IG Handicapping Contest

Summer 2009


The first IG Handicapping Contest took place in the summer of 2009. We had a group of people who all claimed to be great handicappers. We knew that wasn't true, but we went ahead and gave them all a chance to make fools of themselves. Each player was given $10,000 in fake money, and they could do whatever they wanted with it. If someone wanted to bet all 10 grand on one game, go ahead, make your day. However, they'd look pretty stupid with a big fat zero next to their name for three months.

So the contest ran from June 1 to August 31. There was action all over the board: baseball, NASCAR, PGA, soccer, tennis, exhibition (TIG is sorry, PRESEASON) football, CFL, horses, dogs and jai-alai. Here are the final standings:

1 Beasley Pantishaw $ 51,755
2 Ellsworth Quackenmeier $ 32,643
3 Adriana Powter $ 20,050
4 The Trooper $ 18,975
5 Diggy the Dog $ 16,554
6 Hollis Pequod $ 15,901
7 Horseshoe Buddin $ 10,655
8 Ollie Zorkito $   8,520
9 Flip McCoin $   7,337
10 Edgar Swasteeka $   4,803
11 Esteban T. Villanueva $   3,050
12 Carla Sunshine $   3,025
13 Solotegui $      756
14 G. Pismo Snork $        23
T15 Jocko Callahan BUSTED 8/31
T15 Gilgamesh Broadhurst BUSTED 8/31
17 Trax Brundisium BUSTED 8/30
18 Farley Popatop BUSTED 7/17
19 Anna Crumbinger BUSTED 7/02
20 Mr. Stupid BUSTED 6/01

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