The Jesus, The Generator and the Experts - Week 6

Perhaps you heard about the daring rescue of the trapped Chilean miners this week.

Well, I didn’t, and Peter King’s ego never takes a rest.

So let’s look at how King got crushed once again.

As we usually do, we ask our random number generator (RNG) to makes its picks for the week’s NFL games.  We then compare these picks to the so-called experts.  To make things even more lively, I include 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 superior intellect.

I use Kahlua and a proprietary mathematical formula.  If that doesn’t work, I go to my happy place and chant positive affirmations until the picks come.

So how has the RNG done this week?

EXPERTWinsTotal PercentageEXPERTWinsTotalPercentage
TJ “The Dude” Johnson487663.16%Mike Golic427655.26%
Chris Mortensen487663.16%ESPN Pigskin Pick ‘Em427655.26%
Jason Cole477661.84%Adam Schefter427655.26%
Les Carpenter467660.53%Pete Prisco417653.95%
Ron Jaworski427060.00%Doug Lee417653.95%
Mark Schlereth457659.21%RNG407652.63%
Michael Silver447657.89%Merril Hoge407652.63%
Yahoo Users437656.58%Jesus Quintana377648.68%
Peter King437656.58%Eric Allen367647.37%
Accuscore437656.58%Raiders Fans2762.63%

The RNG is beginning to lose its focus and lose ground.  Its only solace is that it has no idea who stars in the new TOcho series, it doesn’t snap pictures of its own junk, and it doesn’t care if Tony Romo shows leadership or not.  It just continues to pound out the picks: 38 games ahead of Raiders fans and 4 games ahead of Eric Allen, who was a Raider.  Go figure. 

Jesus Quintana redeemed himself last week, picking 7 of the games correctly, when most of the experts were cratering.  He’s now back in the fray and is a game up on Eric Allen.  Cats have nine lives and he’s coming out clawing again this week.

A quick note about my ranking.  Even though I’m still at the top, it’s not as important as my continued domination of Peter King.  And now that I have a commanding lead over him, I’m tempted to simply replicate his picks so that I ensure his defeat.  But what fun would that be?  It wold be more fun to try and double him up.  Remember, this is a guy who tries to predict not only the winners each week, but as an expert, he picks the scores as well. 

Doug Lee has continued to make steady progress.  He’s that guy that you don’t see coming.  But in the last week, he strikes.  Don’t sleep on the guy.  He could catch King this week and then Mark Schlereth the very next. 

Now on to the picks for this week:


WEEK 6 Random Number GeneratorJesus QuintanaTJ “The Dude” JohnsonDoug Lee

You’ll notice only the cat and the RNG had the guts to take Denver this week.  While I wavered on the pick, in the end I was afraid Rex Ryan might eat me.

Quintana’s Upset Specials

As always, the idea here is to provide you with some intelligent football picks, so do the opposite of what Quintana does.  He’s an animal, after all.

1. Denver over The New York Jets.  Quintana buys into the idea that it’s a short week for the Jets; they will get gassed at altitude.  Also, he thinks Rex Ryan is now starting to believe his own press clippings.  Lastly, Quintana thinks Joe Mays can hit—really hard.

2. Detroit over the The New York Giants.  The cat says Barry Sanders gets 30 carries this game and rushes for 235 yards.  But he also still listens to Nirvana

Feel free to add your own upset specials below and tell us what you think the score will be in the Broncos-Jets game.  You can’t do any worse than Peter King does.

I’m glad we had this talk.  Now, vaya con Dios, Brah.

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