Thursday, September 20, 2012

Week 3 NFL Picks Against a 5-Year-Old

After a slow start to the season, your beloved 5-year-old picked up the pace in Week 2.  Starting with picking the Packers on Thursday and ending with picking the Falcons on Monday, he had a nice week.  The only problem?  Our new participant, Uncle J, continues his quest to lap the field by Thanksgiving.  There must be something in the sea-breeze air that contains an ability to pick football games.

However, the kid is now tied for 2nd.  Again, the only problem?  His competition ain't that steep.  So wish him luck.

Off-Topic Side Note

Some of you may know that the 5-year-old in question here is a Type 1 diabetic.  Each year our family participates in a walk sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in order to raise money toward finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (and have a lot of fun).

Diabetes research has produced amazing breakthroughs in the last few years that makes life as a diabetic easier.  Also, the steps being taken towards a functioning artificial pancreas are promising.  But we still long for the day that the kid-and millions others like him-no longer has to do the daily rounds of finger pricks and injections and no longer has to count every carb he puts in his body.

Many people falsely assume that a child "grows out of" Type 1 Diabetes.  That's 100% incorrect.  A Type 1 Diabetic will be a diabetic for the rest of his or her life, unless a cure is discovered.  You can read all about JDRF and the research being done to cure Type 1 Diabetes on their webpage.

If you are interested in helping us raise money, simply go to my JDRF page and make a donation.  Thanks!

Now, back to football.

Week 2 Results
Uncle J: 10-5-1
5-Year-Old: 9-6-1
CDog: 7-8-1
JDaddy: 6-9-1

Overall Results
Uncle J: 21-10-1
5-Year-Old: 15-16-1
CDog: 15-16-1
JDaddy: 13-18-1

Week 3 Picks

GameJDaddyCDog5 Year OldUncle J
NY Giants (-1) at CarolinaNY GiantsNY GiantsCarolinaNY Giants
St. Louis (+7.5) at ChicagoSt. LouisSt. LouisChicagoSt. Louis
Tampa Bay (+7) at DallasDallasTampa BayDallasDallas
San Francisco (-7) at MinnesotaSan FranciscoSan FranciscoMinnesotaSan Francisco
Detroit (-3.5) at TennesseeDetroitTennesseeDetroitDetroit
Cincinnati (+3.5) at WashingtonWashingtonWashingtonWashingtonWashington
NY Jets (-2.5) at MiamiNY JetsNY JetsMiamiNY Jets
Kansas City (+8.5) at New OrleansNew OrleansNew OrleansNew OrleansNew Orleans
Buffalo (-3) at ClevelandBuffaloBuffaloClevelandBuffalo
Jacksonville (+3) IndianapolisIndianapolisJacksonvilleJacksonvilleJacksonville
Philadelphia (-4) at ArizonaPhiladelphiaArizonaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia
Atlanta (+3) at San DiegoAtlantaSan DiegoSan DiegoSan Diego
Houston (-2) at DenverDenverDenverHoustonHouston
Oakland (+4.5) at PittsburghPittsburghPittsburghPittsburghPittsburgh
New England (+3) at BaltimoreNew EnglandNew EnglandNew EnglandNew England
Green Bay (-3) at SeattleGreen BayGreen BaySeattleGreen Bay


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