November 16, 2004

Onto the Grey Cup!: Toronto and BC will fight in the Ottawa snow this weekend. Results from the CFL division finals and picks for the Cup inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:45 PM - 9 comments

Following each name is that user's complete record for the playoffs. The Toronto upset ensured that nobody remained undefeated heading into the Cup; only grum and Stan saw it coming. 2-0 grum@work (3-1) Stan Fields (2-2) 1-1 camcanuck (1-1) DrJohnEvans (3-1) gspm (1-1) Succa (1-1) WeedyMcSmokey (1-1) 0-2 chicobangs (1-2) (assuming you picked SSK over BC, hard to tell)

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:47 PM on November 16, 2004

I was right about Toronto's special-teams and wrong about Dickenson, but I called the Lions right and the Argos wrong. I gotta start trusting myself. Oh, what the hell. Printers and Dickenson are both good, damn good, but they're a passing offence, and Toronto's a pass-stopping defence. I saw that Toronto safety (was it Steinauer?) dive from behind to get a hand on that between-the-numbers pass from White, now I'm a believer. Toronto's gonna do it the same way, shutting down Printers and getting the special-teams boost. Argos win.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:53 PM on November 16, 2004

(1-2) (assuming you picked SSK over BC, hard to tell) Uh, no, that's not what I meant at all! No, I meant the Lions would run roughshod over the Roughies, and -- Oh, forget it. The Argos will score at least one defensive (or at least special teams) touchdown, and that will be the difference. I'll even throw a score down, because my dignity is long gone, especially after the fallout at the end of my interview: Argos 29, Lions 25. Followed by a small but fervent parade down Bay Street to the dome. (Or is it up to Nathan Phillips? I can't remember anymore. Shit.)

posted by chicobangs at 03:23 PM on November 16, 2004

It'll be the Argos. Me predicting a Toronto team winning some kind of championship? Inconceivable! But BC doesn't much impress me, and if Toronto can beat Montreal, they can beat anybody.

posted by Succa at 03:33 PM on November 16, 2004

There is no way in the world the Argos are going to win the Grey Cup. The Al's lost the the East Final more than the Argo's won it. Montreal simply didn't come prepared to play. If Allen gets the protection he needs from his O-Line it might be a close game, but I don't think the Argo defense is up to the challenage. Lions 31, Argos 21

posted by camcanuck at 04:20 PM on November 16, 2004

Snow? Might be rain. Snow would be nice though. I think Toronto will lose a close game because of a lack of production on offense. BC will win.

posted by Stan Fields at 06:02 PM on November 16, 2004

I'll go with the Argos. Go Pinball!

posted by gspm at 07:07 PM on November 16, 2004

I'm cheering for the Argos (hometown team, plus nicest-guy-in-Toronto-sports-history Pinball Clemons as coach). Argos 25 Lions 16 And what a turn around it will be...bankrupt and without an owner to Grey Cup champions in just one year...

posted by grum@work at 11:05 AM on November 17, 2004

Well, grum, your score was closest. You win the Miata.

posted by chicobangs at 02:33 PM on November 22, 2004

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