Mr. Sensitive

December 17, 2013

Brinky Cup – Week 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 13:53
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Week 15 of the NFL season is over, and the choking sounds you hear (outside of Dallas, at least) are coming from Ruby, Charlotte and—tragically—my lovely daughter, Jenny.

At the top of the standings, Mario gave up ground to Jodi Ann, Marcus, and, um, himself, but he retains a commanding seven-game lead with just two weeks remaining.  Mario is a virtual lock to reclaim the Brinky Cup and has a decent chance of taking the runner-up spot as well.  As disheartening as that would be for the rest of the field, it would at least preempt the complaints about spreadsheet integrity that waft in from the Philadelphia region every now and again.

Three of the six Brinky Bowl playoff spots are locked up (Mario, Jodi Ann and Marcus), but the final three are still very much up for grabs.  If the season ended now, Katie, Lee, and Reagan would take those last three spots, with Tara and Jenny on the outside looking in.  Poor Jenny tries so hard every week when she makes her picks, and her sister just picks her favorite mascot in each matchup.  Yet somehow Jenny’s lost ground to Reagan each of the last two weeks, and I’m strongly considering giving her my spot in the playoffs if I make it and she doesn’t.  I’m not concerned about her feelings—it is just a silly contest, and she knows that—but it seems increasingly clear that her future football fandom hangs in the balance.  Now that’s something that really matters.

At the bottom of the standings, Ruby (10-6) and Charlotte (11-5) turned in disgracefully above-par efforts while Brinkley dazzled with a league-worst 6-10.  In the slump for the Bizarro Cup, it’s all over but the crying—and no one cries like Brinkley.

Games Back Week 15
Dark Mario 9-7
Jodi Ann 7 10-6
Marcus 7 11-5
Mario T.Y. 7 10-6
Dark Lee 11 8-8
Ultra Katie 11 11-5
Reagan 12 10-6
Tara 13 8-8
Jenny 14 9-7
Lee 16 9-7
Nicole E. 16 11-5
Mario T.E. 19 7-9
Justin 22 10-6
Lisa 22 7-9
Katie 24 11-5
Charlotte 30 11-5
Ruby 31 10-6
Brinkley 37 6-10
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1 Comment »

  1. I can’t believe my grandson is going to finish better than me! Obviously, I work hard at being the worst with the picks!

    Comment by Ruby — December 17, 2013 @ 14:01 | Reply


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