Revisiting the NFL Prediction Podcast

Back in September, Don Valdez, Deuce McGee and I got together and did a podcast with predictions for the 2010 NFL Season.  Well the regular season is now over and its time to take a look at how we did.  The results weren’t pretty.  Let’s take a look…

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As you can see, Deuce McGee did the best of the three, picking three out of eight division winners and selecting seven of 12 playoff teams.   He also accurately picked the Falcons to finish ahead of the Saints.   Not too shabby.

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Don Valdez wasn’t quite as good, picking just two division winners and six playoff teams.   Don Valdez gets credit for accurately predicting the demise of the Cowboys, saying that because Dallas was hosting the Super Bowl, they would blow their chance at playing a home game and not even make the playoffs.  However, for whatever reason, he thought the Redskins would make the playoffs.  So he loses points there.

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Sadly, I did the worst, picking just one division winner correctly.   I did manage to pick seven playoff teams though.  I also berated Deuce McGee for picking the Steelers to win the division, with my reasoning being that Pittsburgh would go 0-4 to start the season with Dennis Dixon at quarterback.  They went 3-1 in their first four games and won the division.

I salvaged my pride later on in the podcast when I predicted Arian Foster to be the fantasy football breakout player of the year.  He turned out to be the top-ranked running back this season.  Deuce McGee’s pick of Matthew Stafford and Don Valdez’s selection of C.J. Spiller didn’t work out so well.  (Note: Valdez also picked Spiller to be his fantasy bust. So I guess he was partially right)

Amazingly, despite our poor effort in picking division winners, all three of us still have the possibility of being right with our Super Bowl betting (though none seem too likely).

Deuce McGee picked the Jets to defeat the Falcons in the Super Bowl.  The Falcons are the #1 seed in the NFC but the Jets have to go on the road and beat Indy and New England.  That’s not happening.

Don Valdez picked the Jets to defeat the Packers.  That’s possible, but they are both six seeds, so it’s not very likely.

I selected the Packers to defeat the Colts.  That is a possibility also, but both would have a tough road ahead of them.

Overall, our picks were pretty shitty.  But it probably didn’t matter because I don’t think anyone listened to it.

7 comments for “Revisiting the NFL Prediction Podcast

  1. ThatAintKosher
    January 6, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I picked the Jets to go to the Super Bowl, but that’s just because I’m a die-hard, long-suffering fan. It could still happen, though! Fingers crossed.

    Some of my picks were pretty accurate, but I actually did a lot better with my college choices. Too bad I didn’t bet on those.

    And I did listen to your podcast, BTW.

  2. Don Valdez
    January 6, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I like how we call got the Western Divisions wrong. Friggin West, man they suck.

    Chiefs… maybe… but Seahawks? seriously? They should just let the Giants and Bucs play in place of the Seahawks and Chiefs.

  3. January 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    @thataintkosher…Awesome, at least I know we had one listener.

  4. Deuce McGee
    January 7, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I was about to make fun of us for all picking the 49ers, but, man that division is awful.

  5. Deuce McGee
    January 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I would also like to point out that I had the correct AFC championship game and I had the packers in the NFC championship game. Bow in honor of my greatness.

  6. Deuce McGee
    January 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Or “honour.” I’m not really sure of the rules on that.

    Pats suck.

  7. February 6, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Who has two thumbs and accurately predicted the Super Bowl winner at the beginning of the season?…..THIS GUY!!!

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