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July 20

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 5: Blowouts and nailbiters last week make big points tough to come by. That extra two points is the difference between hitting oil and hitting tundra. Roll your caribou-skin dice again and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:44 PM - 10 comments

July 14

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 4: A tale of two leagues: the CFL has five teams who are either undefeated or winless. Our little pick 'em has eight players within three points of each other. If you're looking to beat the streak, do you take Edmonton, Winnipeg, or bender's coin? Grab your nickel and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:51 AM - 15 comments

July 09

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 3: The roller coaster ride continues (literally, Edmonton's roller coasters just opened—ride 'em now before the permafrost advances again in August) as we have a new contestant in first place AND a remarkable streak of zero points. Tune your intrigue-o-meter and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:21 AM - 18 comments

July 02

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 2: Thrills and spills feature largely in Week 1. But no chills. Hey, I know it's Canada, but it's still only July. There'll be lots of chills 'round these parts in November, don't you worry. Put away your parka and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 02:25 PM - 14 comments

June 25

The 10th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em: That's right, it's a big round numberversary! This will have been the tenth time we all decide to while away our Junes and Julys with the pickings of games football du Canada. It's three downs, 110 yards, and all the players whose names you learned last year have already been cut, but otherwise you have no excuse not to jump in and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:35 AM - 19 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 29

Ben Saunders is finally following Captain Scott: After a few false starts, Saunders and Tarka L'Herpiniere are underway in their Antarctic expedition. SportsFilter discussed the original expedition plans back in '05 and is a sponsor of mile 27 (thanks to worldcup2002).

posted by DrJohnEvans to extreme at 12:31 PM - 0 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 18

An oldie but a goodie: Gene Mack's annotated sketches of all the major league parks, as they appeared in the 1946-47 Sporting News.

posted by DrJohnEvans to baseball at 04:39 PM - 5 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

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 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