• 2012 FP Upset Special Challenge: Week #13



    brauneyz and Pruitt are our leaders, brauneyz leads by a tiny margin. Trumpetbdw DaBearsFan jhinkamp chris Colts01 and mikesteelnation1 are one win back.

    Current standings.

    Last weeks results.

    Season to date.

    Now on to Week #13 of the FP Upset Special Challenge. Let's get busy.

    You can join us every week. You can join mid-season. If you miss a week, so what? Come back next week. We're just glad you're here and you'll always have me to talk to down at the bottom of the standings.

    Rules:

    • One pick per week
    • Your chosen team must be at least a (+3) underdog (Only games listed in this column are eligible)
    • Your chosen team must win the game outright (no 'pushes' or 'covers')
    • Season winner is the one with the most upsets correctly chosen between Week #1 through the Conference Championship Games (20 weeks all together)
    • There will be a points system to determine a winner in the event of a tie
    • Points will be accumulated by adding the game spreads for your correct picks (if you take Carolina (+4.5) and Carolina wins, you will be awarded a win and 4.5 points). Be careful making picks based on the number of points possible. Points only count if you are tied for the total wins lead when the whole contest is finished.
    • The No Upsets Option: Predict correctly that 'No Upsets' will occur in any given week and you will be awarded one win and a point total equal to the sum of all the spreads in that week's Upset Special. If you wish to exercise the 'No Upsets' Option, that prediction is due by 5 minutes prior to kickoff of the first game of the week in question. This includes Thursday Night Football and Saturday Playoff games. The 'No Upsets' option is confined to the Upset Possibilities listed in this article.
    • Picks are due no later than 5 minutes before the scheduled start of the broadcast time for your game. The FootballPros.com time stamp on your post is gospel.
    • Spread lines will be posted Wednesday and will remain static throughout the week. This isn't The Sports Book at Caesar's Palace, after all.


    Prizes to be determined but may include a cool icon denoting your status as *ahem* Upset Special Top Dog, a hat or t-shirt or possibly tickets to the Super Bowl (NOT!!)

    Week #13 Upset Special Possibilities (odds by OddsShark). Underdogs in bold.

    Thursday Night Football

    • Saints (+3.5) @ Falcons


    Sunday Early Games

    • Cardinals (+4.5) @ Jets
    • Jaguars (+5.5) @ Bills
    • Patriots @ Dolphins (+8.5)
    • Colts (+4.5) @ Lions
    • Texans @ Titans (+5.5)
    • Seahawks (+4.5) @ Bears
    • Vikings (+9.5) @ Packers
    • 49ers @ Rams (+8)


    Sunday Late Games

    • Buccaneers (+8) @ Broncos


    Sunday Night Football

    • Eagles (+10.5) @ Cowboys


    Monday Night Football

    • No games qualify


    Dave's Week #13 Upset Special Dud Thing:

    After flipping a mental coin for most of a day I finally settled on the Cardinals to knock off the Jets. Then again, it's completely possible that neither team scores. Go Cards! Blech.

    Comments 28 Comments
    1. cml's Avatar
      Jacksonville.
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      Aw, heck, gimme the Bucs. Sorry, Bucs fans, I'm 2-10 so far.
    1. xmenehune's Avatar
      SEA

      I was thinking of NO as well, but since NO won the first game, ATL will get the series split...
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Zipper.
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Dolphins
      Rams

      Jag-wars
    1. brauneyz's Avatar
      Feeling Lucky with the Colts!
    1. Docta's Avatar
      Saints.
    1. Swami's Avatar
      Saints.
    1. KabaModernFan's Avatar
      Jaguars +5.5
    1. DaBearsFan's Avatar
      Colts
    1. jhinkamp's Avatar
      Seahawks
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      vikings
    1. Pruitt's Avatar
      When crap meets crap - it is a given that crap will win.

      Cardinals.
    1. SpartaChris's Avatar
      Cardinals
    1. BuckeyeRidley's Avatar
      Colts
    1. FrzzerBwler's Avatar
      I'll take the egg on their bus Saint's
    1. StarvinMarvin's Avatar
      Colts
    1. Curtis's Avatar
      Dolphins
    1. Raven's Avatar
      Tampa + 8
    1. Colts01's Avatar
      Rams
  • Recent Forum Posts

    New Car

    Amy On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:11:01 -0600

    We (the hubby and I) needed to replace our old Ford (we'd had it for 16 years I think), this year and went with a Fusion. It's a nice car. Ours is new, and so was our last one, and we expect this... Go to last post

    New Car

    Matt Kocsan On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:04:51 -0600

    The conventional reason for not buying new is basically that, no matter what you're paying, the vehicle basically loses about a third of its value as soon as you drive it off the lot. Bad deal.

    My... Go to last post

    Rgiii

    Patrick Sullivan On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:47:35 -0600

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000432398/article/jay-gruden-has-power-to-bench-robert-griffin-iii

    Interesting... Go to last post

    New Car

    Patrick Sullivan On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:40:21 -0600

    Dude is asking $8,600. Go to your bank and tell them you want to put down $5,000 and take a loan out for 18 months for the remainder. Figure your payment to be about $225/month. After a year and a... Go to last post

    New Car

    Patrick Sullivan On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:32:54 -0600

    Because of family and regional ties, I would never buy a non-American made vehicle. You have no such reason to do the same. Look at something like this:... Go to last post

    New Car

    Patrick Sullivan On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:31:22 -0600

    $14K for a 2006? Go to last post

    New Car

    packa7x On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:20:38 -0600

    Lol, you don't sound like a stodgy old man, Patrick. I was looking for advice from you guys, that's why I asked. I know you've had experience in the industry and you're much more wise on the topic... Go to last post

    New Car

    Patrick Sullivan On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:18:23 -0600

    I know I probably sound like a stodgy old man (I am, I guess). But from The Land of Been There Done That, Got the T-Shirt(s), trust me. Buying new is a bad read. Go to last post

    New Car

    Patrick Sullivan On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:11:46 -0600

    Buy used. If at all possible, pay cash. A GM vehicle with a 3.8L V-6 engine would be my choice as I have had extremely good luck with that motor. You already have good credit, so you don't need to... Go to last post

    New Car

    packa7x On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:56:53 -0600

    I would be putting on about 30mi/day 150+/week...about 7,200 just for 9-5 work. Then I have my second job where I'd be driving another 40 per week...so total about 9,000 just for work.

    I... Go to last post