NFL Picks – 2013, Final Tally

A long time ago, I made the last post about our picks for each week. We continued to pick the games, but I stopped posting them here on the blog because of a lack of time.

With the super bowl less than a week away at this point, I figured it was time to loop back and post the final results. Here’s a complete breakdown of our record by week. Just as a reminder, we started in Week 2 and didn’t pick the Thursday game that week. Also, for some reason, we stopped picking the tiebreaker starting in Week 14, so that doesn’t change after that point.

Week Angela Nick Angela (Total) Nick (Total) Tiebreaker (Angela – Nick)
2 8-7 12-3 0-0 0-0 0-0
3 9-7 6-10 8-7 12-3 1-0
4 9-6 8-7 17-14 18-13 1-1
5 8-6 7-7 26-20 26-20 2-1
6 10-5 11-4 34-26 33-27 3-1
7 9-6 7-8 44-31 44-31 4-1
8 10-3 10-3 53-37 51-39 4-2
9 7-6 8-5 63-40 61-42 4-3
10 6-8 5-9 70-46 69-47 4-4
11 11-4 10-5 76-54 74-56 5-4
12 5-9 7-7 87-58 84-61 5-5
13 10-6 11-5 92-67 91-68 6-5
14 14-2 14-2 102-73 102-73 7-5
15 10-6 7-9 116-75 116-75 7-6
16 8-8 9-7 126-81 123-84 7-6
17 14-2 12-4 134-89 132-91 7-6
Final     148-91 (0.619) 144-95 (0.602) 7-6

As you can see, we both made pretty good picks throughout the season. Angela beat me out in the end, though, and she deserved it. She did her homework, watched the injury report, and picked her teams strategically. I tried to stay on top of things, but Angela always knew something I didn’t.

The Winnings

Angela and I made a small bet, but by the time the season was over I’d already bought my “prize” for myself as a birthday present. Angela won, but I’ll admit I welched on the bet. Instead of cleaning the apartment on my hands and knees, I purchased a voucher for house cleaning so that I could spend time with my wife rather than scrubbing floors and walls.

Overall, this was fun. It was kind of a pain in the ass to keep track of things manually (plus we could both see the other person’s picks depending on who picked first) so next year I’m going to propose we use one of the pick’em games on NFL.com or ESPN.com.

My hat is off to my beautiful wife for being a better game picker than I am. We’ll see who wins next year!

NFL Picks – 2013, Week 6

This is the fifth week of our season long pick ’em contest. Angela and I had five picks that differed last week and Angela managed to take the lead by winning one more than I. Here’s our records from last week:

  • Angela: 8-8
  • Nick: 7-9

And our overall records:

  • Angela: 34-29
  • Nick: 33-30

We’re also picking the Monday night score and whoever gets closer gets one tiebreaker point. Angela won last week so our current tiebreaker record is:

  • Angela: 3-1
  • Nick: 1-3

Here’s our picks for Week 6:

N.Y. Giants at Chicago Bears
Angela: Bears
Nick: Bears
Green Bay Packers at Baltimore Ravens
Angela: Packers
Nick: Packers
Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Angela: Buccaneers
Nick: Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers at N.Y. Jets
Angela: Jets
Nick: Jets
Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings
Angela: Panthers
Nick: Vikings
Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs
Angela: Chiefs
Nick: Chiefs
St. Louis Rams at Houston Texans
Angela: Texans
Nick: Rams
Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills
Angela: Bengals
Nick: Bengals
Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns
Angela: Lions
Nick: Lions
Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks
Angela: Seahawks
Nick: Seahawks
Jacksonville Jaguars at Denver Broncos
Angela: Broncos
Nick: Broncos
New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots
Angela: Saints
Nick: Saints
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers
Angela: 49ers
Nick: 49ers
Washington Indigenous Persons at Dallas Cowboys
Angela: Cowboys
Nick: Cowboys
Indianapolis Colts at San Diego Chargers
Angela: Colts
Nick: Colts
Monday Night Score
Angela: 45
Nick: 56

NFL Picks – 2013, Week 5

This is the fourth week of our season long pick ’em contest. Angela and I only had one pick that differed last week, but she won it so we’re all tied up. Here’s our record from last week:

  • Angela: 9-7
  • Nick: 8-8

And our overall records:

  • Angela: 26-21
  • Nick: 26-21

We’re also picking the Monday night score and whoever gets closer gets one tiebreaker point. Angela won last week so our current tiebreaker record is:

  • Angela: 2-1
  • Nick: 1-2

Here’s our picks for Week 5:

Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns
Angela: Bills
Nick: Browns
New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals
Angela: Patriots
Nick: Patriots
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Angela: Packers
Nick: Packers
Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts
Angela: Seahawks
Nick: Seahawks
Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins
Angela: Ravens
Nick: Dolphins
New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears
Angela: Saints
Nick: Bears
Philadelphia Eagles at N.Y. Giants
Angela: Eagles
Nick: Eagles
Jacksonville Jaguars at St. Louis Rams
Angela: Rams
Nick: Rams
Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans
Angela: Chiefs
Nick: Chiefs
Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals
Angela: Panthers
Nick: Cardinals
Denver Broncos at Dallas Cowboys
Angela: Broncos
Nick: Broncos
Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers
Angela: 49ers
Nick: Texans
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders
Angela: Chargers
Nick: Chargers
N.Y. Jets at Atlanta Falcons
Angela: Falcons
Nick: Falcons
Monday Night Score
Angela: 37
Nick: 31

NFL Picks – 2013, Week 4

This is the third week of our season long pick ’em contest. Last week was absolutely brutal for me whereas Angela made up 3 games in our season long record contest. Here’s our record from last week:

  • Angela: 9-7
  • Nick: 6-10

And our overall records:

  • Angela: 17-14
  • Nick: 18-13

We’re also picking the Monday night score and whoever gets closer gets one tiebreaker point. I won last week so our current tiebreaker record is:

  • Angela: 1-1
  • Nick: 1-1

Here’s our picks for Week 4:

San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams
Angela: 49ers
Nick: 49ers
Baltimore Ravens at Buffalo Bills
Angela: Ravens
Nick: Ravens
Arizona Cardinals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Angela: Cardinal
Nick: Cardinals
Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings
Angela: Steelers
Nick: Steelers
N.Y. Giants at Kansas City Chiefs
Angela: Chiefs
Nick: Chiefs
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars
Angela: Colts
Nick: Colts
Seattle Seahawks at Houston Texans
Angela: Seahawks
Nick: Seahawks
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns
Angela: Bengals
Nick: Bengals
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
Angela: Bears
Nick: Bears
N.Y. Jets at Tennessee Titans
Angela: Titans
Nick: Titans
Washington Indigenous Persons at Oakland Raiders
Angela: Indigenous Persons
Nick: Indigenous Persons
Philadelphia Eagles at Denver Broncos
Angela: Broncos
Nick: Broncos
Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers
Angela: Cowboys
Nick: Cowboys
New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons
Angela: Falcons
Nick: Falcons
Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints
Angela: Dolphins
Nick: Saints
Monday Night Score
Angela: 35
Nick: 32

NFL Picks – 2013, Week 3

This is the second week of our season long pick ’em contest. We each had a fair bit of success in the first week, although I came out ahead because two of my four picks won by a single point. Lucky me! Our current records:

  • Angela: 8-7
  • Nick: 12-3

We’re also picking the Monday night score and whoever gets closer gets one tiebreaker point. For our tiebreaker, the current record is:

  • Angela: 1-0
  • Nick: 0-1

Here’s our picks for Week 3:

Kansas City Chiefs at Philadelphia Eagles
Angela: Eagles
Nick: Eagles
Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens
Angela: Texans
Nick: Texans
Detroit Lions at Washington Indigenous Persons
Angela: Lions
Nick: Lions
San Diego Chargers at Tennessee Titans
Angela: Titans
Nick: Chargers
Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints
Angela: Saints
Nick: Cardinals
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots
Angela: Patriots
Nick: Patriots
Cleveland Browns at Minnesota Vikings
Angela: Vikings
Nick: Vikings
N.Y. Giants at Carolina Panthers
Angela: Giants
Nick: Giants
Green Bay Packers at Cincinnati Bengals
Angela: Packers
Nick: Packers
St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys
Angela: Cowboys
Nick: Cowboys
Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins
Angela: Dolphins
Nick: Falcons
Buffalo Bills at N.Y. Jets
Angela: Bills
Nick: Bills
Jacksonville Jaguars at Seattle Seahawks
Angela: Seahawks
Nick: Seahawks
Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers
Angela: 49ers
Nick: 49ers
Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers
Angela: Bears
Nick: Bears
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos
Angela: Broncos
Nick: Broncos
Monday Night Points
Angela: 45
Nick: 49

NFL Picks – 2013, Week 2

Angela and I have decided we’re going to do a pick ’em every weekend for the rest of the NFL season, just for fun between ourselves. Our current record:

  • Angela: 0-0
  • Nick: 0-0

Here’s our picks for Week 2:

New York Jets vs New England Patriots
Angela: Did not pick
Nick: Did not pick
Cleveland Browns vs Baltimore Ravens
Angela: Ravens
Nick: Ravens
Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears
Angela: Bears
Nick: Bears
Tennessee Titans vs Houston Texans
Angela: Texans
Nick: Texans
Carolina Panthers vs Buffalo Bills
Angela: Panthers
Nick: Bills
St. Louis Rams vs Arizona Falcons
Angela: Falcons
Nick: Falcons
San Diego Chargers vs Philadelphia Eagles
Angela: Eagles
Nick: Eagles
Washington Redskins vs Green Bay Packers
Angela: Packers
Nick: Packers
Miami Dolphins vs Indianapolis Colts
Angela: Colts
Nick: Colts
Dallas Cowboys vs Kansas City Chiefs
Angela: Cowboys
Nick: Chiefs
Detroit Lions vs Arizona Cardinals
Angela: Lions
Nick: Cardinals
New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Angela: Saints
Nick: Saints
Denver Broncos vs New York Giants
Angela: Giants
Nick: Broncos
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Oakland Raiders
Angela: Raiders
Nick: Raiders
San Francisco 49ers vs Sevstle Seahawks
Angela: 49ers
Nick: 49ers
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnvsi Bengals
Angela: Bengals
Nick: Bengals

2003 Football – Andrean 59ers vs Highland Trojans – Knockout Hit

I was talking to my brother the other day and we were chatting about our football careers as it looks like he’ll be continuing his. Mine ended a while ago, but I still look back at football quite fondly. I decided to rip the 2003 Andrean 59ers highlight DVD to my computer and I extracted the clip below. On the play shown, I sacked the quarterback and knocked him unconscious. It was pretty much the highlight of my entire career, so take a look.