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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

That's my last 'dog painted on the wall

Here are the lines for the final week of our charity pro football underdog game:

3.5 CHICAGO vs. Green Bay
3.5 NEW YORK JETS at Pittsburgh

Gary takes first prize for the season -- congratulations to him. Second through fifth places are still up for grabs, with four players jockeying within that range:

Biggest Cubs Loser 62.5
Andy 62
pdxmick 61.5
Gordon 61

Speaking of prizes, here they are once again:

First prize - $500 to player's favorite charity
Second prize - $165 to player's favorite charity
Third prize - $100 to player's favorite charity
Fourth prize - $75 to player's favorite charity
Fifth prize - $50 to player's favorite charity

In order to move up in the rankings in this final week, not only do you have to pick a winning 'dog, but it has to be a different winning 'dog from the player ahead of you. Makes for some interesting strategy issues -- but your 'dog also has to win while the other player's loses. Last year, neither 'dog (7.5 NY JETS at Indianapolis or 4 MINNESOTA at New Orleans) prevailed.

Even if they're out of the "money," we encourage all our players to throw in a final pick. Play for pride, people! And good luck, everybody.

UPDATE, 6:15 p.m.: One interesting wrinkle this time around is that both 'dogs score the same number of points for an outright win. And so if you pick a winner this weekend, nobody can pass you on their way up the chart.

Comments (1)

Congratulations to Gary and the other leaders! This is a difficult contest, and they've done great.

I'll make my out-of-the-money pick on the record and pick Chicago. I'd be disappointed if the Packers lost, so I might as well get the points as consolation.

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