I volunteer for a charity, and a friend entered my charity to compete in a Pickem Pool, which has a very nice payout. We could sure put the money to good use, so I am hoping to give our charity the best shot at winning.
I plan to post the match ups, then use a consensus pick for our charity. My competition is mainly horseplayers, who only slightly follow football, so with some expert SDMB help, I think my charity could be the surprise winner.
It is straight up, spreads don’t matter, I just need the winners. What I would like to do is ask each week, then take note of who tends to get the most right, then give more weight to those posters picks as the season goes on.
Here are this week’s match-ups. Next week I will post the selections earlier, but I just didn’t think of asking for help here until now. The deadline for picks this week is Friday, 4:00 PM eastern time.
Sunday, September 14
Tennessee (1-0) at CINCINNATI (0-1) -1.5 Matchup
Oakland (0-1) at KANSAS CITY (0-1) -3.5 Matchup
New Orleans (1-0) at WASHINGTON (0-1) -0.5 Matchup
NY Giants (1-0) at ST. LOUIS (0-1) +8.5 Matchup
Buffalo (1-0) at JACKSONVILLE (0-1) -5.5 Matchup
Green Bay (1-0) at DETROIT (0-1) +3.5 Matchup
Indianapolis (0-1) at MINNESOTA (0-1) +1.5 Matchup
Chicago (1-0) at CAROLINA (1-0) -3.5 Matchup
Atlanta (1-0) at TAMPA BAY (0-1) -8.5 Matchup
San Francisco (0-1) at SEATTLE (0-1) -7.5 Matchup
New England (1-0) at NY JETS (1-0) -1.5 Matchup
Miami (0-1) at ARIZONA (1-0) -6.5 Matchup
San Diego (0-1) at DENVER (1-0) +1.5 Matchup
Pittsburgh (1-0) at CLEVELAND (0-1) +5.5 Matchup
Monday, September 15
Baltimore (1-0) at HOUSTON (0-1) -4.5 Matchup
Philadelphia (1-0) at DALLAS (1-0) -6.5 Matchup
Thanks for any help you can give me!!
- If you are curious, the charity takes in retired thoroughbreds, evaluates what kind of life would be best for them, then retrains them for a new career, ( or nice pasture with if that is best) and then places them in a well qualified home where they will be safe, and well cared for.