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by TheCommish

Commish is currently in Mexico, where everyone seems to think Pacifico plus lime is the same thing as Bud Light Lime. It's infuriating. In other news, the Jets - the Jets! Playing a divisional game! - are our top pick. Absolutely nothing could go wrong here... read on >>


by TheCommish

Well, it had to come to an end at some point, right?> Dallas laid an absolute egg Monday night, and took out 27% of BFIG and 40% of Second Chance in the process. That leaves us with just 296 fierce souls battling for BFIG X's Title Belt - a Peterman QBR-like 4.3% of what we started with... read on >>


by TheCommish

With the Raiders going down Thursday night (5% of BFIG picks), this is already the second most destructive week since Week 3. And our top pick (the Cowboys) resides in what's been BFIG's worst overall division since inception... read on >>


by TheCommish

Not a single person here would bring the kickoff out of the endzone when down 29-27 to the undefeated Rams with two minutes left in the game and Aaron Rodgers as your quarterback. Right? Commish needs the type of moral support that only 16.5 BLLs can provide... read on >>


by TheCommish

We're on an unprecedented four-week tear. Our winning percentage, Weeks 4 through 7: 94.3%, 83.5%, 96.3%, 93.7%. We're at risk of entering the irrational confidence zone, when people go "Pats and Rams - Lock it in" because fear of future difficult picks has evaporated... read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish attended his first Iowa football game yesterday. The Hawkeyes won, 23 donut. Their victory song is about drinking beer. The most famous tailgating human is the Big Ass Turkey Leg guy. But above all this, it was their honorary captain that gave Commish teary eyes and a full football heart... read on >>


by TheCommish

BFIG vets know the ROMOCOASTER all too well. Pick the Tony Romo-led Cowboys, and you better buckle up. High scoring affairs. Wild finishes. "What the f*** just happened?!?" fourth quarter drama. After Monday night's game, is is time for the Rodgerscoaster?... read on >>


by TheCommish

It is my honor to announce that my SZN partner in crime, The GM, got married yesterday. It's my dishonor to announce that @TheGMs_Fiancee is woefully late in changing her username. Also, wins since 2016? Me: 6, The GM: 2, @TheGMs_Fiancee: 36... read on >>


by TheCommish

The Panthers were a huge BFIG pick last week, meaning there's now a 36 percent chance our champ will have survived on a buzzer-beating 63-yard field goal... read on >>


by TheCommish

Today, we're all (back) in. We're imbued with a glorious collective confidence. The couch, being slept on since you led your significant other astray in BFIG Week 1, no longer carries bad juju. Commish quickly compiled a list of days better than today... read on >>


by TheCommish

Hey, pendulum: SWING! This past weekend featured a bunch of overtime finishes, referees Brownsing the Browns, and the team-that-beat-the-Vikings losing 22-donut. It did not feature many BFIG knockouts. Oh, and @footballnovice now has 29 straight BFIG wins... read on >>


by TheCommish

The Chargers (33%) are our top pick, taking on the no-Jimmys at home. The Chargers are 1-2. The no-Jimmys are 1-2. Commish knows the no-Jimmys no longer have Jimmy, but please remember one of the Golden Survivor Rules: Records matter more than perception... read on >>


by TheCommish

Well, at least the Second Chance Pool will be a party. The Vikings' pounding at the hands of this year's "Could they even beat Alabama?" team was BFIG's second-worst loss ever by knockout rate. And overall, it was BFIG's third-worst week ever. We went 10-15 in our picks, and 76.1 percent of us lost... read on >>


by TheCommish

63 percent of BFIG is on the Vikings today, monstrous 16.5-point favorites over the TableSlammers at home. 63 percent of BFIG today knows the Vikings are a far-superior team. 63 percent of BFIG today is hoping the Vikings show up... read on >>


by TheCommish

You knew the Browns loss was happening from the moment Zane Gonzales missed his first extra point. We might look back at Week 2 and say "Saints pickers were super lucky" if both teams keep trending as they are. But for now, another Brownsy survivor escape... read on >>


by TheCommish

People picked ELIFACE on the road in a divisional game... Back on Planet Earth, Saints-Browns meets all the golden rules of survivor - ALL of them - but, but, but... And the pick comments give us Gurley boys, Philip Rivers in your basement, and the best Alex Smith t-shirt ever made... read on >>


by TheCommish

That was the worst Week 1 in BFIG history. We've been at this for 10 years. Easily the worst. Thanks, Drew, Ben, and Matt. You should have formed a boy band instead. Commish recaps the damage and looks forward... read on >>


by TheCommish

In this, the TENTH season-opening picks email in BFIG history, Commish wants to thank you... for ignoring all of his advice and forgetting disasters of BFIG past so damn quickly. Our top pick is the Saints at home vs. the Bucs? Again? Really?... read on >>


by TheCommish

Real football is BACK. And so is our first taste of 2018 pick comments and our first 2018 edition of Commish and BigDaddy's survivor power rankings. Is BigDaddy every bit the prophet he was last year? You're damn right he is... read on >>


by TheCommish

Remember when Commish said 2016 was "peak Brownsy Browns"? Yeah, about that... Despite moving to two picks per week in Week 10, the Browns still enabled three perfect BFIG seasons. It came down to the gutsiest pickoff pick ever... read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish joked about it all along... then it actually happened. With a 9-2 record, our HasselBracket champ is... read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish's parents live next to US Bank Stadium. I told @BigDaddy to get at least one celeb/athlete cameo every day. I've received Stefon Diggs and weather app screenshots instead. Which is kind of how a Patriots-Eagles Super Bowl makes most people feel... read on >>


by TheCommish

The Patriots are incredible. Of course Tom Brady is playing. If you ever had a doubt, then Commish has an interception-less Brett Favre game to sell you. Do this many of you actually believe in BORTLEMANIA!!! Or do you just hate the Pats? Let's see those picks... read on >>


by TheCommish

It's happening. It's all happening. If Bobby Bottle Service takes (OK, rides with?) his team to the Super Bowl, how are we celebrating? HOW?! In other news, no undefeated people are left. Will we see a 9-2 champ?... read on >>


by TheCommish

Last year, 17 folks went 11-0 in HasselBracket. This year, just 36 people survived the first weekend 4-0. And with the two NFC games being close matchups plus the ever-looming possibility of BORTLEMANIA!!! going mainstream, we may get a 10-1 or 9-2 HasselBracket champ... read on >>


by TheCommish

Mariota threw himself a touchdown pass, the Titans roared back to upset the Chiefs, the Falcons then promptly disposed of the Rams, and we had ourselves one of the most un-chalky days in SZN history. HasselBracket is still anyone's game... read on >>


by TheCommish

You know the adage by now. Say it with Commish. "You can't win BFIG without a little Moxie." If the Falcons win tonight, we have ourselves a BFIG champion. If the Rams win, well... read on >>


by TheCommish

Pop quiz, question 1: What is Houston and Indy's record in the last nine games? Q2: How many of the 524 Americans watching today's Houston-Indy game will be involved with The SZN? Commish has answers, plus each BFIG survivor's probability of winning both games today... read on >>


by TheCommish

We're nearly assured of a playoff tiebreaker to determine our champs. But deep into Sunday's Panthers-Bucs game, it didn't look that way. Down 19-15 (lol) with 39 seconds left, the biggest play of Carolina's season - and an incredibly high-leverage play for survivor - started like this... read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish has a fireside story for you on this Christmas Eve. Bundle up. Grab a cocoa... There once was a QB who should have been a soccer dad with a side gig as a world-class unoffensive Santa Claus. He once threw seven passes in a game, completed four of them, and smiled two times... read on >>


by TheCommish

Typically, weirdness is good. It gives you writing fodder and juicy storylines to ponder. But 2017 NFL weirdness leaves you grasping at patterns that don't exist. You start to doubt the virtues of weird. And then... THEN... in a flash of tall, white, and immobile mediocrity... read on >>


by TheCommish

Five of our final seven BFIGers are on Baltimore. If this game defies last year's Chargers-Browns result, we may well see a Week 17 showdown for the season nine title belt. If it sticks to the 2016 script, we may well crown a champion today... read on >>


by TheCommish

The Bills-Colts snowfest was (insert all the overused football adages here), in a way that made those football adages feel proper and relevant again. A battle of who wants it more. Hardnosed. Old school. REAL football. And it propelled four brave souls into BFIG's final seven... read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish saw the brutal Week 14 schedule. Commish knew a certain mediocre team was widely available. Commish saw the Geno. Commish bid adieuAdoo. Commish KNEW it would be tempting... But Commish did NOT think you'd actually do it. Have we learned nothing?! read on >>


by TheCommish

Our top BFIG pick is under .500. Our third pick is under .500. Our fourth pick is 3-8. Our fifth pick is 1-5 in its last six games. The survivor gods called me this morning. It went something like this... read on >>


by TheCommish

The Chiefs were the only BFIG pick to lose last week. The Chiefs were good. Now the Chiefs are bad. This ends Commish's tale. I've got hilarious BRANDO comments from Week 12. I've got a deeper look at BFIG's final 34. And yes, I've got 2017's first Golden Survival Spreadsheet... read on >>


by StatCzar

Over the last 15 NFL seasons, we've seen pleasure and pain, tragedy and triumph, greatness and whatever the f*** the Browns are doing. But we've seen just one look that, miraculously, has the ability to convey every single one of these things... at the same time. The Eli Face. read on >>


by TheCommish

BFIG could end any week now. Our ninth season is in the balance. Will it end because too many got cute by holding the Pats too long? Will it end because too many believed 0-16 was a Brownsy inevitability? Meanwhile, BRANDO!!! has 28 teams in play... again... read on >>


by TheCommish

In this week's rankings, BigDaddy predicts Browns victory and Marvin Lewis' firing, calls Andy Dalton a top-tier quarterback, and ponders whether Hugh Hefner is the coach of the Browns... ALL IN ONE BREATH... read on >>


by TheCommish

The man didn't even play well. Eli was nearly invisible. And yet, the 1-9 Giants went ahead and beat the listless Chiefs, anyway. For the millionth (and perhaps final necessary?) time, Survival Golden Rule #4: Never pick a game involving Eli Manning... read on >>


by TheCommish

You picked all 28 active teams in Third Chance Survivor. Eight picked the Browns. Someone picked Eli and the McAdoos. Someone picked Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Jay Cutler, in a game involving Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jay Cutler. Welcome (back) to the party, friends... read on >>


by TheCommish

Week 10 can be summed up as such: The Lions - owners of a BFIG-record 89 percent pick rate - sucked, threatening all former definitions of "catastrophe", then the Browns sucked more and order was restored. Boring. Not boring: Commish's BOLD prediction... read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish is tan and has been (possibly) drunk on BLL for days. LET'S PICKS! Things are about to get wild. We're now in two picks per week territory. Extra special facts and analysis coming right up... read on >>


by TheCommish

The Seattle and Houston losses dropped a good chunk from both pools. BFIG is down to 308, and Second Chance is down to 442. We now move to 2 picks per week in both competitions, which requires 2 * 2 + 2^2 BLLs every damn week because MATH... read on >>


by TheCommish

Our top pick is eerily familiar to one of BFIG's only majority pick losses just two years ago, but FIRST... When something so transcendent occurs - something greater than the sum of all NFL parts to this point - Commish must stop everything and pay homage... read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish is still in first and @BigDaddy is still in last, but we've moved on to FAR more important things: The Caldwell Choo Choo. It's the elite club that will change EVERYTHING... read on >>


by TheCommish

If you picked last week, you won (with just five total exceptions). You're probably like, "I know my stuff. Don't listen to Mom. Don't listen to Commish. BLOCK OUT THE NOISE!" If that's you, well, you're wrong... read on >>


by TheCommish

This week marks the fourth time this season that at least 25 percent of BFIG is picking against the Browns. In three of the weeks we didn't, they played the Colts, Jets, and Bengals. We're 2,792-0 when going anti-Browns this year... will the fun ever end? read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish dug DEEP into his well of BFIG stats to put this season in proper context. How did the two seasons with lower survival rates at this juncture turn out? Plus, Commish and BigDaddy deliver your Week 8 power rankings... read on >>


by TheCommish

We violated so many rules this week. SO MANY RULES. Are we even gonna make it to Week 10? Are that many people really picking against Green Bay? Are people really backing Jay Cutler in a 2017 survivor pool?!... read on >>


by TheCommish

YOU BET YOUR ASS WE DID A VIDEO. Check out the first ever *extremely professional* video recording of Commish and BigDaddy's weekly survivor power rankings. Rampant mediocrity! Small spreads! Inconsistent teams! Find your truth in our predictions... read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish should have been bolder. The signs were there. The history was there. The predictions were there. In a season already in contention for "Weirdest BFIG season ever," Commish should have known Week 6 - a slate that looked as cakey-cake as cake gets - would have iced it... read on >>


by TheCommish

Can Commish make you scared about a slate featuring four giant favorites at home against the NFL's bottom-feeders? Lol. I've been preparing my whole life for this... read on >>


by TheCommish

With favorites losing everywhere, the past two weeks have been brutal. But Commish is less concerned with our power ranking performance, and more concerned with @BigDaddy's plan to sell millions of Jim Caldwell t-shirts... read on >>


by TheCommish

We have an early frontrunner for 2017's "Worst Survival Team." @BigDaddy said it himself, in last week's power rankings: "If Big Ben doesn't have a good game, they lose. If the throws three picks, they lose. Pittsburgh's built that way." Well, how about five picks?... read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish has never seen a set of pick comments like this week's comments. It was like you all stared at the slate of Week 5 games, blinked a few times, stared for another minute to make sure you understood, and collectively said, "Commish, what the f*** are you doing to me here?!"... read on >>


by TheCommish

@BigDaddy might be falling further behind in the standings, but he just unleashed one of the more epic football rants of his lifetime... against the team he ranks #1 this week. Just another, completely sensible edition of your survivor power rankings! read on >>


by TheCommish

Second Chance Survivor starts NOW. $15K in prizes; $10K to the champ. Commish has the things you need to do today, plus a recap of a wild Week 4 that nearly dropped BFIG down to its final 11 percent... read on >>


by TheCommish

The Seattle Seahawks are not (currently) a good football team. That didn't stop nearly half of us from backing a 1-2 team with maybe the decade's worst offensive line. Commish thinks he knows why, and he takes you back a few years to explain it... read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish is holding on to his season lead after a brutal Week 3. We all have the Packers near the top (again), @LibbySims thinks the Patriots are gonna get beat, and @BigDaddy continues railing on pretty boys while taking full credit for Jim Caldwell's contract extension... read on >>


by TheCommish

Think Jets-Browns games can't be exciting? THINK AGAIN! You can now do FREE weekly pick'ems with your friends. Play for a $10 side pot. NAY. Play for a $1,000,000 side pot!!! read on >>


by TheCommish

SZN's mobile website now works like an app... except it's better than an app because we don't hound you with notifications you don't want and don't take up ANY space. Do these two things to turn SZN into your phone's best "app"... read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish hopes we can get back to football for football's sake. I'm guessing you hope so, too. And, ironically, the fastest way there might be putting the focus back on Colin Kaepernick and his original intent... read on >>


by TheCommish

After our most prolific Week 2 in BFIG history, we nearly had our most disastrous Week 3 in BFIG history. We narrowly avoided the Survivorpocalypse, on the wings of the game's two best quarterbacks... read on >>


by TheCommish

Never has Commish ever seen so much hate spewed in your pick comments. Never has Commish ever seen so many Hedge of Happiness picks. And never has Commish ever been so perplexed. This should be the PERFECT week to root fully against the Packers... read on >>


by TheCommish

It's tight at the top, with three powerhouse teams to choose from. Do you burn one of the title favorites, or do you save them for later? BigDaddy and Commish don't quite see eye to eye, but they do agree on Jim Caldwell's talent for selling donuts... read on >>


by TheCommish

That was our most prolific Week 2 in BFIG history. Commish was like, "We're too confident." The NFL's shit teams were like, (poop emoji poop emoji... human bitmoji spiking football into poop emoji). See how our Week 2 performance compared to previous years... read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish can feel the overconfidence. We're all a little too "Brett Favre when he sees it's ONLY double coverage" right now. Sometime last season, our picking became about the stankness of the stank instead of the greatness of the great. We're due for a correction soon... read on >>


by TheCommish

THE RAMS: Good? THE COLTS: What the f*** did we just watch? THE BROWNS: Good lord they're Brownsy again... but wait, maybe they're not? THE TEXANS: Woof. We fared pretty well in the first week of BFIG's ninth season. Where we go from here is anyone's guess... read on >>


by TheCommish

The Raiders look like a mortal lock at home to the Jets... is there scenario in which they lose? @BigDaddy thinks there is. Plus, we question the 13.5-point-favorite Seahawks, and reflect on Browns Brownsiness... read on >>


by TheCommish

Circa year 4 of BFIG, Commish started talking like he knew how this survivor thing goes. He'd seen the patterns, crunched the numbers. Now, in year 9, well... lol. Commish has a new approach: WATCH FOOTBALL EAT NACHOS DRINK BUD LIGHT LIME. And let the survivor-induced craziness wash over us... read on >>


by TheCommish

Picture Commish, Bud Light Lime'd up after a furious pick comment review, literally jumping in the air and GRONKSPIKING his laptop keyboard... three times bc shit is hard to click... to send this email. REAL FOOTBALL. HERE WE GO! read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish and his dad, @BigDaddy, are at it again. This year, we're ranking all favored teams by how good of a survivor pick they'd be. Should you listen to us? DEFINITELY I have no f***ing idea... read on >>


by TheCommish

BFIG is entering its 9th year. More than 10,000 picks have been made. More than 10,000 title belt dreams have been crushed. Do teams equally split the dream crushing? Hell no. Learn which five teams can't WAIT to torpedo your $50,000 dreams... read on >>


by TheCommish

We all BADLY want to survive Week 1. But that doesn't mean you're running to Tom and Bill. The weekly "You've Got Moxie, Kid" Award is BFIG's oldest tradition, given to the person with the boldest pick. Here's an early shot at ranking Week 1's games by Moxie level. read on >>


by TheCommish

Let this NFL season's first comments party begin. Take 2017's first poll, and Commish will feature some of the better ideas (though I'm not sure "better" is the right word here)... read on >>


by TheCommish

In 2010, @joepreiner (BFIG's first-ever Second Chance champ) was riled up over his Week 1 win. He was probably drunk. His Bears-Lions themed "I Will Survive" parody birthed a level of commenting absurdity this world had never seen. Now it's forever immortalized... read on >>


by TheCommish

One year after the most brutal survival season on record, the pendulum absolutely... well, it absolutely Brownsed. Cleveland accounted for more BFIG victories in 2016 than the *total* of any BFIG season prior, forcing the Title Belt to be decided by the largest tiebreaker in BFIG history... read on >>


by TheCommish

I sent off the "OH YES WE'RE BACK" email this morning, and I've already received two responses from people claiming to be Bud Light Lime drunk. IT'S SO GOOD TO BE BACK. Now, tell me what you want to read this SZN... read on >>


by TheCommish

In a historic, unprecedented, controversial, and UNASSAILABLY DRAMATIC event, Commish reveals our final #LOVE Forecast results one by one until we determine The SZN's inaugural Bachelor Rosedown champion. read on >>


by TheCommish

You start to "get it" around age 10. Lucky for me, the late 90s were stacked with incredible March Madness moments. From Bryce Drew's Valpo miracle to Rip Hamilton's chaos-redefining buzzer-beater, these are my most cherished March memories... read on >>


by TheCommish

March Madness is what it is because of the chaos and imperfection. So why do all March Madness competitions revolve around the picks and not the Madness? THAT'S ABOUT TO CHANGE! read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish's latest invention: LIMITED RECALL BACHELOR RECAPS! These are recaps written a minimum of three days later, without the ability to re-watch the show, having only paid marginal attention to the original airing due to excessive ice cream and Cheetos consumption. read on >>


by TheCommish

Despite malfunctioning while performing THE ONLY THING IT WAS DESIGNED TO DO, Corinne the Blonde Sex Robot is one of three women with a chance to win The Bachelor. Here's how it unfolded... read on >>


by TheCommish

Nick sends six - six! - women home as he barrels toward an emotional breakdown. And after five episodes, we finally get to hear from Whitney! She has a LOT to say. And what she says moves humanity forward in a way only The Bachelor can produce... read on >>


by TheCommish

Nick gets upstaged by the Backstreet Boys to such a ridiculous extent that he has to be convinced the women only went on the show to meet BSB. Then Nick cries on a first date with Vanessa, but only after Corinne has him lick whipped cream off her boobs. LET'S RECAP! read on >>


by TheCommish

The season ended in an eerily similar way to BFIG 2014, the only other time the race for sports most coveted title belt lasted till the Divisional Round. Commish gives you the results, and outlines how our final two could have won $2.54 million with their picks... read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish reveals the HasselBracket leaderboard with three picks to go, and reveals just what happens when you pick against the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs. Seriously. If there's ONE thing you learn from me... read on >>


by TheCommish

Door 1: Episode 2 was lame. Everyone was hammered, Nick was a word slurring machine, Corinne is the Kobe Bryant of Bachelor ball sharing, and there was no rose ceremony. Door 2: Episode 2 was transcendent and transformative because of FRANCO!! We choose door 2! read on >>


by TheCommish

One man went 21-0 (including two wins per week since Week 10) and capped it off with a 4-0 pickoff. SHOW HIM WHAT HE'S WON! Commish also recaps HasselBracket round 1, and agonizes over the hardest playoff betting decision of his life... read on >>


by TheCommish

You could say this is a recap of episode 1, but mostly it's a recap of Dolphin Girl. Because 1) Dolphin Girl is the best, and 2) Dolphin Girl just set a new Bachelor franchise record for "Most hammered to still receive a rose." read on >>


by TheCommish

The Steelers garnered 95% of picks in their game against the Dolphins and are favored by over 10 points... so why is Miami the highest leverage pick of the weekend? Commish explains, and reveals the pickoffs for all the BFIG (and NBA) marbles... read on >>


by TheCommish

You think Commish and GM brought shtick to football season... just you wait for what we bring to this. Bachelor might not be your favorite show. It might actually be your least favorite show. That's all about to change... read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish breaks down the top contenders' final week picks, ponders whether BORTLEMANIA!! is about to hit its peak, and brings in @BigDaddy - who waxes poetic on blind squirrels' ability to predict football games - to make Week 17 predictions... read on >>


by TheCommish

It's BFIG Championship Week - do you know anyone with a shot at the Belt? Commish lays out the favorites, supplies the Golden Spreadsheet to end all spreadsheets, and pays homage to the Cleveland Browns... read on >>


by TheCommish

The highest number of teams we'd picked in Week 16, prior to this year: Four. Number of teams in play this week: 19. We've more or less quintupled our previous record for Week 16 variance, and things are about to get weird... read on >>


by TheCommish

For a good number of BFIG combatants, this man took your flickering Title Belt dreams and, over the course of a few short Bud Light Lime-infused hours, made them glow with the renewed faith of 100,000 Texans fans... read on >>


by TheCommish

Commish never thought a Tiebreaker leaderboard would be required at this juncture, but here we are. Our invincibility (really just NFL favorites' absurd hot streak, paired with the Browns, Niners, and Jags absolute futility) has created logjam at the top... read on >>


by TheCommish

You have a big influence on where we take this place. This survey is just 5 minutes. *Commish pinky promise.* Tell us what you like and don't like, and give your take on some important questions about our future. read on >>


by TheCommish

We weave back through our biggest picks each week to see who we've picked against most. The answers certainly surprised Commish. Plus, the most entertaining Moxie Award of the season, and David Mick's lockity lock of the week... read on >>


by TheCommish

Fresh off our best week ever (10-5-1), we're ready to do more damage. But we start by reflecting on whether there's a better way to pick the games, and whether this all might just be random, anyway... read on >>


by TheCommish

Our first-ever NBA Survivor is down to the final seven. When you're making your 15th and 16th NBA survivor picks, well, hilarity often ensues. Commish breaks down the games picked this week, including Lakers vs. Sixers. Yes, you read that right. read on >>


by TheCommish

We've made the Detroit Lions the heaviest BFIG pick of the year - 60 percent of title pool picks and a staggering 81% usage rate. Do we feel good about it? We can't possibly feel good about it. Fast facts, weekly awards, and amazing pick comments await... read on >>


by TheCommish

We're amid our first real rough patch of the year. But BigDaddy has a few key pieces of inside information: 1) The Dolphins had a legit excuse for their blowout loss to Baltimore last week, and 2) What it takes to beat Belichick. read on >>


by TheCommish

The Pats are on top (again), the Browns are on the bottom (again), and the Raiders, Lions, and Falcons just might determine our fate (again). Hold up, the Lions and Raiders? That last part is definitely new. read on >>


by TheCommish

Our top pick garnered just 20 percent of total picks - by FAR the lowest total in BFIG history. Get a healthy dose of fast facts, plus what it's like to ride the Packers as a Bears fan, and roommates committing BFIG treason. read on >>


by TheCommish

One week before we rendezvous at Lambeau Field for Packers-Texans, I asked @BigDaddy what his craziest Packers game experience was. His answer was WAY better than I expected. (Oh, and we're still pretty hot with our picks!) read on >>


by TheCommish

Everything is exciting. Everything is intense. Yet, nothing really makes sense. Welcome to your 2016 NFL survivor reality. Will we end the season with something absurd like 100 survivors? read on >>


by TheCommish

The history of Eli Manning in BFIG is short... and painful. We've basically avoided the Giants for five years because of it, and yet... this week's to pick is Eli Manning in a road game. (Survival) godspeed, everyone. read on >>


by TheCommish

We're 10-5-2 in our last 17 games. We think we're on a heater. BigDaddy is changing his predictions at the last second just for fun. We DO cover some legitimate topics, though, such as underdogs' aggregate performance against the spread since 2003. read on >>


by Hmchu

It's increasingly looking like 17-0 will be required to take home this year's BFIG Title Belt. Who has the best shot at doing so after their Week 11 wins? Let's unveil the probabilities... read on >>


by TheCommish

It's a week of big favorites, yet none of our top five picks feel safe. Why is that? Commish will tell you each team's reason, in three words or less. Plus, the rise of Elisha Manning, a near-Browns pick, and David Mick isn't yet recanting his Bears Super Bowl pick... read on >>


by TheCommish

In a week full of big favorites, we think a bunch of teams will win without covering the spread. Also: BigDaddy's thoughts on what can fix the Vikings, what makes good NFL teams good, and how Goff's first start will end. read on >>


by TheCommish

The title pool is down to less than 10 percent of its original size. Commish has been relatively light on stats and analysis compared to previous seasons. Consider today the day that changes... read on >>


by TheCommish

The best takes from our first three weeks of NBA survivor: Adam Silver's likelihood to join SZN, the Mt. Rushmore of idiotic athlete quotes, and the Warriors blowing a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals... read on >>


by TheCommish

Two-Week Survivor is like BFIG on steroids, with at least a 33 percent chance you'll consider picking an AFC South team to win a football game. READ THIS POST, then click the link at the bottom to join and make your picks. read on >>


by TheCommish

What it really feels like to be a Chargers fan picking the Chargers in a survival pool... The man who is going to win BOTH BFIG and NBA Survivor... The best description ever invented for the Jacksonville Jaguars... It's your Week 10 NFL take-a-thon! read on >>


by TheCommish

We made Arizona our most concentrated pick so far this year, and our top two picks account for more than 90 percent of all selections. Will our confidence pay off, or will we go up in flames? Here's your Week 10 picks. read on >>


by TheCommish

We've been picking games together for years. There's a 2 percent chance we were born for this. It's time to find out. read on >>


by TheCommish

While some of us have been celebrating since Tuesday night, others of us have been dragging. Sports shouldn't be an escape - the world's issues, and the people affected by those issues, deserve our attention. But sports play an irreplaceable role in society - a role Commish believes is irreplaceably good. read on >>


by TheCommish

Uncovering what happens in the Arrowhead Stadium champagne room, our first INVERSE Hedge of Happiness, and contemplating the mightiness of Garbage Time Bortles. It's your Week 9 picks and comments! read on >>


by TheCommish

I'd like to say we saw this one coming, but... get the f*** out of here. You did not see this one coming. The best of Week 8, and everything you need to know for Week 9 right here! read on >>


by TheCommish

One of SZN's most cherished traditions is naming - then awarding - the coveted Second Chance trophy. Do we honor Rex? Crabtree? Sammy Sleeves? Help choose this year's name. read on >>


by TheCommish

The first week of our first-ever NBA survivor is in the books. How'd we do? Where'd we falter? And will any game top the very first in survivor drama? read on >>


by TheCommish

We search for a way to identify our frontrunners, find one brave soul picking the Cleveland Browns, and learn about the indelible game of Beeriokart. It's your Week 8 picks and comments! read on >>


by TheCommish

It's gonna feel like BFIG, only it involves J.R. Smith launching reckless threes with blatant disregard for any form of basketball consciousness. What could be better?!?! read on >>


by TheCommish

Now's the time of year when people write me and say, "Yo, Commish, this is getting serious. I think I need to math, but I can't really math." Tim and I are here to help. read on >>


by TheCommish

Everything worth recapping from Week 7, including the second-best mouthguard gif in world history and a pair of classic missed field goal reactions, and everything you need to know for Week 8. read on >>


by TheCommish

NFL viewership is way down in 2016. Could the way we consume football games be changing? We put up a SZN poll to find out... read on >>


by TheCommish

What makes Vontaze Burfict different from other dirty players, academic discussions of what constitutes a "shitload," and enormous faith in Brock Osweiler. It's your Week 7 picks and comments! read on >>


by TheCommish

Everything worth recapping from Week 6, including an impossibly good video depiction of 2016 Chicago Bears fandom, and everything you need to know for Week 7. read on >>


by TheCommish

Sports media is abuzz with guesses as to why the NFL ratings are (way, way) down from last year. Could our viewing habits point to a reason? read on >>


by TheCommish

The best Cody Kessler story ever told, chronicles of a true Chargers die-hard, and professional sports best all-hair team. It's your Week 6 picks and comments! read on >>


by TheCommish

Everything worth recapping from Week 5 - Clipboard Jesus! Unprecedented survival rates! Eff you, Goodell touchdown celebration! - and everything you need to know for Week 6. read on >>


by TheCommish

Rethinking the Hedge of Happiness, revealing The GM's true identity, and digging deep into Bud Light Lime's new competitor. It's your Week 5 picks and comments! read on >>


by TheCommish

Everything worth recapping from Week 4 - more pumps! bad good teams! good bad teams! Jason Garrett aerobics videos! - and everything you need to know for Week 5. read on >>


by TheCommish

The definitive checklist to trusting Andy Dalton, why the Bengals are the Timberwolves reincarnated, and how a physics principle can explain Cleveland football. It's your Week 4 picks and comments! read on >>


by TheCommish

Everything worth recapping from Week 3 - that was one of our most Brownstacular escapes ever - and everything you need to know for Week 4. read on >>


by TheCommish

How an 0-2 team as our majority pick makes Commish feel, Bryan Harris the Harambe killer speaks, and the definitive list of famous Codys. It's your Week 3 picks and comments! read on >>


by TheCommish

Vote in The SZN's first poll of 2016! If your prediction ends up being right, you win a lifetime of Commish's adoration and respect. read on >>


by BigBallsDickson

What do you get when you combine FiveThirtyEight's ELO data with BFIG's pick distributions? You get some damn interesting (and comical and ridiculous) insights and visualizations. read on >>


by amarshall1717

I got exclusive access to Russell Wilson's gameday communications. His fourth quarter phone calls in each of the first two weeks - one to God and the other to Jesus - explain so much about his tenure as Seahawks quarterback. read on >>


by GTdaLEGEND

As an OG BFIG'er, this was my eighth BFIG loss. It might get more predictable, but it doesn't get any easier. All you rookies might not know how to cope with losing so soon, so I present to you the four stages of BFIG early-season elimination grief. read on >>


by TheCommish

Everything worth recapping from Week 2 - the Lions Lionsing! the Browns Brownsing! the Seahawks... Ramsing? - and everything you need to know for Week 3. read on >>


by TheCommish

John Stamos stealing girlfriends, the seven sides of Siemian, majority pick terror, general Week 2 terror, and Bachelorette contestants among us. It's your Week 2 picks and comments! read on >>


by TheCommish

Everything worth recapping from Week 1 - near-catastrophes! cheetahs in helmets! the terrifying part about Jeff Fisher! - and everything you need to know for Week 2. read on >>


by TheCommish

The football season's first PICKS email is like the first bite of chocolate cake your (super cruel; wtf?!) mother made you wait 24 hours to eat. The weekly pick comments - featured here - are the best part about BFIG! read on >>


by TheCommish

Tomorrow is 2016's first NFL Sunday. Tomorrow is new, but tomorrow is old. The NFL changes a bunch, but the NFL stays the same. BFIG 2016 won't be like BFIG 2015, but it'll certainly be familiar. HIT IT, COMMISH! read on >>


by TheCommish

The time has come. Let's watch some football together. read on >>


by TheCommish

To honor how far we've come, Commish is gonna take you on a trip through BFIG memory lane. Grab some Jujubes. Maybe some Sno-Caps. read on >>


by TheCommish

We didn't know the depths of survival sadness until we met these guys. You're gonna have to trust a lot of teams... just don't trust the Washington Dumpster Fire. (Part 5 of our "torpedoed dreams" series.) read on >>


by TheCommish

Sometimes, the Patriots lose. Could you look yourself in the mirror ever again if they knocked you out of BFIG? (Part 4 of our "torpedoed dreams" series.) read on >>


by TheCommish

When the Browns pull a Browns, don't come crying to Commish. You're gonna have to trust a lot of teams... just don't trust the Cleveland Browns. (Part 3 of our "torpedoed dreams" series.) read on >>


by TheCommish

The Eagles are unconscionably futile when it matters most. You're gonna have to trust a lot of teams... just don't trust the Eagles. (Part 2 of our "torpedoed dreams" series.) read on >>


by TheCommish

Their perennial soul crushing knows no bounds. You're gonna have to trust a lot of teams... just don't trust the Saints. (Part 1 of our "torpedoed dreams" series.) read on >>


by TheCommish

Week 2, 2015 will forever be remembered as The Survivorpocalypse. Six of our top seven picks lost. The Bucs, Raiders, Jags, Browns, and Dumpster Fire won IN THE SAME WEEK. Scores of pools around the nation actually ended in Week 2. But we survived. And this is our story... read on >>


by TheCommish

In Week 6, 2015, you really outdid yourselves. For posterity's sake, and for our collective enjoyment, I present to you the fine, fine work of your football brethren's questionably-sane-but-irrefutably-amazing minds... read on >>


by TheCommish

Remember Dez Bryant's catch incompletion in the Cowboys-Packers playoff game? Yeah. That might have decided BFIG 2014... read on >>


by TheCommish

Everything that is good about the NFL, about survival, and about borderline-psychotic underdog bets combined to produce as perfect a survivor season as you'll find. It ended just how you'd expect a storybook season to end: An OG BFIG'er, newly belted and drunk in an outdoor Icelandic tub, raising a frosty brew to the Viking Survival gods... read on >>


by TheCommish

2012 BFIG: The Movie was like a horror film in reverse. We started with several weeks of sheer terror, then hit an oddly long stretch of peace, and ended with a bang. We had our best Week 1 ever, racking up 230 wins to just 17 losses. "We got this," the BFIG masses said in unison. Then came Week 2... read on >>


by TheCommish

After two seasons where a field of less than 100 entrants made it 17 weeks and 16 weeks, respectively, The Commish was left to wonder whether his network should collectively quit its day jobs and start an offshore gambling operation. Turns out just one man had what it took to stop us. His name was Eli Manning... read on >>


by TheCommish

Ken Sofer considered himself dead many moons ago. He wrote himself off on several occasions, at one point waxing poetic about Edgar Allan Poe instead of considering the absurd thought that he might take home BFIG's Title Belt. An overtime field goal saved him in Week 7. An overtime field goal saved him in Week 8. And yes, an overtime field goal saved him in Week 9... read on >>


by TheCommish

When Commish made the inaugural call, 46 fearless souls - mostly friends, family, and co-workers - climbed aboard. The very last of the 46 was Commish's roommate, Joshua Masayoshi Huff. While Josh's reluctance was perhaps a reflection of BFIG's laughably bootstrapped initial state, his perfect season paved the way for a sports community steeped in unrivaled lore and swagger. read on >>


by TheCommish

At halftime, the texts and emails began. "No f***ing way this is happening," you said. After three quarters, the conspiracy theories emerged. "What is this guy's REAL name?" you asked... read on >>