Welcome, all 47 of you, to TQBR Prediction Game 2.0. The numbers have swollen tremendously, so welcome back to all the previous players and welcome as well to the new ones. You probably couldn’t have picked a harder week to start — two close fights on paper to call, two fights that ended up close in reality. But there are 10 more to go, with two of them coming up this weekend: Floyd Mayweather-Shane Mosley, plus Hozumi Hasegawa-Fernando Montiel.
First, though, this week’s heroes. Only 11 people picked both winners in the Mikkel Kessler-Carl Froch/Tomasz Adamek-Arreola fights, so naturally those are your leaders, and they’re bunched up some. By contrast, 14 people didn’t score any points. Like I said, it was the kind of weekend where you could go 2-2 or 0-2, and more of you went 0-2 than 2-2. The two most impressive calls were by Drederick Tatum aka Scott Kraus and stickfigure, both of whom precisely predicted Adamek to win by MD12 for the 100-point accuracy bonus. In all, 11 went with Adamek, who was the slight betting underdog per Bodog, which means picking him was good for another 100 points, and everyone picked him to win by a decision, good for another 50 points. Less impressive, but also deserving of accuracy kudos, are the 15 people who called Kessler to win by UD12, out of 25 total who went with the Dane.
A number of folk surprisingly didn’t predict for both fights. This is all in good fun and whatever makes you happy and all, but you’re throwing away a minimum of 500 potential points for each correct call. If you’re worried you don’t have time to research or visit the site very often that week, don’t forget you can pop up one day before a fight, slap any old prediction up and face no penalty for wrong answers.
It’s going to be an EXTREMELY busy week here at TQBR, with saturation Mayweather-Mosley coverage to start soon, not to mention some revisiting of the past weekend’s fights, a pound-for-pound update and plenty more. But be on the lookout for prediction posts Tuesday and Thursday for next weekend’s bouts.
Until then, find below your 2.0 standings. As usual, if you detect any tabulation errors, let me know and we can adjudicate:
Drederick Tatum (Scott Kraus): 1250
PJ Prediction King (PJ): 1250
David Schraub: 1250
The Flying Buttresses (JohnPaulFutbol): 1250
PI Joe (Irvin Ryan): 1150
Doug Fischer’s Ponytail (ALEXMAC): 1150
Geordie Dancer (Andrew Harrison): 1150
The Weasel (Funky Badger): 650
team individuality: 650
I likea da predictions (morelandj): 600
Arthur Billette: 600
D.C. Senators (edub): 600
Team Tell Me I’m The Greatest (me): 600
Manila Ice (JB): 600
Team Great Santini (willfrank): 550
ShortFuse (RoWyN): 500
Ben Olson: 500
Not Sure (Jay Ari Yin): 500
Hit Dog: 500
Jordan Adair: 500
Southern Comfort (Dobbler): 0
the legend: 0
Malignant Narcissism (Eric Naff): 0
Paul Kelly: 0
Team Fingermonkey (ScottB): 0
The Queensberry Fools (Eugene Dammrod): 0
Pretty Toney: 0
Fish Hook Combo (FlorencioR): 0