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KD's 10-for-10 - Week #17 Update

End of the line, for KD's regular season 10-for-10 Contest, for my I Did the Math series, for this weekly update, and for our beloved Cowboys.

As I commented on the end of KD's last contest page, this is the second time in five weeks that I have been a perfect 9-for-9 with only one game remaining - the Cowboys. Then, it was an overtime late game in Arizona; New Year's night, it was the NBC season finale against the Giants. Oh, so close, and yet...

All season, it has been my absolute joy to be your volunteer scorekeeper and tabulator of KD's weekly contest. At first, I made simple updates with extremely crude attempts at tables. One.Cool.Customer came to the rescue and linked me up to his previous FanPost about how to write killer FanPosts. But, then he had mercy for me and had me email him the actual spreadsheet I was trying to import into my FanPost as a table. He then wrote all the HTML table code and put it into a spreadsheet along with a mock table. All I had to do was enter data into a block and then copy the highlighted cells containing the code. Insert into new FanPost, and voila! Perfect tables appeared.

Thank you so much, O.C.C! I couldn't have carried on this season without that contribution. As the season wore on, I was able to branch out, figure out the code that he used, and make small adaptations to adapt his code to fit variations on my weekly tables (yes, even the part that was labeled "Don't touch this").

Last week, I added a new table because of requests from many of you to compare partial-season players' scores with those who had played every week. The only thing I couldn't figure was the HTML code for "round to four decimal places". I could do the rounding in Excel, but when the cells converted to HTML, I lost the rounding. Anyone know the HTML code/command for rounding?

I spent too much of today earlier trying to make my biggest adaptation yet - a season-closing table that will list each player that played this year (even those that only played once), and their weekly scores.

That attempt, and much more, after the jump:

I have only been called out twice this year for scoring glitches. Once was in the first week, when I mis-entered a couple of players' entries. After some tweaks, my spreadsheet morphed into a form that worked well for me the entire season The only other call-out was this week, when I "welcomed" a new player for the second week in a row.

Last week, he came in about the same time that KD's page had gotten corrupted. A bold command hadn't closed properly, and all comments were coming in bold. That made it hard to make picks bold, if everything showed up bold. I was able to fix that (see last week's contest page for that dialogue, the fix, and the credit given where I had read about it). But, in the chaos, I had forgotten to actually enter his picks.

We have had over one hundred sixty individual participants this season, and have averaged about half of that each week. So, if that's the only recording errors I've made this season, that's not too bad!

As the year wore on, I have felt that I have gotten to know you, and call you my friends. As I would look and notice, I would do little things (off-topic comments, FanShots, etc.) to try to badger you to get your picks in. When some of you would fail to get in, I felt the same letdown that you did.

As we approached the holidays, I began to offer early posting opportunities, so that you would be able to get picks in even if you were traveling, working, or otherwise unable to get to a computer or smartphone. It wasn't enough, as the past three weeks were our lowest participations of the season.

Only fifty-three got picks in this past week. Here is our participation table for the season, so you can see how far we fell over the holidays.

Participation
Week Submitted Skipped Total
1 81 0 81
2 86 26 112
3 96 30 126
4 86 43 129
5 76 53 129
6 80 53 133
7 74 61 135
8 77 62 139
9 80 66 146
10 79 73 152
11 75 80 155
12 76 80 156
13 73 84 157
14 76 82 158
15 68 90 158
16 67 94 161
17 53 109 162

We were doing fairly well in our composite scores, as we were 7-2 in the early games, and 4-0 in the first late games. But, then, came the last games to wrap up - most of the early candidates for 10-for-10 lost with either the Broncos, Raiders, Seahawks, or all three.

I was one of five left who had survived the afternoon perils and thinking, "Wow, what a way to end the regular season: Cowboys beat the Giants, make the playoffs, and 10-for-10!"

Bleep! What a way to end the regular season.

Here's the final tally of how we picked as a group - how many of us picked each game right and wrong. It is amazing to note how astute we became as pickers. Most of the "easy" games had heavy action, as most of us picked that game, and picked the stronger team to win. By contrast, games between two mediocre teams that were evenly matched got much less attention. Six of this week's games attracted picks from twenty-two or fewer of you. Only ten cared to pick the Bears-Vikings game (fewer than 20% of us this week).

Week #17 Results (Home in CAPS)
Win Winners (we're great) Lose
48 San Francisco ST. LOUIS 2
47 ATLANTA Tampa Bay 0
46 NEW ENGLAND Buffalo 2
44 Pittsburgh CLEVELAND 1
39 NEW ORLEANS Carolina 3
32 PHILADELPHIA Washington 3
27 Baltimore CINCINNATI 9
17 GREEN BAY Detroit 12
16 Tennessee HOUSTON 6
14 JACKSONVILLE Indianapolis 7
Win Losers (we're bleep) Lose
10 NEW YORK GIANTS Dallas 43
12 Kansas City DENVER 18
7 San Diego OAKLAND 14
6 ARIZONA Seattle 13
9 MIAMI New York Jets 12
Win Pretty Even (we're indifferent) Lose
4 Chicago MINNESOTA 6

Finally, let me try something different. I want to recognize each week's score of everyone who participated this year, so I am trying to make a big table fit on here.

First, here is a shortened table of this week's scores. Again, six of us got 9-for-10, but no one scored 10-for-10.

Top Scores This Week
Week #17 Score Week #17 Score
DarkKnight88 9 illcowboy 7
demarcus94 9 Jason Pai 7
hookerhome 9 Jebediah Flibberbrush 7
Nord15 9 Jessy S 7
StarloverinWNC 9 jstaubach 7
Timmy G 9 qbfannn 7
1Bullseye 8 TARHEEL PAUL 7
Antonio S 8 Tuna Helper 7
Ben24626 8 Unique 7
BigBad Joe 8 ziggy 19 7
Cowboys_Attack 8 Aaron Burtram 6
dbunny8it 8 Alpha 6
Enja 8 ChiaCrack 6
HLCJ69 8 I am Ironman!!! 6
Hookem Up 8 JLMax09 6
ibleedcowboyblue 8 j-man 6
jazzbo251 8 KD Drummond 6
LiveNDieBlue 8 meisternance 6
One.Cool.Customer 8 Rome One 6
scotscowboyfan 8 slowmotion80 6
Specific 8 strobman 6
starbury_to_s-jaxci2000 8 tattooed cowboy 6
Travlr 8 wittenfan 6
WA_Cowboy 8 Babygirl71 5
Allan Uy 7 thehogster65 4
Benthere 7 Panzer84 2
CDMac24 7

The next table is an Honor Roll for those who played every week - all A Honor Roll for those that made picks all seventeen weeks, and an A-B Honor Roll for those that only missed one or two weeks.

Participation Honor Roll
All A Honors Weeks A-B Honors Weeks
1Bullseye 17 BishopWest 16
Allan Uy 17 Cowboys_Attack 16
Alpha 17 demarcus94 16
Antonio S 17 Enja 16
Benthere 17 GordBerl 16
BigBad Joe 17 I am Ironman!!! 16
ChiaCrack 17 Jason Pai 16
Hookem Up 17 jazzbo251 16
hookerhome 17 lxblssng 16
illcowboy 17 mdlusk 16
Jebediah Flibberbrush 17 Nord15 16
Jessy S 17 Pnut Gallery 16
JLMax09 17 TARHEEL PAUL 16
jstaubach 17 Tuna Helper 16
meisternance 17 WA_Cowboy 16
One.Cool.Customer 17 88Deztined46 15
Panzer84 17 D_Carter 15
qbfannn 17 DarkKnight88 15
scotscowboyfan 17 Englishneil 15
Specific 17 Grady90 15
tattooed cowboy 17 KD Drummond 15
Travlr 17 kitten mittens 15
wittenfan 17 liquidblake 15
ziggy 19 17 Portland's Cowboy fan 15
Rat-Pack 15
starbury_to_s-jaxci2000 15
StarloverinWNC 15

Next is a table with the top averages per week. This was requested by some of the guys who joined in mid-season, and wanted to see how their averages compared to those who had played every week. I am choosing to limit this table to active participants, as defined by these two parameters:

  • had to participate in at least six weeks (out of seventeen); that elminates any "one-week wonders" (jump in back in September, have one great week, and go away)
  • had to participate in at least one of the past four weeks; we had guys that missed the last three after playing all or most of the season (easy to blame on holiday conflicts)

Fair enough? If not, copy the data from the big table at the bottom of this FanPost and run your own numbers. I do want to single out the top three, all of whom had higher averages than our overall champion:

  • bcg08 - joined in week #9; played six weeks in a row, including a 10-for-10; missed the final three weeks (gained on the field by not going through those tough final weeks)
  • HLCJ69 - joined in week #10; played each of the final eight weeks, including a 10-for-10
  • Aaron Burtram - joined in week #9; played each of the final nine weeks; had the top average two weeks ago, when I first began to calculate average scores

Average per week
Name Total Weeks Average
bcg08 46 6 7.6667
HLCJ69 61 8 7.6250
Aaron Burtram 67 9 7.4444
Jebediah Flibberbrush 126 17 7.4118
Hookem Up 124 17 7.2941
illcowboy 124 17 7.2941
mdlusk 116 16 7.2500
qbfannn 123 17 7.2353
Travlr 123 17 7.2353
StarloverinWNC 108 15 7.2000
Nord15 115 16 7.1875
ziggy 19 122 17 7.1765
cproctor6 100 14 7.1429
Jeremiah_24 100 14 7.1429
D_Carter 107 15 7.1333
Jason Pai 114 16 7.1250
strobman 57 8 7.1250
reron79 78 11 7.0909
LiveNDieBlue 85 12 7.0833
demarcus94 113 16 7.0625
WA_Cowboy 113 16 7.0625
Specific 120 17 7.0588
BigBad Joe 119 17 7.0000
ChiaCrack 119 17 7.0000
One.Cool.Customer 119 17 7.0000
scotscowboyfan 119 17 7.0000
Englishneil 105 15 7.0000
wittenfan 118 17 6.9412
jazzbo251 111 16 6.9375
Pnut Gallery 111 16 6.9375
kitten mittens 104 15 6.9333
Portland's Cowboy fan 104 15 6.9333
Ben24626 76 11 6.9091
CDMac24 62 9 6.8889
Benthere 117 17 6.8824
JLMax09 117 17 6.8824
Cowboys_Attack 110 16 6.8750
Tuna Helper 110 16 6.8750
nikeorlipstick 55 8 6.8750
1Bullseye 116 17 6.8235
Allan Uy 116 17 6.8235
Alpha 116 17 6.8235
TARHEEL PAUL 109 16 6.8125
88Deztined46 102 15 6.8000
DarkKnight88 102 15 6.8000
neon greon 95 14 6.7857
hookerhome 115 17 6.7647
jstaubach 115 17 6.7647
BishopWest 108 16 6.7500
GordBerl 108 16 6.7500
tattooed cowboy 114 17 6.7059
I am Ironman!!! 107 16 6.6875
Rat-Pack 100 15 6.6667
starbury_to_s-jaxci2000 100 15 6.6667
Timmy G 80 12 6.6667
@Tonekupone 93 14 6.6429
jakezze01 93 14 6.6429
slowmotion80 73 11 6.6364
Antonio S 112 17 6.5882
meisternance 112 17 6.5882
liquidblake 98 15 6.5333
Panzer84 111 17 6.5294
thehogster65 71 11 6.4545
lxblssng 103 16 6.4375
Grady90 96 15 6.4000
KD Drummond 96 15 6.4000
Babygirl71 38 6 6.3333
Enja 101 16 6.3125
dbunny8it 87 14 6.2143
Hatchetman337 87 14 6.2143
Jessy S 100 17 5.8824

Now, to the overall leaderboard...

Congratulations to Jebediah Flibberbrush, this year's overall champion. He has either led or been near the lead every week this season. Well done! He is the only one to have an overall lead of more than one any week, and is already in the Hall of Fame for his week #12 10-for-10. Let the confetti fly, as we salute you, Jebediah!

Kudos also to those that finished near the top. Most of them were at or near the top all year. Many of them had or were tied for the lead earlier in the year. But, Jebediah Flibberbrush took the lead for good in week #11 and didn't let anyone catch him.

2011 Complete Weekly Scores
Name Overall 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Jebediah Flibberbrush 126 7 9 7 7 8 9 6 8 5 5 9 10 7 9 6 7 7
illcowboy 124 7 8 7 8 8 9 6 7 6 6 8 9 6 9 7 6 7
Hookem Up 124 6 9 7 7 7 7 6 7 6 6 9 10 8 8 7 6 8
Travlr 123 6 10 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 5 9 9 8 8 8 7 8
qbfannn 123 7 9 7 7 7 9 8 8 5 4 8 8 5 8 8 8 7
ziggy 19 122 6 9 7 9 6 8 7 5 6 5 8 9 8 7 7 8 7
Specific 120 7 9 6 7 7 6 7 7 6 6 7 9 7 8 6 7 8
scotscowboyfan 119 7 8 8 8 5 8 7 6 6 4 8 9 6 8 6 7 8
One.Cool.Customer 119 6 8 6 7 5 8 7 7 5 5 8 9 7 9 7 7 8
ChiaCrack 119 6 9 8 8 4 7 7 6 7 6 8 10 7 9 6 5 6
BigBad Joe 119 5 9 8 7 7 7 6 7 6 6 7 8 7 8 7 6 8
wittenfan 118 6 9 8 6 7 6 7 8 6 7 8 10 8 7 3 6 6
JLMax09 117 6 8 7 6 5 6 7 8 7 7 7 10 6 9 6 6 6
Benthere 117 5 9 8 7 5 7 6 7 6 6 9 9 7 8 6 5 7
mdlusk 116 5 10 8 8 7 7 5 7 6 5 8 10 8 9 6 7
Alpha 116 5 8 7 7 9 7 6 5 7 5 7 9 7 9 7 5 6
Allan Uy 116 7 9 8 6 5 6 6 6 7 6 8 8 7 8 6 6 7
1Bullseye 116 4 8 7 7 6 9 5 7 7 4 9 9 6 8 6 6 8
Nord15 115 9 8 7 7 7 5 6 7 6 8 9 6 7 7 7 9
jstaubach 115 7 8 7 9 6 6 6 6 5 5 8 9 6 8 5 7 7
hookerhome 115 4 9 7 8 4 6 8 6 6 6 7 8 9 8 6 4 9
tattooed cowboy 114 5 8 7 7 6 8 8 6 7 6 7 9 7 7 7 3 6
Jason Pai 114 8 7 9 7 9 4 6 7 6 8 9 7 8 5 7 7
WA_Cowboy 113 8 8 8 6 8 7 7 6 4 9 8 7 6 6 7 8
demarcus94 113 4 7 8 7 6 7 6 7 6 9 10 6 8 7 6 9
meisternance 112 3 8 7 8 5 7 7 6 5 6 9 8 7 8 7 5 6
Antonio S 112 5 9 6 6 5 6 7 7 6 5 7 10 8 7 5 5 8
Pnut Gallery 111 7 9 7 7 7 7 5 6 5 7 9 9 5 8 5 8
Panzer84 111 5 9 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 8 9 8 6 7 5 2
jazzbo251 111 4 8 7 7 8 6 6 6 6 8 10 8 7 6 6 8
Tuna Helper 110 6 8 7 7 6 7 6 6 5 5 8 10 8 8 6 7
Cowboys_Attack 110 9 8 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 7 10 7 7 6 7 8
TARHEEL PAUL 109 8 7 9 5 9 6 7 5 3 7 9 7 8 5 7 7
StarloverinWNC 108 6 8 7 8 6 7 6 4 8 8 7 9 6 9 9
GordBerl 108 8 9 1 8 8 7 6 7 5 6 7 9 7 9 6 5
BishopWest 108 7 9 7 7 8 8 5 7 6 5 8 10 6 4 4 7
I am Ironman!!! 107 3 10 6 7 6 7 7 7 6 7 7 8 7 6 7 6
D_Carter 107 9 6 7 6 7 7 6 7 6 7 10 8 7 6 8
Englishneil 105 8 9 7 7 7 6 6 4 5 8 9 7 8 6 8
Portland's Cowboy fan 104 7 6 8 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 10 7 8 6 6
kitten mittens 104 8 7 6 7 6 8 7 7 7 6 9 7 8 5 6
lxblssng 103 7 8 6 6 8 6 6 6 5 6 9 8 7 6 6 3
DarkKnight88 102 8 6 7 6 6 5 4 4 9 9 8 7 6 8 9
88Deztined46 102 9 6 8 6 7 6 6 5 7 7 8 7 9 4 7
Enja 101 7 7 6 7 6 8 5 6 7 7 4 6 7 4 6 8
starbury_to_s-jaxci2000 100 7 7 7 6 7 6 7 6 6 6 8 7 6 6 8
Rat-Pack 100 7 7 6 8 9 6 4 6 5 7 9 9 8 7 2
Jessy S 100 5 6 3 7 7 4 6 5 5 5 7 8 6 7 5 7 7
Jeremiah_24 100 9 9 8 6 6 5 7 7 5 8 9 7 8 6
cproctor6 100 8 8 8 6 8 6 7 5 8 8 7 8 5 8
liquidblake 98 8 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 7 7 6 7 8 7
KD Drummond 96 8 7 7 6 4 8 5 5 4 8 9 5 8 6 6
Grady90 96 7 9 8 7 4 7 5 6 5 2 8 8 8 7 5
neon greon 95 5 9 8 7 6 7 6 6 8 6 6 8 7 6
jakezze01 93 6 6 6 8 7 8 6 8 7 6 9 7 5 4
@Tonekupone 93 3 8 7 5 6 8 5 7 8 10 6 7 7 6
Hatchetman337 87 5 7 6 5 4 6 5 8 7 9 6 6 6 7
dbunny8it 87 5 5 6 5 6 4 7 7 5 9 8 8 4 8
LiveNDieBlue 85 6 9 6 7 7 5 9 8 7 6 7 8
Timmy G 80 5 6 7 6 4 9 9 5 9 5 6 9
reron79 78 6 8 6 9 7 8 5 5 8 8 8
Ben24626 76 5 5 6 5 8 10 7 8 7 7 8
slowmotion80 73 7 6 7 4 6 8 7 7 8 7 6
thehogster65 71 5 5 7 6 7 9 7 7 6 8 4
Dezstroyer88 70 8 6 8 7 6 5 5 8 4 8 5
The Penguin 68 6 9 8 5 8 5 6 7 6 8
Aaron Burtram 67 9 7 8 9 8 8 6 6 6
Rohpuri 65 7 8 8 7 7 5 6 4 6 7
CDMac24 62 8 6 10 9 8 6 8 7
HLCJ69 61 6 8 10 7 8 6 8 8
FuriousDman 58 5 9 6 7 7 7 6 6 5
strobman 57 7 8 7 9 7 6 7 6
NJcowboysFAN 56 6 9 7 7 7 5 6 9
nikeorlipstick 55 4 6 9 9 7 9 5 6
InkedKing 55 6 9 7 7 6 8 6 6
dsmith12 55 9 7 6 5 8 8 6 6
Rummob 54 8 8 5 5 10 6 7 5
Pearson88 53 9 7 7 7 6 7 5 5
LilZtretch 50 9 8 7 6 6 7 7
tsylvest 49 4 8 9 6 4 7 5 6
IMHO 49 5 9 7 8 8 6 6
bcg08 46 5 7 8 10 7 9
Babygirl71 38 8 7 8 4 6 5
Damnsammit 36 7 10 5 7 7
.FRoST.USAF 36 7 8 7 8 3 3
Rome One 34 7 9 5 7 6
Static 32 4 9 6 7 6
Becho 31 9 7 8 7
Dachs 28 6 8 8 6
Troy 27 8 6 7 6
RespectTheStar 27 7 6 8 6
Mic ThaRock 27 5 8 8 6
j-man 27 8 6 7 6
Fuzzy5.7 25 6 6 7 6
Uncas 23 8 8 7
thejanusman 22 5 8 9
TheDynastyReturns2011 22 8 6 8
DC_fan 22 7 9 6
scottmaui 21 6 8 7
ThatRodneyGuy 20 8 7 5
Baked Potato Soup 20 5 9 6
VicTor W 19 6 7 6
Transplanted Texan 18 4 7 7
Matt Buresh 18 5 7 6
Trey Kimbell 17 9 8
NerdVernacular 16 9 7
kaleelycowboy 16 7 9
Bradly Adams 16 8 8
starmesh23 14 7 7
chilaquiles 14 8 6
thebigham 13 4 9
KB_24 13 6 7
BlueNSilverBlood 13 6 7
WareDezSmokeDezFire 12 7 5
ROYAJA8 12 5 7
JakBandit 12 6 6
GunsUp 12 7 5
Blue Eyed Devil 12 7 5
xailin 11 4 7
Unique 9 2 7
orli 9 9
Mikhaili 8 8
LeedsCowboys 8 8
Jonathan Bradley 8 8
ibleedcowboyblue 8 8
cowdog 8 8
Behind the Lines 8 8
1youngwiz 8 8
Trow28 7 7
sprewelllatrell 7 7
RisingSunCowboy 7 7
NobodySpecial 7 7
Hobbes42 7 7
Feeling Blue & Silver 7 7
danielcp0303 7 7
CowboyinExile 7 7
Catch_22 7 7
Broktun 7 7
BigHat in NewTexas 7 7
agapaw 7 7
Utexan 6 6
Stingah 6 6
Silverblue 6 6
Rex Pfister 6 6
ks.cowboy 6 6
Junkyard Dog 6 6
JoefromOklahoma 6 6
jockmeister 6 6
jimbodan 6 6
Hotrod 6 6
ezpoolparty 6 6
D3R3K 6 6
Creasy729 6 6
califormia fan 6 6
aggies92 6 6
staubachfan 5 5
pwangsta 5 5
Mikellie 5 5
AMGTX22 5 5
ab03 5 5
VAfan 4 4
goat3000 4 4

I didn't participate last year, so I'm not exactly sure what KD has for the playoffs. He tried to explain it to me in an email, but I was a little hazy - something about making a playoff bracket and everyone submitting a winner for each game. Picking a Super Bowl winner would be the tie-breaker.

Oh, I get it. I think it's something like this:

  • Pick winners of both NFC and both AFC wild card games this weekend - four total picks
  • Pick winners of both NFC and both AFC division games next weekend - four total picks
  • Pick the winners of the NFC and AFC championship games the following weekend - two total picks
  • Those ten games probably make up KD's "Playoff 10-for-10"
  • Pick the Super Bowl winner as a tie-breaker

Thank you, again, all, for the kind words and encouragement, both in this endeavor, and in the I Did the Math series.

Blessings to you all, and I'll see you after the NBA Playoffs.

Go, Spurs, Go!

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