Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"Kids Club" Picks Week 4 Results: NO College Football wins - Oat Man wins the week

It was a rough week for Kids Club picks.  The biggest losses were in College, where nobody had a split sweep and nobody had even a *win* with college picks for Week 4.  Some of the wildness of Week 3 carried over to Week 4 and we had some unusual outcomes.

Take Florida State for instance.   Florida State fell behind NC State by double digits, then came back in the 2nd half and won by 15, but it was still not enough to cover the 19 point spread that Oat Man chose.  In all, Ottis had the best week of the 'Club, relatively speaking.  He went 1-2-1 and owns the better season record, breaking the tie between he and Ron in NJ, who also went 1-2-1.

"Better Season Record" is a forgotten tiebreaker, and we'll use this as our first tiebreaker, preceding "Most Individual Week wins".

As for the triple checker-on-a-checker, this week it didn't pan out, as Duke lost by 12 points to Miami.  The line was Miami -7 for the contest.  The other dual checker was Saints -3 and the game went completely the other way, with the Cowboys beating the Saints in blowout.

Head to Head, Baylor won by exactly 21, which means both Ottis and Ron were left with a push.   In the NFL, John and Ron went head to head with the Falcons/Vikings game, and the Vikings won convincingly.  That gave John the win to avoid 0-4.

One advantage of all these common picks is that nobody lost serious ground.  So here's how it all went down on a tough week 4…

Say Hello to Ottis (1-2-1) 
Hit with: Packers
Missed with: FSU, Saints
Pushes: Baylor

Ron in NJ (1-2-1) 
Hit with: Colts
Missed with: Duke, Falcons
Pushes: Iowa State

John in CT (1-3) 
Hit with: Vikings
Missed with: Duke, Indiana, Panthers

Andy in Seattle (1-3)
Hit with: Lions
Missed with: Duke, Cal, Saints

So, four weeks in, here are our competitive season standings!  Oat Man moves into first place, and John comes down just a peg to second.

Say Hello to Ottis: 8-7-1
John in CT: 8-8
Ron in NJ: 7-8-1
Andy in Seattle: 6-10

The Kids Club will go for some more W's as we head to Week 5… stay with us!

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