Sunday, December 31, 2017

Week 17 2017 NFL Picks Against A 10-Year-Old

It was a Christmas miracle. After giving up the lead, CDog has roared back to take the lead heading into the final week of the season. The last week can be tough to predict with lots of teams sitting their best players, so anything is possible.

Happy New Year!

Week 16
JDaddy: 11-3-2
CDog: 10-4-2
10-Year-Old: 7-7-2
Uncle J: 4-10-2

CDog: 127-101-12
Uncle J: 124-104-12
JDaddy: 112-116-12

Friday, December 22, 2017

Week 16 2017 NFL Picks Against A 10-Year-Old

After one week on top, I gave it all away in the most spectacular fashion. With two weeks to go, Uncle J has climbed back to a 3 game lead, and while that may seem close, it can be hard to make that up with just 32 games to go.

Merry Christmas from the Cheap Seats!

Week 15
Uncle J: 8-5-3
10-Year-Old: 8-5-3
JDaddy: 5-8-3
CDog: 3-10-3

Uncle J: 120-94-10
CDog: 117-97-10
JDaddy: 101-113-10
10-Year-Old: 99-115-10

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Week 15 2017 NFL Picks Against a 10-Year-Old

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new leader. As we turn for home, CDog has slid along the rail to take the lead! The Kid has some work to do to get out of the cellar, but he made a little move last week.

I also discovered that we were short 1 game in the standings. After further review, it turns out that I missed counting a game from Week 7. Bad news for us is that the extra game resulted in an extra loss (surprise). Worse news for Uncle J is that somehow I counted one of his losses as a win. So my audit has resulted in 1 less win and 2 more losses for him. Sorry.

So here are the current standing with the correction.

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

CDog: 114-87-7
Uncle J: 112-89-7
JDaddy: 96-105-7
10-Year-Old: 91-110-7

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Week 14 2017 NFL Picks Against A 10-Year-Old

Boom. Just like that, CDog is barking behind Uncle J. 3 good weeks in a row has me just 1 game out. A 12-4 Week 13 still didn't catch me up, but it's close.

The Kid has won this year's version of Pick 'Em Heart. He's the first to 100 losses!

Week 13
CDog: 12-4
JDaddy: 10-6
Uncle J: 9-7
10-Year-Old: 6-10

Uncle J: 107-77-7
CDog: 106-78-7
JDaddy: 90-94-7
10-Year-Old: 84-100-7

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Week 13 2017 NFL Picks Against A 10-Year-Old

Look out! Here comes the CDog train. After several weeks of no movement, yours truly came out with a great Week 12. Lets see if I can keep it up and chase down Uncle J.

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

Uncle J: 98-70-7
CDog: 94-74-7
JDaddy: 80-88-7
10-Year-Old: 78-90-7

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Week 12 2017 NFL Picks Against a 10-Year-Old

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Uncle J continues his dominance. With 6 weeks to go, he has a 7 game lead. If you want to follow a close race, check out The Kid to see if he can crawl out of the basement in these last few weeks.

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

Uncle J: 90-63-6
CDog: 83-70-6
JDaddy: 72-81-6
10-Year-Old: 71-82-6

Friday, November 17, 2017

Week 11 2017 NFL Picks Against A 10-Year-Old

Whew. Mama said there'd be days like this. JDaddy's 7-6-1 week 10 kept us from really stinking up the joint, but the rest of us were terrible. Uncle J still managed to stretch his lead to 5 games. We're getting to the point in the season where it's getting harder to catch up. We've all got some work to do!

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

Uncle J: 81-59-5
CDog: 76-64-5
JDaddy: 67-73-5
10-Year-Old: 63-77-5

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Week 10 2017 NFL Picks Against A 10-Year-Old

It only took us 7 years, but we finally have honed our craft to the point that we know what we're doing.

A little look behind the curtain: we pick the Thursday game before I type this post, so we already know how we stand after 1 game. This past Thursday, with the Seahawks 6 point favorites, the Cardinals were down by 12 and driving for a late meaningless touchdown. With 24 seconds left they scored a touchdown. Great news! The Kid and I both picked the Cards, so once this PAT goes through, the Cardinals will cover, and we'll be off to a great start to Week 10. Except the PAT was blocked.

The lesson? Once again, betting on football is dumb.

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

Uncle J: 76-51-4
CDog: 72-55-4
JDaddy: 60-67-4
10-Year-Old: 60-67-4

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Week 9 2017 NFL Picks Against A 10-Year-Old

Another week, another win for Uncle J. I think this is the best 8-week showing we've ever had in The Cheap Seats.

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

Uncle J: 68-47-3
CDog: 65-50-3
JDaddy: 53-62-3
10-Year-Old: 52-63-3

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Week 8 2017 NFL Picks Against a 10-Year-Old

Long week. Don't have much time to chat, but Uncle J continues to hold his lead!

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

Uncle J: 60-42-3
CDog: 58-44-3
JDaddy: 47-55-3
10-Year-Old: 45-57-3

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Week 7 2017 NFL Picks Against A 10-Year-Old

Uncle J continues to roll. He should have been betting real money this season (and who's to say he hasn't been).

Overall, the Cheap Seats are looking good this year.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our JDRF One Walk! We will end up very close to our fundraising record! And you can still give - just go here:

Eli's Encouragers JDRF Team.

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

Uncle J: 55-35-1
CDog: 52-38-1
10-Year-Old: 41-49-1
JDaddy: 41-49-1

Friday, October 13, 2017

Week 6 2017 NFL Picks Against a 10-Year-Old

Look at us! 2 weeks in a row with no losers! After all these years, we finally know what we're doing.

Uncle J continues to lead the way, but CDog is gaining on him. After a slow start, JDaddy and The Kid have righted the ship and are holding on.

One quick reminder. Our JDRF One Walk is tomorrow! We have crossed the $10,000 fundraising mark and have our all-time high of $13,000 in our sights. If you would like to help us get there, you can do so here: Eli's Encouragers JDRF Team.

If you'll be in the Fort Worth area on Saturday morning, 10/14/17, come join us!

Thanks for your support!

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

Uncle J: 45-31-1
CDog: 44-32-1
JDaddy: 35-41-1
10-Year-Old: 34-42-1

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Week 5 2017 NFL Picks Against A 10-Year-Old

Before we get to the amazing week we had at The Cheap Seats Pick 'Em Headquarters, I want to make sure to remind you about the Type 1 Diabetes walk that we have coming up in support of The Kid. Go here to support our team: Eli's Encouragers JDRF Team. We are closing in on $10,000! Help us get to $13,000, which would be more than ever!

Thanks for your support!

Now, on to the picks. Wow, what a week we had. We all picked more winners than losers, but Uncle J continues to show that retirement suits him, as he apparently does nothing except handicap football games.

He also was aided by the craziest cover ever. Did you see this: Chiefs cover.

That crazy play was a 2 game difference, as Uncle J was the only one to pick Kansas City. The moral, once again? Don't bet on football. Unless you had the Chiefs. Then good going.

On to this week!

Week 4
Uncle J: 13-3
10-Year-Old: 10-6
JDaddy: 10-6
CDog: 9-7

Uncle J: 37-25-1
CDog: 35-27-1
10-Year-Old: 27-35-1
JDaddy: 27-35-1

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Week 4 2017 NFL Picks Against a 10-Year-Old

Heading into the end of the Week 2, JDaddy was frantic. He was sitting at 2-10 for the week, and the bookies were walking up to the front porch. Fortunately for him, he won 3 of the last 4 games to stave off a date with the fishes for another week.

By some stroke of magic, your faithful reporter picked 11 games right. The html gods must have been smiling on me and switched out some picks or something before I hit "Publish."

The bigger miracle, though, is that after 3 weeks we have 2 of us over .500. Christmas has come early.

NOW!!! A quick break in the action. Many of you know that the 10-year-old kid lives with Type 1 Diabetes. Each year we participate in a walk to raise a lot of money to finding a cure for this disease. If you would like to participate, either by walking with us, donating money, or both, you may do so here: Eli's Encouragers JDRF Team

Thanks for your support!

Week 2
CDog: 11-5
Uncle J: 8-8
10-Year-Old: 7-9
JDaddy: 5-11

CDog: 26-20-1
Uncle J: 24-22-1
10-Year-Old: 17-29-1
JDaddy: 17-29-1

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Week 3 2017 NFL Picks Against a 10-Year Old

It was a Dallas Cowboys special for us this week as 3 of us went 8-8. But that was good enough to win the week. Uncle J has taken a commanding lead at 16-14-1 on the young season.

The Kid has struggled out of the gate, but he's got time to turn it around.

Week 2
Uncle J: 8-8
CDog: 8-8
JDaddy: 8-8
10-Year-Old: 4-12

Uncle J: 16-14-1
CDog: 15-15-1
JDaddy: 12-18-1
10-Year-Old: 10-20-1

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Week 2 2017 NFL Picks Against a 10-Year-Old

You know, my original title of this page said "5-year-old" instead of "10-year-old." I can't believe it's been that long since we've been picking games.

Week 1 wasn't spectacular for us here at the Cheap Seats, but at least one of us came out ahead.

Sorry this is out late. It was a heat-filled baseball weekend!

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

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

Friday, September 8, 2017

Week 1 2017 NFL Picks Against a 10 Year Old...We're Back!

It's that time of year again! The weather is cooling, baseball teams are chasing after pennants, Kevin Sumlin is mismanaging the clock, and the NFL is back!

Uncle J won his first Cheap Seats Pick 'Em Contest last year, and he's off to a good start already this year, as he was the only one of us to predict that Alex Smith would outperform Tom Brady.

I had a little bit more to add, but my car died today so I spent the day being shuttled around getting it fixed. It all worked out though. The repairs weren't too costly, and having a serpentine belt die allowed my mechanic to see that my brakes were about to go out.

See, it's just a happy time of year. But enough about me, lets get to the games....

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Final Results - 2016 NFL Picks Against a 9-Year-Old

It's January 4th, 2017. Today was a time for The Kid to go back to school. Time for me to go back to work. And here at The Cheap Seats, it's a time for us to once again crown a champion that lost more than he won.

But before I announce the winner, I want you to take a look at this link for a meaningless touchdown in a meaningless game. If this doesn't happen, we would have ended up in a tie. The lesson learned? Don't bet your hard-earned money on people you've never met.

The Winner Is: