME-OF-THE-WEEKSunday, July 1, 2012 | 7:00 PM, EDTMcMahon Stadium | Calgary, AlbertaMONTREAL ALOUETTESCALGARY STAMPEDERSA notoriously fast starting Alo Squad Is likely headed for a sobering reversal this yearThis is an astonishing short number for Calgary Is this Calgary Line TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?Probably NOT As Trappish as it seems, this opening day number MUST be (partial) inevitable, overwhelmingly square, PUBLIC-PERCEPTION Montreal support/SpreadAs often the case w/such Teams & Numbers Perception=RealityAs Montreal was CFL’s Top-Dog the past Decade 64% Winners in 2000’s (#1 CFL)The Aloes are STILL sustained by the ageless CFL Favre equivalent MONT QB (FORTY Year Old) Anthony Calvillo The ALL-TIME CFL Passing LeaderOther than that, Montreal began to show the signs of decline – quicklyThe cracks turned into holes, & 2009-10 BTB Grey Cup Champs limped to finish w/10-9 Record Now, the Aloes may be 2ND poorest team in EASTIn fact, the Alo Defense was practically reconstructed in the OffseasonThe New Montreal Pass Defense is full of new players & 2011 Aloes were next to last in most Defensive Category Most Notably, MONTREAL was #7 OVERALL DEFENSE (27.4 PPG Allowed)Long story short, Calgary will continue to press Grey Cup Champ, BC in the WestThe Stampeders Defense is likely the best in the CFLMontreal’s patchwork OL & #1 Offense should have its share of issues todayYet, Calgary pulled off a remarkable Mid-season QB Change in 2011Yanking Burris (likely the most Boom-Bust Talented Signal Guy in CFL)In favor of Drew Tate, who is far more stable QB to run Stamps schemesThis carrying thru to 2012 Should mean huge troubles for defensively challenged Teams Such as MontrealIn sum, Calgary Stampeders have reloadedMontreal Alouettes are nearing the messy process of retoolingIt all starts here in Central Alberta; Stamps should roll2 UNITMONTREAL CALGARY -2½
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I can now get -2 @ -105. Is it a trap?
Thanks for the easy winner Steve. Appreciate your work.
Wish they were all so easy. Thanks
Missed this, darn, GOOD ONE STEVE.
Great call steve.. thank you!!!
awesome call s b
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Thanks, guys....Sincerely downgraded this to 2 from 3 UNIT; simply based on unknowns of OPENER, ect. Really am a little pissed - even w/a Win...can't ever be satisfied when we leave money on the table ~ onward