Sunday, January 17, 2010

But I Will Still Take Credit...

Hey, I went 1-4 in picks this weekend, but the one was special: Jets over Chargers. Awesome.

Still a chance that the Super Bowl will have two teams that played their starters in Week 17...Vikings and Favre versus his "old" team the Jets, completing the Favre trifecta for the year. Holy crap.

Almost every potential Super Bowl matchup has intrigue: we could have Favre versus Manning, Saints/Colts and all of that backstory...the only real bad one would be Saints/Jets, the only intrigue there being...a rematch of Week 4.

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At 1/18/2010 01:25:00 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Somehow, someway, in the ultimate battle between you and me, we are both losing. One correct pick out of eight! The only thing I have left are the Colts winning it all. You still have Vikings/Jets, as you said.

At 1/18/2010 03:54:00 PM, Blogger Chris said...

I admit my picks are being guided by a different sort of logic this year...but where I'm getting killed is when the two teams are a "wash," where they both did the same thing in Week 17. I whiffed on Ravens/Pats, Cowboys/Vikings, Cardinals/Saints for that very reason.

And the research has shown that regardless of your Week 17 approach, you can still win at least one game in the playoffs, and that's where I ignored that aspect and lost on Ravens/Colts and Cards/Packers. I still think the Pack should have won that game, and we could have seen a different result with the Saints if that had been the case.

But whatever, the whole thing, as fun as it is, is pretty illogical when it comes down to it. There's no rhyme or reason to it, it's just one of those amazing stats. I'm picking Vikes/Jets but if you asked me to use solely logic and reason, I'd pick Colts/Saints. I'm writing a post shortly, we'll see how I apply logic to my crazy Super Bowl pick.

At 1/18/2010 04:49:00 PM, Blogger Kennelworthy said...

Hey, I managed to get three of the four games right. But it was probably mostly luck. That and the fact that I picked my games based on cheerleader outfits instead of actual talent.

At 1/18/2010 04:52:00 PM, Blogger Kennelworthy said...

Oh, and nobody will probably ever read this comment... but if the Jets beat the Colts in this matchup it will definitely not be, as most analysts are suggesting, full of irony. There's actually zero irony in that situation. At least, if we're using the real definition of iron and not the dumbed-down cultural usage of the word.

Won't it be funny? Maybe. Won't it be a coincidence? Sure. But ironic? No. Just... no.


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