TQBR Prediction Game 3.0 Standings, Update #3

Thirteen out of 35 people went three for four over the weekend with the big HBO/Golden Boy pay-per-view show, but it was the man who went four for four who vaulted to the #1 spot. Ultra-young Casey Kasem, eat your heart out, as BenOlson is the new leader of the pack. (Yes, I’m trying to diversify my image options to accompany these updates, quite transparently. Countdowns/standings-related images + prediction-related images = more choices for me.)

Plenty of people took a chance on at least one upset — be it Juan Diaz upsetting Juan Manuel Marquez (nope), Joel Casamayor upsetting Robert Guerrero (nah) or Rocky Juarez upsetting Jorge Linares (nuh-uh) — but it was the one that BenOlson picked, Dmitry Pirog upsetting Daniel Jacobs (ding ding ding) that put him over the top. He got 700 points for that pick alone, as it was an upset and he was the one who picked the outcome closest to reality, by default. Nobody else saw Pirog’s big right hand coming in the 5th. Jacobs sure as hell didn’t. (I can’t grant the new name request just yet, BenOlson — gotta wait 4.0. Rules are rules, even for the current king.)

Now, going into the final prediction weekend, BenOlson has a slight edge. With a maximum 1400 points available, theoretically, a whopping 20 people could still win TQBR Prediction Game 3.0. It would require quite a mathematical turn of events, mind you, for some of the people on the lower end of things to pull ahead, but it’s at least possible.

Either way, you’ll want to make your next picks count — tomorrow, I anticipate posting a prediction entry for this upcoming double-header on HBO: Devon Alexander-Andriy Kotelnik/Tavoris Cloud-Glen Johnson. The person who’s #1 at the end of those two fights will enter the TQBR Prediction Game Hall of Champions.

Current standings below. As usual, please examine your scores closely. If you see any errors in the tabulation, notify me and we can adjudicate:


BenOlson 5600

Geordie Dancer (Andrew Harrison) 5250

nazarioz 5150

KO Onan (Tim Starks) 5150

David Schraub 5150

Arthur Billette 5100

DukeShadeBlue 5100

Bigmaxy 5000

Frankie Topanga (ScottB) 4950

the legend 4900

cardscott5 4850

Unifythebelts 4650

Pew Pew Pew PJ 4600

Da Legend Killa (cNcEDDIE) 4500

JB 4500

Not Sure (Jay Ari Yin) 4450

team individuality 4450

ShortFuse (rowyn) 4400

Eu-ro-pe, Eu-ro-pe! (Dobbler) 4400

Sad Keanu (ALEXMAC) 4300

johnkzoo 4100

The Fire In The Flint (Apemantus) 4000

Drederick Tatum (Scott Kraus) 3900

Hit Dog 3900

Mean Eugene (Eugene Dammrod) 3900

Team Vuvuzela (edub) 3800

Team Judge Smails (willfrank) 3300

Stickfigure 3250

Da Weasel (FunkyBadger) 3150

cguenard 2950

Grillmaster (indiebass) 2800

miggs88 2750

Queensberry Wench 2700

Morelandj 2650

Paul Kelly 1200

Basque Country 600

The Royal Marcus 600

beccapooka 600

Malignant Narcissism (Eric Naff) 600

Burbank Baker 550

PI Joe (Irvin Ryan) 500

sam.fong 500

fadein2bolivian 0

About Tim Starks

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