October 27, 2008

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 19: Last week of the season! Time for that final push! The trophy is in the building. Well, it would be if we had a trophy. Or a building. Noted for next year. Make your picks inside.

Calgary gets the job done and clinches first place in the West. B.C. gets the job done and stays in a tie for second. Montreal loses their offensive touch at home; end-of-season relaxation or something more worrisome? And Saskatchewan comes out of its second-half funk in a big way, absolutely embarrassing Edmonton and banishing the Esks to a crossover fate in windy Winnipeg.

ResultCalgary by 11Saskatchewan by 46B.C. by 23Winnipeg by 1
Margin of Error8 to 1432 to 6016 to 301 to 1

Points are scarce this week, but both tommy and Monica eke out four-point leads, all but guaranteeing their respective trophies. Can anyone stage a final-week come-from-behind push?

SpoFiteCGY @ HAMSEDM @ SSKSTOR @ BCSWPG @ MTLSPointsTotal Points
tommytrumpCalgary B.C.19 361
owlhouseCalgary B.C. 257
MrFrisbyCalgary Saskatchewan B.C. 357
JPR B.C. 156
Ying Yang MafiaCalgary Saskatchewan B.C. 356
DrJohnEvansCalgary B.C.28 356
Spitztengle B.C. Winnipeg 253
ReeverCalgary13Saskatchewan B.C. 452
apoch Saskatchewan Winnipeg 250
BoKnowsCalgary14 B.C.28 450
The_Black_Hand Saskatchewan B.C. 247
NoMichCalgary10 B.C. 347
FolkwaysCalgary13Saskatchewan 345
AnacondaCalgary9 B.C. 341
Monica PolandCalgary B.C. 237

This is it! Final countdowns! Final jostling for seeding! Fan appreciation! T-shirt giveaways! It's been a great year (for those of us who aren't Argos fans, anyway), and it's been great to have everyone here along for the ride. Thanks!


Saskatchewan @ Toronto (Thursday, October 30)
This could still be a game to watch. Saskatchewan's fighting for a home playoff game next week, and Toronto's fighting for anything remotely resembling a win.

Montreal @ Edmonton (Friday, October 31)
Both these teams are home and cool, but still have something to prove in this potential East final match-up. Edmonton needs to rebound after last week, and Montreal can't afford to lose its offense for much longer.

Hamilton @ Winnipeg (Saturday, November 1)
Winnipeg lost two quarterbacks last week. They will not take any chances with anyone else this week. Meanwhile Hamilton's fighting for a chance to finish third for the first time in who knows how long, so they've gotta be the favourites coming in.

B.C. @ Calgary (Saturday, November 1)
This game depends on Thursday night's game. B.C.'s won their season series with Saskatchewan, so if the Riders lose in Toronto, B.C. will clinch second place two days before they play. If Saskatchewan wins, B.C. will need to bring it. You might want to delay your pick for this game until Friday.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 07:12 PM - 20 comments

I'll go first-y.

Sassy by 10 Monty by 14 Hammy by 3 Calgary-y by 21 (Friday? Screw that. I've got big, big, big plans.)

posted by BoKnows at 09:35 PM on October 27

I'm going to wait and see what Tommy picks, then go against, just to make the final week interesting.

However, I will maintain my policy of always picking Edmonton and never picking Hamilton. If you need to ask...

posted by owlhouse at 03:14 AM on October 28

Saskatoon by 22 Montreal by 18 Hamilton by 30 BC by 12

posted by NoMich at 07:56 AM on October 28

Saskatchewan by 11 Edmonton by 11 Winnipeg by 11 Calgary by 11

posted by tommytrump at 05:56 PM on October 28

OK, tommy lays down the marker, and I'll have to hit a few spreads:

Toronto by 5 Edmonton by 9 Winnipeg by 17 BC by 3

posted by owlhouse at 05:29 AM on October 29

Toronto by 8 Montreal by 14 Hamilton by 21 BC by 3

posted by apoch at 09:12 AM on October 29

OK, tommy lays down the marker, and I'll have to hit a few spreads.

I reserve the right to pull the ol' switcheroo later in the week, Owlhouse! (in all honesty, not very likely to switch anything)

posted by tommytrump at 09:27 AM on October 29

Toronto by 5 Montreal by 52 Winnipeg by 2 Calgary by 25

posted by Folkways at 10:52 AM on October 29

Saskatchewan by 9 Edmonton by 3 Winnipeg by 11 Calgary by 17

Am I eligible for the "award" since I missed two weeks of picking (not that it would have added many points but I don't want to take anyone's trophy if I am not eligible)

posted by Monica Poland at 12:13 PM on October 29

Saskatchewan by 12 Montreal by 5 Winnipeg by 6 Calgary by 15

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:21 AM on October 30

Saskatchewan by 3 Edmonton by 3 Winnipeg by 5 Calgary by 5

posted by Anaconda at 10:51 AM on October 30

Saskatchewan by 16 Montreal by 8 Hamilton by 4 Calgary by 11

posted by Reever at 11:04 AM on October 30

Am I eligible for the "award" since I missed two weeks of picking (not that it would have added many points but I don't want to take anyone's trophy if I am not eligible)

For a long season like this, you can get a one- or two-week mulligan easily enough. If you were tied with another player who had picked every week, we might have a problem, but Anaconda is your closest rival and he missed a couple of weeks as well.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:20 PM on October 30

Saskatchewan by 9 Montreal by 21 Hamilton by 10 B.C. by 7

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:21 PM on October 30

Saskatchewan by 8 Hamilton by 4 Edmonton by 2 Calgary by 5

posted by JPR at 03:15 PM on October 30

Sassy by 13 Eddie by 4 Winny by 10 B.C. by 8

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:12 PM on October 30

What better way to demoralize Saskatchewan by 21 When your own children are your spies Edmonton by 3 The things you trust are not the same Hamilton by 6 Trust in grief, trust in death B.C. by 18 Trust in hope is trust in pain

posted by MrFrisby at 06:32 PM on October 30

Esks MUST win this one ... EE by 10 (assuming they can actually score a touchdown or two)

Bombers ready themselves for the Esks ... Winnie in a tight one by 2.

BC would surely rather host the Riders, but those nasty Stamps are gonna send 'em on the road next week ... Calgary by 11.

posted by Spitztengle at 09:08 AM on October 31

Bless those blundering Argonauts.

Really? A direct snap in the last minute of play at your own 40?


posted by tommytrump at 09:29 AM on October 31

The Don resigns. And with reports of bickering in the front office, looks like the flagship Argonaut is gonna be looking a whole lot different come first kickoff in '09.

posted by Spitztengle at 10:31 AM on November 01

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