October 02, 2008

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 15: Big favourites plus big blowouts means big points for everybody. How did you fare? I'm not telling you. At least, not until you click "read more". I'm tricky like that. Make your picks inside.

Well, that went pretty much as expected. But hey, at least we had a close game in Winnipeg! And at least Saskatchewan's slow collapse is giving us something to talk about at the water cooler.

ResultWinnipeg by 7Calgary by 28B.C. by 30Montreal by 25
Margin of Error5 to 920 to 3621 to 3918 to 33

The favourites pretty much ruled the day, giving everyone a nice automatic three points for the week. The differences were made in the spreads. There were some six-pointers spotted further down in the standings, as some also-rans are making a determined effort to crawl back into contention. But the serious story was tommytrump's two margins for a big five points, increasing his lead over JPR to three points. With only five weeks to go, it's going to be tough to catch himbut not impossible.

SpoFiteEDM @ WPGSCGY @ TORSHAM @ BCSSSK @ MTLSPointsTotal Points
tommytrump Calgary23B.C.25Montreal 548
JPR Calgary B.C. Montreal 345
MrFrisby Calgary B.C.21Montreal 445
owlhouse Calgary B.C. Montreal 342
apochWinnipeg Calgary B.C. Montreal 442
Ying Yang Mafia Calgary B.C.22 341
ReeverWinnipeg7Calgary B.C. Montreal 640
HATER 187 Calgary B.C. Montreal 339
Spitztengle Calgary B.C. Montreal 339
The_Black_HandWinnipeg7Calgary20B.C. 639
DrJohnEvansWinnipeg2Calgary B.C.21Montreal 639
BoKnows 7Calgary21B.C.28 538
NoMich Calgary B.C. Montreal 336
Folkways Calgary22B.C. Montreal 436
Monica Poland 027
AnacondaWinnipeg Calgary B.C. Montreal 427

I don't actually know what a water cooler is, I've just heard my parents talk about them in wistful terms.


B.C. @ Toronto (Friday, October 3)
A study in opposites: B.C. is gearing up for a solid playoff push, while nobody knows what the heck is going on in Toronto. Take the win, and the points, and the magic pony.

Calgary @ Saskatchewan (Friday, October 3)
Calgary was the team which put a stop to the Riders' 6-0 start, and now they're in first place. Of course, their recent success is largely thanks to back-to-back wins against a very ineffective Argos defence, but Saskatchewan's D hasn't been looking much better lately.

Montreal @ Hamilton (Saturday, October 4)
Montreal's magic number to clinch the division is one. I can't believe I'm writing that on October 2.

Winnipeg @ Edmonton (Saturday, October 4)
Winnipeg's been playing a good game lately, but they're headed into the second-toughest place to do so: Edmonton is 5-1 at home. Give Edmonton the slightest of slight edges here.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:12 PM - 18 comments

Also, my apologies for getting this up so late. It's been a crazy week with the baseball and all. I have two loves, and the twain ne'er shall meet... at least, not unless the SkyDome field conversion staff goes on strike in the middle of the job.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:13 PM on October 02, 2008

B.C. by 7 Saskatchewan by 2 Montreal by 10 Winnipeg by 1

posted by Anaconda at 03:17 PM on October 02, 2008

British Columbia by 13 Calgary by 9 Montreal by 26 Edmonton by 11

posted by tommybiden at 03:44 PM on October 02, 2008

Obviously my picks from last week didn't post (it's the hit the button twice thing that I am still having trouble getting used to.) Oh well, back in the cellar again.

Let's see if I can do it right this time.

B.C. by 4 Calgary by 2 Montreal by 6 Winnipeg by 11

posted by Monica Poland at 03:44 PM on October 02, 2008

And thanks Dr. J for doing these. It's a lot of fun

posted by Monica Poland at 03:45 PM on October 02, 2008

HA! I tricked you! I clicked on "5 Comments" and I still found out how I did.

Toronto by 7 Saskatchewan by 8 Montreal by 3 Winnipeg by 14

posted by apoch at 04:57 PM on October 02, 2008

well captian morgan was a pirate dude B.C. by 24 he use to jack motherfuckas and act real rude Saskatchewan by 7 as a real life person he wasn't much fun Montreal by 18 but he sure made a good ass bottle of rum Winnipeg by 4

posted by MrFrisby at 11:13 PM on October 02, 2008

Toronto does have a defense. No, it won't win 'em this ball game, but they will manage to keep it close for a change. BC by 4.

Sorry Rider Priders, the slide continues. Some cowboys are headin' the wagons east for a good ol' fashion shootout. Calgary by 21.

Montreal's just too good, so how can they not win? But Hamilton needs to play for pride though. They gotta keep the love comin' from the stands in Steeltown if the CFL is gonna stay alive. The blowout streak ends, but the win streak stays alive. Montreal by 1 ... maybe even in OT.

Commonwealth will be the difference in this one. Edmonton by 15.

posted by Spitztengle at 12:39 AM on October 03, 2008

err ... make that Edmonton by 13 in honour of this fan in the stands!

posted by Spitztengle at 12:40 AM on October 03, 2008

B.C. by 14 Calgary by 7 Montreal by 21 Winnipeg by 3

posted by BoKnows at 03:00 AM on October 03, 2008

BC by 7 Calgary by 4 Montreal by 13 The Edmonton Erik Coles by 3

posted by NoMich at 08:14 AM on October 03, 2008

...some also-rans are making a determined effort to crawl back into contention.

Hey man, a couple of 9-point weeks, and I'm in there; and, I don't think I've reminded everybody, I'm the only player in CFL Pick 'Em history to have a 9-point week.

Yeah. That's right, bitches.

B.C. by 12 Gary by 15 Monty by 20 Peggy by 9

posted by The_Black_Hand at 09:48 AM on October 03, 2008

BC by 12 Calgary by 3 Montreal by 16 Edmonton by 10

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:24 AM on October 03, 2008

B.C. by 14 Calgary by 12 Montreal by 16 Winnipeg by 1

posted by Folkways at 11:56 AM on October 03, 2008

B.C. by 21 Calgary by 12 Montreal by 18 Edmonton by 9

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:07 PM on October 03, 2008

BC by 19 Calgary by 14 Montreal by 16 Winnipeg by 6

posted by Reever at 04:43 PM on October 03, 2008

Our former Prime Minister John Howard was well known for making the most boring speeches in Christendom. BC by 17. So it surprised me to learn this week that Stephen Harper has been accused of plagiarising from John Howard. Saskatchewan by 5. But then we heard that the particular speech (on the Iraq war) was probably written in the White House anyway. Montreal by 14. Which probably explains a whole lot of things. Edmonton by 12.

posted by owlhouse at 07:19 PM on October 03, 2008

I know this will register late, but I e-mailed the picks to Dr. John Evans several hours ago, and am only able to post them now.

BC by 20 Calgary by 4 Montreal by 8 Edmonton by 3

posted by JPR at 01:18 AM on October 04, 2008

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