2008 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS
  Week 17
WEEK 17
   WK 17    CUM    PICKS  
PL          Score W L Score W L GAME L R     SCORE
1 Nelson Slagle, Ret Boeing & Rock Col 207 14 2 4887 233 99 StL-Atl 0 13 27 31
2 Mark Johnson, Boeing, Seal Beach, CA  207 14 2 4900 231 101 NE-Buf 13 0 13 0
4 Bob 'Cap' Scholl, Madison, Wisc  216 13 3 4977 229 103 KC-Cin 0 13 6 16
3 Jim Henning, Wisconsin 260 10 6 5003 232 100 Det-GB 2 11 21 31
5 Bob Stanley, McFarland, Wisc 245 11 5 5007 230 102 Ten-Ind 1 12 0 23
6 Dick Hammerstrom, Madison, Wisc 230 12 4 5024 233 99 NYG-Min 4 9 19 20
8 Gerry Hamilton, Ret Rockwell Dny 212 12 4 5038 230 102 Car-NO 7 6 33 31
9 Jim Slagle, Marion, Ohio 219 12 4 5053 228 104 Mia-NYJ 4 9 24 17
7 Bob Thomas, Ret. Rockwell, Calif  233 11 5 5054 222 110 Dal-Phil 4 9 6 44
10 Brett Carman, Sea Launch (Boeing) LB  250 11 5 5107 225 107 Clev-Pit 1 12 0 31
11 Blake Vasquez, NY, NY  ** 232 12 4 5179 219 113 Oak-TB 0 13 31 24
12 Dick Beeuswaert, Ret. Conexant ** 232 12 4 5205 217 115   Jack-Bal 0 13 7 27
14 Phil Hensley, Ret., Columbus, Ohio  181 14 2 5218 218 114 Chic-Hou 7 6 24 31
13 Al Manzey, Ret. Rockwell, Downey, Calif 311 8 8 5289 214 118 Den-SD 1 12 21 52
15 Andrew Coates, Rockwell Collins, Cyp ** 232 12 4 5350 212 120 Was-SF 4 9 24 27
16 Andy Syrenglas, Sea Launch, Boeing  247 11 5 5411 210 122 Sea-Ariz 2 11 21 34
17 Deb Cummings, Madison, Wisconsin ** 232 12 4 5536 205 127  
 
 
  * Overtime  
 
 
TOTAL 3946 201 71   87238 3788 1856 Week Cum
AVERAGE ** 232 12 4   5132 223 109 W-L% W-L %
Odds 231 12 4 4868 231 100 73.90% 67.11%  
       
       
BEST PREDICTIONS OF WEEK    
Gerry,Dick,JimH,Al - Miami over NY Jets
Jim Slagle - NE by 14 over Buffalo
Phil - Cincy over KC by 8
Stanley - Atl over StL by 4
Phil - Ariz over Seattle by 8
 
   
PREDICTOR OF THE WEEK  
Phil Hensley      181   14-2
 
 
                            NELSON SLAGLE WINS PREDICTS -    PHIL HENSLEY IS POW
      Nelson Slagle held on in the final week to win his record 8th football prediction title by 13 points over second
place Mark Johnson.  Nelson won for the 4th time in the last eight years.  This is Mark Johnson's, leading
all-time football predictor,  5th second place finish, all in the last 16 years.  Mark has also won 4 times
in the last 16 years.  Mark and Nelson have combined for 6 first place and four 2nd place finishes in the last
nine years.   Brett Carman led after week 1, Jim Henning led weeks 2-11 and Nelson led 12 thru week 17.
     The top three all-time football predictors (Mark, Nelson and Bob Scholl) have combined for 20 wins and
15 seconds in 41 years of football predictions (only one first and no seconds in first 6 years).
     Nelson and Mark picked the same winner in the last 33 games (last two weeks and final game of week 15).
     If the Odds would have been counted as a predictor, they would have won for the 12th time in the last 22 years.
     Mark, Nelson and Phil Hensley all picked 14 winners in 16 games.  Phil had much the better point spreads
to easily win Predictor of the Week honors.  His key pick was Miami over the NY Jets.  
     Playoff predictions are due by Friday, January 2, 2009 for those predicting Bowl games