2019 Rich’s Ramblings:

Week 6 Results



Okay…almost everyone in the sidepool was happy to see GB squeak by Detroit, causing the pool to rollover to next week.  But you’ve got to feel just a little bit bad for thePatriot.  Heading in to Monday’s game, he was the only person in the pool with 10 points, so all he needed was his Monday night pick to hit, and he would have won Week 6 1st and the sidepool.  He picked the underdog Lions at Lambeau field, and for most of the game, it looked like his upset pick was going to come through.  Detroit held an early lead of 13-0, and as late as the 4th quarter, they were up 22-13.  Cha-ching for thePatriot, it totally looked like he was on the right side of this game…until Flowers got called TWICE for hands to the…??shoulder pads??, and GB secured an improbable comeback win.  Ouch!


As a result, we now have a rollover in the sidepool, and a big 12-way logjam tie for 1st and 2nd prize in week 6.  The people still in contention are Capo, cowboymoore, DoItUp, Doogman, HIDK, IhatethePats, JR, jmcullen, Pikachu, Saberman, thePatriot, and TheUkranian.


ShakeAndBake finally had a rough week, dropping him from the 3-way tie for Week 5.  That leaves the father-son duo of IhatethePats and Capo, who will each win a prize but the tie is not broken yet.


I have entered the Week 7 point spreads, so you can go make those picks.  Please remember to make your Thursday night game pick by 7:20 pm on Thursday. and then all the rest are due by 11:00 am Sunday (Eastern times).


Accounting 2019 pool


83 entries in the pool this year (down 3 from last year’s record)


4150 bananas

    50 web site fee

4100 prize pool


100 Weekly 1st

  50 Weekly 2nd

17 Weeks * 150/week = 2550 weekly prizes


1550 for season-end prize pool


700 1st place

350 2nd place

175 3rd place

  90 4th place

  75 Best Loser

  60 Pay the Middleman

  60 Bonus King

  40 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.


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.