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Cowboys 24 @ Giants 17
Final
Wed, 9/5/12 7:30pm
3 Picks - 16% 16 Picks - 84%
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Jaguars 23 @ Vikings 26
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Sun, 9/9/12 12:00pm
6 Picks - 29% 15 Picks - 71%
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Patriots 34 @ Titans 13
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Sun, 9/9/12 12:00pm
20 Picks - 95% 1 Pick - 5%
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Dolphins 10 @ Texans 30
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Sun, 9/9/12 12:00pm
0 Picks - 0% 21 Picks - 100%
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Redskins 40 @ Saints 32
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Sun, 9/9/12 12:00pm
3 Picks - 14% 18 Picks - 86%
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Rams 23 @ Lions 27
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Sun, 9/9/12 12:00pm
0 Picks - 0% 21 Picks - 100%
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Bills 28 @ Jets 48
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Sun, 9/9/12 12:00pm
10 Picks - 48% 11 Picks - 52%
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Falcons 40 @ Chiefs 24
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Sun, 9/9/12 12:00pm
17 Picks - 81% 4 Picks - 19%
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Eagles 17 @ Browns 16
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Sun, 9/9/12 12:00pm
20 Picks - 95% 1 Pick - 5%
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Colts 21 @ Bears 41
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Sun, 9/9/12 12:00pm
3 Picks - 14% 18 Picks - 86%
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Seahawks 16 @ Cardinals 20
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Sun, 9/9/12 3:15pm
18 Picks - 86% 3 Picks - 14%
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49ers 30 @ Packers 22
Final
Sun, 9/9/12 3:15pm
4 Picks - 19% 17 Picks - 81%
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Panthers 10 @ Buccaneers 16
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Sun, 9/9/12 3:15pm
14 Picks - 67% 7 Picks - 33%
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Steelers 19 @ Broncos 31
Final
Sun, 9/9/12 7:20pm
13 Picks - 59% 9 Picks - 41%
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Bengals 13 @ Ravens 44
Final
Mon, 9/10/12 6:00pm
0 Picks - 0% 22 Picks - 100%
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Chargers 22 @ Raiders 14
Final
Mon, 9/10/12 9:15pm
9 Picks - 41% 13 Picks - 59%
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Week Record10 - 6
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Season Record10 - 6
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Scotttime Record1005 - 612
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No-Pack-Vike Record2573 - 1512
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Lifetime Record1682 - 1002
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1581 - 1103
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Week:8 - 8
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Week:7 - 9
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DAL @ NYG - No Pick
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Week:9 - 6
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Week:14 - 2
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Week:9 - 7
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DAL @ NYG - No Pick
JAC @ MIN - No Pick
NE @ TEN - No Pick
MIA @ HOU - No Pick
WAS @ NO - No Pick
LA @ DET - No Pick
BUF @ NYJ - No Pick
ATL @ KC - No Pick
PHI @ CLE - No Pick
IND @ CHI - No Pick
SEA @ ARI - No Pick
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Cowboys 24 @ Giants 17

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Jeremy
Weird that the NFL would burn this big matchup right away. Now they'll only have the other one to talk about. And the other one.
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Sarah
Boo to both teams, may the odds be never in your favor!
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Jon
I hope there's a good match at the US Open Wednesday night.

Jaguars 23 @ Vikings 26

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Vikings to get a head start on ruining their 2013 draft pick by starting 1-0.
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This one will be a real barn burner.
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I'm going to preemptively say that Percy Harvin continues to impress me.

49ers 30 @ Packers 22

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Packers suck.
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Pretty interesting match up, let's hope the good guys win!
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I could see this playing out in a few different ways. But I picked the Packers because it just seems like a game they would win.

Steelers 19 @ Broncos 31

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I wonder if anyone will mention Peyton Manning?
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Peyton!
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Broncos never have any exciting stories to follow.

Bengals 13 @ Ravens 44

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It's week one and I'm already sick of doing these.
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Already tired of doing this!
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AFC Championship game preview? Probably not, but it sounded good for a second.

Chargers 22 @ Raiders 14

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Philip Rivers was available in like the 7th round of our recent fantasy draft. Safe to say quarterbacks have gotten pretty deep over the last few seasons.
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Raiders always seem to get the first (second) MNF game because they are way out yonder on the Pacific.
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Going with Oakland on this one. Remember, there's lots of foul territory there, so it's harder to score.
fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - Super Chocolate Bear
09/01/2012 @ 12:36:01 PM
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So...we're doing this again.
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sarah.jpgSarah - How do you use these things?
09/02/2012 @ 10:16:26 AM
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Yea, I didn't look at Jeremy's comments before I made my own... scary.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - Super Chocolate Bear
09/02/2012 @ 10:57:26 AM
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I think I make the same comment every year
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - Pie Racist
09/02/2012 @ 11:02:37 AM
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The feed I get games from seems to have switched the home and away teams. Thus, if you made your picks before this comment, they were reversed. You may want to reevaluate.
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09/02/2012 @ 10:35:21 PM
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good to be back.
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pyzamOmgWtf.jpgJfk10intex - My computer is better than yours!!!!
09/02/2012 @ 10:37:20 PM
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Whats scotttime record?
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8989 Posts
09/02/2012 @ 10:47:21 PM
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It's our records in the period in which Scott has also been making picks.
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scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
09/03/2012 @ 04:17:46 PM
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proof that my life has left a lasting impact. I am now referred to as a period of time.
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hoochpage.JPGSarah - How do you use these things?
09/03/2012 @ 06:08:36 PM
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Scott Wrote - Today @ 04:17:46 PM
proof that my life has left a lasting impact. I am now referred to as a period of time.

More like you thought you were above and beyond the rest of us in game picking. As you can see, I'm far superior in that aspect (one game)emoticon and have picked games even after the Packers were out of it.
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scott.jpgScott - You're going to have to call your hardware guy. It's not a software issue.
09/03/2012 @ 06:46:16 PM
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oh, well, winning percentage. I've passed on certain playoff games after devastating losses when I was too depressed to think about football. I also passed on the Packers Super Bowl out of possible superstition that somehow not picking would cancel out any effect my pick might have on the outcome.

I'm also guessing that if you exclude games that involve the Packers or the Vikings, that the numbers would be even more interesting. Matt, for instance, never picks against the Vikings, and the Vikings have been a sub .500 team during that span. Me, on the other hand, usually pick the Packers, and the Packers are a large amount above .500, giving me what you might call a home-team bias. Although I pick against "my team" more than most of at least the senior staffers, so that could play into it as well.
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09/03/2012 @ 09:57:25 PM
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Last years champ is back!! :) Thank you, Thank you emoticon
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09/04/2012 @ 07:20:50 AM
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Ahhh I love the smell of nutcan in the morning. I missed you all. emoticon
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face.bmpCarlos44ec - ...and Bob's your Uncle!
09/04/2012 @ 12:45:14 PM
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can we ditch the and-and-1?

I mean that terrible tie from a couple of years ago.
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matt.jpgMatt - 3390 Posts
09/04/2012 @ 04:06:02 PM
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Scott Wrote - Yesterday @ 06:46:16 PM
Matt, for instance, never picks against the Vikings, and the Vikings have been a sub .500 team during that span.


I've never picked against the Vikings and I'm 79-86 when picking them to win.

I've picked the Packers to win six times and am 4-2. I've picked against them 166 times and am 64-102.

Make of that what you will.
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09/04/2012 @ 05:33:42 PM
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Matt Wrote - Today @ 04:06:02 PM
Scott Wrote - Yesterday @ 06:46:16 PM
Matt, for instance, never picks against the Vikings, and the Vikings have been a sub .500 team during that span.


I've never picked against the Vikings and I'm 79-86 when picking them to win.

I've picked the Packers to win six times and am 4-2. I've picked against them 166 times and am 64-102.

Make of that what you will.

I have.
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scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
09/05/2012 @ 10:30:53 AM
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What I meant by "i pick the packers (my team) and some pick the vikings (your team)" is that because "my team" happens to be better record wise, my wins might be schewed high because of my home team bias. The Packer fans on this site that are inclined to pick their team out of preference rather than reason benefit from that team simply having a better record overall, while the Viking fans that are inclined to pick their team for the same reason are at a disadvantage simply because the Vikings have a worse record.

For instance, while I've been making picks, the packers have gone 68-35. I pick the Packers to win 88% of the time, and I've only been wrong about either win or loss a total of 33 times, or 32% of the time. Matt on the other hand picks the Vikings every time. During his time picking the Vikings are 79-86. Matt picks incorrectly 52% of the time. Now compared to Matt, I'm not sure if eliminating the Vikings and Packer games would even the numbers out, but clearly when comparing me to Matt (and also noting that Matt almost never picks the Packers either; I am rather successful in picks involving the Vikings, particularly compared to Matt's, Jon's, or Jeremy's picks involving the Packers, so my "bias" might only applies to the Packers), there is a major bias that would make my numbers artificially higher and Matt's artificially lower simply because of the difference in overall records of the two teams that we call ourselves fans of.

I'll use this. Jon, who has never picked against the Vikings, is only 16 wins behind me in the era known heretofore as Scotttime. If Jon was as good at picking games involving the Vikings as I have been* (i have a .663 winning percentage picking viking games), he would have 52 more wins overall. Compared to the overall records, Scotttime accounts for about 60% of the overall time span. So if we use that number, Jon could possibly have accounted for 31 more wins if he picked the Vikings as an unbiased observer rather than a bleeds-purple-and-gold vikings fan.

Conclusion: I probably am not quite as good as my record would indicate, and Sarah (whether she wants to admit it or now) is in the same boat.

*I have picked the Vikings to Win 44 times and lose 54 time. so I've picked the Vikings win 44.9% of the time, which is just slightly lower than their overall winning percentage over than time span (45-53). In other words, evidence would suggest that I am fairly unbiased in picking games involving the Vikings.
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09/05/2012 @ 10:33:14 AM
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http://espn.go.com/nfl/preview12/story/_/id/8295463/espn-experts-nfl-predictions-2012

9 of the 16 espn "experts" have picked the Packers to win the Super Bowl. Clearly that means that they're screwed. It looks like Bob McGinn's 10-6 forecast might be more realistic afterall. Although they won the Super Bowl as a 10-6 team 2 years ago.
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09/05/2012 @ 07:02:40 PM
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I pick against the Packers if I think they're going to lose, and pick the Vikings when I think they're going to win. That's how you've got to do picks. We can't say someone is hypothetically better just because they shouldn't be picking their team. That's their prerogative, no matter how it plays out.
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scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
09/05/2012 @ 08:34:29 PM
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So there's only been 10 times in the last 10 years when you thought the Packers might lose? And Jon has never legitimately thought the Vikings might lose? And really, regarding Sarah and me, picking against the Packers when it's fitting might actually make our win totals higher, so there's that caveat I guess.

Well, whatever your justification, your ability to "think the packers are going to win" isn't eschewed in any way shape or form by the fact that you happen to bleed that team's colors, right? It might be Jon's prerogative to pick the vikings every single week for 10+ straight years, and if we judge based solely on wins, then I got him beat. But based on the fact that he has not once picked against him, I'd say there's something that is causing him to pick that team in a biased way, making those picks a little less legit, thus I'd be be somewhat reasonable saying he might be better or more equal to me in making picks.

Now I'd say the bias is for you and me doesn't include the Vikings. Although even if my picks for the Packers are legit, Jon's and Matt's picks for the vikings make their numbers worse than they probably would be if they were picking with their heads rather than their hearts.
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09/07/2012 @ 01:49:54 PM
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So I guess I'll throw in the obligatory "we own the 49ers" line in here. The Packers have beaten the 49ers 8 straight times dating back to November, 1999, and they have won 13 of the last 14 matchups. You have to go back to when George H.W. Bush was president of these here united states to find the last time the 49ers won in the state of Wisconsin, nearly 22 years ago.
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2887.gifAlex - 3618 Posts
09/09/2012 @ 05:37:16 PM
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Jarret Bush can't even cover his own mouth when he coughs.
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face.bmpCarlos44ec - Tater Salad?
09/10/2012 @ 09:30:31 AM
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Scott Wrote - 09/07/2012 @ 01:49:54 PM
So I guess I'll throw in the obligatory "we own the 49ers" line in here. The Packers have beaten the 49ers 8 straight times dating back to November, 1999, and they have won 13 of the last 14 matchups. You have to go back to when George H.W. Bush was president of these here united states to find the last time the 49ers won in the state of Wisconsin, nearly 22 years ago.


You didn't knock on wood.
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scott.jpgScott - Resident Tech Support
09/10/2012 @ 09:31:49 AM
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The announcers made a comment about Jarret Bush and getting turned around, and I thought to myself "you could probably use a lot of different prefaces that ultimately end up with "and then Jarret Bush got turned around", and they don't all have to refer to football.
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scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
09/11/2012 @ 10:40:07 AM
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You know, I really need to be more true to my rational thought process rather than my wishful thinking. I have a packers schedule on my cube wall at work, and a couple weeks ago, I went through and marked off games I thought the Packers would lose. The 2 games I marked down? At the Giants and home against the 49ers. If I had just consulted my at work packer schedule I would have been right about this week.
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