As fairweather "fans" turn their attention elsewhere, this week presents some action for the hard-core 'heads.
As we enter Week 8, things are a bit stretched out with over 40 points separating the top five players. Will someone lunge for the top before it's too late? Or will uksb stretch his lead for the third straight week?
Check the standings, and see how many doubles and triples you have left, here.
Note: Let me clarify that the cutoff time for making your pick is the beginning of a given broadcast, which is stated in the heading for each pick. Too hard to find the exact minute the bell rang to begin each fight. I'll make the necessary edits to the official rules as soon as I find someone who has administrative access to that page....
Now let's get it get it get it!
For those that haven't played before, welcome to the best pick'em game going. Please join right in and start playing (just make sure to check out the rules - we promise they are very simple).
The numbers in your selections are binding, not the names which you can leave out. The numbers will suffice.
Please follow the instructions at the bottom of this post - it makes it easier for us to tabulate the results each week.
**** Remember you do not need to make a selection on every fight; you are free to PASS on any pick. But you must make at least one selection to receive the 10 point participation bonus****
A. Pick the winner - Reynaldo Ojeda vs Monty Meza Clay (9:00pm EDT Friday, May 15)
1. Ojeda to win – risk 4.5 points to win 3.5.
2. Meza Clay to win – risk 3.5 points to win 4.5.
B. Pick the winner - Jose Benavidez Jr vs Jorge Paez Jr (10:00pm EDT Friday, May 15)
1. Benavidez to win – risk 7 points to win 1.
2. Paez Jr to win – risk 1 points to win 7.
C. Pick the winner - Antonio Orozco vs Emmanuel Taylor (10:00pm EDT Friday, May 15)
1. Orozco to win – risk 4 points to win 4.
2. Taylor to win – risk 4 points to win 4.
D. Pick the winner - Thabiso Mchunu vs Ilunga Makabu (1:00pm EDT Saturday, May 16)
1. Mchunu – risk 7 points to win 5.
2. Makabu – risk 5 points to win 7.
E. Method of victory - Roman Gonzalez vs Edgar Sosa (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - 10:00pm EDT Saturday, May 16)
1. Gonzalez to win – risk 10 to win 1.
2. Gonzalez by stoppage – risk 8 to win 3.
3. Gonzalez by decision – risk 2 to win 9.
4. Sosa to win – risk 1 to win 10.
F. Method of victory - Gennady Golovkin vs Willie Monroe Jr (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - 10:00pm EDT Saturday, May 16)
1. Golovkin to win – risk 13 to win 1.
2. Golovkin by stoppage – risk 11 to win 3.
3. Golovkin by decision – risk 2 to win 12.
4. Monroe to win – risk 1 to win 13.
Please fill out your selections as follows:
Enter the LETTER of the fight first, then whether it’s a single (1), double (2) or triple (3) followed by the NUMBER of your pick. (The name of the fighter and method of victory are optional).
**** You have 10 doubles and 5 triples to use over the 10 week season ****
For Selection A, if you want to use one of your doubles on Ojeda to win...
A. (2) – 1
For Selection B, if you want Paez Jr without using a double or triple...
B. (1) – 2
For Selection C, if you wish to pass...
For Selection E, if you want Gonzalez by decision...
E. (1) – 3