the streak

It should come as no surprise that I’m involved in a cut throat competition with super high stakes – a winner take all, reputations on the line, battle for sports fan supremacy. Yes, I’m competing against my co-workers to see who can emerge with the best record of NFL picks.

I started off poorly – no doubt about it. I was traveling during the first few weeks of the season so didn’t get all my picks in. Not an auspicious start, but lately I’ve picked up steam. Lately I’ve beat my fellow competitors for three weeks running. Will I make it four? All I know for sure is you gotta respect the streak.
A few of my favorite streaks
  • New England Patriots – Two longest NFL winning streaks with 18 games in 2003-04 and 21 games in 2006-2008
  • 1991 Indianapolis Colts – Twenty-one consecutive quarters without a touchdown
  • Joe DiMaggio – Even though I’m not a Yankees fan you have to love a 56-game hitting streak
  • Boston Red Sox – Eighty-six years without a World Series (the streak itself was horrible, but breaking it was oh so sweet!)
  • Boston Celtics – Eight straight NBA titles
  • Lance Armstrong – Seven Tour de France wins, ’nuff said.

December 7th update – the streak is still alive! I beat the boys for the fifth week in a row (that’s five, count ’em). This week was touch and go, but I pulled it out in the end.

December 13th update – it’s sad, but true. The has streak ended with a loss to the fighting turducken. However, I still hold the record for most weekly wins.

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