October 27, 2011

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 18: Two weeks left and it's down to the wire! Grab your, uh, wire cutters? and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:27 AM - 14 comments

Edmonton holds off a late Argo comeback to seal the deal in Toronto. Calgary ensures Saskatchewan's tough streak continues. Winnipeg takes advantage of rare Montreal mistakes to complete the comeback, while Hamilton puts a definitive end to B.C.'s winning streak.

ResultEdmonton by 7Calgary by 12Winnipeg by 1Hamilton by 32
Margin of Error5 to 98 to 161 to 122 to 42

Reever and rumple stay in step, but cixelsyd scores six to sneak onto the edge of contention.

SpoFiteEDM @ TORSSSK @ CGYSMTL @ WPGSBC @ HAMSPointsTotal Points
ReeverEdmonton8Calgary 354
rumpleEdmonton Calgary Winnipeg 352
cixelsydEdmonton7Calgary10Winnipeg 647
argoal Calgary11Winnipeg Hamilton 446
Howard_TEdmonton Calgary12Winnipeg 546
JPREdmonton Calgary8 344
benderEdmonton6Calgary11 Hamilton 541
DrJohnEvansEdmonton Calgary15 341
owlhouseEdmonton Calgary14 341
apoch 040
Ying Yang Mafia 033
tommytrumpEdmonton 130

Two weeks left, and still no divisions clinched. We're not in garbage time quite yet.


Toronto @ Winnipeg (Friday, October 28)
Winnipeg's sitting pretty in a tie for first, plus the season series win over Montreal. Do they begin to rest their starters? Does it even matter against the Argos?

Hamilton @ Saskatchewan (Friday, October 29)
Saskatchewan's mired in a funk, and Hamilton's trying to win out for a home playoff berth. Wait, they tied their season series with Montreal. So I guess it goes to point spread if they tie? I should really look this up.

Edmonton @ B.C. (Saturday, October 29)
B.C. lost some momentum last week, so if they still want that division crown, this is a must-win for them at home.

Calgary @ Montreal (Saturday, October 30)
Calgary seems to have been lost in the shuffle, but they're still in the running for a home playoff berth. Just their luck to get Montreal this week.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:27 AM on October 27, 2011

Dr J, would I not get 2 for Bombers?

posted by argoal at 12:06 PM on October 27, 2011

Nope, because with a 1-point spread, the margin shrinks to zero. So you can't get 2 points on a 1-point spread. You either nail it or you don't.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:55 PM on October 27, 2011

Winnipeg by 25

Saskatchewan by 13

British Columbia by 6

Montreal by 11

posted by tommybiden at 12:59 PM on October 27, 2011

Winnipeg by 9
Saskatchewan by 5
BC by 3
Montreal by 13

posted by bender at 01:03 PM on October 27, 2011

Winnipeg by 8

Hamilton by 18

BC by 10

Montreal by 14

posted by cixelsyd at 05:34 PM on October 27, 2011

Thanks DrJE

Argos by... Ugh! Bombers by 2

Cats by 6

Eskes by 3

Larks by 3

posted by argoal at 07:59 PM on October 27, 2011

Winnipeg by 7 Saskatchewan by 14 Edmonton by 7 Montreal by 14

posted by owlhouse at 10:13 PM on October 27, 2011

Winnipeg by 15

Hamilton by 5

BC by 7

Montreal by 17

posted by rumple at 01:10 AM on October 28, 2011

Winnipeg by 11
Saskatchewan by 3
B.C. by 1
Montreal by 14

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:25 PM on October 28, 2011

Winnipeg by 13

Hamilton by 8

Edmonton by 6

Montreal by 10

posted by Reever at 03:30 PM on October 28, 2011

Winny by 8, Tiger-cats by 6, Eskies by 2 and Mtl by 6

posted by JPR at 06:01 PM on October 28, 2011

Crap! I got tangled up in the wire, and couldn't get loose in time to pick the Toronto vs Winnipeg game. It's not a big deal, since I would have picked Winnipeg and lost anyway. Here goes with the rest of the entanglement:

Hamilton at Saskatchewan is very meaningful to the TiCats, and is for pride only for the Riders. I look for the Cats to lay across the barbed wire and do their level best to knock off the Riders. Hamilton wins by 4.

Edmonton at BC could go down to the wire. Lions need this one for home field, but Eskimos are ahead in the standings. Lions slipped up a bit last week, but have played just as well as, if not better than, the Eskimos of late. BC is within their own wire for this one, and that gives them an edge. Lions win by 8.

Calgary at Montreal has the makings of a mismatch. I don't think the Stampeders will just send a wire instead of showing up, although both have made it to the post-season, but with les Alouettes at home, I look for something more from them. Larks will fly away from the wild horses, but not by a lot. Montreal wins by 9.

posted by Howard_T at 12:29 AM on October 29, 2011

AAARRGGGOOSSSS! DAMN! I planned to take My Argos, but changed at last second.

Com' on Stamps, beat the Al's up so they don't grab 1st place AGAIN!, & help Bombers control their chance at winning the East. !

posted by argoal at 01:37 PM on October 29, 2011

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