The Week 4 picks were:
Baby Ducks over Kim Jong Tomb (correct)
Teghan over Lauren (correct)
Tsunami of Insane Daleks over the GDI (correct)
Katie (don't let me down again) over the American Axis of Evil (correct)
Macalaster Milfs over Aaron's Black Crackers (correct)
T-Money$$$ Givens over Azeem Currah (wrong)
Adrienne Cox over PO Life (wrong)
I did worse this week at 5-2, but 11-3 overall isn't too shabby!
I flagged 3 match-ups this week as being the ones to watch, and this week didn't disappoint!
Game 1: Azeem vs T-Money$$$
Boy did I guess WAY wrong this week as Tavarous was trending low to negative for a large chunk of the week. Things went down in Canada, killing him for a large part, and the Netherlands picking up a -15 GDELT ranking also hurt him. Azeem had a bigger week than last week (by about 70 points) with a big week from Russia, and decent numbers from the rest of the squad. Azeem now sits on top of the LDC's as the only 4-win team, but is 5th in overall points in his decision, a loss will knock him towards the bottom in the future.
Game 2: Baby Ducks vs Kim Jong TOMB
This was a blowout as expected and the KJT were far more than "Inches Away" from a victory. The Ducks took down Kim Jong Tomb by 390 points. The Baby Ducks keep their spot on top of both the First Worlds (by 2 wins) and the entire league by almost 400 points over Azeem, and 43 points over the MILFS and 100 over Helena in the LDC's. This matchup was easily the Blowout of the week!
Game 3: Teghan vs Lauren
The Two titans of the First Worlds went head-to head this week and Teghan beat her table-mate by 86 points chalking up her 1st win of the season, which is good enough to put her in 4th in the First Worlds (and Lauren's performance moved her up to 7th from 8th putting her over Lucas....which is still doing poorly, by 30 points).
Rockstar of the Week:
This is a hard one.....I'm going Teghan for her first win...someone other than the MILFs or Ducks need to get some love here!
Blowout of the Week:
As noted above, this goes to the Ducks for their decimation of Put You in the Kim Jong TOMB. This nets Big Jake his first Blowout of the Week award.
Squeak-er of the Week-er:
Nothing was crazy-close this week (unlike the past 2 weeks). SO this award goes to Katie's 69 point victory over the American Axis of Evil.
Bonehead Move of the Week:
This easily goes to Me, I was on the wrong side of history on Azeem's blasting of T-Money$$$ by 123 points (where were your cries of "have faith" on Twitter Tavarous?).
The Sad Trombone:
Lucas, this one is all you buddy. 0 wins? What are you going to do to spice up your game? You have fallen to the bottom of the league my friend!
Week 5 Predictions
Katie over Kim Jong TOMB (3 picks in a row?)
Baby Ducks over Axis of Evil (Nation of Domination anyone?)
Tsunami of Insane Daleks over Teghan (Thomas is turning his game around)
Lauren over the GDI (Lauren will get her first win, and Lucas will be in the cellar all by himself).
Aaron's Black Crackers will best T-Money$$$ Givens (Have I lost Faith?)
Macalester Milfs over Helena (I am not 100% sure in this pick it will be a tough one)
Azeem over PO Life (another tough one, but I don't think Russia can be shut down!)
Games of the Week:
Clearly Macalester vs Hellena is the big-one, there was a 2 point difference this week, and the MILFs are on top of Helena by 57 points....but this could go either way.
Azeem vs PO life will be another biggie. Azeem seems to squeak out wins, but for some reason, I'm just feeling some Pitcher's luck this week!
What's in store for week 5? Will Lucas squeak out a win? Will Jake and Azeem stay undefeated? Will everyone pass Wednesday's test? (Anyone care to place country wagers on their test-taking abilities?).
I'm going back to watching Guardians of the Galaxy, while praying Topeka gets 40 feet of snow, just like the rest of you.
Live Long and Prosper!