October 20, 2009

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 17: Threes rule the day, so if you picked any spreads between two and four, crack open a can of '67 and wince your way to the top. Do what you gotta do and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:11 PM - 17 comments

Everybody wins by three: Edmonton, Montreal, and B.C.. But not in Calgary. Nobody wins in Calgary.

ResultEdmonton by 3TieMontreal by 3B.C. by 3
Margin of Error2 to 40 to 02 to 42 to 4

MrFrisby nails the Edmonton spread to close to within one point of j5v, while apoch puts together four points of his own to keep the third-place race interesting.

SpoFiteEDM @ TOrSSSK @ CGYSHAM @ MTLSBC @ WPGSPointsTotal Points
j5vEdmonton Montreal B.C. 355
MrFrisbyEdmonton3 Montreal 454
apochEdmonton Montreal4B.C. 448
DrJohnEvansEdmonton Montreal B.C. 348
rahilsulemanEdmonton4 Montreal 3448
owlhouseEdmonton Montreal 246
SchultzieEdmonton Montreal 244
tommytrumpEdmonton Montreal B.C. 344
argoalEdmonton Montreal 242
ReeverEdmonton Montreal 242
SpitztengleEdmonton Montreal B.C. 342
JPREdmonton Montreal 241
Mave Montreal 139
Ying Yang MafiaEdmonton Montreal 3334
The_Black_HandEdmonton Montreal 3323

Nothing is settled in the West as all four teams are separated by only three points.


Hamilton @ Toronto (Friday, October 23) Toronto is done, but Hamilton's fighting to avoid being crossed over. The Ti-Cats have more to play for, but they're stuck in a tough four-game losing streak.

Edmonton @ Calgary (Friday, October 23) Calgary's still got a piece of the division lead, but have been struggling with consistency. And a win would put the Eskimoes within a point of the Stamps.

Montreal @ Winnipeg (Saturday, October 24) Montreal's QB and MVP Anthony Calvillo left last week's game early with tightening in his calf. Does Montreal do the smart thing and rest him? That's really the only way Winnipeg can hope to win.

B.C. @ Saskatchewan (Saturday, October 24) Saskatchewan has to be the favourite at home, but B.C.'s been playing a scrappy sort of ball to stay very much in contention, and could definitely be a sexy underdog pick.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:11 PM on October 20, 2009

Hamilton by 17

Calgary by 17

Montreal by 15

Saskatchewan by 13

posted by tommybiden at 10:40 PM on October 20, 2009

Toronto by 3 Edmonton by 10 Winnipeg by 7 Saskatchewan by 17

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:22 PM on October 20, 2009

Hamilton by 10 Edmonton by 8 Winnipeg by 5 BC by 8

posted by apoch at 05:54 AM on October 21, 2009

Damn that stupid fortune teller. Only 2 points last week. Teach me to trust some bald celibate dude with an orange robe. Toronto by 11. Probably a Denver Broncos fan, anyway. Edmonton by 3. In contrast, this week's tips are supplied by the local military commander, with whom I had lunch last Friday. Montreal by 17. We talked about drug smuggling, spying, nuclear secrets and the chances of the Rough Riders. BC by 5. As you do.

posted by owlhouse at 06:15 AM on October 21, 2009

Schultzie thinks this week is going to play out like this:

Hamilton adds to the Argo misery and wins by 5. Calgary takes it by 10. Montreal ekes one out by 2. And then Saskatchewan defends home turf by 10 points.

posted by Spitztengle at 11:56 AM on October 21, 2009


Hamilton by three-and-a-half

Calgary by five-and-a-half



posted by Spitztengle at 02:43 AM on October 22, 2009

High-strung girl, gotta sing for your supper
Hamilton by 12
Ten feet tall, best get you down to size
Calgary by 7
Now I don't know what makes you think you're so special
Montreal by 9
See, someday soon, you're gonna realize
Saskatchewan by 3

posted by MrFrisby at 01:11 PM on October 22, 2009

Toronto by 12
Calgary by 7
Montreal by 14
Saskatchewan by 8

posted by Mave at 04:08 PM on October 22, 2009

H... h... h... hamilton by 7. Calgary by 4 Montreal by 13 Saskatchewan by 14

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:39 PM on October 22, 2009

Hamilton by 10

Calgary by 3

Montreal by 14

Saskatchewan by 4

posted by JPR at 12:00 AM on October 23, 2009

Hamilton by 7

Calgary by 6

Montreal by 8

Saskatchewan by 4

posted by Reever at 12:02 AM on October 23, 2009

Hamilton @ Toronto (Friday, October 23) - Hamilton by 7

Edmonton @ Calgary (Friday, October 23) - Calgary by 14

Montreal @ Winnipeg (Saturday, October 24) - Montreal by 21

B.C. @ Saskatchewan (Saturday, October 24) - BC by 9

posted by rahilsuleman at 01:11 AM on October 23, 2009

ugh! hami by 8. GO ARGOS! KICK BUTT!!

cal by 11

mont by 13

sask by 11

posted by argoal at 11:21 AM on October 23, 2009

Updated PointSpreads:

Hamilton by 3hree-and-a-half

Calgary by 5ive-and-a-half

Montreal by 4our-and-a-half

Saskatchewan by 5ive-and-a-half.

posted by Spitztengle at 12:19 PM on October 23, 2009

I know KG had a stellar week last week to lead the Ticats to a win, but I'm gonna need an upset or two this week if I'm gonna make up any ground on all y'all whatsoever. And, in reality, I do think that Toronto might be ready to put one in the W column. They got the no-passing-TDs monkey off their backs last week. And I am ever-faithful that pro athletes, no matter how bad the record, don't just "mail it in" as the season winds down. If there's a team to get up for, it's their rival Tabbies. Toronto by 4.

Speaking of upsets, this Battle of Alberta also has the makings for a real possibility. The Double E have looked bad offensively as of late, but at some point, they're gonna click again. Stamps were just in a gunslinger battle last week. And while they're motivated to peak as they are set to host the Grey Cup ... the Esks are battling for their playoff lives. Of course, betting with my heart instead of my head usually bites me in the ass, but this week I've GOTTA go with the Green & Gold! Edmonton by 7.

Uh oh ... now that I've got on the "pick some upsets" groove, would I dare pick the Bombers to do it to the Als? While I won't put it out of the realm of possibility, I do think that the Als are a better football club, even if they rest some of their starters. Frankly, it's long overdue for some of those guys to take a breather (ya hear me, AC?). It could be a close one if they do though ... but close to the Als means something different than close to other squads. Montreal by 13.

This is how the west was won. An EE win in Calgary this week, and a Rider win over the Lions ... Riders win the west, and the Lions finish last. Still a couple games to play that could affect this, but that's my prediction right now anyway ... and probably not far off from the one that started this season. Yeah, Saskatchewan wins this one by 7.

posted by Spitztengle at 01:24 PM on October 23, 2009

Hamilton by 6 Calgary by 9 Montreal by 8 Sask by 10

posted by j5v at 02:11 PM on October 23, 2009

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