October 20, 2010

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 17: Close games across the board mean that we may, just may, have a challenger for the title. Is it you? Spell "irregardless" and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:39 PM - 24 comments

Nailbiters! Edmonton edges B.C. in overtime, Montreal gets it done at home against Winnipeg, and Calgary pulls off the comeback in Saskatchewan.

Oh yeah, and Toronto-Hamilton... was NOT a nailbiter.

ResultHamilton by 27Edmonton by 3Montreal by 3Calgary by 8
Margin of Error19 to 352 to 42 to 46 to 10

JPR's five-point surge moves him into second place, but tommytrump keeps pace with four points. It's not over yet though—JPR has three weeks to make up three points.

SpoFiteHAM @ TORSEDM @ BCSWPG @ MTLSCGY @ SSKSPointsTotal Points
tommytrumpHamilton Edmonton Montreal Calgary 455
JPRHamilton Edmonton4Montreal Calgary 552
argoal Montreal 149
WeedyMcSmokey Montreal 149
bender Montreal4 245
DrJohnEvansHamilton 3Montreal 344
SpitztengleHamilton Edmonton Montreal 343
rahilsuleman Montreal 141
Reever Montreal Calgary6341
Ying Yang Mafia 3Montreal 241
SchultzieHamilton Montreal 139
apoch 038
owlhouse Edmonton Montreal Calgary7438
cixelsydHamilton Montreal 237

You'd think that by this point in the season, I'd have at least an inkling of what's going on. Nope. Not even close.


Montreal @ Hamilton (Friday, October 22) Montreal's clinched the division title, while Hamilton is still fighting for a home playoff game. I don't think Montreal will field a complete team of scrubs, but Hamilton definitely has more to play for.

B.C @ Calgary (Friday, October 22) Calgary needs another win to clich the division, but B.C. is fighting for their playoff lives. Does desperation trump pedigree?

Toronto @ Winnipeg (Saturday, October 22) Toronto isn't mathematically relegated to third place yet, but having lost the season series against Hamilton, they might as well be. Call this a pride game.

Saskatchewan @ Edmonton (Saturday, October 22) The Riders are still in the chase for first, but Edmonton has won three of four to put together a nice late-season surge. Still—who knows?

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:39 PM on October 20, 2010

Is this like golf where the lowest score plays first?

Montreal by 10

Calgary by 14

Winnipeg by 10

Saskatchewan by 14

posted by cixelsyd at 12:29 AM on October 21, 2010

Your honour, I believe.

Montreal by 7

BC by 7

Winnipeg by 14

Edmonton by 7

posted by owlhouse at 03:27 AM on October 21, 2010

Montreal by 3

Calgary by 9

Winnipeg by 6

Saskatchewan by 8

posted by tommybiden at 01:01 PM on October 21, 2010


MTL -2.5
CGY -9.5
WPG -5.5
SK -2.5

posted by Spitztengle at 05:16 PM on October 21, 2010

Schultzie says:

Hamilton by 1
Calgary by 10
Winnipeg by 7
Saskatchewan by 1

posted by Spitztengle at 05:19 PM on October 21, 2010

Montreal by 21 BC by 3 Winnipeg by 17 Saskatchewan by 18

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:08 PM on October 21, 2010

I'm gonna have to agree with Schultzie's prediction in this first game. If the Hammer is gonna take one off the Als, it's gotta be this one at home. In what very well could be a preview of the Eastern Final, the Tabbies gotta know they can be in the hunt. TiCats by 3. Although, in all likelihood, Calvillo, et al will steamroll over the 'cats in this one, but a guy can hope for something other than another Montreal appearance at Grey Cup, can't he?

The one time I'm gonna cheer for the Stamps over the Lions just might be in this game. If the EE are gonna have any hope at all of making the playoffs, they're gonna need help from the teams that play the Lions. In all honesty, however, the Leos can do some damage. Depending on whether Hank or Frank is in at QB for Cowtown, this could be a coin-toss. Nah, PointSpread is almost double-digits. I'll run with that and pray for the Double E's playoff chances to stay alive. Damn Stampeders by 17. Interesting addition to the Stamps roster (special teams only apparently) is Jesse Lumsden.

One of my co-workers is a Bomber fan. He's been a real asset to have around me at this time of year. He grumbles about how the Bombers always find a way to let it go when they have a win in their grasp. On the other side of that, I've been pretty open all year about wanting a stronger squad to emerge out of Toronto for the health of the league. Looking at the last few weeks ahead, the Argos face the juggernaut Als twice. So they're gonna need a win this week. So sorry, Arch. While I'd love to see your Bombers pull one out here, I think that the Argos are gonna need it more. Argonauts by 4. Wonder what the O'Shea-Barker rinky-dink playbook has in store for us this week?

Oh, Football Gods: While the chorus singing Green is the Colour is probably far more pleasing to the ear than the Bryan Hall-led Eskimo Fight Song, please hear me on this one. We're hosting the Grey Cup in Edmonton this year. Please let this game be a clear sign of whether or not we'll be able to gel at the right time and actually have a hope of playing in it. If it's not to be, make this one a clear sign of that.

The pick from my heart is Edmonton by 100, but in reality, I'm thinking it'll be Riders by 18.

posted by Spitztengle at 08:22 AM on October 22, 2010

Did I say 18? What kind of Superfan am I? Make that Riders by 5.

posted by Spitztengle at 08:46 AM on October 22, 2010

Hamilton by 7
Calgary by 26
Winnipeg by 12
Edmonton by 3

posted by bender at 11:12 AM on October 22, 2010

Hamilton by 10 Calgary by 8 Toronto by 6 Riders by 17

posted by rahilsuleman at 11:18 AM on October 22, 2010

Hamilton by 4 Calgary by 8 Winnipeg by 10 Saskatchewan by 5

posted by JPR at 04:24 PM on October 22, 2010

Hamilton by 6

Calgary by 14

Winnipeg by 8

Edmonton by 5

posted by Reever at 04:27 PM on October 22, 2010

coquet coquette - of montreal; aka alouweta's by 17


sweet city woman; aka stampeters by 11

one great city - weakerthans; aka boohooers (bb) by 8


last saskatchewan pirate - arrogant worms; aka ruff riders by 5


posted by argoal at 05:06 PM on October 22, 2010

Montreal by 3
Calgary by 12
Winnipeg by 7
Saskatchewan by 8

Picks are late (but I honestly have no idea what the score is in Hamiton... I'm afraid ALCS game 6 gets priority)

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:18 PM on October 22, 2010

Annnnnd Hamilton seems to be leading by 14 anyway.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:22 PM on October 22, 2010

Correction: 20.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:35 PM on October 22, 2010

And they continue to romp.

Montreal 3 - Hamilton 40 [Recap]

posted by Spitztengle at 10:41 PM on October 22, 2010

And the Lions roar out to a 17 point lead before the end of the first quarter!

posted by Spitztengle at 10:42 PM on October 22, 2010

And the Stampeders rally back with 3 touchdowns in 7:37, to take a 21-20 lead, 3 minutes before the half.

Ya gotta love the CFL.

posted by tommybiden at 11:20 PM on October 22, 2010

Yes, you do gotta love the CFL!!!

The Lions roar back ...

BC 36 - Calgary 31 [Recap]

posted by Spitztengle at 01:44 AM on October 23, 2010

WOW! hami made monti look much worse than the Argos last week... pathetic. Great.

posted by argoal at 10:22 AM on October 23, 2010

Ahhhhh, shitfuck. I forgot.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:42 PM on October 24, 2010

Weedy... not to worry, many players got zero [like me] or only minimal points.

Bring on the last 2 weeks... I got to pull up my jock, tighten up my laces & chin strap & make a dash for the title. Hope I don't fall on my face again.

posted by argoal at 02:37 PM on October 24, 2010

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