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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 23:13

Kibbles and Picks 2017 - Week 12

Another week gone and I’m no closer to catching up.

I had a decent week with a 9-5 record. Unfortunately, Stella’s week was equally excellent. We’re that much closer to the end of the season and I have once again made up zero ground; I remain six games back on the year. Crunch time is absolutely upon us – if I’m going to make any sort of move, it has to happen soon.

Even though we’re looking at a full slate of 16 games, Stella and I are at odds in just five of them. That doesn’t give me a lot of room to move up – even if I run the table, I’m still going to be behind. Not to mention the fact that I made a couple of … let’s call them questionable predictions in an effort to catch her.

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 14:21

Kibbles and Picks 2017 - Week 11

That’s how you do it.

Big weeks from both Stella and myself – we each went 11-3. This means that Stella’s lead remains at six games, but it should be noted that the only games either one of us got wrong were ones on which we disagreed. We went 3-3 in the six that we contested … and 8-0 in the rest.

We picked some football is what I’m saying.

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 15:09

Kibbles and Picks 2017 - Week 10

Ouch.

Week 9 was not kind to me. I only managed to muster up a mediocre 7-6 record in my pick. Meanwhile, Stella went a stellar 10-3. She doubled her season lead – from three games to six – in a single week.

Apparently, she was just toying with me up to this point and has now decided to get serious. My only hope now is to try and whittle away at her dominating lead – we’ve passed the point where I could conceivably make up all of the lost ground at once.

However, we do differ on six of Week 10’s 13 matchups, so the possibility exists for me to make a big move. Conversely, it’s not inconceivable that Stella might push her own lead to double digits. Though in truth, we’ll probably split them and be right where we started.

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 14:18

Kibbles and Picks 2017 - Week 9

It looks like Stella might be getting ready to pull away.

Despite my solid 9-4 record this week, I fell yet another game behind thanks to Stella’s even-more-solid 10-3 slate. Yes, we’re only halfway through the season, but it already feels as though yet another Kibbles and Picks title is slipping through my fingers.

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 12:04

Patriots Progress Report 2017 – Second Quarter

The second month of the NFL season has been awfully kind to the New England Patriots.

The Pats had some struggles in the first few games of the season, managing just a 2-2 record to go with an inconsistent offense and a defense that bordered on the abysmal. These last four games, however, have been a success – particularly when it comes to that most important statistic: wins.

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 14:39

Kibbles and Picks 2017 - Week 8

Much better.

After a stretch of mediocrity, Stella and I both stepped up our games significantly for Week 7. Unfortunately for me, my strong 10-5 showing wasn’t strong enough; Stella went 11-4 and extended her season lead by another game. 

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 16:36

Kibbles and Picks 2017 - Week 6

Not a bad week for us, with a pair of 8-6 records, but that means that Stella maintains her one-game lead over me going into this week.

We were evenly split on the six games we disagreed on – Stella was right on the Jets, the Chargers and the Jaguars; I hit on the Panthers, the Seahawks and the Packers – and were slightly better than mediocre on the rest.

Once again, we failed to see eye to eye on six matchups this week.

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 14:04

Kibbles and Picks 2017 - Week 5

That was fun while it lasted.

My lead over Stella lasted precisely one week, thanks to another break-even week from me and a solid 10-6 performance from the pooch. Only Stella’s odd affection for the Browns – I assume it’s a Dawg Pound thing – and a two-point win by the Eagles kept me from getting really trounced.

(For what it’s worth, she was right on the Saints, the Steelers, the Titans and the Broncos.)

We’re at odds on a half-dozen games – same as last week. Hopefully, I can keep things close, but it kind of feels like things are on the verge of getting a little bit out of hand.

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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 10:58

Patriots Progress Report – First Quarter

If this first quarter of the season is any indication, 2017 is going to be one hell of an up-and-down roller coaster ride for fans of the New England Patriots.

Considering that there were serious conversations about New England’s chances of running the table before the season started, it’s tough not be disappointed with a 2-2 start. Yes, there have been a number of injury issues that have contributed to these early struggles, but still – sitting at .500 after four games is not where anyone expected this team to be.

That’s not to say that the season’s first month has been all bad. There have been plenty of things to be excited about. And hey – up and down, round and round, it’s still the Patriots.

And now, the Progress Report.

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 13:38

Kibbles and Picks 2017 - Week 4

So as of the end of Week 3 … I’m winning.

I’ll be honest, I’m not sure how to feel right now. Granted, I’m only winning by a single game – hardly a dominating lead. And I got that lead only because my own consummately mediocre performance (8-8) barely topped Stella’s frankly hocking sub-.500 tilt (7-9).

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