For those of you who don't know what the Westgate Supercontest is, it's the largest NFL handicapping contest in the world (at least that I know of). It requires a $1,500 entry fee, and more than 1,800 people entered last season. There is also a Gold version of the contest, which has a $5,000 entry fee. Each player is required to make five NFL picks against the spread each week, and the player with the most correct picks (pushes count as half of a win) at the end of the season prevails. Grand prize will be about $900,000, and the top 50 are in the money. You have to enter this in Las Vegas at the Westgate sportsbook, and you need a proxy in Vegas to submit your picks, thanks to stupid American gambling laws. If you're interested and need a proxy, let me know; I have a very trustworthy proxy who can help you out.
Anyway, here are the top selections this week:
The Supercontest consensus was a miserable 10-15 heading into Week 6, which proved to be another loser for most of the entrants. The Packers, Lions and Broncos all failed to cover, though, to be fair, Aaron Rodgers' injury had something to do with that. Pittsburgh and the Rams were the winners. The Supercontest consensus is now 12-18.
That, unfortunately, is not good news for me; the Bengals, Packers and Broncos are three of my picks! Uh oh!
Here are my picks for the regular contest:
My entries for the Gold contest are the same:
Let's get to some notable selections. The top three players from a week ago were: PHD SPORTS (17-3), SCHEMATIC ADVANTAGE (17-3) and ROSEE (16-3-1).
Here were their picks:
CALI CAPPERS: SF TB PIT LAC IND (3-2)
BKSF: GB LAR PIT DEN IND (2-3)
SEOUL CYCLE: CLE MIN LAR PIT NYG (4-1)
The top three entrants in the Supercontest are now 32-28 in the past four weeks.
Atop the leaderboard now are TUNNEL VISION (24-6), SL2 ATX (23-6-1) and PONYTAIL DAVE (23-16-1). Here are their picks:
TUNNEL VISION: CLE CIN GB DEN WAS
SL2 ATX: CAR GB NYG DEN ATL
PONYTAIL DAVE: CIN MIN GB ARZ ATL
All three guys have the Packers. Is this good news? Well, last week, the top three guys all had the Steelers, which was one of my top two picks. These guys also have two selections on the Packers, Broncos and Falcons, which are also three of my other picks.