WEEK ONE PREVIEW

  • Week One brings the excitement of a new season and the allure of unblemished records.  Everyone hopes to get the PP6 season off to a good start.  History tells us that good starts are common, which makes them that much more important.  I looked at the statistics over the last five years (2012 -2016), comparing week one results to the season as a whole.  On average, week one scores are 6.7 points higher than the season average.   The group winning percentage has been 5.4% better than the season average.  Maybe its coincidence that week one outperforms other weeks.  Maybe its that the odds makers just need a week or two to figure the teams out.  Maybe people spend more time researching the matchups in week one.  Whatever the reason, in order to get off to a “good” start in week one, you’ll have to be a little better than normal.  Refer to the table below for a summary of the results.

  • ESPN made news last week for a decision they made concerning the broadcasting crew for Virginia’s opener against William & Mary.  Robert Lee was supposed to be on the call.  However, due to recent events in Charlottesville and the fact that he shares a name with the infamous Confederate general, Robert E. Lee, ESPN pulled him from the broadcast.  He’ll be calling the Pitt vs Youngstown State game instead of the game at Virginia.  Virginia’s opponent, William & Mary, is coincidentally the names of the only two people that were going to be watching that game any way.  It isn’t just a name that the two Robert’s share.  They are also both human (as the side-by-side photo clearly demonstrates), they both put pants on one leg at a time and their favorite battle tactic is the extended flanking maneuver.

 

  • I stumbled across a Baylor football gif earlier this summer, which reminded me of the greatest Baylor football gif of all-time.  Both are attached below for your enjoyment.

Dummy Race

The one from this summer features a race between a Baylor staff member and a self-propelled tackling dummy.  The staff member had two goals: Beat the dummy to the finish line, and don’t get embarrassed in the process.  Mission…almost…accomplished.

Squirrel Meets Truck

This is the famous collision from the 2015 Cotton Bowl.  Somewhere in Cyberland, a community of squirrels are watching the gif in horrified empathy, while Taps plays gently in the background.

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Welcome – The 12th Edition of the PP6

The doldrums of summer will soon be replaced by the 2017 college football season, and with it, the 12th edition of the Pigskin Pick Six.

How does this work?

Welcome to the Pigskin Pick Six website. If you are here, you are either lost or are considering joining a college football pick ’em contest. How does it work?  Simply put: Each week, 15 games are selected in which the players submit 6 picks(including one lock).   You will be awarded points based on your performance.  For a complete set of league rules, please click on this url.

To pay, thus entering the competition, please follow this link to LeagueSafe: https://www.leaguesafe.com/league/3835501

Due to the number of expected participants, the vast majority of us will fail to win money.  Therefore, I encourage you to partake in little side competitions with your family and/or friends.  It will give you a better chance to get on the podium and will help keep your interest throughout the year.

Season Info

Please note the tabs at the top of the page.  All the information you would want or need throughout the season is contained within the website.  From the pick sheet, to the leaderboard and statistics.  Some of the tabs have old information used as space fillers.  It is just to give you an idea of how everything will look once the season starts.  The email you use to receive PP6 emails needs to be the same email you use to register with the LeagueSafe website.

Each week will have a preview and review post, and maybe a few sprinkled in between. Enjoy these at your leisure and feel free to comment and participate in discussions.  Our goal is to have the picks available and the leaderboard updated weekly by Tuesday at 9pm ct.