The TQBR Prediction Game Hall of Champions rivals, as an organization, the Baseball Hall of Fame or, at least, the Pinball Hall of Fame. And on this day, another great champion is enshrined in its pillared, jewel-encrusted halls: Paul Kelly. His bust will sit beneath a spotlight side-by-side with those of Spidershark, Pretty Toney, miggs88, David Schraub and BenOlson.
In a tribute to Paul Kelly's day job, I would encourage you to attend the Indianapolis 500 next year. I've attended, and it's quite an adrenaline rush. In the meantime, there are other fine events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
(PK, middle, winner of the TQBR Prediction Game 4.0 race.)
Typical of his excellent 4.0-long showing, PK busted out a perfect prediction by calling an 8th round knockout for Juan Manuel Lopez over Rafael Marquez. He wasn't alone: So did Team Tommy Westphal's Mind aka willfrank and Team Million Dollar Dream aka Scott Kraus. The other main perfect showing was that of Irvin Ryan, who called an 8th round knockout for Glen Johnson over Allan Green.
Not quite as impressive were the close-enough calls of the seven of us who saw Zab Judah winning a decision over Lucas Matthysse, although every one of the seven of us had it unanimous and it was split. We all got the extra bonus for closest pick. There were no upsets on Saturday, but the most popular upset pick was Green: 14 went for him, including Road Warrior aka Hit Dog, whose team shared a nickname with Johnson himself. Miggs 88 was in second place going into the weekend, and he went bold with an all-upset slate of Marquez, Green, Matthysse and Vicente Escobedo over Robert Guerrero.
Everyone congratulate PK on his victory for 4.0. Then, gird your loins and ready your team names for 5.0, which takes us through to the end of 2010 and begins next weekend with Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito.
Until then, hear are your final 4.0 standings. As always, notify me of any tabulation errors and we'll adjudicate: