At long last I had a pretty good week. The Bengals game was one where I was torn between the numbers and what I actually thought. But the numbers said different. But that was only 1 point.
Cleveland Vs. Atlanta was a real toss up for me. But ,again that was only 2 points.
Poor MARSHAWN LYNCH! If he doesn’t speak to the press, he gets fined. If he does speak he is criticized. He is a MAN who does his talking on the “field of battle”.
Yes. I know it is part of the business, that he may have to talk to the press. BUT; some people are really uncomfortable speaking in public. I can sympathize with this feeling. When I was 15 I started as a radio announcer/engineer. I was always complimented on my broadcasts. HOWEVER, I could not say a word straight if someone was watching me. If we had station visitors, I would have to pull the blind to my studio. I did my job. I entertained people. (As long as I was just a voice. Not if I was a visible image). Marshawn Lynch does his job. He is a very strong, and exceptional FOOTBALL PLAYER.
Some people crave the spotlight. People like Mr. Lynch, prefer to have the spotlight put ON THE TEAM. Leave him alone.
Saints Vs Ravens was anyones call.
The big SURPRISE for me; as I am sure anyone else’s was the total UpSeT, the RAIDERS pulled off which cost me 10 POINTS. Congrats to the Raiders.
For those of you who do not know how confidence ranking goes, let me explain.
If we were playing an office pool,(which we ARE NOT). The object is to score the most points. To obtain the score YOU rank the teams by how confident you are a team will win its game. EXAMPLE: Say this week we have 17 games. The team you are most confident will win you would ssign the number 17 and follow down to the team you are least confident in and assign that number 1. We use the Monday night game as a TIE BREAKER. The tie is broke by the closest to the total (that is the COMBINED score of the two participating tams) final score, without going over.
If we were playing this is how my sheet would look; My pick will be in bold Capital letters. you can use circling, underlining, or highlighting. I will show my correct points in Bold
This year I am making a change in the scoring. YOU can adopt the new scoring or continue to use the old scoring. This year we get a negative score for missed games. We will continue to get a positive score for correct predictions. EXAMPLE: LAST YEAR if you scored 1 pt on the first game and you had 15 pt miss on the second game you would still have a Positive 1. HOWEVER. this year the same scenario would result with a -14 score.
I will fill in my picks Thursday. Until then feel free to:
Just copy and paste for your own Fun Pool Use. Or to see if you can beat me.
IF YOU SEE I MADE A MIS COPY OF THE GAMES AND TIMES FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AND TELL ME I GOOFED.
All Times EST
|1|| Chicago Bears
|5||Tenn. Titans||21||@||HOU. TEXANS
|7|| S.D. Chargers
|9||CINCY BENGALS||14||@||T.B. Buccanneers||13||9||39 /59|
|10||Oakland Raiders||0||@||ST. LOUIS RAMS
|12||Carolina Panthers||13||@||MINN. VIKINGS
|14||N.E. Patriots||21||@||G.B. PACKERS
|16|| MIA. DOLPHINS
|Tie Breaker||(Monday||2||team total)||42