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CYST: Week 14

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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.

I looked at my calendar this morning and realize it was Thursday and suddenly realized that I had an “article” to write.  Okay, I lied, I don’t have a calendar.  WTF do you think this is, 1994?  I did forget it was Thursday tho.  Time has a way of becoming a blur when you never leave your basement.  I quit playing WoW about 2 years ago and don’t have any desire to get back into it, but I decided that I need to find something to fill the boredom other than TV and Cool Ranch Doritos so I ordered a drum kit.  I can tinker around on my 15yo’s kit, but he tilts his toms too much for my liking and I don’t want to mess with his setup.  I’m real rusty so I will be playing a lot of rudiments to get my timing and chops back, but no-one will hear me all the way down in the basement.  Maybe when I get comfortable behind the kit again, I’ll do a video for y’all….nude of course.

Y’all sucked last week.  4 people got one point each.  That’s it.  Worst part is, I wasn’t one of the 4, but since Curtis wasn’t one either, I stay in first place.  Y’all should do something special for me.  The 4 people?  Oh, yeah.  Gabes, JMac, Nate and Dan each picked up a point.  That’s it.


Total Points:

  • Total Nothing

(I’m just phoning in these comments.)

Margin of Victory:

  • DanOnWis, Green Bay Packers over Philadelphia Eagles by 14 points

(The Packers suck, but they got Dan a point.)

Team Points:

  • Gabes22, Minnesota Vikings 27 points in a win vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • jmac34, Minnesota Vikings 27 points in a win vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • natesweet, Jacksonville Jaguars 24 points in a loss vs. the Minnesota Vikings

(No LoW this time.)

Against The Grain:

  • Empty

(Like the space between your ears.)

Nailed It:

  • *yawn*

(This is boring.)

Leader board:

FYS User Total Points CYST Points Scored Spread ATG Home Visitor
thenichels 18 1 2 2 5 4 4
Curtis Fryer 17 1 2 2 1 8 3
Gabes22 15 2 2 4 0 5 2
jmac34 12 0 2 1 1 4 4
natesweet 11 0 1 1 3 2 4
potatoes 11 1 2 3 0 4 1
LambeauOrWrigley 10 0 2 1 0 4 3
DanOnWis 8 0 0 4 0 0 4
bp 6 0 1 2 0 1 2
0125 3 0 1 0 0 1 1


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.  Want to see your name here?  Do better and stop sucking. This means you, Potatoes.


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 it is a game that could have playoff implications.  I’d like to see the Rams lose just so that’s one less team within striking distance of my Saints, but I’d also like to keep the Pats (and Newton) out of the playoffs.  Even if you don’t plan on watching, go make your picks.  Head on over to the CYST site (that someone made all by himself, with nobody’s help what-so-ever) and make your picks. Really, I’m not kidding, go do it now.  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.



Don’t mind this part as I just wanted to say that as games get shuffled and if you made you picks for that game, it stayed with the game in its new date/time slot. Thank you, that is all.  Go make your picks.