Pigskin Prognostication 2009 – Week 4

Here is the schedule for Week 4:

(Current Standings Coming Soon)

TB @ WAS
TEN @ JAC
OAK @ HOU
CIN @ CLE
SEA @ IND
NYG @ KC
DET @ CHI
BAL @ NE
BUF @ MIA
NYJ @ NO
STL @ SF
DAL @ DEN
SD @ PIT

Mon, Oct 05

GB @ MIN

Comments

  1. Dell says

    I can’t believe the season has reached the 1/4 mark already. At least the early season success of the Ravens has helped wash the baseball season out of my cerebrum.
    WAS- I watched “the Edge” there Tuesday, I give them the edge at home.
    TEN- Is Jack Del Rio gonna hafta choke a bitch?
    HOU- Cable may be first coach victim of Goodell behavior policy.
    CIN- Watch out for the ‘gals. They may be for real. Or not. IDK…
    IND- Did I mention that I hate the Colts?
    NYG- “The Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock…”
    DET- First winning streak in three years? Book IT!
    NE- Our beloved birds are due for a letdown game. Here it is.
    MIA- Never pick the Bills. NEVER! To will sink this ship, and soon.
    SF- The niners have turned a corner. Boller may start for Rams. YECK
    DEN- One constant in football. Tony Romo will be inconsistent.
    PIT- Must win for the Stillers. Big Ketchup bottle tough to play in.
    MIN- Favre continues to be competently lucky. AD is a beast.
    And, the Lead Pipe Lock of the Week, brought to you by Sully’s Second Hand Hearing Aids where we say “-f you c- fin- a che–er h-ing aid som-ere else, -uy it!” Saints over Jets!

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  2. MommieDearest says

    Here we go:

    Skins
    Titans
    Texans
    Bengals
    Colts
    Giants
    Bears
    Ravens
    Bills
    Saints
    Niners
    Broncos
    Squealers
    Vikings

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  3. RWinger says

    Week 4 Picks:

    Washington (at home against Tampa Bay has to mean something)
    Tennessee (this WAS a playoff contender???)
    Houston
    Cincy
    Indianapolis
    New York Football Giants
    Chicago (No fan of Da Beers but they might be the real thing this year)
    Baltimore (Ed Reed needs a big game and Ravens stuff the run)
    Buffalo
    New Orleans (See how Mark handles a loss)
    San Francisco
    Dallas
    Pittsburgh (No way it goes to 3 in a row)

    Monday Night:
    Minnesota

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  4. Brian Young says

    WAS (holds nose)
    TEN (about time…right?)
    HOU (yipiee ki-ya)
    CIN (2 division wins in a row! then no more).
    IND (hassel-back-seen-a-caw-wall-ace. Don’t know what it means, but there it is).
    NYG (which manning has the better season? question again.)
    CHI Grizzly Bears beats pack of Lions
    NE Quoth the Raven “I hate this pick.”
    MIA Sea Mammals!
    NO J-E-T-sizzle out; D is good, but not deep enough for this O!
    SF Crabtree? Crabtree who? Gore? Gore who? How long can it last?
    DEN But I still don’t like the broncos this year.
    PIT Time to bring the steel curtain down.
    MIN Split the series, lets go with home team.

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  5. Bob M. says

    WAS
    TEN
    HOU
    CIN
    IND
    NYG
    CHI
    NE (I really hope I’m dead wrong on this one; BUT, if the Ravens win, it would be, as Peter Schmuck said yesterday, the “sweetest crow I ever ate”.
    BUF
    NO
    SF
    DEN
    SD
    MINN

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  6. Brian Young says

    Dell, Steve is out today. Can you do a list of this weeks games, and post them as a comment here? We can all pick off of that in this chain, and Steve can convert it to the Week 5 later. I haven’t found the time to get it done so far today!

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  7. Brian Young says

    WEEK 5 GAMES:

    CIN @ BAL
    CLE @ BUF
    WAS @ CAR
    PIT @ DET
    DAL @ KC
    OAK @ NYG
    TB @ PHI
    MIN @ STL
    ATL @ SF
    HOU @ ARI
    NE @ DEN
    JAC @ SEA
    IND @ TEN
    NYJ @ MIA

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  8. Dell says

    Sorry BY- Been away from the desk all afternoon, didn’t get to look over the picks. Quick picks this week, all prognostication, no obfuscation.
    BAL
    CLE
    CAR
    PIT
    KC
    NYG
    PHI
    MIN
    SF
    HOU
    DEN
    SEA
    TEN
    NYJ
    That is all.

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  9. MommieDearest says

    week 5:

    Ravens
    Bills
    Panthers
    Steelers
    Cowboys
    Giants
    Eagles
    Vikings
    Falcons
    Cardinals
    Patriots
    Jags
    Colts
    Jets

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  10. RWinger says

    Week 5 Picks:

    Baltimore
    Buffalo
    Carolina
    Pittsburgh
    Dallas
    New York Football Giants
    Philadelphia
    Minnesota
    San Fran (Brady will actually cry)
    Arizona
    Denver
    Seattle
    Indy

    Monday Night:
    New York Jets

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  11. RWinger says

    It’s a pretty crappy day out so I thought I’d do a little bit of stat crunching (Steve can thank me later):

    Week #3 went like this:
    Mommie Dearest was 11 and 5
    Don was 13 and 3
    Dell was 13 and 3
    RWinger was 14 and 2
    Brian Young was 11 and 5
    BobM was 10 and 6
    Tim was 15 and 1 (the big winner of the week)
    Steve was 9 and 7

    Basically the standings after Week #3 were as follows:

    RWinger – 39 wins
    Tim – 38 wins
    Brian Young – 34 wins
    Dell – 34 wins
    Bob M – 32 wins
    MommieDearest – 29 wins
    Steve – 28 wins
    Axel – 22 wins
    Don – 21 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

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  12. RWinger says

    Week #4 went like this:
    Mommie Dearest was 11 and 3
    Don was 12 and 2
    Dell was 12 and 2
    RWinger was 10 and 4
    Brian Young was 13 and 1 (big winner of the week)
    BobM was 11 and 3
    Tim was 10 and 4
    Steve was 9 and 4

    The standings after Week #4 are:
    RWinger – 49 wins
    Tim – 48 wins
    Brian Young – 47 wins
    Dell – 46 wins
    Bob M – 43 wins
    MommieDearest – 40 wins
    Steve – 37 wins
    Don – 33 wins
    —————-MIA past 2 weeks————–
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

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  13. MommieDearest says

    RWinger: Thanks for compiling the stats. Let’s hope for a big Ravens win in week 5.

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  14. RWinger says

    Just doing my part Mommie. Good luck with this weeks picks even though Dell couldn’t throw in a Lead Pipe Lock sponsored by the law firm of Dewey, Cheatem and Howe.

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  15. RWinger says

    Here are the totals for Week #5:

    Brian Young with 9 wins 5 losses
    Dell with 8 wins and 6 losses
    Mommie Dearest with 9 wins and 5 losses
    Don with 9 wins and 5 losses
    RWinger with 10 wins and 4 losses
    Tim with 10 wins and 4 losses
    BobM with 8 wins and 6 losses
    Steve with 9 wins and 5 losses (great call on the Miami game)

    Here are the standings after Week #5:

    RWinger – 59 wins
    Tim – 58 wins
    Brian Young – 56 wins
    Dell – 54 wins
    Bob M – 51 wins
    MommieDearest – 49 wins
    Steve – 46 wins
    Don – 42 wins
    —————-MIA (or caught up in UFL)————–
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

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  16. Brian Young says

    I knew I didn’t like the looks of this week’s schedule! I love how often I am rooting against my picks inside of 2 minutes to go in the game. I love defense, but the fourth quarter last night was fun!

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  17. RWinger says

    Don’t want Steve to think I’m hijacking his thread but I’ll post Week #6 so that we can ponder the picks. (Steve you can always cut and paste the standings or the schedule on to a new thread if you like, just trying to help out….and my OCD is kicking in)

    Houston @ Cincinnati
    Detroit @ Green Bay
    St. Louis @ Jacksonville
    Baltimore @ Minnesota
    NY Giants @ New Orleans
    Cleveland @ Pittsburgh
    Carolina @ Tampa Bay
    Kansas City @ Washington
    Philadelphia @ Oakland
    Arizona @ Seattle
    Tennessee @ New England
    Buffalo @ NY Jets
    Chicago @ Atlanta

    Monday
    Denver @ San Diego

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  18. Brian Young says

    Hometeam Bonaza!

    Houston
    Green Bay
    Jaxksonville
    Minnesota
    New Orleans
    Pittsburgh
    Carolina
    Washington
    Philadelphia
    Arizona
    New England
    New York Jets
    Atlanta

    I picked Philly as the only road win at first, but I wanted to throw in some upsets this week. Gotta make up that 3 down to RWinger some how!

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  19. Don says

    Cincinnati
    Green Bay
    Jacksonville
    Minnesota
    NY Giants
    Pittsburgh
    Carolina
    Kansas City
    Philadelphia
    Seattle
    New England
    NY Jets
    Atlanta

    Monday
    San Diego

    You guys are tough. No way I can make up for not playing the first week. I went 14-2 and won my office pool in week 1, does that count? haha

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  20. MommieDearest says

    Afraid the Ravens will be 3-3 going into their bye week.

    Texans
    Packers
    Jags
    Vikings
    Giants
    Steelers
    Panthers
    Chiefs
    Eagles
    Seahawks
    Patriots
    Jets
    Falcons
    Broncos

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  21. RWinger says

    WEEK #6 picks:

    Cincy
    Green Bay
    Jacksonville
    Baltimore (I’ll either look like a genius or a die hard hopeless homer)
    New Orleans
    Pittsburgh
    Carolina
    Kansas City
    Philly
    Seattle (home field has to count in this one)
    New England (it would be great to lose this one, Tom Brady would almost seem human)
    New York Jets
    Hotlanta

    Monday Night:
    Denver (gotta see the sideline running fist pump on a Monday night….this guy is NOT Tom Landry!)

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  22. Dell says

    Standing in a driving snow in upper Pennsylvania on Thursday, all I could think about was “They’re STILL playing baseball?”
    Week 6 Picks:
    CIN- I give UP! ‘Gals are for real (sigh).
    GB- I tried hard to give the Lyin’s a shot. Not again.
    JAC- Maybe it was Kyle Boller all that time, and not Coach Billick.
    MIN- I am swearing off Purple Kool-Aid until results improve…
    NO- Brees establishes their #1 status in the NFC this week.
    PIT- Mangenius?
    CAR- Bucs are only 4-5 players away from contending…
    WAS- Wanted to call this one other way, final 9-6…CHUCKIE!!!!!
    PHI- Russell throws ALL completions to other team this week.
    SEA- No justification, other than 12th MAN effect.
    NYJ- TO asks for trade during game, tries to change uni at half.
    ATL- At home, in the dome, Gonzo will roam.
    SD- The horseshoe finally falls off Bronc’s this week.
    And, the Lead Pipe Lock of the Week, brought to you by Markline Mule Stables, “The ONLY choice for covering your Ass”: TITANS over PATS.

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  23. says

    Thanks RWinger for taking this on. Been a little busy at work…

    Houston
    Green Bay
    Jacksonville
    Minnesota
    NY Giants
    Pittsburgh
    Carolina
    Kansas City
    Philadelphia
    Seattle
    New England
    NY Jets
    Atlanta
    San Diego

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  24. Bob M. says

    Cincinnati
    Green Bay
    Jacksonville
    Minnesota
    New Orleans
    Pittsburgh
    Carolina
    Washington
    Philadelphia
    Arizona
    New England
    NY Jets
    Atlanta
    San Diego

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  25. RWinger says

    Ravens almost pulled it off……shame that this isn’t horse shoes. And the Ravens didn’t keep Jim Leonard why…….oh yeah same reason that they didn’t need Bart Scott.

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    • Dell says

      Looks like I’ll have to “kick it up a notch” (where are the pun police when you really need them?) to keep up with me old pal ‘Winger.
      At least our beloved birds can’t lose squeakers 4 weeks in a row…

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    • Dell says

      By the by, can we PLEASE retire those Broncos unis once and for all. I thought the vertical hold on my Magnavox was on the fritz…

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  26. RWinger says

    Week #6 has ended with an AFL throwback uniform Monday night game that was pretty darn exciting if you ask me with the punt return marathons, but those striped socks, what were they thinking in 1960!

    Brian Young had 11 wins and 3 losses (way to go BriGuy)
    Don had 8 wins and 6 losses
    MommieDearest had 10 wins and 4 losses
    RWinger had 9 wins and 5 losses (no thanks to field goal kicker)
    Dell had 7 wins and 7 losses
    Tim had 6 wins and 8 losses
    Steve had 9 wins and 5 losses
    BobM had 9 wins and 5 losses

    The standings have changed a little:

    RWinger – 68 wins
    Brian Young – 67 wins
    Tim – 64 wins
    Dell – 61 wins
    Bob M – 60 wins
    MommieDearest – 59 wins
    Steve – 55 wins
    Don – 50 wins
    —————-MIA (or impersonating Redskins fans)————–
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

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  27. RWinger says

    WEEK #7 games:

    Chicago @ Cincinnati
    Green Bay @ Cleveland
    San Francisco @ Houston
    San Diego @ Kansas City
    Minnesota @ Pittsburgh
    Indianapolis @ St. Louis
    New England @ Tampa Bay
    Buffalo @ Carolina
    NY Jets @ Oakland
    Atlanta @ Dallas
    New Orleans @ Miami
    Arizona @ NY Giants

    Monday Night:

    Philadelphia @ Washington

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  28. Brian Young says

    Good timing RWinger, I’m at a conference the rest of the week after today and was about to make my picks. This is a harder week.

    CHI (The Bengals play in costume all year but can’t win their Halloween game, and they’re on bye next week.)
    GB (Browns QBs might top 200 yards in 3 games this week. Maybe.)
    HOU (SF an early season fluke? Don’t think so, but 3-3 anyway.)
    SD (Chargers can’t have discharged that much super power, can they? then again, Norv Turner…)
    PIT (They’re at home…and…)
    IND
    NE (Brady throws for 2 TDs on 1 drive)
    CAR (if I pick a tie and am right, does it get bonus points?)
    NYJ (9ers, Edgar Allan’s, J-E-T-S can’t ALL fall to 3-3, right?)
    ATL (which Falcons show? let’s call this the gamble pick)
    NO (NO calls the Wildcat with Drew lined up wide; Drew throws TD anyway)
    NYG (road warrior Cardinals lose one)
    PHI (first team the deadskins have played all season that isn’t coming into the game with no wins. and WAS is 2-4. with two head coaches.)

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  29. MommieDearest says

    At least the bye week gives me a break from having to pick against the Ravens 3 (or more) weeks in a row…..

    Bears
    Packers
    Texans
    Chargers
    Steelers
    Colts
    Pats
    Panthers
    Jets
    Falcons
    Saints
    Giants
    Eagles

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  30. RWinger says

    Week 7 picks:
    Chicago
    Green Bay
    Houston
    San Diego
    Minnesota (I’m feeling it, of course I felt it last week and picked wrong)
    Indy
    New England (I do like the old Boston Patriots uniforms with Pat the Patriot)
    Carolina
    New York Jets
    Atlanta
    New Orleans
    New York Football Giants
    Philadelphia (unless Slingin’ Sammy Baugh gets resurrected)

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  31. Don says

    Chicago
    Green Bay
    Houston
    San Diego
    Pittsburgh
    Indianapolis
    New England
    Carolina
    NY Jets
    Dallas
    Miami
    NY Giants
    Philadelphia

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  32. Dell says

    Everybody is due a down week here and there. In hindsight, maybe I shouldn’t have picked the Titans to break out of their funk against the Pats. I realized the folly of my ways after it was 35-0 in the first quarter…
    GB- No Quinn, no Anderson, I hear Mangini is trying out Brian Sipe.
    HOU- Instant karma. Crabtree plays in first game, injured for season.
    SD- I learned my lesson about picking the Chiefs, too.
    PIT- I’m sure the groundskeepers at Heinz took this week off to prepare for AD.
    IND- I’m with you guys. All I can say about this one is ” .”
    NE- I hate that The Hoodie runs up the scores like he’s in the BCS.
    CAR- Great article this week about TO’s fading “supernova.”
    NYJ- Jets are struggling, but Raiders are NOT GOOD.
    ATL- This will be the beginning of the end of Tony Romo. Book it!
    NO- Brees throws for 600. At halftime watches “300.”
    NYG- Giants rebound from last week’s Superdome beatdown.
    PHI- At halftime, Snyder hires Bill Walsh to take over play calling duties. When questioned about the difficulties of hiring the deceased to work for his football team, Snyder replies, “for the kind of money I’m offering him, HE’LL COME BACK!”
    And, the Lead Pipe Lock o’ the Week, brought to you by BANANA brand Pocket Protectors, where we say “Is that a BANANA in your pocket?”:
    Bengals over Bears!

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  33. Tim says

    Chicago
    Green Bay
    Houston
    San Diego
    Minnesota
    Indianapolis
    New England
    Carolina
    NY Jets
    Atlanta
    New Orleans
    NY Giants
    Philadelphia

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  34. Bob M says

    Cincinnati
    Green Bay
    Houston
    San Diego
    Minnesota
    Indianapolis
    New England
    Carolina
    NY Jets
    Atlanta
    New Orleans
    Arizona
    Philadelphia

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  35. says

    Chicago
    Green Bay
    Houston
    San Diego
    Pittsburgh
    Indianapolis
    New England
    Carolina
    Oakland
    Atlanta
    New Orleans
    NY Giants
    Philadelphia

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  36. RWinger says

    Week #7 has come to an end. Was it just me or did the Patriots playing in England remind anyone else of the Family Guy episode when Peter Griffin played for the Patriots? I admit that the purple burned me once again and who would have thunk that the Bills would pull one off. Oh well, enough rambling, here are the results:

    RWinger 8 wins 5 losses
    BrianYoung 9 wins and 4 losses
    MommieDearest 9 wins and 4 losses
    Don 9 wins and 4 losses
    Dell 10 wins and 3 losses (co-king of the hill this week)
    Time 8 wins and 5 losses
    BobM 10 wins and 3 losses (co-king of the hill this week
    Steve 8 wins and 5 losses

    The standings:

    RWinger – 76 wins
    Brian Young – 76 wins
    Tim – 72 wins
    Dell – 71 wins
    Bob M – 70 wins
    MommieDearest – 68 wins
    Steve – 63 wins
    Don – 59 wins

    ———Waiting for the Canton Bulldogs/ Muncie Flyers make-up game———
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

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  37. RWinger says

    WEEK #8 Schedule:

    Denver @ Baltimore
    Houston @ Buffalo
    Cleveland @ Chicago
    Seattle @ Dallas
    St. Louis @ Detroit
    Minnesota @ Green Bay
    San Francisco @ Indianapolis
    Miami @ NY Jets
    Oakland @ San Diego
    Jacksonville @ Tennessee
    Carolina @ Arizona
    NY Giants @ Philadelphia

    Monday Night:
    Atlanta @ New Orleans

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  38. MommieDearest says

    oops, to continue wk 8:

    Bears
    Cowboys
    Rams
    Vikes
    Colts
    Dolphins
    Chargers
    Jags
    Cards
    Giants
    Saints

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  39. Brian Young says

    Tied for first, woah! This week should change that, it is roulette time with the hardest week of the season. I predict either 4-9 or 9-4:

    DAL
    HOU
    MIN
    DET
    NYJ
    IND
    CHI
    DEN
    TEN
    SD
    PHI
    ARI
    NO

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  40. RWinger says

    Week 8 Picks:

    Baltimore
    Houston
    Chicago (can’t get spanked by an Ohio team twice in a row)
    Dallas
    Detroit (They’re already 100% improvement over last season)
    Minnesota
    Indy
    New York Jets
    San Diego
    Tennessee (the week Jeff Fisher sees some light, dim, but light)
    Arizona
    New York Football Giants (overtime would be nice since there isn’t a Sunday night game)
    New Orleans (this will be a good game)

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  41. Don says

    Denver
    Buffalo
    Chicago
    Dallas
    Detroit
    Minnesota
    Indianapolis
    Miami
    San Diego
    Tennessee
    Arizona
    NY Giants
    New Orleans

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  42. Dell says

    Still have a bit of a Twizzler hangover.
    DEN- Not ready to get back on the bandwagon. Nevermore? I hope not…
    HOU- Can’t go wrong picking against the Bills.
    CHI- The Browns are a bad team. Still. A. Bad. Team. Period.
    DAL- I can’t figure out if the ‘Hawks will dress up as Tinman or Lion.
    DET- If Browns are bad, Rams are worse.
    IND-Can Crabtree use last half of season to grab ROY honors?
    NYJ- I can’t let my anti-NY bias get in the way of catching up…
    SD- Raiders are bad. END OF LESSON
    TEN- Could it be? Are Titans playing for Fisher’s job?
    AZ- Are they awakening from the SB hangover?
    PHI- OK, my anti NY bias can surface ONCE this week…
    NO- Saints continue to ROOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLL…
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  43. Bob M says

    Baltimore
    Houston
    Chicago
    Dallas
    Detroit
    Minnesota
    Indianapolis
    NY Jets
    San Diego
    Tennessee
    Arizona
    NY Giants
    New Orleans

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  44. Tim says

    Baltimore
    Houston
    Chicago
    Dallas
    Detroit
    Minnesota
    Indianapolis
    NY Jets
    San Diego
    Tennessee
    Arizona
    Philadelphia
    New Orleans

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  45. Steve says

    Lots of road wins this week:

    Denver
    Houston
    Chicago
    Dallas
    Detroit
    Minnesota
    Indianapolis
    Miami
    San Diego
    Tennessee
    Arizona
    NY Giants
    New Orleans

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  46. RWinger says

    Here are your Week 8 results (yes I’m goofing off at work but MY lunch time is MY time)

    Tim had 10 wins and 3 losses (co big picker of the week)
    MommieDearest had 10 wins and 3 losses (sharing the co big picker honor)
    Brian Young has 9 wins and 4 losses
    RWinger had 9 wins and 4 losses
    Don had 8 wins and 5 losses
    Dell 8 wins and 5 losses
    BobM had 9 wins and 4 losses
    Steve had 9 wins and 4 losses

    The standings:

    RWinger – 85 wins
    Brian Young – 85 wins
    Tim – 82 wins
    Dell – 79 wins
    Bob M – 79 wins
    MommieDearest – 78 wins
    Steve – 72 wins
    Don – 67 wins

    ———The why do I even bother posting these players section———
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

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    • Dell says

      I’m still in the hunt, bro!
      PS- What better day than election day to screw off at work?
      Isn’t that the mantra of most politicians?:)

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  47. Dell says

    Week 9 is upon us!
    WAS @ ATL
    ARI @ CHI
    BAL @ CIN
    HOU @ IND
    KC @ JAC
    MIA @ NE
    GB @ TB
    CAR @ NO
    DET @ SEA
    SD @ NYG
    TEN @ SF
    DAL @ PHI
    Monday Night:
    PIT @ DEN

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  48. MommieDearest says

    Week 9:

    Falcons
    Cards
    Ravens
    Colts
    Jags
    Pats
    Packers
    Saints
    Seahawks
    Giants
    Niners
    Eagles
    Steelers

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  49. Brian Young says

    Ready for some football! Man I hate sitting through a bye week.

    CIN – Figure I’ll go against everyone else (and my gut) on this one
    NE -
    JAX – are they holding tickets back to stop locals from watching on purpose?
    GB – yawn.
    ATL – break in their schedule.
    CHI – one of the few tough calls of the week.
    IND – sorry, Texans, you’re still not that good.
    NO – which is higher: Brees TDs or delhome INTs?
    SEA – don’t worry neon green men, it won’t happen often.
    SF – Johnson, you can NOT follow 13-0 start with 0-6 start and 10-6 finish. Ps: even if you did, you wouldn’t make the playoffs.
    NYG – Manning-Rivers debacle trade…finally not a headline story.
    PHI – How are these two tied for 1st? Giant collapse, 1/2 game back.
    PIT – Team petitions NFL to follow after the Ravens for all games.

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  50. RWinger says

    Week 9 Picks:

    Hotlanta
    Arizona
    Baltimore (please make sure that the A game is on the bus)
    Indy
    Jacksonville
    New England (a Miami upset would not hurt my feelings)
    Green Bay (TB looks like they did in the orange/red/white McKay era)
    New Orleans
    Seattle (the neon green has to go)
    New York Football Giants
    San Fran
    Philadelphia
    Pittsburgh (playing averages here, would not hurt my feelings a bit if Denver won but madcap football picks have no room for the heart)

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  51. Dell says

    I keep waiting for a week when I can possibly gain ground on the fearless leaders. This is not that week…
    ATL- At least the Skins can lose on the road with some dignity
    CHI- Which Cards team will show up today? The bad one.
    CIN- I. REALLY. Want. To. Make a. Homer pick. Can’t do it…
    IND- Will the Colts flirt with 16-0 this year?
    KC- What if they held a football game and nobody came?
    NE- Too good at home.
    GB- Bucs too BAD at home, on the road, in space, wherever…
    NO- RROOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLL
    DET- What the Hell…
    TEN- What the Hell indeed…
    DAL- I must be having a stroke…
    DEN- Yep, my left side is tingling…
    And, the Lead Pipe Lock o’ the Week, brought to you by Confidential Investment Group. “At CIG, we’d tell you how to invest your money, but then we’d have to kill you”:
    BOLTS over G-MEN

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  52. Steve says

    Remember, a prize will be awarded for the first half winner after this week…

    ATL
    ARI
    CIN
    HOU
    JAC
    NE
    GB
    NO
    SEA
    SD
    TEN
    PHI
    PIT

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  53. RWinger says

    Holy crap the ugly McKay era orange creamcicle uniforms brought the Bucs luck. Any given Sunday…..but against the Pack!

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  54. RWinger says

    Week 9 Results:

    MommieDearest had 8 wins and 5 losses
    Brian Young had 8 wins and 5 losses
    RWinger had 8 wins and 5 losses
    Dell had 8 wins and 5 losses
    Don had 11 wins and 2 losses (This weeks king picker)
    Steve had 10 wins and 3 losses
    Tim had 7 wins and 6 losses
    BobM had 7 wins and 6 losses

    The standings after Week 9:
    RWinger – 93 wins
    Brian Young – 93 wins
    Tim – 89 wins
    Dell – 87 wins
    Bob M – 86 wins
    MommieDearest – 86 wins
    Steve – 82 wins
    Don – 78 wins

    ———The John McKay/Lee Roy Selmon fan club section———
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

    It’s time for an added trivia bonus: In honor of the Tampa Bay victory and those crappy orange cremecicle uniforms, what was the name of the effeminate looking buccaneer that was on the helmet from 1976 to 1996. No Internet cheating and Dell I expect you to know this.

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    • Dell says

      Wasn’t it Johnny Depp? :)
      I think it was Bruce the Buccaneer. I have no idea why I know this. I am a fount of useless knowledge.

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  55. RWinger says

    Week 10 Schedule….Reminder there is a Thursday Night game so get your picks in early.

    Thursday, 11/12/09
    Chicago @ San Francisco

    Sunday, 11/15/09
    Atlanta @ Carolina
    Tampa Bay @ Miami
    Detroit @ Minnesota
    Jacksonville @ NY Jets
    Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh
    New Orleans @ St. Louis
    Buffalo @ Tennessee
    Denver @ Washington
    Kansas City @ Oakland
    Seattle @ Arizona
    Dallas @ Green Bay
    Philadelphia @ San Diego
    New England @ Indianapolis

    Monday, 11/16/09
    Baltimore @ Cleveland

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    • MommieDearest says

      wow, some of these are tough

      49ers
      Falcons
      Dolphins
      Vikings
      Jets
      Bengals
      Saints
      Titans
      Broncos
      Chiefs
      Cards
      Cowboys
      Chargers
      Colts
      Ravens (please please please don’t lose to the Browns!)

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  56. Don says

    San Francisco
    Atlanta
    Miami
    Minnesota
    NY Jets
    Pittsburgh
    New Orleans
    Tennessee
    Denver
    Kansas City
    Arizona
    Dallas
    Philadelphia
    New England
    Baltimore

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  57. RWinger says

    Week 10 picks:

    Santa Clara aka San Francisco
    Hotlanta
    Miami
    Minnesota
    New York Jets
    Pittsburgh
    New Orleans
    Tennessee
    Denver (Frank “The Trip” Tripucka could QB this one and win)
    Oakland
    Arizona
    Green Bay Acme Packers
    Saint Didacus of Alcalá aka San Diego
    Indy
    Baltimore

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  58. Dell says

    Big doings in the ‘seat today. All prognostication, no justification:
    SF
    ATL
    MIA
    MIN
    NYJ
    CIN
    NO
    TEN
    DEN
    OAK
    AZ
    GB
    SD
    IND
    BAL

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  59. Bob M says

    Chicago
    Atlanta
    Tampa Bay
    Minnesota
    NY Jets
    Cincinnati
    New Orleans
    Buffalo
    Denver
    Oakland
    Arizona
    Dallas
    Philadelphia
    Indianapolis
    Baltimore

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  60. Brian Young says

    We should have a “Best Pick” chart too, just to see what the Dagger’s best picker of the week could do all together. Who will it be this random week?

    ATL
    MIA
    MIN
    NYJ
    PIT
    NO
    TEN
    DEN
    OAK
    ARI
    DAL
    SD
    IND
    BAL

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  61. RWinger says

    Since my OCD and Alpha Male have kicked in and I’ve become the self appointed stat guru (I’m old, my kids are grown, I’ve got the time) I’ll be adding a best picker chart per Brian Young’s request.

    The “Knows” Picker results:
    Week 1: Dell and RWinger went 14-2
    Week 2: Tim and RWinger went 11-5
    Week 3: Tim went 15-1
    Week 4: Brian Young went 13-1
    Week 5: Tim and RWinger went 10-4
    Week 6: Brian Young went 11-3
    Week 7: Dell and BobM went 10-3
    Week 8: Tim and MommieDearest went 10-3
    Week 9: Don went 11-2

    The Top Picker standings to date are:
    Tim 4 times
    RWinger 3 times
    Dell 2 times
    Brian Young 2 times
    BobM 1 time
    MommieDearest 1 time
    Don 1 time
    Steve 0

    Second, tonight is my comment that the Niners game was a yawn until 3 minutes to go.

    Third, will be to give Dell PARTIAL credit on the trivia question. Bruce the Buccaneer is half correct as the original 1976 effeminate Johnny Depp looking mascot was called Bucco Bruce. Side note, Bruce the Buccaneer was adopted after losing seasons frustration led to fans replacing the B in Bucco with F and, well, you get the picture.

    Easy trivia: Who did Brett Farve complete his first NFL pass to? I’m pretty sure Dell has this one too. No internet cheating.

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    • Dell says

      The shredded wheat side of me wants to say the answer to this one is Sterling Sharpe. The frosted side of me wants to say that it’s some kind of trick question, and that Favre played a few downs when he was in Atlanta and the receiver was a Falcon. If that’s the case, I have no blessed idea. OFF TO THE INTERWEB!

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      • Dell says

        Bonus flashback trivia question:
        Who said “They ruined all our best names like Bruce, and Lance, and Julian. Those were the toughest names we had!”

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      • Don says

        I was thinking along the same line about the Falcons. I really have no idea and the only receiver from that timeframe that comes to mind is Michael Haynes.

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  62. Tim says

    Oops forgot to get in by Thursday. Oh well, I’ll take the L for that one. Here’s the rest.

    San Francisco (just for the record, my pick would’ve gone the 9′ers way.)

    Atlanta
    Miami
    Minnesota
    NY Jets
    Cincinnati (hoping to spend some karma points to get an L for Pitt)
    New Orleans
    Tennessee
    Denver
    Kansas City
    Arizona
    Green Bay
    San Diego
    Indianapolis (Gotta cheer for Peyton now that he is my fantasy QB)
    Baltimore

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  63. Steve says

    L for thursday

    Carolina
    Miami
    Minnesota
    Jacksonville
    Pittsburgh
    New Orleans
    Tennessee
    Denver
    Kansas City
    Arizona
    Dallas
    San Diego
    New England
    Baltimore

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  64. RWinger says

    Trivia question answer: Brett Farve completed his first NFL pass to none other than Brett Farve against the Tampa Bay Bucs when a defensive lineman deflected a pass and hit it back to Farve. When he was in Atlanta he threw 3 interceptions and never completed a pass.

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  65. RWinger says

    Tougher trivia to celebrate the Deadskins victory over the Broncs (Tripucka would have been better than Sims), since none of us took Washington.

    What was the original Washington Redskins team? Who was the first player that the Washington Redskins drafted? What was that player’s salary? Okay the last part was thrown in for Dell’s benefit. Try not to use the Internet Dell.

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  66. RWinger says

    It wasn’t pretty but it was a Ravens victory, went to a nice little MNF party (with a designated driver) to watch the big screen and enjoy several cold ones. Tuesday is a mental health day, I’m awake, I might as well put up the Week 10 Results:

    MommieDearest had 11 wins and 4 losses (co-co big winner)
    Don had 8 wins and 7 losses
    RWinger had 10 wins and 5 losses
    Dell had 11 wins and 4 losses (co-co big winner)
    BobM had 6 wins and 9 losses
    BrianYoung had 8 wins and 7 losses
    Tim had 11 wins and 4 losses (co-co big winner)
    Steve had 10 wins and 5 losses

    The standings after Week 10:
    RWinger – 103 wins
    Brian Young – 101 wins
    Tim – 100 wins
    Dell – 98 wins
    MommieDearest – 97 wins
    Bob M – 92 wins
    Steve – 92 wins
    Don – 86 wins

    ———The out there with those last 2 Brady Quinn passes section———
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

    The Brian Young Requested Top Picker Stats after this week:
    Tim 5 times
    RWinger 3 times
    Dell 3 times
    Brian Young 2 times
    MommieDearest 2 times
    BobM 1 time
    Don 1 time
    Steve 0

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  67. RWinger says

    Week 11 Schedule. Reminder Thursday Night game!

    11/19/09
    Miami @ Carolina

    11/22/09
    Indianapolis @ Baltimore
    Washington @ Dallas
    Cleveland @ Detroit
    San Francisco @ Green Bay
    Buffalo @ Jacksonville
    Pittsburgh @ Kansas City
    Seattle @ Minnesota
    Atlanta @ NY Giants
    New Orleans @ Tampa Bay
    Arizona @ St. Louis
    San Diego @ Denver
    NY Jets @ New England
    Cincinnati @ Oakland
    Philadelphia @ Chicago

    11/23/09
    Tennessee @ Houston

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  68. MommieDearest says

    Week 11:

    Dolphins
    Colts
    Cowboys
    Lions
    Packers
    Jags
    Steelers
    Vikings
    Giants
    Saints
    Cards
    Broncos
    Pats
    Bengals
    Eagles
    Texans

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  69. Don says

    Carolina
    Indianapolis
    Dallas
    Detroit
    Green Bay
    Buffalo
    Pittsburgh
    Minnesota
    NY Giants
    New Orleans
    St. Louis
    San Diego
    New England
    Cincinnati
    Chicago
    Houston

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  70. RWinger says

    Week 11 Picks:
    Carolina
    Indy (Colts pass vs. Raven secondary)
    Dallas
    Detroit
    Green Bay
    Jacksonville (TO to become Bills new head coach…….NOT)
    Pittsburgh
    Minnesota
    New York Football Giants (time to come out of the funk)
    New Orleans
    Arizona
    Denver
    New England (Pats punt on 2nd down, use offense to play defensive positions, and still manage a win)
    Cincy (law of probability at play BUT wouldn’t this be a great upset)
    Philadelphia
    Houston

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  71. Brian Young says

    What a bad week of picks for me. RWinger, what I really want to know is, if you add up the picks our top pickers had each week they were the top picker, what would the total be? In other words, if the Dagger went with our smartest (luckiest) picker each week, how many wins does the crew have?

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    • RWinger says

      I could figure it out, it would take a little bit but I think that we’d have too many stats each week. Then again, if I have the time I’ll throw some numbers out there. It makes me feel important :)

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      • RWinger says

        Didn’t take that long (if I understand what numbers you want). It would look like this, getting points ONLY if you were a top picker.

        Tim would have 57
        RWinger would have 35
        Dell would have 35
        BrianYoung would have 24
        MommieDearest would have 21
        Don would have 11
        BobM would have 10
        Steve would have 0

        Personally, I’m all about everyone getting credit for their wins each week. I do think he or she that was top picker the most for the season should get a little something. Can’t have too many $2 off an Arby’s sandwich coupons (just kidding).

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  72. says

    Carolina
    Indianapolis
    Dallas
    Detroit
    San Francisco
    Jacksonville
    Pittsburgh
    Minnesota
    NY Giants
    New Orleans
    Arizona
    San Diego
    New England
    Cincinnati
    Philadelphia
    Tennessee

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  73. Brian Young says

    I need a better week!

    CAR 3 of the top 4 backs in the NFL, er, game, can’t be out.
    IND By, say, a lot.
    DAL I hate picking Cowboys over Indians
    DET Shock. Browns will be seeing blue.
    GB Then again, after Rodgers gets sacked the 6th time…
    JAX Jones Drew kneels every time he touches the ball, Bills still can’t win.
    PIT stupid bungles.
    MIN TJ WhoamI
    NYG ATL rules at home, but not the road.
    NO Drew Brees gets back on track.
    ARI Seriously, the Rams had a play where NO ONE RUSHED THE QB!
    SD New leader.
    NE I hate the patsies. I love that doing the right thing finally cost Mr. Lucky Cheater.
    CIN Will they lose again? Shouldn’t be this good.
    PHI Who throws more INTS? Always, Cutler.
    HOU Hardest pick of the week. 2 teams better than their records.

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  74. Bob M says

    Miami
    Baltimore
    Dallas
    Cleveland
    Green Bay
    Jacksonville
    Pittsburgh
    Minnesota
    NY Giants
    New Orleans
    Arizona
    San Diego
    New England
    Cincinnati
    Philadelphia
    Houston

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  75. Tim says

    I forgot about Thursday…again…
    But here’s the rest.

    Miami (for the record, by which i mean my own peace of mind, Delhome is as over-rated as they come)
    Baltimore (I know, I just can’t pick against them, it feels like betrayl)
    Dallas
    Detroit
    Green Bay
    Jacksonville
    Pittsburgh
    Minnesota
    NY Giants
    New Orleans
    Arizona
    San Diego
    New England
    Cincinnati
    Philadelphia
    Houston

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  76. Dell says

    Week 11 Picks:
    IND- Too much “O” for weary Ravens “D”
    DAL- Our long national nightmare continues in DC
    DET- Give ‘em the edge at home. Plus, it IS the Browns…
    GB- Maybe next year for the Niners
    JAC- Still not on the Bills. NEVER
    PIT- KC may wind up with negative total yards of offense
    MIN- I take back all the bad things I said about Favre.
    SD- Broncos continue to come back to the pack after fast start.
    NE- Rex cries at halftime, when Pats are up by three scores…
    CIN- Can Heyward-Bey drop any more passes?
    PHI- Iggles need the W to keep pace with Dallas.
    TEN- Vince Young continues the “Vince Young Comeback 09″ Tour.
    And, the Lead Pipe Lock o’ the Week, brought to you by the number 3, and the letters “T” and “W”: FALCONS over G-MEN!

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  77. RWinger says

    Wow, the Kansas City Chiefs, who’d a thunk it. It found it quite pleasing that the game was won by Mr. Irrelevant, that last player taken in the draft, none other than Mr. Succop (pronounced Suck Up). I guess he was pretty relevant after all.

    Speaking of drafts, the Boston Braves (1932) who became the Boston Redskins (1933–1936) who are now the Washington Redskins (1937) drafted a kid in 1937 that changed the way the game is played from the quarterback position for a whopping $8000 a year. 8 grand in 1937 was not chicken feed in fact this was one of the highest salaries and this kid out of Texas Christian University (may be playing for a national championship this year) was none other than Samuel Adrian “Slingin’ Sammy” Baugh. The forward pass was reborn. (The Shins could use him right about now)

    An there you go sports fans, the trivia question has been answered.

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  78. RWinger says

    Week 11 results:

    MommieDearest had 12 wins and 4 losses (co-top picker)
    Don had 10 wins and 6 losses
    RWinger had 11 wins and 5 losses
    Steve had 12 wins and 4 losses (co-top picker)
    Brian Young had 12 wins and 4 losses (co-top picker)
    BobM had 11 wins and 5 losses
    Tim had 11 wins and 4 losses (Thursday game pick after deadline)
    Dell had 10 wins and 3 losses (Thursday game pick after deadline and no pick on the New Orleans/ Tampa Bay game)

    The standings after Week 11:
    RWinger – 114 wins
    Brian Young – 113 wins
    Tim – 111 wins
    MommieDearest – 109 wins
    Dell – 108 wins
    Steve – 104 wins
    Bob M – 103 wins
    Don – 96 wins
    ———The World Football League (defunct) section———
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

    The Top Picker Stats after Week 11:
    Tim 5 times
    RWinger 3 times
    Dell 3 times
    Brian Young 3 times
    MommieDearest 3 times
    BobM 1 time
    Don 1 time
    Steve 1 time

    The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 11:
    Tim would have 57
    BrianYoung would have 36
    RWinger would have 35
    Dell would have 35
    MommieDearest would have 33
    Steve would have 12
    Don would have 11
    BobM would have 10

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  79. RWinger says

    A little trivia question for this week: The Cleveland Browns were originally called the Cleveland Panthers but there was already a team that owned the rights so the Cleveland Browns were called the Browns the namesake for the team founder and original owner Paul Brown. Here’s the question: What was the team mascot and who was the team mascot? (No internet cheating and it wasn’t an orange with a brown stripe)

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  80. RWinger says

    Week 12 games (I’ll post them now because I’m going out of town for Thanksgiving and may be limited to my computer use…..hopefully not) Happy Thanksgiving or Happy Fall Holiday to my fellow football pickers.

    Thursday 11/26/09
    Green Bay @ Detroit
    Oakland @ Dallas
    NY Giants @ Denver

    Sunday, 11/29/09
    Tampa Bay @ Atlanta
    Miami @ Buffalo
    Cleveland @ Cincinnati
    Indianapolis @ Houston
    Carolina @ NY Jets
    Washington @ Philadelphia
    Seattle @ St. Louis
    Kansas City @ San Diego
    Jacksonville @ San Francisco
    Chicago @ Minnesota
    Arizona @ Tennessee
    Pittsburgh @ Baltimore

    Monday, 11/30/09
    New England @ New Orleans

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  81. MommieDearest says

    Week 12 picks:

    Packers
    Cowboys
    Giants
    Falcons
    Bills
    Bengals
    Colts
    Panthers
    Eagles
    Rams
    Chargers
    49ers
    Vikings
    Cardinals
    Steelers
    Saints

    Happy Thanksgiving to All!

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  82. Don says

    I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.

    Green Bay
    Dallas
    NY Giants
    Atlanta
    Buffalo
    Cincinnati
    Indianapolis
    NY Jets
    Philadelphia
    Seattle
    San Diego
    San Francisco
    Minnesota
    Tennessee
    Baltimore
    New Orleans

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  83. RWinger says

    Week 12 Picks:

    Green Bay
    Dallas
    New York Football Giants
    Hotlanta
    Miami (proves that they can play in cold weather)
    Cincy
    Indy (squeaker for third week in a row)
    New York Jets
    Philly (please be better than a 7-6 yawn fest)
    Seattle
    San Diego Super Chargers
    San Francisco (it wouldn’t be Hugh “The King” McElhenny appreciation day without a victory)
    Minnesota
    Arizona
    Baltimore (not because it’s towel day but because Big Ben isn’t going to be 100%)
    New Orleans (I get the whole Gumbo the dog mascot thing, but I believe that the rebirth of mascot Sir Saint has brought this team their best starting record ever)

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  84. Brian Young says

    Our top-pickers combine produce 229 wins. A good number of those wins are counted twice (since 2 people picked the same number correct). RWinger is leading the way with 114 wins; it’s safe to say the best possible Dagger record is far ahead of our best individual gambler!

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  85. Tim says

    Green Bay
    Dallas
    NY Giants
    Atlanta
    Miami
    Cincinnati
    Indianapolis
    NY Jets
    Philadelphia
    Seattle
    San Diego
    San Francisco
    Minnesota
    Arizona
    Baltimore
    New England

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  86. Dell says

    This fog is wicked! Just got home from work, and still jacked up on Mountain Dew, so I wanted to get my Thursday picks in before I sleep for the next 2 days…
    GB
    DAL
    DEN
    Sunday picks to follow.
    Happy Turkey to all my fellow prognosticators!

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    • Dell says

      Fresh off the turkey gravy-induced coma, here are the rest of this week’s picks:
      ATL- Even a few Matty Ice picks can’t spoil this one…
      MIA- Does TO still play for the Bills?
      CIN- No way they drop 2 in a row, is there?
      CAR- Coach, there’s NO CRYING IN FOOTBALL!
      PHI- Skins still stink until further notice…
      SEA-ditto the Rams…
      SD- and completing the turgid trifecta, the Rams.
      JAC- I like Drew and the crew on the road
      MIN- Favre? MVP? At 40?
      TEN- Bud Adams gives bird to entire Desert Southwest…
      PIT- Ben is back, Offense has disappeared. CUNDIFF RULES!
      NO- A Super Bowl preview? Too much Brees in the ‘dome.
      And, the Lead Pipe Lock of the Week, brought to you by Hotel d’Ed, where you have to “check out” before you can check in:
      TEXANS over Colts.

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  87. RWinger says

    The only thing worse than the holiday return traffic was the Tennessee squeaker. (Satellite radio is a must these days, the wife slept, I drove, and didn’t miss a play) I trust that you all had a safe Thanksgiving holiday.

    Getting ready to watch some Ravens after unpacking the car.

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    • Dell says

      ‘Winger- the only thing worse than the holiday return traffic was seeing the Texans insurmountable lead over the Indianapolis NFL team evaporate in the course of 14 seconds yesterday.
      Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good, sometimes it’s better to be Peyton Manning.

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  88. RWinger says

    Trivia answer (if anyone really cares….besides Dell that is): Brownie the Sprite. Of course everyone knows that an elf is a sprite and a brownie is also a sprite so the little elfin figure was called Brownie. Not after Paul Brown but a brownie,or sprite or elf is a water sprite and we all know that Cleveland “The Mistake By The Lake” is a water town, ergo a brownie named Brownie. He had huge ears!

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    • MommieDearest says

      R Winger: I care about the trivia–I just don’t ever know the answers! Why is it that the Browns don’t have a little elfen pixie adorning the sides of their helmets? That’s the way they’re playing this year!

      On to my picks:

      Jets
      Eagles
      Panthers
      Bears
      Bengals
      Titans
      Texans
      Broncos
      Steelers
      Saints
      Pats
      Chargers
      Giants
      49ers
      Vikings
      Ravens

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  89. RWinger says

    Week 12 Results:
    MommieDearest had 11 wins and 5 losses
    Don had 15 wins and 1 loss (very impressive top picker)
    RWinger had 13 wins and 3 losses
    Brian Young had 13 wins and 3 losses
    Tim had 12 wins and 4 losses
    Dell had 11 wins and 5 losses
    BobM was MIA or on a bye or let football take a backseat to the holiday
    Steve….Ditto

    The standings after Week 12:
    RWinger – 127 wins
    Brian Young – 126 wins
    Tim – 123 wins
    MommieDearest – 120 wins
    Dell – 119 wins
    Don – 111 wins
    Steve – 104 wins
    Bob M – 103 wins

    ———The Searching for Brownie the Sprite Club———
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

    The Top Picker Stats after Week 12:
    Tim 5 times
    RWinger 3 times
    Dell 3 times
    Brian Young 3 times
    MommieDearest 3 times
    Don 2 times
    BobM 1 time
    Steve 1 time

    The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 12:
    Tim would have 57
    BrianYoung would have 36
    RWinger would have 35
    Dell would have 35
    MommieDearest would have 33
    Don would have 26
    Steve would have 12
    BobM would have 10

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  90. RWinger says

    WEEK 13 Games:

    Thursday: 12/03/09
    NY Jets @ Buffalo

    Sunday: 12/06/09
    Philadelphia @ Atlanta
    Tampa Bay @ Carolina
    St. Louis @ Chicago
    Detroit @ Cincinnati
    Tennessee @ Indianapolis
    Houston @ Jacksonville
    Denver @ Kansas City
    Oakland @ Pittsburgh
    New Orleans @ Washington
    New England @ Miami
    San Diego @ Cleveland
    Dallas @ NY Giants
    San Francisco @ Seattle
    Minnesota @ Arizona

    Monday, 12/07/09
    Baltimore @ Green Bay

    Remember to get your picks in early because of the Thursday night game.

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  91. RWinger says

    This week’s trivia question (by popular demand of course):

    Turning back the clock to September 9, 1960. What were the first 8 American Football League (AFL) Teams?

    Give it a shot, no internet cheating.

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    • Dell says

      I know 6 of them, but I’ll hold out ’til Friday! Hint for MommieDearest: At least 4 of them (the ones I can remember) are still in their original cities with their original team names.

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      • Don says

        Pretty sure I know them…

        Dallas Texans – Became the KC Chiefs
        Boston Patriots
        Buffalo Bills
        Los Angeles Chargers – Moved to San Diego
        Oakland Raiders
        New York Titans – Now the Jets
        Houston Oilers
        Denver Broncos

        And later on, Miami and Cincy came in.

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  92. Don says

    Buffalo
    Philadelphia
    Carolina
    Chicago
    Cincinnati
    Indianapolis
    Jacksonville
    Denver
    Pittsburgh
    New Orleans
    New England
    San Diego
    NY Giants
    Seattle
    Minnesota
    Green Bay

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  93. RWinger says

    Week 13 picks:

    New York Jets (formerly New York Titans of the AFL)
    Philadelphia
    Carolina
    Chicago
    Cincy (the last AFL team via 1968 expansion)
    Indy (Titans [formerly the Houston Oilers of the AFL] play tough against Colts but I have to stick with Peyton Place magic)
    Jacksonville
    Kansas City (2 AFL powerhouses, former Dallas Texans upset Broncos)
    Pittsburgh (the AFL Raiders would need to re-activate Ben Davidson)
    New Orleans
    New England (formerly the Boston Patriots of the AFL vs. 1966 expansion Dolphins)
    San Diego Super Chargers (originally based in LA in 1960)
    San Fran
    Minnesota
    Green Bay (I’m thinking 25 degrees and snow)

    By the way, Don hit the nail on the head with the trivia answer. I’m sure that he knew that Minneapolis-Saint Paul was an original AFL city that never played a game because the NFL expanded and the Vikings were born, this was done because NFL owners wanted the new league to fail.

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  94. Dell says

    I forgot about the LA Chargers. You have to cut me some slack, after all I was only negative 10 years old when the AFL started, so I didn’t acquire a lot of the trivia knowledge firsthand…
    BUF- Once a year I pick them to win. Once a year they burn me…
    TB- I like Delhomme to throw a few more picks in this one
    CHI- How does K Boller end up with Carrie Prejean?
    CIN- Kiss the baby, they’re gonna win the division this year.
    TEN- The Vince Young Redemption Tour rolls on!
    HOU- Can’t figure this team out. Can’t figure out Jags, either…
    DEN- Come to think of it, I can’t remember where I left my keys.
    PIT- I had them a minute ago. I needed them to get in the house.
    NO- That’s it! I must have left them in the front door.
    NE- Yep, they were there all along [slaps forehead].
    SD- Shame about Jamal Lewis retiring. Is he HOF worthy?
    NYG- Romo of old returns. Manning’s feet really hurt.
    SF- My feet really hurt. Anybody know a good busn/casual shoemaker?
    MIN- I have really wide feet ’cause I wear sneakers and boots.
    BAL- They have to be lace ups, do I look like a loafer guy to you?

    And, the Lead Pipe Lock o’ the Week, brought to by Betteren/Yu Catering. “Why prep for that big holiday party all by yourself? Let us handle it! Why? We’re Betteren/Yu!”
    FALCONS over IGGLES

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    • RWinger says

      Dell, true to form the Bills burned you tonight.

      Don had the teams for the AFL:
      Boston Patriots (now the New England Patriots)
      Buffalo Bills
      Dallas Texans (now the Kansas City Chiefs)
      Denver Broncos
      Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans)
      Los Angeles Chargers (now the San Diego Chargers)
      New York Titans (now the New York Jets)
      Oakland Raiders **named changed from the “Señores” spring of 1960

      Miami Dolphins in 1966 expansion and Cincinnati Bengals (owned by Paul Brown former owner of the Cleveland Browns) in 1967 or 68.

      The games were televised on ABC (I think) on Friday nights. Sometime in the mid 60′s NBC picked up the TV rights. We got our first color console TV Christmas of 1965 and I remember watching the AFL games in color and it was wild because the officials wore red and white stripes. The AFL had flash with more passing, the uniforms had some new color combinations, the players names were on the jerseys, and the 2 point conversion was used. The Oilers signed Billy Cannon (1959 Heisman Trophy winner from LSU) for 100,000 after the NFL Los Angeles Rams signed him for $50,000. The AFL stole Ron Mix and a couple of others and after the first couple of years the AFL was a real league in real competition with the NFL (much to my dad’s insisting that it was bush league….he changed his mind in the mid 60′s with the help of the Super Bowl). When the merger went through in 1970 and the NFC and AFC made up the NFL, the Colts, Steelers, and Browns went to the AFC to balance the divisions.

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  95. Tim says

    In time!!

    NY Jets
    Philadelphia
    Tampa Bay
    Chicago
    Cincinnati
    Tennessee
    Houston
    Denver
    Pittsburgh
    New Orleans
    New England
    San Diego
    Dallas
    Seattle
    Minnesota
    Baltimore

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  96. RWinger says

    Week 13 has come and gone (with a little more respect for the Oakland Raiders).

    MommieDearest had 9 wins and 7 losses
    Don had 12 wins and 4 losses (co-top picker)
    Brian Young had 12 wins and 4 losses (co-top picker)
    RWinger had 10 wins and 6 losses (so much for my KC upset)
    Dell had 6 wins and 10 losses
    Tim had 8 wins and 8 losses
    Steve did not post
    BobM did not post

    The Week 13 Standings:
    Brian Young – 138 wins (way to go Brian)
    RWinger – 137 wins
    Tim – 131 wins
    MommieDearest – 129 wins
    Dell – 125 wins
    Don – 123 wins
    Steve – 104 wins
    Bob M – 103 wins
    ———The World Football League (Defunct) Club———
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

    The Top Picker Stats after Week 13:
    Tim 5 times
    Brian Young 4 times
    RWinger 3 times
    Dell 3 times
    MommieDearest 3 times
    Don 3 times
    BobM 1 time
    Steve 1 time

    The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 13:
    Tim would have 57
    BrianYoung would have 48
    Don would have 38
    RWinger would have 35
    Dell would have 35
    MommieDearest would have 33
    Steve would have 12
    BobM would have 10

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  97. RWinger says

    This weeks trivia question may be a little head scratcher and if need be I can throw a hint out.

    Who was the first punter to be a first round draft pick?

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  98. RWinger says

    Week 14 Schedule:

    Thursday 12/10
    Pittsburgh @ Cleveland

    Sunday 12/13
    New Orleans @ Atlanta
    Detroit @ Baltimore
    Green Bay @ Chicago
    Seattle @ Houston
    Denver @ Indianapolis
    Miami @ Jacksonville
    Buffalo @ Kansas City
    Cincinnati @ Minnesota (should be a very interesting game)
    Carolina @ New England
    NY Jets @ Tampa Bay
    St. Louis @ Tennessee
    Washington @ Oakland
    San Diego @ Dallas
    Philadelphia @ NY Giants

    Monday 12/14
    Arizona @ San Francisco

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  99. MommieDearest says

    Thanks for posting the games early. I’m out of town Wed and Thurs. My picks may be mindless as mine is numb after watching last night’s game.

    Steelers
    Saints
    Ravens
    Packers
    Texans
    Colts
    Jags
    Bills
    Bengals
    Saints
    Pats
    Jets
    Titans
    Skins
    Chargers
    Eagles
    Cards

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  100. Don says

    Pittsburgh
    New Orleans
    Baltimore
    Green Bay
    Houston
    Indianapolis
    Jacksonville
    Kansas City
    Minnesota
    New England
    Tampa Bay
    Tennessee
    Oakland
    San Diego
    Philadelphia
    San Francisco

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  101. says

    Pittsburgh
    New Orleans
    Baltimore
    Green Bay
    Houston
    Indianapolis
    Jacksonville
    Kansas City
    Minnesota
    New England
    Tampa Bay
    Tennessee
    Washington
    San Diego
    Philadelphia
    Arizona

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  102. RWinger says

    Week 14 picks:
    Pittsburgh (stinking of late but not that stinky)
    New Orleans
    Baltimore
    Green Bay
    Houston
    Indianapolis (Due to drop one one but Peyton is Peyton)
    Miami (by a field goal)
    Kansas City
    Minnesota
    New England
    NY Jets
    Tennessee
    Oakland (Deadskins are imploding and Raiders are playing like a team)
    San Diego
    Philadelphia
    Arizona

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    • Dell says

      Remaining Week 14 picks, on the fly:
      NO
      BAL
      GB
      HOU
      DEN
      JAC
      KC- NEVER FORGET
      CIN
      NE
      NYJ
      TEN
      OAK
      SD
      NYG
      AZ

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  103. RWinger says

    Since it’s football Thursday, and Mr. Football Don hit the trivia 2 weeks in a row (also a top picker), I’ll throw the answer and a tidbit out there (and I’m sitting here bored at work waiting for a conference call).

    A kid from the University of Southern Mississippi was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the first round of the 1973 draft (23rd overall pick), and went on to play 14 years with the Raiders and was on 3 Super Bowl teams (1977, 1981, and 1984). The only pure punter to ever be drafted in the first round, Mr. Ray Guy.

    207 consecutive games, 1,049 punts for 44,493 yards, 210 punts inside the 20 yard line with 128 touchbacks, and NEVER had a punt returned for a touchdown.

    Little known factoid, he was also a placekicker at Southern Mississippi and kicked a 61-yard field goal in a snowstorm during a game in Utah.

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  104. Brian Young says

    PIT
    NO
    IND
    HOU
    NE
    BUF
    BAL
    MIN
    NYJ
    TEN
    JAX
    GB
    OAK
    SD (that’s right big D, it’s December)
    NYG
    ARI

    How sad is it that the AFC Wild Card race is a question of who can lose less, and not who is the best? Same with AFC East. Here’s hoping a dominant 8 game run starts tonight!

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  105. RWinger says

    Wow, Browns beat Steelers! I’ll take the loss in my picks and the win in my heart as the Ravens need all of the help that they can get……but the Browns, who’d a thunk that one?

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    • Dell says

      That’s one I don’t mind going into the loss column, either. Is this team self-destructing right before our eyes?
      They lost on a night they let Brady ****ing Quinn throw for a whopping 90 yards!

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        • MommieDearest says

          If the Ravens don’t take advantage of yet another opportunity, they don’t deserve to be in the playoffs. Actually, they don’t belong there anyway. Just don’t let what happened to the Steelers happen to the Ravens on Sunday. Go Ravens, Go Dagger!

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  106. RWinger says

    Week 14 Results:

    MommieDearest had 12 wins and 4 losses (co-top picker)
    Don had 11 wins and 5 losses
    Tim had 11 wins and 5 losses
    RWinger had 12 wins and 4 losses )co-top picker)
    Dell had 8 wins and 8 losses
    Brian Young had 11 wins and 5 losses

    The Week 14 Standings:
    Brian Young – 149 wins
    RWinger – 149 wins
    Tim – 142 wins
    MommieDearest – 141 wins
    Don – 134 wins
    Dell – 133 wins
    Steve – 104 wins
    Bob M – 103 wins
    ———The USFL (Defunct) Club———
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

    The Top Picker Stats after Week 14:
    Tim 5 times
    Brian Young 4 times
    RWinger 4 times
    MommieDearest 4 times
    Dell 3 times
    Don 3 times
    BobM 1 time
    Steve 1 time

    The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 14:
    Tim would have 57
    BrianYoung would have 48
    RWinger would have 47
    MommieDearest would have 45
    Don would have 38
    Dell would have 35
    Steve would have 12
    BobM would have 10

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  107. RWinger says

    The trivia this week is a little weak but nonetheless here we go:

    Name the NFL teams have not had a Super Bowl appearance (the way one of them is playing, the list may grow shorter after this season).

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        Don is pretty quick with the trivia and once again 100% correct.

        Of those 5 teams only one has never been part of any post season play, the Houston Texans. They have yet to appear in the NFL playoffs.

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        • Don says

          Here’s a question I didn’t know the answer to. (But I do now).

          Who is the only person to win the Super Bowl MVP 3 times?

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          • RWinger says

            I think it’s Joe Montana. I know Bradshaw and Starr are two time winners and Montana is the only other impact player that I can think of with multiple games.

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          • Don says

            We have a winner. Joe Montana won it 3 times. Starr, Bradshaw and Brady have won it twice.

            I do know the answer to the only losing team MVP, but only because I was just browsing the Wikipedia page. So I’ll let someone else answer.

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          • MommieDearest says

            Wasn’t it a Dallas player who was MVP when the Colts won Super Bowl V(back when they were the Baltimore Colts). Can’t think of the guy’s name but I think he was a defensive guy.

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          • RWinger says

            MommieDearest is very, very, very warm, I have faith in you that you will remember the guy’s name.

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          • MommieDearest says

            C’mon RWinger, give me an early Christmas gift. I think it might have been Chuck Howley? I don’t want to cheat by looking it up.

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          • RWinger says

            You are correct. Dallas Cowboy LB Chuck Howley was named Super Bowl MVP in Super Bowl V, when the Baltimore Colts DEFEATED the Dallas Cowboys 16-13. He had 2 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery. He was actually the first defensive player to win MVP and to date the only player from the losing team to win the award.

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  108. RWinger says

    Week 15 Games

    Thursday: 12/17
    Indianapolis @ Jacksonville

    Saturday: 12/19
    Dallas @ New Orleans

    Sunday: 12/20
    Chicago @ Baltimore
    New England @ Buffalo
    Arizona @ Detroit
    Cleveland @ Kansas City
    Atlanta @ NY Jets
    San Francisco @ Philadelphia
    Houston @ St. Louis
    Miami @ Tennessee
    Oakland @ Denver
    Cincinnati @ San Diego
    Green Bay @ Pittsburgh
    Tampa Bay @ Seattle
    Minnesota @ Carolina

    Monday: 12/21
    NY Giants @ Washington

    Great time of the year with Thursday and Saturday games.

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    • MommieDearest says

      Week 15 picks:

      Jags (yup, I think this is the week….)
      Saints
      Ravens
      Bills
      Cards
      Browns
      Jets
      49ers
      Texans
      Titans
      Broncos
      Chargers
      Packers
      Seahawks
      Vikings
      Giants

      BTW, I love the trivia, keep it coming!

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  109. RWinger says

    Week 15 Picks:
    Indianapolis (Indy has wrapped it up, except the undefeated thing….Peyton plays at least half of the game)
    New Orleans (Saints are good and Dallas+December=Choke)
    Baltimore
    New England (I want a Bill Belichick uneven sleeve cut stained sweatshirt with a hole under the armpit for Christmas this year)
    Arizona (I’d like to see a Cactus Wren on the helmet)
    Kansas City (coin flip, Browns suck on the road, Arrowhead is a tough field, Chiefs have burned me recently, game ends in a tie)
    NY Jets (I thinks it’s Don Maynard sideburn day)
    Philadelphia
    Houston
    Miami (don’t know why but I’m feeling it)
    Denver
    San Diego Super Chargers
    Green Bay
    Seattle (October 17, 1976 the 1st Seahawks victory [2-12 that year] came against Tampa Bay who went 0-14…..if anyone cares)
    Minnesota
    Washington (Upset of the week)

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    • Don says

      KC-Cleveland TIE. Wouldn’t be the first time. The last one stood for about 8 years until the Ravens had one. Then the following week the Redskins had one.

      Who had the most recent tie game?

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      • Dell says

        Donovan McNabb’s Eagles.
        Can’t recall who they were playing…It was the infamous game where he said in the post-game interviews that he didn’t know a game could end in a tie.

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        • RWinger says

          Dell is referencing the Eagles / Bengals game of 2008.

          The Chiefs / Browns actually played to a tie in 1989. Kind of the whole 20th anniversary thing and the fact that both are struggling teams.

          Since Don brought it up………What teams(s) hold the record for ties since the rule change of 1974 (or 73) that made sudden death overtime in all games, not just championship games. There have been 17 games total that have ended in a tie since the rule change.

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  110. Don says

    Indianapolis
    New Orleans
    Baltimore
    New England
    Arizona
    Kansas City
    NY Jets
    Philadelphia
    Houston
    Miami
    Denver
    San Diego
    Green Bay
    Seattle
    Minnesota
    NY Giants

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  111. Tim says

    Even though I finally get to watch NFL network now, thanks to newly installed FIOS, I forget to make my Thursday picks…again…which reminds me, I need to change that email address up there. Same Tim different email.

    New Orleans
    Baltimore
    New England
    Arizona
    Kansas City
    Atlanta
    Philadelphia
    Houston
    Tennessee
    Denver
    San Diego
    Green Bay
    Tampa Bay
    Minnesota
    NY Giants

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  112. RWinger says

    I’m feeling like a Viking from New York who is riding a Bronco to go see a Saint…..any given Sunday, my worst week this season!

    The 2 teams that lead in tied games at 4 each are the Packers and Eagles and they have never played each other to a tie!

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    • RWinger says

      So much for my upset pick, the only upset is me who can’t bear to watch the end of trouncing, my worst week ever.

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  113. RWinger says

    Week 15 Results:

    MommieDearest had 7 wins and 9 losses
    Don had 8 wins and 8 losses
    Tim had 10 wins and 5 losses (no Thursday pick)
    RWinger had 7 wins and 9 losses
    Dell had 11 wins and 5 losses (top picker ie smartest guy this week)
    Brian Young had 10 wins and 6 losses

    The Week 15 Standings:

    Brian Young – 159 wins
    RWinger – 156 wins
    Tim – 152 wins
    MommieDearest – 148 wins
    Dell – 144 wins
    Don – 142 wins
    Steve – 104 wins
    Bob M – 103 wins

    ———The XFL “Who De” Club———
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

    The Top Picker Stats after Week 15:

    Tim 5 times
    Brian Young 4 times
    RWinger 4 times
    MommieDearest 4 times
    Dell 4 times
    Don 3 times
    BobM 1 time
    Steve 1 time

    The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 15:

    Tim would have 57
    BrianYoung would have 48
    RWinger would have 47
    Dell would have 46
    MommieDearest would have 45
    Don would have 38
    Steve would have 12
    BobM would have 10

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  114. RWinger says

    WEEK 16 GAMES:

    Friday: 12/25
    San Diego @ Tennessee

    Sunday: 12/27
    Buffalo @ Atlanta
    Kansas City @ Cincinnati
    Oakland @ Cleveland
    Seattle @ Green Bay
    Houston @ Miami
    Jacksonville @ New England
    Tampa Bay @ New Orleans
    Carolina @ NY Giants
    Baltimore @ Pittsburgh
    St. Louis @ Arizona
    Detroit @ San Francisco
    Denver @ Philadelphia
    NY Jets @ Indianapolis
    Dallas @ Washington

    Monday: 12/28
    Minnesota @ Chicago

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  115. RWinger says

    To all of my fellow pigskin pickers please accept my sincerest wishes for a Merry Christmas and festive and safe winter holiday.

    Not that you may have time with last minute shopping, out of town visitors, and studying up for the Week 16 picks, but just the same, my gift in the form of a trivia question in case you have spare time to dwell on obscure trivia:

    What were the original NFL teams for the inaugural season of the current National Football League in 1933? Hint: 10 teams in total, five are still in their original cities, two are defunct.

    Enjoy :)

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    • Dell says

      Let me throw my well-wishes in there with you,’Winger.
      It’s the reason for the season!
      Here’s hoping you and BYoung, and Tim, and MommieDearest all either forget to make picks for the next two weeks, or are really off of your collective “games” so I can close the gap!
      Just kidding…I am a big enough man to admit when I have been bested.
      There’s still the elusive “perfect week” out there for the taking, though, and the Brian Young “Top Picker” competition is still wide open, so, good luck to all (except those in front of me!!) in Week 16!

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      • MommieDearest says

        Wow, I really sucked last week. So much for my hunches. Here we go for Week 16:

        Chargers
        Falcons
        Bengals
        Raiders
        Packers
        Texans
        Patriots
        Saints
        Giants
        Ravens
        Cards
        49ers
        Broncos
        Colts
        Cowboys
        Vikings

        Happy Holidays to all my Fantasy Football Friends!

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  116. Dell says

    Happy Week 16 to my agnostic friends, Happy Holidays to everyone else!
    Friday pick: SD
    Sunday picks to follow. Anybody have blueprints for an Ark? Might get a little “floody” Friday.

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    • Dell says

      Last week’s “All pick, no shtick” approach served me well, so I figured I’d give it another go this week.
      If BYoung has become the Colts, that must mean I’ve become the Texans. I always give ‘em a good game, but can’t close the gap.
      ATL
      CIN
      CLE
      GB
      HOU
      NE
      NO
      NYG
      BAL
      AZ
      SF
      DEN
      IND
      DAL
      MIN
      Hope everyone had a great Holiday!

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  117. Don says

    Merry Christmas to all.

    Tennessee
    Buffalo
    Cincinnati
    Oakland
    Green Bay
    Houston
    New England
    New Orleans
    NY Giants
    Pittsburgh
    Arizona
    San Francisco
    Philadelphia
    Indianapolis
    Dallas
    Minnesota

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  118. Brian Young says

    I’ve suddenly become the colts…pressure is on! Sorry Dell, I just remembered to get my picks in. Merry Christmas to all!

    SD toughest game of the week, a 5-2 home team vs. 6-1 road team.
    ATL
    CIN
    OAK – ok maybe this is the toughest game. I’ll count on Anderson to continue being the real Anderson.
    GB
    MIA – funny that these teams have the same record, the Texans are tied for second in their division…yet the Texans are also in last place.
    NE – for the first time ever, I want them to win.
    NO
    NYG
    PIT
    ARI
    SF
    PHI
    IND
    DAL
    MIN

    Picking based on the ridiculous random events that need to occur for your team’s dim playoff hopes to remain alive isn’t smart. Hey, it’s a tough week 16… let’s give it a go!

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Baltimore loss!

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  119. RWinger says

    Week 16 Picks:

    San Diego Super Chargers
    Hotlanta Falcons (5-4 lifetime vs. Bills and it’s Tommy Nobis crew cut day)
    Cincinnati (playing with emotion and the Chiefs have burned me way too much)
    Cleveland
    Green Bay
    Miami (Joey Porter says 9-7 can make the playoffs, they’re playing to win)
    New England
    New Orleans
    NY Giants
    Pittsburgh (The homer in me says go Ravens, I’ll take the loss, and the Homer in me say “”mmmmmmm. donuts”.
    Arizona
    San Francisco
    Philadelphia (Do the have the grit to go all the way this year?)
    Indianapolis (Peyton said that it’s Caldwell’s call, but starting players need to stay sharp….the fans want a perfect season)
    Dallas (my head says Dallas but my heart says Redskins, Dallas on the road in December vs. Deadskins who haven’t shown up for last week’s game yet….I’ll go Cowboys)
    Minnesota (Brett and Brad watched the Replacements together….”Winners always want the ball… when the game is on the line”)

    The Replacements….Shane Falco, Jimmy McGinty, Daniel Bateman, Clifford Franklin and the worst cheer in football “California oranges. Texas cactus. We think your team needs a little practice. Put ‘em in a high chair, feed ‘em with a spoon. Roll ‘em up in toilet paper, kick ‘em to the Moon!”.

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  120. Tim says

    San Diego
    Atlanta
    Cincinnati
    Cleveland
    Green Bay
    Houston
    New England
    New Orleans
    NY Giants
    Baltimore
    Arizona
    San Francisco
    Philadelphia
    Indianapolis
    Dallas
    Minnesota

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  121. RWinger says

    It’s officially Christmas Day, the stockings are hung, A Christmas Story is on, and hopefully Santa leaves me my Bill Belichick uneven sleeve cut stained sweatshirt with a hole under the armpit…..I’ve been good all year!

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  122. RWinger says

    Was it just me or did the Colts roll up and just quit? The front office ripped off the players and the fans, what’s wrong with playing every game hard and playing every game like it’s you last.

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    • Dell says

      Right On, buddy!
      The Colts gave the entire conference the middle finger, and, should the Jets win next week, paved their way into the playoffs.
      One can only hope that Karma pays them a visit, and it’s Rex Ryan’s Jets that eliminate them from the post-season.
      Color me “disgusted.”

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  123. RWinger says

    Week 16 Results:

    MommieDearest had 9 wins and 7 losses (beats 7-9 last week)
    Don had 9 wins and 7 losses
    Tim had 11 wins and 5 losses (co-top picker)
    RWinger had 11 wins and 5 losses (co-top picker)
    Dell had 10 wins and 6 losses
    Brian Young had 10 wins and 6 losses

    The Week 16 Standings:
    Brian Young – 169 wins
    RWinger – 167 wins
    Tim – 163 wins
    MommieDearest – 157 wins
    Dell – 154 wins
    Don – 151 wins
    Steve – 104 wins
    Bob M – 103 wins
    ———The “Whatever Happened to Julian Fagan” Club———
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

    The Top Picker Stats after Week 16:
    Tim 6 times
    RWinger 5 times
    Brian Young 4 times
    MommieDearest 4 times
    Dell 4 times
    Don 3 times
    BobM 1 time
    Steve 1 time

    The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 16:
    Tim would have 68
    RWinger would have 58
    BrianYoung would have 48
    Dell would have 46
    MommieDearest would have 45
    Don would have 38
    Steve would have 12
    BobM would have 10

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  124. RWinger says

    This week’s trivia answer (and a little history lesson for all of us):

    In 1933 the first season of the current National Football League was played with the following teams:
    Boston Redskins
    Brooklyn Dodgers
    Chicacgo Bears
    Chicago Cardinals
    Cincinatti Reds
    Green Bay Packers
    New York Giants
    Philadelphia Eagles
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    Portsmouth Spartans

    In 1934 the Portsmouth Spartans moved to Michigan to become the Detroit Lions. The Boston Redskins moved to Washington in 1937 to become the Washington Redskins. The Chicago Cardinals moved to St. Louis in 1960,then to Arizona in 1988. The Cincinatti Reds disbanded in 1935 after spending the 1934 and 1935 seasons as the St. Louis Gunners. The Brooklyn Dodgers disbanded in 1945.

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  125. RWinger says

    Week 17 Schedule (all Sunday games):

    Indianapolis @ Buffalo (do the Indy starters even fly to Buffalo)
    New Orleans @ Carolina
    Jacksonville @ Cleveland
    Chicago @ Detroit
    New England @ Houston
    Pittsburgh @ Miami
    NY Giants @ Minnesota
    San Francisco @ St. Louis
    Atlanta @ Tampa Bay
    Philadelphia @ Dallas
    Green Bay @ Arizona
    Kansas City @ Denver
    Baltimore @ Oakland
    Washington @ San Diego
    Tennessee @ Seattle
    Cincinnati @ NY Jets

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  126. RWinger says

    This week’s trivia challenge:

    Which NFL quarterback holds the record for the highest completion percentage for a single season?

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  127. MommieDearest says

    Bills (no one thought the Saints would lose 2 in a row either..)
    Saints
    Browns
    Lions
    Titans
    Dolphins
    Vikes
    Niners
    Falcons
    Cowboys
    Packers
    Broncos
    Raiders (I don’t think the Ravens deserve to be in the playoffs and
    if they do make it, they’ll just make National fools of
    themselves again. Thus, my pick)
    Chargers
    Titans
    Jets

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  128. Brian Young says

    Week 17!? Really? With a 2 game lead, I’m going against my gut and with whimsy on a few…we’ll see what happens when the dust clears Sunday night. Actually, the Bengals won’t be playing, so there might not be any dust…

    SF
    MIN
    JAC
    PIT
    NE
    ATL
    CAR
    PHI
    IND
    CHI
    SD
    OAK
    DEN
    ARI
    TEN
    NYJ

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    • MommieDearest says

      Brian: I tried that 2 weeks ago and it didn’t work out too well for me (7-9); however, I gave it another shot this week. We’ll see what happens. Good luck!

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  129. Don says

    Indianapolis – Starters are not needed.

    New Orleans
    Jacksonville
    Detroit
    New England
    Pittsburgh
    Minnesota
    San Francisco
    Tampa Bay
    Philadelphia
    Arizona

    Denver – Can Elvis get 20 sacks? Needs 3.

    Oakland
    San Diego

    Tennessee – Chris Johnson – 128 yards for 2000. Against Seattle, he may get the 234 to break Eric Dickersons 2105.

    NY Jets

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  130. RWinger says

    Buffalo (Close one at 16-13)
    Carolina
    Jacksonville
    Chicago (We find out that Jay Cutler hasn’t shaved all season)
    Houston
    Pittsburgh
    Minnesota
    San Francisco
    Atlanta
    Philadelphia
    Arizona
    Denver
    Baltimore
    San Diego
    Tennessee
    NY Jets (Cincy can’t risk key players getting hurt, Jets are playing for post season life)

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  131. RWinger says

    I’ll throw out the trivia question answer as I drink a cold one to the Ravens entering post-season play.

    Ken Anderson of the Cincinnati Bengals completed 70.6% of his passes in the 1982 season and the record still stands.

    By the way fellow pickers who are new to the picking game this season, we go right on up to the Super Bowl with our picks.

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  132. RWinger says

    Week 17 Results:

    MommieDearest had 9 wins and 6 losses (you picked the Titans twice, sorry that I didn’t catch it earlier)
    BrianYoung had 9 wins and 7 losses
    RWinger had 12 wins and 4 losses (top picker)
    Don had 6 wins and 10 losses
    Dell had no picks
    Tim had no picks

    The Week 16 Standings:
    RWinger – 179 wins
    Brian Young – 178 wins
    MommieDearest – 166 wins
    Tim – 163 wins
    Don – 157 wins
    Dell – 154 wins
    Steve – 104 wins
    Bob M – 103 wins
    ———The “Whatever Happened to Julian Fagan” Club———
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

    The Top Picker Stats after Week 17:
    Tim 6 times
    RWinger 6 times
    Brian Young 4 times
    MommieDearest 4 times
    Dell 4 times
    Don 3 times
    BobM 1 time
    Steve 1 time

    The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 16:
    RWinger would have 70
    Tim would have 68
    BrianYoung would have 48
    Dell would have 46
    MommieDearest would have 45
    Don would have 38
    Steve would have 12
    BobM would have 10

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  133. RWinger says

    PLAYOFF WEEK 1 Schedule:

    Saturday: 01/09/10

    NY Jets @ Cincinnati (4:30 game)
    Philadelphia @ Dallas (8:00 game)

    Sunday: 01/10

    Baltimore @ New England (1:00 game)
    Green Bay @ Arizona (4:40 game)

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  134. RWinger says

    This week’s trivia is a salute to the Mr. Brett Farve gunslinging event known as the Vikings victory over the New York Football Giants.

    Name the player who played in 4 different decades, 340 games over 26 seasons, and retired at the age of 48.

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  135. Brian Young says

    What a week for my worst one! I knew going on those slim playoff hopes would cost me big– if only Indy didn’t bench their starters last week.

    Congratulations to RWinger for being the regular season champion!

    3 games are repeats of the regular finale…I’ll need more time to decide!

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    • RWinger says

      This has been a fun season Brian. I’ll start Monday Night Football withdraw tonight and feed my hunger with remaining bowl games and the NFL network.

      I did not get my Billy B sweatshirt from Santa, but had an old one that I modified for that regular guy look. I, however, did locate one Julian Walter Fagan III who is now an attorney in Amory, MS. The University of Mississippi punter from Laurel, MS drafted in the 17th round, #430 overall, by the Houston Oilers who was the punter for the New Orleans Saints 1970-1972 and New York Jets 1973, with 56 games in 4 seasons and 299 punts (longest was 71 yards) for 12100 yards resumed his law practice and is alive and well. Of course he’ll be living forever in football history with his 175th (tied) all-time ranking at 40.5 average.

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      • MommieDearest says

        Great fantasy year, fellow players. Congrats RWinger. I’ll bet we can come up with a Coach B-like sweatshirt for you as your grand prize!

        Bengals, Cowboys, Ravens, Packers

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      • MommieDearest says

        I was going to say George Blanda or Morten Anderson, but you located Counselor Fagan–never heard of the guy, sort of before my time!

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        • RWinger says

          MommieDearest….You go girl! Mr. George Blanda, a quarterback and kicker, played from 1949 to 1975 spanning 4 decades with 26 pro seasons (he didn’t play in 1959 because he retired in 1959 due to a front office disagreement and popped up in 1960 in the brand spanking new AFL). He played for Chicago Bears (1949), Baltimore Colts (1950), Chicago Bears (1950-1958), Houston Oilers (1960-1966), and Oakland Raiders (1967-1975). He is the oldest person to play in an NFL game (48 years, 109 days).

          I brought up this question because on January 3, 2010 the second player to ever play during 4 decades had 7 punts, New York Football Giants 43 year old punter Jeff Feagles who started in 1988 with the New England Patriots (1988-1989), Philadelphia Eagles (1990-1993), Arizona Cardinals (1994-1997), Seattle Seahawks (1998-2002), New York Giants (2003-present).

          The left footed kicker Morten Anderson of Denmark played 25 seasons and holds the record for most games played (career) – 382, most field goals (career), and most points (career) – 2,544. I think he holds the record for most consecutive games with a score too. He played from 1982 to 2007 spanning 3 decades.

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  136. Tim says

    I’d love to know where i posted my week 17 picks, cuz I posted them about 12:30 on Sunday…hmmm…I may have forgotten to hit “submit”…shame

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  137. RWinger says

    Playoff Wild Card Weekend is upon us.

    Cincy
    Philly
    New England (once again the homer in me wouldn’t mind a Ravens win and the Homer in me says mmmmm….donuts)
    Green Bay

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  138. Realist says

    I am going with:

    Philadelphia, Green Bay, New York, and New England.

    I, too, would love a Ravens win…but my head says not to bank on it.

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  139. RWinger says

    Week 18 “Wild Card Weekend” Results:
    MommieDearest had 2 wins and 2 losses (co-top picker)
    BrianYoung had 2 wins and 2 losses (co-top picker)
    RWinger had 0 wins and 4 losses (ouch)
    Don had 1 win and 3 losses
    Dell had no picks
    Tim had no picks

    **Shout out to Realist who had 1 win and 3 losses (would have been nice to have you with us all season long)

    The Week 18 Standings:
    Brian Young – 180 wins
    RWinger – 179 wins
    MommieDearest – 168 wins
    Tim – 163 wins
    Don – 158 wins
    Dell – 154 wins
    Steve – 104 wins
    Bob M – 103 wins
    ———The “Gone But Not Forgotten” Club———
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

    The Top Picker Stats after Week 18:
    Tim 6 times
    RWinger 6 times
    Brian Young 5 times
    MommieDearest 5 times
    Dell 4 times
    Don 3 times
    BobM 1 time
    Steve 1 time

    The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 18:
    RWinger would have 70
    Tim would have 68
    BrianYoung would have 50
    MommieDearest would have 47
    Dell would have 46
    Don would have 38
    Steve would have 12
    BobM would have 10

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  140. RWinger says

    MommieDearest: Did you catch the Bill Belichick regular guy look with three sweatshirts, the hooded one was clean but arms cut off, and the wicked old school Patriots hat with the pompom ball? I’m not knocking anyone but tell me he didn’t hit the dumpster at the training facility before the game.

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  141. MommieDearest says

    RWinger: I actually missed the dumpster diver look as I was too busy watching his perpetual scowl grow “scowlier”. Did you see Brady jumping up and down in the second half pointing for a foul and the refs ignoring him? Beautiful! BTW, was that Steve Hauschka kicking for the Bengals?

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    • RWinger says

      I like this quote out of the Boston Herald: “It’s going to make for a very long offseason … and it should be.” The Brady flag request…DENIED…..was priceless. Every now and then a dominating team needs to be humbled and it was nice to watch a meltdown. Heck, I melted down and went 0-4, 3 and 1 would have been much nicer….sometimes a winner sometimes a wiener.

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  142. RWinger says

    Week 19 The Divisional Playoffs

    Saturday: 1/16

    Arizona @ New Orleans (4:30 start)
    Baltimore @ Indianapolis (8:15 start)

    Sunday, 01/17/10

    Dallas @ Minnesota (1:00 start)
    NY Jets @ San Diego (4:40 start)

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  143. Brian Young says

    These playoffs are hard to pick. I woke up Sunday morning wishing I could change both my picks for that day. And look! The ravens won in 3 minutes.

    NO is struggling, and the road warriors are coming to town…but I say the spark comes back– NO

    I picked against them last week and they won big; IND (besides, I want that NO-IND SB.

    DAL I hate the cowboys, but there has to be one road win…

    SD — LT lights it up old school.

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  144. RWinger says

    New Orleans (a little voodoo curse from the Big Easy)

    Indy (there is the Playoff Bye Week curse, there is the Ravens winless in Indy curse, however there is the Dan Dierdorf announcer curse, the Saturday Night in January holiday weekend curse, and the Curse of The Mummy along with the Curse of the Pink Panther…….I think Indy is strong at home and Manning is a little general and go with the unpopular “home” pick for these purposes, I will be pulling for the Ravens, I really wouldn’t mind going 3 and 1…..heck anything is better than last week)

    Minnesota (it’s not time to break the Tony Romo curse, of course it may have been broken last week, but Gunslinger Farve has one more in him and having AP doesn’t hurt…..as long as he doesn’t fumble)

    San Diego Super Chargers (the rookie quarterback curse for Sanchez of course!)

    The playoffs are great, the games are do or die, but there are so few of them and as the end of the football season draws nearer and nearer…….I just say curses…..curses.

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    • MommieDearest says

      RWinger: The curse of all curses is when County Executive Craig deems the Friday before a playoff game to be “Harford County Supports the Ravens Day” and holds a pep rally in the vacant lot next to the old Greene Turtle. Every time there is a rally, the Ravens lose. No rally today, Ravens win tomorrow. Now someone (Brian, we need help here) needs to convince Craig not to have a rally next Friday!

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  145. RWinger says

    Divisional Playoffs Results
    Brian Young had 3 wins and 1 loss
    RWinger had 3 wins and 1 loss
    MommieDearest had 0 wins and 4 losses

    That would put the stats at:
    Brian Young – 183 wins
    RWinger – 182 wins
    MommieDearest – 168 wins
    Tim – 163 wins
    Don – 158 wins
    Dell – 154 wins
    Steve – 104 wins
    Bob M – 103 wins
    ———The “Does It Really Matter” Club———
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

    The Top Picker Stats after Week 19:
    RWinger 7 times
    Tim 6 times
    Brian Young 6 times
    MommieDearest 5 times
    Dell 4 times
    Don 3 times
    BobM 1 time
    Steve 1 time

    The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 19:
    RWinger would have 73
    Tim would have 68
    BrianYoung would have 53
    MommieDearest would have 47
    Dell would have 46
    Don would have 38
    Steve would have 12
    BobM would have 10

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  146. RWinger says

    Conference Playoff Schedule:

    Sunday 1/24

    NY Jets @ Indianapolis (3 pm)
    Minnesota @ New Orleans (6:40 pm)

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    • MommieDearest says

      Boy, I sucked last week. Let’s go Jets & Vikings, totally against common sense!

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  147. RWinger says

    Nice Championship Weekend. Two very good games, the Saints & Vikings was just what I expected and the Jets weren’t too shabby.

    Championship Results:
    Brian Young had 2 wins
    RWinger had 2 wins
    MommieDearest had 0 wins and 2 losses

    The stats Going in to the Super Bowl:
    Brian Young – 185 wins
    RWinger – 184 wins
    MommieDearest – 170 wins
    Tim – 163 wins
    Don – 158 wins
    Dell – 154 wins
    Steve – 104 wins
    Bob M – 103 wins
    ———The “Who Dat, Who De, Where Are De” Club———
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

    The Top Picker Stats:
    RWinger 8 times
    Brian Young 7 times
    Tim 6 times
    MommieDearest 5 times
    Dell 4 times
    Don 3 times
    BobM 1 time
    Steve 1 time

    The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats:
    RWinger would have 75
    Tim would have 68
    BrianYoung would have 55
    MommieDearest would have 47
    Dell would have 46
    Don would have 38
    Steve would have 12
    BobM would have 10

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  148. RWinger says

    I will be taking the Colts to win the Super Bowl. Experience is on the side of Manning and the defensive line is very quick. I think it’s going to be a good even match up game with off setting strengths but in the end Indy pulls off a win by 6 points.

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  149. RWinger says

    Here’s a little Super Bowl Trivia to get the week started.

    Who holds the record for most Super Bowl appearances by a player with six?

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  150. Brian Young says

    I think the Colts are going to win. But if I go with the Colts, I’m killing the Dagger fun.

    Sunday’s pick will be the Saints — Saints win, I win by 2 games. Colts win, we end 267 choices with a tie.

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    • MommieDearest says

      Thanks for being a good sport, Brian! I hope that the Colts lose but that Stover kicks a good many field goals.

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    • RWinger says

      More importantly we all had fun and hopefully will be around for the 2010 Pigskin Picks.

      Hunker down for the Blizzard of 2010. I took off, gave myself a 3 day weekend, have plenty of stock, and liquid refreshment……as long as Comcast doesn’t go out!

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  151. RWinger says

    Super Bowl Trivia Answer:

    Defensive lineman Mike Lodish holds the record for most Super Bowl appearances with six. He played in four Super Bowls for the Buffalo Bills, and then two more with the Denver Broncos.

    But wait Don Beebe was a member of all four Bills Super Bowl teams from 1990-1993, and went to 2 Super Bowls with the Packers in 1996 and 1997, winning a championship ring with them in Super Bowl XXXI.

    So Don Beebe shares the record with Mike Lodish for the number of Super Bowl appearances by any one player [6]. This also means that the Buffalo Bills were good once!

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  152. RWinger says

    Super Bowls results:
    Brian Young and MommieDearest got the win with the Saints and RWinger got the loss with the Dolts (Peyton Manning looked a little unsportsmanlike when he left the game without a little congrats to the Saints players)

    The Final Stats:
    Brian Young – 186 wins (Accept this computer handshake in recognition for being the 2009 Pigskin Picker Champion)
    RWinger – 184 wins
    MommieDearest – 171 wins
    Tim – 163 wins
    Don – 158 wins
    Dell – 154 wins
    Steve – 104 wins
    Bob M – 103 wins
    ———The “Who Dat, Who De, Where Are De” Club———
    Axel – 22 wins
    Jacko – 21 wins
    Gene443 – 18 wins
    Ryan – 14 wins
    Ron Chapman – 13 wins
    Bill P – 13 wins
    Gracetown – 8 wins

    The Top Picker Stats:
    RWinger 8 times
    Brian Young 8 times
    Tim 6 times
    MommieDearest 6 times
    Dell 4 times
    Don 3 times
    BobM 1 time
    Steve 1 time

    The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats:
    RWinger would have 75
    Tim would have 68
    BrianYoung would have 56
    MommieDearest would have 48
    Dell would have 46
    Don would have 38
    Steve would have 12
    BobM would have 10

    Once again it was fun, Congrats Brian on being Champ-peen, Congrats to Mommie for hanging with us all season long, and thanks for the laughs, insight, and giving me something to do as official unofficial stat jockey.

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  153. MommieDearest says

    Gutsy call paid off, Brian. Congrats! RWinger, thanks for compiling all the stats and for your awesome trivia questions (and answers). It was a lot of fun competing with you all and hopefully we can get a larger group together next year, or at least get them to hang all season. Now back to shoveling snow, players!

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