That’s more like it. An up-and-down slate of early games. Solid late game selections. I went 9-5 to slightly pad my over-.500 status. Hit 3 out of 5 in the Super Contest and nailed another lock with the 49ers, though they needed 5 Eli picks to squeak out an unimpressive cover. This week, it’s tempting to take the points in several of the games with big spreads, but I picked my spots. I have a feeling it will be a strange week, and the mayhem already began when the Jets-Bills game got moved to Detroit on Monday. And, hey, the Raiders finally won a game. It’s going to be a wild ride!
After a nice bounce back in Week 10, I bottomed out in Week 11, going 4-9. Ick. I now sit just one game over .500, in the middle of of my personal Pick ‘Em Pools, with a lot of work to do. My 5-year run of picking more winners than losers is also in jeopardy.In the Super Contest 5, I went 1-4, with all four dogs failing to cover. But I did hit my lock, Detroit. Of course, it took a last-minute TD for that to happen. At least my locks have been solid this season, at 8-2. Hell, I’m not even sure anyone reads this column. If someone did because of my solid track record, surely they’d have jumped ship by now, as a poo-flinging gorilla could get half the games right.
Sunday Updates: With injury news and other trends, I’ve adjusted the picks. (Sorry, but that’s the nature of the beast1) The updated picks are now below.
Okay, this isn’t funny anymore. Three losing weeks in a row. Why should you even bother caring about my recommendations? Let me remind you that I’ve never had a losing season since I’ve done this column. And I’m not going to start now. Every good hitter goes through slumps. Time to come out the other side. Only 5 correct picks last week is an embarrassment. A rare off week on Super Contest picks and with my lock, as well.
Welcome to the midseason swoon. After a strong start, the picks have fallen off to mediocrity. Time to refocus and bring the same tactics that were working early on back into the equation. Last was a 6-9 dud. 2-3 in the Super Contest. But stayed unbeaten in my locks. If I only had the patience and persistence to bet that one game a week!
UPDATE: I changed direction on my lock and in the Super Contest 5, switching from the Colts to the Bengals. Also, I’m jumping on the Broncos, instead of the 49ers.
Lots of lat drama in Week 6, as the Cardinals and Broncos pick-6’d their way to improbable covers. Good thing for me, too, as my bad week would’ve been worse. I went a disappointing 6-9 for the week, but in a mix up, managed to go 4-1 in my Super Contest Picks. I have to stick to my guns…never make your picks an hour before kickoff! But I did manage to stay perfect with my locks, choosing Cleveland over Pittsburgh.
Sorry for the late post, real life keeps getting in the way of fantasy these days. Last week was a somehow disappointing 8-7 week. Anything over .500 is good, but I keep missing on the end-o-f-the-week night games. Only 2-3 in the Super Contest this week, but I kept the streak going in locks, with the Chiefs.
Coming off my first losing week of the season, I have to admit, I didn’t have a good feel for last week’s games. I went 6-7 after dropping all three night games. But the season total still stands at a stellar 37-24. It was a decent week in the Super Contest, with a 3-2 record. And I ran my locks record to 4-0 with an easy win by the Colts.
Hey, pickers! I was late posting last week, so this week I’m overcompensating. Of course, anytime I post midweek, I end up changing my picks. So check back for updates. IT was another banner week for The Geek. I hit 11 correct picks, making double-digits all three weeks. Plus, with the Cowboys rally, I went a perfect 5 for 5 in my Super Contest picks. And I’m making up for a bad 2013 by giving rock solid locks so far.
I’m REALLY late with this week’s post, obviously. It’s been one of those weeks. And I’m already off to an 0-1 start by having too much faith in an awful Bucs team. Last week was another strong one: 10-6, overall. 3-2 in the Super Contest and hit my lock of the week.