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  1. ctpatsfan77

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    I've been wanting to try this for a while, so here goes:

    The goal is simple--pick the winners of as many games as possible. No spreads, just straight up winners. (If you think Dallas beats Cleveland, pick Dallas.)

    This week's games are:

    Thursday:
    Washington @ Giants

    Sunday:
    Detroit @ Atlanta
    Cincinnati @ Baltimore
    Seattle @ Buffalo
    Jets @ Dolphins*
    Kansas City @ New England
    Tampa Bay @ New Orleans
    St. Louis @ Philadelphia
    Houston @ Pittsburgh
    Jacksonville @ Tennessee
    Dallas @ Cleveland
    Carolina @ San Diego
    Arizona @ San Francisco
    Chicago @ Indianapolis
    Minnesota @ Green Bay
    Denver @ Oakland

    The trick, though, is in the scoring: you get one point for every "player" who misses a particular game. A "player" is anyone who registers at least one pick that week. In addition, there will be two "guest" votes each week to add points to the pot:
    (1) "Majority Rules"--the team that gets the larger number of votes gets an additional vote. [If it's split 50-50, the home team gets the vote.]
    (2) "Guest Pundit"--the guest pundit will pick after all the games have been played, and will still get every pick wrong. :) [This is to ensure that every game is worth at least one point.] This week's "Guest Pundit" will be "Marshall Faulk."
    Also, if you forget a pick, or decide not to pick a winner, you automatically get it wrong.

    Example: 18 PatsFans posters play. 12 pick Seattle, 6 pick Buffalo. MajorityRules is an extra vote for Seattle. If Seattle wins, the players who pick Seattle each get 6 + 1 (for the Guest Pundit), or 7 points. If Buffalo wins, the players who pick Buffalo each get 12 + 1 (for Majority Rules) + 1 (for the GP), or 14 points. If the game ends up a tie, the game is thrown out, and no one earns points.

    The picks are due by noon ET on Sunday. Note that games played on Thursday or Saturdays are BONUS games: if you pick them right, you get 10 points. If you pick them wrong, or miss the deadline, there's no penalty.


    I want to do this all season long; I hope this goes well. :)

    [Note: I edited to hopefully make this clearer.]
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2008
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    #24 Jersey

    I have no Idea what you are talking about.

    I just dont get how this works.
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    OK. The goal is to pick the winner of every game, no spreads. In other words, if you think KC beats NE, you pick KC. If you think NE wins, you pick NE.

    The rest of the post is the scoring system (big rewards if you're willing to take a risk in a game with a heavy favorite, small rewards for making "obvious" picks).

    As a simple example of what you need to do, here is my entry for this week.

    Thursday:
    Washington

    Sunday:
    Detroit
    Cincinnati
    Buffalo
    Miami
    New England
    New Orleans
    Philadelphia
    Pittsburgh
    Jacksonville
    Dallas
    San Diego
    Arizona
    Indianapolis
    Minnesota
    Denver
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    #24 Jersey

    and what does the guest pundit do?

    and are you actually getting these guys to pick for this game or do just find their picks on TV?
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    Dont completely get it but here are my picks

    Washington
    Detroit
    Baltimore
    Seattle
    Jets
    New England
    New Orleans
    Philadelphia
    Pittsburgh
    Jacksonville
    Cleveland
    San Diego
    San Francisco
    Indianapolis
    Minnesota
    Denver
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    It's a joke to poke fun at the mediots. "Marshall Faulk" will pick the loser of every game (after the game takes place, naturally). Thus, every correct pick earns at least one point.
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    wait so how many people pick a particular team makes the difference in the value of the pick???
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    Why don't we make it easier and use the yahoo system...it's easy to use and free. I set one up as a strait pick....no spread.

    Link:

    http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/pickem

    Group: #54759
    Password: patsfans



    If nobody's interested I'll just delete it.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2008
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    i joined...this should be fun. I'll do this as well.
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