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March 18

Enter the SportsFilter NCAA Bracket Contest: The password is slamdunk and the entry deadline is Thursday at 1:00 am Eastern. Quicken Loans and Warren Buffett are holding a contest to award $1 billion to the person who picks the entire bracket perfectly, which has a 1 in 9.2 quintillion chance of happening.

posted by rcade to fantasy at 09:26 AM - 21 comments

February 02

SpoFi's 2014 Fantasy Baseball League is Active!: So begins my fourth year of running SpoFi's fantasy baseball league. Invites to previous players have been sent out. If you're interested in joining, you'll need to email me so I can send you a direct invite as Yahoo! fantasy no longer provides a way to post a URL and password to let new players join a league. Same thing if you've been playing and you haven't seen the invite in your inbox. We've got keepers this year, as was discussed in the league last season. Existing teams can pick up to three. They'll take the place of your first three draft positions, so new teams will have first pick at the free agents.

posted by ursus_comiter to fantasy at 11:22 AM - 3 comments

November 27

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Final Standings: Saskatchewan wins big, which means it comes down to the wire in our standings. Hope you did your punting research before making your tiebreaker pick, because our winner sure did.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:18 PM - 4 comments

November 20

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition: Both road teams win the day in the division finals, and our match-up is set. Hamilton journeys to Regina to take on the watermelon-clad hordes of Rider Nation. You, on the other hand, have the option of staying inside and toasty warm this Sunday, so why not light a fire, find your fuzzy socks, and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:48 PM - 14 comments

November 13

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Finals Edition: It's all favourites, all the time. Saskatchewan and Hamilton advance to their respective finals. This week we have two great quarterbacks in a dome, and two great running backs in the snow. Layer up and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:15 PM - 14 comments

November 07

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Semi-Final Edition: It's the exact midpoint between Canadian Thanksgiving and Ron Lancaster Day, which mean it's time for playoff football! If you're still stinging over your Costanza-worthy performance in the regular season, or kicking yourself for not signing up back in June, kick no more: it's a clean slate and all are welcome. Grab your metresticks and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 05:50 PM - 13 comments

November 04

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings: Furious activity in our standings as many of our contenders nail spreads in hopes of unseating cixelsyd. But were they successful?

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:46 PM - 7 comments

October 30

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 19: It's the last week of the season, and your last chance for glory. The league's playoff matchups are set, but our little rankings are far from final. Although to be honest, cixelsyd will have to have to have a pretty bad week to blow this one. Adjust your karma hat and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 07:09 PM - 13 comments

October 23

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 18: With two weeks left, the league still has five playoff spots in contention, so plenty is on the line for these last eight games. Which is a good thing, because we have a dark horse emerging from the pack to challenge cixelsyd. Flip your coin and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:27 AM - 14 comments

October 17

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 17: Three weeks to go and everything is up for grabs: the West division crown, the East division crown, and maybe even cixelsyd's Pick 'Em crown. Flex your grabbing fingers and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:03 AM - 13 comments

October 09

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 16: Four weeks left and cixelsyd has built himself a nice little lead. Then again, that's exactly what Saskatchewan was telling themselves eight weeks ago. Count your turkeys and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:27 PM - 14 comments

October 03

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 15: Home upsets! Road upsets! Winnipeg loses again! There's so much three-down drama, the leaves are turning red from stress. Grab your rakes and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:23 AM - 13 comments

September 26

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 14: Rounding the pole into the home stretch, we run smack dab into a big ol' pile of narrative context. Everybody knows who they are, who they're playing, and what they're playing for. Grab a bucket of enlightenment and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:56 PM - 14 comments

September 19

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 13: Thirteen! We're at the baker's dozen, which actually used to be a donut chain in Canada before Tim Hortons showed up and mauled it into oblivion. Double-double down and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 02:33 PM - 13 comments

September 12

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: Topsy-turvy results in the back end of the Labour Day home-and-home, as only Calgary pulls off the sweep. Everyone else is adjusting their watches as they fly cross-country into the final seven games of the season. Stretch your drives and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:04 PM - 13 comments

September 04

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 11: It's the back half of the traditional Labour Day home-and-home, which means that if you forget to make your picks, I'll just re-use your picks from last week. Talk about a labour saving device! Put down your hammers and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:13 PM - 12 comments

September 01

It's all fun and games until you don't cover the spread.: The NFL regular season starts this Thursday. Join the SpoFi Gamblers and test your football knowledge. Or you can just flip a coin, puck, manhole cover, or any other disc you have laying around.

posted by MrFrisby to fantasy at 11:43 AM - 14 comments

August 28

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 10: It's Labour Day, the traditional 52.63%-way point of the CFL season. Use this weekend wisely for meditation, self-reflection, and making your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:34 PM - 13 comments

August 21

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 9: Back to a full slate of games this week. Nice to have points again, eh? Especially for Reever, who grabs a share of the lead. Stretch your counting fingers and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:25 PM - 14 comments

August 15

EPL Fantasy Football: Just a reminder since the league starts Saturday morning. If you were in the SpoFi league last season you're automatically re-entered once your team is setup.

posted by billsaysthis to fantasy at 10:39 AM - 7 comments

August 12

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 8: Back to a full slate of games, which means it's time to win some points and figure out whether you've made your Grey Cup hotel reservations yet. (Hint: you haven't.) Call your travel agent and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:20 PM - 12 comments

August 07

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 7: It's the second bye week and first place is being challenged across the board: if your name is Toronto, Saskatchewan, or cixelsyd, you'd better hike up your socks and ready your defence. The rest of y'all should make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:32 PM - 13 comments

August 01

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 6: Lt. Gov. Simcoe may not have been thrilled with the overall performance of his teams from Upper Canada, but we know he definitely wouldn't have scheduled the bye week for his holiday weekend. Check your bank's hours and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:57 AM - 17 comments

July 24

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 5: Last week featured heartbreak, triumph, injury, and a rare shutout. This week features a game on Tuesday. How can you compare? Grab your slide rule and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:54 AM - 14 comments

July 18

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 4: Narratives give way to weather reports as the east coast heat wave has stifled the offences of any team east of Minnedosa. The action shifts into the frigid west this week, so don your parkas and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:51 PM - 14 comments

July 09

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 3: Alright, that's enough warmup. This week's for REAL. We're gonna score some points, get on top, and finally figure out who the heck Edmonton has been starting at quarterback. Grab your playbook and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:19 PM - 15 comments

July 03

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 2: Here's your narrative for week one: there was drama! There was intrigue! Some of the teams won and some of the teams lost! Points were awarded! Get the scoop and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:53 PM - 14 comments

June 25

The 9th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em: Football in June, you say? But I've only just finished pushing the iceberg off Mama's front porch! How shall I ever clear enough room for twelve Saskatchewan farmboys to rumble 110 yards for a shot at a rouge? Worry not, dear friends: all you need is your trusty Internet connection and half a brain (0.487 brains CDN) to make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:06 PM - 18 comments

June 24

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Final Standings: That was a great Finals, even if it ended one game too soon. Final standings inside...

posted by MeatSaber to fantasy at 11:44 PM - 8 comments

June 09

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Finals edition: When the NHL added six teams in 1967, it brought an end to the Original 6 era. No two Original 6 teams have faced each other in the Stanley Cup Finals since then...until now. Result after the conference finals and picks for the Finals inside...

posted by MeatSaber to fantasy at 02:00 AM - 19 comments

May 29

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Conference Finals edition: There's still an outside shot at an Original Six matchup in the Finals. Results after round 2 inside...

posted by MeatSaber to fantasy at 11:14 PM - 21 comments

May 14

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Conference Semis edition: After one of the better first rounds in a while, I can still give a crap about the playoffs. First round results and picks inside...

posted by MeatSaber to fantasy at 12:49 AM - 17 comments

April 29

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - first round edition: This is the last time you'll see the Wings and Blue Jackets play 10:30 playoffs games..OK, just the Wings, but I, for one, will not miss them...

posted by MeatSaber to fantasy at 09:46 PM - 23 comments

March 29

A collection of baseball writers have gotten together for a different kind of fantasy draft. : All the players are fictional, although some players are more fictional than others.

posted by ursus_comiter to fantasy at 02:54 PM - 0 comments

March 21

SportsFilter 2013 March Madness Bracket: Before games begin today at 12:15 p.m. Eastern, enter your NCAA college basketball tournament bracket. The password is slamdunk.

posted by rcade to fantasy at 08:31 AM - 33 comments

February 08

Fantasy Baseball 2013 is here!: It's time for another year of Sportsfilter Fantasy Baseball!

posted by ursus_comiter to fantasy at 01:59 PM - 7 comments

February 04

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Ying Yang Mafia: Turn out the lights, the party's over: Ying Yang Mafia has won the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em in a tiebreaker.

posted by rcade to fantasy at 10:28 AM - 14 comments

February 02

NFL Pick 'Em, Super Bowl Edition: There can be only one (unless there is more than one). Predict 10 categories and two tiebreakers to be crowned SportsFilter's NFL playoff prognosticator supreme. Predictions must be submitted before 6:30 p.m. Eastern on Sunday.

posted by rcade to fantasy at 04:48 PM - 30 comments

January 26

The NFL Pick 'Em, Pro Bowl Edition: In honor of Sunday's Pro Bowl, the NFL's annual spectacle of gentle tackling, pick the game's winner, the over/under and four individual categories. The deadline is 7 p.m. Sunday Eastern time (2 p.m. Honolulu).

posted by rcade to fantasy at 03:02 PM - 21 comments

January 19

NFL Pick 'Em, Championship Round: For week three of the playoffs, pick the two winners, three individual categories and one team pick by 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Sunday. Standings corrected from last week for Jacoby Jones.

posted by rcade to fantasy at 09:05 PM - 27 comments