Postseason Pick’em Contest: Conference Championship round results

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Updated: January 21, 2013

There has been an impressive display of prowess in our Water Cooler Sports Postseason Pick’em Contest.

Weeding them out

Judging by the results of our Conference Championship round, Chicago Bears fans and Minnesota Vikings fans make the best pickers. We’re done to our Final Four, and the team loyalties of our remaining contestants are evenly divided.

Congratulations to dalaislamaBearsSaveLivesjwoude23, and Childerz, all of whom prevailed over their opponents this weekend to advance to the Pro Bowl round of the 2012 Water Cooler Sports Postseason Picke’em Contest!

Childerz struts his stuff on Conference Championship weekend.

There was a surprising amount of symmetry in our contestants’ scores this week. For the first time in this tournament, we had no ties. Each of our advancing competitors won outright. Even more interestingly, each of our winners scored four points (out of a possible 20) and only one of our losers scored any points at all.

Three of our winners earned all four of their points from the NFC Championship Game, correctly predicting both the winner of the game (San Francisco 49ers) and the score of the losing team (24 points by the Atlanta Falcons). Only Childerz succeeded in correctly picking both winners.

It’s also worth pointing out that with one exception, the higher seed one in each case. Only No. 3 seed Preparation_A had a rather embarrassing performance against 11th-seeded Childerz. The upshot is that only two of our top-ten seeds — including No. 1 seed dalaislama — will appear in our Pro Bowl round.

Moving on

We extend our condolences to this week’s losers and commend them for having made it so far. We wish them all the best in the offseason, as they watch this tournament play out from the same vantage point as the rest of us: the couch.

Meanwhile, our prescient prognosticators will advance to a special bonus round, where they won’t have the advantage of relying upon a season’s worth team watching to make their picks. It will take an extra large measure of intuition — and luck — to make it to the final showdown on Super Bowl weekend. Fortunately for all of our fiery competitors, each of them will have the chance to pick the Super Bowl winner, as the losers in the Pro Bowl round will still advance to the Bronze Medal match for a chance to salvage some measure of wounded pride.

Oh, and did I mention that the winner of the contest will take home a shiny new $25 gift card to the ?

So here it is . . . the Postseason Pick’em Bracket after the conference championship round.

Conference championship round bracket

Conference championship round results

Seed Contestant SF @ ATL Pts BAL @ NE Pts TB Score
1 dalaislama SF 30 ATL 24 4 BAL 24 NE 28 0 54 4
9 nonstopdrivel1 SF 25 ATL 26 0 BAL 25 NE 35 0 51 0
13 BearsSaveLives SF 34 ATL 24 4 BAL 20 NE 31 0 58 4
21 Big Cheese SF 31 ATL 28 2 BAL 24 NE 38 0 59 2
18 Paul Rubino SF 27 ATL 30 0 BAL 31 NE 44 0 57 0
7 jwoude23 SF 34 ATL 24 4 BAL 21 NE 24 0 58 4
3 Preparation_A SF 20 ATL 27 0 BAL 17 NE 34 0 47 0
11 Childerz SF 31 ATL 28 2 BAL 17 NE 14 2 58 4
SF 28 ATL 24 BAL 28 NE 13 74

About the author(s)

Rourke Douglas Decker covers the Green Bay Packers beat for Water Cooler Sports. He resides with his family in the Twin Cities. He can be reached for questions or comments at . Connect with .

403 comments
SDL
SDL

"Bachelor Party" is so fucking bad, it's funny

Gabes22
Gabes22 moderator

I would like to point out that in my preseason prediction article I had the Ravens winning the Super Bowl

G & G
G & G moderator

The Sports Illustrated Curse:

FalconsFan0125
FalconsFan0125

Damn the Patriots had more of an epic fail yesterday.

Childerz...
Childerz...

GOING TO LUNCH!!!!!! PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

andylet445
andylet445

awe the little things that amuse me.


Doctor ϟ Professor ☧
Doctor ϟ Professor ☧ moderator

so me and my friend are looking to join this indoor flag football league this spring.


fuck yes!

Maized and Confused
Maized and Confused

 scooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPED!

niemerg1
niemerg1

 a blind squirrel can find a nut in a stopped clock every now and then...i think thats how that metaphor goes...

G & G
G & G moderator

I would like to point out that The Canadians Bears still suck!!

Gabes22
Gabes22 moderator

blowing a 17-0 lead is pretty epic though

niemerg1
niemerg1

 not sure if it was epic...thats pretty par for the course for the falcons in the playoffs

Childerz...
Childerz...

  LOL Why would you insite someone like Ray Ray... he's going to murder her 

andylet445
andylet445

Patriots: losing like champs since never.

MIBearFan
MIBearFan

 

There are a shitload of injuries in flag football. Bunch of old men trying to hang on to their youth.

Childerz...
Childerz...

 at first I thought you said fag football league. 

andylet445
andylet445

flag football, sounds more like fag football to me.

G & G
G & G moderator

  Like Bill!

Gabes22
Gabes22 moderator

@GreenAndGold 66 @Gabes22 instead of off duty chicago cops the bears will have off duty canadian mounties providing security

SDL
SDL

  

No doubt aboot it

G & G
G & G moderator

 Peter King is a bitch

niemerg1
niemerg1

  what was the score when GB decided to win that playoff game a couple years ago?

niemerg1
niemerg1

  no...probably just force himself on her...

BearsSaveLives
BearsSaveLives moderator

I hear, like your mother, they always get their man.

niemerg1
niemerg1

  i didn't know if they were up 17-0 against GB or something too

Gabes22
Gabes22 moderator

@niemerg1 @Gabes22 atl got up 7-0 and 14-7. Gb tied it at 14 atl drove the field and ryan threw a pick in the end zone. Gb then tripled up. The scored 2 Tds side the two minute warning and scored on the opening drive of the second half

niemerg1
niemerg1

  no, when atl was ahead, before GB scored

Gabes22
Gabes22 moderator

@niemerg1 @Gabes22 48-21

niemerg1
niemerg1

  no, she would be asking for it...have you SEEN what she wears in public?

Childerz...
Childerz...

 I played softball last summer.. and I was like  EEEHHH i'm 26.... so then I get there fail to stretch... and hit the ball to the fence and take off hauling ass... not 4 steps down the line I feel a pop in my hamstring... yeah I turned a triple into a single... damn pulled hamstrings. 

MIBearFan
MIBearFan

   

One of my bowling partners is 21. He blew out his knee last year.