MORGANTOWN, WV - NOVEMBER 25: Ishmael Banks #34 of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates with his teammates following their win against the University of Pittsburgh Panthers during the 2011 Backyard Brawl on November 25, 2011 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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I got this e-mail very late Friday night from one of our competitors. You can probably guess which one:
I may be at $0................but it was totally worth it
Yes, WVUIE97 is fake broke, but at least he went down with a win, even though his Mountaineers forgot to cover. He'll get his sudden-death shot this week (probably on tonight's game), and for now he's still in the contest. So you're saying there's a chance, etc.
Here are the complete Excel results, as Chris and Kevin continue to wage what is basically a two-person race. Now here's the short version:
- Chris Lane, The Nova Blog: $1,753.17
- Kevin Meacham, The UConn Blog: $1,681.42
- Scott, Bearcats Blog: $1,231.44
- GarySJ, Voodoo Five: $1,131.90
- Chas Rich, Pitt Blather: $1,108.16
- Jamie DeVriend, Voodoo Five: $811.05
- Hoya Suxa: $185.44
- WVUIE97, The Smoking Musket: $0.00
- Ken DeCelles, Voodoo Five: ELIMINATED
As you can see, it may also be time for Hoya Suxa to make his all-in pick, perhaps on Saturday's potential Beef-off between Syracuse and Pittsburgh.
BEST BET: This goes to Scott, who hit every single one of his fake bets this week, although it didn't cut very much into the gap between him and Chris. I especially liked how he picked Alabama and LSU to cover "because I immediately wanted to bet Arkansas and Auburn and am pulling a Costanza."
WORST BET: I was in good shape. I picked Texas +8.5, and they won outright. I picked Virginia Tech -4.5, and they came up with a humiliating shutout of Virginia. All I had to do was survive Clemson getting four points from South Carolina and I was right back in the hunt with my $99 three-team fake parlay. And then we got a full-on goddamn Clemsoning for the second week in a row. Fuck Clemson. Forever.
MOST DEGENERATE BET: Tie between Gary, who made ten different money-line fake bets and ended up winning a grand total of six fake dollars on them, and Chris, who decided to take advantage of the early lines and win some fake money on Tuesday night MACtion because "my roommate is a Fightin' Roethlisberger and insists they will cover this spread." That's just the kind of year it's been for Chris -- even his most ill-advised fake bets are winning.