October 23, 2008

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 18: Second-last week! Keep up that jostling! Nothing is settled yet! At least, nothing west of Brandon, MB. Make your picks inside.

The CFL seems to be saving its most entertaining moments for last. B.C. takes out Edmonton, and wins by enough to ensure a victory in the season seriesa point which could easily come into play. Montreal puts Toronto out of its misery. Calgary rolls at home, hanging onto that first-round bye. And Saskatchewan almost gets knocked out of the race by Hamilton, but gears up and comes from behind to hang onto the second-place tie.

ResultB.C. by 15Montreal by 9Calgary by 21Saskatchewan by 1
Margin of Error11 to 206 to 1215 to 271 to 1

tommy rebounds with a fine five-point week to put some much-needed distance between himself and owlhouse. Contention for the Costanza is vicious as well: Monica rings up four points, but Anaconda nails the Montreal spread to increase the margin to three points. Also, some nut lucked into an eight-point week.

SpoFiteBC @ EDMSMTL @ TORSWPG @ CGYSHAM @ SSKSPointsTotal Points
tommytrumpB.C. Montreal Calgary16Saskatchewan 558
owlhouse Montreal Calgary Saskatchewan 355
JPRB.C. Montreal10Calgary 455
MrFrisbyB.C.12Montreal Calgary24Saskatchewan 654
Ying Yang MafiaB.C. Montreal Calgary Saskatchewan 453
DrJohnEvansB.C. Montreal10Calgary16Saskatchewan1853
Spitztengle Calgary Saskatchewan 251
MrFrisby 048
Reever Montreal Calgary Saskatchewan 348
BoKnows Montreal Calgary Saskatchewan 346
The_Black_Hand Montreal Saskatchewan 245
NoMich Montreal Saskatchewan 244
Folkways 042
Anaconda Montreal3Calgary Saskatchewan 538
Monica PolandB.C. Montreal Calgary Saskatchewan 435

Almost every game this week features a team with something to play for. Almost. Also, the playoff situation in the West is pretty convoluted, so bear with me here.


Calgary @ Hamilton (Friday, October 24)
Hamilton looked pretty good last week, eh? But Calgary won its season series with both B.C. and Saskatchewan, which means that a win this week clinches first place and avoids making next week's B.C. match-up more meaningful than they want it to be.

Edmonton @ Saskatchewan (Saturday, October 25)
Both of these teams are still in the mix, but they've both been maddeningly inconsistent in the second half. Chances are good that the loser this week does the crossover dance, so make this a big coin toss.

Toronto @ B.C. (Saturday, October 25)
B.C.'s been looking good, and are still in the race for first. Toronto's been looking miserable. That probably won't change.

Winnipeg @ Montreal (Sunday, October 26)
Both teams have clinched their respective playoff berths and should theoretically have nothing left to play for. Except that Montreal doesn't seem to be capable of taking their foot off the gas.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 02:58 PM - 19 comments

Have I been kicked out of the pool?

posted by apoch at 03:36 PM on October 23, 2008

Sorry apoch, we took a vote, and......

posted by tommybiden at 04:01 PM on October 23, 2008

Calgary by 26 Edmonton by 4 British Columbia by 19 Montreal by 4

posted by tommybiden at 04:13 PM on October 23, 2008

Calgary by 13 Saskatchewan by 23 Toronto by 12 Montreal by 9

posted by Folkways at 04:26 PM on October 23, 2008

My daughter and I were in the local second hand music shop in Hornsby yesterday. Calgary by 17. They have a range of hard to find CDs from Australia and around the world. Edmonton by 11. She was particularly taken by a CD of emo/garage/skate/punk from an alternative youth radio station from up your way. It was red and white, and labelled 'Buy Canadian'. BC by 5. WE put it on the player in the car on the way home. So now she knows what it feels like to be young and disaffected in Toronto, as well as young and disaffected in Sydney. Montreal by 9.

posted by owlhouse at 05:04 PM on October 23, 2008

Uuhhh...Why is this on the front page? Dildos on the ice again?

posted by NoMich at 05:30 PM on October 23, 2008

Calgary by 9 Edmonton by 1 B.C. by 8 Montreal by 9

posted by Anaconda at 07:40 PM on October 23, 2008

Sorry, apoch, the second MrFrisby is actually you.

Hey neat, we're both in the Locker Room and on the front page.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 07:51 PM on October 23, 2008

Can't I be the first MrFrisby? Please?

Hamilton by 9 Saskatchewan by 4 Toronto by 5 Winnipeg by 14

posted by apoch at 08:46 PM on October 23, 2008

Calgary by 21 Edmonton by 2 British Columbia by 12 Montreal by 7

posted by Monica Poland at 09:36 PM on October 23, 2008

Calgary by 14 Edmonton by 3 B.C. by 28 Montreal 14

posted by BoKnows at 10:21 PM on October 23, 2008

Calgary by 10 Edmonton by 6 B.C. by 10 Montreal 14

posted by NoMich at 10:37 PM on October 23, 2008

Calgary by 13 Saskatchewan by 3 BC by 15 Montreal by 8

posted by Reever at 11:40 PM on October 23, 2008

Calgary by 16 Saskatchewan by 6 BC by 15 Montreal by 3

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:54 AM on October 24, 2008

Can't I be the first MrFrisby? Please?

There can be only ONE!

And when I shoulda been gone a long time Calgary by 7 Laughs and says, I find ways Saskatchewan by 4 Just when we're sheltered under paper B.C. by 15 The rockets come at us sideways Montreal by 12

posted by MrFrisby at 03:14 PM on October 24, 2008

Calgary by 21 Edmonton by 7 B.C. by 28 Montreal by 33

posted by DrJohnEvans at 03:20 PM on October 24, 2008


Hammy by 4 Sassy by 6 B.C. by 12 Monty by 9

posted by The_Black_Hand at 09:16 PM on October 24, 2008

JPR couldn't get to a computer last night, but he emailed his picks for the rest of the weekend to me:

Edmonton by 5 BC by 3 Montreal by 7

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:20 PM on October 25, 2008

Um, yeah, I apparently couldn't get to a computer in time to submit the one sure-win pick of the week???

Nicely done last week, DJE! 8pts has to set or tie a record, no?

Anyway ... for the remaining three games:

Who's gonna crossover? Saskatchewan, that's who. The EE are just a better ball club. Wind will surely be a factor though, so Cates (he's listed as in the lineup this week) should be an impact player for the Riders. It'll be a close (and likely low-scoring) one ... Edmonton by 3.

The Don stays winless this season as Wally chases the all-time win record. BC by 10.

Hmmm ... Winny will likely try to send a message this week. Montreal really doesn't have anything to play for. Yes, they do like to keep the foot on the gas, but they can also fall asleep at the wheel too. This is a tough one, but I'll go against the majority and say that the Bombers steal one here. Winnipeg by 8.

posted by Spitztengle at 05:18 PM on October 25, 2008

You're not logged in. Please log in or register.