October 13, 2010

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 16: East sweeps West! Home splits home! Other hackneyed sports phrases! Give it a hundred and ten percent and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 05:31 PM - 17 comments

Is this a first? Every single team ends up splitting their home-and-home. Hamilton takes care of business, Toronto shocks the Rider faithful, Montreal puts another question mark in Calgary's supposed dominance, and Winnipeg turns the tables on B.C.

ResultHamilton by 25Toronto by 5Montreal by 27Winnipeg by 12
Margin of Error18 to 334 to 719 to 358 to 16

bender puts together a very handsome seven-point week, but is it too late? tommytrump sure hopes so.

SpoFiteEDM @ HAMSTOR @ SSKSCGY @ MTLSBC @ WPGSPointsTotal Points
tommytrumpHamilton Montreal 251
argoalHamilton Winnipeg 248
WeedyMcSmokeyHamilton 148
JPRHamilton Montreal 247
benderHamilton 5Montreal27Winnipeg11743
DrJohnEvansHamilton Montreal21 341
rahilsulemanHamilton20 Montreal Winnipeg 440
SpitztengleHamilton 140
Ying Yang Mafia Montreal 139
apoch 038
ReeverHamilton 138
SchultzieHamilton Montreal Winnipeg 337
cixelsyd 035
owlhouse Montreal Winnipeg 234

The playoffs are in sight and it's time to get down to business in your division.


Hamilton @ Toronto (Friday, October 15) Here's the biggest story in the CFL: the resurgent Argos and plucky Ti-Cats fighting for the home playoff game. Hamilton's already won the season series, so a tie in the standings simply will not do for the Argos.

Edmonton @ B.C. (Saturday, October 16) It's desparation time in Edmonton—one game back of the Lions, this is pretty much their last chance at a playoff spot. How's that for motivation?

Winnipeg @ Montreal (Sunday, October 17) Montreal has a playoff berth clinched and can likely cruise into yet another division title, while Winnipeg is fighting for crossover scraps. But the Alouettes are never one to rest their regulars, especially at home.

Calgary @ Saskatchewan (Sunday, October 17) "Consistency is all I ask!" The once-gaping Calgary lead has shrunk to this: a Riders win puts these two teams in a tie for first.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 05:31 PM on October 13, 2010

Schultzie had a three-point week last week to distance himself from the Costanza lead ... can he get some breathing room this week? Guess we'll find out.

Hamilton by 1
BC by 5
Montreal by 6
Saskatchewan by 2

posted by Spitztengle at 05:51 PM on October 13, 2010

SportSelect has the spreads set at:

HAM -0.5
BC -4.5
MTL -12.5
SK -1.5

posted by Spitztengle at 05:53 PM on October 13, 2010

Hamilton by 15

Edmonton by 11

Montreal by 17

Calgary by 3

posted by tommybiden at 05:59 PM on October 13, 2010

Toronto by 8

BC by 4

Montreal by 18

Sassy-katchy-place by 3

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 07:06 PM on October 13, 2010

Toronto by 17 BC by 3 Montreal by 18 Saskatchewan by 6

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:56 PM on October 13, 2010

Last week I went to the local bulimia sufferers convention. Toronto by 7. They had lots of food and drink. Edmonton by 7. But the highlight came at the end of the night. Montreal by 14. That was when the cake jumped out of a girl. Calgary by 7.

posted by owlhouse at 10:42 PM on October 13, 2010

Hamilton by 5

BC by 4

Montreal by 10

Sask by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 03:59 PM on October 14, 2010

I dunno ... the Argos had a little something extra in 'em last week. And while I would like to see them continue to roll with that (I am one of those who think that a strong Toronto team is good for the league), this is the CFL, and consistency week-to-week is kind of like Jekyll and Hyde. Hamilton is no different though, so their easy win over Edmonton doesn't really convince me they're gonna rock this week either. Coin toss on this one: Hamilton by 3. I won't be surprised if some of the Jim Barker/Mike O'Shea shenanigans and trick plays prove the difference in this one though ... that's the CFL I love.

My goodness, you'd think that neither of these teams is really interested in the playoffs. Just when they seem to be getting straightened out, they nosedive for no good reason. As an Esks fan, I'm hoping that the release of Casey Printers hasn't somehow rallied the Lions. And goddammit, as an Esks fan, I am due to actually see them win one. I'm missing another good social opportunity just to be able to watch this one on TV, so dammit, fellas ... win one for me, will ya? EE by 11.

What a great win by the Bombers last week. That was classic stuff---great CFL football. But the Bombers are the Bombers, and the Larks are the Larks. At this point in the season, we'll see just how much better the Als are than those the bombers in blue. Montreal by 17.

Grey Cup tickets are like stocks at the moment. Season ticket holders are listing tickets for as high as $1499 in my section. Others are just hoping to make a little profit. If Calgary is in it, I think face value will be the top dollar. If the Riders are in it ... well, their (long-time) fans have always been willing to pay more than just dollars. I talked about Jekyll and Hyde earlier ... Hank or Frank might be a more contemporary reference. They've split this season series so far I think ... so I might just have to give the nod to the home squad this week. Keep those GC ticket-sellers hopes up. Green Riders by 6.

posted by Spitztengle at 10:36 AM on October 15, 2010

Toronto by 3

BC by 7

Montreal by 16

Calgary by 6

posted by Reever at 12:28 PM on October 15, 2010

Hamilton by 5

Edmonton by 4

Montreal by 13

Calgary by 5

posted by JPR at 12:29 PM on October 15, 2010

Toronto by 7
BC by 13
Montreal by 4
Saskatchewan by 17

posted by bender at 12:57 PM on October 15, 2010

Hamilton by 10
B.C. by 3
Montreal by 16
Saskatchewan by 1 (OT!!!!)

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:21 PM on October 15, 2010

Argos by 2

BC by 9

Montrea by 12

Sasky by 2

posted by argoal at 03:03 PM on October 15, 2010

Argos by 8 BC by 10 Montreal by 18 Sask by 4

posted by rahilsuleman at 06:10 PM on October 15, 2010

So far this weekend [CFL.ca Scores]:

HAM 30 - TOR 3
EE 31 - BC 28
WIN 19 - MON 22
and in Saskatchewan, the Stamps are clawing their way back into the first half after being down 14-0 with 10 unanswered points.

posted by Spitztengle at 05:22 PM on October 17, 2010

CAL 34 - SK 26 [Recap]

posted by Spitztengle at 10:22 PM on October 17, 2010

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