2019 Rich’s Ramblings:

Week 10 Results


To paraphrase a line from Scott Van Pelt’s “Bad Beats” segment on ESPN…”A significant week, for some.”


First off, what a messed up week!  8 upsets in 13 games.  Atl over NO?!  Ten over KC?!  Give me a break!  This spelled opportunity for people bold enough to be creative with their picks.


DoItUp and JamieD built up a 2-game lead over everyone else in the sidepool, heading in to the final two games.  This lead proved insurmountable.  Even though they both lost the two night game upsets, nobody was in range to catch them, so the 4-time rolled sidepool, thanks to the special sidepool rule announced in last week’s ramblings, is split between these two.  They will each get a hefty pot of 537 and a half bananas.  Congrats!  We start the sidepool fresh in Week 11.


Three other players also managed to get a score of 9 games right despite all the nutso upsets.  We have a 5-way tie for 1st place and 2nd place in Week 10, to be resolved by tiebreak.  The fab five are TheGreek, Tashi, ShortMenace, JamieD, and DoItUp.


Old news—Tie Breaks: 


No old news this week, all prizes had been resolved through Week 9.


I have entered the Week 11 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).


Here is how things look at the top for the year-end prize through Week 10.  Go(big)Blue shot to the top and now holds a 2-game lead over YaBoyJenks, who also leapfrogged over JR and ProfitProphet.  Note as always you can check out the full YTD standings by choosing ‘Reports’, Everyone’s Points, then select ‘Week 99’.  Everyone listed below is within 5 games of first place, and others are poised to crash the party too, through Week 10.











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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.