Saturday, December 31, 2016

Week 17 NFL Picks Against a 9-Year-Old

It was a close one in Week 16, but Uncle J has edged ahead as we head into the last week of the season! The kid won't win it, but any of the other 3 have a chance.

Week 16
Uncle J: 8-7-1
CDog: 8-7-1
9-Year-Old: 8-7-1
JDaddy: 7-8-1

Uncle J: 114-116-10
JDaddy: 113-117-10
CDog: 111-119-10
9-Year-Old: 107-123-10

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Week 16 NFL Picks Against a 9-Year-Old

Down the stretch they come! We have a tie, and CDog is catching up quick. Now, don't get this horse race confused with the Kentucky Derby. Our horses have stumbled around the track this year, but it's still going to be an exciting finish.

Week 15
CDog: 9-6-1
9-Year-Old: 8-7-1
JDaddy: 6-9-1
Uncle J: 5-10-1

JDaddy: 106-109-9
Uncle J: 106-109-9
CDog: 103-112-9
9-Year-Old: 99-116-9

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Week 15 NFL Picks Against a 9-Year-Old

We have a new leader! Just like watching Odell Beckham Jr. catch an innocent pass over the middle and run all the way to the end zone for what turns out to be the winning score, JDaddy let down his guard for one week, and Uncle J now has the lead. And don't look now, but CDog is within striking distance with his 12-3-1 week. 

Week 14
CDog: 12-3-1
Uncle J: 11-4-1
9-Year-Old: 8-7-1
JDaddy: 5-10-1

Uncle J: 101-99-8
JDaddy: 100-100-8
CDog: 94-104-8
9-Year-Old: 91-109-8

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Week 14 NFL Picks Against a 9-Year-Old

It hasn't been a good season for The Kid, but he finally got the big week he's been waiting for. In fact, we all had a good week, and Uncle J was able to chip away a little bit at JDaddy's lead. 4 weeks, and 64 games to go. It's a 2 man race between the elder statesmen at the top, and a 2 man race for last.

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

JDaddy: 95-90-7
Uncle J: 90-95-7
CDog: 84-101-7
9-Year-Old: 83-102-7

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Week 13 NFL Picks Against a 9-Year-Old

JDaddy continues his domination. In this league, 8-8 counts as domination.

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

JDaddy: 87-83-7
Uncle J: 81-89-7
CDog: 76-94-7

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Week 12 NFL Picks Against a 9-Year-Old

Another week, another JDaddy victory. It's like he and Dak Prescott are cosmic twins. They won't be denied.

From everyone here in The Cheap Seats, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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

JDaddy: 79-75-7
Uncle J: 74-80-7
CDog: 70-84-7
9-Year-Old: 66-88-7

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Week 11 NFL Picks Against a 9-Year-Old

After a nice run, JDaddy has come back to the group. A strong showing by Uncle J in Week 10 now has him within striking distance of the lead. November is as important in The Cheap Seats as it is in the NFL!

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

JDaddy: 72-69-6
Uncle J: 69-72-6
CDog: 64-77-6
9-Year-Old: 62-79-6

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Week 10 NFL Picks Against a 9-Year-Old

JDaddy has taken a commanding lead! He's over .500 for the season after missing on just 2 picks last week. CDog finally has a decent week, and Uncle J is hanging in there as well.  The Kid, on the other hand, is fading fast. 

Week 9
JDaddy: 9-2-2
CDog: 7-4-2
Uncle J: 6-5-2
9-Year-Old: 4-7-2

JDaddy: 66-61-6
Uncle J: 60-67-6
CDog: 57-70-6
9-Year-Old: 56-71-6

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Week 9 NFL Picks Against a 9-Year-Old

Well have a look at us! Nobody lost more than they won last year. And JDaddy is almost back to .500 for the season. Uncle J is right on his heels, though, and The Kid isn't too far back either.

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

JDaddy: 57-59-4
Uncle J: 54-62-4
9-Year-Old: 52-64-4
CDog: 50-66-4

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Week 8 NFL Picks Against a 9-Year-Old

Mama's, don't let your babies grow up to be gamblers.

Having said that, The Kid was the only one with a good week in Week 7.

At least it's a close competition this year.

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

JDaddy: 49-55-3
Uncle J: 47-57-3
9-Year-Old: 45-59-3
CDog: 44-60-3

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Week 7 NFL Picks Against a 9 Year Old

JDaddy had another good week, as he increased his lead over the field. Uncle J and CDog are still within striking distance, but The Kid is in danger of falling out of contention. Best wishes, little buddy.

Week 6
CDog: 8-5-2
JDaddy: 7-6-2
Uncle J: 6-7-2
9-Year-Old: 4-9-2

JDaddy: 44-46-2
Uncle J: 41-49-2
CDog: 40-50-2
9-Year-Old: 37-53-2

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Week 6 NFL Picks Against a 9 Year Old

Wow, JDaddy with a 10-4 week. Very unusual for our group this year. Uncle J wasn't a bad 2nd either, going 9-5. The kid struggled, but he's still just 4 games out.

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

JDaddy: 37-40
Uncle J: 35-42
9-Year-Old: 33-44
CDog: 32-45

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Week 5 NFL Picks Against a 9 Year Old

Crazy league, this NFL. So crazy that we obviously have no idea who is going to win each week.

Quick note: Many of you know that The Kid was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 2 years old. We partner with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation each year to raise money for a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. The Fort Worth JDRF One Walk is October 15, and we would love your support. If you would like to donate, you may do so here.  Thanks!

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

9-Year-Old: 28-35
JDaddy: 27-36
Uncle J: 26-37
CDog: 25-38

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Week 4 NFL Picks Against a 9 Year Old

I just don't know what to say. Nowhere to go but up, right?

One interesting note. Uncle J picked against the Cowboys for the first time ever last week. Bad move.

Week 3
CDog: 7-9
JDaddy: 7-9
Uncle J: 5-11
9-Year-Old: 4-12

CDog: 21-27
Uncle J: 20-28
9-Year-Old: 20-28
JDaddy: 19-29

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Week 3 NFL Picks Against a 9-Year-Old

We were all pretty even last week, but JDaddy came out on top.  The Kid still leads after 2 weeks.

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

9-Year-Old: 16-16
Uncle J: 15-17
CDog: 14-18
JDaddy: 12-20

Friday, September 16, 2016

Week 2 NFL Picks Against a 9-Year-Old

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The Kid has started off the year on the right foot, beating these old men in our little game.

Week 1
9-Year-Old: 9-7
Uncle J: 8-8
CDog: 7-9
JDaddy: 4-12

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Week 1 NFL Picks Against a 9-Year-Old

Week 1 of the 2016 NFL season is upon us. The offseason is now a distant memory, and we are ready to kickoff another disappointing 17 weeks of being outsmarted by an elementary student.

This is our 6th year to pick games against my oldest son. He's 8 today, but he will be 9 by Sunday. Of the 5 years we have done this, he has won 3 times. JDaddy and I have each won once. We are also joined by Uncle J, who recently retired from the basketball court but can still be seen singing at a local pub near you (if local means Corpus Christi/Port A to you).

I can't stand to look,it's like a car wreck, but if you're interested, here are the final tallies from years past.


Here are the overall records. I will show them two ways. 1) Since 2011 - this will only include The Kid, JDaddy, and me. 2) Since 2012 - this will include Uncle J, since he started with us in 2012. You'll notice that while the kid has won 3 outta 5, he's not on top of our all-time record. His 109-142-5 really threw him off.

Since 2011
JDaddy: 612-632-36
The Kid: 609-635-36
CDog: 609-635-36

Since 2012
JDaddy: 496-502-26
CDog: 492-506-26
The Kid: 488-510-26
Uncle J: 482-516-26

The lesson? If you want to see how a kid picks against an adult, you're in the right place. If you want advice to take to your local bookie, you are free to go somewhere else for your sports talk.

On to the picks!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

2015 NFL Picks Against an 8-Year-Old - The Winner Is...

Yes, you read that right. Here it is, Opening Day of the 2016 NFL season, and I am just now getting around to posting the final results to the 2015 picks contest between us grizzled NFL experts and a little kid. I could give you all sorts of excuses as to why that happened, but it's been so long, if I did have an excuse, I can't even remember what it is. So sorry.

As I went through Week 17 to give the final tally, I realized it was good that I didn't update results. Because they were terrible. We all were terrible.

However, for the 3rd time in 5 years, the kid came out on top. It was a close race to the finish, but he held off a late season charge from JDaddy to claim the prize. Congrats to him.

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

8-Year-Old: 124-124-8
JDaddy: 121-127-8
Uncle J: 117-131-8
CDog: 117-131-8

Stay tuned for the first set of picks for 2016. Lets go Cowboys!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Week 17 NFL Picks Against an 8-Year-Old

Happy New Year from the Cheap Seats.  The gap between JDaddy and the kid has closed heading into the last week.  JDaddy is now 5 back.  That's a lot to make up in one week, but it can be done.

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

8-Year-Old: 120-113-7
JDaddy: 115-118-7
CDog: 112-121-7
Uncle J: 111-122-7