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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.

Do we even care anymore?  I mean, I haven’t cared in years, but seeing that MKE hasn’t hit on any of his picks all year, I can only assume that the rest of you have given up also.  Pretty sad state of affairs, but also pretty exciting.  There is no spoon my ass (kinky)…

Okay, so last week.  BIG.  FAT.  HAIRY.  DEAL.  Curtis got 2 points.  I got 2 points.  WTF guys?  I expect this kind of suckitude out of Jammin, but I thought the rest of you were a tiny bit better.  Curtis is still in first place by 4 points, but I have moved into sole possession of second and within smacking distance of his ass.  The saving grace?  One of my points was an Against the Grain because I picked Minnesota.  I didn’t think they had a shot in hell of beating the Packers, but y’all have made me hate the Packers, so the Vikings got my pick.  So, here we go…


Total Points:

  • thenichels, 49, New Orleans Saints over Chicago Bears

(JFC the Bears suck.)

Margin of Victory:

  • Window closed

(Did you read this?)

Team Points:

  • Curtis Fryer, Carolina Panthers 17 points in a loss vs. the Atlanta Falcons
  • Curtis Fryer, Chicago Bears 23 points in a loss vs. the New Orleans Saints

(Curtis excels at picking the loser.)

Against The Grain:

  • thenichels, Minnesota Vikings over Green Bay Packers (11.11%)


Nailed It:

  • Yeah right

(We’ve had 3 of these so far, so I guess that’s something.)

Leader board:

FYS User Total Points CYST Points Scored Spread ATG Home Visitor
Curtis Fryer 13 1 1 2 1 6 2
thenichels 9 0 1 1 4 1 2
potatoes 8 1 1 2 0 3 1
Gabes22 7 1 1 2 0 2 1
natesweet 7 0 0 0 3 1 3
jmac34 6 0 1 0 1 1 3
LambeauOrWrigley 5 0 0 0 0 3 2
bp 3 0 1 0 0 1 1
DanOnWis 3 0 0 1 0 0 2
0125 2 0 0 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, SDL.


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.

NFCN game tonight.  Packers @ 49ers.  The 49ers are basically pulling kids out of Pop Warner to fill all the holes left by injured players but even that might not help the Packers.  Or maybe this is when Green Bay wakes up and runs the table.  Who knows?  Might be entertaining tho.  First, remember to 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.