FINAL 2010 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS
  Week 17
     WEEK 17
   WK 17    CUM        PICKS  
PL          Score W L Score W L GAME L R     SCORE
1 Mark Johnson, Boeing, Seal Beach, CA  228 12 4   4910 223 131 Car-Atl 0 15 10 31
2 Nelson Slagle, Ret, Boeing, Rock. Col. 258 11 5   4944 223 141 Pit-Clev 13 2 41 9
3 Jim Henning, Wisconsin 261 11 5   4961 229 125 Min-Det 4 11 13 20
4 Bob 'Cap' Scholl, Madison, Wisc  262 10 6   5008 219 124 Chic-GB 1 14 3 10
5 Bob Stanley, McFarland, Wisc 292 8 8 5061 218 131 Ten-Ind 0 15 20 23
6 Dick Hammerstrom, Madison, Wisc 237 13 3   5117 213 129 Oak-KC 2 13 31 10
7 Brett Carman, Sea Launch (Boeing) LB 206 13 3   5129 225 114 Mia-NE 0 15 7 38
8 Jim Slagle, Marion, Ohio 245 11 5   5168 216 139 TB-NO 0 15 23 13
9 Phil Hensley, Ret., Columbus, Ohio  294 9 7   5240 206 136 Buf-NYJ 0 15 7 38
10 Dick Beeuswaert, Ret. Conexant  234 12 4   5259 210 122 Dal-Phil 1 14 14 13
10 Gerry Hamilton, Ret Boeing Dny 246 11 5   5259 209 133 NYG-Wash 12 3 17 14
12 Deb Cummings, Madison, Wisconsin  248 12 4   5326 212 131 Cin-Bal 0 15 7 13
13 Bob Thomas, Ret. Boeing, Calif 211 13 3   5424 203 122 Jack-Hou 8 7 17 34
14 Andrew Coates, Rock. Col. Cypress, CA ** 254 11 5   5494 199 123 Ariz-SF 2 13 7 31
15 Al Manzey, Ret. Boeing, Downey, Calif 256 12 4   5527 204 138 StL-Sea 8 7 6 16
16 Andy Syrengelas, Sea Launch, Boeing 326 7 9   5683 192 150 SD-Den 10 5 33 28
               
* Overtime        
TOTAL 4058 176 80   83510 3401 2089      
AVERAGE ** 254 11 5   5219 213 131 Week Cum
Odds 263 11 5 4880 227 115 W-L% W-L %
  68.75% 61.9%  
BEST PREDICTIONS OF WEEK
Mark - Dallas over Philadelphia by 1    
Cap & Al - Oakland over KC  
Deb - Pittsburgh by 14 over Cleveland
Dick B - Jets over Buffalo by 14
Dick B - New England over Miami by 20
PREDICTOR OF THE WEEK
Brett Carman     206      13-3
   
       MARK JOHNSON WINS 2ND CONSECUTIVE FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS - BRETT CARMAN POW
      Mark had a 4 point lead over Nelson with 8 games remaining and used late TD's by Dallas, NY Giants and Denver to
clinch the victory.  Without the late TD's by the three teams Nelson and Mark would finish in a tie.  Nelson finished
2nd followed by Jim Henning and Cap Scholl.  Jim Henning picked 229 winners,  Brett Carman picked 225 winners 
while Nelson and Mark picked 223 winners to lead in that category.  Point spreads were obviously key.    
      This is Mark's 2nd consecutive win and 5th win overall.  Mark has also finished 2nd 4 times and is easily our all time 
leading football predictor beating 90% of the predictors in an average year.    He has finished in the top 10%
12  times in the 21 years he has predicted, and he has finished 1st twice, 2nd 3 times and 4th in last 6 years.  
Mark has led 26 of the 34 weeks the last two years.
     The top three all-time football predictors (Mark, Nelson and Bob Scholl) have combined for 20 wins and
15 seconds in 45 years of football predictions (only one first and no seconds in first 6 years).
      Dick Hammerstrom, Bob Thomas and Brett Carman all picked 13 winners in 16 games in the final week.  
Four picked 12 winners while 5 picked 11 winners.  Brett had the best point spread to win Predictor of the week honors.
      Odds would have finished 1st this year for the 13th time in last 24 years if counted as a predictor.
      Fifthteen of the 16 predictors predicted all 17 weeks. Thanks to everyone for being so diligent and for predicting.
     NFL playoff predictions will be due Friday.  You will receive an e-mail on the first weekend games on Monday.
     Basketball Predictions for week 1 are due Tuesday, January 11th.  To earn a chance to be Predictor of the year,
you need to predict basketball, baseball and football.