Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Week 1: Results

I just noticed that all the numbers are different. Apparently here at Matty's Football Pool(poop!) Headquarters (MFP(p!)HQ) counting things isn't our strong suit. For the record this is the Sixth Matty's Football Pool(poop!, or in the proper parlance, Matty's Sixth Semi-Annual Football Pool (poop!) (MSSAFP(p!)!). 

Just so that's clear. 

Anyway, to the pool(poop!)!

That's it, folks. Week 1 is in the books and all I have to show for it is this shitty record. You'd think as the person in charge of this pool(poop!) I'd have some F'n idea of what it is I'm doing. Nope. Not a one. In fairness to me, Week 1 is a toughie year after year. Stuff happens during the off season that throws our perceptions of who is good and who isn't asunder. Teams are built up over the off season, some on a foundation of talent, others on a foundation of hype. How quickly we are able to differentiate between the two can be the difference between finishing in the money at the end of the year or being clubbed in the eye with a brick (I did mention that last place gets clubbed in the eye with a brick, right?).

So who best managed the transition from off season to regular season? Who has the teams pegged best of all? Who knows the ins and outs of football best of all in this the year of our pool 2012? Who was the winner of the first Weekly Standard Prize (WSP)? 

You'll recall that five people were still alive for the WSP at the beginning of the Monday night games. Of course Tom Brady single-handedly eliminated Matthew Mariam, who was the only one of us to pick against New England. Smart move there, Matt.

The second Monday night game featured the Raiders and Broncos. Only one of the remaining people picked Oakland (and only three of us, I think, in the entire pool) who pulled out a close one. But who? The answer is your Week 1 winner: Karl Vaillancourt.

Yes, Karl Vaillancourt is this week's big weiner. Karl wins a six month subscription to Cat Fancy and  flaming bag of turds delivered to his front porch at 3am! Congratulations, Karl! No, sadly, Karl wins the Weekly Standard Prize of $80. That's enough for a year subscription to Cat Fancy!

So in conclusion, Karl won and kicked us in our collective dick in the process. Ouch. Thanks, Karl. Dave Labowitz take note, Mr. Vaillancourt hasn't lapped the field yet, but he's off to a nice start. 

Here is how Week 1 ended up.

1. Karl Vaillancourt ... 13-3
2. Adam Roy ... 11-5
2. Paddy Althoff ... 11-5
2. John Weaver ... 11-5
5. Bill Denton ... 10-6
5. Ryan Schultz ... 10-6
5. Zack Klein ... 10-6
5. Sandy Kory ... 10-6
5. Dave Labowitz ... 10-6
5. Robin Wood ... 10-6
11. Joey Bansen ... 9-7
11. Matthew Kory ... 9-7 (maybe 10-6 if I'd remembered to pick the ARI/SF game... moron)
11. Matthew Mariam ... 9-7
14. George Smith ... 8-8
14. Christine Roberts ... 8-8
14. Jon Stover ... 8-8
14. Josh Money ... 8-8
14. Gedeon Mariam ... 8-8

I usually publish the Current Overall Standings (COS) here as well, but since this is Week 1 they're the same thing. Yay!

Congratulations again to Karl. The schedule for Week 2 will be up later today.

Have a good week everyone.

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