Week 3 - Better, But Still a Mess

Well here we are Week 3. Andrew holding an impressive 12 point lead on first as well as a 4 digit ESPN Ranking of 3899 - NICE. The Old Graphster find’s himself surprised on this Friday morning to find himself somehow in second. And Trey also with a positive gain on first find’s himself in 3rd. With the exception of Matt D, who somehow still remembered to make his picks in week 3 (what a twist) that rounds out the upslopes for the week. Swick, did I jinx you, did you get mental on yourself, or did I just predict the future last week. Well hang in there, you currently are only in the middle of the graph. Below the Swickline we find both the Webers still. Most shockingly is Kyle as he is getting aweful close to Emily, who missed picking 3 games in Week 2. And then finally, our faithful Caboose is Schmidty. I find comfort in Constants.

Alright Gang. Week 4 is upon us. Looks to be tough week. San Diego State v. Utah State? Buff’s v. Sun Devils? Ick.

Best of luck out there everyone.

See you on the other side.

Meanwhile in the Silver Game...

Well inline with 80% of Pick’em players this week is the SLV stock; pretty crappy. Down almost $30. So I guess this experiment has officially gotten to Interesting.

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Week 2 - And Now We Have Lines


Normally I don’t have a lot to say this week. I still don’t. Go home kid’s, you’ve gotten to old to play this game. Normally in week two it’s just a random scattering of straight lines with no real pattern. See here is last years.

Some gains, some losses, some laterals. But you guys this week, this year… you all suck.

Andrew holds on to the lead, nicely. While everyone else get’s further away. Luckily there are some constants. Swick* and Schmidty both hold true to immediately plummeting to the bottom of the group. So at least it still looks a little like home. On a more positive note, down there at the bottom of the graph with Schmidty are both Emily and Kyle. One might think that they might not be colluding in their household this year to steal all our money. But the wise man would tell you that’s probably just their long game to lull us into a false sense of security.

(*Editors Note 9/9/19 13:26 - Swick’s actually in 3rd, who knew. I mean the data knew, but we weren’t paying attention to that. Our apologize. Keep it up Swick and maybe we will say something positive next week. [Unlikely, but maybe])

Hey! So, how is that about that silver stock doing ?!?

So that was week 2’s write up, and I can honestly say it was pretty flat and no where close to my best work. Actually like this weeks graph might be one of the worst starts ever. I honestly only put something up so I could share the status of the Silver stock with you, because let’s be honest that’s why we are all here. (That and making the graph is way more interesting than the work on my desk right now)

Ugh. It looks like all graphs this week have the same sickness of heading downward. While hitting it’s 52 week high over the weekend we are now $0.06 a share down from the beginning of last week. Sigh.

But not to worry, I am sure we all will rise next week to higher levels.

Until then, carry on!

Week 1 - The Year of Silver begins.

Why Hello and Welcome to College Pick’em 2019!

It’s early, and quiet. Not to many words now as there isn’t that much data yet, it’s calm out there on the battle field. Hard to speak of results as without numbers there can’t be words. Here is what I do know. We have three 1st, two 4ths and four 6th’s and then every one else.

We have a total of 13 contestants this year, lending itself to I think the largest pot today of $325 all in. First is looking at $210, second is looking at $90 and as always third gets to go home with it’s entry money of $25.

Now on to a personal omission. Guy’s, it’s been hard the last couple years to keep writing these things. Sure there are weeks where making fun of Swick and Schmidty’s imminent demise, or how raising your child in Florida and feeding them nothing by mayo and Monster energy drinks make for a questionable human but a pretty good pick’em player, fly out of my fingers like lightening. But I have found myself lately missing the spark to really do these write ups like I use to, or the time. I need new life, I need more data, something more to keep track of, more…more Graphs!!

So for the first time ever, instead of just embezzling your money or letting it sit in my Paypal account until Freemuim games drains every last penny just in time for me to have to pay Mayo Man his winnings, I am putting this groups money to work. As of this morning I now own 17 shares of iShares Silver Trust. That’s right I took this groups money and I bought Silver with it. (Well it’s actually a holding company for Silver Miners, but in the little bit of research I did for this buy it made more financial sense then buying actual silver, this might be a prank but I still would like all my money back a the end)

So now every week we can all watch as I potentially make money or still end up having to pay Mayo Man out of my personal funds.

Here’s to the Silver year everyone!

Here’s to Football!

Here’s to us all!