KDP's 10 For 10: Pristine Week 15

John Grieshop

Three weeks to go! Can you add your name to the history books before the season is over?

Writers Note: Don't forget you don't have to wait for this post to get your picks in, head over to HH's Holday Bonus Pack and make your picks for Weeks 16 & 17 at any time!

Man, some of us are fading quicker than a black t-shirt being washed in hot water. I won't name any names (cough, myself, cough) but after being near the top of the leaderboard all season the visions of being the creator and season champ are going up in smoke for one guy. After another frustrating week of only getting 6 picks correct, I am now 6 behind our season lader, "CowboyBaby" but more importantly have about 15 people in between us that would also have to fold down the stretch in order for me to win.

Such is the life in the season long portion of our 10 for 10 competition. Speaking of the life we have here, I draw your attention over to my right-hand-man, hookerhome, and his most recent FanPost. As usual, HH turns in a Pro Bowl performance in the article, but I draw your attention to the comment he made about getting to know so many of the competition's competitors over the last couple years.

When I started the competition during the 2010 season, barely anybody here knew who I was. I posted under a screenname (KDP, obviously) so there was little connection to me being the KD Drummond that always called in and wrote to the Lunch Break radio show on The Mothership. Our fearless leader Dave had posted a "job announcement" during the summer that he was looking for additional writers and I thought to myself that since I wasn't well-known, I'd have to do something to establish myself. I devised the 10 for 10 contest, and then included in that weekly post a recap for the Cowboys game, betting advice and pictures of eye candy for our community to enjoy. All things I was infinitely familiar with. After showing the consistency of churning out that content week after week, Dave and OCC (who was a participant in the contest as a FanPost) saw my worth and brought me on board.

Now look at me. I write for 10's of thousands Cowboys fans a week. I tweet to almost 8,000 folks every Cowboys thought that runs through my mind. I've done guest spots on radio shows around the country as a "Cowboys expert". I'm doing podcasts and Youtube videos, interviewing Cowboys players such as DeMarcus Ware, Gerald Sensabaugh and others. I'm living the dream of a die-hard Cowboys fan and it's all thanks to two things, this contest I devised and this awesome community that supports me.

So when I read HH's comment about how much fun it's been getting to know a lot of you through this contest I sit back, chuckle and think, "me too." I'm glad this contest has meant something to people other than me.

Alright, enough with the side bar-- let's get to the contest! It's Week 15 and there's a lot of tough games to pick!

KDP's 10-for-10 HALL OF FAME
Member Wing of Champions Member Wing of Champions
BishopWest 2010 Regular Season Overall Champion Mikellie 2011 Perfect Playoffs - 7-for-7
Jebediah Flibberbrush 2011 Regular Season Overall Champion
Member Wing of Honor Member Wing of Honor
@Tonekupone Three-time 10-for-10 ChrisMan Two-time 10-for-10
D_Carter Three-time 10-for-10 cproctor6 Two-time 10-for-10
Hookem Up Three-time 10-for-10 HLCJ69 Two-time 10-for-10
Portland's Cowboy fan Three-time 10-for-10 j-man Two-time 10-for-10
Aggie Man Two-time 10-for-10 jstaubach Two-time 10-for-10
behind.enemylines Two-time 10-for-10 mdlusk Two-time 10-for-10
Ben24626 Two-time 10-for-10 Rex Pfister Two-time 10-for-10
BishopWest Two-time 10-for-10 True Blue-liever Two-time 10-for-10
boys.camncrew Two-time 10-for-10 wittenfan Two-time 10-for-10
Member 10-for-10 (Year-Wk) Member 10-for-10 (Year-Wk) Member 10-for-10 (Year-Wk)
@Tonekupone 2011-12 cproctor6 2012-07 mdlusk 2011-02
@Tonekupone 2012-07 cproctor6 2012-11 mdlusk 2011-12
@Tonekupone 2012-11 D_Carter 2011-12 meisternance 2012-11
Aaron Burtram 2012-07 D_Carter 2012-07 milehightexan 2012-07
Against the Wall-24 2012-11 D_Carter 2012-11 MSM33 2012-11
Aggie Man 2012-07 Damnsammit 2011-03 mushpuppy 2012-11
Aggie Man 2012-11 demarcus94 2011-12 Nord15 2012-07
altanti 2012-09 eastbeast 2012-11 oldboysfan 2012-11
Antonio S 2011-12 Frankster_1 2012-07 Pasipple 2012-11
Archie Barberio 2011-12 ginge159 2012-11 Portland's Cowboy fan 2011-12
bcg08 2011-12 Hawkeye101 2012-11 Portland's Cowboy fan 2012-07
beastygaming 2012-11 HLCJ69 2011-12 Portland's Cowboy fan 2012-11
behind.enemylines 2012-09 HLCJ69 2012-11 revellyre 2012-11
behind.enemylines 2012-11 Hobbes42 2012-11 Rex Pfister 2012-09
Ben24626 2011-12 Hookem Up 2011-12 Rex Pfister 2012-11
Ben24626 2012-07 Hookem Up 2012-07 Rummob 2011-03
BigBad Joe 2012-11 Hookem Up 2012-11 Scurrah Jurrah 2012-11
BishopWest 2011-12 I am Ironman!!! 2011-02 skinny post 2012-11
BishopWest 2012-07 ibleedcowboyblue 2012-11 slowmotion80 2012-07
BoydNation 2012-11 illcowboy 2012-07 SoCal Cowboys 2012-11
boyman 2012-01 jakezze01 2012-07 Specific 2012-11
boys.camncrew 2012-07 jazzbo251 2011-12 TARHEEL PAUL 2012-07
boys.camncrew 2012-11 JDobermans 2012-11 Timmy G 2012-07
CapitalT 2012-11 Jebediah Flibberbrush 2011-12 Travlr 2011-02
CDMac24 2011-12 JLMax09 2011-12 True Blue-liever 2012-07
cee-los 2012-07 j-man 2012-04 True Blue-liever 2012-11
ChrisMan 2012-09 j-man 2012-11 Tuna Helper 2011-12
ChrisMan 2012-11 Johnny Cage 2012-11 Uncas 2012-11
cjbrit 2012-11 jstaubach 2010-11 Unique 2012-07
Cowboy Joe 2012-11 jstaubach 2012-07 WA_Cowboy 2012-07
CowboyBaby 2012-11 k@s! 2012-07 wittenfan 2011-12
Cowboys_Attack 2011-12 KD Drummond 2012-07 wittenfan 2012-11
krikaley 2012-07

CONTEST RULES

1 - YOU MUST PREDICT A WINNER OF THE DALLAS COWBOYS GAME IN YOUR TEN PICKS. If you leave off the Cowboys game, then only nine other games get counted, and the Cowboys game is scored as "wrong", no matter who wins.

2 - You must pick ONLY 10 games. If you pick more than 10, I will score the first nine plus the Cowboys game. If you pick fewer than 10, then you need more fingers to count on; all non-picks will be scored as wrong.

3 - You must make your entry as a comment, not as a reply to another comment. I will only go down the left margin when scoring. Anything indented will get no love here, playa.

4 - You must include the entire matchup in your entry. Simply BOLD the team in the matchup you are picking to win. No lists of only the winners you pick. If you want me to take the time to score your entry, take the time to format it correctly. It's easy, just copy and paste all the matchups from the post, then highlight your pick for each game and hit the B button. Oh, please do me and hookerhome a favor - leave the games in the same order, and delete the extra games that you are not picking (leave just the ten that you want scored). It makes tabulation much easier.

5 - Hit the preview button, because once it's submitted, that's it - there's no turning back.

6 - Picks must be in before the early games of Sunday kickoff in order to try to score 10-for-10. Here are two exceptions:

  • If you're including THURSDAY night's game in your picks but not ready to pick Sunday's games, post 'THURSDAY GAME ONLY' in your subject line.
  • If you miss the early games kickoff deadline with your picks, you can still submit picks for games that have not kicked off (as long as the Cowboys haven't kicked off). You won't be able to score 10-for-10 without the early games, but that might help you in the overall season-long race.
  • Don't forget to look for the "10 For 10" hub on the new front page! You'll always be able to find the latest article or Fan Post there for easy access to get your picks in!

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WEEK 15 GAMES (16 Total)

HOME TEAM IN CAPS

Cincinnati at PHILADELPHIA

New York Giants at ATLANTA

Denver at BALTIMORE

Green Bay at CHICAGO

Washington at CLEVELAND

Indianapolis at HOUSTON

Jacksonville at MIAMI

Tampa Bay at NEW ORLEANS

Minnesota at ST. LOUIS

Detroit at ARIZONA

Seattle at BUFFALO

Carolina at SAN DIEGO

Pittsburgh at DALLAS

Kansas City at OAKLAND

San Francisco at NEW ENGLAND

New York Jets at TENNESSEE

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WEEK 14 Leaderboard

Week Fourteen Leaderboard
Entrant Overall Entrant Overall Entrant Overall Entrant Overall
CowboyBaby 104 1Bullseye 91 FuriousDman 51 FanSince72 11
Hawkeye101 102 Cowboy Joe 91 Johnny Cage 51 run4life82 11
BishopWest 101 slowmotion80 91 Bellotti's Mustache 50 VinnieMac 11
ChrisMan 101 Ben24626 90 starbury_to_s-jaxci2000 50 xailin 11
Rex Pfister 101 Benthere 90 scotscowboyfan 49 connery 10
mdlusk 100 BoydNation 90 Troy 49 Jennawynn 10
ziggy 19 100 jakezze01 90 I am Ironman!!! 48 oneinsider 10
BigBad Joe 99 jockmeister 90 neon greon 48 CAdamPR72 9
j-man 99 Junkyard Dog 90 NCHeelsBoysFan 40 lxblssng 9
WA_Cowboy 99 letsgtld 90 Trueblue122 40 PuckFilly 9
Against the Wall-24 98 NorthStar99 90 California805Cowboy 39 austin.j.5 8
Aggie Man 98 SoCal Cowboys 90 LRogue 38 Blue Eyed Devil 8
cowboy1966 98 TARHEEL PAUL 90 TruBluToTheCore 37 CowboyBuck15 8
hookerhome 98 Aaron Burtram 89 jgoddard8409 36 DECOWBOY 8
jstaubach 98 lucke 89 Joe21 36 Demcowboys 8
k@s! 98 Max2 89 sexililkitti 35 eodfootball 8
KD Drummond 98 TheBlueBaron 89 NJcowboysFAN 34 faenix 8
krikaley 98 @Tonekupone 88 wildtigger2 34 hitman477s 8
milehightexan 98 CowboyinExile 88 DEL1SLE 32 jawmo 8
mushpuppy 98 CowboysFan1994 88 Dezstroyer88 30 JimmyK 8
shainyc 98 ginge159 88 whsbb99 30 Lawdog326 8
Switters023 98 Tuna Helper 88 dbunny8it 29 matt575 8
Tennessee_Jed 98 Lajitas Lava 87 JLMax09 29 Nick Castillo 8
Through Thick And Thin 98 Rohpuri 87 gainedm 28 Rat-Pack 8
connor.cmr 97 alfanti 86 Senor Heepee 28 ROMO#9 8
Frankster_1 97 Bertangalo 86 Baked Potato Soup 27 Romover Beethoven 8
Jebediah Flibberbrush 97 Realist Larry 86 rioplayer7 27 SC0RPI0N 8
oldboysfan 97 Static 86 LoboTX 26 strobman 8
Panzer84 97 pierrelmn 85 PMDykstra 26 TrueBlue24 8
True Blue-liever 97 yellowrose 85 realfanandairman 25 wheelz909 8
Wardo83 97 Gabby 84 demarcus94 24 Yannigan 8
cproctor6 96 Unique 84 4evercowboy 23 angie'sdad 7
illcowboy 96 cee-los 83 gershwin 23 CaptainCarlos 7
JDobermans 96 EchoEcho 83 "It's your world, my universe" 22 Chris Hanes 7
MSM33 96 LiveNDieBlue 83 kaleelycowboy 22 HarrisburgCowboyFan 7
revellyre 96 swanhooch 83 Silverblue 22 HonorTheStar 7
TheDemolitionDan 96 Tallgrass Prairie 83 traceabides 22 I'm Jed & I hate the giants 7
Timmy G 96 Tunabomber11 83 Pharmboy23 21 Musiccitynorm 7
wittenfan 96 ibleedcowboyblue 82 SoCalCowboysFan12 21 Rummob 7
Alpha 95 Pnut Gallery 82 The Penguin 21 sonofafarmer 7
beastygaming 95 Cuban Cowboy 81 CDMac24 20 valentino43 7
D_Carter 95 Scurrah Jurrah 81 liquidblake 20 Willy H 7
Fergie3108 95 Babygirl71 78 Plinkostar 19 Audrate 6
meisternance 95 gabrielau23 77 ButtPad 18 bigbluethruandthru 6
Nord15 95 Oh Hai Doggy 77 reron79 17 DiamondADrew 6
Specific 95 behind.enemylines 73 Becho 16 DIRE WOLF 6
Travlr 95 Uncas 73 Hook'emHorn 16 FrankGrimes12 6
Wittenstar82 95 cjbrit 71 DalaiLuke 15 Landry2008 6
Antonio S 94 cwby4lf 71 Mikhaili 15 maxdallasfan 6
boyman 94 Portland's Cowboy fan 70 ryano4184 15 Medic 6
HLCJ69 94 tsylvest 70 Archie Barberio 14 mfoster 6
Howleyesque 94 fs65 69 b-slice 14 rockycal 6
One.Cool.Customer 94 IRONRAVEN 69 DarkKnight88 14 TheYoungin_DT 6
CapitalT 93 BigHat in NewTexas 68 MosesArt 14 wtshaolin 6
cowdog 93 GordBerl 68 VicTor W 14 DoomRat 5
jayrosser27 93 ROMO4MVP 67 boysfanintheburg 13 Hoosier Dave 5
nikeorlipstick 93 Hobbes42 64 CowboysFan4Life 13 Joe M. 5
Pasipple 93 DCB* 63 Grady90 13 LucyFur3d 5
skinny post 93 Shakeepuddn 60 kitten mittens 13 Old Billy Barou 5
Allan Uy 92 TK19 58 LeedsCowboys 13 Rome One 5
bcg08 92 HALIFAXPACOWBOY 56 cowboy17 12 tysdagr 5
boys.camncrew 92 eastbeast 54 Cowboys_Attack 12 Hatchetman337 4
Hookem Up 92 mehrans9 53 jazzbo251 12 mikemc68 4
kethry1313 92 thehogster65 53 McLovin9 12 SinceTooLong 4
Mikellie 92 88Deztined46 51 Zmen 12 StarloverinWNC 0
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