Pick’em Contest: Week 6 results and standings

Will complacency set in among the leaders of our Water Cooler Sports Pick’em Contest, or will they continue to maintain their dominance as we roll into the second half of the season?

This week got off to a rough start and didn’t get much better from there on out. All but one of our contestants got the Thursday Night game wrong. That being said, two contestants — bpalton and Preparation_A — did score four points to tied for the lead this week. In fact, they also both predicted exactly the same combined score (41 points) in the tiebreaker game, so we have our first tie of the season.  A tip of the cap to both of them.

How did you do? If you are brave enough to look at how bad you did, here is where you ranked in comparison.

Week 6 results

Contestant PIT @ TEN DET @ PHI NYG @ SF MIN @ WAS GB @ HOU DEN @ SD TIEBREAK Total
bpalton PIT DET SF WAS GB DEN 41 4
Preparation_A PIT DET SF WAS GB DEN 41 4
nonstopdrivel2 PIT DET SF WAS GB DEN 58 3
MIBearFan TEN PHI SF WAS GB SD 39 3
koosh12684 PIT PHI SF WAS GB DEN 48 3
BearsSaveLives PIT PHI NYG WAS HOU DEN 41 3
reggieisnodeuce PIT DET NYG MIN HOU DEN 41 3
LoW PIT PHI SF WAS GB DEN 48 3
EvilDonkey PIT DET SF WAS HOU DEN 35 3
adambballin PIT PHI SF MIN GB DEN 34 2
Jwoude23 PIT PHI SF WAS HOU DEN 38 2
SDL PIT PHI SF MIN GB DEN 45 2
dalaislama PIT PHI SF MIN GB DEN 40 2
Miracle Man PIT PHI SF WAS GB SD 44 2
thebaskett PIT DET SF WAS HOU DEN 36 2
LKP PIT DET SF WAS HOU SD 41 2
niemerg1 PIT DET SF MIN HOU DEN 41 2
Gabes22 PIT PHI SF WAS HOU SD 34 1
Jvince PIT PHI SF MIN HOU DEN 48 1
Paul Rubino PIT PHI NYG MIN HOU SD 45 1
Natesweet PIT PHI SF WAS HOU SD 40 1
Childerz PIT PHI SF MIN HOU DEN 39 1
nonstopdrivel1 PIT PHI SF MIN HOU SD 41 0
Board Picks PIT 95% PHI 67% SF 81% WAS 67% HOU 52% DEN 67% 42

An expression of despair has settled into the eyes of some of our contestants as the reality of their prophetic futility has begun to settle in.

Movers and shakers

In the overall standings, MIBearFan still stands atop the mountain — this week he has company in challenger Preparation_A.

Indeed, this seemed to be moving week. No longer does there exist a logjam right below the leader. For the first time we are starting to see a little separation in the overall standings.

Nevertheless, there is still plenty of time to catch up with 11 weeks of the regular season remaining. As we’ve seen, all it takes is one week for a leader to be unseated.

Week 6 standings

Rank Picker Weeks 1-5 Week 6 Total
1 MIBearsFan 18 3 21
1 Preparation_A 17 4 21
3 LambeauorWrigley 17 3 20
4 adambballin 17 2 19
4 MiracleMan 17 2 19
6 BearsSaveLives 15 3 18
6 Nonstopdrivel2 15 3 18
6 reggiesnoduece 15 3 18
6 Evil Donkey 15 3 18
10 Gabes22 16 1 17
10 koosh12684 14 3 17
10 Paul Rubino 16 1 17
10 Childerz 16 1 17
10 dalaislama 15 2 17
10 LKP 15 2 17
10 JWoude23 15 2 17
17 SDL 14 2 16
17 nimerg1 14 2 16
18 nonstopdrivel1 15 0 15
18 bpalton 11 4 15
20 primecupcake 14 0 14
20 Natesweet 13 1 14
20 Jvince 13 1 14
23 dazambazova 9 0 9
24 thebaskett 4 2 6
26 GreenAndGold66 2 0 2
26 Nardo 2 0 2
28 buhlitz 1 0 1

Contest match-ups for Week 7 will be posted tomorrow. Happy picking!

About the author

I am the Content Manager of the Water Cooler Sports Network. I also run our weekly pick 'em contest. Being a Packer fan in the Chicago area has filled me with an encyclopedia of witty comebacks when it comes to football.