Matchday 4: Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain through to Knockout Stage

November 4, 2017

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates a goal during his team’s 3-1 victory over Real Madrid in group stage Champions League play on Wednesday in London. (Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA-EFE)

For download: UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2017-18 Group Stage Matchday 4.pdf

Group Stage
1 Pedro Oliveira 52
2 Casey Farrell 48
3 Evan Howatson 38
Wes Zetaruk 38
5 Doug Wansbrough 32
John Woycheshin 32
7 Kay Otani 30
Michael Poplawski 30
9 Joel Palmer 28
10 Steffen Warias 26
11 John Lo 20

UEFA Champions League

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Astros Strike Early, Finish Amazing Postseason as World Series Champions

November 1, 2017

Houston’s George Springer (4) is greeted at home plate by Carlos Correa after his two-run homer in the second inning of the Astros’ 5-1 win in Game 7 of the World Series. It is the Astros’ first championship in franchise history. (David J. Phillip/The Associated Press)

Series ended Wednesday:
HOU 4 LAD 3
2 players (Ed, John Lo) had series winner correct
2 players (Ed, John Lo) had series score correct

Congratulations to Ed upon his first Prediction Challenge! victory! His victory came down to the last game, just as the MLB Playoffs so spectacularly also did. John Lo is our runner-up via his correct World Series prediction.

For download: 2017 MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge!.pdf

Overall (300)
1 Ed Mick 221 $37.50
2 John Lo 188 $12.50
3 Wes Zetaruk 155
John Woycheshin 155
5 Michael Poplawski 128
World Series (100)
1 Ed Mick 100 HOU 4-3
John Lo 100 HOU 4-3
3 Wes Zetaruk 20 LAD 4-2
John Woycheshin 20 LAD 4-2
Michael Poplawski 20 LAD 4-2
League Championship Series (100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 96
John Woycheshin 96
3 Ed Mick 82
4 Michael Poplawski 36
John Lo 36
Division Series (100)
1 Michael Poplawski 72
2 John Lo 52
3 Wes Zetaruk 39
John Woycheshin 39
Ed Mick 39

 

 


Dodgers Rally Against Verlander, Game 7 to Decide Series Wednesday

October 31, 2017

Chris Taylor, Corey Seager and the Los Angeles Dodgers sent this twist-and-turn World Series to Game 7, rallying against Justin Verlander to beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night. Joc Pederson (above) hit a key solo home run in the seventh inning. (Harry How/Getty Images)

For download: 2017 MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! World Series Game 6.pdf

Overall (300)
1 Wes Zetaruk 165 $25.00
John Woycheshin 165 $25.00
3 Ed Mick 161
4 Michael Poplawski 138
5 John Lo 128
World Series (100)
1 Ed Mick 40 HOU 4-3
John Lo 40 HOU 4-3
3 Wes Zetaruk 30 LAD 4-2
John Woycheshin 30 LAD 4-2
Michael Poplawski 30 LAD 4-2

 

 


Game for the Ages Ends With Astros Leading Series 3-2

October 30, 2017

Alex Bregman celebrates his 7th-inning run as the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 in Game 5 of the World Series. Bregman hit a walk-off single for Houston in the 10th inning. (Christian Peterson/Getty Images)

For download: 2017 MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! World Series Game 5.pdf

Overall (300)
1 Ed Mick 201 $37.50
2 John Lo 168 $12.50
3 Wes Zetaruk 155
John Woycheshin 155
5 Michael Poplawski 128
World Series (100)
1 Ed Mick 80 HOU 4-3
John Lo 80 HOU 4-3
3 Wes Zetaruk 20 LAD 4-2
John Woycheshin 20 LAD 4-2
Michael Poplawski 20 LAD 4-2

 

 


Dodgers Come to Life, Even Series at 2-2

October 28, 2017

Cody Bellinger drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Houston Astros 6-2 on Saturday evening to even up the World Series at two games apiece. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

For download: 2017 MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! World Series Game 4.pdf

Overall (300)
1 Wes Zetaruk 165 $25.00
John Woycheshin 165 $25.00
3 Ed Mick 141
4 Michael Poplawski 138
5 John Lo 108
World Series (100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 30 LAD 4-2
John Woycheshin 30 LAD 4-2
Michael Poplawski 30 LAD 4-2
4 Ed Mick 20 HOU 4-3
John Lo 20 HOU 4-3

 

 


Astros Solve Darvish, Take Series Lead

October 27, 2017

Yuli Gurriel, left, hit a solo home run off Yu Darvish as part of a four-run second inning for the Houston Astros as they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Friday evening. (Matt Slocum/Associated Press)

For download: 2017 MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! World Series Game 3.pdf

Overall (300)
1 Ed Mick 181 $37.50
2 Wes Zetaruk 155 $12.50
John Woycheshin 155
4 John Lo 148
5 Michael Poplawski 128
World Series (100)
1 Ed Mick 60 HOU 4-3
John Lo 60 HOU 4-3
3 Wes Zetaruk 20 LAD 4-2
John Woycheshin 20 LAD 4-2
Michael Poplawski 20 LAD 4-2

 

 


Astros’ First Ever WS Win Comes in Epic Seesaw Battle

October 25, 2017

George Springer hit a two-run drive in the 11th inning and the Houston Astros won a thrilling home run derby at Dodger Stadium, beating Los Angeles 7-6 Wednesday night to tie the World Series at one game apiece.

For download: 2017 MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! World Series Game 2.pdf

Overall (300)
1 Wes Zetaruk 145 $37.50
John Woycheshin 145 $12.50
3 Ed Mick 121
4 Michael Poplawski 118
5 John Lo 88
World Series (100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 10 LAD 4-2
John Woycheshin 10 LAD 4-2
Michael Poplawski 10 LAD 4-2
4 Ed Mick 0 HOU 4-3
John Lo 0 HOU 4-3

 

 


Kershaw dominates Astros, Dodgers strike first

October 24, 2017

Justin Turner watches his two-run home run in the sixth inning that proved the difference as the Los Angeles Dodgers downed the Houston Astros 3-1 in Game 1 of the World Series. (Mark J. Terrill/The Associated Press)

For download: 2017 MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! Division Series 10-05.pdf

Overall (300)
1 Wes Zetaruk 185 $37.50
John Woycheshin 185 $12.50
3 Michael Poplawski 158
4 Ed Mick 121
5 John Lo 88
World Series (100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 50 LAD 4-2
John Woycheshin 50 LAD 4-2
Michael Poplawski 50 LAD 4-2
4 Ed Mick 0 HOU 4-3
John Lo 0 HOU 4-3

 


World Series Predictions

October 24, 2017

 

The Los Angeles Dodgers are our favourites heading into the World Series while two players are looking for the Houston Astros to win their first World Series title.

Our two co-leaders, Wes and John Woycheshin, have made the same 4-2 LAD prediction, meaning that they will be tied for the game regardless of how the series plays out (Wes and John had the same score in each previous round). The third player to predict the Dodgers to win, Michael, also predicted a 4-2 result, meaning Michael has no chance to finish with a prize.

On the other side, Ed and John Lo each predicted a 4-3 Houston win. Any Houston series win would put Ed and John on the podium

Here’s looking forward to an exciting finish to the baseball season and to our game!

For download: 2017 MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! World Series Predictions.pdf

 


World Series Prediction Form available

October 22, 2017

The World Series Prediction Form is now available. Please submit your prediction by the time shown on the form.

Prizes are available for the top two places in our game. Good luck!

Overall (200)
1 Wes Zetaruk 135
John Woycheshin 135
3 Ed Mick 121
4 Michael Poplawski 108
5 John Lo 88