2018 Rich’s Ramblings:

Week 10 Results


I just returned from vacation, so another short ramble this week.


There were many large point spreads in Week 10, but not all games turned out in favor of the heavy favorites.  I expected a bunch of people to tie at the top, but instead we have a clear winner in Week 10, congrats to DropKick who was the only person to get 11 picks right, one point ahead of a trio who are tied for second prize (Moe$$, Rao, and theSandman.)  Moe$$ and theSandman were in the sidepool, so it rolls over to Week 11.


Old News:

Week 8:  NHBroncosFan and Tashi almost had identical picks this week—the only game they had different was Seattle vs LAR.  When Seattle managed to score late and cover the spread, NHBroncosFan took 1st place, and Tashi takes 2nd place in Week 8.  Week 9:  This 2-way tie was also resolved.  jmcullen wins 1st place, and BirdFeed pecks out 2nd prize.


NHBroncosFan’s dream run is continuing, as he stacked on another 2 points to his lead, now up by 11 points on the three people in 2nd place.  I think he should try to intentionally get every game wrong in Week 12 to make it more of a race!


I have entered the Week-11 point spreads (we are back to mostly very small point spreads this week!), so you can go make those picks.  Please remember to make your Thursday night game pick by 7:20 pm on Thursday.  Then all the rest are due by 11:00 am on Sunday (Eastern times).


Accounting 2018 pool


86 entries in the pool this year (new record, 1 more than last year)


4300 bananas

    50 web site fee

4250 prize pool


100 Weekly 1st

  50 Weekly 2nd

17 Weeks * 150/week = 2550 weekly prizes


1700 for season-end prize pool


750 1st place

375 2nd place

200 3rd place

100 4th place

  85 Best Loser

  70 Pay the Middleman

  70 Bonus King

  50 Booby prize—need to enter at least 12 Thursday night games to be eligible


100% of all entries, less the small web site fee, are returned to the prize pool.


Please read:  YOU are responsible to make sure the system received your picks

After you hit the ‘Submit Your Picks’ button, you will get a page that has the title “The Following Picks Have Been Received For PlayerName”.  Please print out this page, and verify that all the picks are the ones you meant to make.  The following (unfortunate) scenarios have happened in the past:


If you fill out your picks but do not hit the ‘Submit’ button, the system will not get your picks.  If you hit submit, but manage to lose internet connection before you get the confirmation page, then the system did not get your picks.  Finally, it is possible to accidently select the wrong team in the drop down box, so you might discover on Sunday that you mistakenly picked a team you did not mean to.  If you print out the confirmation page, then you will know (and have proof) that your picks are in the system.


Millionaire update:  No news yet, I still have not received the call from the show, but I get my hopes up every time my phone rings!  It could be a long winter.