Mr. Sensitive

December 27, 2011

Brinky Cup – Week 16

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 07:35

The penultimate week of the NFL regular season was one of wasted victories.  Like the Eagles’ win over the Cowboys, Charlotte’s BC-leading 13-3 Week 16 comes too late, and like the Colts’ second straight victory, Justin’s 12-4 2nd place showing does nothing but lock up the Bizarro Brinky Cup for Ruby.  Is it better to be in the depths or in the abyss?  Well, here’s what’s in the depths:

And here’s what’s in the abyss:

You be the judge.

Unlike Justin and Charlotte, Jenny has been able to turn her late-season surge into a bonafide playoff push.  With yet another stellar week (12-4), she’s in fifth place overall and comfortably in the playoffs.  With one more week to go in the regular season, what remains to be decided?  Dark Mario has a significant lead in the Brinky Cup, but with three competitors within 4 games, he can’t afford another mediocre 9-7 week.  Marcus and I have to decide whether or not to make some risky picks to take a run at Mario—well, Marcus should focus on getting his picks in on time, period—and Lisa has to decide whether or not to update her picks in the last week.  There are no games until New Year’s Day, leaving plenty of time to agonize.  The Brinky Bowl playoff picture has solidified: Dark Mario, Dark Lee, Marcus and Lisa are in and Jenny’s position looks secure, with Tara holding onto the sixth and final spot by a three-game margin.  Jodi Ann, Mario the Elder or Brinkley could put up a huge week and bump Tara out, but the odds aren’t good.  As for the Bizarro Brinky Cup…it’s all over but the crying.  Here are the complete Week 16 results:

  • 13-3 (1):  Charlotte
  • 12-4 (2):  Jenny, Justicole
  • 11-5 (5):  Brinkley, Dark Lee, Lisa, Mario the Elder, Reagan
  • 10-6 (2):  Jodi Ann, Marcus
  • 9-7 (2):  Dark Mario, Tara
  • 8-8 (1):  Lee
  • 7-9 (3):  Katie, Mario the Younger, Ruby

Brinky Cup Standings (through 16 weeks):

Games Back
Dark Mario
Dark Lee 3
Marcus 3
Lisa 4
Jenny 8
Mario T.Y. 11
Tara 12
Jodi Ann 15
Lee 16
Mario T.E. 16
Brinkley 17
Charlotte 21
Katie 27
Reagan 29
Justin 33
Ruby 43

1 Comment »

  1. I think it’s quite an achievement that I have secured the depths of the Brinky Cup. It takes true talent to be that bad every week. Of course, as my son Mario has pointed out, the fact that I will not pick at least 8 teams helps in this endeavor!

    Comment by Ruby Machi — December 28, 2011 @ 10:35 | Reply

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