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Chilly 'dogs chosen

There's frost on many a pumpkin, and the Big Daddies of pro football are getting serious. Players in our charity underdog game have selected these 'dogs (in caps) to come in from the cold with a win:

11.5 KANSAS CITY at Pittsburgh (Monday) - Carol
11 ST. LOUIS at San Francisco - NoPoGuy, Gary, Biggest Cubs Loser
9.5 OAKLAND at Baltimore - Bob, PDXileinOmaha, Dave A., Bad Brad, John Cr., Cinderella Story, Coastal Storm, MickeyMacNYC
6.5 NEW YORK JETS at Seattle - Lucas, Bayou Baby, Tinknocker, Pdxmick, Broadway Joe, Dr. D, Annie
6 TENNESSEE at Miami - Jeremy, Usual Kevin, DB Cooper, JMH
4 CINCINNATI vs. New York Giants - Paul, Grizfan, Pete Rose, Drewbob
3 NEW ORLEANS vs. Atlanta - George, Michael K., Gordon, Tung, Ted
3 SAN DIEGO at Tampa Bay - genop, genop's gal, Juicen, Eric W.
3 JACKSONVILLE vs. Indianapolis (Thursday, unsuccessful) - Rudie, Pete Rozelle
2 DALLAS at Philadelphia - Sola, Will, John Ch.

Not much confidence placed in the Seabirds. Will Sanchez snap out of it? Will Jets turn on their Tebow? The Raiders in an East Coast morning game also received votes of confidence, from brave souls, while the Saints drew a more conservative crowd.

Please note: As usual, these are the picks as of earlier this morning, several hours before the deadline. (This post is being triggered by a robot.) If additional picks have come in (or changes have been made) after this post was written but before the deadline, they will be added to this post as soon as we can get to it later today.

Have a fine Sunday, and enjoy the games, all.

UPDATE, 1:22 p.m.: Nine Sunday morning picks added.

UPDATE, 1:24 p.m.: Three early 'dogs get their bones -- Tennessee, Cincinnati, and New Orleans. Bow wow!

UPDATE, 5:23 p.m.: Oh, the frustration for the three players who took the Rams. That game ends in a tie, after St. Louis had it won, twice. The Niners didn't want it, either. Strange outcome, but no points for a tie. Three players pick up a deuce on the Cowgirls. Nobody on tonight's game, and only one flyer for tomorrow.

UPDATE, 5:28 p.m.: Here are the new standings, with the asterisk denoting tomorrow night's player:

DB Cooper 30.5
Ted 22.5
Will 21.5
Michael K. 20
Pdxmick 19
Broadway Joe 18.5
Annie 18
Pete Rose 18
George 17
Paul 17
Tinknocker 17
Ricardo 16.5
Jeremy 15
Juicen 15
Tung 15
Usual Kevin 15
Drewbob 14
Grizfan 14
JMH 14
genop 13
John Ch. 13
PDXileinOmaha 13
Bad Brad 12.5
Gordon 11.5
NoPoGuy 11.5
Pete Rozelle 11.5
Bayou Baby 10
Eric W. 10
Biggest Cubs Loser 9.5
Bob 9
Cinderella Story 9
Coastal Storm 8
Carol 7*
Dave A. 7
MickeyMacNYC 6
Sola 5.5
Dr. D 5
John Cr. 5
Lucas 5
Rudie 5
genop's gal 3.5
Gary 0

Comments (13)

I took Tennessee.

Carol obviously doesn't live in Kansas City. I'd be amazed if the Chiefs pull off a win.

Holy cow! Are the Rams having fun, or what?!?

And, oh my, how bad is SF QB Alex Smith's head injury (concussion)?

Alex Smith (concussion) out for San Francisco 49ers
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000093305/article/alex-smith-concussion-out-for-san-francisco-49ers

San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams suffer clock error
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000093317/article/san-francisco-49ers-st-louis-rams-suffer-clock-error

Excerpt:

This week's brand new twist: 98 seconds ran off the clock in between plays in the game between the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on Sunday. Let's set the scene.

Quarterback Alex Smith completed a 14-yard pass on third-and-14 with 13:40 left in the second quarter for the 49ers. The officials attempted to stop the game shortly thereafter to bring the chains out for a measurement. The only problem: No one ever stopped the clock.

What happened after that is a little confusing, but this much we know: The 49ers ran their fourth down play with 12:02 left. Roughly one minute and 12 seconds were lost. The clock is not reviewable by replay. Once the next play ran, it was too late to make a change. We contacted the NFL, but they had no official comment at this time.

The 49ers ended up converting their fourth down and and scoring a touchdown on the drive, but the mistake happened while they were trailing 14-0. That 1:12 could have come in handy, and the 49ers aren't getting it back.

What is the underdog rule on ties?

If Carol gets lucky -- really, really lucky - she'll be in the Top 5 on Tuesday. Meanwhile, D.B. Cooper is reaching warp speed with 30.5 pts now. Tennessee's upset definitely was special.

So what happens if the underdog ties? I lost track of the link to the official rules.

Tough luck, I think. Have to "win outright." Didn't re-check the rules yet, though.

The rules say the underdog has to win outright. No mention of what happens in a tie, although by implication a tie is not a win , so no points for the pick if I'm reading it correctly.

The Raiders looked like doo-doo today against the Ravens. They better win another 3 or 4 games or they will be competing with the Chiefs for the No. 1 draft pick.

Perhaps we should all chip in and send D.B. Cooper to Vegas. But would he jump out of the plane??

Jack, maybe you could just agree now to put me down for whatever teams DB Cooper picks for the rest of the season.

No kidding. The official rules are here. For you to win points, your 'dog must "win its game outright" -- ties won't do.

DB Cooper has been right six weeks out of 10. As has Will.


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