Pick 256 is a season-long contest in which BTB members and readers get to pick the straight-up winners for all games each week. Overall, 392 BTB-members took part in the Pick 256 challenge last week.
Overall, the Week 3 games proved to be fairly predictable. If you had simply picked the Vegas favorites straight up, you'd have gotten 11 games out of 16 right. Of course, most participants were somewhat handicapped in that they pick the Cowboys to win regardless of the Vegas odds. Nevertheless, 172 participants managed to pick the winner of 12 or more games correctly, which is quite impressive.
Do you think you can beat the Vegas odds this week? Join our Pick 256 challenge below to find out.
Week 4 Picks
Click on the link below and you'll be taken directly to the Pick 256 entry form where you can select the teams you like for the win.
The link above should auto-fill your BTB user name into the entry form (in most cases). In some cases, the link hasn't worked properly, so here's an alternative link that works without the auto-fill - just remember to spell your username correctly.
Alternative Pick 256 Entry Form
If you prefer not to use your BTB user name, or are not a BTB member, go ahead and enter a name of your choosing, but try to stick with that name throughout the season.
Week 3 Results
You can find a full list of all results in a fanpost by BTB-member Hookerhome later this week, so I'll be brief. This week we have a single winner, Trufus, who scored 15 of a possible 16 points, only missing out on a perfect pick 'em due to Oakland beating Cleveland. 16 participants finished with 14 correct picks.
- 15: Trufus
- 14: aaa61aaa, APerfectStar, Big_Country, Bud, chrisvegas, Dallas Cowboys fan, Evil.Dr.Porkchop, FanSince_64, I'm_people_too, LRogue, RAMASON, revellyre, RoSHa, Shaymer, wedembois, yushay bohra
- 37 - D-Bomb
- 36 - Big Country
- 35 - rptril, oldboysfan
- 34 - DarthGrumpa, 1Missouricowboysfan, I'm_people_too, Rdbull1, PAPAGDAVIS69, 1Bullseye, ibleedcowboyblue, Spaceball, EFtheGiants, LightningFast67
16 more participants have 33 points over the first three weeks, 27 participants have 32 points. Just for comparison, after three weeks in 2014, the leaderboard had Dcowboy as the top-ranked participant with 36 correct picks, follwed by three participants with 34 correct picks each.
The fine print
Submissions have to be in by kickoff time of the Thursday night game, which kicks off at 8:25 pm ET on Thursday. To keep a level playing field for everybody, late submissions will not be accepted (all entries are time-stamped). This gives you a good two days to submit your picks.
Every week, we'll publish a spreadsheet with all the picks here on BTB, usually on Saturday.
The entry form contains detailed instruction on how you can change your picks at a later point, read them carefully. You can of course come back at any time before kickoff on Thursday and submit new picks. When there are multiple picks by the same BTB member, our pick tracker will always default to the latest entry.
With all of the technical stuff out of the way, good luck with your picks.