November 09, 2016

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Semi-Finals Edition: Whether you missed out on the regular season pick 'em, or you're a seasoned veteran looking to defend your title, or you're desperately seeking meaningless trivia to distract you from the impending end of the world, worry not! The CFL Playoff Pick 'Em is here! It's a fresh start, so crack your knuckles, grab your flippin' coins, and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:37 PM - 14 comments

Even in the darkest of times, when humanity's plight seemed utterly hopeless, and the suffocating blanket of despair was closing in on us all... Canadian football played on.

Edmonton Eskimos (10-8) @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7-11) (Sunday, November 13, 1:00pm ET)

Let's get this out of the way: the East division has been just plain awful this year. If Edmonton was in the East they would've won the division with points to spare. Despite being the crossover team, they've got to be the favourites. However: Hamilton's defence matches up, and young Zach Collaros is still capable of pulling off a big game. Just in case you wanted to make it interesting. Eastern Semi-Final Preview

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (11-7) @ B.C. Lions (12-6) (Sunday, November 15, 4:30pm ET)

Winnipeg's much-vaunted offseason makeover has not gone entirely according to plan in the tough West division. They stabilized over the course of the season, but kept bumping up against a team that was just a little bit better at every turn: the B.C. Lions. They've got the edge in just about every category, plus a tough home field advantage. That said, head-to-head, Winnipeg was 2-0 against B.C. this season - including a Week 17 win in Vancouver. Western Semi-Final Preview

Swayze Waters is out of the league and didn't survive the NFL cuts, but this picture is still the greatest thing I've ever seen, so I'm keeping it.

Swayze Waters Memorial River Salmon Bonus

Pick the kicker who will score the most points this weekend. That includes place-kick field goals, drop-kick field goals, PATs, singles, and fake field goals thrown for touchdowns.

2016 Kicking Stats

Las Vegas Posse Memorial Bonus

The combined over/under on total points scored for both games is 111.5. Will the actual number of points scored this weekend be OVER or UNDER that total?

Example pick: Hamilton by 21, B.C. by 14, Leone, Over.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:37 PM on November 09, 2016

Hamilton by 3, Winnipeg by 6, Maher, Over

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:02 AM on November 10, 2016

Edmonton by 10
B.C. by 7
Nice weather in Hamilton this weekend - could be a bit breezy - let's say over.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:33 AM on November 10, 2016

Edmonton by 21

British Columbia by 21



posted by tommybiden at 12:10 PM on November 10, 2016

Edmonton by 3

Winnipeg by 3

Justin Medlock


posted by ic23b at 03:23 PM on November 10, 2016

Edmonton by 17

Winnipeg by 4



posted by cixelsyd at 04:34 PM on November 10, 2016

Playoffs? Playoffs? OK, I will resist continuing with the obvious.

Edmonton at Hamilton: Once again Eskimos attempt to make a bunch of cats do their bidding. The last time they tried they were successful. Can they do it again? With enough catnip and a laser pointer to steer the cats where Eskimos want them to go, they will do it again. Edmonton by 6

Winnipeg at BC: Westward ho the Bombers. Is this a good idea? The old saying is "third time's a charm, and BC wants to avoid a threepeat loss. BC by 8

The kicking game is always unpredictable. The basic fact is that the more your team scores, the more opportunities you have to kick. Taking a wild guess I will say Medlock.

111.5 points is not all that huge a number. It works out to about 28 points per team, and that is attainable by most in the CFL. Give me the OVER.

posted by Howard_T at 05:03 PM on November 10, 2016

111.5 points is not all that huge a number. It works out to about 28 points per team

A lot of people share your opinion (myself included). But these four teams scored an average of 29 points/game this season, and allowed an average of 25 points/game. So even one good defensive game could put us in under territory.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:48 PM on November 11, 2016

Edmonton by 3
Winnipeg by 12
Sean Whyte

posted by bender at 01:03 PM on November 11, 2016

Edmonton by 7

BC by 4



posted by Reever at 04:53 PM on November 11, 2016

ed 4

bc 3



posted by argoal at 02:50 PM on November 12, 2016

Edmonton Eskimos by 10

Winnipeg Blue Bombers by 3



posted by MrFrisby at 04:29 PM on November 12, 2016

Edmonton by 6

BC by 4

Maher (Hamilton)


posted by JPR at 09:15 AM on November 13, 2016

Edmonton by 13

British Columbia by 4

Trump's favorite kicker: Whyte


posted by rcade at 09:23 AM on November 13, 2016

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