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Friday, December 19, 2014

NFL Picks Contest- Week 16 Picks Due Tomorrow


Just a friendly reminder that your pick for the NFL Picks Contest is due by 6 pm (CST) Saturday evening. I have most of them, but if you haven't sent yours yet, it's time to get with it!

Please e-mail me at nfl.picks@ymail com or leave a comment here with your pick.

Good luck!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

NFL Picks Contest- Week 15 Results and Standings


Here are the Week 15 results and standings in the NFL Picks Contest.

Here are the current standings;

OneAndDone- 27+17+17+34+41+5+31+38+16+24+17+30+32+16+18 = 363 pts.
MOJO-  27+17+17+29+16 +24+32+37+16+34+17+30+32+16+18 = 362 pts.
cokeboy99- 27-(8)+21+34+16+13+20+38+16+51+43+13+32+16+20 = 352 pts.
Captain Crunch- 27+17+17+29+16+5+35+38+24+24-(17)+30+32+34+17 = 328 pts.
Vegas Vic- 27+17+21+29+16+5+32-(3)+20+31+17+29+32+16+17 = 306 pts.

Music City Momma- 13+17+21+29+16-(7)+32+38-(3)+31+17+30+32+17+17 = 300 pts.
mrben09- 27+17+17+29+16+24+31+37-3+24-(15)+30+32+16+18 = 300 pts.
Grange95- (3)+17+21+29+16+24+11+20+16+0+43+13+62+34-(8) = 295 pts.
ggrouchie- 27+17+17+34+41+13+20-(3)+24+24-(15)+30+32+16+18 = 295 pts.
TwoMinuteWarning- (3)+17+37+29+16-(7)+35+37+20+24-(17)+19+32+17+18 = 274 pts.

Neophyte- 27+17-(19)+0+41+24+21+0+24+24+17+14+32+24+28 = 274 pts.
lightning36- 27+17+17+29+16+24+31+24+20+34-(15)+30+32-(31)+18 = 273 pts.
Coach- 27+17+21+29+20+24+20-(3)+16-(7)-(20)+14+11+16+26 = 211 pts.
angerisagift- (16)+41+37-(27)+18+41+31+24+13+24-(2)-(3)+13+13-(7) = 200 pts.
TeamMiRketti- 27+17+17-(3)+16+24+0-(19)+20+34+0+30+11+0+0 = 174 pts.


Week 15 scores

angerisagift- Atlanta (L 20-27)= (7) pts.
MOJO- Baltimore (W 20-12)= 18 pts.
Vegas Vic- Indianapolis (W 17-10)= 17 pts.
Captain Crunch- Indianapolis (W 17-10)= 17 pts.
OneAndDone- Baltimore (W 20-12)= 18 pts.

mrben09- Baltimore (W 20-12)= 18 pts.
ggrouchie- Baltimore (W 20-12)= 18 pts.
Coach- New Orleans (W 31-15)= 26 pts.
TeamMiRketti-  0 pts.
lightning36- Baltimore (W 20-12)= 18 pts.

Neophyte- Kansas City (W 31-13) = 28 pts.
Music City Momma- Indianapolis (W 17-10)= 17 pts.
TwoMinuteWarning- Baltimore (W 20-12)= 18 pts.
Grange95- Green Bay (L 13-21) = (8) pts.
cokeboy99- Seattle (W 17-7)= 20 pts.

Thanks for playing.

Week 16 picks are due by Saturday at 6pm (CDT). Only Sunday and Monday games are eligible.

Good luck!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

NFL Picks Contest- Week 15 Picks


Here are the picks for this week's NFL Picks Contest. The Ravens win "most popular."

lightning36- Baltimore
TwoMinuteWarning- Baltimore
Grange95- Green Bay
cokeboy99- Seattle
Music City Momma- Indianapolis

Coach- New Orleans
Team MiRKetti-No Pick
MOJO- Baltimore
Vegas Vic- Indianapolis
Captain Crunch- Indianapolis

grrouchie- Baltimore
OneAndDone- Baltimore
angerisagift- Atlanta
Neophyte- Kansas City
mrben09-  Baltimore

Please let me know if I missed your pick before the first games kickoff Sunday.

Good luck!!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

NFL Picks Contest- Week 15 Picks Due Tomorrow


Just a friendly reminder that your pick for the NFL Picks Contest is due by 6 pm (CST) Saturday evening. I have most of them, but if you haven't sent yours yet, it's time to get with it!

Please e-mail me at nfl.picks@ymail com or leave a comment here with your pick.

Good luck!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Texas Lottery Chronicles- "Holiday Magic"

Welcome to another adventure in minus EV gambling, otherwise known as the Texas Lottery.



Today's lucky ticket is titled "Holiday Magic" and since it's the Christmas season, I decided to splurge and purchase a $10 ticket. As the old saying goes, "You gotta bet big to win big!"

Of course, my poker buddy Philly Phanatic says, "The more you bet, the more you can lose." Let's hope we don't have to use that quote again today.

The top prize in "Holiday Magic" is $250 large, which would certainly be magical. Odds of winning a prize (which includes break even prizes) is 3.17/1. Odds of hitting the big one is 690,000/1, so I guess I won't start counting my chickens just yet.

As is the case in all the scratch off tickets, you get a set of "winning numbers" (five this time), and you have to match your number with one of the prize numbers. If you match, you win that prize. Should you get a "bell" symbol, your prize amount is multiplied tenfold. Sweet! Should you reveal a wreath, then you win ALL the prizes on the ticket. SAH-WEET!!!

So, without further adieu, let's see what our numbers are, and scratch off the top line to see if we have any winners. Good luck us!


The first line looks like a loser, so let's cross our fingers and move on.


 We had a lot of big amounts on the second line, but once again we whiffed.

Four lines left, so on we go!


 Another swing and a miss on the third line, so we can safely say that the top half of the ticket sucked. Let's hope the bottom half is better.


Looks like line four is bringing more pain. The prizes are noticeably smaller, but the results are still the same...zippo!

Line five is next.


The losing streak continues and we're in danger of being shut out. Not too Christmasy of the state of Texas.

And now for the final line.


More of the same. We had a shot at over $315,000 in prizes.


0 for 315,000. That's just depressing.

Till next time, hope your's is a winner!


Tickets                      10
Winners                     2
Investment             $55.00
Winnings                $15.00
Net                      ($40.00)





Tuesday, December 9, 2014

NFL Picks Contest- Week 14 Results and Standings


Here are the Week 14 results and standings in the NFL Picks Contest. Captain Crunch and Grange gain more ground on the leaders.

Here are the current standings;

OneAndDone- 27+17+17+34+41+5+31+38+16+24+17+30+32+16 = 345 pts.
MOJO-  27+17+17+29+16 +24+32+37+16+34+17+30+32+16 = 344 pts.
cokeboy99- 27-(8)+21+34+16+13+20+38+16+51+43+13+32+16 = 332 pts.
Captain Crunch- 27+17+17+29+16+5+35+38+24+24-(17)+30+32+34 = 311 pts.
Grange95- (3)+17+21+29+16+24+11+20+16+0+43+13+62+34 = 303 pts.

Vegas Vic- 27+17+21+29+16+5+32-(3)+20+31+17+29+32+16 = 289 pts.
Music City Momma- 13+17+21+29+16-(7)+32+38-(3)+31+17+30+32+17 = 283 pts.
mrben09- 27+17+17+29+16+24+31+37-3+24-(15)+30+32+16 = 282 pts.
ggrouchie- 27+17+17+34+41+13+20-(3)+24+24-(15)+30+32+16 = 277 pts.
TwoMinuteWarning- (3)+17+37+29+16-(7)+35+37+20+24-(17)+19+32+17 = 256 pts.

lightning36- 27+17+17+29+16+24+31+24+20+34-(15)+30+32-(31) = 255 pts.
Neophyte- 27+17-(19)+0+41+24+21+0+24+24+17+14+32+24 = 246 pts.
angerisagift- (16)+41+37-(27)+18+41+31+24+13+24-(2)-(3)+13+13 = 207 pts.
Coach- 27+17+21+29+20+24+20-(3)+16-(7)-(20)+14+11+16 = 185 pts.
TeamMiRketti- 27+17+17-(3)+16+24+0-(19)+20+34+0+30+11+0 = 174 pts.



Week 14 scores

angerisagift- Arizona (W 17-14)= 13 pts.
MOJO- Green Bay (W 43-37)= 16 pts.
Vegas Vic- Green Bay (W 43-37)= 16 pts.
Captain Crunch- St. Louis (W 24-0) = 34 pts.
OneAndDone- Green Bay (W 43-37)= 16 pts.

mrben09- Green Bay (W 43-37)= 16 pts.
ggrouchie- Green Bay (W 43-37)= 16 pts.
Coach- Green Bay (W 43-37)= 16 pts.
TeamMiRketti-  0 pts.
lightning36- New Orleans (L 10-41) = (31) pts.

Neophyte- Houston (W 27-13) = 24 pts.
Music City Momma- Denver (W 24-17) = 17 pts.
TwoMinuteWarning- Denver (W 24-17) = 17 pts.
Grange95- St. Louis (W 24-0) = 34 pts.
cokeboy99- Green Bay (W 43-37)= 16 pts.

Thanks for playing.

Week 15 picks are due by Saturday at 6pm (CDT). Only Sunday and Monday games are eligible.

Good luck!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

NFL Picks Contest- Week 14 Picks


Here are the picks for this week's NFL Picks Contest. Looks like the Pack is Back!.

lightning36- New Orleans
TwoMinuteWarning- Denver
Grange95- St. Louis
cokeboy99- Green Bay
Music City Momma- Detroit

Coach- Green Bay
Team MiRKetti-No Pick
MOJO- Green Bay
Vegas Vic- Green Bay
Captain Crunch- St. Louis

grrouchie- Green Bay
OneAndDone- Green Bay
angerisagift- Arizona
Neophyte- Houston
mrben09-  Green Bay

Please let me know if I missed your pick before the first games kickoff Sunday.

Good luck!!!