1. The Mascot Betting Technique: Sure-Fire Winners in Professional Sports

    Who doesn't know a guy whose wife won the office hoops pool by picking the teams with the nicest uniforms. It's a strategy that works now and then, but is it the only way to pick a winner without really knowing anything?I say no...

    Mark Myers Written by Mark Myers about over 6 years ago 648 reads 0 comments

  2. Eight is Too Much: NFC Wild Card Chase Starting to Cull the Herd

    An amazing thing happened in Week 14: teams were actually eliminated from playoff contention in the NFC. Atlanta, St. Louis and San Francisco have all finally been mathematically excised from the hunt...

    Mark Myers Written by Mark Myers about over 6 years ago 2,368 reads 0 comments

  3. ChanceBot Simulations: Week 15 Playoff Index

    What follows is the Week 15 Playoff Index for the NFL, as calculated by ChanceBot.com. Index values represent each team's chance of making the playoffs. A value of 100 indicates that the team is a "lock"—even if they haven't technically clinched yet

    Mark Myers Written by Mark Myers about over 6 years ago 537 reads 0 comments

  4. ChanceBot Simulations: Week 14 Game Impacts

    Every week, ChanceBot.com measures the playoff implications (Impact) of each remaining NFL game. Impact is determined by calculating the degree to which the outcome of each game changes playoff chances for each team...

    Mark Myers Written by Mark Myers about over 6 years ago 388 reads 0 comments

  5. ChanceBot Simulations: Week 14 NFL Win Out Index

    What follows is the Week 14 Win Out Index for the NFL, as calculated by ChanceBot.com. The column headed 'WO' shows each team's overall chance (as a percentage) of making the playoffs if they win their remaining games...

    Mark Myers Written by Mark Myers about over 6 years ago 396 reads 0 comments

  6. Redskins-Bears: Thursday Night Knockout

    Everyone knows the Redskins and the Bears are on the periphery of the playoff hunt in the NFC. Both squads are a game back of the streaking Vikings for the No. 6 seed...

    Mark Myers Written by Mark Myers about over 6 years ago 723 reads 0 comments

  7. ChanceBot Simulations: Week 14 NFL Playoff Index

    What follows is the Week 14 Playoff Index for the NFL, as calculated by ChanceBot.com. Index values represent each team's chance of making the playoffs...

    Mark Myers Written by Mark Myers about over 6 years ago 533 reads 2 comments

  8. Six Pack: The Most Important NFC Games of Week 13

    With eight NFC teams vying for Wild Card berths and two division races still up for grabs, Sunday afternoons should be pretty interesting this month...

    Mark Myers Written by Mark Myers about almost 7 years ago 744 reads 1 comments

  9. ChanceBot Simulations: Week 13 NFL Game Impacts

    Every week, ChanceBot.com measures the playoff implications (Impact) of each remaining NFL game. Impact is determined by calculating the degree to which the outcome of each game changes playoff chances for each team...

    Mark Myers Written by Mark Myers about almost 7 years ago 443 reads 1 comments

  10. ChanceBot Simulations: Week 13 NFL Playoff Index

    What follows is a Week 13 Playoff Index for the NFL, as calculated by ChanceBot.com. Index values represent each team's chance of making the playoffs. A value of 100 indicates that the team is a "lock"—even if they haven't technically clinched yet..

    Mark Myers Written by Mark Myers about almost 7 years ago 530 reads 2 comments

  11. ChanceBot Simulations: Week 12 NFL Game Impacts

    Every week, ChanceBot.com measures the playoff implications (Impact) of each remaining NFL game. Impact is measured by calculating the degree to which the outcome of each game changes playoff chances for each team...

    Mark Myers Written by Mark Myers about almost 7 years ago 479 reads 2 comments

  12. ChanceBot Simulations: Week 12 NFL Playoff Index

    What follows is a Week 12 Playoff Index for the NFL, as calculated by ChanceBot.com. Index values represent each team's chance of making the playoffs. A value of 100 indicates that the team is a "lock"—even if they haven't technically clinched yet..

    Mark Myers Written by Mark Myers about almost 7 years ago 715 reads 2 comments

  13. Patriots-Bills: How the Bills Can Shape Their Own Fate

    Here's why I'd never make it as a coach in the NFL:If I were running the show for the Buffalo Bills, this week would be Star Trek Week...

    Mark Myers Written by Mark Myers about almost 7 years ago 1,038 reads 7 comments

  14. Focus Groups: AFC Playoff Picture Takes Shape

    Going into Week 10, two AFC teams, each with a game against a division rival, had a chance to put a stamp on their seasons and establish themselves as virtual locks for the playoffs. The Steelers rose to the occasion, and the Titans didn't...

    Mark Myers Written by Mark Myers about almost 7 years ago 1,051 reads 4 comments

  15. Help, Please: Lions Chase the Playoffs in Detroit

    Week 10 in the NFL finds Detroit with an inside track on an NFC Wild Card spot.The Lions are a surprising 6-2, tied with the Giants for fifth in the conference—but their road only gets tougher in the second half of the season...

    Mark Myers Written by Mark Myers about almost 7 years ago 1,307 reads 7 comments