January 17, 2022

NFL Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj: The SportsFilter NFL Pickem was won by Tahoemoj, who beat me (sad trombone) by only 4 points after getting the 49ers over the Rams and Seahawks over the Cardinals in the final Sunday's afternoon block. That's at least the second pickem crown for Tahoemoj, who also won last season's NHL Playoff Pickem. Congratulations!

posted by rcade to football at 03:22 PM - 11 comments

That was fun. I had an 11-point lead when the Rams and Cardinals were dominating their games and figured that if I could just get one of them I would be the champeen.

I still would've won in the final game of the NFL season if the Chargers had scored an overtime-ending touchdown to win by 6 instead of kicking a field goal to tie before ultimately losing. That's how close this season was!

posted by rcade at 03:27 PM on January 17, 2022

/applause for Tahoemoj

posted by billsaysthis at 03:33 PM on January 17, 2022

I think Tahoe's win was a wire to wire job. Most impressive.

This is the appropriate outcome because...why would you want to upset an attorney with a pit bull from the gateway to Donner country?

posted by beaverboard at 05:44 PM on January 17, 2022

Congrats to both of you on a terrific season. Job well done.

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:03 AM on January 18, 2022

Congrats to Tahoe on the win, rcade with a valiant effort!

posted by tommybiden at 07:01 AM on January 18, 2022

Congrats guys!

posted by cixelsyd at 12:29 PM on January 18, 2022

Congratulations Tahoemoj

posted by ic23b at 02:32 PM on January 18, 2022

[Awkward Curtsy]

Thanks all--not quite wire-to-wire as I dropped to 2nd/3rd a couple times there near the end of the season.

As I mentioned when the final became known, I'd like to donate the cash equivalent of the very nice football to a very worthy 501(c)(3)--the Pits to Pets Rescue. It's an organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes pit bulls, a breed near and dear to my heart. And I'd like to proudly match that donation.

why would you want to upset an attorney with a pit bull from the gateway to Donner country?

Exactly! Why would you want to do that when there is a very real threat that the attorney in question would buy you a beer, which can be imbibed with a sweet pit bull's head in your lap, served with a side of barbecue your favorite auntie muah ha ha ha ha ha!!

posted by tahoemoj at 03:25 PM on January 18, 2022

Congratulations, tahoemoj, your case was well argued and the disposition of your fee is praiseworthy. Well done.

posted by Howard_T at 05:47 PM on January 18, 2022

Congrats tahoe

I don't really follow the NFL in any detail so it might not be surprising, but I can't believe anyone makes money betting on it. Seems so unpredictable.

posted by rumple at 11:26 AM on January 19, 2022

I've never bet on the NFL, but I notice that those who do bet on it consider a winning percentage of around .580 or above to be acceptable. That's too close to break even for my blood.

I don't know if we've ever had a pick 'em winner from somewhere like Utah where gambling is illegal, but we sure enough have a winner from Reno.

posted by beaverboard at 03:28 PM on January 19, 2022

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