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Monday, January 19, 2009
You called it: Picking score proved too tough

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Cardinals succeeded on a two-point conversion try. The Eagles failed on one after  missing an extra-point attempt earlier.

These were the sorts of things that kept our Wall of Fame intact even though 70 people leaving comments in the latest "You called it" entry forecast the Cardinals' victory over the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game.

Four of the 70 came within two points of hitting the 32-25 final score. None came closer. DiLune2, RedBirdSupremacy, bartcatz and dickster944 led the way. All four picked a 31-24 victory for the Cardinals. Seven others came within three points: cyclonem31 (31-27), tonedogggcn13 (31-23), Chaz-cardsfan (34-24), alvaden (30-24), DodgerFan623 (31-27), Dolgar2 (31-23) and AZisBack (34-24).

Our four members of the Wall of Fame remain unaffected:

We'll begin taking Super Bowl XLIII predictions next week.

The fine print: Those submitting predictions for "You called it" must pick the winner correctly for their scores to be considered. Scoring is easy to calculate. The difference between a 20-17 prediction and a 31-14 outcome would be 14 points. We would calculate this by adding the difference between 20 and 31 to the difference between 17 and 14.