Fantasy

September 20

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen: Another week, another new name in first place. Is it you? It's definitely not Hamilton. Head north and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:36 AM - 15 comments

September 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen: Our little pick 'em has become nearly as volatile as the East Division, although hopefully not quite as embarrassing. Reever extends his lead but six players are within five points of him. Take your socks off and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:32 AM - 19 comments

September 07

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twelve: Well, we survived Labour Day - all of us, that is, except Hamilton's perfect winless record. Shed a tear and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:12 PM - 14 comments

August 30

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven: We're back at full strength, and just in time for Labour Day. Grab all the extra U's you can find and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:47 AM - 14 comments

August 19

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten: ... is not quite here yet. But I'll be away next week so you get your post a little earlier than usual. Grab your solar goggles and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:39 AM - 16 comments

August 15

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: No surprises this week, except maybe for the fact that Kevin Glenn has discovered time travel. Turn the clock back and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:08 PM - 13 comments

August 08

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight: It was the Week of No Surprises: Ricky Ray got injured, Hamilton lost, and argoal is still in first. Write your best Kevin Glenn joke and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:33 AM - 15 comments

August 01

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven: No spreads nailed this week, but that's largely because Hamilton lost by 59 points. Don't move to Hamilton, kids. Fight that rent increase and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:54 PM - 15 comments

July 26

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six: The league played one more game than usual, but our little pick 'em scored approximately one million more points than usual. I don't even recognize the standings anymore. Blink twice and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:42 AM - 16 comments

July 18

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five: You're not seeing double: Ottawa plays twice this week and we've had three leaders in four weeks. And yes, that's an early Wednesday game on your calendar. Get your vision checked and make your picks inside.

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

July 12

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four: In the CFL, scoring is up. In our little pick 'em, scoring is down. The solution is clichéd yet practical: bet big or go home. Widen your spreads and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:29 PM - 16 comments

July 04

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three: Out of 250 points scored last week, the Argos had only 15 of them. Maybe 2017 isn't so different after all. Check your calendars and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:22 PM - 13 comments

June 27

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two: A blowout, two squeakers, and a tie. One of these days, someone will successfully pick a tie—but not today. Maybe next week! Try your luck and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:51 PM - 15 comments

June 16

The 13th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em: It was way back in 1866 when young Tommy Football of Spitting Horse, New Brunswick became the first person to punt on third down. Of course, back then “punting” was a type of ballroom dance, and “third down” was slang for a venereal disease, but that memorable action lay the foundation for Canadian football as we know it today. Join us as we honour Tommy’s memory by picking every darn single CFL game of the season.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 03:04 PM - 18 comments

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