Overall, this was another very good week for everyone in the contest. Like last week, no
one finishes with single-digit wins. However, with good weeks like this, it's hard to make
any headway in the contest rank-ings. Especially when you have the leader going 14-2!!
totally opened up a can of whoop-*ss on the rest of us, and now leads the contest
by 2 games, increasing his lead by one. But whereas
was hot on his heels in 2nd last
week, he took an absolute beating this week. Despite a decent 11-5 record, he lost every
critical different pick between him and
and now slides 4 back of the lead, tied with
gain, as they move into 2nd and 3rd, respectively. And with
going 14-2 also, you can bet that he's thinking "repeat".
lead is certainly
tenuous. As for pick highlights, obviously the Chi / Den game gave everyone a loss,
correctly picked Pitt over Cleveland. Bad upset picks were more
abundant, with only
picking Giants over Bucs,
picking SD over Cinci, and, well,
alone going for the Detroit upset over Minn. (Ah, we
went 10-6!) Addi-tionally, only
went for SF over GB, while just
took Jax over the Jets. In rankings-basement news,
will become the
last person to reach the 100-win mark, as his excellent 13-3 mark still leaves him one shy
at 99. Way to go, Number 14!
Replay Challenge #8
This week the contest was to pick the number of points each team would score for each game.
As tedious as this con-test was, it really turned out to be a wash. What I thought would
create high drama and much reshuffling of the rank-ings actually turned out to be a big bag
of nothin'. My scoring method - averaging the predicted point variances
compared to the actual points - ended up leaving everyone pretty even.
earned the most
points, about 15.4 out of 18, with
also winning 15+ points. Everyone else
scored between 14 and 15. The overall contest leaders do not change:
Tony - 88.89; Tanya - 82.59; Joe - 82.27.
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