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Pick 256 - 2014 Week #12 Report

I’ve done you a favor, and opened the Pick 256 Contest. Use your bookmarked link to enter picks for Thanksgiving and all sixteen games early so you can enjoy Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

You don’t have to wait for Tuesday, and you don’t have to wait for Monday night games to be over.Who woulda thunk it?

After an inauspicious beginning to week #12, we would turn in our best scores of the season. We had our top average for the season so far (11.380), in only fifteen games. Our previous top average score (10.550) occurred in week #3, when there were sixteen games.

That Thursday night upset took our 95% of our participants this week, and was our only significant loss this week as a consensus. Our other two consensus losses were more evenly divided.

So, there was no real perfection watch this week. One entrant had OAK on Thursday night, and was perfect through the early games on Sunday, but he missed two of the late games. But after the fact, our tallies show how close we were to massive perfection.

In a baseball analogy - imagine a pitcher giving up a leadoff home run, and then retiring twenty-seven players in a row. After the homer, he pitched a perfect game. And, if he hadn't given up the homer first, that's what he would have accomplished.

That's what happened to fifteen of us this week - missed the first game on Thursday night, and then ran off fourteen in a row.

I was planning to open this FanPost with a recognition of the fourteen mensas who picked OAK on Thursday night, but instead I'll recognize those who were perfect after the Thursday night hiccup.

Congratulations to those who went 14-1 this week:

blue & silver, florida dodger, ibleedcowboyblue, jjk900, labiwie65, Mr._Mulligan, Nova84, Rdbull1, Realist Larry, revellyre, Roun2It, since '66, SoCalCowboysFan12, starmesh23, and Yellowbeard


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This week is Thanksgiving. Those of you in the United States, or are Americans living abroad, are very aware of this holiday. All Cowboys fans everywhere know the Cowboys tradition of playing on Thanksgiving.

Just a reminder - all Pick 256 picks have to be posted before the first game kicks off. Normally, that first game is on Thursday night. However, on Thanksgiving, that deadline is eight hours earlier. All picks need to be in before CHI-DET kickoff at 11:30 AM (Cowboys Time) on Thursday.

To give you extra time to post your picks, O.C.C prepared his week #13 contest page across the weekend, and I opened that page late Sunday night after the Cowboys game.

If you followed my encouragement to return to my FanPost each Sunday evening for status updates, you would have seen this announcement here:

I’ve done you a favor, and opened the Pick 256 Contest. Use your bookmarked link to enter picks for Thanksgiving and all sixteen games early so you can enjoy Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

You don’t have to wait for Tuesday, and you don’t have to wait for Monday night games to be over.

I guess I can see how many come to read the status updates. As I am writing this, there has only been one entry so far for week #13 - even though the page has been open since Sunday night. Oh, well.

We had another dropoff this week, and had our third-lowest participation this season.

Here's my participation table, where I track each week's participants along with the season-long number of individuals who have played at least once:

Participation
Week Played This Week Missed This Week Total
1 467 0 467
2 359 162 521
3 326 219 545
4 322 242 564
5 322 269 591
6 328 289 617
7 301 332 633
8 365 342 707
9 257 468 725
10 259 475 734
11 298 482 780
12 276 526 802

When I submitted my picks, I offered comments on each of my picks on the active (Thursday - FPW picks) page, and offered this comment on there.

Since I didn't have the guts to pick OAK, I will go ahead and recognize those fourteen who did. Congratulations on having more intestinal fortitude than I:

braininahat, chrisvegas, cleanpants, coolmajaka, Cuban Cowboy, debateallas, dwhisper, Elavien, j-man, Lrogue, milehightexan, OBWDC, terpmd, and TRAVLR

All in all, we had a great week as a consensus - going a very solid 12-3. All our wins were solid - at least two-thirds majority on each - and only one of our losses was big (95% missed Thursday night).

However, because of the way our misses spread out, our average was "only" 11.38. So, those who missed week #12 - and it was your first, second, or third week to miss all year - will earn a bonus of this week's average score - 11.

Here's how we did in week #12 picking each game (sorted by our wins - most down to least):

Week #12 Results
Win Consensus Winners Lose
272 Dallas @ New York Giants 4
271 @ Indianapolis Jacksonville 5
270 Green Bay @ Minnesota 6
268 @ San Francisco Washington 8
266 @ Denver Miami 10
251 @ New England Detroit 25
240 @ Buffalo New York Jets 36
236 @ Chicago Tampa Bay 40
228 @ Philadelphia Tennessee 48
208 @ Seattle Arizona 68
193 @ San Diego St. Louis 83
182 Cleveland @ Atlanta 94
Win Consensus Losers Lose
121 Baltimore @ New Orleans 155
120 Cincinnati @ Houston 156
14 @ Oakland Kansas City 262

For the seventh time this year, our Pick 256 consensus matched the consensus of the Front Page Writers. In the other five weeks, we have only had a total of seven disagreements. They have won four of the seven, and maintain a one-game lead over us in our head-to-head competition this season.

Here is the table tracking our head-to-head with the FPWs:

2014 Pick 256 Consensus / Front Page Writers
Week Games Pick 256 Wins FPW Wins
1 16 10 10
2 16 8 9
3 16 12 11
4 13 8 8
5 15 11 12
6 15 12 12
7 15 10 10
8 15 10 11
9 13 8 8
10 13 10 10
11 14 8 7
12 15 12 12
Total 176 119 120

As I mentioned above, many of you haven't noticed. Each week, I come back to my FanPost and give you updates through early games, late games, and Sunday night game. This lets you see trends. Often, someone will get every game right in the early games, and we watch to see if he will be the first to get every game right. The three haymakers in the early games took away any drama there. I do welcome you back to this FanPost on Sunday evening for those same three updates. You are generous enough with rec's and comments to keep it active where it can be easily found. They are all greatly appreciated.

Week #12 was the final bye week. All teams have now completed their byes, and the final five weeks will each have sixteen games.

I already recognized our top scorers for this week, and how close each came to perfection. Even though most scored well, and many matched or exceeded our consensus, it wasn't that easy a week. There were many poor scores. I believe that we set a dubious record this week with the margin between the top score (14) and the bottom score (4).

Outhouse-Penthouse-Outhouse - I patted myself on the back for making the first column with the next-to-highest score. I'm back in my usual spot this week, in the last column.

Here are all 276 scores from week #12, sorted alphabetically by score:

Week #12 Scores
Entrant This Week Entrant This Week Entrant This Week Entrant This Week
blue & silver 14 cleanpants 12 Zubius 12 Benthere 10
florida dodger 14 Cowboy Joe 12 1038games 11 BigHat in NewTexas 10
ibleedcowboyblue 14 cowboy1966 12 adamjamessaul 11 billyt754 10
jjk900 14 CowboyOcelot 12 AnderJ86 11 CalGarcia3 10
labiwie65 14 cowboys6thsb 12 ArgentinaJr 11 camrin55 10
Mr._Mulligan 14 cowboys8 12 bandoozle 11 carguy102 10
Nova84 14 CowboysWin 12 Bertangalo 11 chrisvegas 10
Rdbull1 14 CTCowboy 12 BigBad Joe 11 codydoser 10
Realist Larry 14 Cuban Cowboy 12 boys.camncrew 11 DalaiLuke 10
revellyre 14 cwalk56 12 BurntOrangeBenjamins88 11 dandeogden 10
Roun2It 14 Daylate$$Short 12 Bvanzanman 11 Dcfansinceiwasababy 10
since '66 14 dentltek 12 BWaj22 11 Densa 10
SoCalCowboysFan12 14 DocOcho 12 cap2vator 11 DoomsDay Dub 10
starmesh23 14 doomsdayreturns 12 Carla's butcher 11 dwhisper 10
Yellowbeard 14 duffer33 12 CarloRue 11 erik.furton 10
1Bullseye 13 etowngk30 12 CowboysFan_Nepal 11 Glory Daze 10
aaa61aaa+A27 13 Frank Stanford 12 CowboysNation 11 Hav157 10
angie'sdad 13 fs65 12 CTRealdeal 11 hookerhome 10
ansky23 13 gabrielau23 12 cwby4lf 11 j wheeler 10
B French 13 ginge159 12 DarthGrumpa 11 Jakuando 10
Badboyz 13 HEpennypacker 12 DeMarcoFan29 11 jfinch027 10
BaylorBrianL 13 hfd14c 12 demon_hoya14 11 jimmy.marshall2 10
Becho 13 Hkoko07 12 Edward colon 11 k@s! 10
BigDFanSince77 13 IMHO 12 Elavien 11 Katana 10
BishopWest 13 jamesvb 12 enogueras 11 kenag122002 10
BR47 13 Jaryd125 12 Farrah's Daddy 11 maragath 10
Briley Fuller 13 JDobermans 12 Fred G Samford 11 marcelookobe 10
Burrito Electrico 13 Jebediah Flibberbrush 12 Funoldman 11 meisternance 10
Canadian Cowboy_74 13 Jeff Landrith 12 gershwin 11 mfoster 10
coolmajaka 13 kethry1313 12 irocu4 11 OddGooD 10
cOUboy12 13 ketom1220 12 JayRosser27 11 Oldboysfan 10
cowboyofthenorth 13 KTC1 12 Jessy S 11 PrimeTimePlaymaker 10
Daledoe 13 Lajitas Lava 12 jockmeister 11 RAMASON 10
damnarab2 13 LoboTX 12 jstopper 11 rangersvoice 10
Dcowboy 13 lonewolfz28 12 kat31 11 Rev.Trublue 10
Dealataunt 13 lucke 12 klkmainiac 11 Ride Together, Die Together 10
FANSINCESB5 13 malakian1993 12 KRO 11 scotscowboyfan 10
GalTex 13 mfkingjr 12 Lcdano24 11 ScrambledEgg 10
Hamstringer 13 Millard Fillmore 12 Los_Vaqueros956 11 Sean N 10
jtiddahr 13 Morgan460 12 Mattattack 11 swanhooch 10
just-the-facts 13 MUTTS 12 Max2 11 terpmd 10
Lrogue 13 nepacowboy 12 Mighty Blue Star 11 The Loco Llama 10
mbraunginn 13 NorthStar99 12 mike blake 11 thepainster 10
mikerz7777 13 nreyesjr02 12 Mike Easter 11 TRAVLR 10
milehightexan 13 OBWDC 12 nak786 11 TruBluToTheCore 10
NCHeelsBoysFan 13 Oldeschool 12 Nord15 11 westmodelmarket 10
NutriaBoudin 13 Paul Schork 12 Normrock 11 wfldude@gmail.com 10
Pagrebo 13 Rathos 12 Rajohnnn 11 Zmen 10
Prfbrain 13 Rohpuri 12 ranktank 11 33lmitch 9
pugbuddy 13 San Antonio Al 12 rhbgsherb 11 chappycav 9
Puns O Steel 13 Sandmann 12 Roger Williams 11 CowboyDane 9
qcisco 13 Seatown7 12 shooter09 11 cowtownNcowboysfan 9
rptril 13 Shadowcat 12 Smax17177 11 debateallas 9
Splyle 13 Silverblue 12 starjohn06 11 icebowl68 9
Tallgrass Prairie 13 Spaceball 12 stubbynuggs 11 Johnny-Boy 9
THEGALLOPINGPOLISHMAN 13 Specific 12 tattooed cowboy 11 Rog.Car.P.Boro.tx 9
Vancity Cowboy 13 Speedy1211 12 tbar1 11 transmogrifier 9
wakemeupbeforeuromo 13 Starfire6 12 thelunatic 11 tsylvest 9
wittenfan 13 StarloverinWNC 12 TimmyG 11 WilliamC 9
yushay bohra 13 strobman 12 toke08 11 Wreck'emCowboys 9
Aggie Man 12 T Zig 12 Trent Schoneweis 11 hbdc 8
AZ_Dave 12 Terry 12 Troy 11 king 8
BayouCowboys 12 The Sethnicity 12 Tuna Helper 11 losoyamouse 8
BOWAC1 12 Tr1v1aL 12 upfrunt 11 tk1011971 8
braininahat 12 UTCowboy 12 Vector_41 11 WeDemBois 8
BUBBA KUHL 12 Vegas Cowboys fan 12 Viard10 11 indus_creed 7
CapitalT 12 viciousphilpy 12 wildtigger2 11 across the pond 6
Chad Loveland 12 Wildhair 12 Witten mittens 11 prokopii 5
Chuck Sisco 12 YumaCactus 12 aat2326 10 j-man 4

Our overall leader, Jebediah Flibberbrush had a good week, matching our consensus with 12, and continuing to lead in the overall competition. Our leader most of the season hasn't let a couple of tough weeks get him down. Dcowboy is continuing to put the pressure on, posting a 13 to gain a game. Vaulting into a tie for third with one of the near-perfect 14s is revellyre.

We're starting to see the effects of O.C.C's bonus applications, as three of the top ten scores belong to players who have misses a week, and received a "make-up" - being awarded the average score for that week.

Two weeks ago, the 100 Club was news, as only a handful had achieved that score. This week, I finally joined it, but no one else cares.

We still have some amazing talent at the top, as the top twenty-one match or exceed our Pick 256 consensus score of 119 (fifteen all-natural, and six enhanced by their bonuses).

There are three ways to track our overall excellence, and I continue to post all three ways each week.

First is the "official" leaderboard, which includes O.C.C's bonuses for those who have missed weeks. After each name, I am listing the "enhanced" score (the official score, which includes bonuses), the "original" score (the actual number of wins, without bonuses), and the number of weeks participated. Those at the top have either played all twelve weeks (no bonus), eleven weeks (one bonus), ten weeks (two bonuses), or nine weeks (three bonuses).

This is the first week to see triple bonuses, as it takes twelve weeks to play nine and miss three. The top players on the scoreboard with three bonuses are milehightexan and OBWCD - tying for 45th at 116 after adding three bonuses to their nine-week scores.

It takes at least three weeks' participation to earn a bonus, so in this table I am only listing the 371 players who have played at least three weeks. Here they are, sorted alphabetically by their official score:

2014 Pick 256 Enhanced Scoreboard
Entrant Enhanced Original Weeks Entrant Enhanced Original Weeks
Jebediah Flibberbrush 127 127 12 DougCosby84 106 86 10
Dcowboy 124 124 12 gershwin 106 106 12
LoboTX 123 123 12 Hav157 106 82 9
revellyre 123 123 12 Johnny-Boy 106 106 12
boys.camncrew 122 122 12 SoCalCowboysFan12 106 88 10
Prfbrain 122 122 12 The Sethnicity 106 77 9
FANSINCESB5 121 113 11 Witten mittens 106 99 11
florida dodger 121 121 12 Wreck'emCowboys 106 106 12
Pagrebo 121 121 12 carguy102 105 105 12
aaa61aaa+A27 120 120 12 castaway42 105 79 9
Becho 120 112 11 nepacowboy 105 82 9
braininahat 120 120 12 Nord15 105 105 12
GalTex 120 111 11 ScrambledEgg 105 90 10
UTCowboy 120 120 12 tbar1 105 80 9
angie'sdad 119 112 11 AnderJ86 104 104 12
cOUboy12 119 112 11 BWaj22 104 104 12
cowboy1966 119 119 12 coolmajaka 104 104 12
fs65 119 109 11 DarthGrumpa 104 86 10
Jeff Landrith 119 119 12 doomsdayreturns 104 104 12
Spaceball 119 119 12 jfinch027 104 104 12
Yellowbeard 119 119 12 ketom1220 104 104 12
Chuck Sisco 118 118 12 aat2326 103 92 11
jtiddahr 118 118 12 BurntOrangeBenjamins88 103 103 12
kat31 118 108 11 DeMarcoFan29 103 86 10
Mighty Blue Star 118 118 12 icebowl68 103 103 12
Oldboysfan 118 118 12 Los_Vaqueros956 103 93 11
Rajohnnn 118 118 12 thelunatic 103 103 12
Cowboy Joe 117 98 10 bandoozle 102 94 11
CowboysWin 117 117 12 erik.furton 102 102 12
ginge159 117 117 12 Funoldman 102 86 10
JayRosser27 117 117 12 hookerhome 102 102 12
Specific 117 117 12 Terry 102 102 12
Vancity Cowboy 117 117 12 thepainster 102 102 12
Wildhair 117 117 12 TruBluToTheCore 102 85 10
Buckywaters 116 105 11 tsylvest 102 95 11
Canadian Cowboy_74 116 107 11 cowtownNcowboysfan 101 85 10
cowboyofthenorth 116 108 11 PhiAlphaHalos 101 82 10
Edward colon 116 116 12 PrimeTimePlaymaker 101 92 11
milehightexan 116 89 9 transmogrifier 101 101 12
NorthStar99 116 116 12 adamjamessaul 100 84 10
OBWDC 116 91 9 Rev.Trublue 100 101 12
Roun2It 116 116 12 viciousphilpy 100 74 9
starmesh23 116 116 12 HEpennypacker 99 83 10
yushay bohra 116 116 12 Jakuando 99 90 11
BigDFanSince77 115 115 12 JonnyDanger 99 77 10
CowboysFan_Nepal 115 97 10 Smax17177 99 99 12
cwby4lf 115 115 12 switters023 99 88 11
kethry1313 115 115 12 33lmitch 98 90 11
KRO 115 115 12 Densa 98 89 11
Lajitas Lava 115 115 12 DoomsDay Dub 98 81 10
lonewolfz28 115 115 12 hfd14c 98 79 8
mfoster 115 115 12 maragath 97 97 12
Realist Larry 115 106 11 meisternance 97 80 10
rptril 115 115 12 prokopii 97 80 10
since '66 115 97 10 Zmen 97 89 11
Splyle 115 85 9 Str8outtaAk 96 80 8
strobman 115 87 9 TimmyG 96 79 8
Tallgrass Prairie 115 104 11 j-man 94 85 11
Useful_Idiot_ 115 96 10 Bertangalo 93 86 11
wittenfan 115 115 12 DezBrogden88 93 75 8
Daledoe 114 99 10 goddard55 93 74 8
Lcdano24 114 97 10 VAfan 93 77 8
mikerz7777 114 107 11 yobwoc 93 82 11
NCHeelsBoysFan 114 114 12 Dcfansinceiwasababy 92 75 8
nreyesjr02 114 106 11 charris4591 91 75 8
NutriaBoudin 114 114 12 Johnny Cage 91 75 8
NYHorn 114 95 10 Mattattack 91 91 12
pugbuddy 114 114 12 BullNuke 90 73 8
rhbgsherb 114 97 10 Nikeorlipstick 90 74 8
starjohn06 114 89 9 WA_Cowboy 90 74 8
THEGALLOPINGPOLISHMAN 114 114 12 chrisvegas 89 72 8
Trent Schoneweis 114 106 11 Jim Vance 89 72 7
Zubius 114 114 12 across the pond 87 70 7
1038games 113 113 12 jmartinpowers 87 70 8
Aggie Man 113 106 11 realfanandairman 86 69 7
blue & silver 113 104 11 Cowboy.Fan.Forever 86 69 7
Bvanzanman 113 113 12 sweetness22 86 70 8
cap2vator 113 96 10 westmodelmarket 86 67 8
cleanpants 113 113 12 Scurrah Jurrah 85 67 8
dandeogden 113 105 11 wfldude@gmail.com 85 66 7
Dealataunt 113 105 11 Frank Stanford 84 67 7
demon_hoya14 113 95 10 Oaktree1992 84 68 8
jamesvb 113 113 12 toke08 84 67 7
JDobermans 113 113 12 Cowtoys 83 65 7
Mike Easter 113 105 11 LiveNDieBlue 83 67 8
MUTTS 113 113 12 gabrielau23 82 63 6
Nova84 113 113 12 FloridaBoys 81 66 7
oddsbettor 113 93 10 traceabides 80 61 7
qcisco 113 113 12 chichitao 79 60 6
Rdbull1 113 106 11 Nap 79 60 6
Rohpuri 113 106 11 Walter27 78 61 7
San Antonio Al 113 113 12 WilliamC 78 61 7
Shadowcat 113 113 12 CDMac24 77 60 6
SHDad 113 86 9 behind.enemylines 76 57 6
Vector_41 113 104 11 jstaubach 76 57 6
wakemeupbeforeuromo 113 105 11 DezDispenser 76 59 6
Benthere 112 103 11 Reno Cowboy 74 57 6
Carla's butcher 112 104 11 E-Dawg 73 53 6
DocOcho 112 102 11 Mc29xMc 73 54 6
Lrogue 112 112 12 BarbarianLou 72 55 6
Max2 112 112 12 IloveCows 72 54 6
mbraunginn 112 112 12 TK19 72 53 6
Millard Fillmore 112 112 12 Kwikwetlam Texan 68 49 6
Paul Schork 112 104 11 etowngk30 67 50 6
Rathos 112 112 12 nicksmithosu 66 47 6
StarloverinWNC 112 112 12 mcb99 63 46 6
Tennessee_Jed 112 101 11 dwhisper 62 43 6
1Bullseye 111 111 12 staubachfan 62 52 5
BigBad Joe 111 102 11 jrhanei 61 52 5
Burrito Electrico 111 100 11 abileneblues 59 50 5
CTRealdeal 111 92 10 Starheel42 59 48 5
IMHO 111 104 11 upfrunt 59 50 5
jockmeister 111 103 11 Trufus 57 47 5
Joekuh 111 93 12 TARHEEL PAUL 56 45 5
lucke 111 111 12 Dallas Blue 55 44 5
Morgan460 111 102 11 lucky.expert 55 46 5
Normrock 111 104 11 TheBlueBaron 55 47 5
Sean N 111 111 12 Tuna Helper 55 46 5
Silverblue 111 102 11 RobJose89 54 46 5
socialmediaisforgirls 111 81 9 Impatient 53 46 5
Vegas Cowboys fan 111 103 11 Paniolo808 53 44 4
YumaCactus 111 111 12 @Tonekupone 52 45 5
BOWAC1 110 110 12 JaDubin5 52 42 5
camrin55 110 101 11 Oldeschool 52 43 5
Cuban Cowboy 110 110 12 rioplayer7 52 41 4
damnarab2 110 110 12 Dub_TC 51 41 5
Glory Daze 110 103 11 Fred G Samford 51 42 4
HePuntsHeScores 110 82 9 geof 51 44 5
JollyRancher 110 91 10 TheIronCowboy09 51 41 5
jordanch68 110 84 9 JJ for President 50 42 5
klkmainiac 110 110 12 mikemc68 50 40 5
non member 110 99 11 apprentice_curmudgeon 49 39 5
Sandmann 110 110 12 BayouCowboy 49 40 4
Sean Sullivan 110 81 9 BayouCowboys 49 40 5
tattooed cowboy 110 99 11 VWBugKing 49 40 4
The Loco Llama 110 110 12 WeDemBois 49 40 5
BR47 109 101 11 fbh1636 48 40 4
Briley Fuller 109 99 11 Crazeejaytee 47 38 4
BUBBA KUHL 109 109 12 mik888 47 37 5
CapitalT 109 101 11 Elavien 46 35 4
codydoser 109 99 11 hedgeman77 46 37 5
CowboysNation 109 109 12 marcelookobe 46 37 4
DalaiLuke 109 109 12 Nate Pennock 46 36 4
debateallas 109 98 11 cowboysfromhell 45 35 4
dentltek 109 109 12 JamesLloydMoss 45 36 4
enogueras 109 91 10 miamidade 1 45 36 4
Hamstringer 109 99 11 radomane 44 36 4
Junkyard Dog 109 98 11 Bermystar 43 33 4
just-the-facts 109 109 12 Dallasfan4life 43 36 5
OddGooD 109 109 12 dsmith12 43 33 4
rangersvoice 109 79 9 Fryguy2231 43 33 4
scotscowboyfan 109 109 12 4evercowboy 42 34 4
Seatown7 109 109 12 kevinhaji 42 35 4
shooter09 109 89 10 Portland's Cowboy Fan 42 31 3
TRAVLR 109 101 11 TCB Orange Dino 42 31 3
Badboyz 108 90 10 Browserof 41 31 4
BigHat in NewTexas 108 108 12 louluvball 41 31 4
chappycav 108 108 12 CoreyAdkison88 40 31 3
duffer33 108 108 12 eightball 40 29 3
hbdc 108 108 12 cal69 39 30 3
jimmy.marshall2 108 108 12 ICanSeeJerryWorldFromHere 39 30 4
Katana 108 108 12 EchoEcho 38 27 3
Mr._Mulligan 108 100 11 KD Drummond 38 27 3
poakie 108 82 9 TunaDitka 38 29 4
stubbynuggs 108 100 11 BrooklynCowboyFan 37 28 3
T Zig 108 108 12 bubba2nark 36 28 3
Tabaco 108 87 10 mikado69 36 27 3
Tr1v1aL 108 82 9 Souna21 36 29 3
wildtigger2 108 108 12 CowboyCurtis 35 28 3
CarloRue 107 91 10 Pnut Gallery 35 28 3
Chad Loveland 107 89 10 Brantwaldrep 34 27 3
christopher.hubert 107 79 9 NomoRomo 34 27 3
CowboyDane 107 107 12 Panzer84 34 27 3
CowboyOcelot 107 107 12 skinny post 34 27 3
CTCowboy 107 107 12 bones42024 33 26 3
Daylate$$Short 107 107 12 InkedKing 33 25 3
Farrah's Daddy 107 107 12 juanners 33 25 3
ibleedcowboyblue 107 97 11 TheGloryHoleDiaries 33 26 3
indus_creed 107 98 11 Patrick_Bateman 32 25 3
Jessy S 107 107 12 Ryan Keeling 32 23 3
k@s! 107 107 12 WebbyWebb 31 24 3
Ride Together, Die Together 107 98 11 Diddle 30 21 3
swanhooch 107 99 11 Samson254 30 23 3
Troy 107 107 12 ArgentinaJr 35 26 3
AZ_Dave 106 97 11 malakian1993 35 26 3
CalGarcia3 106 99 11

The second way is "my way" - tracking percentage accuracy by dividing your total correct picks by your number of picks. These are tabulated using just your raw numbers - no bonuses - every game you picked correctly divided by every game you made a pick.

This is like baseball batting average - hits divided by at bats. I include the extra digit because of how close some of these are. The reason two people have the same number of wins but a different percentage is because they missed different weeks and have picked a different number of games. Someone who gets ten games right in a sixteen-game week would score 0.6250. However, if there were only fifteen games due to byes, that average would jump to 0.6667 (10-5 is a better record than 10-6).

I have blocked out the "one-week wonders", and only included the two-week scores this week because some of the top scores are from people who just joined and have played only a couple of weeks. This week, there are eight players (five active and three inactive) who have a better pick accuracy than our overall leader.

You may think, "Boy, if I had only known about this contest when it began, I would be right up there." Would you?

Here are the top one hundred most accurate pickers (wins per games picked) of everyone who has played two weeks or more:

2014 Pick 256 Top Percentage (minimum two weeks)
Entrant Percent Wins Weeks Entrant Percent Wins Weeks
Speedy1211 0.7931 23 2 marcelookobe 0.6727 37 4
ansky23 0.7586 22 2 Cowboy Joe 0.6712 98 10
dallas4ever65 0.7586 22 2 kat31 0.6708 108 11
BishopWest 0.7419 23 2 Chuck Sisco 0.6705 118 12
Paniolo808 0.7333 44 4 jtiddahr 0.6705 118 12
cal69 0.7317 30 3 Mighty Blue Star 0.6705 118 12
BaylorBrianL 0.7241 21 2 Oldboysfan 0.6705 118 12
da11as4evr 0.7241 21 2 Rajohnnn 0.6705 118 12
Jebediah Flibberbrush 0.7216 127 12 Canadian Cowboy_74 0.6688 107 11
gabrielau23 0.7159 63 6 cap2vator 0.6667 96 10
Fred G Samford 0.7119 42 4 chichitao 0.6667 60 6
Dcowboy 0.7045 124 12 pww12 0.6667 20 2
OBWDC 0.7000 91 9 VWBugKing 0.6667 40 4
Jim Vance 0.6990 72 7 wolfe1166 0.6667 18 2
LoboTX 0.6989 123 12 CowboysWin 0.6648 117 12
revellyre 0.6989 123 12 ginge159 0.6648 117 12
jrhanei 0.6933 52 5 JayRosser27 0.6648 117 12
FANSINCESB5 0.6933 113 11 Specific 0.6648 117 12
boys.camncrew 0.6932 122 12 Vancity Cowboy 0.6648 117 12
Prfbrain 0.6932 122 12 Wildhair 0.6648 117 12
elpole55 0.6923 18 2 Daledoe 0.6644 99 10
angie'sdad 0.6914 112 11 Splyle 0.6641 85 9
cOUboy12 0.6914 112 11 cowboyofthenorth 0.6626 108 11
starjohn06 0.6899 89 9 nreyesjr02 0.6625 106 11
GalTex 0.6894 111 11 Realist Larry 0.6625 106 11
everydayimrussellin 0.6875 22 2 rioplayer7 0.6613 41 4
florida dodger 0.6875 121 12 Str8outtaAk 0.6612 80 8
Pagrebo 0.6875 121 12 mikerz7777 0.6605 107 11
Becho 0.6871 112 11 jmartinpowers 0.6604 70 7
hfd14c 0.6870 79 8 since '66 0.6599 97 1
TimmyG 0.6870 79 8 CoreyAdkison88 0.6596 31 3
staubachfan 0.6842 52 5 Portland's Cowboy Fan 0.6596 31 3
aaa61aaa+A27 0.6818 120 12 TCB Orange Dino 0.6596 31 3
braininahat 0.6818 120 12 Nap 0.6593 60 6
UTCowboy 0.6818 120 12 Edward colon 0.6591 116 12
milehightexan 0.6794 89 9 NorthStar99 0.6591 116 12
Crazeejaytee 0.6786 38 4 Roun2It 0.6591 116 12
groach21 0.6786 19 2 starmesh23 0.6591 116 12
Hutch1624 0.6786 19 2 strobman 0.6591 87 9
jstaubach 0.6782 59 6 yushay bohra 0.6591 116 12
ljs44 0.6774 21 2 Cowboy.Fan.Forever 0.6571 69 7
fs65 0.6770 109 11 Tuna Helper 0.6571 46 5
cowboy1966 0.6761 119 12 Frank Stanford 0.6569 67 7
Jeff Landrith 0.6761 119 12 Dealataunt 0.6563 105 11
Spaceball 0.6761 119 12 SportNomad 0.6563 21 2
Yellowbeard 0.6761 119 12 BayouCowboy 0.6557 40 4
upfrunt 0.6757 50 5 fbh1636 0.6557 40 4
mikado69 0.6750 27 3 CowboysFan_Nepal 0.6554 97 10
Lcdano24 0.6736 97 10 Jaryd125 0.6552 19 2
rhbgsherb 0.6736 67 10 Reno Cowboy 0.6552 57 6

Third, and finally - is the table with the raw scores of all 802 players (no bonuses) who have played at least one week. If you didn't see you name in one of the two tables above, then you should find yourself here. I like this one because I have played every week, and it is the only scoreboard where my name appears in the first column.

If you want to see your name without having to visually scroll through these two long tables, use the Windows shortcut CTRL-F (control key plus F) and enter your username. Every instance will be highlighted, and CTRL-G moves to the next instance.

Here is the complete table with all 802 scores:

2014 Pick 256 Original Scoreboard
Entrant Overall Entrant Overall Entrant Overall Entrant Overall
Jebediah Flibberbrush 127 Jakuando 98 Jackie22 17 janex600 9
Dcowboy 124 ScrambledEgg 90 jmwillow 17 JETS21 9
LoboTX 123 Chad Loveland 89 losoyamouse 17 jford 9
revellyre 123 Densa 89 Robsa 17 jherman 9
boys.camncrew 122 milehightexan 89 sandyf 17 Kansas Cowboy 9
Prfbrain 122 shooter09 89 takeitanlikeit 17 kaye mcbride 9
florida dodger 121 starjohn06 89 Tazmanian Cowboy 17 Keval 9
Pagrebo 121 Zmen 89 txinf 17 Koolly 9
aaa61aaa+A27 120 SoCalCowboysFan12 88 Allan Uy 16 lee c 9
braininahat 120 switters023 88 bking 16 leebot 9
UTCowboy 120 strobman 87 bookiebuster 16 LizardState 9
cowboy1966 119 Tabaco 87 gbruce325 16 MannyZ2K 9
Jeff Landrith 119 Bertangalo 86 LG4DC 16 markbui 9
Spaceball 119 DarthGrumpa 86 Rog.Car.P.Boro.tx 16 maxdallasfan 9
Yellowbeard 119 DeMarcoFan29 86 Romosexual96 16 MIKEVANCOUVER 9
Chuck Sisco 118 DougCosby84 86 Blue Label Cowboy 15 Mikhaili 9
jtiddahr 118 Funoldman 86 dcfan72 15 nychris 9
Mighty Blue Star 118 SHDad 86 eagleforce 15 phillip26r 9
Oldboysfan 118 cowtownNcowboysfan 85 Nick.Irvine.88 15 poppi1946 9
Rajohnnn 118 j-man 85 Oakster41 15 randreasi 9
CowboysWin 117 Splyle 85 RobbStark 15 rgrddgr 9
ginge159 117 TruBluToTheCore 85 smashmouth9473 15 rickytru12 9
JayRosser27 117 adamjamessaul 84 spm01 15 russell.parker0094 9
Specific 117 jordanch68 83 Star Enigma 15 s.auen 9
Vancity Cowboy 117 HEpennypacker 82 StillStorming 15 Shakeepuddn 9
Wildhair 117 Hav157 82 Crunchberry 14 SkillzBy3 9
Edward colon 116 HePuntsHeScores 82 goodnono 14 Smelly Minge 9
NorthStar99 116 nepacowboy 82 jjk900 14 srt4less 9
Roun2It 116 PhiAlphaHalos 82 labiwie65 14 Star Struck 9
starmesh23 116 poakie 82 tk1011971 14 StitchA 9
yushay bohra 116 Tr1v1aL 82 B French 13 taramarie 9
BigDFanSince77 115 yobwoc 82 Clain 13 tchoate 9
cwby4lf 115 DoomsDay Dub 81 coachjjrusa 13 texasinmyheart 9
kethry1313 115 Sean Sullivan 81 Daniel_McFadin 13 the.mo.the.merrier 9
KRO 115 socialmediaisforgirls 81 dcowbys4268 13 thefan37 9
Lajitas Lava 115 meisternance 80 Dnors3030 13 TinTin 9
lonewolfz28 115 prokopii 80 elnatural56 13 tl507362 9
mfoster 115 Str8outtaAk 80 jawmo 13 TreyH 9
rptril 115 tbar1 80 KeepPounding13 13 wde2011 9
wittenfan 115 castaway42 79 king 13 Willie Nash 9
NCHeelsBoysFan 114 christopher.hubert 79 Puns O Steel 13 WtCipolla 9
NutriaBoudin 114 hfd14c 79 smashp 13 ArcticPrince 8
pugbuddy 114 rangersvoice 79 Atxfreeman 12 Baron82288 8
THEGALLOPINGPOLISHMAN 114 TimmyG 79 cowboys6thsb 12 Betdafarm 8
Zubius 114 JonnyDanger 79 cowboys8 12 Big_d83 8
1038games 113 The Sethnicity 79 cwalk56 12 BigD_MV 8
Bvanzanman 113 VAfan 77 DorneyDave 12 BoyfromOz 8
cleanpants 113 charris4591 75 eriole 12 Brian Tansey 8
FANSINCESB5 113 Dcfansinceiwasababy 75 ffxsnpxn 12 canuckpaisa 8
jamesvb 113 DezBrogden88 75 Hkoko07 12 Chico_Athletic 8
JDobermans 113 Johnny Cage 75 I was calling you, Larry 12 chulo 8
MUTTS 113 goddard55 74 Its_good_2_b_king 12 cinrich69 8
Nova84 113 Nikeorlipstick 74 Jasper I. 12 Clowy699 8
qcisco 113 viciousphilpy 74 KTC1 12 coledog1 8
San Antonio Al 113 WA_Cowboy 74 mfkingjr 12 cowboyfrommex 8
Shadowcat 113 BullNuke 73 neon greon 12 CowboysFan1994 8
angie'sdad 112 chrisvegas 72 Ricks Boyz 12 cromero03 8
Becho 112 Jim Vance 72 Silverstein23 12 Cville_Terp 8
cOUboy12 112 jmartinpowers 70 skalathil 12 dcfanz 8
Lrogue 112 realfanandairman 70 Starfire6 12 Deep Dish Pizza 8
Max2 112 sweetness22 70 Acvaldez68 11 DemigodH 8
mbraunginn 112 across the pond 69 alankfo2 11 Doubledown 8
Millard Fillmore 112 Cowboy.Fan.Forever 68 Andrew 11 dubsmipre22 8
Rathos 112 Oaktree1992 67 Arielh 11 Duck3:16 8
StarloverinWNC 112 Frank Stanford 67 Barney 11 dware$ 8
1Bullseye 111 LiveNDieBlue 67 BERNIE 11 e4usm 8
GalTex 111 Scurrah Jurrah 67 bumpickin 11 ericschram 8
lucke 111 toke08 67 cowboys1976 11 esobotkie 8
Sean N 111 westmodelmarket 67 CowboyVic 11 eswan4 8
YumaCactus 111 FloridaBoys 66 Dankdabe 11 Flank125 8
Cuban Cowboy 110 wfldude@gmail.com 66 dav01145 11 FrankyC07 8
damnarab2 110 Cowtoys 65 DeuceMc 11 ghughes 8
klkmainiac 110 gabrielau23 63 EFTHEGIANTS 11 GLIFAX 8
The Loco Llama 110 traceabides 61 Evil Dallas 11 gts86 8
BUBBA KUHL 109 Walter27 61 Helfer 11 gypsysailor 8
CowboysNation 109 WilliamC 61 IcyVeins 11 Hallstreetmafia 8
DalaiLuke 109 CDMac24 60 irocu4 11 henson2p 8
dentltek 109 chichitao 60 jack dein 11 I'm Jed & I hate the giants 8
fs65 109 Nap 60 jaymo870 11 Iroquois 8
just-the-facts 109 jstaubach 59 Jgoddard8409 11 Jojowalker 8
OddGooD 109 behind.enemylines 57 Jgonz5266 11 jollyroger4 8
scotscowboyfan 109 Reno Cowboy 57 Jimmy.totten@rammingfield.com 11 Kineslaw 8
Seatown7 109 BarbarianLou 55 joeyds7961 11 LOWE355 8
BigHat in NewTexas 108 DezDispenser 55 John R. Townsend 11 Mattymo79 8
chappycav 108 IloveCows 54 jstopper 11 MDCowboy 8
cowboyofthenorth 108 Mc29xMc 54 KAPT KENNY 11 Mekpens 8
duffer33 108 E-Dawg 53 martone68 11 mkayen 8
hbdc 108 TK19 53 Matt C 11 Moontayle 8
jimmy.marshall2 108 jrhanei 52 Mav3rek 11 NE Cowboy 8
kat31 108 staubachfan 52 Mightydre 11 NOBLE_BLOODLINES 8
Katana 108 abileneblues 50 mike blake 11 oh_domi 8
T Zig 108 etowngk30 50 nak786 11 Pax Stormtroopers 8
wildtigger2 108 upfrunt 50 nepali_cowboy 11 prose626 8
Canadian Cowboy_74 107 Kwikwetlam Texan 49 NewDoomsday 11 Ray Rivas 8
CowboyDane 107 Starheel42 48 odd 11 RayTarr9 8
CowboyOcelot 107 nicksmithosu 47 PAPA G 11 Red1000 8
CTCowboy 107 TheBlueBaron 47 ranktank 11 Reyg121 8
Daylate$$Short 107 Trufus 47 Roger Williams 11 rh6261 8
Farrah's Daddy 107 Impatient 46 Silverperf 11 rockkicker 8
Jessy S 107 lucky.expert 46 Therapist 11 simian crease 8
k@s! 107 mcb99 46 TmF_1227 11 Sisco2317 8
mikerz7777 107 RobJose89 46 Tyrone Jenkins 11 stellarowl12 8
Troy 107 Tuna Helper 46 yellowrose 11 Tenaciousc924 8
Aggie Man 106 @Tonekupone 45 $Dallas$ 10 thelittletramp 8
gershwin 106 TARHEEL PAUL 45 76mustang 10 thereverendxman 8
Johnny-Boy 106 Dallas Blue 44 Against the wall_24 10 thisisme34 8
nreyesjr02 106 geof 44 akdawg 10 tomcat 8
Rdbull1 106 Paniolo808 44 Aliver 10 tprovost210 8
Realist Larry 106 dwhisper 43 avenecia10 10 William90 8
Rohpuri 106 Oldeschool 43 Barbatman 10 Wsbman 8
Trent Schoneweis 106 Fred G Samford 42 BigD93 10 zak 8
Wreck'emCowboys 106 JaDubin5 42 billy 10 13526MIKE 7
Buckywaters 105 JJ for President 42 billyt754 10 Abednarski 7
carguy102 105 Dub_TC 41 Biph 10 angie 7
dandeogden 105 rioplayer7 41 boyman 10 BAR N 7
Dealataunt 105 TheIronCowboy09 41 BreakingDad 10 benger 7
Mike Easter 105 BayouCowboy 40 Btb user name 10 BigDaddy1967 7
Nord15 105 BayouCowboys 40 cdroadking 10 bosco76 7
wakemeupbeforeuromo 105 fbh1636 40 chalkaboutit 10 boxcar43 7
AnderJ86 104 mikemc68 40 ChaoticZen 10 boys4life 7
blue & silver 104 VWBugKing 40 dacat21 10 Chromium Blue 7
BWaj22 104 WeDemBois 40 dcazalet 10 Cowboys4ever 7
Carla's butcher 104 apprentice_curmudgeon 39 dcow12boys 10 cwby41 7
coolmajaka 104 Crazeejaytee 38 DEL1SLE 10 denver34 7
doomsdayreturns 104 hedgeman77 37 Dman21 10 Deztiny 7
IMHO 104 marcelookobe 37 en360 10 dherrera1119 7
jfinch027 104 mik888 37 flyloc2 10 dtwmm 7
ketom1220 104 Dallasfan4life 36 Gig'emDFW 10 Edward_D_Collins 7
Normrock 104 JamesLloydMoss 36 guranimo 10 elmambis 7
Paul Schork 104 miamidade 1 36 HaleTexan 10 fredafzal 7
Tallgrass Prairie 104 Nate Pennock 36 HLCJ69 10 Jalanis 7
Vector_41 104 radomane 36 illcowboy 10 JerrodWheeler 7
Benthere 103 cowboysfromhell 35 j wheeler 10 john j 7
BurntOrangeBenjamins88 103 Elavien 35 jmazur 10 Jordangill45 7
Glory Daze 103 kevinhaji 35 jwschee 10 judge9901@yahoo'com 7
icebowl68 103 4evercowboy 34 kenag122002 10 kweeny54 7
jockmeister 103 Bermystar 33 kolten09 10 Loveless16 7
thelunatic 103 dsmith12 33 Krisclark 10 mackaveli 7
Vegas Cowboys fan 103 Fryguy2231 33 Larry S 10 Malachi300 7
BigBad Joe 102 Browserof 31 lsj311 10 mikie5454 7
BOWAC1 102 CoreyAdkison88 31 Magnifico21 10 Mills5th 7
DocOcho 102 louluvball 31 mdfan24 10 OkieFan 7
erik.furton 102 Portland's Cowboy Fan 31 mehrans9 10 phil.mezzetti@gmail.com 7
hookerhome 102 TCB Orange Dino 31 montanaclint 10 POOST 7
Morgan460 102 cal69 30 nat 10 rangermad 7
Sandmann 102 ICanSeeJerryWorldFromHere 30 Nnon 10 Rickross956 7
Silverblue 102 eightball 29 PassionateThug 10 rviorato 7
Terry 102 Souna21 29 pdmone 10 seb2388 7
thepainster 102 TunaDitka 29 pick 256 10 soonerfbfan4 7
BR47 101 BrooklynCowboyFan 28 PolloLoco 10 speedmetal 7
camrin55 101 bubba2nark 28 RAMASON 10 Sunshine 7
CapitalT 101 CowboyCurtis 28 rangers 10 svetfj 7
Tennessee_Jed 101 Pnut Gallery 28 RDefee 10 T.O.'s popcorn 7
transmogrifier 101 Brantwaldrep 27 Robert Johnson 10 Tickle Me Mazelmo 7
TRAVLR 101 EchoEcho 27 Rubio17 10 Tony 7
Burrito Electrico 100 KD Drummond 27 scatman 10 TraeSmoov 7
Mr._Mulligan 100 mikado69 27 schnecky67 10 tyboss17 7
Rev.Trublue 100 NomoRomo 27 Sdwoodsesq 10 Yeaclipse 7
stubbynuggs 100 Panzer84 27 Skafko 10 Alaithol 6
Briley Fuller 99 skinny post 27 Steve12359 10 BALDEAGLE1959 6
CalGarcia3 99 ArgentinaJr 26 stitch11694 10 Bobby French 6
codydoser 99 bones42024 26 stuart22 10 cahbro32 6
Daledoe 99 malakian1993 26 terpmd 10 Capt Lemo 6
Hamstringer 99 TheGloryHoleDiaries 25 TFenn 10 CowboyNeal 6
non member 99 InkedKing 25 The Dude 10 DaJugganot 6
Smax17177 99 juanners 25 through thick and thin 10 dallasdav@outlook.com 6
swanhooch 99 Patrick_Bateman 25 uriahchase 10 dandy don 6
tattooed cowboy 99 WebbyWebb 24 wavemstr25 10 daniels8111@sbcglobal.net 6
Witten mittens 98 BishopWest 23 Where the Buffalo Romo 10 fido13 6
Cowboy Joe 98 Ryan Keeling 23 yeahjustJon 10 Full time fan 6
debateallas 98 Samson254 23 Yu had me at herro 10 ginoVac57 6
indus_creed 98 Speedy1211 23 1legazzkikr 9 goatroper88 6
Junkyard Dog 98 ansky23 22 Aaronn06 9 hayate88 6
Ride Together, Die Together 98 dallas4ever65 22 ace_0967@yahoo.com 9 Jmark85 6
AZ_Dave 97 everydayimrussellin 22 Antoniocaldwell43@Gmail.com juddeddins10 6
CowboysFan_Nepal 97 BaylorBrianL 21 apthatsme73 9 killer slick 6
ibleedcowboyblue 97 da11as4evr 21 babygirl71 9 NJ_dallasfan 6
Lcdano24 97 Diddle 21 BarrJNJ 9 Q 6
maragath 97 ljs44 21 BeastyG 9 RG-ME 6
rhbgsherb 97 SportNomad 21 Beau England 9 Ryan_5714 6
since '66 97 pww12 20 BernzBoyz 9 Scribe4264 6
cap2vator 96 ssgcizzle82 20 BIGO75 9 theauburnfan89@gmail.com 6
Useful_Idiot_ 96 dc88 19 captleroy 9 thundr 6
demon_hoya14 95 Ghana Piranha 19 cee-los 9 tuffballa 6
NYHorn 95 groach21 19 checker21 9 Victor7839 6
tsylvest 95 gwzahn7 19 chrisgers 9 Wild Cowboy 6
bandoozle 94 HonorTheStar 19 cowboy curtis 9 danrick2001 5
Joekuh 93 Hutch1624 19 cowboyfan1966 9 Eitandagan 5
Los_Vaqueros956 93 Jaryd125 19 CowboysAllDay 9 frankman 5
oddsbettor 93 jdfoley2 19 DanoChris 9 Ispeakredneck 5
aat2326 92 Mike10913 19 DD03 9 Jphanlon 5
CTRealdeal 92 NCstar 19 DezWheresMyCar? 9 rick.ruiz.956 5
PrimeTimePlaymaker 92 Darth Landrious 18 dramosrosario27 9 rleita 5
CarloRue 91 elpole55 18 elviscole_mtl 9 shanelang 5
enogueras 91 harrisburgcowboyfan 18 erc137 9 starrsuperfan 5
JollyRancher 91 macdude 18 gg 9 tex776 5
Mattattack 91 OmahaCowboy 18 gntlewind 9 The Franchise 5
OBWDC 91 scotty2hotty 18 hedgemam77 9 airjesus023 4
33lmitch 90 TerpMD 18 hedgeman1 9 Frito 4
Badboyz 90 Viard10 18 HydeYoKidz 9 2 cowboys 2
wolfe1166 18 jackcalypso 9

Look for O.C.C's newest Pick 256 post every Tuesday morning; look for the Front Page Writers' picks on Thursday morning; get your picks in for week #13 before the first Thanksgiving game kicks off; download the week #13 spreadsheet when the link is posted this weekend; and, come back to this FanPost on Sunday afternoon and evening for updates on our status after Thanksgiving games, early games, late games, and night game.

Get your picks in. The contest is open now, and has been since late Sunday night.

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