August 13, 2008

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 8: SpoFi is back and so is the CFL. Well, technically the CFL never left, although I'm having a continuing debate with the commissioner's office about that. Make your picks inside.

I made several calls to the commissioner's office over the past week, but despite SpoFi being down for server upgrades, the league insisted on playing the games anyway. Our loss is Hamilton's gain, as Winnipeg takes over as the league's doormat. Also, B.C. lost, for the first time in a REALLY FREAKING LONG TIME.

Also, apologies for the table being super-huge. It will probably be back to normal once Kirk fixes up the stylesheets.

ResultHamilton by 24Calgary by 5Montreal by 28B.C. by 6
Margin of Error17 to 314 to 720 to 364 to 8

The good news is that our backup plan allowed almost the entire pool to make their picks. The bad news is that we still missed a couple of players. HATER, YYM, THX, and Anaconda, please accept my apologies for not getting the backup plan in place and advertised a little sooner. At the very least, it was a pretty low-scoring week, and heck, one of you is still in first place.

SpoFiteTOR @ HAMSCGY @ SSKSMTL @ WPGSEDM @ BCSPointsTotal Points
HATER 187 022
apochHamilton Montreal 222
tommytrump Montreal B.C.4322
Reever Montreal B.C.7322
JPR Calgary Montreal B.C.4422
MrFrisby B.C. 121
Ying Yang Mafia 020
NoMich Montreal 120
BoKnowsHamilton Calgary Montreal21 420
owlhouse Montreal 119
Folkways 5Montreal 219
Spitztengle Calgary4Montreal 318
DrJohnEvans Montreal B.C.8317
The_Black_Hand Montreal B.C.4316
Anaconda 015
THX-1138 014
Monica PolandHamilton Montreal 213

It's bye week! Unfortunately, the good division gets the week off, so we're left with what are essentially the league's dregs at the moment.


Hamilton @ Winnipeg (Thursday, August 14)
Hamilton has shown that it can't beat anyone except Toronto, and Winnipeg just can't beat anybody. This is going to be a tough one to watch, and even tougher to pick.

Montreal @ Toronto (Friday, August 15)
Toronto has been showing sparks of life, but only before halftime, having scored only eight second-half points over the past three weeks. Montreal, on the other hand, is looking like the complete-game player it's tended to be.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:29 AM - 21 comments

A note about the rankings for Week 6: I have the spreadsheet put together, and will post a table in TBH's thread later this week. I wanted to get the up-to-date table up ASAP.

As always, please double-check your picks. Doubly so this week, since I was pulling them from multiple sources. Thanks!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:30 AM on August 13, 2008

Dr. J you're a star!

Hamilton by 17 Toronto by 8

posted by Monica Poland at 02:04 AM on August 13, 2008

Winnipeg by 7 Toronto by 4

posted by apoch at 12:52 PM on August 13, 2008

Dreg Week...

Montreal by 8 Hamilton by 11

posted by JPR at 01:18 PM on August 13, 2008

You're right, Dr. J - strangely enough, when you're dealing with the league's bottom of the barrel teams, it's a lot harder to fine someone - anyone - who stands out.

Here goes...

Hamilton by 9 Toronto by 5

Again - you gotta believe...

posted by Reever at 01:30 PM on August 13, 2008

Peggy by 4 Monty by 12

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:35 PM on August 13, 2008

Hamilton by 3 Montreal by 7

posted by Anaconda at 07:24 PM on August 13, 2008

Hamilton by 7 Montreal by 21

Thanks Doc!

posted by BoKnows at 08:59 PM on August 13, 2008

Thanks Dr. John

Winnipeg by 17 Montreal by 15

posted by tommybiden at 09:01 PM on August 13, 2008

I've been reading in about something called 'nominative determinism'. It's basically that the name you are given will affect the kind of profession or activity that you enter. Winnipeg by 12. Like having 'Mr Cutts' as your butcher or 'Doctor Leak' as your urologist. Montreal by 12. I notice that Swimming Canada uses the same principle in team selection for the Beijing Olympics. Hello there, Keith Beaver.

posted by owlhouse at 11:20 PM on August 13, 2008

you wear sandals in the snow Hamilton by 9 and a smile that won't wash away can you look out the window Montreal by 17 without your shadow getting in the way

posted by MrFrisby at 11:23 PM on August 13, 2008

Hamilton by 7 Montreal by 14

Sorry i missed last guys, i didn't how to sign up for whatever it was that i had to sign up for to enter my picks. i am barely literate let alone computer literate.

posted by HATER 187 at 11:40 PM on August 13, 2008

see what i mean. look at how may words i left out of that post. expecting me to register for something other than spofi and yahoo is expecting way too much of my monkey brain.

posted by HATER 187 at 11:51 PM on August 13, 2008

Winnipeg by 8 Montreal by 26

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:25 PM on August 14, 2008

Winnipeg by 3 Montreal by 7

posted by NoMich at 04:37 PM on August 14, 2008

Winnipeg by 10 Montreal by 16

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:26 PM on August 15, 2008

Hamilton by 7 Montreal by 14

Damn forgot to login first

posted by folkways at 06:22 PM on August 15, 2008

Who's winning this damn thing? Is it really the 4th annual? Have I been away that long?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 04:56 PM on August 18, 2008

Welcome back, you sweet, sweet, dear man.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:44 PM on August 18, 2008

We've missed you weedy (and it just seems that long without your acerbic comments)

posted by Monica Poland at 11:06 AM on August 19, 2008

Welcome back, Weedy! We've still got more than half the season to go, so make sure you make some picks and play for fun if not the Costanza ;)

posted by Spitztengle at 12:32 PM on August 19, 2008

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