The table is getting expansive as various tie-breakers sift out the standings with a new player to the Pick'em League at its acme. Those with a winning percentage above 70% are in the first table; the rest are found on the subsequent table after the jump. In addition to RottPhiler, seven other participants posted 7-1 records in Week 4 and earned 0.12 Week Won Points. Congratulations RottPhiler et. al.
It wouldn't be a RotB Pick'em League unless the Rules Lawyer made an appearance at least once. As some have noticed and commented, there is a "loop hole" in the rules that allows a participant to pick some games but withhold the the MNF game pick until after seeing the results from their first seven picks. If their record is good and the MNF match-up "obvious", then a MNF pick is made and the week "counts". If their record is poor and/or the MNF game doesn't have a heavy favourite, the game isn't picked and the whole week's results are "thrown out". This is the "Elmer Fudd Tactic" as Drullin'OverDaCards insinuated via metaphor. As we can all recall from our Looney Tune youth, Bugs Bunny always outwitted Elmer and thus the Rules Lawyers have a new decree:
Any week that has a Thursday game as one of the eight selected games, the entire week's selected games must be picked before the Thursday game kick-off.
So Elmer Fudd is welcome to go "huntin' for wabbits" Week 2 through 9, but the remainder of the schedule it's pick'em or skip'em. My stalling tactic to see who Red Reign picks minutes before the Sunday AM games is no longer valid either. Bummer. So not only do Thursday games mess with your fantasy football line-up, they force your hand prematurely at Pick'em. Geez, you are a dick "Hawk".
Overall Pick'em Standings Through Week 4
|Username||Correct||Wrong||%||Weeks Played||Week Won Pnts|
|don f, SenSurround, Undrafteds||6||2||.750||1||0|
|CARDSxFAN32, Hibernian, TBru||23||9||.719||4||0.2|
|bclairao, Red Reign, Travis23||23||9||.719||4||0.06|
Pick'em Overall Standings Through Week 4 Continued
|Username||Correct||Wrong||%||Weeks Picked||Week Won Pnts|
|Cuckoo for Coco Puffs, Hawkwind, jallred350, Pyromnc, Tim V||22||10||.688||4||0|
Cincinnati and Cleveland haven't gotten much "love" on the Selected Games section so make their first appearances on the slate of eight games. I imagine NBC wishes they could flex out the Colts/Titans game in favour of the Patriots/Broncos game at this point.
Week 5 Pick'em Selected Games
|CIN||BAL||Sun, 1 PM||CBS||704|
|CLE||BUF||Sun, 1 PM||CBS||705|
|WAS||CAR||Sun, 1 PM||FOX||709|
|ATL||SF||Sun, 4:05 PM||FOX||712|
|HOU||ARI||Sun, 4:15 PM||CBS||713|
|NE||DEN||Sun, 4:15 PM||CBS||714|
|IND||TEN||Sun, 8:20 PM||NBC|
|NYJ||MIA||Mon, 8:30 PM||ESPN||206|