Saturday, January 31, 2009

College Basketball (Week of Feb. 2)

Just a quick note before I get to the games. I'm trying to post basketball games for the week on Saturdays. This is a good time for me to post and gives everyone a couple of days notice before Monday night's games. Due to this the ranking that I post are the rankings from the previous week. For instance Duke lost this week and will surely lose the number one ranking to UConn. You are all sports with it.

On to the picks.

Monday, February 2

(2) Connecticut (+2.5) @ (7) Louisville

Actual Score: Connecticut 68-51
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Connecticut 78-72 (3pts)
Jeff: Louisville 72-64 (0pts)
Kubatski: Connecticut 80-71 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Louisville 86-80 (0pts)
Marty: Louisville 74-70 (0pts)
McClain: Connecticut 73-68 (3pts)
Murray: Connecticut 83-76 (3pts)
Paulie: Louisville 71-68 (0pts)
Princess G: Connecticut 72-69 (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Connecticut 74-65 (3pts)
Ryan G: Louisville 61-60 (2pts)
Scott: Connecticut 85-82 (3pts)
Wade: Louisville 71-69 (2pts)
Wild Bill:
NONE (-1pt)

(13) Butler (-1.5) @ Green Bay

Actual Score: Green Bay 75-66
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Butler 69-65 (0pts)
Jeff: Butler 84-72 (0pts)
Kubatski: Butler 66-58 (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Butler 72-66 (0pts)
Marty: Butler 65-56 (0pts)
McClain: Butler 67-59 (0pts)
Murray: Butler 78-69 (0pts)
Paulie: Butler 64-60 (0pts)
Princess G: Butler 74-63 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Butler 69-64 (0pts)
Ryan G: Butler 74-71 (0pts)
Scott: Butler 76-70 (0pts)
Wade: Butler 76-65 (0pts)
Wild Bill:
NONE (-1pt)

Wednesday, February 4

(24) Minnesota (+9.5) @ (9) Michigan State

Actual Score: Michigan State 76-47
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Michigan State 78-65 (3pts)
Jeff: Michigan State 80-71 (1pt)
Kubatski: Michigan State 74-61 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Michigan State 79-67 (3pts)
Marty: Michigan State 71-61 (3pts)
McClain: Michigan State 68-60 (1pt)
Murray: Michigan State 74-68 (1pt)
Paulie: Michigan State 71-66 (1pt)
Princess G: Michigan State 76-68 (1pt)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Michigan State 72-65 (1pt)
Ryan G: Michigan State 68-66 (1pt)
Scott: Minnesota 70-65 (0pts)
Wade: Michigan State 73-69 (1pt)
Wild Bill: NONE (-1pt)

(1) Duke (-4.5) @ (11) Clemson

Actual Score: Clemson 74-47
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Duke 74-71 (2pts)
Jeff: Duke 70-58 (0pts)
Kubatski: Duke 73-71 (2pts)
Kubatski Sr: Duke 81-74 (0pts)
Marty: Duke 84-79 (0pts)
McClain: Duke 77-68 (0pts)
Murray: Duke 73-70 (2pts)
Paulie: Duke 79-65 (0pts)
Princess G: Duke 69-61 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Clemson 78-74 (3pts)
Ryan G: Duke 80-78 (2pts)
Scott: Duke 80-72 (0pts)
Wade: Duke 88-74 (0pts)
Wild Bill: NONE (-1pt)

Thursday, February 5

(25) Gonzaga (-9.5) @ Portland

Actual Score: Gonzaga 93-78
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Gonzaga 68-56 (3pts)
Jeff: Gonzaga 82-76 (1pt)
Kubatski: Gonzaga 77-66 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Gonzaga 63-52 (3pts)
Marty: Gonzaga 72-66 (1pt)
McClain: Gonzaga 75-59 (5pts)
Murray: Gonzaga 76-67 (1pt)
Paulie: Gonzaga 74-63 (3pts)
Princess G: Gonzaga 75-64 (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Gonzaga 75-69 (1pt)
Ryan G: Gonzaga 77-70 (1pt)
Scott: Gonzaga 75-70 (1pt)
Wade: Gonzaga 69-60 (1pt)
Wild Bill: Gonzaga 82-67 (3pts)

Saturday, February 7

(15) Syracuse (+5.5) @ (21) Villanova

Actual Score: Villanova 102-85
Aaron G: None (-1pt)
Carmen: Syracuse 77-73 (0pts)
Jeff: Villanova 70-68 (1pt)
Kubatski: Villanova 81-75 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Villanova 85-79 (3pts)
Marty: Villanova 71-68 (1pt)
McClain: Villanova 66-60 (3pts)
Murray: Villanova 82-78 (1pt)
Paulie: Villanova 92-89 (1pt)
Princess G: Syracuse 72-69 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Villanova 76-70 (3pts)
Ryan G: Villanova 59-56 (1pt)
Scott: Villanova 83-78 (1pt)
Wade: Syracuse 76-70 (0pts)
Wild Bill: Villanova 81-79 (1pt)

(22) Notre Dame (+10.5) @ (16) UCLA

Actual Score: UCLA 89-63
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: UCLA 83-75 (1pt)
Jeff: UCLA 71-62 (1pt)
Kubatski: UCLA 77-66 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: UCLA 88-73 (3pts)
Marty: UCLA 79-70 (1pt)
McClain: UCLA 71-65 (1pt)
Murray: UCLA 86-81 (1pt)
Paulie: UCLA 75-68 (1pt)
Princess G: UCLA 72-69 (1pt)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: UCLA 72-63 (1pt)
Ryan G: UCLA 70-68 (1pt)
Scott: UCLA 75-63 (3pt)
Wade: UCLA 74-66 (1pt)
Wild Bill: UCLA 83-79 (1pt)

(19) Memphis (+4.5) @ (25) Gonzaga

Actual Score: Memphis 68-50
Aaron G: None (-1pt)
Carmen: Gonzaga 76-71 (0pts)
Jeff: Memphis 84-80 (3pts)
Kubatski: Gonzaga 77-75 (2pts)
Kubatski Sr: Gonzaga 78-70 (0pts)
Marty: Memphis 81-79 (3pts)
McClain: Memphis 77-69 (3pts)
Murray: Gonzaga 86-77 (0pts)
Paulie: Gonzaga 72-70 (2pts)
Princess G: Memphis 72-68 (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Memphis 67-66 (3pts)
Ryan G: Memphis 70-69 (3pts)
Scott: Memphis 81-79 (3pts)
Wade: Memphis 81-73 (3pts)
Wild Bill: Memphis 87-83 (3pts)

Sunday, February 8

(17) Purdue (+2.5) @ (20) Illinois

Actual Score: Illinois 66-48
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Purdue 70-68 (0pts)
Jeff: Purdue 65-60 (0pts)
Kubatski: Illinois 68-65 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Illinois 73-66 (3pts)
Marty: Illinois 68-63 (3pts)
McClain: Purdue 66-60 (0pts)
Murray: Purdue 67-64 (0pts)
Paulie: Purdue 71-68 (0pts)
Princess G: Illinois 73-65 (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: NONE (-1pt)
Ryan G: Purdue 77-75 (0pts)
Scott: Illinois 64-60 (3pts)
Wade: Purdue 69-64 (0pts)
Wild Bill: Illinois 74-69 (3pts)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Standings (January 24)

Quick Note: I'm pretty sure that in last weeks standings I had the scores for me and my dad flip-flopped. I've gone back and fixed that mistake. These standing reflect all of the basketball through the past weekend.

Marty: 72
Kubatski: 65
Murray: 61
Paulie: 61
Carmen: 59
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: 57
Jeff: 56
McClain: 56
Kubatski Sr: 53
Wild Bill: 49
Wade: 45
Ryan G: 43
Princess G: 42
Scott: 28
Aaron G: 8

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII

Sunday, February 1

Pittsburgh Steelers (-6.5) vs. Arizona Cardinals

Actual Score: Steelers 27-23
Aaron G: Steelers 31-24 (1pt)
Carmen: Cardinals 24-21 (2pts)
Jeff: Cardinals 27-23 (2pts)
Kubatski: Steelers 20-17 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Pittsburgh 31-21 (1pt)
Marty: Pittsburgh 27-21 (3pts)
McClain: Steelers 27-10 (1pt)
Murray: Cardinals 31-24 (2pts)
Paulie: Cardinals 27-17 (2pts)
Princess G: Cardinals 21-17 (2pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Cardinals 23-20 (2pts)
Ryan G: Steelers 28-24 (5pts)
Scott: Steelers 28-17 (1pt)
Wade: Steelers 34-17 (1pt)
Wild Bill: Steelers 27-17

Which player will score the first touchdown? (2 points)

Actual: Gary Russell (Pit)
Aaron G: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: Fitzgerald (0pts)
Jeff: Fitzgerald (0pts)
Kubatski: Moore (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Parker (0pts)
Marty: Holmes (0pts)
McClain: Ward (0pts)
Murray: Fitzgerald (0pts)
Paulie: Fitzgerald (0pts)
Princess G: Fitzgerald (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: James (0pts)
Ryan G: Moore (0pts)
Scott: Miller (0pts)
Wade: Ward (0pts)
Wild Bill: Miller

How many TD's/catches will Larry Fitzgerald account for? (2 points/2points)
*I have added a margain of error for catches. I will award 1 point for being one over or one under the actual total.

Actual: (2 TD's/7 Catches)
Aaron G: 1/_ (0pts)
Carmen: 2/6 (3pts)
Jeff: 2/6 (3pts)
Kubatski: 1/9 (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: 2/7 (4pts)
Marty: 2/8 (3pts)
McClain: 1/9 (0pts)
Murray: 2/12 (2pts)
Paulie: 2/11 (2pts)
Princess G: 1/12 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: 2/8 (3pts)
Ryan G: 1/6 (1pt)
Scott: 2/7 (4pts)
Wade: 1/10 (0pts)
Wild Bill: 1/11

How many TD's/catches will Heinz Ward account for? (2points/2 points)
*I have added a margain of error for catches. I will award 1 point for being one over or one under the actual total.

Actual: (0 TD's/2 Catches)
Aaron G: 0/_ (2pts)
Carmen: 1/5 (0pts)
Jeff: 0/7 (2pts)
Kubatski: 0/6 (2pts)
Kubatski Sr: 1/5 (0pts)
Marty: 0/4 (2pts)
McClain: 1/8 (0pts)
Murray: 1/6 (0pts)
Paulie: 1/6 (0pts)
Princess G: 1/8 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: 0/5 (2pts)
Ryan G: 1/3 (1pt)
Scott: 0/3 (3pts)
Wade: 2/6 (0pts)
Wild Bill: 1/5

What songs will Bruce Springsteen perform? (1 point per song, name no more than three)

Actual: Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Born to Run, Working on a Dream, Glory Days
Aaron G: Born to Run, Glory Days, Radio Nowhere (2pts)
Carmen: Born in the USA, Glory Days, The Rising (1pt)
Jeff: Born in the USA, Dancing in the Dark, Glory Days (1pt)
Kubatski: Born in the USA, Born to Run, Glory Days (2pts)
Kubatski Sr: Born in the USA, Born to Run, Glory Days (2pts)
Marty: Born in the USA, Glory Days, The Rising (1pt)
McClain: Born in the USA, Born to Run, Glory Days (2pts)
Murray: Born in the USA, Born to Run, Glory Days (2pts)
Paulie: Born in the USA, Born to Run, Glory Days (2pts)
Princess G: Born in the USA, Born to Run, Glory Days (2pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Born in the USA, Glory Days, The Rising (1pt)
Ryan G: Born in the USA, Glory Days, Radio Nowhere (1pt)
Scott: Born to Run, My Lucky Day, Working on a Dream (2pts)
Wade: Born to Run, Glory Days, Jungleland (2pts)
Wild Bill: Born in the USA, Born to Run, Glory Days

Who will have more passing yards, Ben Roethlisberger or Kurt Warner? (2points)

Actual: Warner 377-256
Aaron G: Warner (2pts)
Carmen: Warner (2pts)
Jeff: Warner (2pts)
Kubatski: Warner (2pts)
Kubatski Sr: Warner (2pts)
Marty: Warner (2pts)
McClain: Warner (2pts)
Murray: Warner (2pts)
Paulie: Warner (2pts)
Princess G: Warner (2pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Warner (2pts)
Ryan G: Warner (2pts)
Scott: Warner (2pts)
Wade: Warner (2pts)
Wild Bill: Warner

How many sacks will Pittsburgh record? (2points)

Actual: 2 sacks
Aaron G: 3 (0pts)
Carmen: 1 (0pts)
Jeff: 4 (0pts)
Kubatski: 2 (2pts)
Kubatski Sr: 4 (0pts)
Marty: 3 (0pts)
McClain: 5 (0pts)
Murray: 3 (0pts)
Paulie: 3 (0pts)
Princess G: 3 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: 2 (2pts)
Ryan G: 4 (0pts)
Scott: 5 (0pts)
Wade: 3 (0pts)
Wild Bill: 4

Who will be the MVP? (3 points)

Actual: Santonio Holmes (Pit)
Aaron G: Parker (0pts)
Carmen: Warner (0pts)
Jeff: Fitzgerald (0pts)
Kubatski: Polamalu (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Polamalu (0pts)
Marty: Holmes (3pts)
McClain: Roethlisberger (0pts)
Murray: Warner (0pts)
Paulie: Warner (0pts)
Princess G: Warner (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Warner (0pts)
Ryan G: Parker (0pts)
Scott: Roethlisberger (0pts)
Wade: Polamalu (0pts)
Wild Bill: Roethlisberger

College Basketball (Week of Jan. 26)

Tuesday, January 27th

(15) Texas (+1.5) @ (23) Baylor

Actual Score: Texas 78-72
Aaron G: Texas 72-66 (5pts)
Carmen: Baylor 76-72 (0pts)
Jeff: Texas 77-63 (3pts)
Kubatski: Baylor 72-71 (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Texas 77-72 (3pts)
Marty: Texas 70-66 (3pts)
McClain: Texas 69-60 (3pts)
Murray: Texas 73-64 (3pts)
Paulie: Texas 71-65 (5pts)
Princess G: Baylor 72-69 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Baylor 75-72 (0pts)
Ryan G: Baylor 80-76 (0pts)
Scott: Texas 81-75 (5pts)
Wade: Texas 81-69 (3pts)
Wild Bill: Texas 79-74

(18) Purdue (+1.5) @ Wisconsin

Actual Score: Purdue 64-63
Aaron G: Wisconsin 65-63 (0pts)
Carmen: Purdue 71-68 (3pts)
Jeff: Purdue 67-63 (3pts)
Kubatski: Wisconsin 60-56 (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Wisconsin 64-60 (0pts)
Marty: Wisconsin 63-61 (0pts)
McClain: Purdue 62-57 (3pts)
Murray: Purdue 68-62 (3pts)
Paulie: Wisconsin 65-64 (2pts)
Princess G: Wisconsin 70-69 (2pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Purdue 63-61 (3pts)
Ryan G: Wisconsin 71-68 (0pts)
Scott: Wisconsin 70-65 (0pts)
Wade: Purdue 74-68 (3pts)
Wild Bill: Purdue 69-61

Wednesday, January 28th
**Butters you get one - Thank my wife**

(2) Duke @ (-1.5) (1) Wake Forest

Actual Score: Wake Forest 70-68
Aaron G: Duke 81-78 (0pts)
Carmen: Wake Forest 73-71 (5pts)
Jeff: Wake Forest 72-71 (3pts)
Kubatski: Wake Forest 76-71 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Wake Forest 77-73 (3pts)
Marty: Duke 79-74 (0pts)
McClain: Duke 74-71 (0pts)
Murray: Duke 75-65 (0pts)
Paulie: Duke 74-68 (0pts)
Princess G: Wake Forest 77-71 (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Wake Forest 78-76 (5pts)
Ryan G: Wake Forest 84-80 (3pts)
Scott: Duke 83-78 (0pts)
Wade: Duke 84-76 (0pts)
Wild Bill: Wake Forest 75-73

(4) Pittsburgh (-3.5) @ (21) Villanova

Actual Score: Villanova 67-57
Aaron G: Villanova 73-72 (3pts)
Carmen: Pittsburgh 75-69 (0pts)
Jeff: Pittsburgh 83-69 (0pts)
Kubatski: Pittsburgh 77-66 (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Pittsburgh 83-76 (0pts)
Marty: Pittsburgh 70-62 (0pts)
McClain: Pittsburgh 68-55 (0pts)
Murray: Pittsburgh 78-75 (2pts)
Paulie: Pittsburgh 69-54 (0pts)
Princess G: Pittsburgh 72-69 (2pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Pittsburgh 75-71 (0pts)
Ryan G: Pittsburgh 67-65 (2pts)
Scott: Pittsburgh 87-81 (0pts)
Wade: Pittsburgh 81-63 (0pts)
Wild Bill: Villanova 75-73

Thursday, January 29th

(24) Illinois (Even) @ (20) Minnesota

Actual Score: Minnesota 59-36
Aaron G: Minnesota 74-70 (3pts)
Carmen: Minnesota 72-70 (3pts)
Jeff: Illinois 76-70 (0pts)
Kubatski: Illinois 70-67 (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Illinois 80-72 (0pts)
Marty: Illinois 63-59 (0pts)
McClain: Minnesota 63-59 (3pts)
Murray: Minnesota 67-60 (3pts)
Paulie: Illinois 72-70 (0pts)
Princess G: Illinois 72-69 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Illinois 76-66 (0pts)
Ryan G: Minnesota 67-66 (3pts)
Scott: Minnesota 83-81 (3pts)
Wade: Minnesota 73-70 (3pts)
Wild Bill:
NONE (-1pt)

Saturday, January 31st

(19) Notre Dame (+12.5) @ (4) Pittsburgh

Actual Score: Pittsburgh 93-80
Aaron G: Pittsburgh 77-67 (1pt)
Carmen: Pittsburgh 82-75 (1pt)
Jeff: Pittsburgh 71-64 (1pt)
Kubatski: Pittsburgh 83-70 (5pt)
Kubatski Sr: Pittsburgh 82-73 (1pt)
Marty: Pittsburgh 74-60 (3pts)
McClain: NONE (-1pt)
Murray: Pittsburgh 82-75 (1pt)
Paulie: Pittsburgh 68-63 (1pt)
Princess G: Pittsburgh 72-69 (1pt)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Pittsburgh 76-64 (1pt)
Ryan G: Pittsburgh 69-65 (1pt)
Scott: NONE (-1pt)
Wade: Pittsburgh 79-72 (1pt)
Wild Bill: Pittsburgh 85-79

(14) Georgetown (+6.5) @ (10) Marquette

Actual Score: Marquette 94-82
Aaron G: Marquette 70-63 (3pts)
Carmen: Marquette 78-75 (1pt)
Jeff: Georgetown 89-84 (0pts)
Kubatski: Marquette 73-71 (1pt)
Kubatski Sr: Marquette 85-75 (3pts)
Marty: Marquette 70-65 (1pt)
McClain: NONE (-1pt)
Murray: Georgetown 71-64 (0pts)
Paulie: Marquette 88-75 (3pts)
Princess G: Marquette 72-69 (1pt)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Marquette 82-76 (1pt)
Ryan G: Marquette 73-70 (1pt)
Scott: NONE (-1pt)
Wade: Marquette 74-70 (1pt)
Wild Bill: Georgetown 80-77

Florida (+4.5) @ Tennessee

Actual Score: Tennessee 79-63
Aaron G: Tennessee 71-66 (3pts)
Carmen: Tennessee 83-78 (3pts)
Jeff: Tennessee 78-65 (3pts)
Kubatski: Tennessee 79-74 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Florida 79-70 (0pts)
Marty: Florida 77-72 (0pts)
McClain: NONE (-1pt)
Murray: Tennessee 85-80 (3pts)
Paulie: Tennessee 81-75 (3pts)
Princess G: Tennessee 72-69 (1pt)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Tennessee 78-75 (1pt)
Ryan G: Florida 76-75 (0pts)
Scott: Tennessee 79-72 (3pts)
Wade: Tennessee 77-68 (3pts)
Wild Bill: Tennessee 80-75

Monday, January 19, 2009

Standings (January 19)

Here are the new standings taking into account the last two weekends of football and the basketball from this week. I will post scores from Monday's basketball games later, but I'm taking the night off.

Marty: 55
McClain: 53
Kubatski: 46
Carmen: 44
Paulie: 44
Wild Bill: 44
Jeff: 43
Maxwell: 43
Murray: 42
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: 40
Kubatski Sr: 38
Wade: 33
Ryan G: 31
Princess G: 26
Scott: 11
Aaron G: -5

Saturday, January 17, 2009

New Member

Some of you may have noticed a new name in the league. That is my cousin Scott. He originally signed up to participate but did not start sending picks until now. I am NOT going to penalize him for non-predictions up to this point.

Scott is a police officer in Michigan and several of you may read about the officer who was recently killed in the line of duty. This officer was one of Scott's friends on the department and he has been dealing with this terrible tragedy.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Scott for the work that he does and for being brave enough to face the danger that he faces to make things safer for us every day. We all appreciate you and your fellow police officers.

Friday, January 16, 2009

College Basketball (Week of Jan. 19)

Games for the week. As you can see, I'm trying to pick the games that match up two ranked teams. I also snuck in an SEC game for Ron (since nobody in the SEC is ranked) and a women's game (denoted below in pink, the way it should roll by on the bottom line ticker on ESPN) because of the local interest.

You might double check for spreads and correct home teams before sending in picks.

Monday, January 19

(8) Syracuse (+8.5) @ (1) Pittsburgh

Actual Score: Pittsburgh 78-60
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Pittsburgh 79-65 (3pts)
Jeff: Pittsburgh 79-68 (3pts)
Kubatski: Pittsburgh 78-64 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Pittsburgh 83-78 (1pt)
Marty: Pittsburgh 74-68 (1pt)
McClain: Pittsburgh 78-69 (3pts)
Murray: Pittsburgh 68-64 (1pt)
Paulie: Pittsburgh 69-60 (3pts)
Princess G: Pittsburgh 82-68 (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Pittsburgh 81-72 (3pts)
Ryan G: Pittsburgh 88-76 (3pts)
Scott: Pittsburgh 73-70 (1pt)
Wade: Syracuse 77-75 (0pts)
Wild Bill:
NONE (-1pt)

Purdue (-6.5) @ Indiana
**Quick Note**
I did not realize that it is damn near impossible to find a spread for a regular season women's basketball game. I thought Vegas was prepared to take a bet on anything. This means that I had to set the spread myself on Monday morning. You will notice from my prediction that the spread was not based on what I thought the outcome of the game would resemble. Like Vegas, I tried my best to set the "money line" that would encourage betting on both sides. I figured the were more "Purdue people" than "IU People" predicting and the histories of the two programs would encourage more people to pick Purdue than IU. I won't offer very many women's games until the tournament in March.

Actual Score: Indiana 71-57
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Purdue 63-57 (2pts)
Jeff: Purdue 62-51 (0pts)
Kubatski: Indiana 65-64 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Indiana 66-60 (3pts)
Marty: Purdue 66-65 (2pts)
McClain: Purdue 58-49 (0pts)
Murray: Purdue 68-63 (2pts)
Paulie: Indiana 81-75 (3pts)
Princess G: Indiana 72-59 (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Indiana 68-60 (3pts)
Ryan G: Purdue 77-66 (0pts)
Scott: Purdue 56-47 (0pts)
Wade: Purdue 68-56 (0pts)
Wild Bill:
NONE (-1pt)

Wednesday, January 21

(22) Villanova (+9.5) @ (4) Connecticut

Actual Score:
Aaron G: Connecticut 76-70 (5pts)
Carmen: Connecticut 83-71 (1pt)
Jeff: Connecticut 83-71 (1pt)
Kubatski: Connecticut 77-66 (1pt)
Kubatski Sr: Connecticut 88-77 (1pt)
Marty: Connecticut 73-63 (1pt)
McClain: Connecticut 74-63 (1pt)
Murray: Connecticut 67-61 (5pts)
Paulie: Connecticut 75-70 (3pts)
Princess G: Connecticut 75-67 (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Connecticut 81-70 (1pt)
Ryan G: Connecticut 83-77 (5pts)
Scott: Connecticut 83-71 (1pt)
Wade: Connecticut 83-70 (1pt)
Wild Bill: Connecticut 85-75

(9) Clemson (+15.5) @ (6) North Carolina

Actual Score: North Carolina 94-70
Aaron G: North Carolina 81-78 (1pt)
Carmen: North Carolina 93-79 (1pt)
Jeff: Clemson 71-70 (0pts)
Kubatski: North Carolina 82-64 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: North Carolina 85-75 (1pt)
Marty: North Carolina 88-74 (1pt)
McClain: North Carolina 87-69 (3pts)
Murray: North Carolina 75-65 (1pt)
Paulie: North Carolina 75-70 (1pt)
Princess G: Clemson 72-68 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: North Carolina 89-82 (1pt)
Ryan G: North Carolina 87-81 (1pt)
Scott: North Carolina 89-73 (3pts)
Wade: North Carolina 79-68 (1pt)
Wild Bill: North Carolina 87-82

Thursday, January 22

(19) Purdue (-1.5) @ (17) Minnesota

Actual Score: Purdue 70-62
Aaron G: Minnesota 60-55 (0pts)
Carmen: Purdue 72-69 (3pts)
Jeff: Purdue 68-64 (3pts)
Kubatski: Purdue 67-62 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Minnesota 76-71 (0pts)
Marty: Purdue 68-64 (3pts)
McClain: NONE (-1pt)
Murray: Purdue 66-64 (3pts)
Paulie: Minnesota 79-71 (0pts)
Princess G: Minnesota 74-65 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Minnesota 66-64 (0pts)
Ryan G: Minnesota 75-74 (0pts)
Scott: Purdue 75-71 (3pts)
Wade: Purdue 71-70 (1pt)
Wild Bill:
NONE (-1pt)

Saturday, January 24

(21) Baylor (+7.5) @ (5) Oklahoma

Actual Score: Oklahoma 95-76 (Griffin - 20p/17r/0b/1s/4a)
Aaron G: Oklahoma 71-68 (1pt)
Carmen: Oklahoma 84-79 (1pt)
Jeff: Oklahoma 80-66 (3pts)
Kubatski: Oklahoma 81-69 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Oklahoma 88-71 (3pts)
Marty: Oklahoma 73-63 (3pts) (Griffin – 23p/13r/3b/2s/4a)
McClain: NONE (-1pt)
Murray: Oklahoma 78-64 (3pts)
Paulie: Oklahoma 82-78 (1pt)
Princess G: Oklahoma 70-62 (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Oklahoma 79-71 (3pts)
Ryan G: Oklahoma 76-66 (3pts)
Scott: Oklahoma 85-73 (3pts)
Wade: Oklahoma 79-65 (3pts)
Wild Bill: Oklahoma 76-66

(4) Connecticut (+1.5) @ (13) Notre Dame

Actual Score: Connecticut 69-61
Aaron G: Connecticut 73-71 (3pts)
Carmen: Connecticut 84-79 (3pts)
Jeff: Notre Dame 78-74 (0pts)
Kubatski: Notre Dame 75-71 (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Connecticut 81-72 (3pts)
Marty: Connecticut 74-70 (3pts)
McClain: NONE (-1pt)
Murray: Connecticut 75-70 (3pts)
Paulie: Connecticut 75-71 (3pts)
Princess G: Connecticut 72-71 (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Connecticut 79-71 (5pts)
Ryan G: Notre Dame 80-67 (0pts)
Scott: Connecticut 85-82 (3pts)
Wade: Connecticut 77-70 (3pts)
Wild Bill: Connecticut 77-72

Kentucky (-6.5) @ Alabama (A little SEC just for Butters)

Actual Score: Kentucky 61-51
Aaron G: Kentucky 69-59 (5pts)
Carmen: Kentucky 76-72 (1pt)
Jeff: Kentucky 67-60 (3pts)
Kubatski: Kentucky 66-59 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Kentucky 77-70 (3pts)
Marty: Kentucky 70-62 (3pts)
McClain: NONE (-1pt)
Murray: Kentucky 68-63 (1pt)
Paulie: Kentucky 86-73 (3pts)
Princess G: Kentucky 76-70 (1pt)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Kentucky 75-70 (1pt)
Ryan G: Alabama 60-59 (0pts)
Scott: Kentucky 75-60 (3pts)
Wade: Kentucky 72-60 (3pts)
Wild Bill: Alabama 77-72

Austrailian Open

All right, it's time to find our well rounded sports prognosticators. The new tennis season starts Sunday with the first Grand Slam of the year. I will post all four Grand Slam events this year. Since I am giving late notice I will push the deadline to Monday.

Here's what I want. Predict who will win both the men's and women's tournaments and who they will beat in the final.

Scoring will be as follows.
1pt for each person you predict correctly in the final.
2pts for each person you correctly predict their finish.
4pt bonus for getting both.
These points are cumulative.

0pts - Neither of your picks participate in the finals.
1pt - One of your picks participates in the finals but does not finish where you said they would. (Your winner is runner up, or your runner up is the winner.)
2pts - Both of your picks participate in the finals but your winner loses the match.
3 pts - One of your picks participates in the finals and finishes where you said they would.
10 pts - You correctly predict the finals match up and the winner of that match up.

To give you a little help I am attempting to post links to both the men's and women's draws below.

***Scoring adjustment below***

New Tennis scoring system looks like this: 3 points for each person you correctly guess will participate in the finals and a 5 point bonus for correctly predicting the champion.

Sample scores:
11 points - you correctly predict the final match and the winner.
8 points - you correctly predict the winner of the final match but not their opponent.
6 points - you correctly predict the final match but choose the wrong winner.
3 points - you correctly predict one of the two people who particpate in the final but have the wrong champion.

Men's Draw:
Women's Draw:

Actual Result: Nadal def. Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2
Men's Predictions:
Aaron G: (3) Djokovic over (1) Nadal (3pts)
Carmen: (2) Federer over (4) Murray (3pts)
Jeff: (2) Federer over (7) Roddick (3pts)
Kubatski: (2) Federer over (1) Nadal (6pts)
Kubatski Sr: (2) Federer over (4) Murray (3pts)
Marty: (1) Nadal over (2) Federer (11pts)
McClain: (2) Federer over (1) Nadal (6pts)
Murray: (1) Nadal over (2) Federer
Paulie: (1) Nadal over (2) Federer (11pts)
Princess G: (2) Federer over (4) Murray (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: (2) Federer over (1) Nadal (6pts)
Ryan G: (1) Nadal over (2) Federer (11pts)
Scott: (2) Federer over Nadal (6pts)
Wade: (1) Nadal over (7) Roddick (8pts)
Wild Bill: (1) Nadal over (3) Djokovic

Actual Result: S. Williams def. Safina 6-0, 6-3
Women's Predictions:
Aaron G: (2) S. Williams over (1) Jankovic (8pts)
Carmen: (2) S. Williams over (3) Safina (11pts)
Jeff: (1) Jankovic over (6) V. Williams (0pts)
Kubatski: (5) Ivanovic over (4) Dementieva (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: (2) S. Williams over (1) Jankovic (8pts)
Marty: (8) Kuznetsova over (3) Safina (3pts)
McClain: (2) S. Williams over (3) Safina (11pts)
Murray: (2) S. Williams over (5) Ivanovic
Paulie: (2) S. Williams over (3) Safina (11pts)
Princess G: (1) Jankovic over (2) S. Williams (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: (2) S. Williams over (1) Jankovic (8pts)
Ryan G: (1) Jankovic over (2) S. Williams (3pts)
Scott: (1) Jankovic over (8) Kuznetsova (0pts)
Wade: (2) S. Williams over (3) Safina (11pts)
Wild Bill: (2) S. Williams over (3) Safina

Monday, January 12, 2009

NFL Conference Championships

You know the scoring, you know the deadline.

Sunday, January 18

Philadelphia Eagles (-2.5) at Arizona Cardinals

Actual Score: Cardinals 32-25
Aaron G: Cardinals 24-21 (3pts)
Carmen: Eagles 27-20 (0pts)
Jeff: Cardinals 31-24 (5pts)
Kubatski: Eagles 24-23 (2pts)
Kubatski Sr: Eagles 27-20 (0pts)
Marty: Eagles 24-21 (0pts)
Maxwell: Cardinals 31-28 (3pts)
McClain: Eagles 27-17 (0pts)
Murray: Eagles 31-28
Paulie: Cardinals 24-17 (5pts)
Princess G: Eagles 24-21 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Eagles 31-17 (0pts)
Ryan G: Eagles 27-20 (0pts)
Scott: Eagles 28-21 (0pts)
Wade: Cardinals 24-21 (3pts)
Wild Bill: Eagles 28-24

Baltimore Ravens (+5.5) at Pittsburgh Steelers

Actual Score: Steelers 23-14
Aaron G: Steelers 10-9 (1pt)
Carmen: Steelers 24-17 (3pts)
Jeff: Steelers 21-17 (1pt)
Kubatski: Ravens 10-9 (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Steelers 24-21 (1pt)
Marty: Steelers 17-13 (1pt)
Maxwell: Steelers 21-14 (3pts)
McClain: Steelers 17-9 (3pts)
Murray: Steelers 17-13
Paulie: Steelers 16-10 (3pts)
Princess G: Steelers 24-21 (1pt)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Ravens 17-13 (0pts)
Ryan G: Steelers 30-27 (1pt)
Scott: Ravens 20-13 (0pts)
Wade: Steelers 34-24 (3pts)
Wild Bill: Steelers 21-10

Saturday, January 10, 2009

College Basketball (Week of Jan. 12)

It's time to get some hoops predictions going. I'll warn you now that I am predisposed to NCAA ball. This is an all sports league, so I will try to put NBA on here from time to time (I will do a lot with the playoffs this summer), but most basketball games will be college for now. I will probably post games once a week or so.

Since I want to give you guys at least a few days notice for picks, I won't be able to post spreads with the games. I won't be able to add spreads into the games until the day of the game. I will be posting the spread that is printed in the local paper the day of the game and I will add on half point to any spread that is not a half point spread already.

I will score this the same way as the football. A brief reminder taking into account the changes.

-1 point - you fail to make a prediction.
0 points - you fail to predict the correct winner and your score does not beat the spread.
1 point - you correctly pick the winner but your score fails to beat the spread.
2 points - you fail to correctly pick the winner but your score beats the spread.
3 points - you correctly pick the winner and your score beats the spread.
5 points - you correctly pick the winner and their exact margin of victory.
10 points - you correctly pick the exact final score of the game.

Games for the week starting Monday, January 12.

Monday, January 12

(13) Notre Dame (+7.5) @ (21) Louisville

Actual Score: Louisville 87-73 (OT)
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Louisville 80-74 (1pt)
Jeff: Notre Dame 84-69 (0pts)
Kubatski: Notre Dame 73-71 (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Notre Dame 77-72 (0pts)
Marty: Notre Dame 68-60 (0pts)
Maxwell: Louisville 82-80 (1pt)
McClain: Notre Dame 71-63 (0pts)
Murray: Louisville 85-76
Paulie: Notre Dame 76-72 (0pts)
Princess G: Notre Dame 66-60 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Louisville 73-68 (1pt)
Ryan G: Louisville 81-74 (1pt)
Wade: Notre Dame 71-69 (0pts)
Wild Bill: Notre Dame 73-71

(7) Texas (+3.5) @ (6) Oklahoma

Actual Score: Oklahoma 78-63 (Griffin 20p/10r/3a/2b/1s)
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Oklahoma 83-78 (3pts)
Jeff: Oklahoma 68-65 (1pt)
Kubatski: Oklahoma 74-67 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Oklahoma 88-84 (3pts)
Marty: Oklahoma 74-70 (3pts) (Griffin 32p/16r/5a/3b/2s)
Maxwell: Oklahoma 90-78 (3pts)
McClain: Oklahoma 69-65 (3pts)
Murray: Oklahoma 72-70
Paulie: Texas 70-65 (0pts)
Princess G: Oklahoma 72-70 (1pt)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Oklahoma 81-74 (3pts)
Ryan G: Texas 71-70 (0pts)
Wade: Oklahoma 67-66 (1pt)
Wild Bill: Texas 81-75

Wednesday, January 14

(9) Syracuse (+6.5) @ (10) Georgetown

Actual Score: Georgetown 88-74
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Syracuse 80-76 (0pts)
Jeff: Georgetown 74-68 (1pt)
Kubatski: Georgetown 74-71 (1pt)
Kubatski Sr: Georgetown 81-78 (1pt)
Marty: Georgetown 71-64 (3pts)
Maxwell: Syracuse 72-69 (0pts)
McClain: Georgetown 71-63 (3pts)
Murray: Syracuse 72-69
Paulie: Syracuse 79-75 (0pts)
Princess G: Georgetown 69-63 (1pt)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Georgetown 78-73 (1pt)
Ryan G: Syracuse 68-63 (0pts)
Wade: Syracuse 72-71 (0pts)
Wild Bill: Syracuse 78-74

(4) Wake Forest (-2.5) @ (24) Boston College

Actual Score: Wake Forest 83-63
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Wake Forest 88-76 (3pts)
Jeff: Wake Forest 82-64 (3pts)
Kubatski: Wake Forest 89-75 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Wake Forest 85-76 (3pts)
Marty: Wake Forest 75-70 (3pts)
Maxwell: Wake Forest 78-70 (3pts)
McClain: Wake Forest 77-65 (3pts)
Murray: Wake Forest 88-82
Paulie: Wake Forest 80-65 (3pts)
Princess G: Wake Forest 71-59 (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Wake Forest 84-78 (3pts)
Ryan G: Wake Forest 78-70 (3pts)
Wade: Wake Forest 72-63 (3pts)
Wild Bill: Wake Forest 82-70

Saturday, January 17

(13) Notre Dame (+4.5) @ (9) Syracuse

Actual Score: Syracuse 93-74
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Syracuse 81-74 (3pts)
Jeff: Syracuse 75-72 (1pt)
Kubatski: Notre Dame 77-76 (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Notre Dame 81-77 (0pts)
Marty: Syracuse 71-66 (3pts)
Maxwell: Syracuse 83-80 (1pt)
McClain: Syracuse 70-65 (3pts)
Murray: Syracuse 83-75
Paulie: Notre Dame 80-74 (0pts)
Princess G: Syracuse 68-62 (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Syracuse 54-47 (3pts)
Ryan G: Notre Dame 71-69 (0pts)
Scott: Notre Dame 81-78 (0pts)
Wade: Notre Dame 76-70 (0pts)
Wild Bill: Syracuse 82-76

(10) Georgetown (+8.5) @ (2) Duke

Actual Score: Duke 76-67
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Duke 86-72 (3pts)
Jeff: Duke 71-68 (1pt)
Kubatski: Duke 77-71 (1pt)
Kubatski Sr: Duke 85-76 (5pts)
Marty: Duke 81-77 (1pt)
Maxwell: Duke 79-75 (1pt)
McClain: Duke 72-60 (3pts)
Murray: Duke 88-74
Paulie: Duke 82-68 (3pts)
Princess G: Duke 79-71 (1pt)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Duke 54-44 (3pts)
Ryan G: Duke 84-71 (3pts)
Scott: Duke 65-58 (1pt)
Wade: Duke 79-68 (3pts)
Wild Bill: Duke 90-80

(4) Wake Forest (+2.5) @ (11) Clemson

Actual Score: Wake Forest 78-68
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Wake Forest 82-80 (1pt)
Jeff: Wake Forest 67-59 (3pts)
Kubatski: Wake Forest 83-69 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Wake Forest 79-75 (3pts)
Marty: Wake Forest 82-77 (3pts)
Maxwell: Clemson 78-76 (0pts)
McClain: Wake Forest 68-65 (3pts)
Murray: Wake Forest 84-80
Paulie: Wake Forest 62-56 (3pts)
Princess G: Clemson 75-70 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Clemson 54-51 (0pts)
Ryan G: Clemson 74-73 (0pts)
Scott: Wake Forest 71-65 (3pts)
Wade: Clemson 69-68 (0pts)
Wild Bill: Wake Forest 89-80

(16) Arizona State (+7.5) @ (7) UCLA

Actual Score: Arizona State 61-58 (OT)
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: UCLA 80-71 (0pts)
Jeff: Arizona State 73-69 (3pts)
Kubatski: UCLA 68-63 (2pts)
Kubatski Sr: UCLA 77-68 (0pts)
Marty: UCLA 82-67 (0pts)
Maxwell: UCLA 91-84 (2pts)
McClain: UCLA 70-62 (0pts)
Murray: UCLA 74-68 (2pts)
Paulie: UCLA 90-76 (2pts)
Princess G: UCLA 64-55 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: UCLA 54-50 (2pts)
Ryan G: UCLA 71-60 (0pts)
Scott: UCLA 83-80 (2pts)
Wade: UCLA 77-65 (0pts)
Wild Bill: UCLA 78-77

Illinois (+9.5) @ (12) Michigan State

Actual Score: Michigan State 63-57
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Michigan State 82-75 (3pts)
Jeff: Michigan State 71-62 (3pts)
Kubatski: Michigan State 77-64 (1pt)
Kubatski Sr: Michigan State 78-70 (3pts)
Marty: Michigan State 70-55 (1pt)
Maxwell: Michigan State 70-55 (1pt)
McClain: Michigan State 65-57 (3pts)
Murray: Michigan State 72-64
Paulie: Michigan State 80-68 (1pt)
Princess G: Michigan State 72-59 (1pt)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Michigan State 54-46 (3pts)
Ryan G: Michigan State 77-69 (3pts)
Scott: Michigan State 65-57 (3pts)
Wade: Michigan State 73-67 (5pts)
Wild Bill: Michigan State 69-62

(1) Pittsburgh (-0.5) @ (21) Louisville

Actual Score: Louisville 69-63
Aaron G: Pittsburgh 75-68 (0pts)
Carmen: Pittsburgh 79-77 (0pts)
Jeff: Pittsburgh 67-54 (0pts)
Kubatski: Louisville 71-68 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Pittsburgh 86-80 (0pts)
Marty: Pittsburgh 84-79 (0pts)
Maxwell: Louisville 85-84 (3pts)
McClain: Pittsburgh 75-63 (0pts)
Murray: Pittsburgh 83-79
Paulie: Louisville 84-80 (3pts)
Princess G: Pittsburgh 61-55 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Pittsburgh 54-51 (0pts)
Ryan G: Pittsburgh 64-63 (0pts)
Scott: Pittsburgh 87-85 (0pts)
Wade: Pittsburgh 77-68 (0pts)
Wild Bill: Pittsburgh 90-77

Friday, January 9, 2009


Here are the standings after scoring the BCS Bowls and the first weekend of the NFL Playoffs.

McClain: 24
Kubatski: 21
Marty: 19
Paulie: 18
Carmen: 17
Jeff: 17
Kubatski Sr: 16
Murray: 15
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: 15
Ryan G: 15
Wade: 12
Maxwell: 11
Wild Bill: 11
Princess G: 8
Aaron G: 4

Check your e-mail for a more detailed breakdown of scores.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Division Playoff Weekend

As I prepare to post the games for this weekends NFL Playoffs, I have a question that you guys need to weigh in on.

***I have already received 8 positive responses to this (which is a majority) so I have gone ahead and changed the points for the BCS games and Wild Card Weekend. If you haven't read the changes read on before making your predictions for the weekend.

The way that the points are currently being rewarded is under question (and rightfully so). I have both benefited from the current system and been hurt by it. Right now, I am rewarding people 1, 2, 5, or 10 points based on their score.

Here is where it get hairy.

Example 1: (The one where I benefited) This weekend I predicted that the Falcons would beat the Cardinals. I was wrong. I also predicted that the Falcons would not cover the spread. I was right. Under the scoring system that I put in place, I got 2 points. I correctly beat the spread which is harder to do, after all that's why Vegas uses point spreads.

Example 2: Last night Texas beat Ohio State but did not cover the spread. Under the scoring system that I put in place, people who correctly predicted that Texas would win but not cover got 2 points. Those that wrongly predicted that Ohio State would win also got 2 points for beating the spread, but didn't actually predict as correctly as others.

Example 3: (The one where I got hosed) I am the only person who correctly predicted that San Diego would beat the Colts on Saturday. However, I only got two points for beating the spread because that outscored the fact that I predicted the winner.

My proposed solution: I would like to rescore the games so that winners (1 point) and beating the spread (2 points) is cumulative meaning that on most games people will earn either 0 (everything wrong), 1 (only the winner right), 2 (only the spread right) or 3 points (both the winner and the spread right). Nailing the correct spread in your prediction will still be a total score of 5 and nailing the exact final score of the game will still be a total of 10 points.

Also, I will try to add half points into all of the spreads from here on out so that we can avoid push situations which currently count as not beating the spread.

When you send your scores for the NFL games this weekend, please weigh in on this proposal. If I get enough votes I will make the necessary changes. I really am enjoying doing this and I hope you guys are too.

On to the games:

Saturday, January 10

Baltimore Ravens (+3.5) at Tennessee Titans

Actual Score: Ravens 13-10
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Ravens 20-14 (3pts)
Jeff: Titans 21-10 (0pts)
Kubatski: Ravens 14-13 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Titans 24-17 (0pts)
Marty: Ravens 13-10 (10pts)
Maxwell: Ravens 27-21 (3pts)
McClain: Titans 13-9 (0pts)
Murray: Titans 24-17
Paulie: Titans 19-13 (0pts)
Princess G: Titans 24-20 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Ravens 17-16 (3pts)
Ryan G: Titans 24-13 (0pts)
Wade: Titans 24-10 (0pts)
Wild Bill: Ravens 20-17

Arizona Cardinals (+9.5) at Carolina Panthers

Actual Score: Cardinals 33-13
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Panthers 24-17 (2pts)
Jeff: Panthers 35-17 (0pts)
Kubatski: Panthers 31-21 (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Panthers 34-23 (0pts)
Marty: Panthers 24-17 (2pts)
Maxwell: Panthers 24-21 (2pts)
McClain: Panters 27-14 (0pts)
Murray: Panthers 28-21
Paulie: Panthers 38-21 (0pts)
Princess G: Cardinals 21-14 (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Panthers 27-17 (0pts)
Ryan G: Panthers 31-24 (2pts)
Wade: Panthers 28-17 (0pts)
Wild Bill: Cardinals 28-24

Sunday, January 11

Philadelphia Eagles (+4.5) at New York Giants

Actual Score: Eagles 23-11
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Giants 24-20 (2pts)
Jeff: Eagles 24-21 (3pts)
Kubatski: Giants 24-21 (2pts)
Kubatski Sr: Giants 27-20 (0pts)
Marty: Eagles 17-14 (3pts)
Maxwell: Eagles 24-21 (3pts)
McClain: Giants 21-17 (2pts)
Murray: Giants 24-21
Paulie: Giants 21-14 (0pts)
Princess G: Eagles 14-10 (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Eagles 24-21 (3pts)
Ryan G: Giants 21-17 (2pts)
Wade: Giants 28-10 (0pts)
Wild Bill: Eagles 24-17

San Diego Chargers (+6.5) at Pittsburgh Steelers

Actual Score: Steelers 35-24
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Chargers 27-24 (0pts)
Jeff: Steelers 27-21 (1pt)
Kubatski: Steelers 17-13 (1pt)
Kubatski Sr: Steelers 33-24 (3pts)
Marty: Steelers 17-10 (3pts)
Maxwell: Steelers 21-10 (3pts)
McClain: Steelers 24-10 (3pts)
Murray: Steelers 28-24
Paulie: Steelers 17-10 (3pts)
Princess G: Steelers 24-21 (1pt)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Chargers 20-16 (0pts)
Ryan G: Steelers 20-17 (1pt)
Wade: Steelers 28-21 (3pts)
Wild Bill: Steelers 17-10

Deadline: Kick-Off for each individual game.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Wild Card Weekend

Same rules as the BCS games. The deadline is each individual kickoff.

Saturday, January 4

Atlanta Falcons (-2) at Arizona Cardinals

Actual Score: Cardinals 30-24
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Cardinals 21-17 (3pts)
Jeff: Cardinals 35-28 (3pts)
Kubatski: Falcons 24-23 (2pts)
Kubatski Sr: Falcons 24-17 (0pts)
Marty: Falcons 24-21 (0pts)
Maxwell: Falcons 28-7 (0pts)
McClain: Cardinals 30-17 (3pts)
Murray: Falcons 24-17
Paulie: Cardinals 34-17 (3pts)
Princess G: Falcons 48-45 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Falcons 28-24 (0pts)
Ryan G: Cardinals 17-13 (3pts)
Wade: Falcons 26-17 (0pts)
Wild Bill: Falcons 24-21

Indianapolis Colts (-1) at San Diego Chargers

Actual Score Chargers 23-17 (OT)
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Colts 28-24 (0pts)
Jeff: Colts 27-24 (0pts)
Kubatski: Chargers 27-24 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Colts 27-23 (0pts)
Marty: Colts 28-24 (0pts)
Maxwell: Colts 28-24 (0pts)
McClain: Colts 24-17 (0pts)
Murray: Colts 28-24
Paulie: Colts 31-20 (0pts)
Princess G: Colts 36-32 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Colts 27-17 (0pts)
Ryan G: Colts 24-21 (0pts)
Wade: Colts 31-26 (0pts)
Wild Bill: Colts 24-21

Sunday, January 5

Baltimore Ravens (-3) at Miami Dolphins

Actual Score: Ravens 27-9
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Ravens 21-14 (3pts)
Jeff: Ravens 17-14 (1pt)
Kubatski: Ravens 17-10 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Ravens 20-13 (3pts)
Marty: Ravens 14-10 (3pts)
Maxwell: Ravens 17-13 (3pts)
McClain: Ravens 13-9 (3pts)
Murray: Dolphins 21-17
Paulie: Ravens 27-24 (1pt)
Princess G: Dolphins 24-21 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Dolphins 24-13 (0pts)
Ryan G: Ravens 17-14 (1pt)
Wade: Dolphins 24-14 (0pts)
Wild Bill: Dolphins 28-10

Philadelphia Eagles (-3) at Minnesota Vikings

Actual Score: Eagles 26-14
Aaron G: NONE (-1pt)
Carmen: Eagles 24-17 (3pts)
Jeff: Eagles 24-14 (3pts)
Kubatski: Eagles 31-17 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Vikings 24-21 (0pts)
Marty: Eagles 21-17 (3pts)
Maxwell: Eagles 24-14 (3pts)
McClain: Eagles 14-10 (3pts)
Murray: Eagles 35-21
Paulie: Vikings 34-17 (0pts)
Princess G: Eagles 21-17 (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Eagles 28-13 (3pts)
Ryan G: Vikings 22-19 (0pts)
Wade: Vikings 28-17 (0pts)
Wild Bill: Eagles 21-17

BCS Bowl Games

Predict the scores of the 5 BCS Bowl Games. Scoring: 1 point per winner, 2 points if your score beats the spread, 5 points for the correct margin of victory, and 10 points if you have the exact final score. Deadline: You can give me all 5 predictions at once, or wait until closer to kick-off. Each score must be sent before kick-off of that individual game.

Thursday, January 1, 2009
Rose Bowl: Penn State vs. USC Spread (USC -9.5)

Actual Score: USC 38-24
Aaron G: USC 31-17
Carmen: USC 27-21 (1pt)
Jeff: USC 35-17 (3pts)
Kubatski: USC 27-9 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: USC 24-17 (1pt)
Marty: USC 34-17 (3pts)
Maxwell: USC 35-17 (3pts)
McClain: USC 42-24 (3pts)
Murray: USC 42-17 (3pts)
Paulie: USC 30-24 (1pt)
Princess G: Penn State 14-10 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: USC 35-13 (3pts)
Ryan G: USC 24-13 (3pts)
Wade: USC 31-26 (1pt)
Wild Bill: USC 31-17 (5pts)

Orange Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech Spread (Cincinnati -2.5)

Actual Score: Virginia Tech 20-7
Aaron G: Cincinnati 24-14 (0pts)
Carmen: Virginia Tech 24-21 (3pts)
Jeff: Virginia Tech 27-21 (3pts)
Kubatski: Cincinnati 31-27 (opts)
Kubatski Sr: Virginia Tech 27-23 (3pts)
Marty: Virginia Tech 24-21 (3pts)
Maxwell: Cincinnati 27-24 (opts)
McClain: Virginia Tech 21-20 (3pt)
Murray: Cincinnati 28-21
Paulie: Virginia Tech 21-20 (3pt)
Princess G: Virginia Tech 24-21 (3pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Cincinnati 28-24 (opts)
Ryan G: Virginia Tech 24-21 (3pts)
Wade: Virginia Tech 35-21 (3pts)
Wild Bill: Cincinnati 24-17

Friday, January 2
Sugar Bowl: Utah vs. Alabama Spread (Alabama -10.5)

Actual Score: Utah 31-17
Aaron G: Alabama 24-21 (2pts)
Carmen: Alabama 37-14 (opts)
Jeff: Alabama 31-10 (opts)
Kubatski: Alabama 35-10 (opts)
Kubatski Sr: Alabama 24-16 (2pts)
Marty: Alabama 24-10 (opts)
Maxwell: Alabama 41-21 (opts)
McClain: Alabama 30-10 (opts)
Murray: Alabama 24-17
Paulie: Alabama 34-24 (2pts)
Princess G: Alabama 38-10 (opts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Alabama 24-17 (2pts)
Ryan G: Alabama 27-20 (2pts)
Wade: Alabama 35-10 (opts)
Wild Bill: Alabama 38-14

Monday, January 5
Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State vs. Texas Spread (Texas -8.5)

Actual Score: Texas 24-21
Aaron G: Texas 28-17 (1pt)
Carmen: Texas 27-17 (1pt)
Jeff: Texas 42-17 (1pt)
Kubatski: Texas 27-13 (1pt)
Kubatski Sr: Texas 34-24 (1pt)
Marty: Texas 27-17 (1pt)
Maxwell: Texas 38-21 (1pt)
McClain: Texas 27-20 (3pts)
Murray: Texas 42-14
Paulie: Ohio State 31-30 (2pts)
Princess G: Ohio State 24-23 (2pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Texas 35-17 (1pt)
Ryan G: Texas 28-10 (1pt)
Wade: Texas 34-28 (3pts)
Wild Bill: Texas 35-31

Thursday, January 8
Championship Game: Florida vs. Oklahoma Spread (Florida -3.5)

Actual Score: Florida 24-14
Aaron G: Oklahoma 21-20 (0pts)
Carmen: Florida 45-38 (3pts)
Jeff: Florida 35-27 (3pts)
Kubatski: Florida 35-31 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Oklahoma 33-31 (0pts)
Marty: Florida 31-24 (3pts)
Maxwell: Florida 31-28 (1pt)
McClain: Florida 40-35 (3pts)
Murray: Florida 35-31
Paulie: Florida 44-37 (3pts)
Princess G: Oklahoma 42-36 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Florida 41-27 (3pts)
Ryan G: Oklahoma 34-31 (0pts)
Wade: Florida 31-24 (3pts)
Wild Bill: Oklahoma 31-24

**Bonus Game**
Tuesday, January 6
GMAC Bowl: Tulsa vs. Ball State Spread (Ball State -2.5)

Actual Score: Tulsa 45-13
Aaron G: Ball State 42-38 (0pts)
Carmen: Ball State 34-27 (0pts)
Jeff: Ball State 42-38 (0pts)
Kubatski: Tulsa 42-33 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Tulsa 37-27 (3pts)
Marty: Tulsa 24-21 (3pts)
Maxwell: Ball State 35-28 (0pts)
McClain: Tulsa 35-27 (3pts)
Murray: Tulsa 38-35
Paulie: Ball State 42-31 (0pts)
Princess G: Ball State 38-30 (0pts)
Ronnie “Butters” Rowe: Tulsa 27-21 (3pts)
Ryan G: Ball State 28-27 (2pts)
Wade: Ball State 23-21 (2pts)
Wild Bill: Ball State 24-10