A Burgundy and Gold Obsession
Is it August yet?

Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1

    Join Date
    04-11-09
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    Posts
    18,435
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Blog Entries
    95
    Marine Corps Virginia

    B 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Final Results!

    It's finally over. The most competitive NFL Pickem contest anywhere has finally wrapped up, and in what we believe is a BGO first, our winner ran the season table.

    Brother Om is our 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Champion - and he lead all comers from Week 1 all the way through to the Super Bowl. Om tried to make it interesting during the playoffs, allowing defending champ Kel Varnsen to draw within a single game, but that's as close as it got. BTW, even if it had been the Rams who'd proven victorious in the Super Bowl, Om would've prevailed on the basis of season tie-breaker points.

    Om finished the 2018 contest with an astounding 176-89-2 record, a 50.57% accuracy rate in one of the most challenging seasons to predict ever.

    Congrats to Om for winning our grand prize, and kudos to Kel Varnsen for once again finishing at or near the top, this time as runner-up.

    Rounding out our prize winners, it was IronMike and SkinsOrlando in 3rd and 4th place respectively.

    The remainder of our 2018 top 10 finishers included DixieFlatline, redskins26, RobinTom, Posse Lover, Ax, and China.

    Thanks to all who participated in 2018 and we hope to have an even bigger contest in 2019!

    To see all Super Bowl Sunday Results, log in to your Pocket Office Pool account, open the 'Recap Report', and sort to 'Weeks Record'.

    To see final Season to Date Results, log in to your Pocket Office Pool account, open the 'Recap Report', and sort to 'Season Record/Pts'.
    1 1 0 0
     
     
    You ain't bonafide

  2. #2

    2016 BGO FF Champion
    Ugly American

    Join Date
    07-22-09
    Location
    My location
    Posts
    7,048
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    35 Post(s)

    Default Re: 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Final Results!

    Congrats to Om.
    Thanks to Boone.
    0 0 0 0
     
     
    "Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and **** the prom queen"

  3. #3

    Join Date
    06-30-09
    Location
    Dallas
    Posts
    4,115
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Blog Entries
    25

    Default Re: 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Final Results!

    Nice job, Om. Wire to wire...truly impressive.

    Thanks for running it again, Boone. You da man.
    0 0 0 0
     
     
    hailus redskinus
    COYS

  4. #4

    Join Date
    09-07-14
    Location
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Posts
    553
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    31 Post(s)
    William and Mary

    Default Re: 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Final Results!

    Congratulations! Very impressive!
    0 0 0 0
     
     

  5. #5
    BGObsessed
    Join Date
    08-08-10
    Location
    Roanoke, Va
    Posts
    1
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Holy Cross

    Default Re: 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Final Results!

    Congratulations to the winners! This was a very challenging season and contest. This contest proves to me that I would lose my shirt if I had to bet with point spreads and real money in Vegas!
    Just send the Brinks truck with my third-place $$$ winnings! :-)
    0 0 0 0
     
     

  6. #6
    NFL Pickem Champion 2018
    Join Date
    04-11-09
    Location
    Montclair, VA
    Posts
    4,379
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    63 Post(s)
    Blog Entries
    1
    Virginia Tech

    Default Re: 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Final Results!

    Thanks, brothers.

    Confession: I ended up caring about winning this thing WAY too much--a clear character flaw. Toward the end I found myself actually rooting for teams I'd generally not be caught dead supporting.

    Kel, you were right there man. At one point I found myself considering going back over the weeks to see what teams you tended to pick in certain situations ... and then I thought Dude. Just stop. Have a bourbon.

    So I did.

    Cheers and Hail.
    0 2 0 0
     
     

    Eschew obfuscation.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    12-13-09
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    844
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Kent State

    Default Re: 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Final Results!

    It stayed competitive throughout the season which definitely helped keep my interests, cheers to all, let's see how next year shapes out.
    0 0 0 0
     
     
    "We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to high office" Aesop

  8. #8
    NFL Pickem Champion 2017 BGO Ballers Champion 2018
    Join Date
    10-05-10
    Location
    Kernersville, NC
    Posts
    886
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    37 Post(s)
    High Point

    Default Re: 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Final Results!

    Quote Originally Posted by Om View Post
    Thanks, brothers.

    Confession: I ended up caring about winning this thing WAY too much--a clear character flaw. Toward the end I found myself actually rooting for teams I'd generally not be caught dead supporting.

    Kel, you were right there man. At one point I found myself considering going back over the weeks to see what teams you tended to pick in certain situations ... and then I thought Dude. Just stop. Have a bourbon.

    So I did.

    Cheers and Hail.
    Congrat Om. You deserved to win. I could get close, but never could catch you. Great job this year to the new champ!

    And thank you Boone for running the contest again this year. It is always fun and anyone reading this that did not play, you need to play next year. Play all the contests. They are all easy and fun.


    Posted With Tapatalk
    0 2 0 0
     
     

  9. #9

    Join Date
    04-11-09
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    Posts
    18,435
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Blog Entries
    95
    Marine Corps Virginia

    Default Re: 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Final Results!

    SkinsOrlando and Kel Varnsen - your prizes are enroute to you. We hope you like them! IronMike - we still need your name/mailing address brother so we can get your prize in the mail to you. PM me so we can settle up.
    1 0 0 0
     
     
    You ain't bonafide

  10. #10
    BGObsessed
    Join Date
    11-23-17
    Location
    Bay Area CA
    Posts
    163
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Re: 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Final Results!

    Om, is there anything you don't excel at? I already knew of your wordsmithing prowess, but a master prognosticator as well? I think you circled back and got in line twice on the good Lord's handout day...well done.

    Boone, I know it's way too early for you to have considered - probably - when exactly that day arrives, but I have to tell you I am eagerly awaiting my opportunity to sign up for this season's contest. I look forward to competing against what, as shown by the percentages, seems to be quite formidable opposition.
    0 0 0 0
     
     

  11. #11

    Join Date
    04-11-09
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    Posts
    18,435
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Blog Entries
    95
    Marine Corps Virginia

    Default Re: 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Final Results!

    Quote Originally Posted by DudeRedskin View Post
    Om, is there anything you don't excel at? I already knew of your wordsmithing prowess, but a master prognosticator as well? I think you circled back and got in line twice on the good Lord's handout day...well done.

    Boone, I know it's way too early for you to have considered - probably - but I am eagerly awaiting my opportunity to sign up for this season's contest. I look forward to competing against what, as shown by the percentages, is formidable opposition.
    I usually set up the contest in July- August and we will be glad to have you. We also run a couple of Fantasy Football leagues every year if you are interested in that as well.


    Posted With Tapatalk
    0 1 0 0
     
     
    You ain't bonafide

  12. #12
    BGObsessed
    Join Date
    11-23-17
    Location
    Bay Area CA
    Posts
    163
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Re: 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Final Results!

    Quote Originally Posted by Boone View Post
    I usually set up the contest in July- August and we will be glad to have you. We also run a couple of Fantasy Football leagues every year if you are interested in that as well.


    Posted With Tapatalk
    Dang, that was quick. Replied before I saved the edit lol. Thanks you for the 411. Not much of a FF guy, mainly because the metrics and numbers that participants must evaluate will almost certainly break my brain...but I'm down for a simple yea or nay weekly, yessir.
    0 0 0 0
     
     

  13. #13
    BGObsessed
    Join Date
    09-28-10
    Location
    BGO's Official Resident "Tech Dummy"
    Posts
    9,377
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)

    Default Re: 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Final Results!

    Quote Originally Posted by DudeRedskin View Post
    Om, is there anything you don't excel at?
    And he does it all with such grace...


    state-of-grace.PNG.b5b738b4a55a78cd158aecf718cd4610.jpg
    0 1 0 0
     
     
    Sent from my Basic Flip Phone.
    Powered by Tomato Can Wireless.

  14. #14
    BGObsessed
    Join Date
    11-23-17
    Location
    Bay Area CA
    Posts
    163
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Re: 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Final Results!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fear The Spear View Post
    And he does it all with such grace...


    state-of-grace.PNG.b5b738b4a55a78cd158aecf718cd4610.jpg
    Indeed. Some have occasionally called my writing good, but whenever I read something he's crafted I realize how far yet I have to go.
    0 1 0 0
     
     

  15. #15
    NFL Pickem Champion 2018
    Join Date
    04-11-09
    Location
    Montclair, VA
    Posts
    4,379
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    63 Post(s)
    Blog Entries
    1
    Virginia Tech

    Default Re: 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Final Results!

    Damn, a Hail! magazine sighting! I'm not sure I have any idea what that column was about ... which is probably a good thing given how that particular history played out.

    All old news, though. I caught lighting in a bottle in this year's Pick 'em--I have zero illusions about my NFL prognostications skill. One of you bastiges will grab it next year I'm sure.
    0 0 0 0
     
     

    Eschew obfuscation.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Week 14 Results
    By Boone in forum Sons of Washington
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-17-18, 05:22 PM
  2. 2018 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Week 13 Results
    By Boone in forum Sons of Washington
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-08-18, 11:15 AM
  3. 2017 BGO NFL Pickem: Final Contest Results
    By Boone in forum Sons of Washington
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-20-18, 09:27 PM
  4. 2016 BGO NFL Pickem Contest: Final Results
    By Boone in forum Sons of Washington
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-27-17, 03:12 PM

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •