October 23, 2013

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 18: With two weeks left, the league still has five playoff spots in contention, so plenty is on the line for these last eight games. Which is a good thing, because we have a dark horse emerging from the pack to challenge cixelsyd. Flip your coin and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:27 AM - 14 comments

The favourites rule the weekend. Calgary gets it done in Edmonton to all but clinch. Despite struggles from Ricky Ray, Toronto scrapes out a win in Winnipeg to mathematically eliminate the Bombers. Saskatchewan puts on a strong show when it counts to consign the Lions to third place, while Hamilton can't come through when it counts, losing in Montreal to dim their division hopes.

ResultCalgary by 14Toronto by 6Saskatchewan by 21Montreal by 31
Margin of Error10 to 184 to 815 to 2722 to 40

Ying Yang Mafia follows up on his seven points last week with five this week, including two spreads nailed, presenting a fresh challenge to cixelsyd.

SpoFiteCGY @ EDMSTOR @ WPGSBC @ SSKSHAM @ MTLSPointsTotal Points
cixelsydCalgary Toronto Saskatchewan Montreal 461
Ying Yang MafiaCalgary14 1Saskatchewan 557
ReeverCalgary12Toronto5Saskatchewan 555
MrFrisbyCalgary18Toronto Saskatchewan 454
tommytrumpCalgary15Toronto Montreal 454
ic23bCalgary Toronto Saskatchewan 352
argoalCalgary12Toronto7 451
benderCalgary15 249
goddamCalgary14 6Saskatchewan Montreal 649
JPRCalgary Toronto Saskatchewan 349
DrJohnEvansCalgary14Toronto Saskatchewan 548
jjzucalCalgary Toronto Montreal 346

Nothing but divisional play from here on, which means there are about eight hundred possible outcomes for the season.


Winnipeg @ Toronto (Thursday, October 24)
Toronto needs another win to clinch the division, and Winnipeg would seem to be an easy target. But that's what we thought last week, and the Argos were lucky to escape with a win.

Edmonton @ B.C. (Friday, October 25)
Welcome to the First Meaningless Bowl of 2013! Edmonton is long eliminated, and B.C. is stuck in third place. If you have a cousin who once played football somewhere for somebody, chances are they'll suit up for this game.

Montreal @ Hamilton (Saturday, October 26)
Here's where the intrigue lies. Hamilton needs to win out to have a chance at winning the division. But a Montreal win pushes them down into third place. Hamilton's been the stronger team, but are they falling apart when they can least afford to?

Saskatchewan @ Calgary (Saturday, October 26)
And here's the highlight of the weekend: Saskatchewan needs to win out in order to keep their division title hopes alive. A Calgary win seals the division for the Stamps. Saskatchewan's three-game win streak versus Calgary's four-gamer. Should be fun!

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:27 AM on October 23

Also, an update on the surprisingly complete U.S. Broadcast Schedule: looks like NBC Sports is carrying the Toronto game, and ESPN3 has the others. If you can't bear to wait for next week's posts.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:31 AM on October 23

Winnipeg by 19
B.C. by 10
Hamilton by 16
Saskatchewan by 3

posted by bender at 11:01 AM on October 23

Toronto by 13

British Columbia by 16

Montreal by 21

Saskatchewan by 2

posted by tommytrump at 03:21 PM on October 23

Toronto by 16
BC by 7
Montreal by 5
Calgary by 14

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:49 PM on October 23

Toronto by 14

B.C. by 12

Montreal by 16

Saskatchewan by 3

posted by ic23b at 09:08 PM on October 23

Toronto by 7
B.C. by 17
Hamilton by 3
Calgary by 6

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:43 PM on October 23

Toronto by 13

BC by 10

Montreal by 7

Calgary by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 12:35 AM on October 24

Argos by 5

bc by 6

cats by 3

cal by 3

posted by argoal at 10:41 AM on October 24

Toronto by 9

BC by 12

Montreal by 17

Saskatchewan by 6

posted by goddam at 10:48 AM on October 24

Toronto by 8

BC by 6

Hamilton by 7

Saskatchewan by 3

posted by Reever at 11:07 AM on October 24

Win by 3

Cal by 3

BC by 7

Ham by 7

posted by JPR at 11:08 AM on October 24

Toronto by 11
Edmonton by 3
Hamilton by 7
Calgary by 14

posted by MrFrisby at 12:49 PM on October 24


B.C. by 11

Ham by 12

Sask by 9

posted by jjzucal at 03:56 PM on October 25

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