Thursday, September 30, 2010

Week 4 picks

When I make my picks for my football pool, I kind of wing it by looking at previous scores and what little knowledge I have about the players on the team, usually the current college transitions. I know I should probably look at the injury reports and stats on defense and offense, and not let personal bias (argh--when is my support for Vince Young going to consistently pay off?!) and eternal hope for the underdog come into play (though occasionally it pays off).

That said, I've come up short by 1 for weeks 1 and 3 and currently tied for 3rd (after two people tied for 1st) in the cumulative overall. My conundrum this week is Detroit versus Green Bay. The point spread is GB to win by 14. Though I can certainly see GB winning this, will it be by 14? Ouch. Well by my theory--Detroit has lost by 14 already so I should say Yes. But my inexplicable faith in the underdog is bugging me not to give up hope and put down No. Sigh. What to do?

If only things were so cut and dry as age labels are by my daughter:



Paul was impressed that she was so generous with such a wide window for "Young Adult" but pointed out that it seems a harsh jump to go from "Young Adult" to "Middle Age" at 40. She made the adjustment and now all 40-49 year olds are "Young Middle Age". Paul says you're welcome.

7 comments:

Erik said...

Guess I'm safe in the same age category for another ten years... that's funny, 30 certainly FEELS worthy of a category change =P

Jennifer said...

Dang ... still a young adult? I'll take it!

Kristen said...

At 38 I never thought I'd be called "young" again. I.heart.you.Velina...

Michael Kwun said...

I was just discussing with Sigrid whether I'm middle-aged yet or not. My gut reaction was, yes, I am, but eventually I decided that maybe I'm not for 4 more years.

Oh, and I say never underestimate the Lions. Underestimate their ability to lose by huge amounts, that is.

Anonymous said...

Yay! I am still in the "young adult" category. Thank you Valena. HV just reminded me that this year I am turning 36 not 37....I fell like I have been give an additional year of life. I don't want to round up. - Veronica

Anonymous said...

One question for Valena: When do you become just an "adult"? 20-39 seems like a big range of "young adult" don't you think? Maybe we just don't really grow up, just grow old. - Veronica

Pound said...

bwahahaha i'm a young adult. well you must be thrilled to be young middle aged.