Weekly Picks

Comparing picks generated by a Random Number Generator and an Animal (Jesus Quintana) against a plethora of NFL experts.

The Jesus, The Generator and the Experts - Week 3

This week I continue my quest to answer the one question that has eluded mankind for decades (or a least two weeks):

Are the NFL Experts smarter than a random number generator (RNG)?

To make things even more lively , I included my cat, Jesus Quintana, in on the picks, along with Doug Lee and myself (Doc Bear is too smart for this).  The RNG is simply armed with the notion that, 57% of the time, the home team is a winner in the NFL.  Quintana picks between two quarters as I drop them to the floor.  Doug Lee uses his sharp mind.

I use Kahlua and a proprietary mathematical formula.  If that doesn’t work, I just imagine what team Doc Bear would pick.

So how has the experiment gone after two weeks?

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The Jesus, The Generator and the Experts - Week 2

For those of you who missed Week 1, I’m trying to answer the one question that has eluded mankind:

Are the NFL Experts smarter than an animal or a random number generator?

Each week I put up the picks of my cat, Jesus Quintana, and a random number generator against the experts.  I also put them up against Doug Lee and myself (Doc Bear is always smarter so we left him out), but not because we are experts.  It’s because we really would like to say we know more than Peter King.

I’m also getting the readers of Fat Man in on the action as well.  Quintana tells me he’ll offer up a $15 I-Tunes Gift Certificate to the first FM member who puts in the comment section below the winner and exact score of the Broncos-Seahawks game.  Good luck, you Peter King clones!

So how did The Jesus and The Generator do in Week 1?  Let’s take a look:

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Are NFL experts smarter than animals or random number generators?

Ever wonder how good the so-called experts are at picking each week’s games in the NFL?  Do you laugh when Peter King tries to predict the actual scores of games?  Well The Dude thought it would be interesting to have a little statistical fun this season—at the expense of the experts.

I’m putting several of the so-called experts’ picks (along with those of Doug Lee and myself) up against some stellar competition:

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