The Gridiron Gentlemen’s Super Fun Prediction League: Week 7

Welcome back and apologies for the week off last week (I took my 1st Gents sick day!). anyway in the space of 2 weeks it’s tightened up a little in the prediction league thanks in no small part to our continued faith in the little engine that couldn’t known as the Cleveland Browns. At one point or another we’ve all fallen for their plucky never say die spirit and lost a result because of it. Anyway as you can see James still has a commanding lead at the top, but an uncharacteristic good week from me has seen the gap closed to 4 games (thank you Richard Sherman and referees that missed that PI call).

James: 56-35

Dave: 51-40

Simon: 51-40

Duncan: 51-40

Dan: 52-39

Week 7 brings with it another International Series game (if you’re reading this on the way, enjoy) and a number of very tempting potential elaborate ruse games. Let’s however start with some sad news for this particular gent.

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Week 7: Best Bets


The last week has been a bit of a blur as I’ve been off spending all the winnings from week six. Not sure what colour to go for on the new car.

Don’t want to sound arrogant but I am on fire. Some of you are probably thinking it doesn’t quite make up or the 0-8-1 run over the three weeks before but you are only as good as your last performance.

And to think, I was thinking of giving up on this and writing something else. On to this week’s picks. Hopefully another massive 2-1 and another new car. Aston Martin maybe?

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Episode 145:
A year in football is a long, long time

It’s International Series time again so join us for a look at all the upcoming games.


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Week 6: Best Bets

We got a tie last week!!! The way it's gone that feels like a win. Zero wins, eight losses and one fantastic tie over the past three weeks. We're improving.

The lawyers have been in touch and told me I can't continue to use the name best bets for this article each week with my current performance. I'm ignoring them though. 

If there's one other person who's influenced me in that way of thinking, someone who's a maverick, who does that to the system, it's lan Botham.

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Episode 144:
Week 6

As we head into week 6 we run through the upcoming games


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The Gridiron Gentlemen’s Super Fun Prediction League: Week 5

I’m afraid I’m a little strapped for time, so this will be brief. Anyway heading into week 5, James and Dave have the lead as you can see….

James: 40-23

Dave: 40-23

Dan: 34-29

Simon: 35-28

Duncan: 39-24


A lot of fun games in week 5, including a ton of statement games.

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Week 5: Best Bets

Well this is getting silly now. 0-3 again. That’s hard to do. Sort of impressive if you think about it. 0-6 on what is essentially a 50/50 shot.

The Chargers did it again. 13 point lead with less than five minutes to go and they manage to blow it. Even better than against the Colts. Finally pick against the Jaguars and they finally manage not to blow a game. And the Browns probably should have won the game, let alone getting 7.5 points.

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Episode 143:
Week 5

A full house this week as we look ahead to the upcoming games, plus interviews with the Colts from their time in London.


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Best Bets: Week 4

Where do I start? Last week turned into a disaster – 0-3 with two heartbreakers.

I’ve re-watched the Jaguars game and I still don’t know how Jacksonville managed to throw that one away. Then we get to the Chargers game. All they had to do was keep them out of the end zone. A field goal is fine; the Colts would win the game but we still win with the points. But no, T.Y. Hilton scored a 63-yard touchdown with 1:17 left on the clock to put an end to a terrible week of picks. But I’m over that and we move on to this week.

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The Gridiron Gentlemen’s Super Fun Prediction League: Week 4

Week 3 was something of a down week for our predictions of which Dave predicted the most wins with 10. I had a particularly poor week with only 6 wins, thanks in part to some risky predictions (which will never happen again, looking in your direction San Francisco). Despite a great week from Dave, James still tops the table:

James: 32 – 16

Dave: 31 – 17

Simon: 28 – 20

Duncan: 30 – 18

Dan: 27 – 21

Week 4 brings with it a number of games that could tell us something about what a number of teams are, as well as a game in London and the AFC South happily playing itself guaranteeing 2 wins in the worst division in the sport. Let’s take a look.

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