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DrJohnEvans
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Sports Bio

of DrJohnEvans: scholar, gentleman, SpoFite

In a nutshell
The teams
The platform
The commendations
Great moments in sports journalism


Hot Chat update: Thinking about integrating directly with Twitter. In the meantime, I'm on there, if that's your sort of thing.


In a nutshell

Go Jays. Go Sens. Go Furious George GOAT. Go rouge.

(Lose Leafs Lose.)

In our hearts forever: Andy Peters vs. Rob Ray. Okay, so it turns out that you can't watch that video anymore. Damn. In its place, I present to you Aaron Downey vs Brad Norton—the fight that changed the NHL forever.

Sara Orlesky is cute, but Patricia Boal is always in the right place at the right time.


The teams


Coming real soon.


The platform


There are certain inalienable truths in sports, at least according to me.

  1. "Intangibles" do not exist in any meaningful form. If a player brings something "intangible" to his team, that should be reflected in either his individual stats or the team's stats. If not, then his "intangibles" have no value and are not worth discussing.

  2. The NHL's regular season standings will remain inherently unfair until all games are worth the same number of points.

  3. The pitch-out is the best play ever conceived in any sport.

  4. You are not a unique snowflake: everybody here is a fan of a team. Referring to said team in the first-person possessive does nothing to strengthen your argument or make you stand out. Indeed, a comment beginning with "My Brewers" taints the comment's value by informing me that you're arguing through the blue-and-gold-tinted glasses of a Brewers fan, and not objectively as a sports fan. Be proud, but be reasonable.

  5. Winning breeds relaxation, losing breeds frustration. It is infinitely easier to get along with your teammates when you're winning lots of games. Let's stop gazing at .600 teams and talking about how they're all bosom buddies. (Feel free to do the same with .400 teams, though.)


The commendations

"... an integral part of the Sportsfilter.com experience." — NoMich

"DrJohnEvans … should be reading medicine articles if [he is] really a doctor and stop complaining so much." — LROD

"DrJohnEvans [is] only the median if you give extra weight in the direction of users who have posted more than one comment." — mexican

"... DrJohnEvans is now my new friend." — Kleptophoria!

"Where's DrJohnEvans with a cool scoring table when you need him?" — The_Black_Hand


Great moments in sports journalism

Like most discriminating SpoFites, I'm really picky about the commentators and analysts that I have to watch and listen to. Fortunately, there are a few shining stars which pop up on my television. Included with your basic Rogers Cable package up here is a scrappy small-market sports channel, The Score. Their programming's centred around their near-constant highlight/update reels. They're my favourite in terms of sports news and entertainment: they just have fun with the stuff.

Tell it like it is

Sunday afternoons feature The Score on the NFL, which keeps track of the millions of games going on at once. December 19, they were doing their usual mid-afternoon round-up. The game was Minnesota at Detroit:

[highlight reel running]

"Minnesota gets one late in the fourth quarter to go up by seven, but it doesn't matter, because Detroit marches right back to score the major with eight seconds left in the game."

[boxscore screen comes up]

"It's still 28-27 as we're just waiting for the extra point, I'm just watching it now... and THEY MUFFED THE SNAP! They muffed the snap! Amazing. Amazing. Eight seconds left, the touchdown, and they muffed the snap. Okay, hang on, we gotta get you this picture. Amazing. Amazing."

[highlight comes up]

"Okay, here is it. This JUST HAPPENED, folks. Detroit scores to nearly tie it up, and they muff the snap. Amazing. Amazing. Man. Lions suck."

I love good sports journalism.

How to call a Tampa Bay home run

From MLB highlights on The Score Tonight, Summer 2006:
TIM: Fifth inning, Johnny Gomes at the dish. Now he's a model, if you know what I mean, 'cause he does his little thing on the catwalk.

SID: On the catwalk?

TIM: On the catwalk, yeah.

SID: He does his little thing on the catwalk?

TIM: That's correct.






Recent Links

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 on December 01 - 6 comments

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 on November 23 - 15 comments

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 on November 17 - 13 comments

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 on November 09 - 14 comments

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 on November 07 - 10 comments

Recent Comments

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Final Standings

What a glorious mess of a game. 72 points, 852 passing yards, seven turnovers, four and a half quarters. Severe underdog Ottawa scores first, class-of-the-league Calgary matches, but Ottawa responds to slowly carve out a nice lead. They hang onto it until the last minute of the game, when a Calgary field goal ties everything up, setting up Burris v. Mitchell in overtime. Burris scores and the Ottawa D blanks Mitchell, sending Ottawa to their first Grey Cup victory of the modern era.

CGY @ OTTMVP BonusO/U Bonus
ResultOttawa by 6BurrisOver
Margin of Error4 to 8

How about this? bender picks the underdog and roars by everybody with four points to grab the championship. Congrats bender!

And congrats as well to cixelsyd who averaged just 1.33333333 points per week. Tough to beat!

SpoFiteCGY @ OTTSMVPO/UPointsTotal Points
benderOttawa8BurrisOver411
argoal 08
Howard_T 08
JPR Over17
tommytrumpOttawa BurrisOver37
ic23b 07
rcade 07
DrJohnEvansOttawa Burris 27
jagsnumberone Over16
Reever Over16
MrFrisby 05
cixelsyd 14

Thanks again to everyone for playing. See y'all in June!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 07:11 PM on December 01

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

Ottawa by 3
Burris
Under
350

posted by DrJohnEvans at 05:23 PM on November 26

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

As a child growing up in the Ottawa Valley, I remember regular snowfalls up to my neck — and that was the scene at TD Place. Amidst punishing gusts and a metric tonne of snow, Henry Burris finds his old touch and puts the Redblacks up big early. But Edmonton grinds away and comes within five points with three minutes to play — only to be stymied by a slippery Ottawa ground game. The Redblacks punch in one for good measure and punch their ticket to Toronto.

The West final was a lot less exciting: Lions got beat.

EDM @ OTTBC @ CGYOWC BonusDWC Bonus
ResultOttawa by 12Calgary by 27MitchellCalgary
Margin of Error8 to 1619 to 35

Howard_T racks up five points and we've got a tie heading into the big game.

SpoFiteEDM @ OTTSBC @ CGYSOWC BonusDWC BonusPointsTotal Points
argoal Calgary MitchellCalgary38
Howard_TOttawa11Calgary MitchellCalgary58
ic23b Calgary MitchellCalgary37
benderOttawa15Calgary Calgary47
rcadeOttawa Calgary MitchellCalgary47
JPR Calgary MitchellCalgary36
Reever Calgary 15
DrJohnEvans Calgary Mitchell 25
MrFrisby Calgary Mitchell 25
jagsnumberoneOttawa Calgary MitchellCalgary45
tommytrumpOttawa Calgary 24
cixelsyd Calgary 13

Here we go!

THE 104th GREY CUP

Calgary Stampeders (15-2-1) @ Ottawa Redblacks (8-9-1) (Sunday, November 27)

Calgary's putting together one of the best seasons in recent memory: they've outscored everybody, they've outdefenced everybody, and they've piled up an awful lot of wins doing it. They easily handled a strong B.C. team in the division final. So yeah, they're the favourite. BUT: Ottawa defeated a tough Western division opponent in their final, and the ageless Henry Burris got in done in tough conditions. Does Smiling Hank have one last miracle left in him?

CFL.ca Grey Cup Preview »

MVP Bonus

Pick the MVP of the Grey Cup.

Over/Under

The points-scored O/U for the Grey Cup is currently set at 54.5. Will the total points scored be over or under that total?

Tiebreaker

Pick the total yardage thrown by all quarterbacks in the Grey Cup. This is worth no points and will be used only in case of a tie.

Example pick: Ottawa by 21, Ellingson, Over, 500.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:29 AM on November 23

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition

Edmonton by 7
Calgary by 10
B-L M
Edmonton

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:17 PM on November 18

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition

On a breezy day in Hamilton, Edmonton keeps the ball on the ground and builds up a healthy 18-3 lead going into halftime. But the Ti-Cats pull out all the stops in the second half, and tie the game with four minutes to go until a Zach Collaros interception deep in Hamilton territory gives the game, and the win, right back to the Eskimos.

Under the dome in Vancouver, the Blue Bombers stay true to their name and light up the skies with big throws, building up to a twelve-point lead early in the fourth quarter. But the Lions respond on the ground, and it's Jonathon Jenning's legs that finally give them the lead with a minute remaining. Winnipeg gains some ground but not enough, and a 61-yard field goal attempt falls short to send the Lions to Calgary.

In bonus-land, Justin Medlock piles on 13 points in a losing cause, while we fall four points short of the over/under line.

EDM @ HAMWPG @ BCKicking BonusLVP Bonus
ResultEdmonton by 3B.C. by 1MedlockUnder
Margin of Error2 to 41 to 1

A solid five points put argoal on top, while the nice-guy ghost point keeps jags from registering a shutout.

SpoFiteEDM @ HAMSWPG @ BCSKickingLVPPointsTotal Points
argoalEdmonton2B.C. MedlockUnder55
ic23bEdmonton3 Medlock 44
ReeverEdmonton B.C. MedlockUnder44
benderEdmonton3 33
DrJohnEvansEdmonton B.C. Medlock 33
Howard_TEdmonton B.C. Medlock 33
JPREdmonton B.C. Under33
MrFrisbyEdmonton MedlockUnder33
rcadeEdmonton B.C. Under33
cixelsydEdmonton Medlock 22
tommytrumpEdmonton B.C. 22
jagsnumberone 3 11

The forecast for this weekend: snow in Ottawa, cowboy hats in Calgary.

DIVISION FINALS

Edmonton Eskimos (10-8) @ Ottawa Redblacks (8-9-1) (Sunday, November 20, 1:00pm ET)

Ottawa returns to the Eastern Final with Henry Burris another year older, but Trevor Harris's young arm ready to go behind him. But they're in tough against a battle-hardened Edmonton squad. It'll come down to Mike Reilly: knocked out of last week's semi, he insists he's starting, but if he's not on his game, the Esks offence will resemble the Franklin Expedition.

CFL.ca Eastern Final Preview

B.C. Lions (12-6) @ Calgary Stampeders (15-2-1) (Sunday, November 20, 4:30pm ET)

B.C. has had a very good season, capped off with a resilient come-from-behind win. In another season they might've been hosting this division final. But Calgary has been utterly dominant, and it's their game until they give it away.

CFL.ca Western Final Preview

Offence Wins Championships Bonus

Pick the quarterback who will throw for the highest yardage on Sunday.

2016 Passing Stats

Defence Wins Championships Bonus
On a breezy day in Hamilton, Edmonton keeps the ball on the ground and builds up a healthy 18-3 lead going into halftime. But the Ti-Cats pull out all the stops in the second half, and tie the game with four minutes to go — until a Zach Collaros interception deep in Hamilton territory gives the game, and the win, right back to the Eskimos.

Under the dome in Vancouver, the Blue Bombers stay true to their name and light up the skies with big throws, building up to a twelve-point lead early in the fourth quarter. But the Lions respond on the ground, and it's Jonathon Jenning's legs that finally give them the lead with a minute remaining. Winnipeg gains some ground but not enough, and a 61-yard field goal attempt falls short to send the Lions to Calgary.

In bonus-land, Justin Medlock piles on 13 points in a losing cause, while we fall four points short of the over/under line.

EDM @ HAMWPG @ BCKicking BonusLVP Bonus
ResultEdmonton by 3B.C. by 1MedlockUnder
Margin of Error2 to 41 to 1

A solid five points put argoal on top, while the nice-guy ghost point keeps jags from registering a shutout.

SpoFiteEDM @ HAMSWPG @ BCSKickingLVPPointsTotal Points
argoalEdmonton2B.C. MedlockUnder55
ic23bEdmonton3 Medlock 44
ReeverEdmonton B.C. MedlockUnder44
benderEdmonton3 33
DrJohnEvansEdmonton B.C. Medlock 33
Howard_TEdmonton B.C. Medlock 33
JPREdmonton B.C. Under33
MrFrisbyEdmonton MedlockUnder33
rcadeEdmonton B.C. Under33
cixelsydEdmonton Medlock 22
tommytrumpEdmonton B.C. 22
jagsnumberone 3 11

The forecast for this weekend: snow in Ottawa, cowboy hats in Calgary.

DIVISION FINALS

Edmonton Eskimos (10-8) @ Ottawa Redblacks (8-9-1) (Sunday, November 20, 1:00pm ET)

Ottawa returns to the Eastern Final with Henry Burris another year older, but Trevor Harris's young arm ready to go behind him. But they're in tough against a battle-hardened Edmonton squad. It'll come down to Mike Reilly: knocked out of last week's semi, he insists he's starting, but if he's not on his game, the Esks offence will resemble the Franklin Expedition.

CFL.ca Eastern Final Preview »

B.C. Lions (12-6) @ Calgary Stampeders (15-2-1) (Sunday, November 20, 4:30pm ET)

B.C. has had a very good season, capped off with a resilient come-from-behind win. In another season they might've been hosting this division final. But Calgary has been utterly dominant, and it's their game until they give it away.

CFL.ca Western Final Preview »

Offence Wins Championships Bonus

Pick the quarterback who will throw for the highest yardage on Sunday.

2016 Passing Stats »

Defence Wins Championships Bonus

Pick the team whose defence will register the most sacks on Sunday.

2016 Defensive Status »

Example pick: Edmonton by 21, Calgary by 14, Harris, Edmonton.

Good luck!

Pick the team whose defence will register the most sacks on Sunday.

2016 Defensive Status

Example pick: Edmonton by 21, Calgary by 14, Harris, Edmonton.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:32 AM on November 17

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Semi-Finals Edition

111.5 points is not all that huge a number. It works out to about 28 points per team

A lot of people share your opinion (myself included). But these four teams scored an average of 29 points/game this season, and allowed an average of 25 points/game. So even one good defensive game could put us in under territory.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:48 PM on November 11

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Semi-Finals Edition

Edmonton by 10
B.C. by 7
Meeeeeeeeeedlock
Nice weather in Hamilton this weekend - could be a bit breezy - let's say over.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:33 AM on November 10

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Semi-Finals Edition

Even in the darkest of times, when humanity's plight seemed utterly hopeless, and the suffocating blanket of despair was closing in on us all... Canadian football played on.

Edmonton Eskimos (10-8) @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7-11) (Sunday, November 13, 1:00pm ET)

Let's get this out of the way: the East division has been just plain awful this year. If Edmonton was in the East they would've won the division with points to spare. Despite being the crossover team, they've got to be the favourites. However: Hamilton's defence matches up, and young Zach Collaros is still capable of pulling off a big game. Just in case you wanted to make it interesting.

CFL.ca Eastern Semi-Final Preview

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (11-7) @ B.C. Lions (12-6) (Sunday, November 15, 4:30pm ET)

Winnipeg's much-vaunted offseason makeover has not gone entirely according to plan in the tough West division. They stabilized over the course of the season, but kept bumping up against a team that was just a little bit better at every turn: the B.C. Lions. They've got the edge in just about every category, plus a tough home field advantage. That said, head-to-head, Winnipeg was 2-0 against B.C. this season - including a Week 17 win in Vancouver.

CFL.ca Western Semi-Final Preview

Swayze Waters is out of the league and didn't survive the NFL cuts, but this picture is still the greatest thing I've ever seen, so I'm keeping it.

Swayze Waters Memorial River Salmon Bonus

Pick the kicker who will score the most points this weekend. That includes place-kick field goals, drop-kick field goals, PATs, singles, and fake field goals thrown for touchdowns.

2016 Kicking Stats

Las Vegas Posse Memorial Bonus

The combined over/under on total points scored for both games is 111.5. Will the actual number of points scored this weekend be OVER or UNDER that total?

Example pick: Hamilton by 21, B.C. by 14, Leone, Over.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:37 PM on November 09

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings

jags, you and rcade are the only members of the 80-point club. No flukes there.

Of course, we were picking 9 fewer games from 2007-2013 due to a variable number of teams in Ottawa. But still!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:30 AM on November 08

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings

Winnipeg takes advantages of Ottawa's backups and nails down third place with a win. A bunch of players you've never heard of play each other in Hamilton, and Montreal ends up winning. Edmonton finishes strong with 41 points against the Argos, and B.C. scores 41 of their own to take down the Riders.

WPG @ OTTMTL @ HAMTOR @ EDMSSK @ BC
ResultWinnipeg by 13Montreal by 7Edmonton by 24B.C. by 23
Margin of Error9 to 175 to 917 to 3116 to 30

rcade finishes strong with a five-point week, and a thirteen-point gap between him and second place. He becomes only the second SpoFite to crack 80 points in the Pick 'Em. Congrats, rcade!

At the other end, bender fought off numerous challenges to claim the Costanza with four points to spare. Congrats to bender!

SpoFiteWPG @ TORSHAM @ OTTSCGY @ BCSSSK @ MTLSPointsTotal Points
rcadeWinnipeg2 7Edmonton B.C. 580
ic23b Edmonton B.C.19367
DrJohnEvansWinnipeg Montreal8Edmonton B.C. 566
tahoemojWinnipeg16 Edmonton24 B.C.16766
cixelsydWinnipeg Edmonton24 B.C. 564
argoalWinnipeg Montreal B.C. 361
JPRWinnipeg Edmonton B.C. 360
tommytrumpWinnipeg Montreal6Edmonton B.C.16660
MrFrisbyWinnipeg Edmonton B.C. 358
ReeverWinnipeg Edmonton B.C. 355
Howard_TWinnipeg12 Edmonton18B.C. 355
jagsnumberoneWinnipeg Edmonton B.C.20453
bender Edmonton18B.C. 349

Thanks to everyone for playing along! Stay tuned for the CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, coming soon to a SpoFi post near you!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:20 PM on November 07

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twenty

Winnipeg by 21
Montreal by 8
Edmonton by 14
B.C. by 10

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:17 AM on November 04

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twenty

Edmonton holds off a fourth-quarter surge from the Ti-Cats to stay in the race. Ottawa helps them out by keeping the Bombers at ten wins, and - oh yeah - clinches the East Division in the process. Saskatchewan returns to business as usual, only managing six points in a loss to the Lions. Calgary, with the division secured, rests Bo-Levi Mitchell and suffers their first loss since Week 1.

EDM @ HAMOTT @ WPGBC @ SSKCGY @ MTL
ResultEdmonton by 3Ottawa by 13B.C. by 18Montreal by 9
Margin of Error2 to 49 to 1713 to 236 to 12

It's down to bender and jags for the Costanza, and it's going to take a great week from bender to wrestle the trophy away from him.

SpoFiteEDM @ HAMSOTT @ WPGSBC @ SSKSCGY @ MTLSPointsTotal Points
rcadeEdmonton 3 B.C. 475
ic23b B.C.17 264
DrJohnEvansEdmonton B.C.14 361
tahoemoj 13B.C. 259
cixelsydEdmonton B.C. 259
argoalEdmonton 3 B.C. 458
JPREdmonton 3 B.C. 457
MrFrisbyEdmonton Ottawa11B.C.18 655
tommytrump 054
Reever 3Ottawa B.C. 352
Howard_T Ottawa B.C.17 350
jagsnumber 3 B.C. 249
benderEdmonton Ottawa 246

Last week of the season and I've got the CFL Tiebreaker Rules open in a browser tab. The way it should be.

WEEK 20

Winnipeg @ Ottawa (Friday, November 4)
Ottawa's clinched, so look for their starters to get some rest. Meanwhile, Winnipeg still has a shot to grab a home playoff game, but they need to win - preferably by a bunch - to do it.

Montreal @ Hamilton (Saturday, November 5)
Hamilton's in and Montreal's out, so I'm sure some kids will get a chance to deal with the howling November winds at the former Ivor Wynne.

Toronto @ Edmonton (Saturday, November 5)
Edmonton's got the crossover, but could still move up with a win, plus a Winnipeg loss. Meanwhile, the Argos... welp.

Saskatchewan @ B.C. (Sunday, November 5)
This one could go either way. If Winnipeg lose on Friday, B.C. clinches the home playoff spot. If Winnipeg wins, B.C. will be fighting off the challenge. Might want to hold your pick until Saturday.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:14 PM on November 02

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

Edmonton by 10
Winnipeg by 7
B.C. by 14
Calgary by 21

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:41 PM on October 26

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

Hamilton comes up big in Ottawa, surging to tie in the fourth quarter and winning in OT. Despite Ricky Ray's return, Calgary just plain beat the Argos. Edmonton falls behind early and can't catch up as the Lions win a key playoff position game. And like we all drew it up back in June, Vernon Adams Jr. leads the Montreal Alouettes to victory.

HAM @ OTTTOR @ CGYMTL @ SSKEDM @ BC
ResultHamilton by 3Calgary by 18Montreal by 5B.C. by 7
Margin of Error2 to 413 to 234 to 75 to 9

Tough week for points, but bender's Virginia quarter is making things interesting, as both jags and Howard_T pull to within three points of the Costanza.

SpoFiteHAM @ OTTSTOR @ CGYSMTL @ SSKSEDM @ BCSPointsTotal Points
rcade Calgary 171
ic23b Calgary 162
DrJohnEvansHamilton 3 Calgary21 7658
tahoemoj Calgary 157
cixelsyd Calgary20 257
tommytrump Calgary B.C.6354
argoal 3Calgary15 354
JPR 3Calgary14 353
MrFrisby Calgary 149
Reever Calgary 149
jagsnumberone 047
Howard_T Calgary 147
benderHamilton Calgary B.C. 344

Some nice healthy inter-division play to help bulk up our point totals this week. That's very nice of the schedule-makers.

WEEK 19

Edmonton @ Hamilton (Friday, October 28)
Two teams desparate to move up in the standings. Hamilton needs a win to get into first, and Edmonton needs to win out if they don't want to cross over (or maybe they want to? we covered that last week). But Edmonton's probably better, so there's that.

Ottawa @ Winnipeg (Saturday, October 29)
Two teams hanging on for dear life: Winnipeg is barely hanging onto a home playoff spot, while Ottawa is just a point ahead of the Ti-Cats for first place. Winnipeg's the better team, but maybe desperation wins out.

B.C. @ Saskatchewan (Saturday, October 29)
Saskatchewan was on a nice little tear there for a while, but they lost a tough one to Montreal last week, and let's face it: B.C. is in the playoffs and the Riders aren't.

Calgary @ Montreal (Sunday, October 30)
If I was the Montreal Alouettes, I'd offer to forfeit the game if the Stamps bought the first round at Dieu du Ciel. This is one of the reasons why I'm not the Montreal Alouettes.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:58 PM on October 25

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eighteen

Don't worry ic23b, your sober picks were in time for kickoff!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:25 PM on October 24