November 21, 2019

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition: History is made as, for the first time ever, somebody refers to Winnipeg as "sexy". Plus, actual points were scored this week! We're laying some great groundwork for a Bombers-TiCats Grey Cup. Grab your spade and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:48 PM - 11 comments

Edmonton's defence has no answer for the Ti-Cats, as Hamilton piles up 13 points before you can even blink. They give up one second-quarter touchdown, but keep Edmonton out of the end zone for the rest of the game. Finally, Hamilton gets its revenge on Trevor Harris.

It's a gritty nailbiter out west: both Winnipeg and Saskatchewan brought a solid team defence (3 sacks each) punctuated by a great long game on offense. Both teams' D put the clamp down in the red zone, but Winnipeg gets the edge: two massive goal-line stands in the final two minutes are enough to turn away the Riders and send the Bombers to the Grey Cup.

ResultHamilton by 20Winnipeg by 7EvansHAM/WPG/SSK
Margin of Error14 to 265 to 9

We had a three-way tie for the DWC Bonus, so everybody gets points! But tommytrump and bender get most of 'em.

SpoFiteEDM @ HAMSWPG @ SSKSOWC BonusDWC BonusPointsTotal Points
benderHamilton18Winnipeg Hamilton48
argoal Winnipeg8 Hamilton35
DrJohnEvansHamilton EvansSaskatchewan34
Howard_THamilton17 Saskatchewan34
jagsnumberoneHamilton17 EvansHamilton44
rcadeHamilton Winnipeg EvansSaskatchewan44
ReeverHamilton Winnipeg EvansHamilton44
ic23bHamilton Saskatchewan23

Here we go!


Hamilton Tiger-Cats (15-3) @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers (11-7) (Sunday, November 24, 6pm ET)

Everything's gone according to plan for Hamilton (despite, you know, multiple quarterback injuries). The league leader in both points scored and points given up, they easily dispatched Edmonton in the final and are cruising as favourites into the Grey Cup. But not an overwhelming favourite: Winnipeg led the West for much of the year, held the West powerhouses Calgary and Saskatchewan to 14 points, and has a resurgent Zach Collaros taking snaps, making them a sexy underdog pick. Grey Cup Preview »

MVP Bonus

Pick the MVP of the Grey Cup.


The points-scored O/U for the Grey Cup is currently set at 52.5. Will the total points scored be over or under that total?


Pick the total yardage thrown by all quarterbacks in the Grey Cup. This is worth no points and will be used only in case of a tie.

Example pick: Hamilton by 21, Evans, Over, 700.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:48 PM on November 21, 2019

Hamilton by 3

MVP-Dane Evans


Tie Breaker-590

posted by ic23b at 05:49 PM on November 21, 2019

Winnipeg by 8
Andrew Harris

posted by bender at 06:02 PM on November 21, 2019

Hamilton by 11

Dane Evans (I want to say Brandon Banks, but someone needs to throw him the ball)



posted by tommybiden at 06:18 PM on November 21, 2019

Hamilton by 12

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:35 AM on November 22, 2019

Fraud, I call fraud. The Grey Cup isn't grey, it's silver. Yes, I understand it's named after Earl Grey, whose chief claim to fame is having invented tea. I don't understand the Canadian idea of naming sports awards after items of protective equipment. Did Grey and Stanley play a sport in which they wore a cup? The trophies are bowls not cups. Now I like coffee, but I don't think I could finish off one of those cups full of Tim Horton's finest blend.

The next team to wear Earl Grey's Cup: Hamilton by 17

The 1st Star (oops, wrong sport) MVP Brandon Banks There, I said it for you, tommytrump.

A paltry 52.5 points? over

Distance of completed passes thrown by quarterbacks, excepting passes thrown by halfbacks or by linebackers at attractive cheerleaders. 673

posted by Howard_T at 01:46 PM on November 23, 2019

Hamilton by 9

Brandon Banks



posted by Reever at 04:37 PM on November 23, 2019

Hamilton by 19 LOCK

MVP: Addison (Hamilton) LOCK

Over/Under: Over DOUBLE LOCK

Pass yards: 705

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:36 AM on November 24, 2019

Winnipeg by 6

MVP: Collaros

Over/Under: Under

Passing yards: 613

posted by rcade at 09:50 AM on November 24, 2019

puddy tats by 9




go bombers go!!

I believe Argonauts have the most former players, coaches & managers in the game today [12+], that's a lot of talent/knowledge connected to one team.

posted by argoal at 11:21 AM on November 24, 2019

Winnipeg is just stomping them.

posted by ic23b at 09:38 PM on November 24, 2019

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