Archive for the 'CFL' Category

Winter’s Prelude

Saturday, December 5th, 2009 by Jon

It has been a long time since I posted here.  Time has a way of passing you by when you are not looking.  I have some ideas for some posts, but fleshing them out has always taken a lower priority than other work.  We will see what will happen this winter.

I held another set of challenging CFL contests this year.  It was a challenging year in the CFL, with parity making picks much tougher.  Everything culminated with winter’s prelude, an exciting Grey Cup.  Although the outcome disappointed many, it was a tremendous comeback by the Montreal Alouettes.

Before we get fully into hockey season, it is time to check your Grey Cup tickets and pool boards.  If you want the quarter scores from this year’s championship, head over to cfldb.  While you are there, check out some of the information they have added like a searchable CFL rulebook and CFL videos.

Grey Cup Scores

Saturday, December 20th, 2008 by Jon

I have noticed the site has been getting a lot of search engine traffic on 2008 Grey Cup Pool scores, likely because of the Grey Cup Pool post.  Anyone coming to Overtime Central looking for quarter scores for the 2008 Grey Cup to check their pool tickets or Grey Cup square pool boards should head over to this post on cfldb.ca which has the information you are seeking.

One Day to CFL Season, Pick ’em Start

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 by Jon

I am really excited about the upcoming CFL season. I am trying my first public CFL contest, sponsored by cfldb.ca, the 2008 CFL Pick ’em Challenge. In a nutshell, predict the scores of each CFL game every week and earn fantasy points based on your prediction accuracy. The season launches tomorrow with a double-header on TSN. Late entries will receive the default score, 21-0 for the home team, for games missed so you still have a chance if you found out about the contest late. Sign up now for the most fun!

There have been a lot of account creations, but not as many entering the contest. I will outline the procedure in case it is not clear. First, you must create an account, which requires a valid email address (I do need to contact you if you win!). I hate spam too, so don’t worry, your email address will not be sold. After creating an account and signing in with the password emailed to you (check your spam filters), enter the contest by entering a team name, selecting the Pick ’em Challenge contest and accepting the terms and conditions in the sidebar Contest Signup section. After you have entered the contest, a link to your entry home page will appear in the sidebar. Follow the link to see the contest status and make your picks. Not as easy as it could be; I will work on improving the flow in the future. If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment here.

Announcing the cfldb.ca 2008 CFL Pick ’em Challenge

Thursday, June 19th, 2008 by Jon

Overtime Central is pleased to announce, together with our sponsor cfldb.ca, our latest CFL contest. The cfldb.ca 2008 CFL Pick ’em Challenge will test any CFL fans’ prognostication skills in predicting the score of all 72 regular season CFL games to earn fantasy points and win prizes. Best of all, it is free.

Our initial free contest open to the public, cfldb.ca has graciously stepped forward to provide $150 in prizes for this contest. First place will receive a 2GB iPod Shuffle, second place a $50 Sony Store Gift Card and third place a $25 Ciniplex Gift Card. Call this our first toe in the water. The success of this contest will determine the free contests we hold in the future and the quality of the prizes.

The season starts June 26, so check out the rules, get entered today, then tell your friends. This is a public contest, so feel free to post and link to Overtime Central. In 2008, “This is Our League” is the CFL‘s new motto, so show off your CFL pride by entering our contest. You just may win a prize while you are having a good time.

Discussion Grows on Bills Foray into Toronto

Friday, February 8th, 2008 by Jon

After Wednesday’s press conference in Toronto to formally announce the Buffalo Bills’ plans to plan eight games in five years in Toronto, more thoughtful reporting and discussion has come out on the depth of this topic.

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