CFL Pick 'Em, Week 16: The playoff picture is clear as mud in the CFL. Week 15 confused the standings just as much as it tidied it up. What will Week 16 bring? More sports metaphors! Make your picks inside.
posted by Reever to fantasy at 05:32 PM - 15 comments
Winnipeg gets its swagger back in commanding win in Hamilton, while Paul McCallum lifts the Lions over the Stamps to their seventh straight win. Meanwhile, Calvillo makes football history look easy in a come-from-behind win over the Argos, as Edmonton wins an ugly won over the Roughriders who have been outscored 99-9 in their last three games.
Points were hard to come by this time, but Ying Yang Mafia nails a spread to get four points on the week. Rumple also picked up four to move into second place.
Only four more weeks until the playoffs!
(Also, the standings have shifted slightly based on the points from last week. Dr. J should be back soon, but I will update the standings for next week. But you can see the new point tally below.)
Calgary @ Toronto (Friday, October 14)
With Calgary in a log-jam for top spot in the West and the Argos officially eliminated from the 2011 post-season, this game is a must-win for Calgary. But Toronto has nothing to lose anymore...
Winnipeg @ Edmonton (Saturday, October 15)
Winnipeg will look to cement their hold on first place in the East with a win over the Eskes in Edmonton, although Edmonton is looking to do the same thing to Winnipeg at home! Get out those coins and toss 'em.
Hamilton @ Montreal (Sunday, October 16)
Hamilton looks to take the season series against the Alouettes in Montreal this weekend and get themselves back into contention for first in the East. But Montreal hopes to move into sole possession of first if they win and Winnipeg loses.
BC @ Saskatchewan (Sunday, October 16)
BC is taking their seven-game winning streak into Saskatchewan, where the hapless Riders have gone 2-4 at home this season. While not eliminated from the playoffs just yet, this is a must-win for the Riders if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive.
posted by Reever at 05:56 PM on October 12
Bender's Week 16 Picks
Toronto by 6
Edmonton by 3
Hamilton by 5
Saskatchewan by 23
posted by Reever at 05:57 PM on October 12
An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a bar. Toronto by 7 Edmonton by 3 Montreal by 14 BC by 7. Because the Welshman is still in New Zealand.
posted by owlhouse at 11:39 PM on October 12
Calgary by 20
Edmonton by 11
Montreal by 12
British Columbia by 13
posted by tommytrump at 07:28 AM on October 13
Calgary by 11.
Edmonton by 5
Montreal by 8
BC by 14
posted by JPR at 07:54 PM on October 13
Calgary by 10
Winnipeg by 6
Montreal by 11
BC by 16
posted by Reever at 08:23 PM on October 13
ooh, second place. I better stop wild ass guessing and do some homework on this stuff.
Toronto by 3
Montreal by 20
BC by 5
posted by rumple at 02:52 AM on October 14
Well I finally did something right.
Calgary by 16
Winnipeg by 3
Montreal by 17
BC by 5
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:07 AM on October 14
Winnipeg by 10
Montreal by 10
BC by 14
posted by cixelsyd at 10:55 AM on October 14
Stamps by 8
Bombers by 4
Al's by 5
Lions by 18
posted by argoal at 11:01 AM on October 14
Rumple, doing your homework is a sure ticket to a ride down in the standings. The SWAG (scientific wild-assed guess) method is still the proven way to go. The secret to my (lack of) success is to actually use some logic. I tried to train my cat to help me out, but cat poop on the laptop is messy. Oh well, back to the old ways of prediction.
Calgary at Toronto: The Stampeders travel with a flu bug accompanying the team. If they don't beat the Argonauts, at least they will infect them. Toronto will stay healthy and lose. Calgary by 6.
Winnipeg at Edmonton: I just don't know what to make of the Eskimos. They looked like world beaters early on, but since have descended into mediocrity. In the meantime the Blue Bombers have looked like their namesakes, climbing and diving like an FA-18 on a firing pass. They will find a well-defended but vulnerable target in Edmonton. Winnipeg by 4.
Hamilton at Montreal: Tiger Cats are looking to catch some birds. They will have about as much success as my neighbor's black and white cat had in my back yard this morning. Mourning doves can get off the ground really fast, but there is no confirmation they were actually laughing at the cat. Montreal prevails easily by 12.
BC at Saskatchewan: Rough Riders have had just that - a rough ride - for the past 3 weeks, while the Lions have acted like the kings of the jungle for the last 2 months. I expect the Riders to be in full desperation mode, but the Lions will just eat them up. BC wins by 16.
posted by Howard_T at 04:03 PM on October 14
SSK by 10.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 03:36 PM on October 16
Howard_T - heh, I was all talk and no walk. Stuck with SWAG and I think I did alright.
posted by rumple at 12:54 AM on October 17
rumple, looks like we did equally well this time around, but since you are 3 points ahead of me in the standings, I must admit to the efficacy of your methods. Still a few weeks to go, and we'll see if we can overtake those ahead of us. Stayed tuned...
posted by Howard_T at 06:04 PM on October 17
Looks like I did about the same picking in advance as I did week to week. I wonder how I would do if I picked the entire season at the beginning...
posted by bender at 07:35 PM on October 17
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