#CheddarBay week 16, JFF.
In a surprise move even to me, the Executive Committee is waiving the ‘one college pick’ rule this week. NO MANDATORY PICK ON ARMY +15 vs. NAVY.
Instead, the all-play is:
Bengals PK at Browns.
Are we tricking you to get all the Cheddar action lined up on one side? No, we don’t do that on purpose.
However I will point out that our group is coming off its best week in memory hitting at 64%1 thanks largely to hometown plays on OSU (45-17) and the Browns (24-5). Sometimes homer picks are less homer and more plain knowledgable. This is rarely the case but last week it was.
Three Lobsterfests (PeteFranklin, Mo_by_dick, Iron Sheik) is also a first as far as I can remember. Poor Rolub had an Admiral’s Feast2 and did not get paid; however he did bump CLEVTA out of the first place slot he’s held for the last five weeks.
A lot of Picks of the Year left and just three weeks left.
Hear Cheddars through your speakers!
Friend of the site and Cheddar-Bayer-on-hiatus, Jeff Rich is on pace building a new media empire from his Arizona base. And what better programming could there be for the upcoming sports web presence than smart handicappers with documentable winning records against the spread? And where better to find a pool of such handicappers than Cheddar Bay?
So it is that Jeff reached out to our community and we’ll have a different Cheddar joining Jeff (and me) every week to share thoughts on a handful of marquee matchups every week on his Down By Contact series. The tentative lineup for the rest of the year is:
That’s a strong lineup.
This week’s version is up here. Sorry to be late getting this link out because TA was pretty emphatic in saying he would take the Cards and points if forced, but he REALLY liked the under. Bam. Nailed it.
It’s a good listen and good fun to hear how some of our peers approach this. Let me just say TA is an encyclopedia of handicapping knowledge because I think he came into this cold and had pretty strong insights on all the games. (Me, not so much,,, more like “I think Bruce Arians is good coach” level of analysis. In other words, I was the fucking Phil Simms in the booth on this pod.)
How about that Cleveland web symbiosis?
Let the record show that this marks four content generations out of 603brown in 24 hours and I had little-to-nothing to do with any of them!
- Cheddar — autopilot and courtesy of Frowns;
- Kolonich with actual writing;
- AtoZ pod — via Zac and Andre;
- Down by Contact pod — from Jeff Rich.
That is some world-class slacking by your proprietor and if this doesn’t qualify me for a gig with Northeast Ohio Media Group then I don’t know what does. (Aww, too harsh? Then see this hijack of ESPN original content.)