CFL Pick 'Em, Playoff Edition: Were you wistfully checking the CFL Pick 'Em standings all summer, wishing you could play? Or maybe you're looking for revenge/continuity after a disappointing/excellent regular season? Either way, here's your chance as the CFL heads into the playoffs. We begin anew and it's anyone's game. Make your picks inside.
Edmonton @ Winnipeg (Saturday, November 8)
Edmonton gets an automatic nod for coming out of the strong West division and crossing over to the East playoffs: they're 10-8 on the season compared to Winnipeg's 8-10. But is momentum a concern? Ignoring last week's win against Montreal's backups, Edmonton hasn't won in anger in almost a month, and those games include a couple of disheartening losses that removed them from contention in the West. Add to that the Esks' 3-6 road record, and the fact that Winnipeg has won three out of four, and you may think about tightening the spread a bit. TSN.ca East Semi Preview »
B.C. @ Saskatchewan (Saturday, November 8)
Weeks and weeks of a Western stalemate finally comes down to this. Saskatchewan had a hot start, but injuries and inconsistency made the second half rough for them. B.C. stumbled out of the gate, but the defence found its groove and the offence scored just enough to get the team back on its feet. B.C.'s mean defence will be a tough challenge for Saskatchewan's QB rotation, but the Riders' home field crowd should make sure that it works the other way 'round. The weather is sunny and clear, but Prairie winds will make this no picnic for kickers. Look for this to be a grind-it-out, low-scoring game. TSN.ca West Semi Preview »
Pick the kicker who will score the most points for his team. 2008 CFL Kicking Stats »
Total points available: 3 (East semi) + 3 (West semi) + 1 (Bonus) = 7
Here are the picking rules, which are still a little mangled from the Great SpoFi Switcheroo. Basically, just pick a winner and a spread, and ask me any questions if you have them.