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Friday, 29 December 2017 16:21

Kibbles and Picks 2017 - Week 17

Not going to lie to you folks – it’s not looking good.

I had a pretty solid showing in Week 16, going 11-5 with my picks. Alas, it wasn’t enough to make up any ground on Stella. In fact, thanks to her own 12-4 record, she actually added to her lead. She’s got a solid cushion of five games with just one week of picks left to go.

However … there’s still a chance.

Stella and I are at odds on eight games this week. Fully half the schedule is in play here on the season’s final Sunday. So the possibility of a furious, nigh-historic comeback is still real. Not likely, mind you – even taking six of eight games won’t cut it.

And so, for the final time in the 2017 regular season, here is Kibbles and Picks.

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Friday, 22 December 2017 15:15

Kibbles and Picks 2017 - Week 16

For the love of … what’s a guy got to do to make a move?

I went 13-3 – 13-3! – yet only managed to pick up one lousy game thanks to Stella putting up a 12-4 week of her own. We’re down to the wire – just this week and next remain – and Stella’s current lead of four games appears to be close to insurmountable.

It’s particularly tough sledding in Week 16, as there just aren’t that many matchups where Stella and I are at odds. Just five, in fact, and most of those are ones where I made contrary picks because we’ve reached a point where I have to gamble to have any shot at making up ground.

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 13:32

Kibbles and Picks 2017 – Week 15

The struggle continues.

Thanks to a 10-6 record in Week 14, I’ve sliced one game from Stella’s lead. She went 9-7, which means that her advantage is a still-daunting five games with just three weeks (counting this one) left. We’re in the home stretch – I’m running out of time to take my shot.

I’ve got seven games where I can potentially make up some ground here in Week 15. It’s a chance to make a huge move. Conversely, Stella can put this thing out of reach. Most likely, we’ll come down somewhere between the two extremes.

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 15:16

Kibbles and Picks 2017 - Week 14

Hey guys – remember when I was cutting into Stella’s lead?

Turns out that I’m going to have to continue putting up ridiculous numbers to have any shot at her. Despite a strong 10-6 showing in Week 13, I actually lost the game I gained back in Week 12. Yeah, Stella went 11-5. Because of course she did.

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 16:07

Kibbles and Picks 2017 - Week 13

Believe it or not, I actually made some progress last week.

I managed to gain on Stella courtesy of a 12-4 record in Week 12. However, my gain was minimal – just a single game – thanks to her own very strong 11-5 run for the week. As things stand, her lead is at five games as we enter Week 13.

There’s a chance for a big move, though – we’re at odds in seven of this week’s matchups. A strong showing could lead to some major progress for me … or a nigh-insurmountable lead for her.

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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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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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