Friday, September 30, 2011

Week 4 NFL Predictions - Experts vs a Four-Year-Old

The Week 3 picks were not very good to any of us, although I ended up over .500 for the week.  JDaddy went 6-10 for the week, but that was outstanding compared to the 4-year-old who came back down to earth with a 4-12 week.  Shows what he knows.

Thanks to the poor week from the 4-year-old I have now moved into first place, even though my record isn't anything to go to Vegas with.

Here are the results through Week 3:

Week 2
JDaddy: 6-10
CDog: 9-7
4-Year-Old: 4-12

Season Total
JDaddy: 19-26-3
CDog: 23-22-3
4-Year-Old: 22-23-3

Will the 4-year-old be able to regain his composure, put on a Romo-like Kevlar vest and come out swinging with his Week 4 picks?  Jump with me and find out.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

ESPN........... Where have you gone?

It is well documented what the Lord did in seven days. I am a firm believer however, that on the eighth day he kicked back and watched ESPN. In 1983, I met and married my wife. She was beautiful, had a great sense of humor, loved "The Three Stooges," and.............HAD CABLE!!!!!!  It was the beginning of a continuing love affair....... My wife, who is looking over my shoulder, is wondering if I mean our marriage or my love of 24 hour sports.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Week 3 NFL Predictions - Experts vs a Four-Year-Old

Week 2 was better for me, but JDaddy didn't fare so well.  However, the 4-year-old continued to hold his own and finished .500 for the week.  And he is still well in the lead.  As I write this sentence he has not picked games for Week 3 just yet, but I bet you he still picks the Dolphins.  Why?  Because he likes dolphins.

Here are the results through Week 2:

Week 2
JDaddy: 6-8-2
CDog: 10-4-2
4-Year-Old: 7-7-2

Season Total
JDaddy: 13-16-3
CDog: 14-15-3
4-Year-Old: 18-11-3

Who will he pick this week?  Simon says jump and find out.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Week 2 NFL Predictions - Experts vs a Four-Year-Old

The first week wasn't great for JDaddy and CDog, as we were easily outpicked by the four-year-old.  It wasn't even close actually.  The breakdown:

JDaddy: 7-8-1
CDog: 4-11-1
Four-Year-Old: 11-4-1

That's right.  After 1 week, the four-year-old is 4 games in front.  For a kid that spent his entire week playing with his new Hot Wheels track I'd say he did pretty good.

So now we'll see if he can keep it up with the Week 2 picks.  There are some heavy favorites this week.  Maybe that will get JDaddy and CDog back in the game.  Or we'll be embarrassed once again.

On to the picks.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Week 1 NFL Predictions - Experts vs A Four Year Old

JDaddy and I will be predicting NFL games this year...with a catch. Also joining us will be my 4 year old son. He loves sports, but doesn't know who is who. He just knows that in our house we root for the Cowboys and Aggies. We'll see who comes out on top.

Now on to the "experts" vs. a four year old Week 1 NFL Predictions.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Projected 2011 NFL Team Standings - Nerd Style

As I sat down to think about projecting the season for the NFL teams I started thinking about each team's offseason moves and how the lockout affected things.  But then I thought about how every season's standings seem more based on random events than anything else. 

Each year there are teams that you expect to be good that end up being good.  And each year there are teams that you expect to be bad that end up being bad.  But most teams are surprises, for better or worse.   

So I decided to project the 2011 standings and playoffs with nothing more than an Excel spreadsheet.  It certainly took less work than studying all of the teams.  And I want to look back at these after the season is over and compare to the projections from experts nationwide.

Jump with me to see how the =randbetween() function thinks the season will turn out.

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Final Three Games

This week’s list is a short one.
They were the last two Major League baseball games of the night.  The kind that only West Coast and die hard Texas Rangers fans can appreciate.  Seattle at Anaheim and Texas at Oakland.  I would venture to guess that even the fans at home watching on TV were not really interested, because it was the season premiere of Monday Night Football and it was a big one.  The New York Football Giants, winners of the NFC East the previous year, against the preseason darling Denver Broncos. Even Dennis Miller and Eric Dickerson couldn’t screw this up could they?