NFL CONFIDENCE PICKS WEEK 17 12/29 /2022 1-1-2/2023

 

NFL OFFICIAL: Art McNally, 97 died Sunday of natural causes.  McNally an on field official for 9 years, including 1960-1967.  Following which he was hired by the NFL to become Supervisor of Officials.  During his term in this position he ushered in the INSTANT REPLAY.  He over saw the training and technology used in the faster more technology complicated game.

Bills / BENGALS GAME POSTPONED:    Latest update Damar Hamlins is listed in Critical NFLCondition.

Officially Hamlin suffered  Cardiac Arrest.  (Cardiac arrest usually results from an electrical disturbance in the heart. It’s not the same as a heart attack).

UPDATE: Hsmlin vital signs back to normal.  They have put him to sleep with a breathing tube down his throat.

The Monday Night Football game between Buffalo and Cincinnati has been POSTPONED after Bills Safety  Damar Hamlin.   Hamlin 24 went down after tackling Bengals WR Tee Higgins, with 5:58 left in the 1st quarter.  He  He took a few steps then collapsed.   It appeared medical personnel were giving him CPR.  He was transported by ambulance to a hospital. 

No word on when or if the game will be resumed. 

Our prayers are with Damar Hamlin.

So far the only scheduled game for week 18 are for Saturday.  Chiefs @ Chargers 16:30 on ESPN/ABC.   At 20:15 we will have Titans @ Jaguars also on ESPN/ABC.  No other games scheduled time wise. Although we know the pairings time, date, and network remain unscheduled at this time.  NO BYES .

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OFF THE SUBJECT OF NFL:  WNBA.  CONVICTED of drug TRAFFICKING, and sentenced to NINE years of prison.  PHOENIX MERCURYS,  PRIVILEGED  player will RECEIVE Full Pay for a season not played .and  league credit just as if played.  Making eligible for free agency for the 2023 season.  If another player was found to merely using drugs,  they would have been at suspended for some amount of time, along with a fine.  BUT,  some people are just PRIVILEGED, and the rules that  apply to others is ABOVE the rules.

 

COLTS:  Regardless of the terrible mess GM Chris Ballard has done.  Colts owner Jim Irsay says,  he’s my man.  He will be back for next season.  The one decision I have no opinion on so far is maintaning Jeff Saturday as next years HC.  (Saturday is still up in the air.)  I would like to see how he does without someone like Ballard making all the player calls, and I am sure other things he has his thumb on.  I’m sure if Saturday had his say Ehlinger would have been playing instead of Ryan and Foles..  However with Ballard in the BIG seat.  Not doing what needs to be done to form a team.  Saturday will look like the scapegoat.  Thus protecting Irsay’s BUDDY; BALLARD.  The thing is how long does Jim Irsay want to continue fielding losing teams.

NFL TRIVIA:   Which undefeated team did the Miami Dolphins beat to keep their “UNDEFEATED SEASON” , in tact in 1985?       (For the answer unscramble the letters just above the pick sheet).

Answer: Chicago Bears

For those of you who are new here. This is  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.   You add up the TOTAL CORRECT PICKS.. That would be your score.  We use the Monday night (Last game played) 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.

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  1 pt.

1.  HOWEVER. with the same scenario new scoring system would result with a –14 score

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

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.

BYES: NONE

All Times EST

GOCHICA  ERSBA*

GAME #

TV

VISITOR

SCORE

HOME

SCORE

CONFIDENCE

RUNNING SCORE

THUR

12/29/22

20:15

1

PRIME VIDEO

COWBOYS(114)

27

@

Titans(78)

13

16

16/16

SUNDAY

01/01/23

13:00

2

FOX

Cardinals(411

19

@

FALCONS(510)

7

23/23

3

CBS

Browns (411)

24

 @

COMMANDERS (771)

10

3

23 /20

4

FOX

Bears (312)

10

 @

LIONS (78)

41

12

35/32

5

 CBS

JAGUARS (78)

31

 @

Texans (22-1)

3

9

44 /41

6

CBS

Broncos (411)

24

@

CHIEFS(123)

27

15

59/56

7

CBS

Dolphins (87)

21

 @

PATRIOTS (78)

23

6

65 /62

8

CBS

Colts (410-1)

10

 @

GIANTS (86-1)

38

10

75/72

9

FOX

Saints (69)

20

 @

EAGLES(132)

10

11

75/61

10

FOX

Panthers (69)

24

@

BUCCANEERS (78)

30

5

80/66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY

01/01/23

16:05

 

 

 

 

 

11

FOX

JETS (78)

6

@

Seahawks  (78)

23

2

80/64

12

FOX

49’ERS(114)

37

@

Raiders (69)

34 (OT)

14

94/78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY

 

01/01/23

16:25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

CBS

Vikings (123)

17

@

PACKERS (78)

41

8

102/86

14

CBS

Rams (510)

10

@

CHARGERS(96)

31

13

115/94

 

 

SUNDAY

 

01/01/23

20:20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

NBC

Steelers (78)

16

@

RAVENS (105)

13

4

115/90

 

 

MONDAY

01/02/23

20:15

 

 

 

 

16

ESPN

BILLS(123)

@

Bengals (114)

1

85%/67% based on 135 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAMES

1141 Incomplete 73%/27%  Incomplete not factored in.

Points

Possible

136

Tie Break

(Total score

Last Game)

49

Total

Points

Off

*Chicago Bears

2 comments

    1. Thank you. Been a long time getting things straight after the series of crashes we suffered. Once up and stable, I decided to go ahead and make a few changes.

      Glad you like it.

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