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Author:  Marianne [ Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:13 am ]
Post subject:  NFL Football Pool Game VI

Welcome back! Its time for the NFL Football pool game again! Returning for a 6th year here on Sound Machine!

I'll be sending out reminders/invites to previous year's players hopefully by Tues night. In the mean time, anyone who finds their way here is welcome to start playing.

As with previous years, we do play the Pre-season, but the Pre-season games don't count towards the Season Average Rankings we keep track of during the Regular Season. Pre-season for us is like a training camp. It gives people a chance to get home from DCI, or whatever summer festiivities you've enjoyed. It also gives us a chance to iron out any kinks in the game before we play for serious stakes.

I'm experimenting with deadlines this year. This year (for at least the pre-season), I'm going to see how it works to have a deadline for each day a game is played during an NFL Week. If it gets too confusing, or too much work for me, then I may go back to the old deadline format. We'll see.


Here's an overview on how the game is played...

Each week, I post a "Game Open Announcement" in the this thread. You pick the winner of each game listed for that week, plus answer two Bonus Questions (that primarily serve as tie breakers).

Each correctly guessed game is worth 40 points.

Bonus Question #1 asks for a guess of the point spread of a particular game (usually the Sunday Night Game during the Regular Season), and is worth 15 points, minus the variance of your guess from the actual point spread. For instance, if you guessed the point spread to be 10 points, and the game ended at 21-14, the actual point spread is 7 points. Your guess was 3 points off of the actual spread, so you would get 12 points added to your score (15 possible points minus the 3 points you were off by in your guess).

Bonus Question #2 asks for you to guess the total points scored in a particular game (usually the Monday Night game), and is worth 25 points minus the variance of your guess to the actual total points scored in the game. For instance, if you guessed 40 as the total points scored, and the game ended at 21-14, the actual total points scored in that game is 35. Your guess would be off by 5, so you would get 20 points added to your score (25 possible points minus the 5 points you were off by in your guess).

SCORING

The score you get is a percentage of how many points you get compared to how many points were available that week. The available points depends on how many games were played that week. For instance, if there were 16 games played that week, the available points is 680 (40 X 16, plus the Bonus points available).

If you guessed 12 games correctly, you would get 480 points. And using the above Bonus Question expamples, your total Bonus Question points would be 32. Your total points scored in that week would then be 512, which is 75.294 percent of the total available points for that week. Therefore, your score for that week is 75.294.

Beginning with the second week of the Regular Season, I start keeping a Season Average score/ranking for all regular players. The Season Average score is simply the average of each score you get each week. If you miss a week of play, and you don't use a BYE option, then you get a zero for that week, which is factored in to your Season Average score/rank.

Any questions are welcome!

I'll post a Game Open Announcement shortly.

Author:  Marianne [ Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: NFL Football Pool Game VI

THE GAME IS NOW OPEN
FOR PICKS FOR
Pre-Season Week 1


Pick The Winner Of Each Game: (40 Points Each)


Thursday, August 12
1. New Orleans Saints @ New England Patriots
2. Carolina Panthers @ Baltimore Ravens
3. Oakland Raiders @ Dallas Cowboys
Friday, August 13
4. Jacksonville Jaguars @ Philadelphia Eagles
5. Buffalo Bills @ Washington Redskins
6. Kansas City Chiefs @ Atlanta Falcons
Saturday, August 14
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Miami Dolphins
8. Detroit Lions @ Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Houston Texans @ Arizona Cardinals
10. Cleveland Browns @ Green Bay Packers
11. Minnesota Vikings @ St. Louis Rams
12. Chicago Bears @ San Diego Chargers
13. Tennessee Titans @ Seattle Seahawks
Sunday, August 15
14. San Francisco 49ers @ Indianapolis Colts
15. Denver Broncos @ Cincinnati Bengals
Monday, August 16
16. New York Giants @ New York Jets



Bonus Question 1: What will be the Point Spread of Game# 15 ( Denver Broncos vs Cincinnati Bengals )?
(15 points, minus the variance of your guess from the actual points scored.)

Bonus Question 2: What will be the Final Total Points of Game# 16 ( New York Giants vs New York Jets )?
(25 points, minus the variance of your guess from the actual points scored.)


Deadline for picks are as follows:

Deadline 1: (Games 1-3 ) Thursday, August 12 ; 7:30 PM Eastern/ 4:30 PM Pacific.
Deadline 2: (Games 4-6 ) Friday, August 13 ; 7:30 PM Eastern/ 4:30 PM Pacific.
Deadline 3: (Games 7-13 ) Saturday, August 14 ; 7:00 PM Eastern/ 4:00 PM Pacific.
Deadline 4: (Games 14-15 ) Sunday, August 15 ; 1:00 PM Eastern/ 10:00 AM Pacific.
Deadline 5: (Games 16 ) Monday, August 16 ; 8:00 PM Eastern/ 5:00 PM Pacific.


If you miss any Deadline, you may still submit picks for games covered under the remaining deadlines, and take "no picks" for the games under the deadlines you've missed.

You may submit all your picks at one time if you wish, with the option to change picks under deadlines that are still open.

Author:  Jim Anello [ Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: NFL Football Pool Game VI

If I play at all this season, it will most likely be only in the regular season and the playoffs.

Author:  chadwick [ Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: NFL Football Pool Game VI

I'm probably in too! Hoping we can get a lot of people in this year.

Author:  Marianne [ Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:55 pm ]
Post subject:  My Picks

1. New Orleans Saints
2. Carolina Panthers
3. Dallas Cowboys
4. Philadelphia Eagles
5. Washington Redskins
6. Kansas City Chiefs
7. Miami Dolphins
8. Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Houston Texans
10. Green Bay Packers
11. St. Louis Rams
12. San Diego Chargers
13. Tennessee Titans
14. Indianapolis Colts
15. Denver Broncos
16. New York Giants

BQ1: 10
BQ2: 28

Author:  Marianne [ Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Pre-Season: Week 1 Results

Woo Hoo! I won this week! :P

1. 38.235 Marianne

Author:  Marianne [ Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Pre-Season: Week 2 Game Open

THE GAME IS NOW OPEN
FOR PICKS FOR
Pre-Season Week 2


Pick The Winner Of Each Game: (40 Points Each)


Thursday, August 19
1. Indianapolis Colts @ Buffalo Bills
2. New England Patriots @ Atlanta Falcons
Friday, August 20
3. Philadelphia Eagles @ Cincinnati Bengals
Saturday, August 21
4. Baltimore Ravens @ Washington Redskins
5. Pittsburgh Steelers @ New York Giants
6. Kansas City Chiefs @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7. St. Louis Rams @ Cleveland Browns
8. Miami Dolphins @ Jacksonville Jaguars
9. New York Jets @ Carolina Panthers
10. Houston Texans @ New Orleans Saints
11. Oakland Raiders @ Chicago Bears
12. Detroit Lions @ Denver Broncos
13. Dallas Cowboys @ San Diego Chargers
14. Green Bay Packers @ Seattle Seahawks
Sunday, August 22
15. Minnesota Vikings @ San Francisco 49ers
Monday, August 23
16. Arizona Cardinals @ Tennessee Titans



Bonus Question 1: What will be the Point Spread of Game# 15 ( Minnesota Vikings vs San Francisco 49ers )?
(15 points, minus the variance of your guess from the actual points scored.)

Bonus Question 2: What will be the Final Total Points of Game# 16 ( Arizona Cardinals vs Tennessee Titans )?
(25 points, minus the variance of your guess from the actual points scored.)


Deadline for picks are as follows:

Deadline 1: (Games 1-2 ) Thursday, August 19 ; 7:30 PM Eastern/ 4:30 PM Pacific.
Deadline 2: (Games 3 ) Friday, August 20 ; 8:00 PM Eastern/ 5:00 PM Pacific.
Deadline 3: (Games 4-14 ) Saturday, August 21 ; 7:00 PM Eastern/ 4:00 PM Pacific.
Deadline 4: (Games 15 ) Sunday, August 22 ; 8:00 PM Eastern/ 5:00 PM Pacific.
Deadline 5: (Games 16 ) Monday, August 23 ; 8:00 PM Eastern/ 5:00 PM Pacific.


If you miss any Deadline, you may still submit picks for games covered under the remaining deadlines, and take "no picks" for the games under the deadlines you've missed.

You may submit all your picks at one time if you wish, with the option to change picks under deadlines that are still open.

Author:  Jazzman [ Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Pre-Season: Week 1 Results

Marianne wrote:
Woo Hoo! I won this week! :P

1. 38.235 Marianne


With a whopping percentage too, I might add :wink:


Unfortunately, I will not be playing this season. I will be out of the country for about 5 weeks during the regular season and I don't think I'll be able to manage keeping up with everything during that time. So have fun without me!! (I'd like to say that with me out of the competition, everybody else's chances go up. But in truth, I was only an occasional "weakly winner" - pun intended.)

Author:  Marianne [ Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Pre-Season: Week 1 Results

Jazzman wrote:
Marianne wrote:
Woo Hoo! I won this week! :P

1. 38.235 Marianne


With a whopping percentage too, I might add :wink:


Unfortunately, I will not be playing this season. I will be out of the country for about 5 weeks during the regular season and I don't think I'll be able to manage keeping up with everything during that time. So have fun without me!! (I'd like to say that with me out of the competition, everybody else's chances go up. But in truth, I was only an occasional "weakly winner" - pun intended.)



Awww bummer! Well, you can play week to week, and not have a Season Average score if you want. Or play, and if you suddenly find yourself able to keep up, then all would be good. There's also the option of having me e-mail you the weekly picks too. I'm willing to work with you if you want to try. But also understand if life will be keeping you too busy to put something else on your plate.

Author:  Marianne [ Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:14 pm ]
Post subject:  My Picks

Certainly someone will come and play with me soon?

1. Indianapolis Colts
2. New England Patriots
3. Philadelphia Eagles
4. Washington Redskins
5. Pittsburgh Steelers
6. Kansas City Chiefs
7. Cleveland Browns
8. Jacksonville Jaguars
9. Carolina Panthers
10. New Orleans Saints
11. Chicago Bears
12. Denver Broncos
13. San Diego Chargers
14. Green Bay Packers
15. Minnesota Vikings
16. Tennessee Titans

BQ1: 10
BQ2: 42

Author:  chadwick [ Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: NFL Football Pool Game VI

I'll play for the heck of it, but I will miss next week as I will be out of the country starting tomorrow.

1. Indianapolis Colts
2. New England Patriots
3. Cincinnati Bengals
4. Washington Redskins
5. New York Giants
6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7. St. Louis Rams
8. Miami Dolphins
9. New York Jets
10. New Orleans Saints
11. Chicago Bears
12. Denver Broncos
13. Dallas Cowboys
14. Green Bay Packers
15. Minnesota Vikings
16. Tennessee Titans

Bonus Question 1: What will be the Point Spread of Game# 15 ( Minnesota Vikings vs San Francisco 49ers )? 12


Bonus Question 2: What will be the Final Total Points of Game# 16 ( Arizona Cardinals vs Tennessee Titans )? 32

Author:  cavies79 [ Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NFL Football Pool Game VI

Marianne, I'm a bit late, but here it goes.

Dennis



Thursday, August 19
1. Indianapolis Colts
2. New England Patriots

Friday, August 20
3. Cincinnati Bengals
Saturday, August 21
4. Baltimore Ravens
5. Pittsburgh Steelers
6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7. Cleveland Browns
8. Jacksonville Jaguars
9. Carolina Panthers
10. New Orleans Saints
11. Chicago Bears
12. Denver Broncos
13. San Diego Chargers
14. Green Bay Packers

Sunday, August 22
15. Minnesota Vikings
Monday, August 23
16. Tennessee Titans



Bonus Question 1: 14

Bonus Question 2: 44

Author:  Marianne [ Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Pre-Season Week 2 Results

Here are the results for Pre-Season Week 2:


1. 63.382 chadwick
2. 50.147 cavies79
3. 33.382 Marianne



Well, I appreciate you guys coming out to play with me this week. But did you really have to soundly trounce me the way you did? :shock:

Author:  Marianne [ Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Pre-Season Week 3: Game Open

THE GAME IS NOW OPEN
FOR PICKS FOR
Pre-Season Week 3


Pick The Winner Of Each Game: (40 Points Each)


Thursday, August 26
1. St. Louis Rams @ New England Patriots
2. Indianapolis Colts @ Green Bay Packers
Friday, August 27
3. Atlanta Falcons @ Miami Dolphins
4. Washington Redskins @ New York Jets
5. San Diego Chargers @ New Orleans Saints
6. Philadelphia Eagles @ Kansas City Chiefs
Saturday, August 28
7. Cleveland Browns @ Detroit Lions
8. Cincinnati Bengals @ Buffalo Bills
9. Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10. New York Giants @ Baltimore Ravens
11. Dallas Cowboys @ Houston Texans
12. Seattle Seahawks @ Minnesota Vikings
13. Tennessee Titans @ Carolina Panthers
14. Arizona Cardinals @ Chicago Bears
15. San Francisco 49ers @ Oakland Raiders
Sunday, August 29
16. Pittsburgh Steelers @ Denver Broncos



Bonus Question 1: What will be the Point Spread of Game# 15 ( San Francisco 49ers vs Oakland Raiders )?
(15 points, minus the variance of your guess from the actual points scored.)

Bonus Question 2: What will be the Final Total Points of Game# 16 ( Pittsburgh Steelers vs Denver Broncos )?
(25 points, minus the variance of your guess from the actual points scored.)


Deadline for picks are as follows:

Deadline 1: (Games 1-2 ) Thursday, August 26 ; 7:30 PM Eastern/ 4:30 PM Pacific.
Deadline 2: (Games 3-6 ) Friday, August 27 ; 7:00 PM Eastern/ 4:00 PM Pacific.
Deadline 3: (Games 7-15 ) Saturday, August 28 ; 5:00 PM Eastern/ 2:00 PM Pacific.
Deadline 4: (Games 16 ) Sunday, August 29 ; 8:00 PM Eastern/ 5:00 PM Pacific.


If you miss any Deadline, you may still submit picks for games covered under the remaining deadlines, and take "no picks" for the games under the deadlines you've missed.

You may submit all your picks at one time if you wish, with the option to change picks under deadlines that are still open.

Author:  Marianne [ Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:38 am ]
Post subject:  My Pre-Season Week 3 Picks

1. New England Patriots
2. Indianapolis Colts
3. Atlanta Falcons
4. Washington Redskins
5. New Orleans Saints
6. Kansas City Chiefs
7. Cleveland Browns
8. Buffalo Bills
9. Jacksonville Jaguars
10. Baltimore Ravens
11. Dallas Cowboys
12. Seattle Seahawks
13. Tennessee Titans
14. Chicago Bears
15. San Francisco 49ers
16. Denver Broncos

BQ1: 10
BQ2: 42


Let's see if I can break out of the 30's this week. :|

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