Pix Populi 2016 Week 8 Picks Sheet

Here’s the place to make your picks for Week 8 of the Pix Populi 2016 season! Lines shown as of Tuesday, 10/25 12 pm EST. Just answer questions below and hit submit and you’re in!

KEY DETAILS

For each game, pick the winner and tell us how many you think your winner will win by.

For example, I ask you about Clemson vs. Podunk, you fill in “Clemson by 30” or “CLEM 30” … anything so we can clearly see the winner and the winning margin.

HOW TO SCORE (OR LOSE) POINTS:

Picking the winner

If you pick the winner and the winning margin perfectly, you score 7 points.
Pick the winner and the margin within 3 points either way, you score 5 points.
Pick the winner and the margin within 10 points either way, you score 4 points.
Get within 11-19 points of picking the winner, you score 3 points.
And if you picked the winner but you’re way off (20 or more points), you score 1 point.

Picking the loser

If your pick loses but you are off by five total points, you score 1 point. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 1)

You pick loses and you’re off by 6-10 total points, you lose 1 point. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 4)

If you pick is a loser and you’re off by 11-19 points, you lose 3 points. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 8).

If your pick is a loser by 20 or more points, you lose 5 points. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 17).

Those who do not give winning margins with their picks are automatically assigned 3 point margins.

WHAT DO I WIN?

Well, depends if you play the free version or the paid version.

For free players: Top scorer each week gets an automatic bid into the Pix Playoffs and will play for glory and some stellar prizes. Top 12 scorers each week get their photo and their next week’s pick in the newspaper each week, in papers like Bluffton Today.

For new paid players: $5 weekly fee, $40 for the entire season from this point on, paid via PayPal to tvtipsterbt@gmail.com or by check (email me for home address). Weekly winner takes full pot as well as automatic bid into the Pix playoffs.

PICKS DEADLINE: Thursday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. EST.

Pix Populi 2016 Week 7 Picks Sheet

Here’s the place to make your picks for Week 7 of the Pix Populi 2016 season! Lines shown as of Tuesday, 10/18 12 pm EST. Just answer questions below and hit submit and you’re in!

KEY DETAILS

For each game, pick the winner and tell us how many you think your winner will win by.

For example, I ask you about Clemson vs. Podunk, you fill in “Clemson by 30” or “CLEM 30” … anything so we can clearly see the winner and the winning margin.

HOW TO SCORE (OR LOSE) POINTS:

Picking the winner

If you pick the winner and the winning margin perfectly, you score 7 points.
Pick the winner and the margin within 3 points either way, you score 5 points.
Pick the winner and the margin within 10 points either way, you score 4 points.
Get within 11-19 points of picking the winner, you score 3 points.
And if you picked the winner but you’re way off (20 or more points), you score 1 point.

Picking the loser

If your pick loses but you are off by five total points, you score 1 point. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 1)

You pick loses and you’re off by 6-10 total points, you lose 1 point. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 4)

If you pick is a loser and you’re off by 11-19 points, you lose 3 points. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 8).

If your pick is a loser by 20 or more points, you lose 5 points. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 17).

Those who do not give winning margins with their picks are automatically assigned 3 point margins.

WHAT DO I WIN?

Well, depends if you play the free version or the paid version.

For free players: Top scorer each week gets an automatic bid into the Pix Playoffs and will play for glory and some stellar prizes. Top 12 scorers each week get their photo and their next week’s pick in the newspaper each week, in papers like Bluffton Today.

For new paid players: $5 weekly fee, $45 for the entire season from this point on, paid via PayPal to tvtipsterbt@gmail.com or by check (email me for home address). Weekly winner takes full pot as well as automatic bid into the Pix playoffs.

PICKS DEADLINE: Thursday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. EST.

Pix Week 6 Results: The Mayor Pulls Out an Overtime Victory

We had our wildest barn burner finish of the year thus far in Week 6, as a weeks’ worth of picks came down to a crazy end to an otherwise pathetic game between the Texans and the Colts.

With about eight minutes to go in the game, Larry Boysel had the win within grasp, just like the Colts. Andrew Luck was breezing and the Texans offense looked lost. But then, the Colts’ defense fell asleep, Brock Osweiler looked like Tom Brady and Luck looked like … well, Andrew Luck.

The end result was our first split result of the season, with a separate free winner and a paid jackpot winner. Bluffton mayor Lisa Sulka pulled out the points victory, scoring a season-high 63 points to take the automatic bid to the Pix playoffs. She edged out Ron Wilson, who gets a great consolation as the paid pot winner. Wilson scored 58 points and takes home the $68 pot (just about recouping his investment for the season).

Scott L. (53 points) also picked the Texans and leap frogged Boysel, who finished fourth with 53 points. Doug Leclair joined the 50-point club as well, finishing fifth with 51 points.

The top three actually finished top 3 after the college games with Dale Butts and Susan Leclair in close pursuit. The lead actually changed hands eight times over the course of the NFL finishes before Sulka pulled out the win.

Rollin Herold and Rob Gillinder each finished among the top 5 in NFL picks to pull into the top 10 overall for the week.

As for repeat winners, it’s still not to be. Steve Kistulentz finished strong but finished 11th out of our 68 players.

Nearly 20 percent of our players cashed in on all three bonus picks to make up some ground in the overall year-long standings.

Our current top 10: Alan Arseneau 223, Kistulentz 219, Russell Holley 214, Tim Wood 206, Debbie Wood 195, Adam Carroll 193, Wilson 181, Diana Pinkham 175, Eric Bowman 174 and Barry Wood 166.

Just one bonus pick here, as we’re looking for the winner of Game 5 of the Cubs-Dodgers series.

It’s never too late to get into the contest as each weekly winner gets a spot in the playoffs. And with so much turmoil in the cumulative totals, there’s still plenty of time to get in on the battle for year-long champion.

Each week, I post out 10 college football games and 10 NFL games at timmaywood.com and ask for you to give me the winner and how much they win by. Then, you score points on just how close you got to picking the actual margin of victory (and lose points if you pick the loser and it’s not close).

It’s never too late to join in the fun. We’ll play for bragging rights to start as we get our prizes in order. If you want in, just go to timmaywood.com and fill out the weekly picks sheet and you’re entered in the contest. If you want to get in on the paid contest, note that in your picks and then send money via PayPal to tvtipsterbt@gmail.com ($5 per week and $45 for the remainder of the season). All picks for Week 7 are due by Thursday at 8 p.m. EST.

Week 6 results for players wanting picks shown attached.

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HAPPY PICKIN’!

 Love, The Commish

PIX POPULI 2016 Week 6 Picks Sheet

Here’s the place to make your picks for Week 6 of the Pix Populi 2016 season! Lines shown as of Tuesday, 10/11 12 pm EST. Just answer questions below and hit submit and you’re in!

KEY DETAILS

For each game, pick the winner and tell us how many you think your winner will win by.

For example, I ask you about Clemson vs. Podunk, you fill in “Clemson by 30” or “CLEM 30” … anything so we can clearly see the winner and the winning margin.

HOW TO SCORE (OR LOSE) POINTS:

Picking the winner

If you pick the winner and the winning margin perfectly, you score 7 points.
Pick the winner and the margin within 3 points either way, you score 5 points.
Pick the winner and the margin within 10 points either way, you score 4 points.
Get within 11-19 points of picking the winner, you score 3 points.
And if you picked the winner but you’re way off (20 or more points), you score 1 point.

Picking the loser

If your pick loses but you are off by five total points, you score 1 point. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 1)

You pick loses and you’re off by 6-10 total points, you lose 1 point. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 4)

If you pick is a loser and you’re off by 11-19 points, you lose 3 points. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 8).

If your pick is a loser by 20 or more points, you lose 5 points. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 17).

Those who do not give winning margins with their picks are automatically assigned 3 point margins.

WHAT DO I WIN?

Well, depends if you play the free version or the paid version.

For free players: Top scorer each week gets an automatic bid into the Pix Playoffs and will play for glory and some stellar prizes. Top 12 scorers each week get their photo and their next week’s pick in the newspaper each week, in papers like Bluffton Today.

For new paid players: $5 weekly fee, $50 for the entire season from this point on, paid via PayPal to tvtipsterbt@gmail.com or by check (email me for home address). Weekly winner takes full pot as well as automatic bid into the Pix playoffs.

PICKS DEADLINE: Thursday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. EST.

PIX WEEK 5 RESULTS: The Writer Authors A Winning Week

He has lurked near the top of the leaderboard each week, but Pix Populi Week 6 proved to be Steve Kistulentz’s coming-out party.

The award-winning poet and novelist, a top 10 finisher in each of the first four weeks, scored 27 points each in college and NFL to finish with 54 points, five points ahead of the hard-charging Adam Carroll.

Overall, it was a smaller field as many regulars were rightfully more focused on hurricane evacuation than football games. We hope all our South Carolina Lowcountry players are returning to minimal damage to their homes after the vicious storm.

Carroll led after the college games with 28 points, just one ahead of Kistulentz. Ron Wilson, Rob Gillinder, Rob Nelson, Jason Timmons, Alexis Yeomans, Doug Mayer, Eric Bowman, Debbie Wood, Russell Holley, Barry Wood and David Neal all finished with 20 points or better picking the college side.

The key game was a seven-point swing as Kistulentz correctly picked the Cowboys and Carroll picked the Chiefs.

Ric Beaudoin led all NFL pickers with 35 points, followed by newcomer Susan Leclair, Debbie Wood, Bluffton mayor Lisa Sulka, Justin Jarrett, Larry Boysel, newcomer Denise Rader and Alan Arseneau.

Week 4 winner, Tim Wood, laid a Week 5 egg, finishing near the bottom of the 65 players with 19 points. The Commish caught up with Wood, who was resilient while congratulatory.

“I’m a yoyo picker, what can I say. Consistency hasn’t been my game in Pix, unfortunately. I like going with underdogs too often,” Wood said. “Nice job to Steve and the others. As long as I don’t keep losing my wife and Dad, I’ll be just fine. And I’ll see you in the playoffs.”

Overall, it was a rebound week, as the top 11 players all finished over 40 points.

Kistulentz takes the weekly title and the automatic bid into the Pix Populi playoffs, where qualifying players will go head-to-head through the bowl season and NFL playoffs. Kistulentz also took home the $64 pot among paid players.

Congrats to Jarrett and Sulka, the only two players to correctly pick that Tom Brady would have over 320 passing yards (he finished with 406) and that the Patriots would score 34 points or under (they scored 33).

Kistulentz also took over the overall points lead, as previous leader Tim Wood fell to sixth.

THE OVERALL TOP 10: Kistulentz 177, Arseneau 176, Russell Holley 173, Debbie Wood 172, Carroll 165, Tim Wood 162, Diana Pinkham 153, Eric Bowman 143, David Neal 128, Barry Wood 127

On to Week 6, which once again features one of the weakest slates of college games we’ve ever had to assemble. Ohio State-Wisconsin and Alabama-Tennessee are the lone highlights among a week of clunkers.

We’ve thrown in three bonus picks to help you offset what could be a horrendous college picking week.

It’s never too late to get into the contest as each weekly winner gets a spot in the playoffs. And with so much change in the cumulative totals, there’s still plenty of time to get in on the battle for year-long champion.

Each week, I post out 10 college football games and 10 NFL games at timmaywood.com and ask for you to give me the winner and how much they win by. Then, you score points on just how close you got to picking the actual margin of victory (and lose points if you pick the loser and it’s not close).

It’s never too late to join in the fun. We’ll play for bragging rights to start as we get our prizes in order. If you want in, just go to timmaywood.com and fill out the weekly picks sheet and you’re entered in the contest. All picks for Week 6 are due by Thursday at 8 p.m. EST.

To enter the paid contest, send $5 for weekly entry or $50 to pay for the rest of the season to The Commish’s PayPal account at tvtipsterbt@gmail.com or email The Commish if sending by snail mail.

 

Pix Populi 2016 Week 5 Picks Sheet – Make Your Picks Here!

Here’s the place to make your picks for Week 5 of the Pix Populi 2016 season! Lines shown as of Tuesday, 10/4 2:15 pm EST. Just answer questions below and hit submit and you’re in!

KEY DETAILS

For each game, pick the winner and tell us how many you think your winner will win by.

For example, I ask you about Clemson vs. Podunk, you fill in “Clemson by 30” or “CLEM 30” … anything so we can clearly see the winner and the winning margin.

HOW TO SCORE (OR LOSE) POINTS:

Picking the winner

If you pick the winner and the winning margin perfectly, you score 7 points.
Pick the winner and the margin within 3 points either way, you score 5 points.
Pick the winner and the margin within 10 points either way, you score 4 points.
Get within 11-19 points of picking the winner, you score 3 points.
And if you picked the winner but you’re way off (20 or more points), you score 1 point.

Picking the loser

If your pick loses but you are off by five total points, you score 1 point. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 1)

You pick loses and you’re off by 6-10 total points, you lose 1 point. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 4)

If you pick is a loser and you’re off by 11-19 points, you lose 3 points. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 8).

If your pick is a loser by 20 or more points, you lose 5 points. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 17).

Those who do not give winning margins with their picks are automatically assigned 3 point margins.

WHAT DO I WIN?

Well, depends if you play the free version or the paid version.

For free players: Top scorer each week gets an automatic bid into the Pix Playoffs and will play for glory and some stellar prizes. Top 12 scorers each week get their photo and their next week’s pick in the newspaper each week, in papers like Bluffton Today.

For new paid players: $5 weekly fee, $55 for the entire season from this point on, paid via PayPal to tvtipsterbt@gmail.com or by check (email me for home address). Weekly winner takes full pot as well as automatic bid into the Pix playoffs.

PICKS DEADLINE: Thursday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. EST.

 

Pix Populi Week 4 Results: Pinkham Wins Nail Biter as Women Dominate

It was a nail biter of a week that came down to Monday night to decide the winner, but after 12 lead changes throughout the weekend, Diana Pinkham took the Week 4 win, squeaking out a victory over a six-pack of late contenders.

Pinkham trailed The Commish’s Better Half, Debbie Wood, by nine points after the college games but Pinkham took control of the week by correctly picking the Falcons and Raiders wins.

“I’m simply happy to have beaten Russell Holley,” Wood said. “Just happy to be part of the group that showed girls rule, even when it comes to picking football games.”

Lisa Sulka also had a strong comeback week, one of the two gamers out of 76 entries to correctly pick the Bills beating the Patriots. The Chiefs did in The Mayor on Sunday night.

Congrats to Alan Arseneau for finally having the cajones to pick his Vikings to win, which should lead to an 0-12 rest of the year for the Vikes. Nice stadium, though.

Dave Adams, Justin Jarrett, Alan Arseneau, Rich Venito, Alex Tamme and Jason Kappozo were all in the mix heading into the Sunday and Monday night games. Jarrett and Dan Kam had the strongest NFL week, while Debbie Wood, Adams, Boysel and Carol Stumpfel all scored well among the college games.

Pinkham earns an automatic bid into the Pix end-of-season playoffs with her weekly win. She also takes home the $56 weekly pot among the paid players.

Well, it looks like many of you liked having the college rankings and the point spreads included in the picks sheet and the scores reflected it.
“This should be a regular thing. Level the playing field for those of us who aren’t full-on degenerate gamblers and just enjoy the game,” said newcomer Jackie Joseph.

“I both resent and resemble that remark,” Holley said. “I’m just glad I beat Dave Adams and Ryan McCarthy.” (Half right, Russell. Adams smoked you, but you did beat McCarthy, who for some reason hasn’t shown up to pick yet this year. But congrats on your biggest loss, Russell — shedding 40 pounds since spring.)

Overall, 60 of our 76 combatants were in the positive numbers this week. So we’ll keep that as a regular feature. Duly noted, Jackie.

On to Week 5 and the return of the greatest quarterback in NFL history. I promised you all some chances to make up ground in overall points with some bonus questions sprinkled in. To celebrate TB12’s comeback, there are two bonus questions included in this week’s picks sheet.