Thursday, January 22, 2015

Point Update 1/22/15

Hey fellas, I'm not going to go to long here, so I'll just get to it.

The biggest victor from championship weekend for us was Jim.  He correctly predicted the AFC and NFC winner as well as the NFC loser.  This gave him 85 big points and put him in the money for now.

The other big winner was Joe, who also correctly predicted the Superbowl.

Gary lost out on all of his potential points and Rob sort of limped along.

So, with only the Superbowl and the individual awards to come out.  Here are our standings.

1. Joe 878
2. Rob 814
3. Jim 796
4. Gary 770
5. Adam 762
6. Munez 742
7. Colin 705
8. Geiss 696
9. Andrew 671
10. Shawn 658
11. Folden 638
12. John 409

What this means, is that Joe has basically wrapped up his second championship in a pretty convincing fashion.  Rob or Jim would baically need to get all of the individual awards to prevent him at this point.

So, what we're really playing for is 2nd place.  Rob and Jim are both vying for that spot.  The other will likely end up with 3rd, with Gary, myself, and Munez on the outside looking in.

There will be one more point update after the individual awards are announced.  Dont' forget to get your last pick'em of the year in.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Point Update 01/13/2015

Hey guys, only a few weeks remain in the Football God season, and thinks are certainly beginning to show themselves.

Yesterday a few people got some points that helped their cause.  Joe was in 3rd going into the finale of the bowl pick'em last night.  However, Munez and I both picked the Ducks, while Joe picked the Bucks.

This gave him 67 points in the bowl pick'em edging out Andrew by 1 point.

This extends his lead on Rob to nearly 40 points and makes him almost a lock to finish in the money.

Geiss and Jim each received 30 points for having Oregon as the National Championship loser.  For Geiss this could be too little too late, but for Jim it appears he may have a new lease on this season.

Geiss's only real chance to get into the money is going to rely on the Colts reaching and winning the Superbowl.  For Jim, he still has his Super bowl champion, loser, and NFC championship loser still in it.  If Seattle and N.E reach the superbowl this week, Jim should jump up to the top 3.

What's going to stop Jim from winning, no matter how it plays out is that Joe has the same Superbowl winner and loser as Jim.  So, Jim's ability to rise can only go so far.

In the rest of the top 6, Rob is sitting at #2 right now.  His biggest hope is that Indi and Seattle both lose this weekend.  That would give him 65 more points and really help him guarentee to finish in the top 2.  Munez is sitting in 6th, not far from the money, but his Ability to rise is based solely on the remaining performance of the Patriots.

The last person to watch is Gary, who has Indi and Green  Bay in the Superbowl.  This could push Gary into the top as well.

As for Me, I sit in 4th only 8 points back from Gary, but it's virtually assured that I'm going to slip the rest of the way.  I have no NFL playoff contenders left to help prop my score up.  So I'll basically be a spectator the rest of the way.

Here are your points up to todays date.

1. Joe 823
2. Rob 784
3. Gary 765
4. Adam 757
5. Jim 721
6. Munez 717
7. Geiss 696
8. Colin 675
9. Andrew 671
10. Shawn 653
11. Folden 608
12. John 384

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Years Point Update

Welcome to 2015 my friends.  I'm going to start this week by posting the points, and then by doing a little bit of analysis afterward.

The big chances this week are from the NFL division and wildcard predictions.  Here is how everyone did in those.

Munez 125
Jim 125
John 120
Joe 105
Rob 105
Adam 105
Geiss 90
Shawn 90
Colin 75
Andrew 75
Gary 60
Folden 60

A couple of things happened from these results.  Obviously, this hurts Gary a lot, as he had a sizeable lead over the rest of the field for 3rd place.

Munez and Jim benefited the most from this as they have pushed themselves into a better shot for the money.

What saved Gary a little bit here was that he and Rob finished tied for 1st place in the Pro Pick'em.  This means that they each get 30 bonus points.

Lastly, on the point front, is the Bowl Pick'em.  In this Munez is leading with 22 out of 32 bowls correct.  However, if you remember, the bigger bowl games are waited more heavily than others.  The points go

2 points for smaller bowl games
5 points for New Years Six bowl games (Rose, Fiesta, Orange, Sugar, Cotton, Peach)
10 points for National Championship

So, Munez had 3 of the New Years 6 games correct, while I had 5 of the 6.  So, I am actually in the lead of this.  Figuring out all of the numbers the totals look like this as a group.

Adam 57
Munez 53
Joe 51
Andrew 50
Shawn 45
Jim 45
Rob 45
Folden 42
Colin 42
Geiss 40
John 40
Gary 40

Again, Gary hasn't done himself any favors in the Bowl Pick'em, dropping double digit points to both Munez and I, the closest people behind him.

So, total points and rankings to this point.

1. Joe 779
2. Rob 769
3. Adam 746
4. Gary 740
5. Munez 704
6. Jim 667
7. Colin 652
8. Geiss 649
8. Andrew 649
10. Shawn 629
11. Folden 583
12. John 376

I'll write more about the Analysis on things next week.  As points won't change much.  I just wanted everyone to know where they stood points wise.