Fake SuperContest Picks
I bought three $20 entries into an offshore sportsbook online “supercontest” with $250K in prize money. It’s a far cry from the real $1,000 entry contest, but as I mentioned earlier, I never made it to Vegas this summer to sign up, and they won’t let you do it remotely.
But I’m still in the game, and I’ll post my picks here. If you missed my Thursday Night Observations post, you’ll learn that I switched from the Chiefs to the Lions when Travis Kelce was declared out in my home picking pool, but the move didn’t take, so I got stuck with the Chiefs, something I discovered only after the game. Enraged as I am, at least I didn’t use that game in my bigger contests.
I’ve decided I’ll mostly use the same teams in two of the pools, and if they do well I can diverge strategically later in the year. For the third, I’m going ugly — picking teams I think no one would want and that appeal to my contrarian instincts. There will be overlap between the “ugly” entry and the “normal” ones as sometimes ugly is normal, and normal is ugly.
Here’s what I have for the contests — so far:
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