Subject: Daily Blurb - October 2, 2012|
Posted by: Guru
-  Tue, Oct 02, 2012, 11:38
Quote of the day
"Very, very, very, very, very, very average." -- Dallas WR Dez Bryant, when asked about his performance on Monday night vs. Chicago
We finally had a positive week in Football Pickoff, with 60% of active slates posting a positive score. It wasn’t just a matter of picking favorites, either, as a straight slate of consensus favorites only netted 6 points this week. Then again, this was the first week that consensus favorites posted a positive score. Congrats to Cash Collector, whose score of +701 was the tops for week #4, missing only one game (Cincy over Jax) and doubling Washington over TB.
There are still a few baseball postseason issues to be settled. The Yankees hold a 1-game lead over Baltimore for the A.L. East title, with the runner-up getting the wild card. Ditto for Texas over Oakland, heightened by the fact that those teams are facing each other. In the N.L., the Cardinals have a 2-game lead over the late-surging Dodgers. Both of those teams are facing division champs who may have motivations other than winning (like resting starters and setting up rotations for the playoffs.)