NattyChamps AKA DukeShadeBlue Wins TQBR Prediction Game 5.0

The TQBR Prediction Game Hall of Champions is an august chamber with a rich historical tradition where only the finest performers are eventually enshrined with hermetically sealed busts. You know their names, for they are legends walking the Earth: Spidershark. Pretty Toney. miggs88. David Schraub. BenOlson. Paul Kelly.

Today, for valorous performance in version 5.0, the final Hall of Champions enshrinee of 2010 is NattyChamps aka DukeShadeBlue. There is nothing new to analyze about his excellence beyond what we said at the last update, because the draw in Bernard Hopkins-Jean Pascal ensured that no one scored any points, allowing him to sit contentedly in first place.

In his honor, I contemplated posting many seminal Duke-related images, but why not the most recent championship gathering?

Everyone join me in congratulating DSB.

I have contemplated whether to continue TQBR Prediction Game in the new year. I’m bad at math, I hate penalizing late posts, it’s time consuming and while there is a devoted core, a lot of people flit in with occasional predictions and don’t play every week. I’ll have more details about plans going forward later, but for now, if you’re a big Prediction Game fan, you might want to consider the kind of rally outside my apartment that people mount outside networks when some obscure but excellent television program is being taken off the air.

Until then, here are your final standings:


NattyChamps (DukeShadeBlue): 5250

Internet Tough Guy (Dobbler): 5050 

Bundy Bears (ALEXMAC): 4950 

Not Sure (Jay Ari Yin): 4800 

Apemantus: 4600 

Basque Country: 4600 

Pretty Toney: 4450 

the legend: 4450 

Team Spacely’s Sprockets (willfrank): 4450 

Philly Shell (Hit Dog): 4450 


stickfigure: 4300 

Paul Kelly: 3900 

Team Skullduggery (PJ): 3700 

Miggs 88: 3700 

The Count Of Monte Fisto (cguenard): 3700 

Paul Williams’ Campaign Manager (Tim Starks): 3650 

Team no shot (edub): 3350 

Arthur Billette: 3350 

Orbital Bone Surgeons (IrvinRyan): 3350 

Gumbercules (BigMaxy): 3250 

The Garbageman (ScottB): 3150 

Cardscott5: 2700 

beccapooka: 2650 

David Schraub: 2400 

Yuriorkis Gamboa Constrictor (Scott Kraus): 1750 

TJChim: 1750 

The Flying Cintrons (Queensberry Wench): 1600 

BenOlson: 1550 

Neon Leon’s Two Front Teeth (Andrew Harrison): 1200 

FunkyBadger: 1700 

Manila Ice: 1150 

AskTheBoxer: 1050 

joebentvice: 1000 

stonemclean: 1000 

Ben Smitheman: 600 

ArnoldO: 600 

Ako si Navarette: 600 

baron: 600 

ManchesterUnited12: 600 

Todd Aguiar: 550 

Team Atlas (Sam Fong): 500 

fadeintobolivian: 500 

Stiff Jab: 500 

ShortFuse (RoWyN): 500 

FightFreak: 500 

nick63: 500 

Datu punol: 500 

Noypi: 500 

reneth: 500 

Dachs: 500 

Melzor Uchiha: 500 

jun: 500 

Amain: 500 

Unifythebelts: 0 

audley harrison jab of the century (FlorencioR): 0 

Fidel: 0 

Tito Flores: 0 

asd: 0

About Tim Starks

Tim is the founder of The Queensberry Rules and co-founder of The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board ( He lives in Washington, D.C. He has written for the Guardian, Economist, New Republic, Chicago Tribune and more.