December 30, 2008

NFL Confidence Pool XLIII: Time to dust off the ol' crystal ball (or other object of prognostication) and place your bets. As always, the deadline for making picks is the start of the first playoff game, January 4, 2009 1:00pm ET.

posted by MrFrisby to fantasy at 07:17 PM - 20 comments

Blogo's Bangs are sitting on something [expletive] valuable here, and we're not just going to [expletive] give it away, y'know? I'm dusting off the shelf for my Costanza as we speak.

posted by tahoemoj at 08:09 PM on December 30, 2008 is in. Thanks for setting this up, Fritsy.

posted by NoMich at 10:01 PM on December 30, 2008

Giants over the Ravens for the Repeat.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:46 AM on December 31, 2008

All of your confidences are mine!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 09:36 AM on December 31, 2008

I'm in.

Gooooo Lions!

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:57 AM on January 01, 2009

I agree. Gooooo Penn State (Nittany) Lions!

posted by dyams at 10:04 AM on January 01, 2009

I'm on board as "Out with 11-5". YYM, you are my man. WE ARE......PENN STATE!

posted by Howard_T at 04:05 PM on January 01, 2009

OOPS, I meant dyams is my man. Sorry, YYM, just because I can't read doesn't mean you get any undeserved accolades.

posted by Howard_T at 04:06 PM on January 01, 2009

I'm also in. It's waffle time.

posted by boredom_08 at 05:58 PM on January 01, 2009

I'm actually picking the Cardinals to win a playoff game.

*hangs head*


posted by wfrazerjr at 10:12 AM on January 03, 2009

I don't know fraze, I don't it's completely crazy to think that the Cardinals can sneak by the rookie-led Falcons at Arizona.

posted by NoMich at 10:16 AM on January 03, 2009

I think it's very possible, if they (the Cardinals) can manage any type of defense at all. The Cardinals air attack, especially at home, is unreal, and having Boldin back makes it even better. Everyone thinks the Cards are totally for shit because of that debacle in New England, but that was in a snowstorm, and Kurt Warner absolutely can't play in those conditions.

posted by dyams at 01:29 PM on January 03, 2009

Crap, I didn't realize that there was a game tonight. I can't change the deadline but I took a screen shot and will delete any picks entered!

posted by MrFrisby at 06:48 PM on January 03, 2009

Just because I have nowhere else to put them:

As you can see below (on my blog, you can -- I had it Arizona 26, Atlanta 23), The Hoser nailed the first pick, and now what we thought we be a shocker:

Indianapolis Colts (+1) at SAN DIEGO CHARGERS -- O/U 50: San Diego 27, Indianapolis 21.

Whether LT plays or not, we'll take the hot hand at home. Besides, even if Christmas is past, Chargers backup RB Darren Sproles is still our favourite little elf.

Baltimore Ravens (+3) at MIAMI DOLPHINS -- O/U 37.5: Baltimore 21, Miami 16.

Sorry, Charlie -- this is where The Tuna's amazing run ends. The Ravens will put the clamp down on Miami's only-adequate offense.

Philadelphia Eagles (+3) at MINNESOTA VIKINGS -- O/U 41.5: Philadelphia 31, Minnesota 16.

The lone blowout. Playoff experience trumps ... one really fantastic running back and not a whole lot else.

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:01 PM on January 03, 2009

Good call with the Chargers/Colts game, fraze. Sproles was the difference maker tonight. Actually, the Chargers' punter was pretty damn good, but Sproles had some pretty big runs tonight. It's official, the AFC is now wiiiiiide open. I thought for sure that the Colts had the AFC locked down.

posted by NoMich at 11:42 PM on January 03, 2009

Wow, 96 picks entered. There were two late picks (don & betme), but I can't figure out how to delete them.

Well anyways, here's how the collective picked: Rank - Team - average 12 - NYG - 9.531 11 - IND - 8.823 10 - TEN - 8.771 9 - PIT - 8.656 8 - CAR - 8.250 7 - BAL - 7.458 6 - PHI - 6.833 5 - ATL - 5.177 4 - MIA - 4.396 3 - SD - 4.354 2 - MIN - 3.323 1 - ARI - 2.427

posted by MrFrisby at 03:32 PM on January 04, 2009

Great, I don't post a column this week and I go four-for-four. Damn it.

In other news, is that Mike Toth of SportsNet and TheFan590 in Toronto fame with an entry?

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:57 AM on January 05, 2009

Yes! I was a perfect 0-4 this weekend. I imagine that places me already mathematically eliminated. Oh well, if the Titans can bring it home, it's all good.

posted by bender at 10:49 AM on January 06, 2009

Hey, there ain't no shame in winning the Costanza!

posted by NoMich at 01:42 PM on January 06, 2009

I suck at these things so bad that I can't even get one of those. Could set a record for most incorrect picks ever in the college bowl pick-em, though.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:19 PM on January 06, 2009

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