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KDP's 10 For 10: Week Five And No One's Perfect Yet

The webisphere's best Pick'Em Contest rolls into Week Five and we're still looking for our first perfect score.

This has been a crazy season thus far. One only needs to look at the fact that we've still yet to crown a perfect 10 for 10 for the 2013 season; the longest drought since the contest's inception back in 2010 in the FanPost section. In the contest's infancy, we regularly had between 15-25 people playing each week, and the contest made it all the way until Week 11 before member jstaubach became the first player to achieve perfection.

I haven't told the story of how 10 for 10 came about in a while, so here goes.

Back in 2009, I used to always make one crazy wager that always eluded me. Being addicted to parlays, I would make one bet a week where I would go for the gold. I'd find 10 wagers, whether they be straight up, against the spread, or over/under. Often times, the combination of upsets, favorites and what I considered sure things would create a wager where just risking $10 on 10 picks, could have earned me around $10,000. Suffice to say, I never accomplished that feat, coming close on several occasions and even once having a 9 for 9 go down the drain at the hands of a Monday night over/under.

When Dave, our fearless leader, put out the call for additional front page writers following the 2009 season, I figured I had to to something to stand out from the crowd. I decided to develop this contest, and wrap it up in a Cowboys recap, betting advice and some pics of scantilly eye candy that I knew would ensure a rec or two. Here's a look at a 10-for-10 FanPost from the inaugural campaign. Fun times.

Dave promoted me in December of that year, and the rest, as they say, is history. I went from a tiny contest in the FanPosts (there were a couple of reactions of "who?" in my announcement posts) to interviewing Emmitt Smith and Roger Staubach in the same week, with both calling me by my name like we were old buddies. Insane. KD <3 BTB.

So there you have it, and now, without further ado... let's get back to the contest!


Welcome back to the Webisphere's best Pick'Em Competition, where you have the opportunity to live in internet infamy with just 10 correct picks!

The game is simple enough; look over the NFL schedule of games for the week. Find 10 games, including the mandatory Cowboys contest, and select a winner. Make sure you're entry is in the proper format and hit submit. That's it. Simple, right? Not so fast my friend!

It's more difficult than you think. We've had almost 650 entries over the first three weeks and no one has yet managed to achieve immortality. Now things really get interesting as we get the first of our bye weeks, with two teams taking an early breather.

The contest is two-fold. Every week you attempt to reach perfection with 10 correct picks. This is, by far, the crux of the contest. Part two is that your scores from each week add up for the season-long contest, which was won by CowboyBaby last season, and JebediahFlibberbrush and BishopWest the first two years of the contest. There can only be one season-long champion, but each week is a chance at infamy!

Here's a look at the hallowed Hall of Fame:

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


Let me take this opportunity to once again thank the guy that has allowed this contest to continue to move forward as my duties have grown over the three years on the front page. BTB member "hookerhome" has been a Godsend to the contest. He's the one keeping track of all the entries every week and then scoring the results and coming up with awesome trend analysis that gives us a great overview on how we see things in the NFL landscape.

Check out his must-read summary from Week 4 here. Also, in case you ever have something that keeps you from the computer late in the week, you can get a jump on the contest in his weekly update post, which normally goes up Tuesday or Wednesday.

Newcomers can win 10 for 10 any single week, and there's still a chance to make gains on the leaders! Get in on it!

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!


Week 5: 14 Games Total


Buffalo at CLEVELAND
New Orleans at CHICAGO
New England at CINCINNATI
Detroit at GREEN BAY
Baltimore at MIAMI
Philadelphia at NEW YORK GIANTS
Jacksonville at ST LOUIS
Kansas City at TENNESSEE
Carolina at ARIZONA
Denver at DALLAS
San Diego at OAKLAND


Sample Entry

St. Louis at DALLAS
Cleveland at MINNESOTA
Tampa Bay at NEW ENGLAND
Arizona at NEW ORLEANS
San Diego at TENNESSEE
Atlanta at MIAMI
Buffalo at NEW YORK JETS
Indianapolis at SAN FRANCISCO

(note: If you are posting from a mobile device, you can still bold your winner. Put an asterisk before and after the team you want to bold. For example, *Dallas* or *New England*- with no spaces - will look like Dallas or New England.


Week #4 Leaderboard
Entrant Overall Entrant Overall Entrant Overall Entrant Overall
lsttexas 32 dsmith12 27 damnarab2 25 GeorgeSull4 14
I am Ironman!!! 31 Enja 27 ibleedcowboyblue 25 mwcowboy 14
rhodri2112 31 Farrah's Daddy 27 iidacii 25 starbury_to_s-jaxci2000 14
Aggie Man 30 gabrielau23 27 jayrosser27 25 HurrahKaramazov 13
Baloo. 30 gershwin 27 j-man 25 kinkyslinky 13
BigBad Joe 30 ginge159 27 Joe Ferraiola 25 LJ Longoria94 13
cowboy1966 30 HLCJ69 27 Longdistance fan 25 NerdVernacular 13
HonorTheStar 30 illcowboy 27 milehightexan 25 PhiAlphaHalos 13
hookerhome 30 IRONRAVEN 27 Oh Hai Doggy 25 since '66 13
JDobermans 30 jakezze01 27 Sandmann 25 sixrings09 13
Realist Larry 30 Kansas Cowboy 27 StarloverinWNC 25 American Fan 12
Seatown7 30 ketom1220 27 tsylvest 25 Cowtoys 12
spur_for_life 30 letsgtld 27 TwoBitWhackJob 25 liquidblake 12
beastygaming 29 Max2 27 Vancity Cowboy 25 Luc in Chile 12
bookiebuster 29 meisternance 27 WA_Cowboy 25 spm01 12
CarloRue 29 mik888 27 westmodelmarket 25 Jojowalker 9
jamesvb 29 Mikellie 27 castaway42 24 Ray Silva 9
Lajitas Lava 29 mikemc68 27 InkedKing 24 bwo07a 8
Mikhaili 29 mushpuppy 27 jazzbo251 24 cowboyjohn 8
Rex Pfister 29 nikeorlipstick 27 Jessy S 24 Damnsammit 8
skinny post 29 Nord15 27 Kegbearer 24 Elbert 8
swanhooch 29 Pnut Gallery 27 Psycho Star 24 FromtheDarnknessAtMeadowlands 8
Travlr 29 Portland's Cowboy fan 27 pugbuddy 24 Hepennypacker 8
Useful_Idiot_ 29 revellyre 27 Scurrah Jurrah 24 nepacowboy 8
Vector_41 29 scotscowboyfan 27 slowmotion80 24 Nova84 8
Witten mittens 29 Souna21 27 VinnieMac 24 Proxy406 8
9_to_88 all day 28 Tennessee_Jed 27 wildtigger2 24 TheBlueBaron 8
Antonio S 28 Through Thick And Thin 27 Yellowbeard 24 @Tonekupone 7
BigHat in NewTexas 28 Babygirl71 26 Alpha 23 88Deztined46 7
CDMac24 28 bcg08 26 FloridaBoys 23 A1catraz 7
ChrisMan 28 behind.enemylines 26 Hobbes42 23 Audrate 7
CowboyBaby 28 BishopWest 26 lucke 23 baller2899 7
CowboyinExile 28 BoyfromOz 26 SoCalCowboysFan12 23 boys53 7
CowboysBarry 28 Bvanzanman 26 AnderJ86 22 calmyron 7
cowboyswin 28 cOUboy12 26 connor.cmr 22 cowboyhuck 7
cowdog 28 Cowboy Joe 26 CowboysFan1994 22 dcfnlv 7
cwby4lf 28 D_Carter 26 Johnny Cage 22 DWFCOWBOYS 7
EchoEcho 28 Dalai Luke 26 Matt Buresh 22 godspeed.dan 7
geof 28 DoomsDay Dub 26 mehrans9 22 GordBerl 7
Hookem Up 28 Gabby 26 Samuel_L_Bronkowitz 22 IHeartDaBoys 7
Howleyesque 28 Junkyard Dog 26 Switters023 22 Jacksmyname 7
Jebediah Flibberbrush 28 k@s! 26 T Zig 22 JJ for President 7
jockmeister 28 kethry1313 26 Doc_J 21 Jmar17 7
jstaubach 28 LoboTX 26 fs65 21 kelub 7
jtiddahr 28 mbraunginn 26 Rome One 21 kjohney 7
KD Drummond 28 mdlusk 26 Shakeepuddn 21 philgrek 7
Kire_V 28 MSM33 26 21 safwant 7
MUTTS 28 NCHeelsBoysFan 26 Timmy G 21 shainyc 7
neon greon 28 Pasipple 26 impatient 20 TheRealJG 7
nicomachus 28 Rajohnnn 26 melman88 20 TheYoungin_DT 7
NorthStar99 28 Sean N 26 MosesArt 20 Trevster 7
One.Cool.Customer 28 sirjason22 26 Rummob 20 WilliamC 7
Panzer84 28 Static 26 TK19 20 Becho 6
Smax17177 28 suddendeath88 26 YumaCactus 20 blakkswann 6
Specific 28 TARHEEL PAUL 26 makemyday 19 boyman 6
Tallgrass Prairie 28 TheDemolitionDan 26 neithan20000 19 Danieltaylor54 6
wittenfan 28 thepainster 26 Sean Sullivan 19 deeznuts94 6
Wreck'emCowboys 28 traceabides 26 Delirious Nomad 18 Frog Jake 6
ziggy 19 28 Trent Schoneweis 26 f the romo haters 18 greatwhitenorth 6
1Bullseye 27 VictoryorDeath 26 The Big Jim 18 medina2984 6
Allan Uy 27 zigg6411 26 DannyPhantom 17 MPoole87 6
BoydNation 27 bcomets 25 DerUbermensch 17 NutriaBoudin 6
boys.camncrew 27 Bertangalo 25 jgoddard8409 17 Hotrod 5
Canadian Cowboy_74 27 camrin55 25 I'm Jed & I hate the giants 16 lorenzo.avena.5 5
cproctor6 27 cee-los 25 Chad Loveland 14 Pick_Six_24 5
DCB* 27 cjbrit 25 CowboyNeal 14 thebigham 5

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