September 17, 2009

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: Five Pick 'Em players are tied for second. Are you one of them? Find out as you make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 02:13 PM - 23 comments

Toronto wins an overtime thriller to draw even in the Labour Day Classic, while Calgary scores a last-minute touchdown to sweep. Montreal holds its own against the Lions, and Winnipeg, quite frankly, has looked better.

ResultToronto by 3Calgary by 1Montreal by 4Saskatchewan by 45
Margin of Error2 to 41 to 13 to 532 to 59

apoch jumps out to a two-point lead, but tied for second with 31 points are no fewer than FIVE SpoFites. Well, four SpoFites, and one TSN analyst.

SpoFiteHAM @ TORSCGY @ EDMSBC @ MTLSWPG @ SSKSPointsTotal Points
apoch 3 Montreal Saskatchewan 333
DrJohnEvans Montreal Saskatchewan 231
MrFrisby Calgary Montreal Saskatchewan 331
SchultzieToronto Montreal Saskatchewan 331
tommytrump Calgary Montreal Saskatchewan 331
j5vToronto4 Montreal Saskatchewan 431
Spitztengle Montreal Saskatchewan 230
rahilsulemanToronto Calgary Montreal Saskatchewan 429
Mave Montreal Saskatchewan 227
ReeverToronto Montreal Saskatchewan 326
BoKnows 3Calgary Montreal Saskatchewan 426
argoal Montreal Saskatchewan 225
owlhouseToronto Montreal 224
JPR Montreal Saskatchewan 222
WeedyMcSmokey Montreal 121
Ying Yang Mafia Saskatchewan 118
The_Black_Hand Montreal Saskatchewan 210

Some post-Labour Day intrigue as the scheduler mixes things up a bit.


Calgary @ Hamilton (Friday, September 18) Calgary may be a slight favourite, but the Ti-Cats shouldn't be underestimated as they look to rebound at home.

Toronto @ BC (Saturday, September 19) Toronto finally wins at home, and a less-than-consistent B.C. team may prove a good opportunity to start climbing out of the cellar. Don't bet the farm though.

Winnipeg @ Montreal (Sunday, September 20) Losing by 45 is tough. Losing by 45 and then going to play in Montreal is even tougher.

Edmonton @ Saskatchewan (Sunday, September 20) Edmonton will prove a tougher opponent than Michael Bishop And Friends, but Saskatchewan should still get the edge at home and make it three in a row off the bye.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:13 PM on September 17, 2009

The Spread:

Calgary -51/2

BC -71/2

Montreal -141/2

Saskatchewan -31/2

posted by Spitztengle at 02:53 PM on September 17, 2009

Schultzie's Picks:

Calgary by 4

BC by 9

Montreal by 9

Edmonton by 13

posted by Spitztengle at 02:55 PM on September 17, 2009

Hamilton by 5

Toronto by 6

Montreal by 25

Saskatchewan by 12

posted by Mave at 03:07 PM on September 17, 2009

Calgary by 14

British Columbia by 14

Montreal by 31

Saskatchewan by 7

posted by tommybiden at 03:44 PM on September 17, 2009

Calgary by 15

BC by 7

Montreal by 21

Edmonton by 3

posted by owlhouse at 07:52 PM on September 17, 2009

Hamilton by 7

Toronto by 13

Montreal by 4

Saskatchewan by 8

posted by apoch at 04:20 AM on September 18, 2009

Hamilton by 7 BC by 20 Montreal by 27 Edmonton by 7

posted by rahilsuleman at 04:26 AM on September 18, 2009

Calgary by 8 BC by 6 Montreal by 14 Saskatchewan by 10

posted by j5v at 11:06 AM on September 18, 2009

Burris to Copeland is one of the most dangerous tandems in the CFL (now or ever). I hate 'em I hate 'em I hate 'em (the Stamps), but god they can be a dangerous team. So can the boys from the Hammer though. They're Steeltown tough this year ... so this one could be a real grinder. Have to give the deeper arsenal the edge in this one though. I'll take Calgary by 12.

I think this is the one that Wally needs to sit alone atop the all-time wins column as a coach, no? And could he be any more fortunate than to have the lowly ArgoNOTS visiting BC Place? I think that even the fairweather BC fans will be on hand to see a victory in this one. He'll have the guys prepared for a desperate Toronto team. He is one of the greatest coaches ever afterall. Won't be without a few scares though, but in the end, BC by 10.

Bishop knows that his days are numbered. Ryan Dimwitty started the Grey Cup for the Bombers a couple years ago. Where is he now? I'll put him (Bishop) in the same class as Nealon Greene, Marcus Crandell, David Archer, and Kermit Bell (yes, Casey Printers too) ... "could have" been a decent QB in this league ... just never ended up that way. Madman Mike Kelly says that the 5th guy this season will take snaps from centre this week. There's the story right there. FredEx is gonna see a lot of touches this week to no avail. Montreal by 27.

Talkin' about quarterbacks, Durant is maturing the way a lot of the guys listed above only wish they could have. I like the guy. However, he is goin' up against the Great Ricky Ray. And yes, he is a great quarterback. The Double E had the west coast thang clickin' early in the first half last week, but the Stamps caught on to the timing/routes in the second. I'm betting that they're gonna have a much more diverse package ready by Sunday. Special teams (sans Action Jackson) are gonna be a bit more suspect, but there are still playmakers on the squad. Playin' at Mosaic ain't ever easy though. And they did steal one from the Riders there last time out. The only things that let me think that pickin' the EE this week isn't just from my heart are that Schultzie has this as his blowout of the week, and the heartbreak at the hands of the Stamps in Commonwealth last week is something that a coach like Richie Hall is gonna make sure the boys are bounced back from. This way, my early season predictions can continue to play out: BC and Saskatchewan doggin' it out for third (and the crossover ... 'cause yes, there will be a crossover). Call me crazy, but I'll take Edmonton by 18.

posted by Spitztengle at 11:06 AM on September 18, 2009

BC over Tor by 8

Calgary over Ticats (could be close though) by 6

Mtl over Win by 15

Sask over Edm by 6

posted by JPR at 11:13 AM on September 18, 2009

Calgary by 7

Toronto by 4

Montreal by 21

Saskatchewan by 8

posted by Reever at 11:47 AM on September 18, 2009

I'm somewhat amused that Perry Lefko (Sportsnet) celebrates his "peerless" prediction record, which is an impressive 28-12, since without picking the spread he would only have a mere 28 points here at SpoFi--good only for 9th place at the moment.

"I'm leading all public prognosticators and leaving my critics ... feeling toothless," he says. Guess he's not counting SpoFi pickers as "public" prognosticators, hey?

posted by Spitztengle at 03:19 PM on September 18, 2009

Calgary by 3

Toronto by 7

Montreal by 21

Edmonton by 10

posted by BoKnows at 03:24 PM on September 18, 2009

Cal by 6

Crap, just when Argos get a needed win then they play in BC where they have not won in numerous years. This could also be a pivotal game IF there is a crossover come playoff time. Reluctantly, BC by 8. GO AARRRRRRGGGGOOOOSSSSS !!!

Mont by 9

Sask by 3

posted by argoal at 04:07 PM on September 18, 2009

I had my fingers up her... Hamilton by 3 Country music played on the radio, so I turned it off BC by 11 We walked down to the water Montreal by 24 As she grabbed on to my honker Saskatchewan by 9 A wave swept us away

posted by MrFrisby at 04:31 PM on September 18, 2009

Calgary by 3
B.C. by 10
Montreal by 15
Saskatchewan by 6

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:35 PM on September 18, 2009

Calgary by 2 B.C. by 10 Montreal by 22 Saskatchewan by 8

posted by DrJohnEvans at 07:36 PM on September 18, 2009

I just want you all to know, that I have no chance of winning, and am a total quitter. *taps out*

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:00 PM on September 18, 2009

Oh stop! You're just being a p*ssy, man up!

posted by MrFrisby at 03:23 AM on September 19, 2009

Toronto by 9 Montreal by 17 Saskatchewan by 8

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:28 PM on September 19, 2009

And this just ain't the Double E fan in me talkin' ... but is there a more exciting team in this league right now? What'd Richie Hall call 'em? Cardiac Kids.

posted by Spitztengle at 11:30 PM on September 20, 2009

Week 13 post will be up tomorrow morning! I promise.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:16 AM on September 24, 2009

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