Wk 17, Ravens +4.5 at Steelers.
We are down to the wire and as happens every year, the struggle to get over the red line is intense. The number to beat in the last two years has been 79 and it looks like that will hold true again. There are still quite few POTYs out on the board which will only add to drama.
Given the collective degeneracy among those of us still playing even though we’re realistically out, we should probably set up some side game to handicap the playoff pool. I don’t know quite how to do that and I sure don’t know how to administer the book that would take action on something like what’s showing at right.
Anyway, just something to kick around and yeah, that’s my back of the envelope handicapping for our playoffs going into Week 17.
I’ll add another column next week showing max possible points and check marking who’s clinched, alive, and dead.
To those at the top, don’t take your foot off the gas: regular season winner gets dough somewhere north of $500.
Placeholder post to get the mid-week bowls repped. Lines:
Tues/Boca — Memphis +7 vs. WKU;
Wed/Poinsettia — BYU -10 vs. Wyo.
Pending late line: MTSU/Hawaii.
Oh! And Christmas came early here because I never knew and just discovered Norm MacDonald has been a thing on the web for a couple years. His channel is like Carson plus Space Ghost without an orchestra. Each interview is better than the last. And each episode includes a joke section and occasionally something like this:
(Actually I like this version of the joke from an Australian cricket match… let’s see Tom Hamilton pull this off.)