RJ and I enter my friend Dino's hockey pool every year, run by Officepools. This year the pool gained more attention because RJ has been in the top five for the past few months.
It's the first thing he checks when he wakes up and the last thing he sees before he goes to bed. The site is updated during the night so RJ mentally tallies his points for that night and compares it to the actual totals the next morning.
For those of you that know RJ, he's a number cruncher when it comes to finances and sports pools (which lead to finances). He will spend hours studying and analyzing the stats at the trade deadlines. Mapping out trades and how they will effect his total compared to the teams above him. RJ will call me at work to explain the pros/cons of trading Allison or keeping Jagr and how he should have gone with his gut and taken Ovenchkin.
'Winning the night' around our house has nothing to do with 'getting lucky' but with having the high score in the pool and making up ground on his competitors.
I'm not sure if anyone else spent as much time on the pool as RJ did, but for his perseverance I think he should get all three Stars of the Game.
P.S. It kills RJ inside to know that if he had just picked Alfredsson instead of Sundin, he would have won.