Before I congratulate the winner of my Third Annual NFL Over/Under Pick ‘Em Contest, I would like to declare a moment of silence for my football picks this season.
Okay, now that that’s out of the way.
If we learned anything from this NFL season, other than the safest play is to always bet the Browns and Dolphins to finish under their projected win total, it’s that you should never listen to a guy who runs a sports website. He knows not of what he speaks.
I would first like to thank all of you for participating in what I consider my most fun contest of the year. That being said, we can all rejoice in the fact that Ravenous’ ridiculous reign of terror is finally over. Last year, he mangled the competition by garnering 53 of a possible 55 points, nailing nine of his ten picks correctly. This year, he finished in fourth place still deserving honorable mention. Either that or the rest of us were useless, which is the likelier option.
In second and third place, we have two faithful SportsChump supporters Heavy D and Ronbets. They both finished with 37 points but Bets edged out D by virtue of the tiebreaker. Bets had the Dolphins, Bucs and Jags combining for 19 wins. D had 21. The three Florida teams combined for a miserly 16 wins. Hopefully one day in the near future, that number will jump. Maybe with Schiano gone and Lovie replacing him, the Buccaneers will help with that.
But this year, we declare a brand new football swami and girl, does she wear it well.
I would hereby like to congratulate SpeedBeagle for making a mockery of the proceedings and for once again reminding us all that just because we’re born with penises doesn’t necessarily mean we know a thing about sports.
Take a bow, Beag. You have a gorgeous copy of the Library of Congress’ Football Nation: Four Hundred Years of America’s Game headed your way.
Here are your final scores.
SpeedBeagle – 43
Ronbets – 37 (tiebreak 19)
Heavy D – 37 (tiebreak 21)
Ravenous – 35
Hanahan – 34
BleedPRPL&GOLD – 32
KSP (The Wife Hates Sports) – 31 (tiebreak 18)
Bipper – 31 (tiebreak 18)
Joey Mills – 31 (tiebreak 20)
Dee Dee – 28
Yaz – 26 (tiebreak 17)
PY – 26 (tiebreak 21)
Dwindy – 25 (tiebreak 15)
Tophatal – 25 (tiebreak 13)
Aero – 21
Mo Barksdale – 20
Blog Surface – 15