Thursday, December 29, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

P-F11: 2011 Bowl Pick'em Challenge - Open Post, Pt 1

LEAGUE NOTES:

12/18/11 10:52 AM Update: Bowl season has officially started. Check back to this post as the bowl season unfolds for league and game results. When navigating the post gets a little unruly, I'll start a new one. We usually end up with about 3 of these.


It's the beginning of the end, and bowl season has begun with some major excitement.



The bowl card is a beast... click the picture to bring up a larger version.

Click to enlarge. Last updated 12/31/11 12:27 AM 


Bowl Games 1-3 of 35
New Mexico Bowl - Albuquerque, NM -  University Stadium
December 17, 2011 1:00 PM
Temple Owls 37, Wyoming Cowboys 15

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Boise, ID - Bronco Stadium
December 17, 2011 4:30 PM
Ohio Bobcats 24, Utah State Aggies 23

New Orleans Bowl - New Orleans, LA - Superdome
December 17, 2011 8:00 PM
San Diego State Aztecs 30, Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns 32

What I learned after these games... Just like the first week of college football, the mere presence of amateur football on the tele trumps quality games. Bowl season is awesome y'all. And a playoff wouldn't work because the kids have finals. What's that? Basketball plays through finals? Well that's only like 15 kids. Wait, what? The other college football divisions have a playoff? I don't understand what I'm trying to tell myself here. Moving on.

Thanks to the New Mexico Bowl, we got to see Temple won its first bowl game since 1979. We also got that Nelly video like 10 or 20 too many times. Seriously, I didn't know Nelly was still relevant.

The Potato Bowl seemed interesting, but the ref really screwed up the ending (and my pick, you b@stard). You can watch someone's terrible home movie of the ending if Blair Witch Project football viewing while cooking a TV dinner in the background is your thing.

A six-ton potato. You don't get that in the playoffs.
By the last game of the evening, I had a Rusty Whitt. I took two aspirin and went to bed.


What the Bowl Challenge points look like after these games... Smokey's Bandits (KH) and Team Awesome jump out to an early lead. Smoke cashed in his top two most confident games, but missed a third. Team Awesome went 3 for 3 on the first day for his share of the lead. I try to also keep track of a (mostly meaningless) stat of who would win if they got all the rest of their picks right. At the moment, 1 Man Wolfpack (MF) wears that mythical crown.

Bowl Game 4 of 35
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl - St. Petersburg, FL - Tropicana Field
December 20, 2011 7:00 PM
Florida International Golden Panthers 10, Marshall Thundering Herd 20

What I learned after this game... Oh yeah, if I had a Beef 'O' Brady nearby, I probably still wouldn't go. Also, FIU went scoreless for the entire 2nd half. Nice one.

What the Bowl Challenge points look like after this game... In a confidence pool, sometimes you may want to lose a pick. For example, when you wagered less points than someone with more points than you have. This game and the next are good examples of this concept. With an FIU loss, most of us gained some ground on co-leader Mr. Smokeypants (he wagered 30, many had it 10 or under). College football picking guru Chumlee's Banditos (KP) actually picked Marshall and now holds the lead. Northmen (ANo) is in the mythical mathematical lead.

Bowl Game 5 of 35
Poinsettia Bowl - San Diego, CA - Qualcomm Stadium
December 21, 2011 7:00 PM
#16 TCU Horned Frogs 31, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 24

What I learned after this game... Poinsettia Bowl drew the smallest crowd in its 7-year history: 24,607. TCU (and their -lack of- fans) really didn't want to be there. But at least every game in the regular season is important!! Broken record, I know. If there was something interesting about this bowl, then you guys will have to tell me. I was busy catching up on shows from my TiVo.

What the Bowl Challenge points look like after this game... Not much of a change from yesterday. Chumlee is still winning and Northmen has the mythical mathematical lead. Those two will keep this distinction tomorrow too, no matter who wins the MAACO Bowl.


Bowl Games 6-7 of 35
MAACO Bowl - Las Vegas, NV - Sam Boyd Stadium
December 22, 2011 7:00 PM
Arizona State Sun Devils 24, #8 Boise State Broncos 56

Hawaii Bowl - Honolulu - Aloha Stadium
December 24, 2011 7:00 PM
Nevada Wolf Pack 31, #22 Southern Miss Golden Eagles 24
Pew Pew Pew

What I learned after these games... Kellen Moore looks like the real freaking deal. Boise State puts another "W" up to go along with Boise's winningest four-year steak in FBS history. I missed the Hawaii Bowl, but that is because I wasn't at my house and it was up against "White Christmas." wtf?

What the Bowl Challenge points look like after these games... Nothing changed after the MAACO bowl, but the Hawai'i Bowl shook the standings like a bowl full of jelly or something. Mr. Smokeypants (KH) continued his early bowl season super confidence and impressive accuracy by laying 31 on any team that could beat the University of Houston. Chumlee's Banditos was one of only 2 pickers to go with Nevada. The game stats tell me that Nevada couldn't score in the 4th keep Chumlee's NCAA magical streak alive. Northmen (ANo) still has our mythical mathematical lead. However, this stat is becoming more impressive as the bowl season unfolds. She has only missed two picks, but only surrendered a total of 4 points.

CHRISTMAS BRAWL!! (And two "fisticuffs" mentions within a 30-second span.)



Bowl Games 8 of 35
Independence Bowl - Shreveport, LA - Independence Stadium
December 26, 2011 4:00 PM
North Carolina Tar Heels 24, Missouri Tigers41

What I learned after this game... The Missouri mascot, Truman the Tiger, broke the trophy!

In other news... Yep, Mizzou is ready for the SEC. And, UNC is ready for some NCAA sanctions and bowl bans.

What the Bowl Challenge points look like after this game... Team Awesome (SE) is now in the lead and has a chance to keep it for a while with some correct picks. Northmen got another pick correct, and still holds the mythical mathematical lead.

Bowl Games 9-10 of 35
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl - Detroit, MI - Ford Field
December 27, 2011 3:30 PM
Western Michigan Broncos 32, Purdue Boilermakers 37

Belk Bowl - Charlotte, NC - Bank of America Stadium
December 27, 2011 7:00 PM
Louisville Cardinals 24, North Carolina State Wolfpack 31

What I learned after these games... First, it was time for some MACtion! And Purdue. This was a pretty entertaining game, but I don't have anything more interesting to write than "time for some MACtion!" The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl logo is pretty cool too.

Louisville's QB is named Teddy Bridgewater. What an awesome name. Louisville may have lost, but Teddy Bridewater is a winner. But seriously, in the Belk Bowl I saw David Amerson for the first time. This dude finished the season with 13 interceptions, which leads the FBS by the way. #2 on the INT list has 7. Yeah and also seriously, Teddy Bridgewater.

What the Bowl Challenge points look like after these games... If I told you that Chumlee's Banditos were leading and Northmen had a mathematical advantage, would that surprise you?

Bowl Game 11 of 35
Military Bowl - Washington D.C. - RFK Memorial Stadium
December 28, 2011 3:30 PM
Toledo Rockets 42, Air Force Falcons 41

What I learned after this game... Toledo opens fire. Falcons strike. Halftime scoreboard update: Mushrooms clouds. All out assault. It's a battlefield. Get it? Because it is the Miliary Bowl? I read all these off the internets. (Toledo opening fire on the Air Force is probably a little inappropriate though.)

There was a lot of scoring, Air Force scored a TD to tie up the game with under a minute to go, but they go for two, and they fumble, and the Holiday Bowl coverage gets to start on time. The End.


What the Bowl Challenge points look like after this game... No change here, guys.

Bowl Game 12 of 35
Holiday Bowl - San Diego, CA - Qualcomm Stadium
December 28, 2011 7:00 PM
California Golden Bears 10, Texas Longhorns 21

What I learned after this game... Double Manny Diaz's salary.

What the Bowl Challenge points look like after this game... Team Awesome (SE) is back on top y'all. Northmen still winnin' y'all.

Bowl Games 13-14 of 35
Champs Sports Bowl - Orlando, FL - Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium
December 29, 2011 4:30 PM
#25 Florida State Seminoles 18, Notre Dame Fighting Irish 14

Alamo Bowl - San Antonio, TX - Alamodome
December 29, 2011 8:00 PM
Washington Huskies 56, #15  Baylor Bears 67

What I learned after these games... Does anybody *really* remember when Notre Dame actually won bowl games on a consistent basis? I don't.

This happened though, which was pretty awesome:


Things I read during the Baylor game:
- Valero Alamo Bowl. Defense as shoddy as actual Alamo.
- Baylor defensive player. #thingsIcouldbe
- Good thing neither of these teams have a pushup per point mascot. #musclefatigue
- Outscoring a Baylor/Washington basketball matchup
- Both defensive coordinators are already at the hotel bar.

Baylor hadn't had a bowl win in 19 years, so why wouldn't their offense and defense do their best to break the all time bowl scoring record? Below is every single score (courtesy of Deadspin). That's all 123 points, y'all.

video

Other goodies...
From SBNation: "PHOTO: Sad Baylor Fan Can't Bear To Life His Swollen Hand"

...which makes it worth it to post this unrelated (but sooo related) one too.
What the Bowl Challenge points look like after these games... Chumlee's Banditos (KP) retakes the lead. Northmen sits tight, but the mathematical lead is getting slimmer.

Bowl Games 15-18 of 35
Armed Forces Bowl - Dallas, TX - Gerald J. Ford Stadium
December 30, 2011 11:00 AM
Brigham Young Cougars 24, Tulsa Golden Hurricane 21

Pinstripe Bowl - Bronx, NY - Yankee Stadium
December 30, 2011 2:20 PM
Iowa State Cyclones 13, Rutgers Scarlet Knights 27

Music City Bowl - Nashville, TN - LP Field
December 30, 2011 5:40 PM
Mississippi State Bulldogs 23, Wake Forest Demon Deacons 17

Insight Bowl - Tempe, AZ - Sun Devil Stadium
December 30, 2011 9:00 PM
Iowa Hawkeyes 14, Oklahoma Sooners 31

What I learned after these games... Nothing happened today that was as great as ESPN's overhead camera falling at the Insight Bowl.



What the Bowl Challenge points look like after these games... KP. ANo. Goodnight.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

P-F11: Week 17 NFL Results

post last updated 12/27/11 12:59 AM

Pickem-Football.com 2011 Week 17 NFL Card (v1.0) - Scorecard


Only 1 more week after this one... Bevo XIV (DW) made a pretty big move toward the money spots this week. Seven of you probably have a legit shot at the Top Two.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

P-F11: Week 16 Results

last updated 12/21/11 8:47 PM

"Perfect and wholly imperfect seasons come to an end Sunday in the NFL when the Chiefs beat the previously unbeaten Packers 19-14 and the Colts win their first by beating the Titans 27-13." - CBS Sports

For you guys, that means it's time to check back in on the Week 15 NFL Bonus question:
Q: What week will Indy finally get that first win?
A: W15 @ Tennessee
Correct Answers: ANo, DCo, SS (+8 pts)
Pickem-Football.com 2011 Week 16 NFL Card (v1.0) - Scorecard



Bonus Question:
The Bradys -6.5
The Tebows +6.5
Final Score 41-23, Bradys.
Winners: KW, DW, RK, KSc, JH, CCo, Lo, A-C, DD, CG, ANe, MF, D2, AP, KP (+3 Bonus Points)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

P-F11: From the Bonus Point Basement - Week 4 - Landscaping College Football

h/t to Mr. Smokeypants for reminding me of this bonus question. I can't believe I let this one slip. This may be some of the best collective open-ended-bonus-question-answers evah.

(From Week 4) OK. I'm ready. Give it to me. What do you want to happen to the landscape of college football?

Viva la Revolution! - GN
Northmen (ANo): I like the super conference situation. I think that would be fun. Play-offs!!
Blow it up! +4

The Yeasty Beasties (KW): F*&^ the BCS, let's see a friggin' playoff system already. Break up all the Division I schools into.....divisions......and compete within your division but also have two traditional 'rivalry' games (such as Texas vs. A&M and Texas vs. OU). These 'rivalry' games will kind of be like inter-league games. But shake up the divisions every five years or so, similar to the NCAA basketball tournament bracket system. When the 'rivals' are in the same division then that just opens up the two extra games to some other great game (ie. If Texas/A&M/Blow-U were all in the same division, Texas could play Alabama and Oregon State for their two 'rivalry' games). This system would be complicated, but screw it, the BCS rating system is complicated too, but the BCS sucks and my idea is totally rad.
What do the Aggies care about traditional rivalries? +5

Bevo XIV (DW): SWC reformed but add UTEP, Raycom game of the week, low def games. Or Longhorn network shows all games not picked up by 1st tier (i.e., it becomes 2nd tier). Although watching A&M go to the SEC and be perma-2and6 is going to be fun.
Low def. Heh. +5


Mr. Smokeypants (KH): Human Centipede of Garrett Gilbert-Chris Simms-Greg Davis
Haha! I'm assuming Gilbert is the head and Davis is the tail? +4

Mad Bomber (KZ): Well, I would have liked it to stay the way it was. but if things have to change I would rather see some power houses like ut and ou come to the sec. if everyone wants a super conference send the best teams to the best conference.
Like Vanderbilt? *smirk* +4

Chicainery (CCa): Players should not be so restricted by the NCAA in their ability to make money while they are still in college. The biggest schools rake in the cash while taking advantage of these kids. The hypocrisy is ridiculous. And no, a scholarship is not full compensation - it doesn't cover living expenses.
Assuming paying them is not a viable answer for 85% of Div 1 schools, maybe if there were no age restrictions in the pros, then maybe the players could choose between being an amateur and being pro... You know what, let's table this and figure this out tomorrow. +4

Large Donkey IPA (KSc): Erin Andrews uncensored Large Donkey IPA commercials and as if that isn't enough we should just have an SEC tournament at the end of the year to crown the national champion, no one else wins anyway. Maybe the cowboys and jaguars could join the SEC.
Like. +5

Kentucky Wildmen (GF): What I want to happen. I don't have to do sh!t. UT is doing well enough alone. All I have to do is set back with my SEC buds and smile. Sweet!!!! S-E-C S-E-C S-E-C S-E-C S-E-C S-E-C S-E-C S-E-C S-E-C
Why is it so great when your conference mates win? I'll never understand this. +4

Bob and Gary Destroyers (JH): The Big 12 stays intact with UT giving up a portion of its earnings from the LHN to keep OU and A&M happy. We stay a 10 team conference.
Trrble idea - Charles Barkley +4

Beelzebubbles (CCo): As we have reached days of 100+ temps here in Houston, I am certain that the landscapers at each of the schools has made a priority of watering the fields that require it. I would like to see the landscaping go back to a simple green with white lines. While Boise State blue is quite lovely its too distracting to me. So yes, back to the simplicity ...and by all means I am not making a drug reference .
Ahhh. I get it. +4

WhooDat4Life (Lo): Paid players so the SEC cant dominate recruiting anymore
But are we *sure* that SEC teams cheat? Jury is still out, I think. +4

Topo Chicas (A-C): Shut up and play!
Most of the complainers are people not playing. +4

Devil Dawgs (DD): What I want, like EVERYONE else who's watched even one post-season NCAA football game, is a gawd damn play-off system. Instead what I've got is a room full of coaches, writers, and programmers imitating a monkey screwing a football.

The university presidents are such colossal pussies that they won't even consider a play-off system, but they'll let one little ol' TV network implode every conference at once and that's somehow less risk to your pot of gold than a tournament.

BIG 12 - So the Ags, Huskers and Buffalo got scared cause they thought they were gonna get left out in the cold. So now they'll get slapped around by some OTHER conference's top and middle tier teams. Except Colorado, they go down for everyone. Turn the damn page, get some fresh blood and get back to talking about football.

PAC 12 - You're stupid. You could have had Texas and Oklahoma, but you opted out because you couldn't operate a calculator and make a deal.

Big East - You suck. Add some teams. Lose some teams. It doesn't matter. You'll still suck.

ACC - You cheat and you suck. Just let UConn in already. At least then you'll be smarter so you can probably cheat better even if you'll still suck.

SEC - You just cheat. But have fun kicking Mizzou and the Ags. We did.

I said the max points were 5, but this is getting a 7.

13 National Championships (CG): Start paying these fuckers. Get a playoff system in place and quit acting like these are kids playing the game anymore. The Junior NFL.
Is there anything more disingenuous than the NCAA and school presidents pretending that they are looking out for the kids welfare. +4

Pimp Posse (JB): Playoffs.
Playoffs? +4


Booyah! (MN): Who cares. Just play football.
I care about football. +4


Naked Bootleggers (JN): I would like to see conferences stay regional to help preserve some of the traditional rivalries and pageantry that has made college football the greatest sporting experience there is.

But if some of the pansies, TAMU, need to run to another garden, I mean conference, aspiring to become a better smelling flower then so be it. The SEC is full of weeds and rocks just waiting to choke out pansies.

I see what you did there. +5

SEC Rejects (ANe): Have the government takeover the NCAA football programs, turn all coaches into federal employees to level their pay, and take the billions of dollars left over to apply to the federal budget. Then dissolve all conferences and devise a 128 team, season long, triple elimination tournament!
This is only a short term solution as the budget surplus would quickly be noticed and then spent on a race to get America to be the first country to play a college football game in space - which would be pitched and sold to the American public as a method of jump-starting the economy. The game, obviously, would be shown on the ESPN ran Longhorn Network.
Another +7 answer.

1 Man Wolfpack (MF): I would really like to see the conferences stick around they way they are set up now, rivalries need to stay in place, geography should still be a factor, but they definitely need to develop a better postseason, some sort of tourney set up. Also, lets be real, college football is big business and as a former player myself, i know these guys don't have shit for money unless they're scamming some sort of pale grant or have rich parents, they're fucked for money. They need to start giving more back to the players. Could you imagine the social scene on campus? They deserve it. Anyway, that last part will never happen but we definitely need a playoff.
Agreed. +5

Team Awesome (SE): I want there to be a playoff system no bcs anymore
I thought you said bs for a second there. +4

Rose Ate It (SS): Short grass, good chalk lines.
Tight. +4

Roughnecks (CW): 3 things to talk about here: 1. The BCS, 2. Playoffs, 3. Crap bowl games.

There needs to be a 16 seed playoff system put into place How are the seeded you ask? Simple - the top 16 teams according to the BCS polls.

Where are the early rounds played? Simple - The non BCS bowl games will host playoff games. No longer will bowl games have any conference affiliation. Whoever is seeded for that game plays at that site. They can be anywhere from the Cotton Bowl, to the Gator Bowl, Holiday Bowl, Liberty, etc. the Semifinal Games and the final game will be held in the BCS bowls.

What about the remaining bowl games. Simple - Ditch 'Em. Who cares about the Humanitarian Bowl, or the Bowl game?

All this can take place right after the regular season and prevent any lapse in time between the end of the regular season and bowl season.

Sounds simple to me. +5

Hellfish (KSh): I want there to be one supreme conference, with one leader...and that man is SirRon...aka The Commish....aka Beer Whore. Out.
I like this answer. Just sayin'. +5

Throwin' Darts (MM)
: It looks like the only landscape that is changing right now is the Big XII. At least as far as the major conferences and who cares about the rest anyway? Are you really laying awake at night trying to figure out where Louisville might end up? I called my buddy Gilligan to ask him what he thought. He sent me this text back

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of bumbling fools
That started in the Midwest
With 9 presidents and 1 tool.

Now Deloss was a very important man,
Just ask him, he’ll agree
Gonna start his own damn network
‘LHN is my legacy’

The conference started getting pissed,
The Aggies had been crossed,
If anybody wanted the Sooners
The conference would be lost, the conference would be lost.

The Big XII set ground on the shore of this uncharted heaping pile
With Texas
The Sooners too,
The Raiders and the Bears,
The Mizzou Tigers
And the rest,
Here on Deloss’s Pile.

Such is life in the Bovine 9 Conference!
 

Gilligan has a cell phone. +7

Dirt Burglers (D2)

1. aTm goes off to the SEC and after ten years of being the SEC's bitch, they come back to texas asking to join whatever conference they belong to.

2. The Mountain West and WAC are like the couple that never really stay broken up. They get together, they break up, they get horny and decide to give it another try.

3. The Big East is like the easy, drunk girl at the bar. The conferences sweep in at closing time, have their way, take what they want, then kick her out while making her pay for her own cab ride home.

4. The ACC is that asshole that comes in at closing time, gets the good teams that he wants, then kicks her to the curb making her buy cab back home.

5. The big ten will always be the same. They keep on asking the prom queen out, but she always says no.

6. The big 12: The schools are learning to sleep with one eye open because they don't know who will stab them in the back next. After the big 12 realizes that not even the big east teams want to join the conference they send out invites to Allen, Trinity, DeSoto and Union high schools.

7. The PAC 12 are the girls from Mean Girls. The girls that are too good for everyone else. For their shits and grins, they lead a couple of girls along, thinking that they're going to join the "COOL" girls at lunch. They then haze the girls and tell them that they were joking while they get bitch slapped all the way back to OK.

8. Texas: What can I say about texas other than EVERYONE HATES TEXAS!

9. The SEC cause the entire system to come crashing down. Everyone is so good that a 3-loss team ends up winning the national championship, which is a rematch of the SEC championship. The undefeated boise st. gets pissed off because they are the bridesmaid, again. They and a couple of other schools that never even have a chance in hell to go the BCS get congress enact anti-trust measures against the NCAA. The system falls apart since its now illegal to have a national championship. On the bright side, everyone now gets the same participation trophies!

Okies love Texas. +7

Above Average Joe (JG): Replace all the AstroTurf in the stadiums with real grass. After that landscaping project, I would like the NCAA to let teams have ONE year to get their conferences together, then lock them for 10 years.
I wish Mizzou had done that last year. Not the conference part... no one really cares what conference Mizzou is in. +5

Gig'em Baby (AP): A&M leaves the Big 12 with the National Championship trophy. OU and OSU head to the Pac 12. TU is independent with their Longhorn Network that only a few people can tune into.
haaaaaaaaahahahahahahhaahaha. Haaaaaaaahahahahahaaha. +5

Chumlee's Banditos (KP): Pay the players something so they don't feel used. Improve the quality of football at other conferences so they are at least some what comparable in quality to the SEC.
Maybe other conferences should be mandated to chant their conference name wins. +4


P-F11: Week 15 NFL Results

updated 12/13/11 8:24 PM

In the battle of the Baltimores, can the win-less Colts beat their replacement team? Uh no.

Pickem-Football.com 2011 Week 15 NFL Card (v1.0) - Scorecard

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

P-F11: From the Bonus Point Basement - Week 9 - Failed Chumlee's Banditos Jinxes

Failed because he won. OK, failed because maybe I forgot to publish these. Let's see what we got here.


JINXES!!

Northmen (ANo):
Announcer: this guy is perfect never misses a pick! Here he goes with his Week 9 try...
Fan: awwwwwwww
Announcer: OH MY Goodness! He missed, I caant't believe he missed, Chumlee is no longer perfect!
I don't know why this didn't work. +5


Ferments-A-Lot (GN):
I've done my part. This always works.
Damnit, it didn't. +2

The Yeasty Beasties (KW):
Fee Phi Pho Fum, Bella and Edward are having a baby, give me a fcking break.
You know you saw it. +4

Bevo XIV (DW):
It's the law of averages, his picks will normalize to 50%.  So going forward he should pick the opposite of what his real belief is. Or, only switch on games he's 50/50 on.  Or maybe the luck is really bad, pick only the games you're most sure about.  Just think about it next time you pick.
I really should have posted this one. DAMNIT! +5


Mr. Smokeypants (KH):
Send him to Dr. Morgus!
Dude, the sh!t that is in your brain. +4


BlitzKrieg (RK):
Good job, Chum.
Kill him with kindness. +3

Chicainery (CCa):
Jinxes are powerless to stop one with such powers.  I say congratulations to the Banditos, you've clearly wrapped this season up and the rest of us are playing out the string for 2nd place.
I see what you did there. +4

Large Donkey IPA (KSc):
I think Chumlee might go 100% the rest of the way. He is just that good.
Classic jinx. +4

Bob and Gary Destroyers (JH):
Chumlee, I hope your game picking goes the way of Terrell Owens' career.
Chumlee has two hundred reasons why he won't be jinxed. +3

Beelzebubbles (CCo):
Booley booley junta jinga cluck cluck. Eesh née née neesh, ash nee neckkk noooooo. Cluck cluck bey kong waaaaa noch. Vlaaaaaaaaaa hya.
Que? +4

Topo Chicas (A-C):
Rangers win!
Hrrmm. +3

Devil Dawgs (DD):
i have no clue what you're talking about but i have no doubt that it's completely insane and must be stopped.  we should get the people out and start a movement.  occupy chumlee. we are the 99. fight the power. arrrrrrrrgh.
Like. +5

13 National Championships (CG):
Gree-gree mother f**cker...
Yeah. +3

Pimp Posse (JB):
Gris Gris Chumlee.
Two of you guys in a row with the voodoo. Like the rhyme. +4


Naked Bootleggers (JN):
Someone call the Famous Chicken to give him the "Chicken Zap"
Yeah! No. +4

SEC Rejects (ANe):
This is your National Title YEAR! All you have to do is  show up and play.  Don't even worry about that Tech game, you are invincible at home.
Haha. +4

1 Man Wolfpack (MF):
Chumlee and I are playing golf, this is our conversation heading into 18...
"do you know you have 3 birdies in a row and if you par this last hole you'll shoot a 37 on the back"
that outta jinx him.
Don't know why that didn't work. +4


Rose Ate It (SS):
Rangers' hex!
2nd Ranger hex. +3

Hellfish (KSh):
Two words: voo doo
Big fan of the "two words" that aren't two words. +4

Dirt Burglars (D2):
Curse of the Sports Illustrated Cover.  I will email the photo.
I wish I could give you more than 5 points. This is worth 5x that.

Gig'em Baby (AP):
Chumlee's Banditos is just too damn good. No jinx can stop him. I'm sure he'll get at least 10 of the 15 right this week...just like he does every week ;)
The emoticon probably undid the jinx. +4


...and the jinxee...

Chumlee's Banditos (KP):
You know the sad part of this whole thing is that I haven't watched an entire college football game all season and I am doing better in these picks than my other pro pick 'em leagues.

I guess a good jinx is to have me keep changing my scorecard every day and second guess myself....worked really well last week. =)
How does that taste, pickers? +5

P-F11: From the Bonus Point Basement - Week 13 - Best Rivalry of the Week

The worldwide leader brands every week of college football now, which is smart because it makes it mean more. Just kidding, the bowl system makes each week mean more. Just kidding Pickem makes each week mean more. Just kidding... it's beer.


The Pharcyde - Ya Mama

I asked you guys in Week 13 to weigh in on the best rivalry of Rivarly Week 2011, Part 3. You answered with some stuff.

Sometimes history doesn't mean jack sh!t, right aggies? Like, despite Texas dominating the competition historically and already having a more hated rival that they play every October, many of you chose the Lone Star Showdown as the best rivalry. Reasons included "because it is finally over" (ANo, +3) "...until at least 2018" (JH, +3). I'll admit there is a little hate, no matter who started it, and some of you agree: "Are you really asking me this question? Longhorns/Faggies" (MN, +3). Even non-affiliated Texan-ish Beantown residents weighed in: "I enjoy two pathetic souls fighting it out" (KSh, +3). Touche. We do have two aggies in the league, one didn't pick, but I'm pretty sure their fish camp programming would have compelled their fingers to type exact same message: "A&M/t.u. - end of an era. I hope it's a good game. Gig'em Baby!" (AP, +3). It was. It was a good game.

If there was a game that Texas/Texas A&M rivalry enthusiasts should be jealous of, it's the Iron Bowl. "There's a lot of hate between those guys" (Lo, +3). "People kill trees and stuff out of spite" (DW, +4).  I liked Beelebubbles answer, even if it had a little crazy sauce sprinkled on top: "Considering allllllllllllll of my money is headed to Tuscaloosa for the next few years, I'm going to have to positively say The Alabama Auburn game! I say Bama now, and I greet people with Roll tide....so Happy thanksgiving roll tide!!!" (CCo, +4). If 13 National Championships hadn't picked Bama, then I would have called the authorities and reported him missing: "BAMA v AUBURN, obviously. A&M is the little bitch of the Horns, that's not even a rivalry" (CG, +4). You said it, not me. But sometimes it's all about swag, and no one on the corner has swagger like Alabamians (I had to look that up. I wanted it to be Alabamites.). "Iron bowl sounds the coolest. Much better than the battle of the megaphone" (JB, +4). I draw the line at making fun of where people live or go to school. "Have you seen the ESPN special about these backwoods crazy people? I rest my case" (MF, +3).

Can you be a huge college football fan and not be SEC crazy? If not, then I'm just a guy. As far as I understand, LSU doesn't have a natural rival, but that didn't stop all you Louisiana people from saying LSU and those backwoods mthrfks from Arkansas was the best rivalry of the week. "I love this week of college football...traditions...rivalries...haaa. #3 Arkansas Razorbacks @ #1 Louisiana State Tigers" (KP, +3). You know what that is right there. Chumlee's Banditos is just all drunk with that college football syrup. "#1 vs. #3 couldn't be bigger," except if it was #1 vs. #2, "but it should be a great game" (CCa, +3).

Our Mad Bomber filed her card at 2AM as usual, but at least used solid logic: "For what is at stake I would say LSU vs Arkansas. But for tradition/history coming to an end I must say ut vs faggies... Oops damn autocorrect. I am nearly positive i typed aggies" (KZ, +4). I know. Too easy, but...

If the Red River Shootout had something to be jealous of, it would be Michigan and Ohio State (RK, +2 for just naming the game). "The best rivalry is still the longest running rivalry of OSU and Michigan.  This rivalry has been been going on for 176 years.  Yes. That is correct.  The football rivalry was just a continuation of the Toledo War (aka Ohio-Michigan War).  Nobody else can beat that" (GF, +5). Sometimes it is like you guys just write these posts for me.

We share some blood, but I still can't believe someone almost stole Thanksgiving food answer. "Pumpkin vs chocolate cream pie" (JN, +4). Get it? A rivalry between Thanksgiving foods? I said "Green bean casserole vs. cornbread dressing" (GN, +4), but it's not as funny now.

A few of you also went outside the box. We got a "Grambling v Southern" (SS, +2), but no explanation. We also got one with a lot of curse words and sarcasm in it, so that's cool. "Definitely the ridiculously named civil war. Seriously its the civil war in fucking Oregon?!?! If lsu vs ole miss was called the civil war and everybody flew the stars and bars at the game there would riots but just stick it up there in Oregon and nobody gives a shit" (KSc, +5). Food for thought.

I had two favorites this week, and I won't sully them with lame comments.

"The best rivalry this week is watching my two dogs go after each other for the scraps that I give them after Thanksgiving.  The each want what the other has and they don't back down.  After a lot of barking and growling, biting and sometimes even a little bit of blood, they each go back to their bowls.  You don't get that down in aggieland.  One is going home and the other is running off to another part of the country!" (D2, +6)

"Vandy vs. Wake.
Battle of the Black and Gold
Dores vs. Deacs.
Twang vs. Tobaccy
Legendary students: Mack Brown vs. Timmy
Legendary coaches: Bear Bryant vs. John Mackovic" - (KH, +6)

Solid work guys.

P-F11: Week 14 NFL Results

updated 12/6/11 8:48 PM

Everyone but four picked Denver today. In Tebow's name, Amen.

Pickem-Football.com 2011 Week 14 NFL Card (v1.0) - Scorecard




Week 14 NFL "Best Bets" Winners:
ANo, GN, KW, DW, KH, RK, CCa, JH, Lo, A-C, DD, JB, JN, MM, AP, KP

Everyone who lost picked the Cowboys. One of you boldly picked the hobbled Texans. One of you had Him in your Best Bets.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

P-F11: Week 14 NCAA Results

Congrats to Chumlee's Banditos (KP) and Dirt Burglars (D2)!

Pickem-Football.com 2011 Week 14 NCAA Card (v1.0) - Scorecard



Congrats to Chumlee's Banditos for kicking our arse. Both winners are P-F newbies.

1st Place: Chumlee's Banditos (KP)
2nd Place: Dirt Burglars (D2)

Wonder how it happened? D2 overcame a slow start and finished strong. KP sprinted to a huge lead and coasted at the end. It's not often that someone picks 58% against the spread and doesn't win. KP's 61% is really impressive.
Pickem-Football.com 2011 Week 14 NCAA Card (v1.0) - Score Chart