WEEK THREE RECAP AND RESULTS

WEEK THREE RECAP

  • There is a game I like to play on football Saturdays.  It’s called “When it is clear the team I picked has no chance to cover the spread, root for them to lose the game outright”.  It worked to perfection last week when Auburn went down to LSU.  Wisconsin was another good candidate, although I didn’t make a selection in that game.

WEEK THREE RESULTS

  • WEEK THREE WINNER:  Richard Vernon.  422 attempts, and Richard was the only person to go 6-0.  More proof that going 6-0 is HARD.
  • What’s easier is going 0-6.  15 people were victims this week.
  • More people went 0-6 (15) than scored more than 100 points (13).
  • The group winning and lock winning percentages were the worst of the year:  43.0% and 32.3%, respectively.
  • The four most popular locks were ATS losers, which included the Sooners.  They were picked over Iowa State at 54 to 1.
  • The most popular game was Boise State vs Oklahoma State.  It was picked 118 to 126, in favor of OSU.
  • Favorites were only 5-10, which explains the poor group record.
  • Kirk Shelton is off to a 16-2 start!  That is two games better than 2nd.
  • Derek Robbins is off to a 3-15 start.  Equally impressive.

WEEK TWO RECAP AND RESULTS

WEEK TWO RECAP

  • After going through the ordeal of the cancelled Nebraska vs Akron game, Kurtis and I wanted no part of another cancellation.  Naturally, it took all of one game to have weather threaten another outcome.  The TCU vs SMU game was delayed due to severe storms, and delayed again, and again…

…and again, and finally kicked off two hours after the scheduled game time.  Crisis averted.

  • Two embarrassing college football streaks were broken this weekend:
    • Kansas broke a 46-game road losing streak with their win against Central Michigan.  Not only did they win, they won easily: 31-7.  The Chippewas did their part to seal a Kansas victory by turning the ball over on six of their 8 second half possessions.
    • Kentucky ended a 31-game losing streak to Florida, which dated back to the Carter Administration.  The Lyrics to ‘My Old Kentucky Home’, which is sung annually at the Kentucky Derby, captures the sentiment:  “…Weep no more my lady. Oh! Weep no more today!”

 

WEEK TWO RESULTS

  • WEEK TWO WINNER:  Joe Capra.  Four people went 6-0:  Joe Capra, Christopher McIntosh, Annie Tran and Joe Cafiero.  Joe led the way with 126 points.
  • I said four people went 6-0.  Technically, that isn’t correct.  One person, Joe Cafiero, went 7-0, which is the first 7-0 in PP6 history….and hopefully the last.
  • The group winning and lock winning percentages were solid:  53.2% and 54.7%, respectively.
  • 64 people scored 100 point or more!  We only had 21 last week.
  • Clemson was the most popular pick of the week.  They won, but they didn’t cover.
  • The most popular lock was TCU.  They won and covered.
  • The most popular underdog to be locked was Kansas State.  They got killed.
  • The group majority sided with the underdog in only four games.
  • We’re only two weeks into the season, and only 112 of the 432 have a 2-0 lock record.

WEEK ONE RECAP AND RESULTS

WEEK ONE RECAP

  • Raise your hand if you want to start the season over.

  • Few things in this world or the world of college football are guaranteed.  A few things though are pretty darn close:
    1. Texas will begin the season over-rated.  How many times has this scenario been rinsed and repeated.  Fox analyst, Robert Smith, made the most egregious projection.  He selected them as one of his College Football Playoff teams, yet they couldn’t even get past the Jacks of Diamonds.
    2. Kansas football will be Kansas football. Can you be overrated when you’re perennially picked to finish last in your conference?  If so, Kansas is.  Even so, they outdid themselves when they lost to Nicholls State.  The scariest stat was that they could only muster 56 rushing yards on 32 attempts….against Nicholls State.
    3. Alabama will kickoff the college football season by dominating a solid Power 5 opponent. Kind of like when OnCue moves in across the street from another gas station.  You pretty much know how it ends before it even begins.  In this case, the gas station was Louisville.

WEEK ONE RESULTS

  • WEEK ONE WINNER:  Cash Greathouse.  429 attempts, and only 3 people went 6-0:  Cash Greathouse, Alex Bourland, and Brent Baisden. Cash Greathouse led the way with 129 points….he is also near the top of the leaderboard in “All-Name Team”.  I have to also acknowledge Kirk Shelton.  He went 5-0, but didn’t have an opportunity to win the week because of the cancelled game.  For peace of mind, lets assume that pick would’ve been a loss.  Ok? Ok.
  • The group winning and lock winning percentages were very average:  49.3% and 53.0%, respectively.  At least the lock percentage was higher than the overall.  It’s often not.
  • Only 21 people scored 100 points or more.
  • Three people went 6-0, and five people went 0-6.
  • In what I think has to be a PP6 first, we did not have one home underdog on the pick form.
  • Strangely, 11 of the 14 games resulted in bonus points.  It’s usually lower than that.
  • Four games resulted in a 3-point bonus.  Three of those four games were double-digits spreads.
  • The two most popular game was Notre Dame vs Michigan: 273 people made a pick in that game.
  • The most popular lock, West Virginia, was an easy winner.  They were also the most popular overall pick.
  • The least popular pick of the week was North Carolina.  They earned a backdoor push against California by scoring two touchdowns in the final 7 minutes.

Cancelled Game

The Scott Frost era at Nebraska began with a bang, unfortunately the bang was the crack of thunder and lightning.  Storms hung around the Lincoln area so long that they ended up cancelling the game.  Bummer for the Cornhusker fans, and a bummer for the Pigskin Pick Six.  There really isn’t a fair way of handling this situation, but I chose a solution that seems to be the fairest:

  1. Anyone who picked Nebraska or Akron in week one will be allowed to make SEVEN PICKS for week two.  This is the only week you will be allowed to replace the cancelled game.
  2. If you locked the Nebraska vs Akron game, you will need to make two locks in week two.  Since the pick form only allows one lock, you will need to email me the other game you want to count as your second lock.
  3. The cancelled game makes the weekly winner prize tricky. As it applies to week one, if you made a selection in the Nebraska vs Akron game, you are competing with only five picks.  I realize this basically eliminates those people from contention, and I am sorry for that.
  4. Since some people are making seven selections this week, allowing all seven picks to count towards the weekly prize would put them at an unfair advantage.  Therefore, if you are picking seven games this week, you will only be eligible to win the weekly prize if your worst six-game score is the highest score of the week.  Again, i realize this also puts some people at a disadvantage.

Barring any other unforeseen circumstances, we should be back on track by week three.  I ask that you not email me about other alternatives for how this should/could be handled.  I can tell you that I’ve consulted with enough people that all possible solutions have been discussed.  Thanks for your understanding.

The week one results and week two pick form will be sent by the end of the day tomorrow.

Welcome – The 13th Edition of the PP6

The 2018 college football season will mark the 13th year of the Pigskin Pick Six.  Its approaching quickly.  Quickly.

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 here.

To pay, thus entering the competition, please follow this link to LeagueSafe: https://www.leaguesafe.com/join/3869139

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.