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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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.