FINAL 2012 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS
  Week 17
     WEEK 17
   WK 17    CUM        PICKS  
PL          Score W L Score W L GAME L R         SCORE
     
1 Dick Hammerstrom, Madison, Wisc 216 12 4 4830     Chic-Det 10 2 26 24
2 Mark Johnson, Boeing, Seal Beach, Calif 211 12 4   4834     Jack-Ten 4 9 20 38
3 Nelson Slagle, RI, Boeing Ret 207 13 3   4883     Hou-Ind 6 7 16 28
4 Gerry Hamilton, RI, Retired 215 12 4   4891     GB-Min 9 4 34 37
5 Bob 'Cap' Scholl, Madison, Wisc 256 10 6   4953     Mia-NE 0 13 0 28
6 Bob Stanley, McFarland, Wisc 265 10 6   5038     Car-NO 1 12 44 38
7 Blake Vasquez, NY, NY **. 228 11 5   5069     Phil-NYG 0 13 7 42
8 Jim Slagle, Marion, Ohio 218 12 4 5083     Clev-Pitt 0 13 10 24
9 Andy Syrengelas, Sea Launch, Calif  223 13 3   5097     TB-Atl 0 13 22 17
10 Brett Carman, Sea Launch (Boeing) LB 192 13 3   5151     NYJ-Buff 3 10 9 28
11 Jim Henning, Wisconsin 248 10 6   5159     Balt-Cin 3 10 17 23
12 Dave Romtad, Madison, Wisconsin 249 9 7   5161     Dal-Wash 4 9 18 28
13 Al Manzey, Ret. Boeing, Downey, Calif ** 228 11 5   5186   KC-Den 1 12 3 38
14 Bob Thomas, Ret. Boeing, Calif 183 14 2   5295     Oak-SD 1 12 21 24
15 Deb Cummings, Madison, Wisconsin  274 10 6   5332     Ariz-SF 0 13 13 27
                StL-Sea 0 12 13 20
       
*  Overtime  
 
TOTAL 3413 172 68 75962 0 0 Week Cum
AVERAGE ** 228 11 5   5064 0 0   W-L% W-L %
Odds 203 12 4 4895 217.5 131.5 71.67% #DIV/0!  
   
BEST PREDICTIONS OF WEEK  
Nelson - Carolina over New Orleans by  
Seven picking 5 point underdog Indianapolis  
Brett, Jim H, Bob T, Andy - Minn over Green Bay
Dave R - Indy by 5 over Houston  
  Bob T, Nels - NYG by 14 over Phil
Bob T - Denver by 24 over KC
PREDICTOR OF THE WEEK (POW)
Bob Thomas     183    14-2
                                                          DICK HAMMERSTROM FINISHES 4 POINTS AHEAD OF MARK JOHNSON
      Dick Hammerstrom finished 5 points ahead of Mark Johnson to win the 2012 football predictions.  This was the first time Dick has ever won the
football predictions.  Dick was 2nd in 2006 and has won basketball predicts twice.  The four point margin was the 3rd closest ever.  Closest margin
was a one point margin by Jim Slagle over Gerry Hamilton in 1983.
     Dick's victory ended Mark's record string of 3 straight wins.  However, Mark has now finished in the top 2 a record five straight years.  17 pomts
kept Mark from winning 5 straight football predictions. This is judged to be the best prediction feat in 57 years of various predictions I have conducted.
See link fellowing for the 18 predition feats of all time:  http://www.slagshouseofstats.com/MiscPredAndAllSportsStats/BestPredictionsEver.htm
    Bob Thomas picked 14 of 16 games correctly while Brett, Andy and Nelson all picked 13 winners.  Bob beat runner up Brett Carman by 9 points to win
Prredictor of the Week hoors.  His only misses were wins by Carolina over NO and Tampa Bay over Atlanta.
     Week 1 basketball prediction are due Tuesday, January 15, 2013