Bowl Expertise Showdown: Geeves VS SMan

Time for a proper update, now that we've got a decent chunk of bowls under our belt. Since SMan was the only foe to accept my incredibly lame challenge, we have some quality mano-a-mano (whatever that means) action going on here. Prior to tonight's return to multiple-bowl-per-night goodness, let's see where the duel stands a mere nine thirty-fifths of the way through. To the Jump!

Geeves (the expert - i get paid to do this, even if it's just handshakes and cheezypoofs):

Total Picks: 9

Total correct: 5

Total points: 86

Standing in group: T-31st (out of 143)

Best pick: Assigning 32 confidence points to BYU's shellacking of UTEP

Worst Pick: Giving 16 confidence points to Hawaii, not realizing that Tulsa's bad defensive stats were mostly from getting shellacked back in September.

Overall: Can't complain, but I'll need a shocker or two to make some headway.


SMan - (the amateur - I mean he IS just a commenter...right?)

Total Picks - 9

Total correct: 5

Total points: 82

Standing in group(were he in it): T-37th

Best pick: 60 of his 82 points came from correctly picking Air Force and San Diego State as winners

Worst Pick: Hard to say - all of his incorrect picks have been 20-something point picks.

Overall: Steady competition thusfar, the expert and amateur status may yet flip.


We're pretty even thusfar, as you can see. However, I am giving myself the slight edge, since I am four points ahead to date and my four incorrect picks have only cost me 36 points, compared to the 86 points he has lost on his mistakes.

Coming up: Five bowls today and tomorrow. I have 94 points riding on OK State, Maryland, WVU, Baylor and Mizzou. Sman also picked the Terps, Mountaineers and Cowboys, as well as Iowa and Illinois for a total of 68 points. We both have no clue about the Baylor-Illinois game - I've got three points riding on a Bears win and an Illini win gets him four - but who does? Meanwhile, I am 22 points confident that Mizzou earns a W, while he placed 17 points in Ricki Stanzi's unsuspended hands.


Here we go!

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