NFL Confidence Picks WEEK 5 10/05,08,09/2017

Hurrah!  For Vice President Pence.  Of course I doubt if he had to pay for his tickets to the Colts game.  BUT he did get up and leave after the 49’ers SHOWED their disrespect for the the country which allows them to earn WAY to much money for what they do.    

I would like to see every stadium empty, until the NFL starts enforcing the Standing for the anthem “POLICY” which make it a violation with designated punishments.  They enforce them in regard to dress (Wrong Shoes, Wrong eye shadowing, etc. etc.

They need to make it retroactive and receive punishment for each occurrence.  It “AIN’T” going to happen though.

There are just  TOO MANY, apathetic people out there to miss a game or two.  I believe these people are UNPATRIOTIC  and if they were in the proverbial foxhole next to me.  They would not do a thing to help me; but you can be sure they would be looking to me for help.  

Don’t even watch them on TV.  I don’t.   When the sponsors see the decline in exposure and drop in sales, THEY are the ones who can force them to enforce the RULES/POLICY.  

The government should remove their ANTITRUST PROTECTION.  I sure don’t trust them.

How many of your teams are supported by local government either building and maintaining the stadiums and other subsidies.  Just to have the NFL laugh in their faces by allowing their players to snub of country.



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 16 games.  The team you are most confident will win you would assign the number 16 and follow down to the team you are least confident in and assign that number 1.   We use the Monday night game(last game) as a TIE BREAKER.  The tie is broken by the closest to the total (that is the COMBINED score of the two participating teams) 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

YOU can adopt the scoring  described above.  Or, the optional method.  A  negative score for missed games.  We will continue to get a positive score for correct predictions.  EXAMPLE:   if you scored 1 pt on the first game and you had 15 pts on the second game and lost you would still have a Positive 1.  HOWEVER. with the same scenario new scoring system 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.


FLEX SCHEDULING BEGINS THIS WEEK.  (So please excuse me if I miss a change).

NFL Flexible Scheduling 101

  • Begins Sunday of Week 5
  • In effect during Weeks 5-17
  • Up to 2 games may be flexed into Sunday Night between Weeks 5-10
  • Only Sunday afternoon games are subject to being moved into the Sunday night window.
  • The game that has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday night during flex weeks will be listed at 8:15 p.m. ET.
  • The majority of games on Sundays will be listed at 1:00 p.m. ET during flex weeks except for games played in Pacific or Mountain Time zones which will be listed at 4:05 or 4:15 p.m. ET.
  • No impact on Thursday, Saturday or Monday night games.
  • The NFL will decide (after consultation with CBS, FOX, NBC) and announce as early as possible the game being played at 8:15 p.m. ET. The announcement will come no later than 12 days prior to the game. The NFL may also announce games moving to 4:05 p.m. ET and 4:25 p.m. ET.
  • Week 17 start time changes could be decided on 6 days notice to ensure a game with playoff implications.
  • The NBC Sunday night time slot in “flex” weeks will list the game that has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday night.
  • Fans and ticket holders must be aware that NFL games in flex weeks are subject to change 12 days in advance (6 days in Week 17) and should plan accordingly.
  • NFL schedules all games.
  • Teams will be informed as soon as they are no longer under consideration or eligible for a move to Sunday night.


BYE WEEK:  Broncos,  Falcons, Redskins,  Saints

All Times AST (Atlantic Standard Time)  Alias EDT

THUR 10/05/17 20:25 
1 FOX Patriots  @ Buccaneers
SUNDAY 10/08/17 13:00
2 FOX Jets  @ Browns
3 FOX Panthers  @ Lions
 4 FOX 49’ers  @ Colts
5 CBS Titans  @ Dolphins
6 CBS Bills  @ Bengals
7 CBS Chargers  @ Giants
8 CBS Jaguars  @ Steelers
9 FOX Cardinals  @ Eagles
SUNDAY 10/08/17 16:05
10 CBS Seahawks @ Rams
11 CBS Ravens @ Raiders
SUNDAY 10/08/17 16:25
12 FOX Packers @ Cowboys
SUNDAY 10/08/17 20:30
13 NBC Chiefs @ Texans
MONDAY 10/09/17 20:30
14 ESPN Vikings @ Bears
105 Pts Possible
Tie Break (Sunday 2 team  total
Actual  Score
 Points Off

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