John Stovall is out of town this week, so I’ll (Kurtis Hanni) will be filling in.

  • WEEK EIGHT WINNER: Mark Eichenberger beat out Amberlea Smith by 1 point to take the weekly title. 3 people went 6-0 and 6 people went 5-0-1. I bet they are “what-ifing” it to death.
  • Only one person went 0-6 this week, and I won’t name them. What John did last week was cruel. You say that’s not fair? Ok, I’m reasonable, it was Andrew Gilman. If it’s any consolation, 14 people had 0 wins. All the others ended either 0-5-1 or 0-4-2. FOURTEEN! Crazy high number!
  • We had 2 PUSHES this week, something never done before in PP6 history. 216 people picked those games, meaning 216 times someone shook their head in disgust. In 2015, there were only 2 pushes all year, but already in 2016 we have 5 pushes. I’m not sure what that means, but I thought it was worthwhile.
  • The most popular game was also the biggest winner. 91% picked Wisconsin -3.5 over Iowa and those 91% won.
  • In researching the Wisconsin result, I noticed a disparity. As a group, we’re much more likely to weight heavily towards picking the favorite in a landslide. Of the most lopsided games, 20 of the top 21 highest disparities went towards the favorite. In those games the favorite was 11-9. So it’s working… but for how long?
  • The first bracket games were played and 30 of 64 top seeds won. Shows seeding means nothing in PP6… or could also show that the higher seed means it’s more likely your luck could run out.

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