November 03, 2008

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings: tommytrump finishes off his victory run with a big week to leave no questions about the legitimacy of his championship. Congratulations!

Toronto's last feeble gasp is snuffed out by Saskatchewan, which comes from behind to put the pressure on B.C. in Calgary. The Lions can't quite get it together, though, and end up losing to the Stamps' second-stringers. Edmonton beats up on Marcus Brady, and Winnipeg gets back on their feet and denies Hamilton a third-place finish.

ResultSaskatchewan by 7Edmonton by 23Winnipeg by14Calgary by 11
Margin of Error5 to 916 to 3010 to 188 to 14

tommytrump finishes off with a monster 7-point week, extending his margin of victory to a decisive eight points. Congratulations, tommy!

At the other end, Monica makes it interesting with six points of her own, but it's not quite enough to catch Anaconda, and Monica takes home a deserving Costanza Award.

SpoFiteSSK @ TORSMTL @ EDMSHAM @ WPGSBC @ CGYSPointsTotal Points
tommytrumpSaskatchewan Edmonton Winnipeg11Calgary11768
owlhouse Edmonton Winnipeg17 360
JPRSaskatchewan8Edmonton Calgary 460
MrFrisbySaskatchewan Edmonton 259
Ying Yang MafiaSaskatchewan Winnipeg Calgary 359
DrJohnEvansSaskatchewan9 258
Spitztengle Edmonton Winnipeg Calgary11558
ReeverSaskatchewan Calgary11456
BoKnowsSaskatchewan Calgary 252
The_Black_HandSaskatchewan Edmonton Winnipeg10 451
apoch 050
NoMichSaskatchewan 148
Folkways Winnipeg Calgary 247
AnacondaSaskatchewan Edmonton Winnipeg Calgary 445
Monica PolandSaskatchewan9Edmonton Winnipeg11Calgary 643

Huge thanks to everyone for playing along all season. This has become one of the annual highlights of my summer, and it's your weekly picks that make it all possible. Thank you!

(Don't go away, though: we'll be starting a new pick 'em for the CFL playoffs. I'll try to get the first post up tomorrow. Keep an eye out!)

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:35 PM - 12 comments

Thanks Dr J, another wonderful job, and fun as always. Congrats, tommy and Monica.

And I've still never seen a single minute of a CFL game either live or on TV.

posted by owlhouse at 03:47 PM on November 03, 2008

Thanks Dr. J. Maybe next year, I can actually watch a game (or at least a highlight) and do better. Good job to all of you. Great job Tommy.

posted by Monica Poland at 04:34 PM on November 03, 2008

Congrats tommy. I'm already looking forward to the Playoff Pick'Em.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:48 PM on November 03, 2008

Well done, tommy! And way to earn the Costanza, Monica! I think my blind fandom of the Edmonton Eskimos earned me one of those a while back too. DJE, once again, thank you thank you thank you!

Good luck all in the playoff pick 'em!

posted by Spitztengle at 08:31 PM on November 03, 2008

And the defending champion (me) misses the podium by one freaking point. Even worse, I have to share fourth place, with a teenager. ;) (Hey YYM, at least the recent server move won't allow us to update our mediocrity in our profile.)

Big congrats to Tommy and Monica, well done! And of course, a big thanks to the good Doc. Bring on the playoffs!

posted by MrFrisby at 08:43 PM on November 03, 2008

A rousing "Woot" of congratulations to those who won, those who lost, and those who actually finished this effer during the great site revamp of 2008. Speaking for myself, I was just too pissy about the change to continue on. My picking style was unsustainable anyway.

And of course, thanks to Dr JE, a true doctor among men.

posted by THX-1138 at 12:58 AM on November 04, 2008

Gracias, herr doktor. Man, that week off that I took really hurt my chances for first place. it didn't, I sucked throughout. Oh well, it was fun anyway. And I wish at least Versus would start showing CFL games.

posted by NoMich at 08:22 AM on November 04, 2008

Thank you for the congrats. I had more fun than a barrel of monkeys making my picks and reading the posts.

A special tip of the cap to owlhouse and MrFrisby for the chuckles your comments brought to me, and I'm sure others as well.

Wow, my first Sportsfilter contest, and my first trophy. Woo Hoo !! I'm goin' to Disneyland !!

I couldn't have done it alone. Well, I suppose I could have, but it wouldn't have been near as much fun.

A huge thank you to DrJohn for all his efforts with the standings and the updates.

It's fun to be in the Locker Room with the cool kids, I feel like I'm part of the gang now.

posted by tommybiden at 10:10 AM on November 04, 2008

Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back there, Sally Field.

Thanks again, Doc. You've had the most profound impact on my life of anybody or anything in Canada. And, congratulations to me for finishing my furious end-of-the-season blitz, to beat Apoch by one point.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:05 PM on November 04, 2008

Curse my stupid strategy of picking against Tommy two weeks in a row, what was I thinking?

Thanks DJE, it was fun as always.

posted by apoch at 05:34 AM on November 05, 2008

Congrats TT. Thanks DrJ.

posted by BoKnows at 10:40 AM on November 05, 2008

Even worse, I have to share fourth place, with a teenager. ;) (Hey YYM, at least the recent server move won't allow us to update our mediocrity in our profile.)

Well it could be worse, you could have been beaten by kid. I hope the customization comes back soon though, I haven't updated it in a while.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:07 AM on November 06, 2008

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