Saturday, September 05, 2009

Pixelated Pigskin Prognostications: Week One

Ah, glorious college football season is here! Every Saturday for the next few months, you'll most likely find me planted on the couch, unshowered, catching the day's games and constantly checking on the status of my Pick 'Em pool.

I've kinda sorta neglected this blog lately, so to get some more activity 'round these parts I'm starting a new feature: Pixelated Pigskin Prognostications*. Using the computing power of the Xbox 360 and my copy of NCAA Football 10, I'll run CPU vs. CPU games for Ohio State and defending Div. 1-AA Football Championship Subdivision national champions Richmond against their respective opponents for that week to predict their real life outcomes.

And if there's a big non-OSU/UR game that you'd like to know the outcome of beforehand, ask nicely and I just may pull the results out of the digital ether.

So, here is what I'm predicting for today:

Ohio State 84, Navy 10

Richmond 72, Duke 40

Okay, those aren't very realistic scores. I'll probably have to tinker with the difficulty setting, quarter length, and whatnot. Or maybe you should just divide each team's points by two and then round them to the nearest possible score. Or something. Until then, though, these are my predictions and I'm sticking with them.

*Hopefully, I can keep this up without getting bored or running out of time (each game takes about 2 hours to play; I just do something else while it's doing it's thing).


The Dubin said...

How do you predict Richmond would fare against, say, Ditka?

Micah said...

Alright, after da heart attack, I gotta say Ditka 17, Richmond 14. He just barely gets by.