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CYST: Week 16

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This is last CYST before that fat, jolly guy comes sliding down your chimney.  Yes, I’m talking about Prep.  I know some of you were thinking that I was talking about myself, but when have you ever known me to be jolly?  I have a couple of things I’d like to cover before we get onto the review of last week and these items are sure to spur debate in comments.  Hell, we may even get a melt or two.

First off, Anthony Barr did nothing wrong.  You may have the perception that his tackle which caused the snowflake to miss some time was late, or even dirty.  Some people will say that it was legal because it wasn’t flagged and you could point out that not all illegal plays are caught by the refs on the field, and you’d be right.  However, for the vast majority that are not caught by the refs, the league will catch and fine and/or suspend the offending player.  The league goes above and beyond to protect the QB’s and even more so for QB’s who some might think is the face of the game.  Personally, for me, the face of the game is Phillip Rivers, but that’s neither here nor there. Anthony Barr was neither fined nor suspended and the only conclusion we can be left with is that the hit was legal and Rodgers is a pussy.  Ask a lawyer; he can tell you that Anthony Barr is an innocent man.

The other thing I’d like to cover also deals with QB’s.  A QB’s main job is to guide his team down the field and score a TD on every series.  Sometimes they do that, sometimes they don’t.  Just because the QB doesn’t end a drive with a TD doesn’t mean the drive is a failure.  They could score a FG.  They could get out from the shadows of their own goal post and flip the field with a punt.  They can milk the clock, keeping the other team’s QB off the field.  There are many ways the drive can be seen as a success.  What the QB must not do however, is give the ball away.  Throwing an interception takes away your chance to do something positive on that drive and puts the ball in the opposing team’s QB’s hands.  Bad, very bad.  Let’s look at how the QB’s for the NFCN/S have done this year.  The number beside each QB’s name is the number of times they throw an interception for every 100 pass attempts; naturally, the lower the number, the better.

QB INT Precentage

We learn that it is Rodgers, not Stafford who is the interception machine in the NFCN and that Drew Brees guy is the TruGOAT.

One more thing that just came up in my Twitter feed that needs to be posted here:


Okay, on with the show.  Reggie and LKP each gained a point, so there was no change in first or second place.  Dan also picked up a point to remain in third, but with my three points, he is no longer alone.  BP scored two and is now tied with Glove, who didn’t do shit, for fifth place.  I’ll also point out that Nate got a point, but he’s so far back, no one cares.  MKE is still scoreless.




Total Points:

  • bp, 41, Minnesota Vikings over Cincinnati Bengals
  • natesweet, 50, New Orleans Saints over New York Jets

(Four weeks in a row for BP.  Talk to him before calling your bookie.)


Margin of Vctory:

  • Nadda

(So much for the streak of every category having a winner.)


Team Points:

  • bp, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 points in a loss vs. the Atlanta Falcons
  • LKP, New Orleans Saints 31 points in a win vs. the New York Jets
  • Reggie, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 points in a loss vs. the Atlanta Falcons
  • thenichels, New Orleans Saints 31 points in a win vs. the New York Jets
  • DanOnWis, Cincinnati Bengals 7 points in a loss vs. the Minnesota Vikings
  • thenichels, Green Bay Packers 24 points in a loss vs. the Carolina Panthers

(This category is like the Special Olympics.)


Against The Grain:

  • thenichels, Carolina Panthers over Green Bay Packers (14.29%)

(LOL, you all thought Rodgers would save the Packers)


Nailed It:

  • Everyone who’s been to your mom’s house.

(None of you got it right tho.)


Leader board:

FYS User Total Points CYST Points Scored Spread ATG Home Visitor
Reggie 18 0 1 5 1 4 7
LKP 17 1 1 4 3 5 3
DanOnWis 15 1 3 3 1 3 4
thenichels 15 0 1 3 4 6 1
bp 11 0 5 1 0 4 1
Staffords_Glove 11 0 1 4 2 2 2
potatoes 10 1 1 3 0 2 3
CJammin 8 0 0 3 1 3 1
jmac34 8 0 1 2 1 3 1
Curtis Fryer 6 0 0 1 0 3 2
Horse 6 0 2 2 0 2 0
Donny33 5 0 0 2 0 1 2
natesweet 5 0 2 0 1 2 0
sgunderson17 3 0 0 0 0 1 2
TheHairy1 3 0 0 1 0 1 1
0125 2 0 0 1 0 1 0
AllSaintsRow 2 0 0 1 0 1 0
BearsSaveLives 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
Big Deal 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
JJ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0


The above only represents games that involved the NFCN or NFCS.  If you wish, the leader board for those who weren’t too “busy” to pick all the games is here.  I’ve also stopped posting all of you who have yet to get a point in CYST.  I know you claim that it is because you’re not picking the games, but we all know that it is because you suck.




Wondering why some of the names have a different background color?  Well, that’s because a feature was added to the CYST site.  If you click on My Account on the top right of the CYST site (when you’re logged in), you will see my todo list for that page, but also a color picker.  If you choose a color there (and click update), that color will be the background on the site in tables where your name appears.

No Thursday night game for the rest of the season, but don’t wait until Sunday to make your picks though as the Vikings travel to Green Bay on Saturday to further humiliate the Packers.  Go, go make your picks.  How do you get to the site so that you can pick games?  Well, that’s a good question.  If only there was a uniform resource locator in the form of a hyperlink.