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CYST: Week 9

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I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin' on the porch with my family, singin' and dancin' down in Mississippi where I learned the three rules of life: Lord loves a workin' man; don't trust whitey; see a doctor and get rid of it.

What a week.  Both the Packers and Lions had fire sales and conceded the NFCN to the Vikings and Bears.  The Lions traded away the greatest wide receiver to ever receive stuff wide; or so we were told right up until the point he was traded.  At the time, Tate was leading Detroit in both catches and yards, and they were able to turn that into a 3rd round pick.  I’m really trying not to laugh here.  The Packers had to ship Ty Montgomery off to Baltimore for his protection because Packer fans were threatening to kill him and his family.  Packer fans blame him for the loss in LA because he ran the ball out of the endzone on a kick off and fumbled it.  Was he stupid to run it out?  Sure, but if the Packers had played better the first 58 minutes, poor Ty wouldn’t have to fear for his safety.  The icing on the cake however is when the Packers sent the #3 rated PFF safety HaHa Clinton-Dix for a 4th round pick.  Yep, you heard me, a 4th round pick for a player whom the Packers drafted with a 1st round pick…a player who were were told time and time again was a very good player, #3 even, was shipped off for a 4th round pick.  Shameful shit.

Onto CYST.  I had a wonderful week last week, nailing the Jets@Bears game and picking up a total of 6 points in the process.  A thought occurred to me when I saw I nailed the Bears game; The system is designed so that one can’t cheat, but I alone have access to the DB and could easily change picks directly in there.  In fact, I’ve done it before for others who were trying to make their picks but the game had just started so they were locked out.  The point is, I could cheat if I wanted too and I’m sure Nate thinks I do.  I could sit here and tell you fucks that I in fact do not cheat, but I want everyone to trust CYST, so I’m going to bow out of the competition.

LOL, no I’m not.  The only thing I care less about than cheating to win an arbitrary contest on an obscure sports blog is what you mooks think.  Well, that’s not totally true; I care what Glove and Andy think because they hate the Packers.




Total Points:

  • 0125, 56, Los Angeles Rams over Green Bay Packers
  • thenichels, 34, Chicago Bears over New York Jets

(0125 had to ruin my glorious moment.)


Margin of Vctory:

  • dabearz84, Chicago Bears over New York Jets by 14 points
  • Flavor Flav, Chicago Bears over New York Jets by 14 points
  • LKP, Cincinnati Bengals over Tampa Bay Buccaneers by 3 points
  • thenichels, Chicago Bears over New York Jets by 14 points
  • thenichels, Cincinnati Bengals over Tampa Bay Buccaneers by 3 points

(MiB still isn’t doing the power rankings.)


Team Points:

  • bp, Chicago Bears 24 points in a win vs. the New York Jets
  • Curtis Fryer, Chicago Bears 24 points in a win vs. the New York Jets
  • jmac34, Chicago Bears 24 points in a win vs. the New York Jets
  • LambeauOrWrigley, Chicago Bears 24 points in a win vs. the New York Jets
  • thenichels, Chicago Bears 24 points in a win vs. the New York Jets
  • LambeauOrWrigley, Baltimore Ravens 21 points in a loss vs. the Carolina Panthers
  • thenichels, New York Jets 10 points in a loss vs. the Chicago Bears

(LoW owns your asses.)


Against The Grain:

  • bp, Carolina Panthers over Baltimore Ravens (15.38%)
  • LambeauOrWrigley, Carolina Panthers over Baltimore Ravens (15.38%)

(Big round of applause for BP.)


Nailed It:

  • thenichels, New York Jets@Chicago Bears

(Dances a jig.)


Leader board:

FYS User Total Points CYST Points Scored Spread ATG Home Visitor
thenichels 17 2 3 4 1 3 4
bp 13 1 1 3 1 5 2
Curtis Fryer 11 1 1 4 1 2 2
jmac34 11 1 1 3 1 3 2
raji 10 0 0 3 2 4 1
AllSaintsRow 9 0 0 2 3 1 3
natesweet 9 0 0 4 2 1 2
Gabes22 7 0 1 1 1 2 2
dabearz84 6 0 0 2 1 3 0
LKP 6 0 0 2 1 2 1
sgunderson17 6 0 1 3 0 0 2
0125 5 0 1 2 1 1 0
andylet445 5 0 1 2 2 0 0
LambeauOrWrigley 5 0 0 0 2 2 1
BearsSaveLives 4 0 0 1 3 0 0
Big Deal 4 0 0 2 1 1 0
niemerg1 4 0 1 0 0 2 1
CJammin 3 0 0 1 0 1 1
Flavor Flav 3 0 1 1 0 1 0
DanOnWis 2 0 1 0 0 1 0
potatoes 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
TheHairy1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
Horse 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.  This only contains those of you who actually scored a point in CYST.  Glove really sucks at CYST; probably won’t get a point all year.  Want to see your name here?  Do better and stop sucking.




Wondering why some of the names have a different background color?  Well, that’s because of a fantastic feature of 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 NFCN/S game tonight, but you still should go make you picks now.  Tonight is Oakland at San Francisco.  Remember when Fox ran commercials saying that we’d get good Thursday night games since they were doing them?  I’m going to let you in on a little secret, Fox lies.  Really, get on over to the CYST site and make your picks before you forget.  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.