Prognosticating against The Coin
Updated: Jan 14
Any sports writer, show host, general sports pundit, blogger, podcaster, etc worth their salt knows if you want to be legit you must, must, must pick the games as part of your show, podcast, column, whatever. If you don't pick the games, you lose legitimacy, even if you don't pick well. To pick and lose is better than not to pick at all. If you don't pick, you're a chicken, afraid to put your money where your mouth is. It can be a source of pride or embarrassment, and is always a source of amusement for the audience, as well as for those you are in contest with. The winner might get a prize, the loser perhaps required to do something humiliating like shaving their head, or dressing up in the gear of their favorite team's most hated rival and running though the mall while proclaiming their love for said rival at the top of their lungs.
With this in mind we of course decided to do picks on The Lager Room Sports Podcast, but with an extra wrinkle. On top of going head to head with our fellow hosts we're going to have a coin flip make picks as well.
That's right. We're going to flip a coin to pick games.
We haven't decided what, if anything, the prize structure will be, but one thing is for certain. One (or more) of us may in fact LOSE TO A COIN!
There is NO living that sort of thing down. Ever.
just imagine the scene......
Some Dude and Frank walk into a crowded bar;
Some Dude: "Hey everybody! This if Frank. He just won ten grand in a poker tournament!"
Crowd: (wild cheering)
Some Dude: "But fifteen years ago he lost a season long football pick contest to a coin."
As you can imagine there's a lot at stake here.
Here's how it works. Each week we'll pick the Jets and Giants games, as well as the Sunday, Monday, and Thursday night games. Pick are straight up, no spread. The coin will pick too, as tossed by yours truly, or in the event I'm absent, someone else.
I'll post the picks on The Lager Room Sports Podcast Official Football Picks Post after each podcast, and update weekly. Yellow means a win, red means a loss.
There's another wrinkle though. Whenever one of us can't make the podcast, the coin's picks will also be recorded as that host's picks. If we don't show, we get the same picks as the coin. Good incentive to show up. End of the year we'll tally and rank.
Enjoy the podcast.