Spendi - I obviously can't speak for everyone who makes picks here, but I can tell you that I never look at anyone else's choices before (or, for that matter, after) I make my own picks. Before the week starts, the Miz checks out our lists, and tells me which games we differ on. Other than that, I never know how my picks line up against anyone else, nor do I care. The NFL has achieved enough parity over the past few years that the old "any given Sunday" phrase has indeed become true. Most of the time, I pick the team I consider to be the better overall squad, but sometimes I give in to my gut feelings. The ball is shaped the way it is so that it can take some strange bounces, and it has a nasty habit of doing so. If there's a way to scientifically predict NFL games, I'll have to defer to Spendi to enlighten us. Meanwhile, I hope we're all just having fun doing this, and I find it hard to believe that we would consider this game sufficiently significant in our lives to make our choices based upon other players' actions. Having said that, I'll probably get my butt kicked this week - Thanksgiving week is renowned for upsets - but it really doesn't matter as long as we're having a good time with it. I won't be overeating this week, since I had a cholecystectomy Tuesday, but here's wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday, everybody!