Week Two: NFL Wrap-Up...sort of
Congrats to Mark Kershes, whose KC CHIEFS 1 took home the prize with a 13-win week. That’s two weeks in a row where the winning owner got 13 of 16 right. Astonishing! Ironically he did not bet on the Chiefs, his teams’ namesake. As part of his reward for winning, here’s a picture of Larry Johnson, a true beast at running back. As for the monetary portion, see the end of this posting.
My update here is going to be brief – I saw very few games this weekend due to being in Vegas for my bachelor party. So, I actually might have seen some football but I can’t really remember much of anything. In related news, alcohol gets you drunk.
As Bryan Dorfler noted on the Pick ‘Em website, the Oakland Raiders are just awful. It’s possible that Andrew Walter will actually make the team better, because Aaron Brooks truly stinks.
So, how bad are my Super Bowl picks looking right now? Both Denver and Carolina are 0-2, and Denver hasn’t even scored a touchdown this season. I do think that Jake Plummer will improve, but he essentially has to – the offense isn’t going to be better with Jay Cutler there, despite what people are saying.
Now, onto the business at hand – I’ve taken Spartans and The Brothers Flop off the board as neither owner ever communicated with me. That leaves us with 40 owners. So, now for the payment information – things have changed a little, mainly because of a passionate plea from one owner this weekend in Vegas. Now, as I’ve mentioned, I’ve heard arguments for both sides – some suggest that I pay as much out as possible each week, and others plead for the exact opposite. And what I had done prior was to somewhat comprise with a $75 weekly payout. At the end of the day, the $25 difference between that and the league fee isn’t really enough to make a difference. And – as Todd Shriber eloquently said (at least I think it was eloquent…it was about 1:30 AM and I can’t exactly say I was sober), making the season payout higher should keep more people focused longer.
SO – here is the deal. The league payouts for each week will be $50, meaning that if you win a week, you are even for the season. Then, the payouts will go as such:
First Place: $660
Second Place: $330
Third Place: $110
Fourth Place: $50
I’m sure some won’t like this, but dems the breaks, as they say. I’ll try and post again this week, but Erik and Mark, understand that I’ll be sending you your payment ($50) this week, and for everyone else, keep focused on the prize. Remember, bye weeks start this week!