Yes, I predicted the **outcome** of the game results and not *mere incidentals* like covering the spread or not.

If predicting **the correct outcome **earns no points because of some kind of side bet like the spread,

then I would have predicted something other than **the correct outcome**. A win is a **win**. A sweep is a **sweep**.

I didn't ask for bonus points, but certainly if the name of the game is "pick em" and the verbiage

says **points are awarded for picking the correct outcome**, and** I picked the correct outcome**,

then I expect the** points**. If there's a weasel clause to renege based on the spread, I still correctly

picked the true and correct** outcome** = victory. I know the truth is that I picked the correct outcome (I said sweep and **the Vols swept**) so if someone got points who didn't pick the same way I did, then they lost no matter how shiny they attempt to polish that turd that they try to pass off as an alternative "correct outcome."

Either way it's scored, I'm happy knowing I predicted 100% correctly **the outcome** (which only means one thing) each time whether it is correctly recognized or not. If** the correct outcome **is **not** the "em" that we are to pick, then it would be nice to know that the goalposts had been moved after the season started. I saw the fine print about the 4 runs or more later after** I already picked the correct outcome **but I also read picking the correct outcome was the object of the game ultimately and not by how many runs we won by, because that is certainly NOT just the correct outcome but is a factor that leads to the outcome of the sweep since we won all the games just as I predicted correctly.

Is there a different kind of contest going where we're predicting against the spread now too? That would be cool. If there is, I'll look forward to that thread as it should be separate from the pick em since pick em is the outcome contest and nothing to do with the spread.

Updated: Okay. I just saw in smaller print that this was the special handicapped league instead of the real deal. In that case, you guys who didn't pick sweep won too. ;-)