Week 22 Picks
6:00 PM Sunday, November 25, 2012
51.4% - Calgary
CGY 22 TOR 35.
Grey Cup 100. Calgary at Toronto from the Rogers Centre, downtown Toronto, Canada. Well this is it. After all the games, all the practices and all the meetings it comes down to one game on Sunday night. And we do have the two best teams because in football it is not about who is the best, it is about who is playing the best right now. When you look at the last quarter of the regular season the two best teams are the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders. Both are happy to be here, but that will soon end as both now want to win. That usually happens about Friday when the players' internal countdown clock kicks in. That happens after the Player Awards or the Friday morning when the two more extensive practices are over and the weekend is coming fast. All of a sudden the hotel room is a sanctuary as much as it is your residence. The part about being "happy to be here" is transformed into "I want to win to get the ring". Neither team is dominant of the other, both quarterbacks are playing well, Jon Cornish and Chad Kackert are more similar than different and both have exceptional special teams led by their returners, Chad Owens for Toronto, Larry Taylor for Calgary. The Argos do have an advantage playing at home, but it can be a disadvantage as friends you never realize you had will find you. Concentration is critical as you go through your preparation week and come kickoff you have to concentrate to keep your emotions on level. So what will determine the game? Moments and mistakes, a long field goal or a forced fumble. A spectacular catch or a key penalty. And which team will have one more good moment and one less key mistake, which team will have the unpredictable bounce of a football go their way? Which team do I think will win the very prestigious 100th Grey Cup? With all its history, elegance and class? Toronto. Calgary 24, Toronto 28.
Through 77 games, Schultz is 42-33-2. The World is 39-36-2.
Schultz currently leads with 42 wins.