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    Hey all,

    We're back again, beginning another CFL season, which of course exists in order to provide scores for the CFL Pool, which coincidentally starts on the very same day. Prizes again will be offered, to the top two finishers!

    Rules

    The pool works as follows: pick the winners of the games, and scores. That's it. For every game, you get:

    * 2 points for picking the winner.
    * a bonus point for getting the exact score for one of the two teams.
    * a total of 3 bonus points if you hit the final score precisely for both teams.

    The pool will run until the end of the Grey Cup game.

    Prizes

    It's a lot of fun, and mostly harmless. The top 2 based on total points will receive 1 item of their choosing from the esksfans.com shop: http://www.esksfans.com/forum/shop.php

    In the event of a points tie for 2nd place, the first tie breaker is "Wins". If still tied, we will have a random draw or flip a coin or have a 3rd party pick a number between 1 and 10 or whatever silly tie-breaking method I decide.

    Access

    To get to the pool from the site's main page, click "Forum" on the green menu bar. Then, on the yellow menu bar, click "CFL Pool". From there, you'll figure it out.

    All the regular season games have now been entered, so predict as many as you want now. I'll be sending out weekly reminders a couple of days before each week's games.

    I see that couchspud and The Messiah have already gotten a head start. Since they're both former champs, they'll be hard to catch. But they will be caught, I guarantee it.

    Good luck!

    Cheers, Glen VB
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    This may be the only time this season, but for the next 8 days , I'm in first place !
    Thank you Glen , you're the legend .

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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Thanks as always Glen!

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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    perfect, thanks Glen!
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    This time......it's personal!
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Thanks Glen. Enjoy this every year. Appreciate you doing it.
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    You’re the best Glen!

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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Sounds good. Can't wait.
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Could a mod "sticky" this thread, please?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Can someone else sign up please? I am still in last place.

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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Got a title to defend. Catch me if you can!

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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Trying a new technique and filled in all my picks for the whole year. Let's see if we can make this fly!
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    It's that time of the week (or year, in OK14's case). Season starts the day after tomorrow. Pick away!

    Currently, first-place couchspud holds a zero-point lead over last-place, um, me. But I'm shooting for you, couchspud!
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Week 1 is done! At least one major surprise down the #2 highway, but it didn't fool SKIP12, who not only holds our only perfect record, but also snagged two bonus points! Not to be outdone, 3rd & Long got one wrong but somehow managed four bonus points to tie SKIP12. Looner's in 3rd with a 3-1 record and two bonus points, which seem to be the theme of the week. A whole bunch tied for fourth (SecN, Wilkie, GWN, cmbuk, EsksDieHard1, and E4E).

    BTW, notice that we were all confident about the west's superiority this year...but the west went 1-2 against the east this week. Then again, the western teams in those losing games were the weakling Stamps and greenwhites
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    Week 1 is done! At least one major surprise down the #2 highway, but it didn't fool SKIP12, who not only holds our only perfect record, but also snagged two bonus points! Not to be outdone, 3rd & Long got one wrong but somehow managed four bonus points to tie SKIP12. Looner's in 3rd with a 3-1 record and two bonus points, which seem to be the theme of the week. A whole bunch tied for fourth (SecN, Wilkie, GWN, cmbuk, EsksDieHard1, and E4E).

    BTW, notice that we were all confident about the west's superiority this year...but the west went 1-2 against the east this week. Then again, the western teams in those losing games were the weakling Stamps and greenwhites
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    Week 1 is done! At least one major surprise down the #2 highway, but it didn't fool SKIP12, who not only holds our only perfect record, but also snagged two bonus points! Not to be outdone, 3rd & Long got one wrong but somehow managed four bonus points to tie SKIP12. Looner's in 3rd with a 3-1 record and two bonus points, which seem to be the theme of the week. A whole bunch tied for fourth (SecN, Wilkie, GWN, cmbuk, EsksDieHard1, and E4E).

    BTW, notice that we were all confident about the west's superiority this year...but the west went 1-2 against the east this week. Then again, the western teams in those losing games were the weakling Stamps and greenwhites
    And the Esks almost choked away their game against the East as well. Imagine if the West had gone 0-3 vs. the East? Hopefully, this means the East is showing up to play this year. But it is just week 1, where anything can happen.

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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Short week coming up, only three games. But it starts early, the day after tomorrow. Make your picks!
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    OK, week 2 is in the books...and we have a new leader! 3rd & Long, who was a game behind SKIP12 (the only perfect record in week 1) but tied with him based on bonus points, went 3-0 this week to take a two point lead. A three-way tie for third another point back, between naf, bone, and Wilkie (sounds like some crazy new animated movie). But there is a pile of people just off the pace, so the leaders best be wary...
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Three strong hometown favourites, one much closer game...on paper. Can any of the road dogs surprise? I'll go on a limb and say two road teams win this week.

    Time to make your picks!
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    Three strong hometown favourites, one much closer game...on paper. Can any of the road dogs surprise? I'll go on a limb and say two road teams win this week.

    Time to make your picks!
    I see this as a tough week to pick. 2 undefeated teams playing each other. 2 other games where 2 winless teams play each other. With those types of scenarios it's tough to pick road teams.

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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    This week's results are (finally) in, after another long delay last night in Regina. 3rd & Long has actually extended his lead by another point, even though he went 3-1 and four other have better win/loss records... he's "bonus point" wizard! A logjam in second place, with Wilkie, naf, bone, Ang, and Looner all three points back.

    Let's take pity on poor piz...tied for the best record at 10-1, but in seventh place because of his complete inability to grab a bonus point if it sat in his lap. Sorry piz, games are just not ending 30-20 this year
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Wow, quick turnaround this week. Games start already the day after tomorrow.

    Two interesting games that could go either way. And an 0-3 team is a strong favourite, playing on the road! One guess about who the home team is in that one.

    Get your picks in!
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    This week's results are (finally) in, after another long delay last night in Regina. 3rd & Long has actually extended his lead by another point, even though he went 3-1 and four other have better win/loss records... he's "bonus point" wizard! A logjam in second place, with Wilkie, naf, bone, Ang, and Looner all three points back.

    Let's take pity on poor piz...tied for the best record at 10-1, but in seventh place because of his complete inability to grab a bonus point if it sat in his lap. Sorry piz, games are just not ending 30-20 this year
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdar View Post
    I'm a late bloomer get ready cause I'm about to bloom like the beautiful rosebud that I am!
    Now where have I heard that before?

    http://www.esksfans.com/forum/showth...044#post847044

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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    Wow, quick turnaround this week. Games start already the day after tomorrow.

    Two interesting games that could go either way. And an 0-3 team is a strong favourite, playing on the road! One guess about who the home team is in that one.

    Get your picks in!
    After a week where the home teams swept, we could see a week where the road team sweep, which is pretty rare.

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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    Now where have I heard that before?

    http://www.esksfans.com/forum/showth...044#post847044

    How'd that work out for you, tiger?
    I didn't have enough fertilizer, thanks to some of the people on this message board I have more than enough now....
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    This.....




    ...is not going well.
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    Still early but last year I picked 74 % of the winners and finished 3rd.

    I’m at 72% right now and in 22nd

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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    This week's results!

    3rd and Long preserves his three-point lead this week... but the real story is OK14, who charged from tenth place all the way to second by nailing the Winnipeg-Ottawa score on the nose! That doesn't happen very often. The logjam is thinning out a bit...Bone has inched ahead of the pack, which now includes naf, Ang, SKIP12, and Looner. Wasn't an easy week to pick, with the Als pulling off the upset. Next week looks interesting, at least for three of the four games.
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    Re: Official Esksfans 15th Annual (2019) CFL Pool Thread - With Prizes!

    This week's games are coming up! Don't miss this reminder to make your picks... I missed my own bleeping reminder last week. How does that happen?!
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