2008-9 COLLEGE BOWL AND NFL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS
College College Pro  Pro   Total
OVERALL Score Game College Score Wins Pro Col/Pro
PLACE   Total Wins Place  Total Total Place Score
1 Bob Stanley 524 22 4 118 8 1 642
2 Brett Carman 511 22 2 156 6 3 667
3 Bob Thomas 504 21 1 194 4 10 698
4 Dick Beeuwsaert 522 21 3 190 6 8 712
5 Phil Hensley 543 20 6 171 5 6 714
6 Bob Scholl 526 20 5 193 4 9 719
7 Nelson Slagle 575 16 9 165 5 4 740
8 Gerry Hamilton 569 19 8 182 5 7 751
9 Dick Hammerstrom 559 19 7 201 3 11 760
10 Jim Slagle   592 16 11 170 5 5 762
11 Al Manzey 576 18 10 204 4 12 780
12 Andrew Coates 644 17 12 149 6 2 793
13 Jim Henning 645 16 13 209 3 13 854
     Total 7290 2302 9592
    Average         561        177        738
Odds 550 18 167 5 717
MISCELLANEOUS STATS
Winner - Bob Stanley - also won in 1991-2.   8th predictor to win 2 or more College Bowl/NFL Playoff Predictions.
Best College Bowl Picks - Bob Thomas 504, Brett Carman 511 and Dick Beeuwsaert 522
Best Pro Playoff Picks - Bob Stanley  118, Andrew Coates 149 and Brett Carman 156.
2nd Place - Brett Carman  - First time in top 2.  Bob Stanley, Gerry Hamilton, Nelson Slagle, John Slagle and John Blanda have finished 2nd 3 times.  
Most Winning Teams Predicted - Bob Stanley 30 of 45 (67%), Record - Nelson Slagle 30-2 (94%) in 1997-8
Most Best Picks in these predictions - Andrew Coates  9, Jim Henning  3 and Phil Hensley  3.
Most Best or Tied for Best Pick in These Predictions - Andrew Coates  11, Dick Beeuwsaert  9,  Jim Slagle  8
Best College Championship pick - Nelson & Al Manzey - Florida by 6  (Florida won by 10)
Best Super Bowl Pick - Nelson, Pittsburgh by 8;  Jim Slagle, Pittsburgh by 9 (Pittsburgh won 27-23)
Best Combined Bowl Championship and Super Bowl Picks -  Nelson  8, Bob Stanley  12, Andrew Coates 22.  
     Only Nelson and Bob Stanley picked Florida to win NCAA Championship game and Super Bowl.
     BOB STANLEY WINS PRO PLAYOFFS AND OVERALL PREDICTIONS
Bob Stanley beat Andrew Coates by 31 points in the Pro picks and Brett Carman by 25 points in the overall
contest to win his 3rd title.  Bob needed the last minute Steeler TD by Santonio Holmes to win both the Pros and
overall contest.  
BOB THOMAS COLLEGE BOWL CHAMP, BOB STANLEY LEADS PRO PLAYOFFS AND OVERALL PREDICTS
Bob Thomas edged Brett Carman by 7 points to win the College Football Bowl predicts.  Brett and Bob Stanley both picked
22 winners in 34 games while Bob Thomas and Dick Beeuwsaert picked 21 winners.  Only 18 favorites out of 34 games won.
    Bob Stanley leads Brett Carman by 18 points in the pro playoff picks with 3 games remaining.  Bob has picked 6 of 8 s
games while Brett, Dick Beeuwsaert and Andrew Coates have picked 5 winners.  Eight of 13 predictors have picked 2 - 4 games
correct as the favorite and home team has won only 3 games.  
Andrew Coates has been the best predictor on 8 games and tied on two others, all in the last 27 games.  Next best showing
is Dick Beeuwsaert with 2 best and 6 ties, Jim Slagle with 1 best and 7 ties and Jim Henning with 3 best and 3 ties.  
DICK BEEUWSAERT LEADS BOB THOMAS BY 21 POINTS THROUGH DEC 31ST GAMES
Dick Beeuwsaert leads Bob Thomas by 21 points through the first 22 games through December 31st.  Dick has picked 16 
while 15 have been picked by Bob Thomas, Bob Stanley and Gerry Hamilton in places 2, 3 and 4th.  The best picks for each game
are highlighted by yellow (one best pick) or pink (shared best pick).  Dick Beeuwsaert, Jim Henning and Jim Slagle have all at least
shared best pick in 5 games.  Everyone has had at least one best pick expect for some guy named Nelson.
BOB SCHOLL LEADS DICK BEEUWSAERT BY 13 POINTS AFTER 5 GAMES 
Bob Scholl leads Dick Beeuwsaert after five games by 13 points.  Bob and Dick are the only predictors to predict four
of the five games correct.
BOB SCHOLL LEADS AL MANZEY BY 10  POINTS AFTER FIRST FOUR GAMES
  Bob Scholl leads Al Manzey by 10 points after the first four games.  Four other predictors are within 5 points of 2nd as noted
above.  Bob's key picks were South Florida by 17 over Memphis and a win by Colorado State over Fresno State.
     Strangely, 12 of 13 picked 3 point underdog BYU over Arizona - Arizona won by 10.  There are 8 more games where the split on winners
winners is either 7-6 or 8-5.  The first two games were both split either 8-5 or 7-6 and the next two games are split 8-5 as noted in columns 
AR and AS.