Holy crap, you guys. More games. It's a wonder my Caps Lock key isn't broken yet. An even greater wonder: Arsenal on top at the halfway point. Greater still: more league points in 2013 than urrbody else. Screw your hyphenated 'season', the calendar year table is a trophy! We said it was!

Week 19 (Click it! You want to see the green! You NEED to see the green!)

Points IKTS
sluellwitz 17 2
silverace99 16 2
jellomon 14 2
HoodRiverDuck 14 1
Captain Kirk 3 13 3
hansdampf 13 2
SteakBaller 13 1
Adnan Ilyas 13 1
Scrupio 11 1
T.Coolguy 11 0
AndrewMain 9 1
Philly37 9 1
Astar 8 1
PowderedDonut 8 1
Sam5001 1 0

THE PODIUM: sluellwitz scores the most un-cup-aided weekly points so far this year, and needed every last one of them to hold off silverace99 and jellomon. The top two scored in an amazing 9 of 10 league matches this week. Nobody had done better than 7 until now.

CLEVER PICK OF THE WEEK: Everyone scored all the points (well, exceptSam5001), so everybody was clever. I'm giving it to Philly37 for his unending dedication to the craft in picking Stoke to beat Spuds 9-0.

CRISIS PICK OF THE WEEK: Sam5001 and yours truly liked the draw @ St. James Park. These stupid reverse jinx picks always bite you in the ass. ARSENAL 10-0 FROM NOW ON. But only if Bendtner starts.

Season Standings

Points IKTS
hansdampf 180 21
HoodRiverDuck 174 19
sluellwitz 169 18
silverace99 169 17
Captain Kirk 3 166 18
SteakBaller 163 17
Adnan Ilyas 160 18
jellomon 159 18
Scrupio 157 17
AndrewMain 148 17
T.Coolguy 144 12
Astar 138 12
Philly37 117 14
Sam5001 99 12
rzor 90 10
PowderedDonut 67 7
bmasson11 67 6
LePrince 32 4
Harold Harpoon 25 3
bearcatcardfan 16 1
DJ Holm 8 0

Just like Arsenal's precarious position atop the league table, I am very, very frightened of a couple bad weeks resulting in elimination from European random-number-generating competition next season.

IKTS Cup Sponsored by TSF Industries Standings

Ho hum. This week's match will certainly change the standings for the first time in a couple months, right?

IKTS, Week 20 (All times Eastern)

Wednesday, January 1:

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

Saturday, January 4: IKTSCSBTSFI!!!!!!!1

Arsenal vs Spurs (FA Cup third round), 12:15pm, FOX

Wait, what? Arsenal are on FOX? No, no, America: Spurs are on Fox.


Swansea City Manchester City
Southampton Chelsea
Arsenal Cardiff
Crystal Palace Norwich
Fulham West Ham
Liverpool Hull
Stoke Everton
Sunderland Aston Villa
West Brom Newcastle
Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur
Arsenal 24-0 Tottenham Hotspur

(OK, you can choose your own score for that last one.)

(Or not.)

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