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RotB Pick'em: Week 4 Results & Week 5 Picks

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Click on "Weekly Pick'em" and look at the original Week 1 post for the rest of the Rules Lawyer's Guide to Pick'em.
Click on "Weekly Pick'em" and look at the original Week 1 post for the rest of the Rules Lawyer's Guide to Pick'em.

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  My stalling tactic to see who Red Reign picks minutes before the Sunday AM games is no longer valid either.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
RottPhiler 7 1 .875 1 0.12
Bezekira 20 4 .833 3 0.26
robloosli 25 7 .781 4 0.06
hevchv 24 8 .750 4 1.12
JoeCB1991 24 8 .750 4 0.06
Phil7178 12 4 .750 2 0.06
Drullin'OverDaCards 12 4 .750 2 0
don f, SenSurround, Undrafteds 6 2 .750 1 0
StuckinColorado 23 9 .719 4 0.32
CARDSxFAN32, Hibernian, TBru 23 9 .719 4 0.2
azcardswinez 23 9 .719 4 0.18
bclairao, Red Reign, Travis23 23 9 .719 4 0.06
Carddan, CardsIrish 23 9 .719 4 0
wongy 17 7 .708 3 0.12
AJ Birdwatcher 17 7 .708 3 0

Pick'em Overall Standings Through Week 4 Continued

Username Correct Wrong % Weeks Picked Week Won Pnts
card-deville, Chg91 22 10 .688 4 0.06
Cuckoo for Coco Puffs, Hawkwind, jallred350, Pyromnc, Tim V 22 10 .688 4 0
Giannaros, sc464 16 8 .667 3 0.06
Desert_Bird_Watcher, Irishcardinal 21 11 .656 4 0.12
Andrew602 21 11 .656 4 0.06
b0rdrline, Thomaldo 20 12 .625 4 0.06
KDean75 15 9 .625 3 0.06
CARDstuckinVA 10 6 .625 2 0
Xquizyt 5 3 .625 1 0
kj197728 19 13 .594 4 0
boogatt66 9 7 .563 2 0
thereallacardsfan 8 8 .500 2 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

Away Home Date/Time (ET) Network DirecTV
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