We had over 40 people take part in the Bloody Elbow Survivor League, where you pick one NFL team per week to win their matchup and you can't pick them again for the rest of the season.
Dozens of Bloody Elbow's finest football minds gathered to show that they are the premier prognosticators, the cream of the crystal ball, the sultans of strategy, and that this would be a well-contested season with a dramatic finish somewhere down the season.
Instead, we sucked.
Everyone except Phildo was eliminated by week 3. It was a total implosion by everyone else. Only six people pulled a Subo and decided not to pick, so the majority of us really don't know anything about football after all. Week 2 claimed the lives of many (including mine) when the New England Patriots managed to lose against the Arizona Cardinals.
Week 3 saw picks of New Orleans over Kansas City, San Francisco over Minnesota, and Pittsburgh over Oakland all go down the toilet. Phildo went with Chicago over St. Louis and that saw him crowned champion of Turd Mountain. But he's not done yet, folks! Our boy is still going strong, staying alive with Oakland's OT win against Jacksonville, extending his streak to 7 for 7 with only mediocre teams like the Eagles, Bengals, Buccaneer, and Raiders used up. He can go all the way, folks.
Congratulations to Phildo for winning this and cheer him on because only 10,000 people on Yahoo are left. He carries the torch for us and we are not worthy of learning from the master of NFL predictions.
As for the rest of you, let's never speak of this again.