October 31, 2006

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings: Final-week scrubs make for some strange movement in the standings—but not where it counts.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:46 PM - 12 comments

In what was the only meaningful game of the weekend, Toronto blew a big halftime lead and lost first place in the division in a game which seems like it should've been more entertaining than it was.

ResultEdmonton by 2Montreal by 4B.C. by 10
Margin of Error1 to 33 to 57 to 13
Around the rest of the league, the unpredictability of the third-line battles led to some points being scored in bunches across the board to juggle the standings one last time.
SpoFiteSSK @ EDMS MTL @ TORS WPG @ BCS PointsTotal Points
DrJohnEvansEdmonton Montreal 255
Folkways Montreal B.C. 253
apoch Montreal3B.C.12452
WeedyMcSmokeyEdmonton 4 251
MrFrisby 050
owlhouseEdmonton Montreal B.C.11447
chicobangs Montreal 144
Ying Yang Mafia Montreal B.C.10444
gspm Montreal5 243
The_Black_Hand Montreal 142
Spitztengle B.C. 140
A big thanks to all of you who stuck with this through the season. True, I've lived through better CFL seasons, but hopefully next year we'll see the old kick return blocking rules brought back, "no yards" made a judgement call, some better quarterbacks, and another pick 'em pool humming through the summer. I'll be starting up the playoff pick 'em tomorrow. We'll be starting from scratch, so this is a great chance for the Costanza runners-up to redeem themselves. Keep an eye out for it!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:46 PM on October 31, 2006

A fifteen point spread over a total of 72 games (and 216 possible points) isn't that much. Pretty competitive pool.

posted by apoch at 01:34 PM on October 31, 2006

Further meaningless statistics, Dr. J averaged 2.75 points a week (25.4% of all possible points). Spitz averaged 2 points a week (18.5%). This is based on the assumption that they both made picks every week. Not sure how many games/weeks individual people missed.

posted by apoch at 01:53 PM on October 31, 2006

Ying Yang Mafia Montreal B.C. 10 4 44 You're kidding. I nail the spread on the last week and throw myself out of Costanza contention. I hate mediocrity.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:22 PM on October 31, 2006

And I have one of my best weeks when it's all meaningless. Kind of like my life, actually. Thanks Dr J for all your hard work. On to the playoffs!

posted by owlhouse at 02:40 PM on October 31, 2006

A big fat goose egg on the final week, you gotta be kidding me! I guess it's my turn now, weedy... DAMN YOU! DAMN YOU TO HELL!!!

posted by MrFrisby at 03:29 PM on October 31, 2006

So, bein' a first-timer in the SpoFi confidence pool, would somebody mind sharing the true meaning and origins of the Costanza award? And what, if anything, should I expect as the holder of that title over the coming months?

posted by Spitztengle at 06:48 PM on October 31, 2006

Somebody, probably me, will make you a badge that you can put on your profile page. That is, if I can find the Costanza graphics. Who's got 'em?

posted by DrJohnEvans at 07:54 PM on October 31, 2006

I have em. I am rather behind. I will fire one up tonight. The Costanza award goes to people that end up losing the pool. Last place. But it has to come about honestly. You can't purposely tank. You can't not enter your picks. Dunno if you made picks every week (I know I missed at least two) but in a pool this small there's no point in quibbling. You earned the suckage. I can't remember who suggested it but it has popped up a few times in the last year (I think I have made at least 4 of them) and is oft talked about. Sort of part of the pool lexicon. Maybe I should do a Costanza-thon this weekend. Any tips on what I'd missed? All confidence pools are ideal for this since everyone has to enter their picks so there is no abandoning of teams. (I can think of world cup confidence, world cup of baseball, mlb postseason pick em) AND congrat DJE, good stuff this year.

posted by gspm at 05:13 PM on November 01, 2006

gspm, I checked: Spitz missed the first week, but made his picks every single week after that.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 05:18 PM on November 01, 2006

If you want to do all the work gspm, I'd sift through the archives since I think there have been quite a few pools that may have been missed. Of course, I doubt you'd want to do that so I'd suggest making a new post asking who needs their rightfully earned Costanza. It would make finding "winners" easier.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:20 PM on November 01, 2006

True. I should do that. I will pencil a post in for Friday or something.

posted by gspm at 06:41 PM on November 01, 2006

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