DIVISIONAL ROUND UPDATE:
All 4 top seeds have advanced!
#1 Glen’s Hero +3 ADVANCES over #19 Mojo Toes -1.
#2 The Pickers +5 remaining picks: CLE, TB) ADVANCES over #13 Schuetzy -1.
#3 Rondone +3 ADVANCES over #8 Steelerhawk +3 as both players have identical picks so the outcome is based on the higher seed’s POW which was a win for Rondone.
#4 Barry Mcockiner +5 ADVANCES over #7 Kliner -1.
NEXT WEEK’S MATCHUPS
#1 Glen’s Hero vs. #4 Barry Mcockiner
#2 The Pickers vs. #3 Rondone
Taron Johnson’s 101 yard (Playoff Record) pick six sealed the deal to send Buffalo to the AFC Championship for the first time since the 1993 season.
Congratulations to Drew Brees on a Hall of Fame career. Unfortunately, he ran into Brady in January.
After a crazy weekend of football, we have 4 players advancing to the Divisional Playoffs round. Two guys on a Bye weeks had +3 in what amounts to an practice rounds for #2 seed, the Pickers and #4 Barry Mcockiner.
As far as those who advance we have #7 Kliner with +2, #8 Steelerhawk and #19 Mojo Toes at +1 and #13 Schuetzy squeaks in at -1 as the others at -1 did not win their POWs.
Next weekend’s matchups for the Divisional Playoffs are:
#1 Glen’s Hero vs. #19 Mojo Toes, #2 The Pickers vs. #13 Schuetzy, #3 Rondone vs. #8 Steelerhawk and #4 Barry Mcockiner faces #7 Kliner.
The lines for Wild Card Weekend are ready. The following players will be competing this weekend for 4 spots to face the top 4 regular season finishers (#1 Glen’s Hero, #2 The Pickers, #3 Rondone and #4 Barry Mcockiner) in the Divisional Playoff Round:
#5 Rabbit, #6 Mad Max, #7 Kliner, #8 Steelerhawk, #9 Real Deal, #10 Tripper, #11 Air Jordan, #12 Big Red, #13 Schuetzy, #14 Chark, #15 Air India, #16 Mister Sam, #17 Pazzi, #18 Dmacii, #19 Mojo Toes and #20 Crease King.
The software is forcing me to make a mandatory game (just like Monday Night Football) and I have chosen the last game of the weekend which is Cleveland @ Pittsburgh. You will have to pick at least 4 games and of course have a POW. The software is also forcing a total points pick for the Cleveland / Pittsburgh but won’t have any bearing on any tiebreakers.
The tiebreakers for this weekend’s competition will be POW correct first, then Mandatory Game (Cleveland/Pittsburgh) correct and then regular season finish. (The total points tiebreaker HAS NO BEARING on the outcome. It is a holdover from the regular season. )
ALL PICKS ARE DUE BY THE 1 PM KICKOFF SATURDAY, JANUARY 9TH.
Week 17 goes to Big Red with a +11 that moves her from out of playoff contention to 12th place.
Glen’s Hero ends the season in 1st overall with a +29 winning $700. The Pickers came on strong the last few weeks and takes 2nd with +27 winning $300. In 3rd is Rondone at +26 winning $200. In 4th place is Barry Mcockiner at +19 winning $150. These 4 players get a bye for the Wild Card Weekend and will be matched up with the top 4 finishers next week in individual matchups for the Divisional Playoff round.
Places 5th through 8th win $50 each. 5th place is Rabbit at +18. 6th is Mad Max who edges out 7th place Kliner based on POW records, both ending at +17. Steelerhawk at +16 finishes in 8th edging out Real Deal based on POW records.
Next week will be the Wild Card Weekend playoff tournament for places 5 through 20. The top 4 finishers next week will get matched up with the top 4 seeds (who receive a Bye next week). Tiebreakers for next week will be POW won and then regular season finish.
Matchups for the Divisonal Round will be based on regular season finish with #1 Glen’s Hero taking on the lowest remaining seed, #2 the Pickers taking on the 2nd lowest remaining seed and so on. Each round will be re-seeded based on regular season finish.
In addition to the top 8 players mentioned above, the following players will be participating in the playoffs:
#9 Real Deal (+16), #10 Tripper (+15), #11 Air Jordan (+14), #12 Big Red (13), #13 Schuetzy (+12), #14 Chark (+12), #15 Air India (+8), #16 Mister Sam (+8), #17 Pazzi (+7), #18 Dmacii (+7), #19 Mojo Toes (+3) and #20 Crease King (+3).
Congratulations to all of our winners!
Tripper ends Week 16 with a +9, giving him his 2nd weekly prize.
With one week to go, Glen’s Hero continues to lead the overall contest at +30. The Pickers at +26 is in striking distance. Rabbit at +21 is in 3rd and Rondone is in 4th at +19. 6 other players are within 4 points of 4th place.
Stephon Diggs lets JC Jackson know he’s about to score his 2nd TD of his 3 on the night as Buffalo sweeps New England for the first time since 1999.
Defending Super Bowl Champion Pooooozar took the Week 15 prize with a +10. He had a good start to climb back into playoff contention with 2 weeks remaining.
Glen’s Hero remains solidly in 1st overall with a +28, followed by the red hot Pickers who has moved up the last 2 weeks to be at +21. He is in a dead heat with Rondone at +21 trailing only by the POW record tiebreaker. Rabbit holds 4th at +20.
As the season winds down, it’s time to start talking Playoffs. (“Playoffs? You’re talking about Playoffs? I want to win a damn game!” Jim Mora).
At the end of the season there is a playoff tournament starting Wild Card Weekend and ending Super Bowl LV. The top 4 finishers get a Bye during Wild Card Weekend and will be matched up in 1-on-1 games in the Divisional Round vs. top 4 finishers of the Wild Card Weekend competition. The seeding for the 1-on-1 matchups are based on regular season standing.
The cut to make the Wild Card Weekend competition is to finish with a top 20 score. As of today, Blaze at +3 is in 20th and anyone who finishes with that score or better is eligible. In this case MoJo Toes in 21st also has +3 and would be able to participate. There are 6 games Wild Card Weekend and the top 4 finishers move on. Regular tiebreakers apply with the final tiebreaker being regular season finish.
After a wild finish to Week 14, the Pickers takes home the Week 14 prize. There was a 5 way tie for the week with the Pickers, Chark, CGAutomall, Chancestradamus and Rabbit ended up with +5. Chancestradamus and Rabbit both lost the Monday Night game taking them out of contention, The other 3 players get credit for 1/3 of a week win and the Pickers take home the prize having the closest point total.
Glen’s Hero remains in 1st at +26, Rabbit is in 2nd with +19, Real Deal drops to 3rd at +18 and Barry Mcockiner drops to 4th at +18, only trailing Real Deal by the MNF record tiebreaker.
Mad Max, War Pigs and the Pickers ended up with a three way tie at +8. Mad Max takes the prize for the week but all three get credit for a weekly win. The third end of season tiebreaker after POW and MNF wins are Weeks Won.
Glen’s Hero remains in 1st overall at +26, followed by Real Deal in 2nd at +20, Barry Mcockiner at +17 is in 3rd and Air Jordan at +15 is in 4th.
For the first time in the 25 year history of MSP NFL, we had a Wednesday Bowl. CGAutomall wins his 2nd weekly prize edging out Pura Vida via the Monday Night win tiebreaker, both finishing with +5 for the week.
Glen’s Hero remains comfortably at the top of the season standings with +29. Real Deal is in 2nd with +23, Kliner is in 3rd at +15 and Air Jordan is in 4th at +13.
Will.I.Am wins his second weekly prize with a +7 winning the Monday Bowl over Feldo.
Glen’s Hero continues to lead the overall standings with a +30. Real Deal follows at +23, Rabbit is at +17 and Kliner is at +16.
There are 3 games this Thursday starting at 12:30. As always, these games are optional. Picks need to be made prior to kickoff of each game. All picks are due by 1pm Sunday.