Week 7, in which we discover that Ricardipus perhaps isn’t quite as good at this hockey pool malarkey as he’s always claimed, but doesn’t quite learn to get over it yet.

That was, and I believe this is the correct way to put it, The Week of TEH SUCKAGE™.

Looking over the weekly stats, it seems that Beth smoked everyone, even the reliably excellent Lavaland. Mr. E Man (cleverly disguised here as “arkmennis”) is doing a bit better than usual, Cath’s in the middle, and the rest of you are here, there, and everywhere.

Week 7 Results

Week 7 Results

With a couple of obvious exceptions, of course. Bob, often near the top of the standings despite his tendency to pick only players with excessive numbers of i’s and u’s in their surnames, had a pretty dismal week. And then there’s me. I have no idea what happened, especially considering that I actually led the whole shebang for half a day or so last week.

If nothing else, this highlights how variable things are this early in the season – single weeks can bounce people all around the standings, and this week I’m back near the top again.

Here are the overall standings for the past two weeks, in glorious Excel ugliness. Please ignore the flabby slope representing my results.

About Richard Wintle

I am Canadian by heritage, and a molecular biologist and human geneticist by training. My day job is Assistant Director of a large genome centre, where I do various things along the lines of "keeping the wheels on". In my spare time, I tend to run around with a camera, often chasing race cars, abandoned barns, and sundry wildlife.
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12 Responses to Week 7, in which we discover that Ricardipus perhaps isn’t quite as good at this hockey pool malarkey as he’s always claimed, but doesn’t quite learn to get over it yet.

  1. Beth says:

    The Week of Teh Suckage? No way! Best. Week. Ever!

  2. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    Thanks for the update!

    “If nothing else, this highlights how variable things are this early in the season – single weeks can bounce people all around the standings”

    Geez, I sure hope so! I’ve been having a strong week so far, so I’m crossing my fingers that my good luck continues. I’d really like to get off the bottom!

    Mr E Man would like everyone to know that a) he forgot to change his picks for the week that’s happening right now, b) this is far too much work, and c) he might just leave his picks as they are because this is stupid and he can’t believe he’s losing to so many non-Canadians (paraphrased slightly 😀 )

  3. @Cath – why do I suspect that marks (c) was censored? I feel like some F-bombs are missing from it 🙂

    I’m just PO’d that we share all but 3 (cath) / 4 (Ricardipus) AND you both are like 7+ points ahead of me for this week.

    Did bob ever agree to post week8 results? where the hell are bob!

    • Cath@VWXYNot? says:

      Bob is writing a grant, so I’ll do the next update and he’ll take his turn after his deadline.

      At least that’s his story and he’s sticking to it.

  4. you grant writers all stick together don’t you! how many players do you, recardipus and I share this week?

    • ricardipus says:

      I hadn’t looked at your picks, but Cath’s and mine are nearly identical. Next week – the all-important Crosby Question rears its ugly boyishly handsome, concussion-prone head.

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  6. chall says:

    well at least I’m still in the top three 🙂

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