3Down CFL picks: Who is ready to work for a win on Labour Day weekend?

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There’s lots of work to put in for a win on Labour Day weekend.

The three traditional Labour Day Classics are lined up and set for this year’s edition.

Sellout venues in Regina and Hamilton followed by the Battle of Alberta headline the September holiday weekend.

Sunday, September 1
Winnipeg at Saskatchewan, 3 p.m. EST

The Riders have claimed 13 of the past 14 Labour Day Classics with Winnipeg’s lone victory coming in 2016.

Dunk: Rollin’, rollin’ rollin’… RIDERS
Hodge: The Bombers can’t win this game with Andrew Harris. RIDERS
Alfieri: Bombers just too banged up. RIDERS
Ballantine: Won’t be pretty, but it will be enough. BOMBERS
Filoso: Take the home team in a close one. RIDERS
Gasson: It’ll be closer than some think but it’s Labour Day weekend. RIDERS.
Smith: The Bombers don’t win this game when at full strength, so without Harris or Nichols… this could get ugly. RIDERS


Monday, September 2
Toronto at Hamilton, 1 p.m. EST

The Tiger-Cats have yet to lose on Labour Day at Tim Hortons Field, winning five straight games against Toronto

Dunk: Thumpin’ comin’. TICATS
Hodge: The Ticats are hummin’. TICATS
Alfieri: I loved the fight from the Argos last week. ARGOS
Ballantine: A wise man once tweeted that considering the Argos in this game is an insult. TICATS
Filoso: Toronto is trending the right way but still…TICATS
Gasson: Toronto is improving, but. TICATS
Smith: Toronto doesn’t win this game in years they don’t suck. TICATS


Monday, September 2
Edmonton at Calgary, 4:30 p.m. EST

The Stampeders are winners of seven straight Labour Day matchups against the Eskimos, currently tied for the longest streak between the provincial rivals.

Dunk: Red and white at home following a bye week. STAMPS
Hodge: Calgary at home. STAMPS
Alfieri: Can’t argue with a healthy Bo Levi. STAMPS
Ballantine: BLM doesn’t lose often and never on Labour Day. STAMPS
Filoso: Calgary is lethal off a bye. STAMPS
Gasson: Calgary at home after a bye. STAMPS
Smith: The “Edmonton hasn’t beaten anyone” narrative continues. STAMPS


2019 records after Week 11
Hodge: 32-11
Smith: 32-11
Ballantine: 30-13
Gasson: 27-16
Alfieri: 26-17
Filoso: 23-20
Dunk: 23-20