“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”
– The Who, Won’t Get Fooled Again
Like Matt Damon playing the role of janitor genius in Good Will Hunting, some people can just see a problem and solve it.
Dee Dee is one of those people.
One of my most faithful female readers, Dee Dee will stroll into the Chumposphere like a cowgirl bursting into a saloon, pushing open the swinging bar doors, spurs jingling as she walks in, and scoff at all the testosterone and chest-swelling that comes with a male-dominated, sports website. She strikes fear into the hearts of my other readers, making a mockery of us all. That’s why we love her.
Earlier this season, I asked us all to pick Major League Baseball’s division winners. Guess who won.
So not only is she better looking that all of us, she also happens to know more about sports than us. It’s a good thing we kept our day jobs.
I’d offer her another t-shirt but she’s already won one in the past, making her (I’ll have to confirm this with my furious staff of fact-checkers) the first SportsChump faithful to win two contests. Kneel before Zod.
Here are the results from the submissions earlier this year. Oh, and kudos to her boy, Yaz, who failed to pick even one division winner correctly. Here’s hoping he has better luck on the poker table.
And now onto our NFL over/under pick ‘em contest.
With every passing week, the NFL playoff picture becomes a little clearer although with only five weeks remaining in the regular season, few teams have already cashed in on their over/under number which means, as usual, Las Vegas was spot on with their predictions.
The only teams to have reached their number eleven weeks into the season were the Kansas City Chiefs (over 7.5), the Atlanta Falcons (under 9.5), the Arizona Cardinals (over 5.5) and the Houston Texans (under 9.5). Wins in Week 12 meant the Saints and Panthers also landed over their projected win total.
As you can see from the predictions below, it’s unlikely any of us will be hired by Las Vegas sports books any time soon, although Dwindy has already cashed in on three of his picks (KC, NO and Arizona all over). Our standings will become clearer with each week so stay tuned as we will soon celebrate entry for one more reader into the SportsChump Hall of Fame.
And if it’s Dee Dee again, we all might just want to give up.