Just Predictions by Jon Pinyan

I don't make elegant web pages, I suck at commentary, and I can't tell you who the Bills' backup quarterback is. That's why this is Just Predictions. Really, it should probably be Just Picks, but it's too late to change the name now. In the 2008 season, on CBSSports, I went 143-113 against the spread. So I figured I'd put up a page for me to list what I think is going to happen in each week's games.

I'm in a pool that uses CBS's spreads, a pool that uses the spread in the New York Post each Friday (and which has me pick 3 best bets each week), and ESPN's Pigskin Pick'em, both straight and spread. I'm also playing some Survivor games, where you pick one team each week (no repeats) and go until your team lose. Note that if I'm on the borderline, I may switch picks between games (for instance, Week 1 I had Redskins +6.5 in two pools and Giants -6.5 in one pool). Clearly that's where you shouldn't really trust me. Although seriously, if you're trusting me and putting money on it, you're an idiot.

Here's how I've done so far this season, and the links to see what my picks are for the coming week.

Week Dates ESPN ESPN ATS CBS NY Post (Best Bets) A B C
1 Sept. 10-14 12-4 8-8 8-8 8-8 2-1 NO BAL NO
2 Sept. 20-21 11-5 12-4 11-5 13-3 3-0 WAS TEN WAS
3 Sept. 27-28 11-5 11-5 11-5 10-6 2-1 BAL  PHI
4 Oct. 4-5 10-4 5-9 5-9 4-10 2-1 SF  CHI
5 Oct. 11-12 8-6 7-7 7-7 6-8 2-1 NYG  NYG
6 Oct. 18-19 9-5 8-6 7-7 7-7 2-1 PHI  NE
7 Oct. 25-26 11-2 8-5 8-5 9-3-1 2-1 IND
8 Nov. 1-2 7-6 6-7 6-7 5-8 0-3 JAX
9 Nov. 8-9 8-5 5-8 5-8 4-9 1-2
10 Nov. 12-16 8-7 6-9 5-10 4-10-1 1-2
11 Nov. 19-23 9-7 11-5 11-5 11-5 1-2
12 Nov. 26-30 14-2 9-7 8-8 8-7-1 2-1
13 Dec. 3-7 13-3 11-5 12-4 11-5 3-0
14 Dec. 10-14
Season-to-date 131-61
68.2%
107-85
55.7%
104-88
54.2%
100-89-3
52.9%
23-16
59.0%
dead
Week 6
dead
Week 2
dead
Week 8

The color-coding of how good each week was on each pool.
Spread: 0-49% 50-54% 55-60% 61-67% 68-74% 75-100%
Straight/BB: 0-56% 57-61% 62-67% 68-74% 75-84% 85-100%
Survivor: Lost Tied Won

I have also, as of Week 5, started a ranking system that I update each week and comment on in the weekly pick post.