The ODB Predict the Score playoff season ends with the happy win by our Bears. C5O had the closer prediction variance than beardoug1 to take the title. Congratulations to beardoug1 for a great season and a second place finish. Though I did not announce a third place game, both GeorgiaBear and beefsupreme* played this week so in an impromptu h2h comparison, GeorgiaBear earned the third place finish. Although both GeorgiaBear and beefsupreme* had great seasons, big props to GeorgiaBear for all the accuracy in your predictions throughout the year! As you read through the rest of the article, you will see GeorgiaBear throughout with wins in the weekly contest and the best overall average for the year.
And not to be overlooked with the end of the year plaudits, jdaustex was the closest to the correct score for this game having predicted a 52-35 Bear win. Congratulations to jdaustex!
And now for all the summaries:
Week 1 winner (SMU, 56-21): Redbeard25, (predicted 56-21, perfect prediction)
Week 2 winner (Lamar, 66-31): Creasey, (predicted 63-27, seven point variance)
Week 3 winners (Rice, 70-17): Ace22BU and Gleitz, (predicted 70-17, perfect predictions)
Week 4 winners (TTU, 63-35): brandyisme, Bryan Desjardins, kurt_terry, and lisahi (predicted 63-35, perfect predictions)
Week 5 winner (KU, 66-7): goldenwave91 (predicted 66-7, perfect prediction)
Week 6 winner (WVU, 62-38): OsoProf (predicted 63-38, 1 point variance)
Week 7 winner (ISU, 45-27): Ostentatious (predicted 51-24. 9 point variance)
Week 8 winner (KSU, 31-24): Georgia Bear (predicted 35-21, 7 point variance)
Week 9 winner (OU, 34-44); dougernaut (predicted 34-40, 4 point variance)
Week 10 winner (OSU, 45-35); Hyork11 (predicted 45-35, perfect prediction)
Week 11 winner (TCU, 21-28): Georgia Bear (predicted 30-24, 13 point variance)
Week 12 winner (UT, 17-23); EBUZZA (predicted 24-26, 10 point variance)
Bowl Game winner (UNC, 49-38); jdaustex (predicted 52-35, 6 point variance)
Details on this game's results:
|Bears in Kansas||38||31||18|
|The Shootist Bear||31||30||26|
OVERALL AVERAGE VARIANCE (predicted any nine games (minimum))
Congratulatoins to Georgia Bear for having the best average for the full season.
|The Shootist Bear||18.5|
Many folks have passed along their appreciation over the weeks for me having managed the game. Please accept this collective "you're welcome". It was fun to develop a way to keep it interesting for as many people as possible through the highs and lows and the length of the season. I really appreciate some of the feedback that has been shared all along. As an example, i think of the comment by Gleitz on how excited he was when the otherwise relatively unimportant garbage time score occurred that gave him the perfect projection in week 3. And the game excitement and personal pride that came through in comments by week-to-week winners such as Redbeard25, lisahi, OsoProf, et al, or the Looney Tune .gifs that came with predictions from jdaustex, etc, etc, too many notes to itemize completely...these were the 'payoff' moments that made it fun for me. And to BearNTex...there is always next year...keep those darts sharp. Thank you to everyone for playing each week...It was the only way this worked. Sic 'em Bears!