Postseason Pick’em Contest: Wild Card Round official picks
And we’re off!
The bracket for our first annual Water Cooler Sports Postseason Pick’em Contest is full. Most of the names on the bracket are familiar faces, but I am pleased to note that we have a few new faces as well.
This is a 24-team, single-elimination bracket, which means that a whopping eight of our participants receive first-round byes this week. The remaining 16 of us will battle it out for a chance to take on our top seeds in the second round. Only half of us will make it, while the eight of us bereft of “second sight” will be watching the rest of the action from the sidelines.
In case you missed them last time, here is a brief rundown of the rules:
- Contestants are seeded according to their performance in the regular-season contest; i.e., the higher their picking percentage, the higher their seed. Anyone who did not compete in the regular-season contest will be seeded as though they had a picking percentage of .000.
- Contestants pick the winners and final scores for each game in a round. Games in the Wild Card and Divisional rounds are scored as follows:
- 1 point for each correctly picked winner
- 1 point for each correctly predicted score
- 5 points for each perfectly predicted game (i.e., both scores correct)
- Example: SDL picks Packers over Vikings 35-17; if actual score is 35-21, he scores two points.
- Example: Joedirte picks Bengals over Texans 30-27; if that is the actual final score, he scores five points.
- Tiebreaker is combined points scored for the featured game in that round; e.g., Vikings at Packers in Wild Card round.
- The game for the semi-final round will be the Pro Bowl.
- Losers of the semi-final round will compete in a Bronze match for 3rd place.
- Any contestant who does not submit picks on time will be dropped from the contest and a player on the waiting list will be substituted.
Here is your 2012 Postseason WCSN Pick’em Contest bracket!
If you haven’t submitted your bracket predictions yet, be sure to do so as soon as possible. The contest will close just before kickoff of the early Wild Card game tomorrow. After that point, no more predictions can be accepted.
Wild Card Round official picks
In case you’re wondering how our contestants picked, here are all the nitty-gritty details.
|Seed||Contestant||CIN @ HOU||IND @ BAL||SEA @ WAS||MIN @ GB||TIEBREAK|
|16||nonstopdrivel2||CIN 21||HOU 22||IND 22||BAL 24||SEA 24||WAS 25||MIN 21||GB 22||43|
|17||Reesypieces||CIN 17||HOU 28||IND 30||BAL 24||SEA 28||WAS 30||MIN 21||GB 38||59|
|9||nonstopdrivel1||CIN 24||HOU 26||IND 22||BAL 21||SEA 26||WAS 25||MIN 24||GB 27||51|
|24||LaCWrestler||CIN 27||HOU 24||IND 24||BAL 20||SEA 31||WAS 17||MIN 26||GB 37||63|
|13||BearsSaveLives||CIN 17||HOU 24||IND 27||BAL 21||SEA 20||WAS 23||MIN 17||GB 31||48|
|20||JoeDirte||CIN 30||HOU 27||IND 24||BAL 21||SEA 27||WAS 24||MIN 24||GB 31||55|
|21||Big Cheese||CIN 21||HOU 35||IND 20||BAL 23||SEA 20||WAS 27||MIN 17||GB 35||52|
|15||SDL||CIN 21||HOU 28||IND 17||BAL 21||SEA 24||WAS 28||MIN 17||GB 35||52|
|10||Natesweet||CIN 17||HOU 28||IND 24||BAL 21||SEA 24||WAS 31||MIN 21||GB 35||56|
|23||Maized and Confused||CIN 17||HOU 28||IND 27||BAL 20||SEA 38||WAS 21||MIN 17||GB 31||48|
|14||bpalton||CIN 27||HOU 24||IND 13||BAL 31||SEA 17||WAS 16||MIN 10||GB 38||51|
|19||thebaskett||CIN 24||HOU 27||IND 17||BAL 24||SEA 21||WAS 28||MIN 17||GB 35||52|
|11||Childerz||CIN 20||HOU 27||IND 21||BAL 34||SEA 23||WAS 28||MIN 24||GB 21||49|
|22||GreenandGold66||CIN 20||HOU 17||IND 17||BAL 31||SEA 21||WAS 24||MIN 21||GB 34||55|
|Board pick||HOU 69%||BAL 50%||WAS 56%||GB 94%||52|
Fill out those cards
If there are blanks next to your card, it means that I didn’t receive a full playoff pick’em card from you. Please get your scores and tiebreakers into me at firstname.lastname@example.org before kickoff of the Wild Card round tomorrow so that you can maximize your scoring opportunities. It would be most unfortunate if you failed to advance to the next round simply because you forgot to pick the scores for the games.
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Before I leave to go Ice Fishing. I will leave you with this gem from DaBearz on ESPN.
Minnesota Vikings needed AP to have a career year to make the playoffs this year, 100% a fluke year for them, they are the biggest fluke team the NFL has ever seen.
-DaBears (resident moron).
My rebuttal.. Interesting that you say that they're a flukey team... going back to 2007 where you wanted to start.. Chicago has made the playoffs exactly 1 time to Mn's 3... hmm seems to me the Bears are actually the fluke team here. You may want to reconsider your definition of Fluke. Douche.
What he means (whether he knows it or not):
The 2010 Bearss
the 2011 Packers
the 2012 Vikings
... were not nearly as good as their regular season record might indicate
Updating previous items, new Chiefs coach Andy Reid is reportedly
telling people that he plans to bring both former Browns GM Tom Heckert
and Packers director of football operations John Dorsey with him to
@BearsSaveLives And as many cheese steaks as he can fit into his suitcase.
When I lived there for five (5) years in the late 80's:
> 100 golf courses
Spec-FUCKING-tacular weather for 7-8 mos / year
damn good mexican food
within driving distance of Mexico and San Diego
Cheap Southwest flights to everywhere
lotsa hot chicks - scantily clad
you could do worse
Yeah thats no flash mob, thats a jam band show I'm pretty sure. Looks like a festival day show.
Mo'fuckers gettin DOWN!
I mean, seriously, can you imagine how ginormous and possibly pendulous the labia majora are on that woman? Could you even find the clit in that mess?
I'm being generous and assuming she trims, too.
Who in the fuck are you talking about this time?
@WCSN Postseason Pick'em Contest . . . It's on! In college all I had to do was ask if they wanted to go back to my place and have a beer... here that did not work. I actually had to put in time talking to them...
He lives in San Diego...I can attest that this does not pass for a bikini.
@Preparation_A I was more referring to her putative profusion of pudendal hair.
@Preparation_A She does? She must have amazing regenerative powers.