Thursday, February 4th, 2010
All season long I’ve been picking my weekly winners (minus week 1 and most of the Thursday night games) here on NerdStarGamer. It’s been fun and challenging. More challenging in the actually doing it part than the picking.
This all started last year when I got fed up watching those guys on the football shows picking teams. Have you ever noticed how poorly they pick? It’s probably more a statement about how unpredictable football is as a game than about their actual knowledge. Regardless, I decided to do my own picks this season. I estimated that I could pick about two thirds of the games right.
So How Did I Do?
I’ve you’ve been keeping track all season, you’ll likely already know the answer. But for those of you fresh out of the gates, I’d say I did pretty good. Anything over 50% counts right? For each week I picked all but one of the games normally. I’d save one game to do a totally ridiculous pick, called See If It Sticks®. Those of you that have ever read King Kaufman’s column on Salon.com should be familiar with the idea (since I kind of stole it). I actually did decent on the See If It Sticks® picks until the end of the regular season when I started picking blindly against the Colts every week. I do dislike them so much.
Anyway, for the entire regular season, including my See If It Sticks® picks, I finished 154-83. That works out to just under 65% (I think). So I didn’t quite make my goal of picking two thirds of the games correctly, but I got real close. Better luck next season. I finished my See If It Sticks® picks at a paltry 6-9. Bad news bears.
Enjoy the Super Bowl this weekend. I will be cheering loudly against the Colts. But beyond that, wouldn’t it be great if New Orleans won?