November 03, 2010

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 19: This is it! One more week to go before we crown a champion. What was once a runaway lead has turned into a close race. Make a difference and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 06:00 PM - 21 comments

Montreal crushes Toronto's dreams of a home playoff game with a crazy zero-second win. Calgary coasts at home over the Ti-Cats. Edmonton's defence keeps the playoff push alive, but B.C. keeps pace with a win of their own.

ResultMontreal by 7Calgary by 31Edmonton by 3B.C. by 6
Margin of Error5 to 922 to 402 to 44 to 6

Drama! JPR edges to within one point of the lead. Can tommytrump hold him off?

SpoFiteMTL @ TORSHAM @ CGYSWPG @ EDMSSSK @ BCSPointsTotal Points
tommytrumpMontreal Calgary Edmonton 358
JPRMontreal2Calgary Edmonton 457
argoalMontreal Edmonton B.C.4453
WeedyMcSmokey Calgary Edmonton B.C.7453
bender Calgary22Edmonton B.C.4552
DrJohnEvansMontreal8Calgary Edmonton B.C. 549
ReeverMontreal Edmonton B.C.6548
SpitztengleMontreal Calgary Edmonton 348
rahilsuleman 7 Edmonton B.C.4447
Ying Yang MafiaMontreal5 Edmonton 345
SchultzieMontreal7 Edmonton 444
owlhouse 7Calgary Edmonton 343
cixelsyd Edmonton B.C.7340

This is it! Your last chance for glory. Make it a good one. And try to ignore the fact that half the games are pretty much meaningless.


Calgary @ Winnipeg (Friday, November 5)
Some motivation here: Winnipeg's playing for spots next year, and Calgary won't rest up too much with their bye next week. Enough for a good game?

B.C. @ Hamilton (Saturday, November 6)
Hamilton is getting ready to host their playoff game next week, but B.C. is still in the fight for a spot. The Lions will get the road edge this week.

Edmonton @ Saskatchewan (Saturday, November 6)
This is intriguing: Edmonton is still tied with B.C. for the third playoff spot, but Saskatchewan certainly doesn't want to head into the playoffs with a five-game losing streak on their backs.

Toronto @ Montreal (Sunday, November 7)
Toronto is still smarting from last week's tough loss, but Montreal has the bye next week and will want to keep in shape. Maybe this is a coin toss?

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 06:00 PM on November 03, 2010

In Ancient Greece, the philosopher Socrates was renowned for his wisdom. One day, a man rushed up to him at the Academy, breathless with excitement. He said to Socrates "Do you want to know something about Diogenes?". Calgary by 7.

Socrates regarded the man closely. "I have attained great wisdom through applying a three stage test to all forms of knowledge", he said. "Before you tell me anything, it must pass these tests. First, the test of truth. Is what you are about to tell me the truth about Diogenes?"

"I don't know", the man replied. "I just heard it."

"So", continued the great philosopher, "The second test is the test of goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about Diogenes something good?". "No, it is not," the man replied, now looking downcast. BC by 7.

"Don't worry, because what you are trying to tell me might still pass the third test", said Socrates. "This is the test of Do No Harm. Is what you are about to tell me going to cause harm to Diogenes or anyone else?". The man now looked very disappointed. "Yes, it would cause harm". The man then realised that he had learned something very important, and so left the great philosopher to his thoughts. Edmonton by 7.

That is why Socrates is revered even today for his great mind and great wisdom. And why he never found out that Diogenes was shagging his wife. Montreal by 7.

posted by owlhouse at 09:23 PM on November 03, 2010

PointSpreads for this final week of the regular season are:

CGY -3.5
BC -3.5
SK -1.5
MTL -7.5

posted by Spitztengle at 10:34 PM on November 03, 2010

Schultzie's Week 19 picks are:

Calgary by 6
BC by 7
Edmonton by 4
Montreal by 5

posted by Spitztengle at 10:39 PM on November 03, 2010

owlhouse, GREAT way to close out the regular season. I don't recall this tale from Plato's Dialogues, but there's definitely a moral to the story. Nice one.

posted by Spitztengle at 10:42 PM on November 03, 2010

Calgary by 17

BC by 4

Saskatchewan by 10

Montreal by 7

posted by Reever at 10:28 AM on November 04, 2010

Winnipeg by 7

Hamilton by 7

Saskatchewan by 7

Toronto by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 11:11 AM on November 04, 2010

Winnipeg by 6
Hamilton by 7
Saskatchewan by 14
Montreal by 17

posted by bender at 11:16 AM on November 04, 2010

Calgary by 18 Hamilton by 3 Saskatchewan by 14 Toronto by 2

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:04 PM on November 04, 2010

Winnipeg by 7 Hamilton by 12 Saskatchewan by 9 Toronto by 17

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 07:29 PM on November 04, 2010

Peg by 13
BC by 7
Sask by 10
Toronto by 20

posted by rahilsuleman at 11:32 AM on November 05, 2010

Even if they do have first-place clinched in the West, I gotta go with Calgary in this one. Bombers might as well close on the note that has resonated their entire season. Stampeders by 6.

This bullshit about resting starters could really bite the Double E in the ass if the Tabbies can't beat the Leos. Must-win for the Lions means they'll be ready. Gotta cheer for the striped cats in this one. In the end though, dammit if the Lions aren't good enough to earn their playoff berth. Lions by 3.

What does that mean, it means that the Double E will be in a must-win situation in Saskatchewan. The Riders are not going to go down on this losing skid. Who are we kidding? Eskimos have salvaged some pride in the new Tillman-era, but the playoffs just aren't meant to be in a season as tarnished as this one. Dan Kepley resigned for chrissakes! Roughriders by 11.

It'd be nice to see the Argos end the regular season on a high-note. The Als need to make sure they're sharp before their week off too. In an almost meaningless game, we might actually have a decent contest. I'll take the Alouettes but not by much. Say a field goal. And somebody please tell Socrates that Diogenes is shagging his wife.


See you in the post-season!

posted by Spitztengle at 03:00 PM on November 05, 2010

The big final run for the proverbial Cup! Well... The 6th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em!

Calgarian's by 5

Leoarian's by 3

Edmonites by 3

Alouetians by 2

Thanks for the season of FUN!!

Check these stats on Cory Boyd.

posted by argoal at 05:38 PM on November 05, 2010

Here are JPR's picks.

Calgary by 6

BC by 4

Edmonton by 6

Toronto by 7

posted by argoal at 05:41 PM on November 05, 2010

Calgary by 8

British Columbia by 6

Edmonton by 4

Toronto by 9

posted by tommybiden at 05:59 PM on November 05, 2010

Oops. So much for my hopes of fifth place.

B.C. by 6
Edmonton by 9
Montreal by 10

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:55 PM on November 05, 2010

Calgary 35 - Winnipeg 32 [Boxscore]

posted by Spitztengle at 11:11 PM on November 05, 2010

BC 23 - Hamilton 21 [Recap]

posted by Spitztengle at 05:16 PM on November 06, 2010

Edmonton 23 - Saskatchewan 31 [Recap]

Playoff picture is now in focus:

Argos @ TiCats
Lions @ Riders

posted by Spitztengle at 10:13 PM on November 06, 2010

Toronto 30 - Montreal 4 [Boxscore]

posted by Spitztengle at 07:08 PM on November 07, 2010

I was really hoping Montreal scored 4 with two safeties. You Canadians and your wacky pseudo-football.

posted by bender at 10:16 PM on November 07, 2010

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