December 27, 2021

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Final Standings: Winnipeg wins back-to-back Grey Cups and sends the Hamilton fans home with tears in their eyes. Belated final standings inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:17 PM - 5 comments

(Sorry this is so late! Having the Grey Cup in December leads to all sorts of scheduling difficulties.)

It's December in the Hammer, which means it's all about the wind. Winnipeg opens with the wind at their backs and carves out an early lead, but when the teams switch sides, it's Hamilton's turn to catch up. Two third-quarter interceptions give Hamilton a 22-10 lead early in the 4th, but with the wind at their backs, the Blue Bombers take to the skies on the arm of Zach Collaros. Field goal, TD, a 44-yard field goal for a 2-point lead, and then a rouge on the ensuing kickoff to make it an even 3 with under two minutes to play. Hamilton takes the ball for the upwind 2-minute drill, and makes it all the way to the Winnipeg 6-yard-line, but can't convert the major, settling instead for a game-tying field goal to send the game to overtime.

In OT, it's the Bombers with first touch, and they quickly score a touchdown and follow with the 2-point conversion. Hamilton takes the ball, but on their third play, Masoli's pass is tipped twice into the arms of Winnipeg's Kyrie Wilson, and the back-to-back celebration is on for the Bombers.

HAM @ WPGMVP BonusO/U BonusTiebreaker
ResultWinnipeg by 8CollarosOver449
Margin of Error6 to 10

Less drama in our standings as jagsnumberone scores four points to cruise to an easy victory. Congratulations jags!

Congratulations as well to rcade who narrowly beats the pack for the Costanza. Well done!

Shout out to ic23b who was only 1 yard off on the tiebreaker!

SpoFiteWPG @ HAMSMVPO/UTiebreaker DiffPointsTotal Points
ic23bWinnipeg CollarosOver138
tommybiden Over5018
cixelsydWinnipeg10 Over9338
argoalWinnipeg CollarosOver5436
Reever Over9716
DrJohnEvans 06
rcade 3205
The_Black_HandWinnipeg 8711

Thanks to everyone for playing. See y'all in June!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:17 PM on December 27, 2021

Congratulations jagsnumberone. P.S. Looks like the Jaguars are going to get the number 1 pick in the draft over my Lions, pick wisely.

posted by ic23b at 09:28 PM on December 27, 2021

I figured out how to stop losing ground while picking every game winner correctly.

Congratulations, jagsnumberone! If you shifted your allegiance to the CFL what would your username become?

posted by rcade at 03:58 PM on December 28, 2021

Too bad I couldn't do this well in the regular season. LOL.

And rcade, it would probably be Ticatsnumberone (even if I picked against them in the Grey Cup). I was a big fan of them back in the day when Clements from Notre Dame was the QB.

ic23b, don't really see a big difference in picking in the top spot this year, unlike last year. But, having said that, means it's even more important to pick well (which I have zero confidence in Baalke doing that). We'll see. Looks like Caldwell, former Lions coach, is one of the front runners for our new head ball coach. Sort of like the possibility, but not 100 percent on board with it, yet.

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:52 AM on December 29, 2021

The Jaguars needed this to be a year when teams would offer a huge haul to get the first overall pick. Instead they'll probably end up keeping it and take one of the mighty edge rushers hoping he won't lose the adjective in the Florida humidity.

posted by rcade at 12:34 PM on December 29, 2021

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