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.