Going 6-0 is more elusive for some than others. For me, it’s Bigfoot. This is the ninth year of the PP6, and I still haven’t found it. 0 for 114. Embarrassing, I know. I use myself as an example to demonstrate how difficult it can be to go 6-0. Well, that and the hope that it serves as a positive jinx. Fingers-crossed. Just how difficult is it to go 6-0? Harder than it seems. Vegas will pay you 40:1 if you go 6-0. The true odds are worse, of course. That is why parlays are considered sucker bets and Vegas is Vegas. The house edge is huge. Still, odds say I should’ve accomplished the feat years ago. What odds don’t consider is my uncanny ability at picking a loser.
I compiled the historic stats for the odds of going 6-0 in the PP6. Since I was already at it, I went ahead and calculated the odds of scoring at least 100 points and 80 points. A 4-2 record (80 points or more) should be the goal every week. That would give you a winning percentage of 66.7%, which is almost impossible to sustain over the course of a season. It has never happened in the history of the PP6. Will Corbyn and John Mellish have come the closest. They both had winning percentages above 65% in 2011.