Monthly Archives: November 2007

College Football Rankings after Week 12

Because of my busy schedule and my emphasis on the SuperPower Rankings, I haven’t really said much about the College Football Rankings. The last two weeks have been dominated by the laptop situation, and the two weeks before by my antsiness about the Arizona State-Oregon game getting on TV. Before that, I often had overly […]

Last-Minute Remarks on SNF Week 13 picks

Week 13 (December 2, analysis of actual pick to come on Wednesday): Tentative game: Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh Prospects: Very much in trouble. The Steelers (7-3) look great but the Bungles (3-7) are anything but. Also a factor: the Steelers’ high number of primetime games. NBC will want to flex this out for a better Steelers […]

Week 10 SuperPower Rankings Up

Last week the Patriots achieved a momentous feat: single digits in points. Falling to 9 points means becoming the unanimous No. 1 pick in the Super Power Rankings. This week, the Dolphins pull the opposite feat: 288 points for being the unanimous last place pick. My Upset Special this week is the Bears over the […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 10

NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For the last seven weeks of the season, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. Last year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. CBS and Fox were able to […]

Laptop Update

I installed a second version of XP on my hard disk and my computer is once again operating semi-normally. The web site has been updated with two weeks‘ worth of College Football Rankings, changes in both lineal titles, and one week’s update of the SuperPower Rankings. This week’s SuperPower Rankings (and the picks) will wait […]

Last-Minute Remarks on SNF Week 12 Picks

Week 12 (November 25): Tentative game: Philadelphia @ New England Prospects: The Eagles are 4-5 and the Patriots (9-0) make any game look lopsided. Yet Michael Hiestand actually expects this game to keep its spot. Other possible games mentioned in Wednesday’s Watch: Bucs (5-4) v. Redskins (5-4); Texans (4-5) v. Browns (5-4); Chargers (5-4) v. […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 9

USA Today’s Michael Hiestand confirmed some of the finer points of flexible scheduling that were not in the NFL’s own information earlier in the week: CBS and Fox each protect games in five out of six weeks, and can’t protect any games Week 17 this year. Three teams can appear a maximum of six games […]


I still have no means of uploading to Freehostia at the moment. Here are the Week 9 SuperPower Rankings: *Patriots Colts Cowboys Packers Steelers Giants Titans Lions Browns Jaguars Saints Buccaneers Chargers Redskins Ravens Chiefs Seahawks Bills Panthers Texans Vikings Bears Broncos Cardinals Eagles Bengals Falcons Raiders 49ers Jets Rams Dolphins My Upset Special for […]


The NFL SuperPower Rankings, NFL lineal title update, SNF Flex Scheduling watch, and NFL picks are all delayed at least until Thursday and possibly Friday due to a computer issue. The College Football Rankings will be up by 5 PM PT. Link is on a prior post. UPDATE: The College Football Rankings are delayed as […]

Quick Check off the SNF Watch

CONFIRMED: Protection still exists. But looking at my Week 4 roundup, I might have found it hard to believe Fox would have protected Giants-Lions. The Giants were only 2-2 at the time and the Lions were similar. Panthers-Packers would have been a more likely protection for Fox. Other projected protections: Bucs-Redskins Week 12; Jaguars-Colts and […]