2010 Predictions Champion–Dan!

In 2010, I posted the good guys’ predictions for the Mariners and MLB season, as well as the Huskies and NCAA football season. And what good are predictions if there is no follow up? So I compiled the results. I have only included the predictions that we got correct, to spare us the humiliation. I also awarded points so as to find a winner. Of course my fellow good guys will argue that my points system strategically favors me. While there may be some truth to this, I think the fact is that I am just the best predictor, plain and simple.

I would like to point out that all 4 of us correctly predicted the AL and NL Cy young award winners, which is quite impressive. In the not so impressive category, we guessed the Mariners would finish with 94, 92, 89, and 88 wins. So we were all about 30 wins off. Also, Joe had Mike Stoops as conference coach of the year, Andrew had Stanford finishing 5-4 in the Pac-10, Matthew had Texas winning the Big-12, and I had Jacorey Harris as a Heisman finalist. You win some, you lose some.

Continue to see the results!

Dan: 23 points

MLB—
NL East: Phillies…..1 pt.
NL Wild Card: Braves…..1 pt.
AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez…..1 pt.
NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay…..1 pt.
NL surprise team: Reds…..1 pt.
Mariners wins: 88 (closest among good guys)…..1 pt.
Bonus: “Things will get awkward around July when Griffey, Jr. is batting .200”…..0.5 pt.
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UW Football—
Defensive POY: Mason Foster…..1 pt.
UW away record: 3-3…..1 pt.
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Pac-10 Football—
Pac-10: Oregon…..1 pt.
UW conference record: 5-4…..1 pt.
UCLA conference record: 2-7…..1 pt.
USC conference record: 5-4…..1 pt.
Weekly picks record: 63-13 (T-1st among good guys)…..3.5 pts.
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NCAA Football—
Big Ten: Ohio St. …..1 pt.
Big East: Uconn…..1 pt.
Big-12 North: Nebraska…..1 pt.
Big-12 South: Oklahoma…..1 pt.
Big-12: Oklahoma…..1 pt.
ACC Atlantic Division: Florida St…..1 pt.
Non-AQ in BCS: TCU…..1 pt.
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Andrew: 22.5 points

MLB—
AL Central: Twins…..1 pt.
NL East: Phillies…..1 pt.
AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez…..1 pt.
NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay…..1 pt.
AL surprise team: Rangers…..1 pt.
AL over-rated team: Angels…..1 pt.
Bonus: “Rafael Soriano will lead the AL with 45 saves”…..2 pts.
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UW Football—
Defensive POY: Mason Foster…..1 pt.
Bowl: Holiday…..1 pt.
UW away record: 3-3…..1 pt.
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Pac-10 Football—
Pac-10: Oregon…..1 pt.
UCLA conference record: 2-7…..1 pt.
Weekly picks record: 63-13 (T-1st among good guys)…..3.5 pts.
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NCAA Football—
Big Ten: Ohio St. …..1 pt.
Big-12 North: Nebraska…..1 pt.
ACC Coastal Division: Virginia Tech…..1 pt.
ACC Atlantic Division: Florida St…..1 pt.
ACC: Virginia Tech…..1 pt.
Non-AQ in BCS: TCU…..1 pt.
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Matthew: 19.5 points

MLB—
AL Central: Twins…..1 pt.
NL West: Giants…..1 pt.
AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez…..1 pt.
NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay…..1 pt.
Bonus: “The Twins will lose Mauer or Morneau for a good chunk of time but still win the central”…..1 pt.
“Roy Halladay will have a rough month or two before coming back to win the Cy Young, and injuries will keep the Phillies from being quite as good as expected.”…..1 pt.
“One of the big two (Boston and NYY) will miss the playoffs, probably Boston”…..1 pt.
“Stephen Strasburg will be inconsistent when called up in June but will show nothing to bring down his expectations. He and Heyward will be the best pair of rookies in a league in a long time”…..1 pt.
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UW Football—
Defensive POY: Mason Foster…..1 pt.
Bowl: Holiday…..1 pt.
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Pac-10 Football—
USC conference record: 5-4…..1 pt.
UCLA conference record: 2-7…..1 pt.
WSU conference record: 1-8…..1 pt.
Weekly picks record: 62-14 (3rd among good guys)…..2 pts.
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NCAA Football—
Big Ten: Ohio St. …..1 pt.
Big-12 North: Nebraska…..1 pt.
ACC Atlantic Division: Florida St…..1 pt.
Non-AQ in BCS: TCU & Boise St…..0.5 pt.
Heisman Trophy Finalist: LaMichael James…..1 pt.
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Joe: 17 points

MLB—
AL East: Phillies…..1 pt.
AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez…..1 pt.
NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay…..1 pt.
NL ROY: Buster Posey…..1 pt.
NL surprise team: Reds…..1 pt.
Bonus: “Boston will NOT make the playoffs, but the Rays will make a playoff run”…..1 pt.
“Tim Lincecum will fall into the Steve Nash trap. He’ll have his best year this season, but the media just won’t give him three in a row, thus Halladay gets the award by default”…..0.5 pt.
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UW Football—
X (ouch!)
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Pac-10 Football—
Pac-10: Oregon…..1 pt.
UW conference record: 5-4…..1 pt.
Weekly picks record: 59-17 (4th among good guys)…..1 pt.
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NCAA Football—
Big Ten: Ohio St. …..1 pt.
Big East: Uconn…..1 pt.
Big-12 North: Nebraska…..1 pt.
Big-12 South: Oklahoma…..1 pt.
Big-12: Oklahoma…..1 pt.
ACC Atlantic Division: Florida St…..1 pt.
Non-AQ in BCS: TCU & Boise St…..0.5 pt.
Heisman Trophy Finalist: Kellen Moore…..1 pt.
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-Dan

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6 responses to “2010 Predictions Champion–Dan!

  1. I’m just happy I guessed the exact number of saves Rafael Soriano would end up with…. Congrats Dan, even if you did rig it 😉

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