2008 BASKETBALL PREDICTIONS - WEEK 1  ENDING JANUARY 12, 2008
   WEEK 1
       Week 1 CUM CUM CUM    RECAP
PL        PREDICTOR Score W L SCORE W L GAME     PRED.   FINAL
1 Gerry Hamilton, Ret. Rockwell, Downey 185 11 4 185 11 4 RI-Day 2 8   83 92
2 Jim Slagle, Marion, Ohio 188 11 4 188 11 4 Clev-Atl 2 8 81 90
3 Blake Vasquez, New York, New York 191 10 5 191 10 5 LAL-NO 2 8 109 80
4 Nelson Slagle, Ret Rockwell Cypress 193 11 4 193 11 4 Det-Dal 3 7 86 102
5 Bob Stanley, McFarland, Wisc  194 10 5 194 10 5 Char-Bos 0 10 95 83
6  Jerry Slagle, Fallbrook, Calif 199 10 5 199 10 5 Mia-Milw 2 8 92 98
7 Bob Scholl, Middleton, Wisc.   212 9 6 200 10 5 Orl-LAC 10 0 113 106
8 Tim Moore, Boeing, HB 201 10 5 201 10 5 Ill-Wisc 0 10 60 70
9 Dick Hammerstrom, Madison, Wisc 206 10 5 206 10 5 WaS-USC 8 2 73 58
10 Jim Henning, Madison, Wisconsin  211 9 6 211 9 6 Det-SA 1 9 90 80
11 Phil Hensley, Columbus, Ohio 217 10 5 217 10 5 Char-Clev 0 10 106 113*
12 Al Manzey. Ret Boeing Downey, Calif  220 9 6 220 9 6 Milw-LAL 0 10 105 110
WaS-UCLA 1 9 74 81
Bos-Wash 10 0 78 85
    Dal-LAC 10 0 95 94
*  Overtime
         
TOTAL 2417 120 60   2405 121 59    
AVERAGE ** 201 10 5 200 10 5 Week % Wins    
Odds 205 10 5 205 10 5   66.67%  
  Cum % Wins    
BEST GAME PREDICTIONS           67.22%  
  Bob Stanley - Detroit over San Antonio            
  Blake and Al - Lakers over New Orleans        
  Jim Slagle - Wash St by 12 over USC        
  Al Manzey - Dayton by 8 over RI            
               
PREDICTOR OF THE WEEK                      
Gerry Hamilton      185       11-4
                            GERRY HAMILTON TAKES NARROW WEEK 1 LEAD
       Gerry took a 3 point lead over Jim Slagle in week 1 of the basketball predictions.  Only 35 points        
       separate 1st from last.  Last season week 7 was 31 points differential,  the only week  less than 35      
points between first and last place.  The 15 point differential from 1st to average score tied last years 
low, also in week 7.  Gerry, Jim and Nelson Slagle all picked 11 winners,  5 picked 10 winners and 2 nine 
winners.  Gerry's supeerior point spreads earned him Predictor of the Week honors.  A key spread was a 
perfecto on Lakers over Milwaukee.
     Celtic management has requested that I don't put any more Celtic games on the pick sheet.  I had two 
in week one and they are two of the Celtic's 5 losses this season!!
     Week 2 is due Tuesday, January 15th.  Games start on Wednesday.