Note: This is a good chance for all those lurkers out there to get a first post under their belt.
Ok, time for Gonelong's 5th annual Reds Win prediction thread. Similar to years past my requests are minimal:
1) We are not predicting a record here, but a range of 5 Wins you think the Reds will fall into. (Max range of 5 Ws, and not give or take 5 (a 10 W range).
2) Lets make our prediction as if your house was being bet on it. (Please no 162 Ws, etc ? we have other threads available for this)
3) I will be at home on opening day this year, not having a ticket, I'll be watching the game on the tube. (Please let this be on in HD!) I'll average the range in and come to a "Redszone consensus" (Hey, I just invented an Oxymoron!)
4) If I am feeling particularly sassy, I might just retroactively figure the first 4 Redszone's predictions and see how we "optimistic", "pessimistic", or "realistic" we are as a group.
Here are the historical prediction threads, if anyone wants to check on their past performance:
I realize there is a VERY similar thread on sticky at this point. Feel free to ignore this one, I won't be put out either way.
My prediction for 2006 Range of Reds Wins is between 72-77 Ws.
Edit: Ok, shame on all of you for not calling me out on "range of 5 W's" for the past 4 seasons. 72-77 is actually a range of six ... 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, & 77