BALTIMORE - MAY 21: Gamblers look at the screens following a race prior to the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 21, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Last week was a frustrating week for the players further down the table, as the rich got richer and the rest of us fell even further behind the pace. Our little table is starting to resemble the Premier League table, as seemingly only 2 or 3 people are within spitting distance of the lead. At the same time, a dogfight has broken out to stay out of the relegation zone. Can anybody catch Rockets4LIFE? Will Johnjmurphy17 ever earn a point? Can 51dimes continue his late charge up the table? The only way to find out is to play.
Rules and Table after the jump.
- Before the game, predict the winner (or you can predict a draw), the final score, and goalscorers. The deadline will be 5 minutes before kick-off (1655 GMT on Sunday).
- Predicting the outcome correctly will give you 1 point.
- Predicting the exact score will give you 5 points. Failing to predict the exact score but getting the total number of goals correct will give you 1 point, as will predicting one half of the score. If you predict a total of 6 goals or more, you are ineligible to receive points for predicting the correct goalscorers (see below). However, if 6 goals or more are actually scored, the ineligibility will be lifted. This new rule is designed to prevent people from predicting an abnormally high score in order to better their chances of earning the bonus for predicting the scorers.
- For each goal scorer you pick correctly, you earn 2 points. You may not pick more scorers than you did goals in order to hedge your bets. (In other words, if you predict a 1-0 score, you can only choose one scorer.)
Rockets4LIFE – 33 points
Other Side of the Pillow – 28
BetterDeadThanRed – 22
Robert L. Bishop – 19
bcschles – 19
wuds100 – 17
51dimes – 13
MychalShannon1 – 12
lowellthehammer – 9
Coldson – 8
johnjahafanclub – 8
Pradajames – 7
sniperinthemist – 2
johnjmurphy – 0