Saturday, December 26, 2015

Week 16 NFL Picks Against an 8-Year-Old

Merry Christmas everyone!  The kid must have been counting his presents under the tree last week.  He slipped a little bit, but I still don't know if it was enough to give anyone else any hope.

Week 15 Results
JDaddy: 9-6-1
Uncle J: 8-7-1
8-Year-Old: 7-8-1
CDog: 6-9-1

8-Year-Old: 115-102-7
JDaddy: 106-111-7
CDog: 104-113-7
Uncle J: 103-114-7

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Week 15 NFL Picks Against an 8-Year-Old

Last week I compared our picks to the stretch run of a horse race. JDaddy was coming on strong, but the kid felt the pressure, dug in his heels, and pulled away.  We all had respectable weeks-unusual for the Cheap Seats-but the 8-year-old had the best week.  He picked the right time to finally go against the Cowboys.

The best season ever was in 2012 when yours truly went 137-113-6.  The kid needs to pick 30 winners in the last 3 weeks of the season.  Won't be easy, but who's going to bet against him?

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

8-Year-Old: 108-94-6
CDog: 98-104-6
JDaddy: 97-105-6
Uncle J: 95-107-6

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Week 14 NFL Picks Against an 8-Year-Old

Just like a great thoroughbred, JDaddy is making his move as we turn the corner to head down the homestretch.  The 8-year-old is maintaining his lead, but after back-to-back 11-5 weeks, JDaddy has climbed into second with his sights on the kid.  The biggest problem for JDaddy is that he needs to kid to have a bad week, which rarely seems to happen.  Still, with 4 weeks to go, 9 games doesn't seem to be that big of a deficit. 

Week 13 Results
JDaddy: 11-5
8-Year-Old: 10-6
Uncle J: 9-7
CDog: 7-9

8-Year-Old: 98-88-6
JDaddy: 89-97-6
CDog: 88-98-6
Uncle J: 86-100-6

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Week 13 NFL Picks Against an 8-Year-Old

The kid didn't win the week, but he expanded his lead yet again with a solid 10-6 week.  JDaddy had a great week with 11 wins.  2 straight last place finishes by Uncle J has allowed JDaddy out of the cellar.  Can anyone catch the kid? Will my 3 competitors ever give up hope on the Cowboys? Stay tuned to find out!

Week 12 Results
JDaddy: 11-5
8-Year-Old: 10-6
CDog: 9-7: 9-7
Uncle J: 7-9

8-Year-Old: 88-82-6
CDog: 81-89-6
JDaddy: 78-92-6
Uncle J: 77-93-6

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Week 12 NFL Picks Against an 8 Year Old Kid

It's like Season 1 all over again. It's not that the kid is having a tremendous season of picking games, it's more of the fact that the rest of us pick games as if we've never seen a football in our lives.

Week 11 Results
8-Year-Old: 7-6-1
CDog: 5-8-1
JDaddy: 5-8-1
Uncle J: 4-9-1

8-Year-Old: 78-76-6
CDog: 72-82-6
Uncle J: 70-84-6
JDaddy: 67-87-6

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Week 11 NFL Picks Against an 8 Year Old Kid

Another win for Uncle J has him climbing back up the ranks.  The big news this week?  The kid didn't do all that great.  My, how the mighty have fallen.

Week 10 Results
Uncle J: 8-6
CDog: 7-7
JDaddy: 5-9
8-Year-Old: 3-11

8-Year-Old: 71-70-5
CDog: 67-74-5
Uncle J: 66-75-5
JDaddy: 62-79-5

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Week 10 NFL Picks Against an 8 Year Old Kid

Not much movement this week in the standings, although we do have a new 4th place!  The kid is keeping us at arm's length.

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

8-Year-Old: 68-59-5
CDog: 60-67-5
Uncle J: 58-69-5
JDaddy: 57-70-5

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Week 9 NFL Picks Against an 8-Year-Old Kid

Nice bounce back week for us here at The Cheap Seats.  The kid didn't win the week, but he expanded his lead.  Can anybody catch him?

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

8-Year-Old: 62-52-5
CDog: 54-60-5
JDaddy: 53-61-5
Uncle J: 51-63-5

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Week 8 NFL Picks Against an 8-Year-Old

Move along.  Nothing to see here.

Week 7 Results
8-Year-Old: 6-8
CDog: 5-9
JDaddy: 5-9
Uncle J: 2-12 (I need to check, but that may be a record)

8-Year-Old: 54-47-4
CDog: 49-52-4
Uncle J: 44-57-4
JDaddy: 44-57-4

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Week 7 NFL Picks Against an 8-Year-Old

The kid keeps rolling along.  He beat us all last week, although it was just by 1.  But he increased his overall lead.  Can he keep it up?

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

8-Year-Old: 48-39-4
CDog: 44-43-4
Uncle J: 42-45-4
JDaddy: 39-48-4

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Week 6 NFL Picks Against an 8-Year-Old

We've got a big weekend ahead of us.  The Aggies take on Alabama, and the Cowboys can't lose!  Also, we are participating in our annual JDRF One Walk, raising money for Type 1 Diabetes research, which benefits the 8-year-old and millions like him suffering from T1D.  If you'd like to donate, please do!

On to the picks.  The kid had a great week.  The rest of us, not so much.  Here's to better prognosticating in Week 6!

Week 5 Results
8-Year-Old: 9-4-1
Uncle J: 6-7-1
CDog: 5-8-1
JDaddy: 3-10-1

8-Year-Old: 41-33-3
CDog: 38-36-3
Uncle J: 36-38-3
JDaddy: 33-41-3

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Week 5 NFL Picks Against an 8-Year-Old

Through 4 weeks we're looking pretty good.  No one has completely tanked, and we are all holding our own.  We've always graded the kid against the point spread, just like the rest of us, but this year he's actually taking the spread into his own thinking when picking his winners.  I don't think he knows what to do with that information, but then again, neither do we.

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

CDog: 33-28-2
8-Year-Old: 32-29-2
Uncle J: 30-31-2
JDaddy: 30-31-2

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Week 4 NFL Picks Against an 8-Year-Old

Well look at us.  Through 3 weeks we only have 1 of us under .500.  The kid and his old man are sitting on top despite the 8-year-old's rough week.  Before long we might start charging for access to these picks.

Week 3 Results
CDog: 11-5
JDaddy: 9-7
Uncle J: 8-8
8-Year-Old: 7-9

8-Year-Old: 26-21-1
CDog: 26-21-1
Uncle J: 25-22-1
JDaddy: 23-24-1

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Week 3 NFL Picks Against an 8-Year-Old

So I was sitting here on a Saturday night watching the Aggies beat the Razorbacks when all of a sudden I realized I never posted the picks.  I even forgot to get the picks from the kid.  My bad.

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

8-Year-Old: 19-12-1
Uncle J: 17-14-1
CDog: 15-16-1
JDaddy: 14-17-1

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Week 2 NFL Picks Against an 8 Year Old

Well how about that. After years of futility by us here at the Cheap Seats, we had quite the week.  JDaddy was the only one to pick more losers than winners, and even he only missed by 1. Maybe this is the year we get things straight.

Week 1 Results
CDog (I'm first because I do the posts, sorry): 9-6-1
Uncle J: 9-6-1
8-Year-Old: 9-6-1
JDaddy: 7-8-1

Monday, September 14, 2015

Week 1 NFL Picks Against an 8-Year-Old

Editor's Note: These picks were made before the games.  I just didn't get a chance to post them before the weekend.  My sincere apologies to our millions of readers.  I'll try to do better in the future.

 Like Rocky and Jason, we keep coming back, and we won't go away! Welcome to the 5th season of our experts picking against a kid.  We started when the kid was 4.  He just turned 8 yesterday.  My, how time flies.  If you're new to this, we have 4 contestants.

JDaddy - been watching football for a long time
Uncle J - been watching football for a long time
CDog - been watching football for a long time
8-Year-Old - watches football until he gets bored; then goes and does something else

The record stand as:

8-Year-Old - 2 wins (including the inaugural year when he was 4)
CDog - 1 win
JDaddy - 1 win
Uncle J - 0 wins, although he skipped the first year

We pick against the line, although the kid typically doesn't take that into account.

So, without further ado, here are our Week 1 picks.

Monday, February 2, 2015

And the 2014 Picks Winner Is...

Now that the Seahawks have thrown away the Super Bowl, and Tom Brady has joined company with Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana, we can finally announce the winner of the 4th Cheap Seats pick 'em contest against a kid. 

This year the kid did not fare too well.  However, he did finish strong.  Uncle J tried to make a comeback to finish 2nd but was just a little short.

But the winner by a mile was the founder of this website, JDaddyDu.  Congrats to him, it's been a long time coming.  

Thanks for reading, and we'll see you next year!

Week 17 Results
Uncle J: 11-4-1
7-Year-Old: 9-6-1
CDog: 7-8-1
JDaddy: 5-10-1

Overall Results
JDaddy: 131-120-5
CDog: 123-128-5
Uncle J: 121-130-5
7-Year-Old: 109-142-5