February 12, 2015

NFL Pick 'Em Contest, Final Scoreboard: The results have been tabulated and NerfballPro completes a wire-to-wire victory, winning by one point over Hincandenza and two over NoMich. Picking the 52 points scored in the game exactly earned a one-point bonus for the champ. Tommytrump takes home the coveted Costanza for last place, sunk by a conference championship round in which everything that could go wrong did.

posted by rcade to football at 02:17 PM - 15 comments

SEA vs. NE
ResultNew England by 4
Margin of Error3 to 5

SpoFiteSEA vs. NESPointsBonusesWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Total Points
NerfballProNew England 14753520
hincandenzaNew England 524175619
Ufez JonesNew England 15244616
Ying Yang MafiaNew England14054514
LionIndex 00355013
grum@work 05413513
Howard_TNew England13403411
tahoemoj 00154010
phaedon 0000303

Most passing yards: Brady (328); most rushing yards: Lynch (102); most receiving yards: Julian Edelman and Chris Matthews (109); first touchdown: Brandon LaFell; sacks: Rob Ninkovich, Darrelle Revis, Chandler Jones, Bruce Irvin; interceptions: Malcolm Butler, Bobby Wagner, Jeremy Lane. Total score: 52 (36 to 68 margin of error); first quarter: 0 (0); second quarter: 28 (20 to 36); third quarter: 10 (7 to 13); fourth quarter: 14 (10 to 18).

SpoFitePassingRushingReceivingFirst ScoreSackIntScore1Q2Q3Q4QBonuses
benderBradyLynch 477175
LionIndex 0
Ufez JonesBrady Ninkovich42105
ic23bLynch LaFell5810176
hincandenzaBrady Ninkovich57134
NoMichBrady Lynch 4510147
tahoemoj 0
Ying Yang MafiaBrady Lynch Edelman484
phaedon 0

posted by rcade at 02:17 PM on February 12, 2015

Man, if I hadn't screwed up Week 1 so badly, I might've won this damn thing. Good times, though, so thanks for doing this.

posted by NoMich at 02:29 PM on February 12, 2015

You're welcome. Sorry I forget to post the results as I wallowed in post-game coverage of the game for days.

You were a beast in the second half score predictions.

The margin of error for the final score needs to be tighter than .3. The only players who didn't get a point there were no-shows.

posted by rcade at 02:35 PM on February 12, 2015

Thanks for running it rcade, although I was buried at work Super Bowl weekend and didn't get my final-round picks in. Still tied TommyTrump, though. What'r you, a hockey fan, Trump?

posted by tahoemoj at 05:30 PM on February 12, 2015

Oh man, what a finish- I didn't realize it would be so close! One point, that could have been any of several spread picks through the whole playoff run.

Congrats NerfballPro, and thanks for running this rcade!

posted by hincandenza at 06:03 PM on February 12, 2015

What'r you, a hockey fan, Trump?

Guilty, with an innate ability to pick the wrong team in the Super Bowl.

posted by tommybiden at 06:36 PM on February 12, 2015

rcade: are you planning on doing an NBA playoffs version? If you want help (or just someone else to run it), I'd be happy to volunteer. It's should be a great post-season this year, especially in the West.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:22 PM on February 12, 2015

Looks like I have lived down to my reputation as a prognosticator once again. I really enjoy participating in these. Many thanks, rcade, for doing it. I know it can be a lot of work.

posted by Howard_T at 09:30 PM on February 12, 2015

The only thing I can say about my performance is that old cliche: Even a stopped clock is correct twice a day.

Other than that, I do vote for tightening the spread as well, and would like to add increasing the bonus points for being dead-on with the number picks (increase to two points instead of one, maybe?)

Thanks for running the game, rcade......and thanks hincandenza and everyone.

posted by NerfballPro at 08:34 AM on February 13, 2015

Ufez: That would be great. Would it be like the NHL contest?

posted by rcade at 02:16 PM on February 13, 2015

Um, I don't think I've participated in the NHL ones, so...maybe?

I was just picturing picking each series and some bonus points on a per-round basis. Highest PPG in X round, most fouls in X round, etc. I could probably get pretty creative with it.

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:40 PM on February 13, 2015

Most quadruple doubles?

posted by NoMich at 10:25 PM on February 13, 2015

Points, rebounds, assists, Tony Awards.

posted by NoMich at 10:27 PM on February 13, 2015

I've been trying to start a Dick Cheney - Harry Whittington style pick 'em that just covers the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. I won't consider it to be a success unless I get Santorum enrolled.

posted by beaverboard at 10:48 PM on February 13, 2015

Points, rebounds, assists, Tony Awards.

Does that mean that flops are tracked as a statistical category now?

posted by NerfballPro at 01:02 PM on February 14, 2015

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