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The Results of the Playoff Predictions!!!!!!


Ive been busy, but I finally tallied the scores. Only 3 other DN folks joined, maybe next year will be better. But the four of us all had the testuicular fortitude/girth to put our prediction up against ESPN knowing we would be mocked, judged and burned at the stake (only one DN reader had the Vikes in the playoffs)

I needed to alter the scoring to put us fairly against the ESPN "gurus" because they did not predict the championship games.

So the new point scheme as follows

1 point for each playoff team correctly identified

10 points for the AFC/NFC Champ

25 points for the SB Champ (No points were awarded for this category)

The Original Post:

Lame Espn Outlook, our own Playoff Game

http://espn.go.com/nfl/preview11/story/_/id/6885090/espn-experts-nfl-predictions-2011

Here is the annual list of the predictions of the talking heads in espn. If you havent already guessed they stick to favorites and vanilla picks. I thought it could be fun if we all put our vision in the comments. Then re-reviewed them post superbowl (provided I remember) perhaps we give points (similar to a march madness bracket) and crown the newest best-est football guru.

The BEST part is Fantasy will be over and I for one still like to play a game when watching games.

Because of the bye weeks, the best way I considered points were:

1 point per team you correctly guessed makes the playoffs

1 point per team you have in the correct spot of order for finish (say team-x makes the fifth seed, you guess team-x would finish there, you get one additional point possible 12)

5 points per team to make the championship game

10 points per team to make the superbowl

25 points correct guess of team to win superbowl

*If scoring seems weird, I am open for editing the scoring system

(Maybe there is already a site that tracks this for us (yahoo?) so if anyone knows it, we could migrate that a ways)

I will be the first to comment and perhaps you could all follow the same format that would be helpful.

AFC Team #1, AFC Team #2, AFC Team #3, AFC Team #4, AFC Team #5, AFC Team #6

AFC Teams in AFCCG

AFC Super Bowl Team

SUPERBOWL WINNER (CAPS)

NFC Super Bowl Team

NFC Teams in NFCCG

NFC Team #1, NFC Team #2, NFC Team #3, NFC Team #4, NFC Team #5, NFC Team #6

Redhearring Overall Score 7

1-Ravens, 2-Jets, 3-Texans, 4-Chargers, 5-Steelers, 6-Patriots (4)
Chargers, Texans (0)
Chargers (0)
CHARGERS (0)
Falcons (0)
Eagles, Falcons (0)
1-Packers, 2-Buccaneers, 3-Rams, 4-Giants, 5-Falcons, 6-Eagles (3)

Ebster2112 Overall Score 19

1-Patriots, 2-Steelers, 3-Chargers, 4-Texans, 5-Jets, 6-Ravens (4)
Patriots, Steelers (5)
Patriots (10)
PATRIOTS (0)
Eagles (0)
Eagles, Packers (0)
1-Eagles, 2-Packers, 3-Saints, 4-Cardinals, 5-Falcons, 6-Giants (5)

CanadianViking Overall Score 6

1-Patriots, 2-Steelers, 3-Chargers, 4-Colts, 5-Ravens, 6-Texans (4)
Patriots, Chargers (5)
Chargers (0)
EAGLES (0)
Eagles (0)
Saints, Eagles (0)
1-Saints, 2-Eagles, 3-Packers, 4-Cardinals, 5-Vikings, 6-Cowboys (2)

Zach_Bodenner Overall Score 5

1-San Diego 2-Pittsburgh 3-Indianapolis 4-New York Jets 5-Baltimore 6-New England (3)
San Diego, New England (5)
San Diego (0)
SAN DIEGO (0)
Atlanta (0)
Atlanta, Green Bay (0)
1-Green Bay 2-Atlanta 3-Dallas 4-St. Louis 5-Tampa Bay 6-Detroit (2)

And for the ESPN Folks (Follow Link in first post if you are curious as to the specifics ((I am Lazy)))

Jeffri Chadiha – 15

John Clayton – 16

Ashley Fox – 6

Dan Graziano – 7

Paul Kurharsky – 16

Mike Sando – 16

Adam Schefter – 17

Kevin Seifert – 17

James Waler – 16

Bill Williamson – 6

Matt Williamson – 17

Pat Yasinskas – 19

Interesting Note: Only 3 people chose the Giants to make the playoffs, Pat Y of ESPN, Ebster 2112, and of course, me.

WINNER: EBSTER2112*

*Tie breaker between Pat Yasinskas and Ebster 2112 was determined when I flipped a coin in a closed door meeting and the result of which put Daily Norseman's Ebster on top! Suck it ESPN!

This FanPost was created by a registered user of The Daily Norseman, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the staff of the site. However, since this is a community, that view is no less important.

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