Tuesday, September 15, 2009

IDYFT Pick'em: Rusty Gutterballs

Most NFL teams this weekend, even the winners, looked rusty. Quite a few "shoe-in" picks nearly ended in the gutter. The horror: the Patriots, Chargers and Ravens barely edged Buffaloaf, Oaktag and Kansas Shitty.

Many otherwise prescient contestants in the NFL 2009 IDYFT Pick'em were shut out like the Rams. This should encourage anyone who missed the intro "Week One" to jump in and post their picks in the comments below. The prize is quantifiably salubrious!

1. Miwacar: 4
2. Big BM: 2
Kirk Andrew: 2
3. Adw: 0
Barnyard: 0
Jess: 0
MMMan: 0
B. Freighter: 0
"Anonymous": 0

I am also introducing a new weekly pick, something for the lottery lovers out there. Do you Smell a Shutout? If you desire, pick a shutout every week, but only if you're very sure: only about 3% of games are shutouts. This pick is not compulsory. If you're right you get +2, if you're wrong it's -1.

Next week's contests provide some intriguing picks. Several injuries will diminish a few teams ... but which ones? Speaking of injury, here's a bonus question: in which week will Brett Favre miss a game? Look closely at their schedule to see who might knock him out for the following week. "None" is a viable answer.

Week Two
1. Your Shoe-in? (+1 or -3)
2. Surprise! (+3) This week's underdog list:
Lions, Bengals, Rams, Texans
3. Your Favorite Team Wins/Most Disliked Team Loses (+/- 1)
4. Smell a Shutout? (+2 or -1)
5. Clash of the Titans (+/- 2):
Baltimore Ravens at San Diego Chargers

Bonus Question:
6. In which week will Favre miss a start?


Andrew Wice said...

1. I'm going all in here. DC Skins shoe-in.
2. Lions ... good luck stopping AP
3. DC Skins wins
4. I do smell a shutout. DC Skins shutout the Rams.
5. Ravens.

6. I think Favre will miss his week 8 start vs. Green Bay and he'll be all torn up about it.

Theleftnut said...

1. Fit the shoe for the Packers.
2. Rams.
3. Pittsburg to lose.
5. Chargers
6. Farve goes down in Green Bay; misses the rest of the season. Tony Kornheiser starts a Lourdes-like prayer vigil outside the hospital.

Miwacar said...

1. Tennessee
2. Rams
3. vikings
4. not a sniff
6. Won't

Jess said...

1. Packers
2. Texans
3. Arizona wins.
4. I smell something, but I'm pretty sure it's not a shut-out.
5. Baltimore
6. He'll continue to torment me all season. Bastard.

Barnyard said...

1. The mighty Pack. All hail the mighty Pack.
3. The mighty Pack. All hail the mighty Pack.
4. I smell nothing.
5. San Diego
6. Week 9.

Muumuuman said...

1. Packers
2. Houston
3. Dallas loose
4. No
5. Ravens
6. Week 12

Andrew Wice said...

Just so everyone knows, a shut-out smells like when your toaster oven catches on fire from reheating too many meat lover's pizzas.

Big Blue Monkey 2: The Quickening said...

I would have thought it might smell like burnt leg hair after you rub paper matches in your pants together in your sleep, and set yourself on fire.

Big Blue Monkey 2: The Quickening said...

1. Minnesota wins
2. Texans
3. Washington will drunkenly and savagely destroy the Rams.
4. Hells, no.
5. Balmer Raven.

6. Brett Favre doesn't miss starts. He may only play the first play of every game after week 8, but he won't miss a start.