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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tally ho! The 'dogs are released!

The players in our charity pro football underdog pool have spoken -- their deadline has come and gone -- and here are their selections for this weekend's games:

11.5 MIAMI at Houston - Carol, Mac, genop's gal
9.5 INDIANAPOLIS at Chicago - Bob, Rudie, Lucas, Bad Brad, Dr. D
9 WASHINGTON at New Orleans - Paul, Ted, George, Michael K., Cinderella Story, Annie, DB Cooper
8 ST. LOUIS at Detroit - Larry Legend, Gordon
8 CLEVELAND vs. Philadelphia - Juicen, Biggest Cubs Loser, Usual Kevin, genop
6 TENNESSEE vs. New England - Broadway Joe
5 SAN FRANCISCO at Green Bay - PDXilein Omaha, Ricardo, Jo, Drewbob, Bayou Baby, John Cr., Tinknocker, Grizfan, NoPoGuy, Eric W.
[4 DALLAS at New York Giants (Wed. 5:30 PDT) - Pete Rose (winner)]
3.5 JACKSONVILLE at Minnesota - AKevin
3 BUFFALO at New York Jets - Jeremy, Tung, Sola, Stephen, Will, JMH, Sattelihu
3 ARIZONA vs. Seattle - Pete Rozelle, Coastal Storm, John Ch.
1 OAKLAND vs. San Diego (Monday night) - Dave A.

Nobody chose Cincinnati, K.C., Tampa, or Pittsburgh. Last year's champ, Pete Rozelle, is back, and he's got Arizona.

Note: As usual, this post was composed a few hours ago, and is being triggered by a robot after the close of this week's picks. 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.

Good luck to everybody with a 'dog in the hunt today, tonight, or tomorrow. Enjoy the games, everybody!

UPDATE, 11:38 a.m.: Picks by Mac, genop, genop's gal, DB Cooper, and Eric W. added. They all got here this morning before the deadline.

UPDATE, 3:03 p.m.: The Washington Redskins prevail in the first game, scoring 9 points for seven of our players. A most astute pick.

UPDATE, 5:00 p.m.: 'Dog day afternoon! All three afternoon underdogs prevail. Thirteen of our players pick up points from two of them. And so we have 21 contestants on the board, with only one left to play, and that's tomorrow night. Quite a first week.

Comments (5)

I had forgotten the only thing I hate about Jack’s underdog pool, rooting against your favorite teams in order to top the leader board.

You wind up rooting for all the favorites except in the game you picked.

And once again, I picked a loser.

Go Skins!!!!

21/44 (with one to play) is a heck of a first week. It'll be fun if the whole year is similar.

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