Thursday, 12 November 2020 13:24

Kibbles and Picks 2020 - Week 10

And so the status quo has been maintained.

Both Stella and I had identical 9-5 records in Week 9, leaving me still behind by a whopping 10 games. Now that we’ve passed the halfway point, well … it’s starting to look a little bleak for yours truly. Not that I don’t have time to catch up, but considering how well Stella has performed thus far, it’s not going to be easy.

I have a chance to make a dent in Week 10, though; we’re at odds in a whopping eight of the 14 scheduled games. If I can pull out a big majority of those, I can reduce Stella’s lead significantly. Or she can continue to bury me. We’ll see how it plays out.

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Thursday, 05 November 2020 15:18

Kibbles and Picks 2020 – Week 9

That … was embarrassing.

In one of my worst single weeks in the eight years I’ve been writing this feature, Week 8 saw me go an abysmal 5-9. While I’ve never claimed to be legitimately good at any of this, I have to say that I believe myself better than I showed this past week.

Stella, on the other hand (paw?), went 9-5. Of the six games on which we differed, I managed one lousy solitary win – much obliged, Russell Wilson and company – so she tacked another four games onto her already-significant lead.

Long story short? Here, at the halfway mark of the season, I now trail by double digits.

It’s quite a hole that has been dug here, but all we can do is try to climb out a bit at a time. I’ll have six chances to do so this week, so it’s conceivable that I can make a pretty big dent. Of course, I said that last week and we all know how that turned out.

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Thursday, 29 October 2020 14:33

Kibbles and Picks 2020 - Week 8

A pair of great weeks means that the standings remain the same.

I went 11-3 with my Week 7 picks. Unfortunately, so did Stella. This means that her lead stays at six games as we approach the season’s midway point. It’s also worth noting that the only games we got wrong for the entire week were the ones where we disagreed – we were both 8-0 in those contests.

We’ll see if that good luck can carry forward into Week 8. We once again differ on six of the week’s 14 games; maybe this time, I’ll be able to gain a little on her. Or maybe she extends her lead. Either way, here’s hoping there’s not another tie – be nice to see some movement one way or the other. Wish me luck – as usual, I probably need it.

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Thursday, 22 October 2020 15:01

Kibbles and Picks 2020 - Week 7

Now that’s a familiar feeling.

My Week 6 looked an awful lot like my Week 5 – an identical 8-6 record. Unfortunately, while I was able to gain a game last week, this week saw Stella perform much better, to the tune of 10-4. Thus, she has bumped her lead back up to six games.

Coincidentally, six games is the number on which we differ here in Week 7. Hence, if I’m able to run the table, I can fully erase her lead. Of course, if SHE runs the table or goes big, I’m going to be sitting in a significant hole with nearly half the season gone. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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Saturday, 17 October 2020 14:30

Kibbles and Picks 2020 - Week 6

That certainly was a week.

Neither Stella nor myself were particularly prescient in Week 5 – I blame the fact that we made our picks while at camp and were distracted; Stella is of the mind that we should accept full responsibility for our picks regardless of situation – but I managed to be just a teensy bit better, pulling an 8-6 record in the 14 games played, while Stella landed at 7-7.

I gained a game! Granted, there aren’t going to be many weeks when she only manages .500 – if I’m only able to cut her lead by one in those circumstances, it’s going to be a long season.

There’s a chance of a big swing this week – we are at odds in eight of the 14 scheduled contests (though we’ll see if all of them actually get played). As always, this presents an opportunity for either a) me to eliminate her lead, or b) her to significantly extend it. We’ll have to see how it goes.

(Note: I know we’re late in dropping this week’s edition, but we figured that with no Thursday night game, we could delay in an effort to have a better sense of how the schedule would actually shake out.)

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Thursday, 24 September 2020 13:03

Kibbles and Picks 2020 – Week 3

I’ve got some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that I had a heck of a run in Week 2. I missed on just three of the week’s 16 games, putting up a 13-3 record. As you might imagine, that was good enough for me to take a bite out of Stella’s early lead.

How big, you ask? Well … that brings me to the bad news.

See, Stella had a really good week as well, outdoing Week 1’s 11-5 record by one. That 12-4 means that my huge week only managed to reduce her lead by a single measly game. Any progress is good progress, but still – I could have used a bigger swing.

Maybe I’ll get it this week, where Stella and I once again differ on seven games. But here’s the thing – I only have so many 13-3’s in me. And behind her adorable face is a ruthless commitment to making sure I know just how big a fluke last season was. So … we’ll see?

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