Saturday, December 31, 2011

Week 17 NFL Picks - Experts vs. a 4-Year-Old

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.  It all comes down to this.  The four-year-old went .500 last week, but as per usual (I don't know if 'per' is used correctly there, but I like using that word) 8-8 is plenty good enough to pull ahead of the pack in the Cheap Seats Pick 'Em Derby.  As we come down this final stretch, the preschooler has a 1 game lead, but with JDaddy just 3 games out, anyone can win.

And for anyone concerned about how these things are picked, I make my selections before letting the kid make his selections.  And since he can't read yet, he has no idea who I selected.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and enjoy your weekend.  Hopefully early next week the final results will be posted.

Happy New Year!

Last Week
JDaddy: 7-9
CDog: 6-10
4-Year-Old: 8-8

JDaddy: 111-120-9
CDog: 112-119-9
4-Year-Old: 114-117-9

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from The Cheap Seats

CDog and JDaddy want to wish everyone a very happy and blessed Christmas. Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to drop by. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Week 16 NFL Picks - Experts vs. a Four-Year-Old

I hate to be the bearer of bad news for those of you rooting for the kid, but the wheels are starting to shake a little bit.  There is now a tie atop the leaderboard.  Granted, the leaderboard resembles the AFC West (without the Tebow-ing) but a winner is a winner.  And right now, there are two of us tied for the lead.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas.  I'll wish you a happy new year next week.

Last Week
JDaddy: 7-8-1
CDog: 9-6-1
4-Year-Old: 6-9-1

JDaddy: 104-111-9
CDog: 106-109-9
4-Year-Old: 106-109-9

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Week 15 NFL Picks - Experts vs. a 4-Year-Old

After 14 weeks, the kid is right where you would expect him to be, .500.  When someone is picking virtually at random, he should win as much as he loses and that is exactly the case.  The problem is that JDaddy and I are having trouble catching up.  We made up a game last week, but with three weeks to go, we're three games down.  If the 4-year-old has one more good week in him, he could just about turn off the lights.

Fortunately, ESPN gives us a great Monday Night game this week with the Steelers at 49ers.  Those poor guys had to make St. Louis and Seattle look good last week.

Anyway, here is how we stand after 14 weeks.

Last Week
JDaddy: 8-8
CDog: 8-8
4-Year-Old: 7-9

JDaddy: 97-103-8
CDog: 97-103-8
4-Year-Old: 100-100-8

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ryan Braun...The More Things Change....The More Things Stay The Same

With the news today that Milwaukee outfileder and N.L. MVP  Ryan Braun tested positive for P.E.D.s , we at JDadduDu demand that if these charges are proven true the MVP award be given to Matt Kemp of the LA Dodgers.

The award should have been Kemp's all along as he put together the best season no one knew about. In addition, he was awarded the prestigious "Batsman of the Year" award from JDaddyDu.

As is always the case, Braun has said there must be some mistake in the testing, but as we know, that's what they all say. Maybe he "mis-remembered".

But nothing should surprise us any more. In our article of October 9th, we profiled the Brewers as a team that reminded us of "Curly Joe" of the "Three Stooges". The misfit who never fit in. But we gave Braun a pass....... Shame on us. He fits right in with the rest of them.

Braun has been one of those who seemed above it all.

Baseball should know better. We should know better. When will we ever learn?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Week 14 NFL Picks - Experts vs. a 4-Year-Old

Last week was a nice turn of events for me.  It was a rare double digit week for those of us in this contest that are not four years old.  With 10 wins, JDaddy and I move back into a tie for second (also a tie for last, but lets not dwell on that).  The kid edged back closer to .500 which is theoretically where he should end the season since his picks are basically drawn at random.  With just 4 weeks to go we are coming down to the wire.  Can anybody catch him?  Will ESPN even bother to broadcast the Monday Night game?

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

JDaddy: 89-95-8
CDog: 89-95-8
4-Year-Old: 93-91-8

Monday, December 5, 2011

Week 13 in the NFL - The JDaddy Rankings

Before the NFL season began, CDog came up with one of our most popular posts when he devised a formula that would be the gold standard of predicting the NFL season. There were even rumors that something so accurate could only be devised by using the ancient Mayan calendar.

And when you look back at his predictions, a Lion - Steelers Super Bowl does not seem as far fetched today as it may have at the beginning of the season. Thank goodness for that Texas A&M education! His next project will be to send our Dallas Cowboys a formula on when to and when not to call a time out!!!!!!!!!

But here we are in week 13 and 12 games under the belts of the contenders.You may remember the 1983 movie "War Games, the one where Ferris Bueller confused a computer named "WOPR" so much that it didn't know the difference between Tic-Tac-Toe and thermo-nuclear war. Well, we here at JDaddyDu have found a new use for "The WOPR", by plugging in some key data from the NFL. To qualify, the teams must be 1st or 2nd in their divisions and have a winning record. We would love to hear from you and give us your own rankings, but be careful........ The "WOPR" is watching!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Week 13 NFL Predictions - Experts vs. a 4-Year-Old

The Thanksgiving weekend games were good to us.  All three of us finished at least .500, and the kid didn't win the week for a change.  Unfortunately, neither of us could do much to make up ground.

This is always a fun part of the sports season.  Because there are just 16 NFL games, the season outlook changes so dramatically from one week to the next.  Things looked bleak for the Cowboys after the New England game, but now they are set up to just about knock out the Giants in two weeks.  But then again, the Cowboys outscored Washington and Miami by a combined 1 point in regulation the last two weeks.  I'm excited to watch this finish. 

Last Week
JDaddy: 9-7
CDog: 8-8
4-Year-Old: 8-8

JDaddy: 82-86-8
CDog: 79-89-8
4-Year-Old: 86-82-8