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Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold... It is Very Cold in New England! (NFL Playoffs Game)

Monday, January 14, 2013

The wild and wooly Divisional Playoffs are in the books. There are no words to describe the level of excitement here in the Baltimore area. We get our revenge and retribution game in New England, for the near miss of last year. A whole lot of civic pride rides on this.

That said, for those of you playing along, here is where we are (or where we seem to be, as this is somewhat more confusing in actuality than in conceptualization):

CMW123 (5) - This is complicated. You picked the Ravens (welcome to an 8 lb obligation) but also the Seahwaks (a 4 lb obligation for the loss). We'll average that at six, then subtract 3 for 3 correct picks. Adding your 2 lb carryover brings you to 5.

ME (5) - My Ravens won (saddling me with an 8 pt obligation), but I had 3 correct outcomes forecast. This brings me to five.

AHTRAP (4) - You had a difficult week. Your Packers lost and you only made one correct pick. You also had a one-pound carryover from Wild Card weekend. You need a new team for the Conference Championships.

HEARTOFROSE (4) - Problems. You do not have a future as a Sports bettor, as you managed to choose the losing team in EACH game. That sticks you with a 4 lb weight loss obligation to the team, by Super Bowl Sunday. You also get to pick another team as yours, for the Conference Championships.

FRAN533 (3) - Blew it on Seattle, but you made a correct pick with The Cheaters (New England). Feel free to pick a new team for the Conference Championships.

COOKIEEATS1 (3) - Better not be eating too many of the cookies. Your Packers lost (4 lb obligation), less two for correct predictions on Atlanta and The Cheaters (you know them as the Patriots). Add a 1 lb carryover obligation from Wild Card Weekend and your obligation is three. You also get to pick another team as yours, for the Conference Championships.

IAMAGEMLOVER (2) - Your Patriots won (4 lbs for their 41 points), less 2 for correct picks.

GREENGENES & TROOPER1961 (1) - Blew it on the Broncos, but otherwise had three sage pics. You owe us only one pound, and get to choose a new team for the Conference Championships.


The rules, for latecomers:

Pick the team you think will win each Conference Championship game. Two correct guesses: 1 lb weight loss obligation by Super Bowl Sunday. One correct guess: 2 lbs weight loss obligation. Neither guess is correct: 3 lb weight loss obligation.

The rules for current players: as above, but its 0-1-2 lbs, not 1-2-3 lbs.

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  • COOKIE_AT_51
    emoticon I haven't seen an update on the contest so I am assuming (according to the above rules) the following:

    So I have calculated that I am still at losing 3 since I picked both winners last weekend. I have to go for your Ravens as I want them to take the 49er's down !

    emoticon GO RAVENS !!
    1823 days ago
  • COOKIE_AT_51
    Okay for the championships I am pulling for your Ravens since I lost my Pack :( ... and then I pick the 49ers because then in the Superbowl the Ravens can kick some 49er behind! emoticon
    1832 days ago

    Working on getting my other picks together but since the Falcons beat my team i am hoping they lose to the 49'.s the 49's are my team now . back latter with my last choice need some out side advice. disd get back but didn't care so I just cheered for the 49's and they did it Woo hooo

    1832 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/20/2013 10:03:28 PM
    Is there an addendum to "The Rules"? Does one get to gain all the weight back while celebrating and eating on Super Bowl Sunday?
    1833 days ago
  • CMW123
    Not quite understanding this football math .... team wins = 8lbs, team loses = 4lbs. emoticon emoticon emoticon .

    I ended the week even and we add in 5 for a total of 5. emoticon

    since I picked the Ravens and the 49ers, I guess I keep them.
    1833 days ago
  • TROOPER1961
    Pats over Ravens

    SF over Falcons.

    Pats are my new team!!
    1833 days ago
    Not a big fan of the teams left picked the 49 since the other unnamed team beat my Sea Hawks . i will get back with my picks once i put my brain in gear.
    1833 days ago
    For the record, any soreness over the next three weeks is being blamed on Payton Manning.
    1833 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/15/2013 1:17:20 AM
    I really thought the team was called the Cheaters, and couldn't understand why they would pick such a dumb name.
    Sincerely, your geeky friend from Jerusalem
    1833 days ago
    So 4 lb obligation. "I can swing that," she said as she nervously eyeballed the scale. Was holding steady at 199 lbs but broke through to 197lbs today. So I am halfway there it would seem.

    My new team is The RAVENS.

    Falcons will eat the 49er's for breakfast.
    Ravens will decimate the Patriots
    1833 days ago
    Festivus Maximus!
    1834 days ago
    I'll pick the PAtriots as my team, to beat the Ravens - I'm doing this for you, since the Ravens do well when I pick against them.

    I'll also go with the Falcons to beat the 49ers.

    I'm confused as to whether the scores still affect the obligations. Does it matter if I pick NE as my team rather than the Falcons?
    1834 days ago
  • PURPLE180
    I Love My RAVENS! emoticon
    1834 days ago
    Interesting blog...especially Ricardo Montalban...
    1834 days ago
    Go Pats!
    1834 days ago
    Two weeks in a row picking against your Ravens and lost so I hope I've learned my lesson but probably not. I checked in at 167 this morning so I guess I need to get to 166 by the weekend.

    Since I've got family in Atlanta, I'll have to go with the Falcons as my new team although the Niners sure seem like the best all around team. Since I am 0 - 2 picking "my" team, this is probably a bad curse on them.

    For the other game, I'm going to have to jump on the Baltimore bandwagon and pick them over the Patriots. Since I only seem to have trouble picking "my" team, the Ravens should be safe.
    1834 days ago
    Good luck to you and your Ravens, I hope you can get passed the Pats and get into the bowl! I can't stand the Pats and I really hate them this year...

    From a huge Bronco fan in Denver! :(
    1834 days ago
    Why do you say the Patriots are cheaters. They can't cheat, they have referees that call the game. When is Super Bowl Sunday?
    1834 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/14/2013 9:09:33 PM
    Good plan!
    1834 days ago
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