Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Week 10: Results

So, a funny thing happened on the way to Week 10: I fell into last place. Not by a couple games, either, but by what Bill's dad likely calls a shit-ton.

By Week 6 I was 14 games behind first place. That isn't easy to do. You have to monumentally mis-read the quality of the teams to fall that far back that quickly. The last time I MC'd this pool(poop!) in 2007 the person who finished in last place in the entire pool(poop!) was 17 games back. So I took care of the heavy lifting early.

So, this week didn't figure to be much different. But then the Sunday games happened, and I wasn't only in it, I was only a game out by Sunday night. (Isn't this exciting?) But then order was restored as the Colts were so far down on Sunday night that I turned off the TV. I awoke to find that they came back with a little help from their friends and won, vaulting yours truly into a tie for the money with Jon Stover and Alex Mena. We all had 10 wins going into last night's game.

Everyone in the pool(poop!) rightly picked Baltimore to win, so it would come down to Monday Night Points to break the tie. Thinking, "Baltimore can't score and Cleveland is completely inept" I picked 17 mnp, which was lower than Jon or Alex. As you may know, the final score was 16-0, making me the winner of Week 10! Holy Poop!

Fortunately for me, this week's winner (me!) wins Ronco's new & improved Small Shred of Dignity! It comes with a handy dandy carrying case and letter of authenticity suitable for framing.

Here is the final standings for Week 10:

1. Matthew Kory ... 11-4
1. Jon Stover ... 11-4
1. Alex Mena ... 11-4
4. Matthew Mariam ... 10-5
4. Adam Roy ... 10-5
4. Zack Klein ... 10-5
4. Gedeon Mariam ... 10-5
8. George Smith ... 9-6
8. Dan Sinclair ... 9-6
8. Karl Vaillancourt ... 9-6
11. Bill Denton ... 8-7
11. Dave Labowitz ... 8-7
11. Josh Money ... 8-7
11. Sandy Kory ... 8-7
15. Joey Bansen ... 7-8
15. John Weaver ... 7-8

As for the Current Overall Standings (COS), we have a single leader this week for the first time in a few weeks. Much like a kid on a trampoline, Bill Denton vaulted himself over everyone and has taken a one game lead over Gedeon Mariam, Joey Bansen, and Jon Stover. Dave Labowitz is right there too at two games back with John Weaver and Dan Sinclair three and four games back respectively.

After that you're gonna need some binoculars to see the front of the line. If you have any hopes of finishing in the money you're gonna need to start stringing some great weeks together. In all likelihood, it's probably time to start throwing poop at the wall and hoping some of it sticks and maybe you can win some weeks. Personally, my goal is to get the hell out of last place, which I have occupied every damn week since the start of the season. My brother is within striking distance, but after that the pickings get slimmer. So, Sandy, I'm gunning for you. This should not scare you.

Here are the COS through Week 10:

1. Bill Denton ... 100-44
2. Gedeon Mariam ... 99-45
2. Joey Bansen ... 99-45
2. Jon Stover ... 99-45
5. Dave Labowitz ... 98-46
6. John Weaver ... 97-47
7. Dan Sinclair ... 96-48
8. Adam Roy ... 93-51
9. Matthew Mariam ... 92-52
9. George Smith ... 92-52
11. Josh Money ... 91-53
11. Zack Klein ... 91-53
13. Karl Vaillancourt ... 90-54
13. Alex Mena ... 90-54
15. Sandy Kory ... 85-59
16. Matthew Kory ... 84-60

We've got another wonderful Thursday night game coming this week, so I'll need all your picks by then. You should get used to this. It's all part of the NFL's plan to put games on each night of the week but to do it over a three decade period so we'll all think each one is special.

Back later with the schedule for Week 11.

1 comment:

BMFS said...

Um... where you get that picture of me?