Fantasy

December 01

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Final Standings: Ottawa shocks the world to take home the Grey Cup, and we ourselves have our own surprise winner. Final standings inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 07:11 PM - 6 comments

November 23

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition: Calgary pulverizes B.C., Ottawa surprises Edmonton, and we have five players within a point of first place. One last game will decide it: outdoors, on the gusty shores of Lake Ontario. Grab your union suit and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:29 AM - 15 comments

November 17

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition: The snow holds off for the semis and we get two thrillers. B.C. and Edmonton are off to the finals and you're off to your bookmaker to increase your bet on a Battle of Alberta Grey Cup. But the ageless Henry Burris might just have something to say about that. Grab your walker and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:32 AM - 13 comments

November 09

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

November 07

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings: Twenty weeks in the books and no surprises here: it's rcade by a kilometre. Congratulations rcade!

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:20 PM - 10 comments

November 02

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twenty: It's the final week of the 2016 season, and yes, there is math involved. Grab your slide rule and make your picks inside.

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

October 25

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen: Two weeks to go and it's anybody's game. Huh? Oh! I was holding the scoresheet upside-down. Correction: two weeks to go and it's anybody's Costanza. rcade's already at home polishing his official CFL game balls. Grab your metaphors and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:58 PM - 13 comments

October 20

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eighteen: What a weird year. The West has clinched a crossover spot and it could be any one of three teams taking it. But the East is just plain terrible and could be the easier route. Will someone tank their way to the Grey Cup? Give tanks for the CFL and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:57 PM - 18 comments

October 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seventeen: With four weeks to go, rcade and the Calgary Stampeders have one thing in common: nobody's gonna catch them. The rest of us aspire to be like the B.C. Lions: barely in second place and scrambling to stay there. Pump up the adrenaline and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 02:07 PM - 15 comments

October 06

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Sixteen: Two key talking points this weekend: it's Canadian Thanksgiving, and my computer broke. So we have no standings, but we have lots and lots of maple turkey. Pull up a chair and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:47 PM - 17 comments

September 27

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen: Six weeks to go and rcade has an 8 point lead. Sure, that may seem insurmountable, but that's only a weekly difference of 1.333333333 points. Easy, right? Switch to fractions and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 03:49 PM - 14 comments

September 22

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen: Maybe you're still wearing shorts, cranking the A/C, and making regular trips to the beach. But up here, us Canadians are already storing nuts and seeds in our cheeks for the imminent winter. Or maybe that's squirrels. Either way, the CFL playoffs are not too far away. Grab your nuts and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:48 PM - 16 comments

September 15

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen: We're into the home stretch and some bets are looking smarter than others. Calgary looks solid. rcade is in good shape. Ottawa... well, maybe don't open your wallets just yet. But it won't cost you a cent to make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:42 AM - 14 comments

September 08

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twelve: What a week! Some teams won, other teams lost. The Argos enjoyed losing so much they did it twice. Ouch. Lick your wounds and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:40 AM - 15 comments

August 31

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven: Happy Labour Day! Dr. J is on vacation, but that doesn't mean the Pick' Em sleeps. Sleep is for the weak. Grab a long-weekend coffee for the drive home from the cottage and make your picks inside.

posted by Reever to fantasy at 04:27 PM - 17 comments

August 21

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten: Every game was a blowout last week, which is no fun. Well, I guess it's fun for the winning team. And their fans. But won't someone spare a thought for the poor Pick 'Em players? Shed a single tear and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:03 PM - 16 comments

August 17

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: It's the dog days of August. That means it's hot (yes, even in Winnipeg) and everybody is injured. Even me. Ow! Book your physio and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:41 PM - 14 comments

August 08

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight: Back on schedule! We've fired our accounting team, invested in a shiny new solar-powered calculator, and can confidently say that rcade's official point total is... 5318008? That doesn't sound right. Check your arithmetic and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 05:23 PM - 14 comments

August 02

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven: A partial post this week: the standings will be up later in the week, but games start Wednesday, so I figured I'd better get this up sooner rather than later. Mind the gap and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 03:30 PM - 16 comments

July 27

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six: The mercury is rising, the quarterbacks are dropping, and your Monday is strangely free. That's right, it's the Simcoe Day long weekend. For the greater good: make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:07 PM - 20 comments

July 19

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.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:47 PM - 16 comments

July 11

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.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:20 PM - 16 comments

July 05

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.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:15 PM - 16 comments

June 27

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.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:59 PM - 16 comments

June 20

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!

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:59 PM - 21 comments

May 19

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.

posted by billsaysthis to fantasy at 09:56 AM - 7 comments

February 23

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.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to fantasy at 09:09 PM - 0 comments

December 04

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.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:24 PM - 2 comments

November 26

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.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:28 PM - 10 comments

November 19

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.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 02:26 PM - 12 comments

November 11

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.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:03 PM - 13 comments

November 09

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.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:03 PM - 12 comments

November 03

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.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:52 PM - 18 comments

October 29

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.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:28 PM - 17 comments

October 22

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.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 02:07 PM - 20 comments

October 14

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.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 07:28 PM - 18 comments

October 06

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!

posted by Reever to fantasy at 11:47 AM - 19 comments

September 30

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.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 05:13 AM - 17 comments

September 23

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.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:46 AM - 18 comments

September 15

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.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:11 AM - 17 comments