2008 BASKETBALL PREDICTIONS - WEEK 5  ENDING FEBRUARY 10, 2008
   WEEK 5
       Week  5 CUM CUM CUM    RECAP
PL        PREDICTOR Score W L SCORE W L GAME     PRED.   FINAL
1 Bob 'Cap' Scholl, Middleton, Wisc.   192 8 7 872 54 21 Duk-NC 0 11 89 78
2 Jerry Slagle, Fallbrook, Calif 141 11 4 909 52 22 Wisc-Iowa 11 0   60 54
3 Jim Slagle, Marion, Ohio 157 9 6 911 52 22 LAL-Atl 9 1 95 98
4 Gerry Hamilton, Ret. Rockwell, Downey 150 10 5 912 52 22 SA-Wash 7 4 85 77
5 Nelson Slagle, Ret Rockwell Cypress 172 9 6 924 51 23 Ind-NYK 3 8 103 100
6 Dick Hammerstrom, Madison, Wisc 158 9 6 942 50 24 UCLA-Wash 7 4 67 59
7 Bob Stanley, McFarland, Wisc  178 8 7 958 47 27 Clev-Hou 2 9 77 92
8 Blake Vasquez, New York, New York  182 9 6 963 50 24 LAL-Orl 2 9 117 113
9 Tim Moore, Boeing, HB ** 170 9 6 967 46 28 Clev-Atl 7 4 100 95
10 Jim Henning, Madison, Wisconsin  186 8 7 1001 46 28 Bost-Min 11 0 88 86
11 Phil Hensley, Columbus, Ohio 208 7 8 1030 46 28 LAC-Phil 0 11 80 101
12 Al Manzey, Ret Boeing Downey, Calif  146 10 5 1045 43 31 NYK-Milw 0 11 98 97
Clem-NC 0 11 93 103*
Ind-OSU 7 4 59 53
SA-Bost 0 11 90 98
   
*  Overtime
         
TOTAL 2040 107 73 11434 589 300    
AVERAGE ** 170 9 6 953 49 25 Week % Wins    
Odds 211 7 8 949 49 24   59.44%  
  Cum % Wins    
BEST GAME PREDICTIONS           66.25%  
  Jim Slagle - Atlanta over Lakers            
  Blake & Al - Lakers over Orlando        
  Jerry, Dick, JimH - Indiana over NYK        
               
               
PREDICTOR OF THE WEEK                      
Jerry Slagle      141      11-4
          BOB SCHOLL'S LEAD TRIMMED TO 27 - JERRY SLAGLE POW
       Bob 'Cap' Scholl's week 4 and 5 predictions arrived via US Mail (Pony Express) from Madison,  
       Wisc in 9 days!!  Turns out the envelope wasn't sealed and the Madison post office sealed, and      
then placed in a plastic sack (handled with the care that you would expect for a #1 predictor!)
with a pre printed message and then apparently gave it to their horsesback rider and it appeared
nine days after postmarked!  Anyway, Cap's week 4 prediction was good for POW (week 4
results revised and reposted to my web site) and his lead increased to 73 points.  However, his
week 5 prediction beat only one predictor and his lead was trimmed  to 27 points over POW Jerry
Slagle, 29 over Jim Slagle and 30 over Gerry Hamilton.
      Jerry was 2nd best predictor last week and  Predictor of the week this week.  He was the
only predictor to pick 11 winners as Gerry Hamilton and Al Manzey picked 10 winners.  
Jerry's key pick was a win by Indiana over Knicks.  Jerry was also on the correct
side of all three games that 7 of 11 predictors predicted correctly.
       In an oddity and maybe a first time ever happening the Odds would have been the worst 
prediction if counted.   The Odds had the UCLA at Wash St and SA at Boston games even
and they had Atl favored over Clev by one and OSU favored over Indiana by one  point.
The Odds would by 7th in the cum standings if counted as a prediction.  
     Week  6 is due Tuesday, February 12th.  Games start on Wednesday.