We are roughly halfway through the season, and I think I can safely say that we are all
feeling as beaten and bruised as ever. You can tell how things are going by looking back at
previous years' results. The leader this year is tracking 3 games worse than
, although 2003 might have been a very good
year when you
look at 2002
, which we are beat-ing by 4 games.
But all of those stats really don't mean much in the face of the outright whipping we all
took this week.
sur-vived the chaos better than everyone else, sneaking by with a very
respectable 10-4 mark.
finish not far behind at 9-5, which this week looks
like genius. Behind them, 10 of 14 players scrape together records of only 7-7 or worse.
easily held onto the overall top spot, as he didn't leave many doors ajar this week
for others to crash open. He edges even further ahead of his closest challengers
Even with a good week,
only manages to cut the distance between
himself and #1 by 2 games, leaving him still 5 games behind. Yes, nine weeks still remain,
and indeed there has been a lot of turnover thus far at the top. But things seem to be
settling into a kind of uneasy stasis, and
may be able to run out the clock.
Some quick hits...
takes the honors for best pick of the week by going alone in taking Atlanta
is close behind by joining only
in going with the Giants over the Vikings.
also shoots himself in the foot by being the only one to pick Carolina instead of
nailed KC beating Indy, while only
picking the Redskins over GB. Alas, poor
- that 4-10 mark was little better than not
making any picks at all!