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Here are the rules for 2012 at the Hunch Bunch:
THE HUNCH BUNCH WEEK RUNS
FROM TUESDAY THRU MONDAY.
HUNCH BUNCH WEEK #20
HUNCH BUNCH for the 2012 Season:
Week #20 was a little loser.
Jack won Week #20 with 1-0-1, +500
Our Hunches: TW: 1-0, +300
Our 2012 Record: 87-61-4, +6300
Our 2012 Bank: 16300 Units
Our Picks for 2012
1. Baltimore** +3½ over San Francisco
In our view, this Super Bowl sets up as one of the more interesting matchups in recent years. We have the unpredictability of San Francisco's bright young QB, Kaepernick, facing the classic longball expertise of Baltimore's Flacco. Our ratings show the game to be a virtual tossup. Both teams rose to the occasion in January and that's why they are here. We must remember that a pointspread is an assessment of public opinion. Sportsbooks do not like to see the number move. They like to nail it with an opening line that sets up a 50-50 betting situation with the public. The oddsmakers correctly assumed that the public would be wowed by Kaepernick and would conclude that Baltimore could not contain the Pistol offense. Getting to the X's and O's, we see this game differently.
For many years, the Air Force Falcons have employed a run oriented option attack that is often unique on an opponent's schedule. Notre Dame, in particular, has often struggled when playing Air Force owing largely to the unusual nature of the AFA offense and the short preparation time involved. So what does this have to do with defending the 49er offense? Plenty. The Baltimore defense consists largely of veteran defenders who will have had 2 full weeks to assess the nature of Kaepernick and Company. Our belief is that the challenges facing the Raven defense are no more difficult than the challenges facing the 49er defense. Baltimore QB Flacco led the league in yards per completion, validating the belief that Flacco has become the game's best long range passer. And that offensive line of Baltimore been just as sound as the offensive line of SF. We saw Denver completely unable to get to Flacco, despite the fact that the Broncos feature two of the league's best pass rushers in Dumervil and Miller. Flacco had plenty of time and that is lethal for a QB with deadly accurate long passing skill. In our view, analysts are vastly underestimating the talents of the Baltimore offense.
While all of the focus has been on Kaepernick, Flacco could just steal the show. In any event, we see this game as a fascinating contrast of styles and we will take the generous points with a team that is fully capable of winning outright.
TOTAL 3 Stars
* Home Team
** Neutral Field
Now 16-15, -1.90 Units.
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Kittpix: (LW: DNP, YTD: 46-51-3, -5050, 4950) ...
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BC from Cape Cod:
(LW: DNP, YTD: 28-43-3, -9650, 350) ...
Red Baron: (LW: 2-2, -100, YTD: 30-34, -3680, 6320) ...
Ravens +4 vs 49ers
Thanks again for another year and congratulations to you, Gary and Sam for a superb 2012 season.
> Appreciate the kind words, Baron. It's been awhile since I've had a strong season and it feels good.
Carolina Blue: (LW: DNP, YTD: 61-66-2, -2930, 7070) ...
Jack from Tampa: (LW: 1-0-1, +500, YTD: 56-51-4, -460, 9540) ...
Thanks for having Hunch Bunch for another year. I think this game could go either way and
with that being said, I'll take the Ravens.
>Thanks so much for participating here!
5 star Ravens +3½
Pat from San Diego: (LW: DNP, YTD: 80-67-2, +2220, 12220) ...
Gordo the Greek: (LW: DNP, YTD: 42-41-1, -1550, 8450) ...
Sim990: (LW: DNP, YTD: 51-40-1, +3290, 13290) ...
Goforsun: (LW: DNP, YTD: 15-15-1, -1500, 8500) ...
DPSport from Texas: (LW: DNP, YTD: 45-42-1, -920, 9080) ...
5 STARS SAN FRANCISCO -3½
HPLegend from Texas: (LW: DNP, YTD: 22-27-1, -2300, 7700) ...
Jamie Z: (LW: DNP, YTD: 30-27-2, -770, 9230) ...
SonnyD: (LW: DNP, YTD: 11-7, +1730, 11730) ...
Tomahawks10: (LW: DNP, YTD: 48-40-2, +2660, 12660) ...
Grandpa Moses: (LW: DNP, YTD: 26-32-1, -4160, 5840) ...
Skorebored: (LW: DNP, YTD: 24-17-2, +1350, 11350) ...
Sam on the Bayou: (LW: 0-2-1, -1100, YTD: 47-35-2, +5350, 14350*) ...
3* SF 49ers -3½
Thank you Red for the comps. Thank you Gary for all you do.
My crstal ball was working this year and feel very lucky at the
results. I did well in the college and bad in the pro's so my
SB selection should tell you which way to go. Good Luck to all.
The Red Zone: (LW: DNP, YTD: 0-0, 9000) ...
USA (LW: DNP, YTD: 0-0, 9000) ...
Grubbie from Minneapolis (LY: DNP) ...
ARGH: (LY: DNP) ...
- Fitz from San Diego: (LY: DNP) ...
L.A. SMITH: (LY: DNP) ...
John from California: (LY: DNP) ...
- Your Picks go HERE. * Remember, those starting after 10/1 get 9000 units.
THE TOP EIGHT
(Minimum 50 plays)
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*Vig = 10% of losses. = 2011 Weekly winner
|HP Legend from Texas
|Jack from Tampa
|Pat from San
|BC from Cape
|Total - Season
|The group had a great year in 2011. Your host recovered from a 2010 disaster to get back in the plus column. For the group, it was our 4th winning season in the last 7 years. That is fairly remarkable, considering we had to overcome -110/100 odds on every single one of thousands of recommended plays over that period. HPLegend was a rock star last with a 71.5% increase in his bankroll over the course of the season. Jack from Tampa had a great year at +6670. Kittpix, our all-time champion, produced yet another fine year and we look forward to his choices this season. Goforsun produced another solid winner and has become one of our more consistent winners. Sim990 made a huge stride forward by nailing the Super Bowl side and total. Nicely done, Sim. Most of us had the Pats and/or the over.|
|Win Percentage ignores all pushes.|
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