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The season of the underdog

As Bill makes his picks for Week 17, he points out two things: It's been the season of the underdogs and he can still catch the Sports Gal.

Updated: December 29, 2006, 2:35 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Before we get to the Week 17 picks, some amazing statistics for you:

1. Underdogs went 13-3 last week, bringing their record to 136-97-6 on the season.

2. Out of those 136 underdogs that covered, an astonishing 100 won their games outright (including 11 of 13 last week). I can't even rationally discuss this anymore.

3. Through 16 weeks, my wife (who knows absolutely nothing about football) is beating me by four games and stands nine games above .500. And in the process, she's ...

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