Social Media NFL Week 5 Predictions

With a quarter of the 2012-13 NFL season in the books, the contenders and pretenders are starting to show themselves. If our weekly Social Media NFL predictions were a franchise, well let’s say that they would be a pretender. After last weekend’s showing of 7-8, social media’s picks stand at 30-33, not awful, but still far from great.

For those of you that are new to this series, each week I leverage social media buzz for each team over a two week period using Lithium Social Media Monitoring, plug them into some formulas then *BOOM* winners are picked (more details here). To add to the intrigue, I ask a friend from around the Internets for their picks. The weekly winner with the best record will receive $100 to a charity of their choice. So far Dave Folkens is leading the pack after notching 11 wins last week. This week’s contestant is Chicago’s very own author and blogger Gini Dietrich, click the video below to see how she picked:


 

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PICK BREAKDOWN

GINI: ARI, MIA, GB, BAL, ATL, NYG, PIT, SEA, CHI, MIN, NE, SF, NO, HOU

SOCIAL MEDIA: ARI, MIA, GB, BAL, ATL, NYG, PIT, SEA, CHI, MIN, NE, BUF, NO, HOU, GB

BYE: DAL, DET, OAK, TB

For those of you keeping score at home, there is only one game different in our picks – should be awesome or crappy. How are you picking this week’s games? We’d love to hear below.


9 comments
jeffespo
jeffespo

@ginidietrich did you do a happy dance? ;)

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

Alright! So I have to get 12 right. I can do this!

Awesome video. And yes, I am decked out in my Forte jersey and my lucky Bears socks!

jeffespo
jeffespo

@ginidietrich if you don't I am sending a packer card a day for a month ;)

jeffespo
jeffespo

@ginidietrich I am looking through stacks of sports cards when I get home to send you someting..

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