Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ON SPORTS ~ Winning Ways...

An update for you on last week's football goings on...First of all, Molly was the only winner this week in the Bumbles world. The Boston Babe team took command in the Momspective/Ladies League. She garnered the most points for the week - which really doesn't matter since all that counts is your score head to head versus your opponent. Kind of like if the Patriots scored 49 points blowing out the Jets (we wish) and no one else in the NFL scored any more than that in their own games, the Pats don't get any extra credit - they just get a W like the team that squeaked out a 1 point victory. But for the purposes of this post - she's taking credit for it. It may go towards playoff tie-breakers down the road, who knows.

The weekly pick 'em pool we participate in does rely on most points however. Each week we each pick the winner of each game on the schedule and then rank them in order from 16 on down to 1 for the team we feel most strongly about. So, whomever is matched up against Detroit for example would be an excellent choice to bank 16 points on. If that team wins, you get 16 points. If that team loses, you don't get any points, etc. So in this pool, it isn't the amount of victories that are most important, but the amount of points you accumulate through the victories you predict correctly that matters. Molly finished first this past week with more points than approximately 90 other people - booya! Andy? Well, lets just say he did not. Two weeks in and Molly has already recouped her cost for the season and most of Andy's expense as well. Now we get to play for free for the rest of the year. Any other winnings are a bonus.

We don't really want to talk about our Giselle and Tom teams this week. Neither of us won. We both lost pretty handily. Molly was hampered by a last minute scheduling change so one of her starters sat and she was too busy picking apples to realize it before swapping in a bench player. Andy just didn't have the right talent this week - although his team made a closer go of it. This coming weekend is the BIG SHOWDOWN though. Molly & Andy's teams face off against each other head to head. Molly will either end up being 0-3 or they'll both be tied 1-2. That would make things more interesting so root for Molly. Plus, as her team name suggests, GiselleWearsThePants so poor Tommy better look out.

Boston Babe (Molly's Team) = Last Week, Won - Overall, 1-1
(modifying this lineup for injuries only, ladies league)

GiselleWearsThePants (Molly's team) = Last Week, Lost - Overall, 0-2
Brady Goes To Miami (Andy's team) = Last Week, Lost - Overall, 1-1
~head to head (Molly vs. Andy) = THIS WEEKEND!!!
(actively modifying this lineup, up against the boys)

1 comment:

otin said...

I am probably the only man in the entire world who does not know anything about fantasy football!