Tuesday, October 28, 2008
We're about midway through the season with the completion of Week 8, and I thought it would be interesting to compare where we are now to where we were a year ago.
If anything explains Ben's current run of success, it has to be his amazing turnaround from last year. At the conclusion of Week 8 in 2007, The "Chaos Kid" was a woeful 56-60, 17 games out of the lead. This year, Ben is 78-38, a 22-game swing to the good! He's seven games up on me, and nine up on the Junior Bro.
Sean, who was leading at this point last season at 73-43, is currently at 69-47, a 4-game decline. As for me, I'm curiously exactly where I was at this point last year, a respectable if not sensational 71-45. Still a long way to go, but interesting to note the trends.
Glenn 8-D 12:14:00 AM
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Last week I said that Ben's amazing luck couldn't last much longer, then he went out and gained another three games on us. I wish I could make those sorts of wild picks and get away with them, but unfortunately whenever I do, I usually wind up regretting them. Ben yet again has many wild picks this week. We'll see.
Today's lone split between Sean and me is the Tampa Bay-Dallas game. We could be tied up after this one — and still trail Ben by 11 games or so. Ugh.
Glenn 8-D 10:13:00 AM
Sunday, October 19, 2008
A little goes a long way
After a crazy Week 6 that saw too many upsets for my taste, Sean and I mustered just a couple splits this week — New Orleans-Carolina and Minnesota-Chicago. He's leading both just minutes after the kickoff. Ben has seven splits with both of us, which continues his wild streak of picking against the grain. It seemed to work for him last week, when he took a big lead over the rest of us. I don't think that luck will continue. However, it's been a strange season so far and anything can happen in the second half, when I always seem to get stronger. I'll be glad when these bye weeks are over, however.
Glenn 8-D 10:13:00 AM
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Ben's got a new strategy
I joked with Ben this week that the best way to recapture the lead in the Gehlke Bros. Football season standings is to pick opposite of my picks on Sunday night and Monday night... so he's actually going to try it in Week 6. Can't say it's an ineffective strategy, since I have performed miserably on those games over the past several seasons, this one included.
I'm none too confident about this week's menu. There are three games I agonized over, and contrary to the consensus of other prognosticators I like to consult prior to making my informed selections, I went against their picks. Not that that's always a bad thing. I should have swept my two splits with Sean last week. If not for the Texans choking away their 17-point lead late in the fourth quarter against the Colts, I would have been flying high with upsets. Maybe this week?
Glenn 8-D 12:16:00 AM
Sunday, October 05, 2008
I'm going out on a bit of a limb this week and picking Miami and Houston to win at home. Those are the only two splits Sean and I have, so he is well positioned to tie things up. I thought long and hard about not taking either of these teams, but sometimes in the shortened bye weeks you see upsets like these. I'm hoping today that I've got that sort of mojo working on my side. We'll find out.
...However, Indianapolis is already up on Houston by a field goal, as is San Diego over Miami.
Glenn 8-D 10:15:00 AM