CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five: Normally I'd remind y'all that there's a Thursday game this week, but apparently missing the early game is a good way to earn karma for the rest of your picks. Start your meditation and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four: Our little pick 'em is usually business casual, but this week, clients are in the office. That's right: you've got a tie. Which means points are hard to come by this week. Loosen your Half Windsor and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three: Canada Day is over and done with, but we still have three more Canadian holiday weekends to get through in this football season, so you'd better shape up. Shake off that maple hangover and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two: Whew! Just made the long trek back from the Argos game at BMO Field to find it's Monday, and time for a new slate of picks. I gotta find a better way to get there. Order your Uber and make your picks inside.
The 12th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em: It's that time of year again, when Earth tilts its northern hemisphere towards the sun, allowing the majestic country of Canada just a tiny bit of sunlight and - dare we say it? - warmth. Emerging from our igloos, we locals are delighted to find that the tundra has thawed just enough to stick a goalpost in 'er. Find the nearest two-four, brush off Frank's beaverskin, and voila! Canadian football!
Premier League Fantasy 2015-16 final results: Congratulations to Red Loop, who easily outpaced Holden for this year's title. Sadly, it's another Europa League finish for myself while third and fourth went to the colorfully-named Tuscaloosa Dumplings and Lovren's Clown Shoes.
SportsFilter Fantasy Baseball League: The SpoFi Fantasy Baseball League is back for another season. Plenty of spots open, follow the link to create your team. The league is a roto league, ten category scoring, on yahoo. The draft is currently set for Sunday April 2, 2016 at 8pm.
CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Final Standings: Whoa, is it Friday already? I guess it's true what they say: a Winnipeg hangover lasts longer than any other. But hey, we had a pretty good game there eh? Ottawa puts up a good fight but Edmonton takes home the hardware. Details and final standings inside.
CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition: Home field advantage wins again! Edmonton and Ottawa throw their way into the Grey Cup, and are rewarded with a trip to that place where no one has the advantage, ever: Winnipeg in late November. But the forecast is clear and only footballs should rain from the skies. Grab your souvenir umbrella, put on your coveralls, put down your umbrella because it's hard to put on coveralls one-handed, and make your picks inside.
CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition: Home field advantage works out in the semis, although the Argos could've made things more interesting by asking their secondary to fall down less. Not that I am bitter. But here we are in Ottawa and Edmonton, two places you should never go in November, unless there's a Grey Cup berth at stake. Untangle your earmuffs and make your picks inside.
CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Semi-Finals Edition: Leaves are on the ground, snow is in the air, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are cleaning out their lockers. Yes sir, it's time for the CFL playoffs! It's a fresh start: whether you competed every week in the regular season or watched jealously from the sidelines, all are welcome to join in this three-week sprint to the Grey Cup. Grab your union suit and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings: The final rouge has been kicked, the turf has been rolled up, and the dust has settled: jagsnumberone breaks scoring records and hearts on his way to winning the Pick 'Em in his rookie season. Final standings are inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twenty: Well, folks, I've got the CFL Tiebreaker Rules open in a background tab, which means it must be the final week of the season. But don't bother to change your calculator's batteries. Leave that mathy stuff to me, and just make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen: Two weeks left and the races are red-hot. Who will take second? Who will take the Costanza? Did anyone notice when Kevin Glenn got traded to the Alouettes? So many questions left to answer. Put on your thinking caps and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eighteen: We're in the thick of the home stretch with three weeks left to play. Twelve games times three points means that anybody could win, provided they nail every single game remaining. (Except owlhouse. Sorry owlhouse.) Buy your baby a new pair of shoes and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seventeen: Metric tonnes of Thanksgiving drama played out last week, from Tuesday kickoffs to holiday Monday pumpkin pie. I'm sure many of you scored points last week, but I haven't quite got around to that part of the gig yet. Do not adjust your set, but please do continue to make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week 16: Nail biters and blowouts dominated Week 15 action in the CFL! But Week 16 is a five-game week as Thanksgiving promises Monday afternoon football. Get your drumstick ready and make your picks inside!
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen: Tight margins and underdog wins mean that points are hard to come by this week, but that doesn't mean we don't see movement in the standings. No, not at the top. Grab your bronzer and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen: If the playoffs started today... we'd all have a lot more time on our hands. Especially if we lived in Saskatchewan. But we've still got seven more weeks of tooth-and-nail battles for the Costanza, so sharpen your pencils and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen: Inevitably, Saskatchewan returns to its losing ways. But cheer up, fans of the underdog, for we may just have the beginnings of an actual race for first in our little Pick 'Em. Cross your fingers and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twelve: SASKATCHEWAN WON A GAME. Make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven: The in-season drama has been kind to the schedule-makers. This year's Labour Day Classics could turn over the top of the standings in both divisions. You can't buy that sort of drama at your dollar store's DVD discount bin. Put down your hammer and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten: Past the halfway point, the true stories are revealing themselves: there are good teams, there are bad teams, and then there's Saskatchewan. Oh, Saskatchewan. Cut your melon and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: Half way through the 2015 CFL season! While parity was the name of the game early on, Hamilton, Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton are beginning to break away from the pack. Meanwhile, Saskatchewan still struggles to register their first W of the season. Break up the Prairie Pity Party and make your picks inside!
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight: When you run a CFL Pick 'Em for eleven years, you get really good at typing "Saskatchewan". I mean, REALLY good. But right now, my typing fingers are lost; they haven't once typed "Saskatchewan" in victory this year, as the Riders fall to 0-7 on the season. On the other hand, I'm getting really good at typing "jagsnumberone" as he continues to break all sorts of rookie records. Check for typos and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven: Remember that rain dance you did to stop the points from raining down on jagsnumberone? It didn't work. But there are many long weeks remaining in this CFL season, so everyone's still in the game. Give your hundred-and-ten percent and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six: It's another week chock-full of upsets, which means the regulars continue to struggle and the rookie continues to shine. jagsnumberone adds some padding to the first-pace lead, and may in fact have a record-breaking streak on the line heading into Simcoe Day. Flip your coins and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five: Close games all around make money for some and mud for others. The first-place tie is broken up in a big way, but say hello to the third-place logjam. Grab your cant hook and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four: The newcomers continue to hang on to first, but it's getting crowded at the top at the old-timers have started chipping away. I think we've found the narrative for this season, guys! Bury your ledes and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three: Every single East Division team comes away with a win, shocking anyone who has even glimpsed the CFL standings over the past few years. Which means that in our little pick 'em, the rookies are piling on and the vets are sinking. Grab your PFD and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two: Another Pick 'Em season is underway, this time with a possible-record-but-I'm-too-lazy-to-look-it-up sixteen players! So it figures that the first week sees three upsets, which means that you probably didn't get many points. Shake it off and make your picks inside.
The 11th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em: It's late June, which means the temperature has just nudged above freezing in Edmonton, which means that the snowbank covering Frank's Sporting Supply And Live Bait Shop has melted JUST enough to dig out the front door, which means that FINALLY Jake Ireland can walk in, pick up a fresh crate of regulation footballs, charge them on his Tim Horton's double-double card, allowing us to FINALLY end this run-on sentence and get the CFL season underway. Take a breath and make your picks inside.
SpoFi's 2015 Fantasy Baseball League is Active: I will be taking over as commish for ursus_comiter. Invitations have been sent out to everybody who was in the league last year. We have plenty of room for new players as well.
Helmetless Football?: "the latest innovation—practicing without helmets—is meant to ingrain safer tackling techniques into a new generation of players"
CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Final Standings: Hamilton finds a way to make it interesting, but an illegal block on a last-minute punt return means that Calgary hangs on for the big win. No such drama in our little pick 'em, though, as slow and steady always seems to come out on top. Final standings are inside.
CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition: Big blowouts on the field push the favourites into the big game. But in our little contest, there are no favourites: we have six players within two points of first place. Break out your spreadsheets to calculate your tiebreaker (I have a feeling you'll need it), and make your picks inside.
CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Finals Edition: The favourites rule the day as Edmonton and Montreal both move on to their division finals. Montreal wins a trip to Hamilton (snow; rude fans) while Edmonton gets a trip to Calgary (cold; cows). Meanwhile, in our little standings, there are some familiar faces in familiar places. Bundle up and make your picks inside.
CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Semi-Finals Edition: It's snowing in Toronto and the Edmonton Eskimos have an injured quarterback: two sure signs that yes, it is indeed time for the CFL playoffs! All summer long you wistfully watched the hot pick 'em action from afar; now's your chance to join the fray. It's a new season and everybody starts at zero (or with the exchange rate, 0.0000142 US), so grab your twelfth man and make your picks inside.
CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings: In a perfect ending to this wild and wacky season, we look atop the standings and find ourselves with a tie. But not the one you were expecting!
CFL Pick 'Em, Week 20: That's right, it's the twentieth and final week of our little joy ride through the three-down tundra of Kevin Glenn's frozen heart. But nearly nothing's decided in the official standings, and nothing at all has been decided here. It's going to be a photo finish, so strike a pose and make your picks inside.