Saturday, December 29, 2012

Week 17 NFL Picks Against a 5-Year-Old

Here we go.  It's down to the final week.  There is a decent chance that we get 3 of us to finish the season with more correct picks than wrong picks.  Also, a great Week 16 has given Uncle J a chance to win the whole thing.  It's not going to be easy, but he's within 6 picks of the lead.

The kid also has something to play for as he is just 2 games below .500.  He's not going to win like he did last year but this experiment of random selection is going to finish right where you would expect.

We'll update how things played out as soon as possible next week.  Happy New Year!

Week 16 Results
Uncle J: 11-5
5-Year-Old: 8-8
CDog: 7-9
JDaddy: 6-10

Overall Results
CDog: 127-107-6
Uncle J: 121-113-6
5-Year-Old: 116-118-6
JDaddy: 112-122-6

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Week 16 NFL Picks Against a 5-Year-Old

What a week!  After almost two years of doing this, and mostly failing miserably, we have finally had a week where all of us picked more winners than losers.  And best of all, the founder of our humble blog, JDaddy, won the week.  He now has a realistic* chance of finishing at or above .500 on the year.

*sort of

Fans of our youngest member have to be cheering as well since the kid is within striking distance of .500.  Two weeks to go.  How will we finish?

Week 15 Results
JDaddy: 10-6
CDog: 9-7
Uncle J: 9-7
5-Year-Old: 9-7

Overall Results
CDog: 120-98-6
Uncle J: 110-108-6
5-Year-Old: 109-110-6
JDaddy: 106-112-6

Friday, December 14, 2012

Week 15 NFL Picks Against a 5-Year-Old

The big talk for me last week appears to have backfired.  A 5-10-1 week will do that.  Still, with 3 weeks left in the regular season, I have a 10 game lead.  The 5-year-old had a nice week and is back to within striking distance of .500.  My hypothesis is that he should end up at .500 since his picks are basically the same as flipping the coin.

Isn't math fun?

Week 14 Results
5-Year-Old: 9-6-1
JDaddy: 9-6-1
Uncle J: 8-7-1
CDog: 5-10-1

Overall Results
CDog: 111-91-6
Uncle J: 101-101-6
5-Year-Old: 99-103-6
JDaddy: 96-106-6

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Week 14 NFL Picks Against a 5-Year-Old

I always hated the game of Hearts.  I've never actually played it with real cards, just on the computer, back before things like Words With Friends were in our lives.  I would play it because it was there, and the rules were easy to follow, but it was frustratingly hard for me to beat the computer.  What cards do I pass, what cards do I keep, when do I play the Queen of Spades?  I ALWAYS GOT STUCK WITH THE QUEEN OF SPADES!

Anyway, I was reminded of Hearts this afternoon as I was adding up our pick 'em standings.  If this was Hearts, the game would be over since JDaddy has reached the 100 loss mark.  The winner of our imaginary Hearts game?  Me!  Yay!  I like it better this way since we have way cooler names than the ones the computer would make up.

But it's not just Hearts that appears to be going my way.  With another 5 win week, Uncle J has fallen a game below .500 on the season.  That gives me a 13 game advantage with just 4 weeks to play.  Winning the season isn't clinched yet, but another double digit week has me rolling.  Still, I'm just going to take it one day at a time and Lord willin' I'll come out on top.

Week 13 Results
CDog: 11-5
5-Year-Old: 6-10
JDaddy: 6-10
Uncle J: 5-11

Overall Results
CDog: 106-81-5
Uncle J: 93-94-5
5-Year-Old: 90-97-5
JDaddy: 87-100-5