Well, just in case you weren’t getting enough football stuff, I’ve created two new NFL Leagues.
Dante Hall Point Spread League
Group ID# (46886) Password (cecil)
Texans over Dolphins Survivor
Group ID# (20578) Password (cecil)
The first was inspired by White Lightning’s uncanny knack for predictions in both of the current Pro Pick’em leagues. The twist here is that the picks are against the spread, with no confidence points. I read in a magazine recently that you need to be able to pick better than 54% correct (depending on the vig) to actually come out ahead at the end of the season. Larry Grossman, host of the Radio Show You Can Bet on It has offered 2-1 odds, up to $1,000,000, to anyone who can predict 75% over 100 games. Maybe if someone does really well we’ll sponsor him in the challenge next year.
The second is, as the name indicates, a Survivor league. This one was inspired by Houston’s stunning upset of Miami in Week One, which had to screw up Survivor Leagues across the country, which often go for big money. The objective is to pick one team a week to win. Once you use that team it can’t be reused. The last one(s) left standing is/are the winner. I figure it will be tougher now that the early surprises are revealed. This one won’t take a lot of time, maybe a couple of minutes a week, but should be interesting.
I’ll try to come up with some interesting surprises for the winners, ala Munch’s autographed pic of Matt Schoebel (hey, I’m in Cincinnati, and a friend of mine was a neighbor of Neil Rackers for a while…) Sign up now if you’re interested, they’ll both start up this week.