I used to get guys cursing at me at the back of my compline tape about "losing" comp selections at the half that ended up winning. Never got anyone praising me for selections winning at the half that ended up losing. Nice change of pace.
I'm not sure you helped VR very much, though. Always remember, it ain't over until Leon Lett does his pre-goal-line dance. Never write one of those little "W's" in a circle before the clock goes to zero To do so is the proven kiss of death.
I once wrote a "W" next to a team getting +3 and leading by 4 TD's with 2 minutes to go as they were the receiving team of a kick. They lost to the spread by fumbling 4 kicks and throwing a quick interception on the fifth kick all leading to instant TD's. I wrote a "W" in college ball next to a team getting +12 that went into OT. The other guys scored, and then on my team's chance to tie it, my team threw an Interception for another TD by the wrong team. The other guys won by 13 in OT and my +12 lost. I blame it all on the "W."
If you ever get the urge to light up a stogie with a $100 bill before the 3rd out in the last inning, RESIST.