November 05, 2008

CFL Pick 'Em, Playoff Edition: Were you wistfully checking the CFL Pick 'Em standings all summer, wishing you could play? Or maybe you're looking for revenge/continuity after a disappointing/excellent regular season? Either way, here's your chance as the CFL heads into the playoffs. We begin anew and it's anyone's game. Make your picks inside.


Edmonton @ Winnipeg (Saturday, November 8)

Edmonton gets an automatic nod for coming out of the strong West division and crossing over to the East playoffs: they're 10-8 on the season compared to Winnipeg's 8-10. But is momentum a concern? Ignoring last week's win against Montreal's backups, Edmonton hasn't won in anger in almost a month, and those games include a couple of disheartening losses that removed them from contention in the West. Add to that the Esks' 3-6 road record, and the fact that Winnipeg has won three out of four, and you may think about tightening the spread a bit. East Semi Preview »


B.C. @ Saskatchewan (Saturday, November 8)

Weeks and weeks of a Western stalemate finally comes down to this. Saskatchewan had a hot start, but injuries and inconsistency made the second half rough for them. B.C. stumbled out of the gate, but the defence found its groove and the offence scored just enough to get the team back on its feet. B.C.'s mean defence will be a tough challenge for Saskatchewan's QB rotation, but the Riders' home field crowd should make sure that it works the other way 'round. The weather is sunny and clear, but Prairie winds will make this no picnic for kickers. Look for this to be a grind-it-out, low-scoring game. West Semi Preview »


Pick the kicker who will score the most points for his team. 2008 CFL Kicking Stats »

Total points available: 3 (East semi) + 3 (West semi) + 1 (Bonus) = 7

Here are the picking rules, which are still a little mangled from the Great SpoFi Switcheroo. Basically, just pick a winner and a spread, and ask me any questions if you have them.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:26 PM - 17 comments

Edmonton by 16 British Columbia by 8

Noel Prefontaine, because I like him, I really really like him.

posted by tommybiden at 07:28 PM on November 05, 2008

Edmonton by 12. BC by 7.

McCallum, because I've never heard of him.

posted by owlhouse at 07:37 PM on November 05, 2008

Edmonton by 10 BC by 21

Prefontaine - because TT really, really likes him.

And I guess David Duval wasn't getting it done on the Tour, so it's CFL kicking for him now. Who knew?

posted by BoKnows at 07:47 PM on November 05, 2008

Edmonton by 4 Saskatchewan by 10


posted by apoch at 04:56 AM on November 06, 2008

I'm voting for entertainment.

Edmonton by 7 Saskatchewan by 3

Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuca Congi, who is more dependable than any of Saskatchewan's quarterbacks.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:10 PM on November 06, 2008


Paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaul McCallum, McCallum

posted by Folkways at 06:21 PM on November 06, 2008

Edmonton by 10 BC by 7

Luca Congi.

posted by dfleming at 07:29 PM on November 06, 2008

For the playoffs I'm going to ask my 6 year old son which team he likes better (he doesn't know that there is a difference between the CFL, the NFL, or the Arena League). I will then ask him to pick a number between 0 and 21. And then I will ask him which name he likes best for the kicker selection. And now, the results:

Edmonton by 20 (yeesh) Saskatchewan by 2

Congi ("That's a funny name!")

posted by THX-1138 at 07:37 PM on November 06, 2008

Since I did so well on my own during the regular season, I got some advice.My 9 year old (who doesn't know that there is a CFL) has told me to pick

Winnipeg 16 B.C. 8


posted by Monica Poland at 10:54 PM on November 06, 2008

Winnipeg by 5 Saskatchewan by 3

posted by Anaconda at 04:10 PM on November 07, 2008

Edmonton by 16 Saskatchewan by 6


posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:00 PM on November 07, 2008

Winnipeg by 6 Saskatchewan by 4

Bonus: Congi - He's been on fire...

posted by Reever at 12:05 PM on November 08, 2008

Winnipeg by 4 Saskatchewan by 7

Bonus - Congi

posted by JPR at 12:27 PM on November 08, 2008

Whew ... made it in under the wire ...

EE by 3. Might as well keep it exciting since they had to go all the way east for this game.

Saskatchewan's unbelievable start to the season was a long time ago. The Leos are rounding in to true Buono form just at the right time. Sorry Rider Nation ... no repeat opportunity this year. BC by 12.

posted by Spitztengle at 12:47 PM on November 08, 2008

Oh ... yeah .. but Congi will kick all he needs to get me a point this round.

posted by Spitztengle at 12:48 PM on November 08, 2008

Eddie by 9 Sassy by 12 Congi

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:22 PM on November 08, 2008

Whew ... made it in under the wire ...


posted by MrFrisby at 08:26 PM on November 08, 2008

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