These games keep on happening. And since Brad Masson had a lot of gratuitous, totally-not-in-the-source-material screen time in the new Hobbit movie, I wasn't sure if he'd have the time to get this up before Boxing Day. (And what the hell is that, anyway? THIS IS AMERICA. THE GIFTS ARE FOR US.)

Anyway Brad, just let me know if you want to take back over, but I'll start pumping them out again because OH MY GOD SO MANY GAMES.

Week 17 (This is a fancy hidden link to the Google Sheet)

Points IKTS
AndrewMain 15 2
hansdampf 13 2
Captain Kirk 3 13 1
T.Coolguy 12 2
sluellwitz 10 1
SteakBaller 10 1
HoodRiverDuck 9 1
Astar 9 1
Adnan Ilyas 8 1
jellomon 7 1
Scrupio 5 1
silverace99 5 0

Lot of points this week. Andrew Main making up for lost time, hansdampf kicking my title aspirations to the curb, and Captain Kirk 3 with another trip up to the podium as well.

CLEVER PICK OF THE WEEK: Captain Kirk 3 was the only one to predict a draw between Arsenal and Chelsea. But come on man, nobody wanted to see that shit. Put it away. Also, if you're Captain Kirk 3 does that make you David Marcus Kirk? (TOTAL NERD REFERENCE I HAD TO LOOK UP ON THE INTERNETS, I SWEAR.)

CRISIS PICK OF THE WEEK: Me and silverace99 liked Swansea to hold on for the 1-1 draw against Everton. Thank you ever so much, Ross Barkley's magical right foot. Seriously, that free kick gave seven people the full 3 points.

Season Standings

Points IKTS
hansdampf 160 19
HoodRiverDuck 154 18
Adnan Ilyas 146 17
sluellwitz 146 16
silverace99 146 15
Captain Kirk 3 144 14
Scrupio 142 16
SteakBaller 142 15
jellomon 138 16
AndrewMain 132 16
T.Coolguy 125 12
Astar 122 11
Philly37 97 11
rzor 90 10
Sam5001 89 12
bmasson11 67 6
PowderedDonut 59 6
LePrince 32 4
Harold Harpoon 25 3
bearcatcardfan 16 1
DJ Holm 8 0

I thought I was hot shit. But I was only diarrhea. As for the rest of the table, it looks an awful lot like the Prem's. So freaking close still. Long season ahead of us.

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These will return when there is something new to report.

IKTS, Week 18 (All times Eastern):

Thursday, December 26:
Hull City vs Manchester United, 7:45am, NBC Sports Network
Chelsea vs Swansea City, 10am, NBCSN
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
West Ham United vs Arsenal, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Cardiff City vs Southampton, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Everton vs Sunderland, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Newcastle vs Stoke City, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Norwich City vs Fulham, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Tottenham Hotspur vs West Bromwich Albion, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Manchester City vs Liverpool, 12:30pm, NBC Sports Network & mun2


Hull Manchester United

Chelsea Swansea

Aston Villa Crystal Palace

West Ham Arsenal

Cardiff Southampton

Everton Sunderland

Newcastle Stoke

Norwich Fulham

Tottenham WBA

Manchester City Liverpool

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