October 24, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen: We're around the final turn, which means it's Weird Upset Time (W.U.T.) in the CFL. Playoff-bound teams are resting, basement-bound teams have nothing to lose, and a couple good mid-division fights are still keeping things interesting. Pass the pepper and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:30 PM - 13 comments

Holy upsets, Batman! Saskatchewan clobbers Calgary, Toronto edges Winnipeg, and Hamilton destroys Montreal. Even B.C. gets in on the action, taking Edmonton to overtime.

SSK @ CGYWPG @ TOREDM @ BCHAM @ MTL
ResultSaskatchewan by 23Toronto by 1Edmonton by 6Hamilton by 27
Margin of Error16 to 301 to 14 to 819 to 35

ic23b nails the Edmonton win, but it's all in vain as Reever pulls ahead by three.

SpoFiteSSK @ CGYSWPG @ TORSEDM @ BCSHAM @ MTLSPointsTotal Points
Reever Toronto Edmonton8Hamilton 469
ic23b Edmonton6 366
jjzucal Toronto Edmonton7 365
Howard_T Toronto Edmonton 263
jagsnumberone Edmonton Hamilton 262
tahoemoj Hamilton 161
JPR Edmonton Hamilton 260
tommytrump Toronto Edmonton 256
argoal Toronto Edmonton4Hamilton 455
DrJohnEvans Edmonton 152
cixelsyd Edmonton7Hamilton 351
rcade Edmonton 150
benderSaskatchewan16 244

Two weeks left, and anything can happen! Well, to be more accurate, a specific subset of outcomes can happen.

WEEK 19

Hamilton @ Ottawa (Friday, October 27)
Hamilton had a huge week last week, but playoffs-wise, they're toast. Ottawa's only a point out of first - a win leapfrogs them over idle Toronto.

Montreal @ Saskatchewan (Friday, October 27)
Saskatchewan's clinched a playoff spot, but it's the ages-old question: would you rather be the crossover team into a weaker division, or play through at home? Watch who they rest this week for your answer.

B.C. @ Winnipeg (Saturday, October 28)
The Lions once looked promising, but promptly lost five in a row to get eliminated from playoff contention. Meanwhile Winnipeg is still guarding home turf from Edmonton, who is...

Calgary @ Edmonton (Saturday, October 28)
... playing Calgary's backup squad, to be sure. With last week's Bombers loss, the Stamps have clinched, and will certainly opt for some well-earned rest.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:30 PM on October 24

Ott by 7

Sask by 17

Winnipeg by 7

Ed by 9

posted by cixelsyd at 09:32 PM on October 24

Ottawa by 7

Saskatchewan by 12

Winnipeg by 6

Edmonton by 10

posted by ic23b at 02:45 AM on October 25

Ottawa by 17

Saskatchewan by 27

Winnipeg by 17

Calgary by 7

posted by tommytrump at 11:16 AM on October 25

Hamilton by 9 (weird upset, indeed)

Saskatchewan by 22

Winnipeg by 15

Calgary by 8

posted by jjzucal at 10:25 PM on October 25

pussycats by four

boys in green by 11

bombers by four

Eddie by three

posted by argoal at 12:16 PM on October 26

Rose from the first two weeks' cellar to get a sniff at striking distance to the top--and then that debacle. Regression to the mean is a bitch.

Ottawa by 13

Saskatchewan by 17

Winnipeg by 12

Edmonton by 20

posted by tahoemoj at 01:00 PM on October 26

Joni Mitchell described my situation quite well (check the standings over the past couple of weeks, then Google Joni Mitchell's hits). It has nothing to do with yellow taxis or parking lots either.

The scientists say cats see everything in shades of green. They cannot recognize Redblacks, so the kitties are in trouble. Ottawa by 8

Why would a Roughrider lay down for an insignificant little bird? There will be no Lark Ascending (neither the George Meredith poem nor the Ralph Vaughan Williams violin piece) in this one. Saskatchewan by 15

The Big Cats go to the airport to try out the Bombers. Lions have no hope of getting airborne in this one. Winnipeg by 14

It seems that most subscribe to the idea that the Stampeders will take a night off. It sounds reasonable, but the danger is that your starters will get a bit rusty. So what? Edmonton by 4

posted by Howard_T at 05:55 PM on October 26

Hamilton by 10

Saskatchewan by 24

Winnipeg by 21

Edmonton by 7

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:57 AM on October 27

Hamilton by 4

Saskatchewan by 14

Winnipeg by 6

Edmonton by 7

posted by Reever at 09:14 AM on October 27

Ottawa by 7
Saskatchewan by 12
Winnipeg by 21
Edmonton by 9

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:51 AM on October 27

Hamilton by 18
Saskatchewan by 5
Winnipeg by 6
Calgary by 11

posted by bender at 08:05 PM on October 27

Ott by 3; ssk by 8; Wpg by 3; Cal by 3.

posted by JPR at 08:24 PM on October 27

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