Friday, December 26, 2014

Week 17 NFL Picks Against a 7 Year Old

Everyone here at The Cheap Seats hopes you all had a very Merry Christmas. We're in the last week of our 4th pick 'em season, and it looks like we're going to have a new champion. 

Thank you all for reading and following along.  The kid had a rough go of it this year, but he'll be back and better than ever next year!

Week 16 Results
CDog: 7-8-1
JDaddy: 6-9-1
7-Year-Old: 6-9-1
Uncle J: 5-10-1

Overall Results
JDaddy: 126-110-4
CDog: 116-120-4
Uncle J: 110-126-4
7-Year-Old: 100-136-4

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Week 16 NFL Picks Against a 7 Year Old

Much like a heavyweight boxer who lets his inferior opponent hang around before suddenly and violently ending the bout with one punch, JDaddy's week 15 has ended our 2014 pick 'em contest. 

Shut it down, lets go home.

The only drama left is whether or not the old man can beat the record set by CDog in 2012 of 137 wins.

Week 15 Results
JDaddy: 12-4
Uncle J: 6-10
CDog: 6-10
7-Year-Old: 4-12

Overall Results
JDaddy: 120-101-3
CDog: 109-112-3
Uncle J: 105-116-3
7-Year-Old: 94-127-3

Friday, December 12, 2014

Week 15 NFL Picks Against a 7 Year Old

JDaddy is keeping us at arm's length as we head into the last 3 weeks of the season.  Everyone except the kid has a decent chance of winning this thing. 

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

Overall Results
JDaddy: 108-97-3
CDog: 103-102-3
Uncle J: 99-106-3
7-Year-Old: 90-115-3

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Week 14 NFL Picks Against a 7 Year Old

Regression.  It's a wonderful thing.  After a season full of hope for JDaddy, another rough week has him doing a nosedive with nothing to see but .500.  It didn't seem possible, but he could get passed, maybe as early as this week.

And look at the kid!  A nice winning week for him.  He had a hunch about the Eagles on Thanksgiving, and it turned out to be the right choice.

Week 13 Results
7-Year-Old: 9-7
CDog: 8-8
JDaddy: 5-11
Uncle J: 5-11

Overall Results
JDaddy: 100-90-2
CDog: 95-95-2
Uncle J: 91-99-2
7-Year-Old: 84-106-2

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Week 13 NFL Picks Against a 7 Year Old

Happy Thanksgiving! Last week was another awful week for the JDaddy crew.  One thing I think is interesting is how poorly the kid is doing this year.  I guess it happens to the best of us.

Week 12 Results
JDaddy: 6-9
CDog: 6-9
Uncle J:6-9
7-Year-Old: 5-10

Overall Results
JDaddy: 95-79-2
CDog: 87-87-2
Uncle J: 86-88-2
7-Year-Old: 75-99-2

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Week 12 Picks Against a 7 Year Old

Uncle J finished 7-7 last week, which was good for the win.  But overall, that will be the week that we never speak of again.  Denver and Seattle really let us all down.

Week 11 Results
Uncle J: 7-7
CDog: 6-8
JDaddy: 4-10
7-Year-Old: 4-10

Overall Results
JDaddy: 89-70-2
CDog: 81-78-2
Uncle J: 80-79-2
7-Year-Old: 70-89-2

Friday, November 14, 2014

Week 11 NFL Picks Against a 7 Year Old

Back in 2006, during the NBA playoff series between the Mavericks and Spurs, the Mavericks won Game 4 at home to go up 3-1 and proceeded to celebrate like the series was over.  Charles Barkley saw that back in the TNT studio and said, "Be careful, these boys ain't dead yet."  And he was right, as the Spurs would force a Game 7 and would have won the series if Manu Ginobili had not committed one of the most ill-advised fouls in league history.

The reason I bring this up is because JDaddy took a week off in Week 10, letting a couple of us gather some steam as we gear up for the stretch run.  He's still got a 10 game lead, but like the Spurs, the rest of us ain't dead yet.

Week 10 Results
CDog: 9-4
7-Year Old: 8-5
JDaddy: 6-7
Uncle J: 5-8

Overall Results
JDaddy: 85-60-2
CDog: 75-70-2
Uncle J: 73-72-2
7-Year-Old: 66-79-2

Friday, November 7, 2014

Week 10 NFL Picks Against a 7 Year Old

I'm hopped up on pain pills after a minor surgery this week, but it won't keep you from getting your picks!  I'm going to slip JDaddy some pain pills if he keeps running up the score on us.  Uncle J had a great week too, although I was the only one to jump off the Cowboys bandwagon at the right time.

Week 9 Results
Uncle J: 9-4
JDaddy: 8-5
CDog: 6-7
7-Year-Old: 5-8

Overall Results
JDaddy: 79-53-2
Uncle J: 68-64-2
CDog: 66-66-2
7-Year-Old: 58-74-2

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Week 9 NFL Picks Against a 7 Year Old

Same ole, same ole.  JDaddy has had an NFL awakening.  Another stellar week and he expands his lead.  With only 13 games on the schedule this week it will be hard for the rest of us to put a dent into our deficits.  We just have to hope JDaddy slows down his pace.

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

Overall Results
JDaddy: 71-48-2
CDog: 60-59-2
Uncle J: 59-60-2
7-Year-Old: 53-66-2

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Week 8 NFL Picks Against a 7 Year Old

JDaddy is on the verge of building a commanding lead.  He was the only one to pick more right than wrong last week.  Right now it looks like the only drama is going to be the fight for second place.  It's still early, and much like the Cowboys, lets don't start crowning anyone just yet.

Also, if you are interested in joining us for the JDRF One Walk, the walk is less than 3 weeks away!  Here is information on how to join the effort.

Week 7 Results
JDaddy: 9-6
CDog: 7-8
7-Year-Old: 7-8
Uncle J: 6-9

Overall Results
JDaddy: 61-43-2
Uncle J: 53-51-2
CDog: 51-53-2
7-Year-Old: 48-56-2

Friday, October 17, 2014

Week 7 NFL Picks Against a 7 Year Old

The JDaddy Train just keeps on rolling.  Another great week vaults him up even higher.  But the rest of us are hanging in there.  The kid is lagging, but he stopped the bleeding last week. 

Week 6 Results
JDaddy: 11-4
Uncle J: 9-6
7-Year-Old: 8-7
CDog: 7-8

Overall Results
JDaddy: 52-37-2
Uncle J: 47-42-2
CDog: 44-45-2
7-Year-Old: 41-48-2

Friday, October 10, 2014

Week 6 NFL Picks Against a 7 Year Old

Just when I think we couldn't be any dumber, we go and do something like this.

And TOTALLY redeem ourselves!  Yeah!

After a few weeks of up and down picks, all 4 of us had a great week.  CDog led the way in Week 5, but JDaddy still is out front for the whole season.  Only one of us has a losing record on the season.  Poor kid. 

Week 4 Results
CDog: 11-4
Uncle J: 10-5
JDaddy: 9-6
7-Year-Old: 9-6

Overall Results
JDaddy: 41-33-2
Uncle J: 38-36-2
CDog: 37-37-2
7-Year-Old: 33-41-2

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Week 5 NFL Picks Against a 7 Year Old

Just when JDaddy was getting settled into the driver's seat, here comes Uncle J grabbing at the steering wheel.  That is two wins this season for the Corpus Christi Crooner, and he has his eyes set on first place overall.  His Cowboys devotion is starting to pay off.

The kid meanwhile is having a rough go of it.  First grade stress is throwing him off.

By the way, if you haven't seen this post about the kid, check it out.

Week 4 Results
Uncle J: 8-4-1
CDog: 6-6-1
JDaddy: 5-7-1
7-Year-Old: 3-9-1

Overall Results
JDaddy: 32-27-2
Uncle J: 28-31-2
CDog: 26-33-2
7-Year-Old: 24-35-2

Sunday, September 28, 2014

JDRF and Eli's Encouragers

Each week we make our NFL picks against a 7-year-old kid.  We have been doing this since he was a 4-year-old (he won that year by the way), and while you know that he is a better gambler that us, something you may not know is that when he was 2 years old he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes is currently an incurable disease that requires multiple finger pricks and insulin injections in order to survive.  Great strides are being made in the treatments for T1D, but there is still no cure.  But we hope to change that, which is why each year we participate in the JDRF One Walk in Fort Worth.

Eli's Encouragers have been astoundingly supportive and generous, raising over $25,000 over the last 4 years, with over 250 walkers showing up on walk day.  Last year we had 100 walkers.

If you would like to become one of Eli's Encouragers, it is very simple.  We have a blog with all of the details about the walk and the spaghetti dinner we are having on October 11.  We also have a Facebook page and Twitter account.  We'd love for you (or your company if you're so inclined) to become part of our team!

To join, simply click here!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Week 4 NFL Picks Against a 7 Year Old

Look at ol' JDaddy.  Look at that commanding lead his Week 3 picks have given him.  Not a bad job.

Now, I have to give a sincere apology to Uncle J.  He won Week 2, but I forgot to publish the following week's blog announcing his victory until Sunday afternoon.  So, here's to you Uncle J.  We can celebrate your victory in the basement of the pick 'em standings. 

The kid is lurking back there.  Not a good start, but he's just biding his time.  Poor kid picked the wrong time to turn on the Cowboys.

Week 3 Results
Uncle J: 6-10

Overall Results
JDaddy: 27-20-1
7-Year-Old: 21-26-1
Uncle J: 20-27-1
CDog: 20-27-1

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Week 3 NFL Picks Against a 7 Year Old

Editor's Note:  The editor forgot to publish this post.  All the picks were made before Thursday.  Promise.

Our Week 2 picks didn't inspire much confidence in our abilities.  Uncle J was the only one that bothered to at least pick half of the games correctly.  If there is some good news for us, it is the fact that the kid finished dead last.  It's a place he does not see very often.  Here's to better things in Week 3.

Week 2 Results
Uncle J: 8-8
JDaddy: 7-9

Overall Results
JDaddy: 15-16-1
Uncle J: 14-17-1
7-Year-Old: 13-18-1
CDog: 13-18-1

Friday, September 12, 2014

Week 2 NFL Picks Against a 7 Year Old

Much like the first week of the NFL, we were all over the board with our picks.  JDaddy has the early lead, but he's back to picking the Cowboys.  However, the kid, for the first time ever, has picked against them.  If that doesn't strike fear into the heart of Jerry Jones, I don't know what will.

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

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Week 1 NFL Picks Against a 7-Year-Old

It's been a slow year around the JDaddydu offices.  Rolling mills, health insurance, babies, new houses, and Tap Sports Baseball have all gotten in the way.  But there is one thing that we won't do without--the pick 'em contest against a kid.  It's been a long time since the kid was a 4-year-old rolling up wins against the experts here at JDaddydu.  He's now 7 and knows a little more about football.  Not that he needs the help.  He has won 2 out of the 3 years we've done this.  He's a real overachiever.

We hope you once again enjoy our contest.  We sure do, even if it makes us question why we spend so much time watching football since we obviously know nothing about it.

2011 Results
2012 Results
2013 Results

And hold the phone...JDaddy picked against the Cowboys?  Say it ain't so!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

2013 NFL Picks Against a 6-Year-Old - The Winner Is...

Like the Broncos, Patriots, Seahawks, and Panthers, I took the bye week off.  I know that left many of you refreshing your browsers every 5 minutes in the hopes that I would have posted the results of our annual Cheap Seats experiment.

Refresh no more, as we can officially declare a winner.