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Journal of No. 118

November 25th, 2003

A minor victory @ 01:53 pm

I won the football pool this week. Thanks to the Giants and their clever, but ill-fated, plan to take that last minute safety and hope to get better field position with an onside kick-off. Those extra two points were needed for Tampa Bay to beat the spread. If the Giants had won, Stuart would have won the money. As it was, there was a three-way tie this week, which was decided by comparing the game's score to what we had entered. The game was 19-13, and I had predicted 20-12. My precognitive powers came to my rescue.
The embarrassing thing is that I'm still in last place overall in the football pool. Which means that I am behind the guy who chooses his picks based on who would win if the team mascots got in a fight.
On the positive side, there's a prize for last place at the end of the season. We'll see whether I can maintain my losing position through the home stretch.
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Date:November 25th, 2003 03:08 pm (UTC)

Not to rock the boat but...

it should be pretty easy to maintain last place, right? For next week, for instance, I'd say San Diego's probably gonna beat Kansas City, wouldn't you? And Cleveland's gonna beat Seattle. And probably the Jets are going to kick Tennessee's ass.

On the other hand, I don't want to mess with your strategy. Maybe you should just go on calling it as you see it.

(Also last in my football pool--out of a field of 4. But I blame this partly on having missed half a week and partly on misguided early-season loyalty to the Raiders.)
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Date:November 25th, 2003 03:32 pm (UTC)

Re: Not to rock the boat but...

Since I'm averaging worse than 50% when trying to win, I worry about my ability to lose.

Journal of No. 118