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July 17, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six: It's only July, but your Grey Cup matchup has already been decided: Winnipeg and Montreal. Why fight fate? Turn back your clocks and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:56 PM - 13 comments

July 09, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five: Montreal stuns Hamilton, and somewhere a logo designer sleeps a little more soundly. Grab your anchor points and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:18 PM - 15 comments

July 03, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four: The Argos are pretty darn bad, which is good news for those of us professionally employed in the field of James Franklin pun-crafting. All aboard that's going aboard; make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 02:32 PM - 13 comments

June 26, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three: Edmonton rolls, the Rough Riders and Roughriders pile up the points, and Toronto gets lost on their way to the stadium. Fire up your GPS and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:13 AM - 15 comments

June 18, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two: It is with a heavy heart that I announce the sad news: there were no ties last week. Cheer up though, there's always next week. Make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 03:44 PM - 13 comments

June 10, 2019

The 15th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em: It's a quiet night here in Toronto. Not much going on. Why not take a gander at some CFL games? What's that? You haven't heard of any of the teams and you don't get the games on your tee vee? That hasn't stopped you for the last FOURTEEN YEARS. That's right, it's the FIFTEENTH iteration of the CFL Pick 'Em, and it's coming for your hopes and dreams. Make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:44 PM - 13 comments

May 27, 2019

Packers legend Bart Starr passes away at age 85: RIP to one of the greatests QBs, winner of Super Bowl I and II.

posted by billsaysthis to fantasy at 12:23 PM - 4 comments

November 29, 2018

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Final Standings: So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few Costanza. Also, the Stamps finally get around to actually winning a Grey Cup game. Final standings inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:17 PM - 6 comments

November 23, 2018

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition: We spend twenty-four weeks and spill countless pixels on these CFL picks, and we'd be farther ahead if back in June we'd just said what we were all thinking: "Calgary in the Grey Cup". Of course, they may still lose. Cross your fingers and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:12 PM - 10 comments

November 15, 2018

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition: The Lions' crossover journey fizzles out, and Saskatchewan's playoff hopes are buried in the snow. Who saw that coming? (Answer: not very many of us.) Grab your fuzzy mittens and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 02:40 PM - 7 comments

November 08, 2018

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Semi-Finals Edition: The long grind of the season is over and it's time for the sprint to the Grey Cup. (But to be honest, they're mostly sprinting to try to get these games in before the glaciers move in for the season.) Our leaderboard starts fresh for the playoffs and all are welcome. Grab your union suit and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:21 PM - 9 comments

November 06, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings: The CFL season winds down gracefully, but there's nothing graceful about our little pick 'em and its wild and wacky ending. Four games nailed, forty-one points scored, and a result that shocked the league office. Final standings are inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:33 PM - 7 comments

November 01, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twenty-One: Calgary still hasn’t clinched and Edmonton will miss the playoffs. Who saw that coming? cixelsyd, apparently. Blink twice and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:32 PM - 12 comments

October 25, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twenty: A tie for the lead! No divisions clinched! There's work to be done, CFL pickers. Roll up your flannel plaid sleeves and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:32 PM - 13 comments

October 18, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen: You thought Calgary and Ottawa were a shoo-in for the division titles? Shoo no longer. Everything is up for grabs with three weeks to go. Grab your pie server and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 02:36 PM - 12 comments

October 11, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eighteen: Edmonton is sinking faster than that Thanksgiving turkey you're still digesting. Grab a tums and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:02 PM - 12 comments

October 04, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seventeen: The West continues to be a bloodbath and Ottawa keeps hanging on for dear life. And an administrative note: due to math being hard, it turns out that we still have five weeks of CFL football left to play. Grab your slide rules and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:09 AM - 14 comments

September 27, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Sixteen: Five weeks to go, and here is a list of what's up for grabs: second place in the west, first place in the east, the CFL Pick 'Em championships (both ends). Reach on in and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:54 PM - 11 comments

September 20, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen: The low in Winnipeg tomorrow is 42º Fahrenheit, or as converted to Celsius: You'll Probably Want Your Fuzzy Mittens Degrees. Grab your knitting needles and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:28 PM - 11 comments

September 13, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen: The mercury is dropping, the glaciers are advancing, and we're officially into the final third of the season. Time to take bets on which Florida-raised kicker will succumb to frostbite first. Grab your bone shears and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:20 PM - 11 comments

September 06, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen: We're through Labour Day and this is when games start to get real. Unless you're a Schooners fan, in which case all your games are still imaginary. Grab an overpriced lobster roll and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:47 PM - 13 comments

August 28, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em Week Twelve: It's Labour Day weekend, which means rivalries galore! Grab your union card and make your picks inside. (Dr.J is away this week but will have your updated standings in Week 13. In the meantime, here's what you need to know to make your Week 12 picks!) Week 11 action saw three games decided by three points or less. Hamilton completes the comeback at home to top the Eskimos by 1 in Steeltown while Montreal gets it done against Toronto for their first win at home in 2018. Out west, Calgary returns to form with a 13-point win over the Bombers while Saskatchewan's defence comes up big against the Lions.

posted by Reever to fantasy at 09:47 PM - 15 comments

August 21, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven: Two-and-a-half upsets this week and we've spilled points all over the place. Grab a mop and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:42 PM - 13 comments

August 16, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten: A rare Friday start, and I thought I could finally get this up more than a day in advance. But the road to Hamilton is paved with good intentions. Grab your HOV permit and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:55 PM - 12 comments

August 08, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: Four planets in retrograde and the Argos win. Count your lucky stars and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:11 PM - 14 comments

August 01, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight: Sometimes you pick the games, and sometimes the games pick you. Find a good hiding spot and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:51 PM - 15 comments

July 23, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven: Narratives, we got 'em. Calgary keeps winning, B.C. turns it around, and Montreal makes a trade. Grab your screenplay draft and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:27 PM - 15 comments

July 18, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six: It's back to a our regular four-pack, which means we might actually score some points this week instead of having to live off James Franklin jokes. Grab your leaded tins and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:22 PM - 16 comments

July 11, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five: Do you ever feel like you're missing something? Like that elusive fourth game on the CFL's weekend schedule? Check under your couch cushions and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:40 PM - 15 comments

July 04, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four: I, for one, am looking forward to renaming the CFL Pick 'Em trophy to the James Franklin Annual Lifetime Achievement Award for Valour. Make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:45 PM - 14 comments

June 27, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three: Express Edition! Upsets, injuries and blowouts in week two action across the CFL. Say a prayer for Ricky Ray and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 02:48 PM - 19 comments

June 19, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two: Four games down, six hundred and thirty-two to go. Polish your flipping coin and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:52 PM - 14 comments

June 11, 2018

The 14th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em: This is the week we've all been waiting for. Maybe it's today. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe the day after. But sometime this week we will look up at the blue June sky, take a deep breath of pollen-choked air, feel the warmth of the sun on our faces, and finally put away that damn snow shovel. Oh yeah, and the CFL season starts this week too.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:25 AM - 15 comments

May 14, 2018

SportsFilter Fantasy Premier League 2017-2018 Final Standings: Congratulations to our winner, Kaf Kaesque, and the other top four finishers (me, Tom Clancy, and Drew Meger). full table

posted by billsaysthis to fantasy at 11:40 AM - 1 comment

December 01, 2017

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Final Standings: Sorry this is so late. The last thing I remember is giddily marching up Yonge Street with the Argos victory parade on Sunday night. Next thing I know it's Thursday morning and I'm waking up at the Fabricland in Newmarket. Nurse your hangovers and find out the results inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:05 AM - 7 comments

November 23, 2017

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition: Two close games mean our standings get turned upside down. It's a repeat of the 2012 Grey Cup as red (Calgary), white (snow), and blue (Toronto) will meet in Ottawa this Sunday. Grab your toque and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:49 PM - 17 comments

November 16, 2017

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition: Down by 15 in the 4th quarter with time expiring, Winnipeg scores a TD and goes for the 2-point convert. Just to mess up your picks. Keep up the chaos and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:14 PM - 13 comments

November 09, 2017

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Semis Edition: It's a fresh start as we take to the frozen turf for the CFL playoffs. Take that Canadian dime that keeps getting rejected by your office vending machine and flip it for all it's worth. All are welcome! Make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:00 PM - 14 comments

November 06, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings: Drama down to the final afternoon: Edmonton holds off Saskatchewan, making Reever our 2017 champion. Congratulations Reever! Final standings inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:09 PM - 11 comments

November 01, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twenty: It's the last week of the season and there's still so much to be decided. Put your affairs in order and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:58 PM - 15 comments