September 24, 2008

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 14: Old favourites are re-asserting themselves in the CFL's standings, while newcomers are becoming more and more entrenched in our standings' top spots. Make your picks inside.

Talk about your statement games! B.C. serves notice that it's back in the race for the West. Montreal serves notice that they can stand up to the other division. Calgary serves notice by tying the Roughriders for first place. Toronto serves notice that neither Don Matthews nor Cody Pickett are quick fixes. And Winnipeg serves notice that they can dominate Toronto one week and almost lose to Hamilton the next. Well, three out of four ain't bad.

ResultWinnipeg by 2Calgary by 30B.C. by 6Montreal by 36
Margin of Error1 to 321 to 394 to 825 to 47

tommytrump joins in the action by serving notice with a big five-point week. JPR duplicates the feat to finish his break from the pack and solidify his second-place standing. A middling performance from the rest of the pack is making them pretty small in the top three's rear-view mirror, but there are still lots of points to be had in the weeks ahead.

SpoFiteWPG @ HAMSTOR @ CGYSBC @ SSKSEDM @ MTLSPointsTotal Points
tommytrumpWinnipeg Calgary23 6Montreal 543
JPRWinnipeg Calgary B.C.4Montreal 542
MrFrisbyWinnipeg Calgary Montreal 341
owlhouseWinnipeg Calgary 239
apoch Calgary Montreal 238
Ying Yang MafiaWinnipeg 6Montreal 338
HATER 187Winnipeg Calgary Montreal 336
SpitztengleWinnipeg Calgary 6 336
ReeverWinnipeg Calgary Montreal 334
The_Black_Hand 033
BoKnowsWinnipeg Calgary 233
DrJohnEvans Calgary B.C. 233
NoMich 2Calgary Montreal 333
FolkwaysWinnipeg Calgary Montreal 332
Monica PolandWinnipeg Calgary Montreal 327
AnacondaWinnipeg B.C. 223

A healthy mix of intrigue and gimmes this week, all of which could give us some very strange-looking standings come next Monday.


Edmonton @ Winnipeg (Friday, September 26)
This is a meeting between two teams which have both shown signs of both brilliance and futility. They're both playing for marbles, too: an Edmonton win could move them up into a tie for first, while a Winnipeg win could give them second place and crossover insurance.

Calgary @ Toronto (Saturday, September 27)
Toronto replaced their coach and lost by thirty points. Then they replaced their starting QB and lost by thirty points. Maybe standing pat will result in a win. Maybe we can have a snowball fight in hell next week, too.

Hamilton @ B.C. (Saturday, September 27)
Both of these teams have been rounding into their usual form. You've all been playing this long enough that you don't need me to say any more than that.

Saskatchewan @ Montreal (Sunday, September 28)
The Riders are have lost two in a row AND their stranglehold on first place. They're vulnerable, and Montreal has a tendency to take advantage of vulnerable teams. But Saskatchewan isn't going to roll over: this is still a coin toss.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:27 AM - 17 comments

Edmonton by 3 Calgary by 6 BC by 4 Montreal by 9

posted by NoMich at 08:23 AM on September 24, 2008

Man, I'm dropping off. Soon I'll be out of the top 5 altogether.

Winnipeg by 7 Calgary by 14 BC by 10 Montreal by 8

posted by apoch at 12:10 PM on September 24, 2008

Winnipeg by 1 Calgary by 1 B.C. by 13 Montreal by 3

posted by Anaconda at 01:47 PM on September 24, 2008

Edmonton by 11 Calgary by 23 British Columbia by 25 Montreal by 11

posted by tommybiden at 02:04 PM on September 24, 2008

Being tied with apoch just doesn't sit well with me.

Edmonton by 10 Calgary by 17 BC by 22 Saskatchewan by 3

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:13 PM on September 24, 2008

My nephew used to have a Canadian girlfriend. She was lovely. Edmonton by 9. They were staying at my brother's place here in Sydney, before my nephew left on a trip to Africa. Calgary by 17. The girlfriend stayed on for a while, as she had a good job and my brother didn't mind. BC by 15. Then the nephew rang up from Africa, mentioned that he now had a new girlfriend, and would my brother mind telling the old one to leave? Montreal by 7. Kids these days, eh?

posted by owlhouse at 05:05 PM on September 24, 2008

Edmonton by 7 Calgary by 21 BC by 28 Saskatchewan by 10

posted by BoKnows at 10:45 PM on September 24, 2008

I just can't see the Double E goin' on a three game skid, they're much better than that. That said, a good ol' tooth and nail, gritty win might just be what the doctor ordered. The Bombers have been much-improved as of late. EE by 2.

Likewise, I just can't see the Argos continuing to blow goats like they have under The Don. However, the Stamps are looking g-o-o-d. Toronto will find a way to score this week, but Calgary will find a way to score more. Stamps by 7.

The addition of Kenton Keith aside, the Tabbies don't have an identity yet. Buono, in typical fashion, has sharpened the claws of the other cats. Lions over Tigers by 10.

What would make the western race even more exciting? Yep, all of the other teams winning except for the Riders. I don't think that the Als will be able to run away from 'em in this one, 'cause the Riders just seem to have a knack for grittin' it out in close ones this season. Duval with no time on the clock for the win. Montreal by 2.

posted by Spitztengle at 11:54 AM on September 25, 2008

Edmonton by 5 Calgary by 22 British Columbia by 15 Montreal by 4

posted by Folkways at 07:09 PM on September 25, 2008

Eddie by 2 Gary by 14 BC by 11 Monty by 7

posted by HATER 187 at 12:33 AM on September 26, 2008

It took so long to remember just what happened Edmonton by 12 I was so young and vestal then Calgary by 7 You know it hurt me B.C. by 21 But I'm breathin' so I guess I'm still alive Montreal by 5 Even if signs seem to tell me otherwise

posted by MrFrisby at 12:47 AM on September 26, 2008

TOOL! Thank you for that, MrFrisby ... thank you! You look so precious now.

posted by Spitztengle at 02:13 AM on September 26, 2008

You're welcome. This week's lyrics were inspired by the hazing thread.

posted by MrFrisby at 09:25 AM on September 26, 2008

Winnipeg by 6 Calgary by 9 B.C. by 21 Montreal by 3

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:37 PM on September 26, 2008

Edmonton by 4 BC by 10 Calgary by 12 Montreal by 4

posted by JPR at 05:49 PM on September 26, 2008

Judging from the picks, this does not seem like the kind of week where the leaders - or anyone else, or that matter - will be pulling ahead based on teams picked, so much as the points associated to the games. Tough crowd...

Winnipeg by 7 British Columbia by 16 Calgary by 13 Montreal by 6

Gone are the days of pulling together with the Boatmen - they will only break your heart...

posted by Reever at 05:57 PM on September 26, 2008

Peggy by 7 Gary by 20 B.C. by 6 Sassy by 10

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:03 PM on September 26, 2008

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