Archive for the '2005 CFL Pool' Category

Overtime Central Post-Season Awards

Monday, November 28th, 2005 by Jon

Congratulations to Goolash! Don’t spend it all in one place!

The following awards were handed out in a ceremony before this broadcast.

Goolash Crowned Champion

Monday, November 28th, 2005 by Jon

Overtime Central confirmed this evening that Goolash has taken the 2005 Overtime Central CFL Pool. Goolash hung on to win by 3 points in one of the tightest contests ever.

Rounding out the top 3 in the prize money were Green Monster and Davin Bull Dogs. The prize money is credited as follows:

Goolash (coach: Greg Kreutzer) – $49.00
Green Monster (coach: Gord Hanson) – $14.00
Davin Bull Dogs (coach: Brent Gessner) – $7.00

All accounts have been appropriately credited and account balances are accurate. Overtime Central has decided that all balances must be paid out by the end of the year. Any outstanding credits owing on January 1, 2006 will be lost and will go towards Overtime Central’s general expenses. If you have a balance on your account owing please email to the address you wish the winnings to be sent. You can check your account balance under the My Portfolio link on the top menu.

Thanks to all that played. We are still hoping we can pull together a site which will provide more contest fun in the future.

Goolash Hangs On To Win 2005 CFL Pool

Sunday, November 27th, 2005 by Jon

Initial results show Team Goolash hanging on to its 4 point lead coming into the Grey Cup to ward off Green Monster and take the 2005 CFL Pool. Goolash, though failing to score any points in the final week of play, finished first as a result of the poor showing Green Machine Monster had in the final week as well. Green Machine’s Monster’s one point may go down as the greatest all time choke in Overtime Central history when the championship was ripe for the picking.

The mosting dramatic result was Team Swervin’Mervyn, with owner Mervyn Fernandez at the helm for the last week, outperforming all other coaches badly to jump four spots and finish in a respectable 4th place. Now one can only think what might have happened if Fernandez would have been coaching all season. It certainly proves that Fernandez still has it and may be in a lot of people’s sights next season.

Results will be finalized overnight and the official final results released Monday evening.

Also look for a contest wrap up and awards announcement this week as well as reviews of the Grey Cup, CFL Season, ‘Rider’s season and another look at the new NHL in the coming weeks.


Sunday, October 2nd, 2005 by Jon

This is an open post to collect your opinion on a variety of subjects.

A little background: Two plays this week and some luck helped me to a 40 point week. First, a reversed call in the Toronto-Ottawa game allowed my prediction of 29-18 to stand. Second, a blocked field goal returned for a TD (plus no convert) on the last play of the B.C.-Saskatchewan game allowed me to score points for a perfect Saskatchewan score and a 68.75% game percentage. That and some luck on Hamilton’s and Montreal’s wins help me win the week and month. After being in the basement much of the season, I now set my sights on Cowgirls and Goolash to finish with some respectability.

What do you think of:

  • 50 Percent’s (coach Jon Fedyk) perfect score in the Ottawa-Toronto game and 40 pts (66.67%) for week 15?
  • Officiating in the CFL this year?
  • Swervin’Mervyn firing Jim Fedyk and replacing him with the CFL naive John Madden?
  • The ‘Rider late season surge?
  • Fans and media calling for fewer penalties in the NHL since hockey is being ruined by all the obstruction calls?
  • Baseball’s playoff run?

Comment on any or all of these items or anything else you want to talk about.

CFL Schedule Change Causes Havoc

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 by Jon

The CFL published its 2005 schedule with two caveats stating 2 Toronto Argonaut games dates may move up by one day. Overtime Central entered the original schedule as published assuming there would be published notice if the schedule did change. We did not see any notice on and tonight Toronto played the first of these games on the new night.

Overtime Central did not catch this change, and as such the reminder email was incorrect and picks were open for the Toronto – Calgary game after the game concluded and we realized that it wasn’t Thursday. Therefore we reviewed the site logs and reverted one entry’s score to 20-21 for Toronto as they had submitted Week 10 picks after the game concluded, but we could not verify whether they had changed the score for this game. If they can produce a confirmation email dated before the game will update their picks to these values.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.

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