Mountain Oysters Rule Pigskin
A new scoring record and a new
formula for victory put the Mountain Oysters
on top of the Pigskin Mania heap.
The team entry made up of five
friends, former co-workers, pulled away in the final
days of Pigskin Mania 28 to set a new scoring record at
76.0 and win $4,425 plus another $60 for a perfect week.
two points back and collects a total of $1,978.50, with
111DBH32 in third and collecting
Players who won money need to
refer to the right hand column for instructions on
handling their winnings.
In the long and sometimes
sordid history of the pool, formulas and strategies have
come and gone in the wind. This year’s winning game plan
was put together by five guys from California who used
to work together and have remained friends through
The way it works, according to
team members, each of the five makes one pick by
conference call on Friday afternoon and then they vote
on a Lock of the Week. If no one has a good feeling on
the Pigskin Special, it’s sometimes left to the last
picker to make the call on that game. With each player
making their best pick, the formula worked for the 2020
“Although we’re all good
friends, we probably wouldn’t talk once a week like we
do if it wasn’t for Pigskin,” said one of the players
who will remain anonymous. “We all look forward to the
Congratulations to the new
For the second straight year we
have a dual winner at the top of the Bowl Pool.
B&J 4ever took
first place with a near-record score of 74 to collect
$1,372.50. The B portion of the winning
entry, B Adams, finished tied for
second with TR Zman. Each will collect
Players might recall that last
year, Velvet Milkman completed the
unprecedented sweep taking first, second and third
places with his three entries.
There was also a tie for fourth
this year where Bill Stewart, current
holder of the longest streak without a perfect week in
the regular-season pool, will collect $178.43 along with
Obvious John, a newcomer to the Mania
There were 442 entries meaning the pool paid out to 44th
place and ties. With the ties, the pool paid 47 places.
All cash prizes are listed in the standings.
Here's the link to the
Bowl Pool page with instructions on collecting your