Mr. Sensitive

September 13, 2011

Brinky Cup Standings – Week 1

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 09:50

The first slate of NFL games is over and we have a winner: Lisa.  At 11-5 through the first week, Lisa proved that picking winners based on cities she’d like to visit is as viable a method as any based on the putative games themselves.  Brinky’s colored-links approach won him a share of second; and yet, his success makes more sense to me, as I had the fortune to observe his process.  As with most things, Brinky’s selection of the victorious links descends quickly into violence, with much flinging and pounding of winners and losers alike, and so perhaps he is channeling the spirit of the gridiron in some way.  He was also channeling it this morning when I fed him his breakfast oatmeal, and that was, I thought, less appropriate and much stickier.  Mario and his Dark alter-ego presumably know more about the NFL than any of us, but alas for them, it did not signify.  Everyone’s still in it, and while the newbies might be thinking, “duh, it’s Week 1,” history has shown that Ruby and Katie are typically already out of it by now.  Here are the complete results:

  • 11-5 (1):  Lisa
  • 10-6 (3):  Brinky, Mario the Elder, Ruby
  • 9-7 (1):  Tara
  • 8-8 (5):  Jenny, Jodi Ann, Justin, Marcus, Reagan
  • 7-9 (3):  Dark Lee, Mario the Younger, Dark Mario
  • 6-10 (3):  Charlotte, Katie, Lee

No early games this week, so those of you going week-to-week or wishing to modify the picks you already submitted have until Saturday get your picks in.  Don’t push it, though.




  1. I’m glad that football knowledge doesn’t seem to matter so far.

    Comment by euregirlsandboys — September 13, 2011 @ 10:54 | Reply

    • Yes, but whatever non-football knowledge you and I are bringing to the table doesn’t seem to avail us, either.

      Comment by lbej — September 13, 2011 @ 10:59 | Reply

  2. I’m speechless. Can’t wait to tell Dustin when he gets home from work 🙂

    Comment by Lisa Lamb Machi — September 13, 2011 @ 15:14 | Reply

  3. I’m guessing I have peaked with the picks. I can’t remember who I picked, so I’m probably better off leaving my picks as they are!

    Comment by Ruby — September 14, 2011 @ 08:51 | Reply

  4. Well, at least you and Katie are with me in the bottom so I don’t feel so alone.

    Comment by Charlotte — September 15, 2011 @ 18:41 | Reply

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