October 16, 2012

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 17: Three weeks left and the lower rungs are getting desperate as the playoff picture solidifies. Meanwhile, perhaps bender and his nickel aren't quite as home and cool as we thought. Dispel the intrigue and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:47 AM - 11 comments

B.C. pads their lead by taking care of business in Hamilton, and Calgary keeps pace by doing the same in Winnipeg. Edmonton makes things interesting with a win over Saskatchewan, and Montreal clinches a playoff berth with a win in Toronto.

ResultB.C. by 20Calgary by 11Edmonton by 17Montreal by 12
Margin of Error14 to 268 to 1412 to 228 to 16

Just as we thought bender couldn't be caught, tommytrump puts together a nice six-point week to narrow the gap just a bit.

SpoFiteBC @ HAMSCGY @ WPGSSSK @ EDMSMTL @ TORSPointsTotal Points
benderB.C.16Calgary 352
tommytrumpB.C.16Calgary12 Montreal16647
JPRB.C. Calgary Montreal12542
Ying Yang MafiaB.C.16 Montreal11439
DrJohnEvansB.C. Calgary Montreal8438
Howard_TB.C. Calgary Edmonton Montreal 438
argoalB.C. Calgary Edmonton Montreal 436
MrFrisby Edmonton 133
andiemgarcia Montreal12332
Reever Montreal 131

The playoff picture starts to come into focus as we have a couple of games which are, if not must-win, at least must-not-lose.


Winnipeg @ Toronto (Friday, October 19)
If Toronto has any hope of challenging for the division title, it has to start with a win against a tough-luck opponent. But do they have the aforementioned hope?

Edmonton @ B.C. (Friday, October 19)
B.C. probably has a couple more competitive weeks in them until they clinch the division. Edmonton's still charging for that last playoff spot, though.

Montreal @ Saskatchewan (Saturday, October 20)
Montreal travels west where Saskatchewan is still in the mix for a home playoff game. Do the Alouettes start taking their foot off the gas pedal?

Hamilton @ Calgary (Saturday, October 20)
Um, wow. Hamilton needs to find at least two more wins this season, or they'll be the victims of a crossover. Calgary is not the best place to go to find wins.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:47 AM on October 16

Toronto by 8

British Columbia by 13

Saskatchewan by 5

Calgary by 11

posted by tommytrump at 10:18 AM on October 16

My mom thinks I'm cool.

Toronto by 18
B.C. by 2
Montreal by 2
Hamilton by 15

posted by bender at 12:10 PM on October 16

Toronto by 11
BC by 18
Montreal by 6
Calgary by 3

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:38 PM on October 16

Argos by 3... I hope. Comm'on Ray & Co.

lions by 3 1/2, say 4

regina dudes by 10

dem der west guys goinna lay a beat down on the puddy tats... stampers by 16

posted by argoal at 01:33 PM on October 18

Winnipeg by 11
B.C. by 8
Montreal by 18
Calgary by 24

posted by MrFrisby at 07:12 AM on October 19

Toronto by 5

Edmonton by 3

Saskatchewan by 6

Calgary by 10

posted by Reever at 12:00 PM on October 19

Bombers by 3, Lions by 8, Roughies by 8 and Stamps by 6.

posted by JPR at 04:10 PM on October 19

I can't believe I correctly picked all 4 games last week, and I still gained no ground on those ahead of me. Well, that's the way it goes here in the big city. You just can't trust anyone anymore. Maybe this week will be better, but that's not likely either.

Winnipeg at Toronto: Oh the (nearly) hapless Blue Bombers, if they were RCAF aircraft, they would be limited to flights over unpopulated areas lest they crash. The Argonauts haven't been doing too well in their quest of lat, either, but they appear to have some direction. Toronto by 17.

Edmonton at BC: This has all the makings of a first class brawl. Can an Eskimo survive in the Lions' den? For the last couple of weeks, it appeared that they could, but then Lions have been on a red meat diet. I look for BC to win out in a struggle. BC by 2.

Montreal at Saskatchewan: The Larks out-flew the Argos last week, but this week they have to avoid a rough ride. Poor Larks will wind up thrown to the ground. Saskatchewan by 11.

Hamilton at Calgary: Look out, kitty cats, you might get run over by large quadrupeds. Stampeders have shown more than a bit of an edge at times, while Tiger Cats are good but not as consistent. Since they are at Calgary, I'll go with the home town advantage. Calgary by 9.

posted by Howard_T at 06:10 PM on October 19

B.C. by 14
Saskatchewan by 4
Calgary by 26

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:43 PM on October 19

Montreal by 10

Calgary by 21

posted by andiemgarcia at 10:47 AM on October 20

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