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 Post subject: NFL Football Pool Game VIII
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:35 am 
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Are you ready for some football??!!

Here we go with another season of our famous NFL Football Pool Game. This is our 8th year of having fun and making picks.

As usual, the Pre-Season is just for practice, for us to get our chops back and find our way into this thread. We start the serious scoring with the Regular Season.

This year, I’d really like to have some contact info from all our players. Since there was some discussion earlier in the drum corps season that maybe it might be time to shut the forum down, I want a way to get hold of everyone if that ends up happening. I’ve set up a private forum for us to migrate to if we need to. Just PM me with an e-mail addy, or a Facebook Account, or some way for me to contact you just in case. I won’t require you send me your info, just requesting it. And, just to let you know I’ll always keep your contact info private.

In the meantime, let’s play some Football! And if you know of anyone who would like to play the Game, bring them in. In fact, I hope to get a game going in my private forum for my Facebook friends who are not on any of the message boards I run the game on. So if you know of a friend on Facebook, tell them about me (have them friend me, but tell me about it or I might ignore the friend request) and I’ll invite them in. The first Game Open announcement will be posted below.

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 Post subject: Re: NFL Football Pool Game VIII
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:37 am 
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THE GAME IS NOW OPEN
FOR PICKS FOR
Pre-Season Week 1


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


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



Bonus Question 1: What will be the Point Spread of Game# 15 ( St. Louis Rams vs Indianapolis Colts )?
(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 ( Dallas Cowboys vs Oakland Raiders )?
(25 points, minus the variance of your guess from the actual points scored.)


Deadline for picks are as follows:

Deadline 1: (Games 1-6 ) Thursday, August 9 ; 7:00 PM Eastern/ 4:00 PM Pacific.
Deadline 2: (Games 7-12 ) Friday, August 10 ; 7:30 PM Eastern/ 4:30 PM Pacific.
Deadline 3: (Games 13-14 ) Saturday, August 11 ; 7:00 PM Eastern/ 4:00 PM Pacific.
Deadline 4: (Games 15 ) Sunday, August 12 ; 1:30 PM Eastern/ 10:30 AM Pacific.
Deadline 5: (Games 16 ) Monday, August 13 ; 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.

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 Post subject: How To Play The Game
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:56 am 
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Just thought I'd post an overview of how to play the Game, in case someone who hasn't played before pops in and is interested:

Each week, I post a Game Open Announcement in the "Weekly Picks" Folder. 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 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 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 examples, 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.


SEASON AVERAGE RANKING

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. If you miss submitting your picks for 3 consecutive weeks, you will be removed from the Season Average Ranking. You can still come back and play for weekly bragging rights. And you can be reinstated into the Season Average Ranking if you request, but any weeks you didn’t submit picks that can’t be covered with a BYE will result in zero scores, that will be factored into your Season Average Score.

USING A BYE WEEK

Every regular player has five BYE weeks allowed during the Regular Season (a BYE week is not available during the Post Season or Pre-Season). The BYE week will be automatically factored into your score if you are unable to submit your picks in time for whatever reason. In other words, you can't go back and declare a BYE week once you see your picks for the week really sucked.

The score you receive during your BYE week is as follows:

The first BYE will be worth 80% of the average score of everyone who submitted regular picks for the week.
The second BYE will be worth 70% of the average score of everyone who submitted regular picks for the week.
The third BYE will be worth 60% of the average score of everyone who submitted regular picks for the week.
The fourth BYE will be worth 50% of the average score of everyone who submitted regular picks for the week.
The fifth BYE will be worth 40% of the average score of everyone who submitted regular picks for the week.

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 Post subject: My Pre-Season Week 1 Picks
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:13 pm 
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1. Washington Redskins
2. Baltimore Ravens
3. New Orleans Saints
4. Pittsburgh Steelers
5. San Diego Chargers
6. Denver Broncos
7. Cincinnati Bengals
8. Cleveland Browns
9. New York Giants
10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11. Kansas City Chiefs
12. Minnesota Vikings
13. Carolina Panthers
14. Tennessee Titans
15. Indianapolis Colts
16. Dallas Cowboys

BQ1: 7
BQ2: 36

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 Post subject: Pre-Season Week 2 Game Open
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:36 pm 
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THE GAME IS NOW OPEN
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Pre-Season Week 2


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


Thursday, August 16
1. Cincinnati Bengals @ Atlanta Falcons
2. Cleveland Browns @ Green Bay Packers
Friday, August 17
3. Tennessee Titans @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4. Detroit Lions @ Baltimore Ravens
5. Miami Dolphins @ Carolina Panthers
6. Buffalo Bills @ Minnesota Vikings
7. Jacksonville Jaguars @ New Orleans Saints
8. Oakland Raiders @ Arizona Cardinals
Saturday, August 18
9. New York Giants @ New York Jets
10. Washington Redskins @ Chicago Bears
11. San Francisco 49ers @ Houston Texans
12. Kansas City Chiefs @ St. Louis Rams
13. Seattle Seahawks @ Denver Broncos
14. Dallas Cowboys @ San Diego Chargers
Sunday, August 19
15. Indianapolis Colts @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday, August 20
16. Philadelphia Eagles @ New England Patriots



Bonus Question 1: What will be the Point Spread of Game# 15 ( Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers )?
(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 ( Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots )?
(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 16 ; 8:00 PM Eastern/ 5:00 PM Pacific.
Deadline 2: (Games 3-8 ) Friday, August 17 ; 7:30 PM Eastern/ 4:30 PM Pacific.
Deadline 3: (Games 9-14 ) Saturday, August 18 ; 7:00 PM Eastern/ 4:00 PM Pacific.
Deadline 4: (Games 15 ) Sunday, August 19 ; 8:00 PM Eastern/ 5:00 PM Pacific.
Deadline 5: (Games 16 ) Monday, August 20 ; 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.

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 Post subject: Re: NFL Football Pool Game VIII
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:07 pm 
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Howdy!

I'll pass on pre-season... :whistle:

And think about the real season... :shutup:

Where I usually do soooo well... :well:

'Til later..
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 Post subject: My Pre-Season Week 2 Picks
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:43 pm 
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1. Atlanta Falcons
2. Green Bay Packers
3. Tennessee Titans
4. Baltimore Ravens
5. Carolina Panthers
6. Buffalo Bills
7. New Orleans Saints
8. Arizona Cardinals
9. New York Jets
10. Washington Redskins
11. Houston Texans
12. Kansas City Chiefs
13. Denver Broncos
14. San Diego Chargers
15. Pittsburgh Steelers
16. New England Patriots

BQ1: 6
BQ2: 42

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 Post subject: Re: NFL Football Pool Game VIII
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:51 pm 
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I win the week again! I need some competiton you guys! :)

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 Post subject: Pre-Season Week 3 Game Open
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THE GAME IS NOW OPEN
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Pre-Season Week 3


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


Thursday, August 23
1. Green Bay Packers @ Cincinnati Bengals
2. Jacksonville Jaguars @ Baltimore Ravens
3. Arizona Cardinals @ Tennessee Titans
Friday, August 24
4. Philadelphia Eagles @ Cleveland Browns
5. Atlanta Falcons @ Miami Dolphins
6. New England Patriots @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7. Chicago Bears @ New York Giants
8. San Diego Chargers @ Minnesota Vikings
9. Seattle Seahawks @ Kansas City Chiefs
Saturday, August 25
10. Indianapolis Colts @ Washington Redskins
11. Pittsburgh Steelers @ Buffalo Bills
12. Detroit Lions @ Oakland Raiders
13. Houston Texans @ New Orleans Saints
14. St. Louis Rams @ Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, August 26
15. San Francisco 49ers @ Denver Broncos
16. Carolina Panthers @ New York Jets



Bonus Question 1: What will be the Point Spread of Game# 15 ( San Francisco 49ers vs Denver Broncos )?
(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 ( Carolina Panthers 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 23 ; 7:00 PM Eastern/ 4:00 PM Pacific.
Deadline 2: (Games 4-9 ) Friday, August 24 ; 7:30 PM Eastern/ 4:30 PM Pacific.
Deadline 3: (Games 10-14 ) Saturday, August 25 ; 4:00 PM Eastern/ 1:00 PM Pacific.
Deadline 4: (Games 15-16 And BQ 1&2 ) Sunday, August 26 ; 4:00 PM Eastern/ 1:00 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.

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 Post subject: Re: NFL Football Pool Game VIII
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:06 am 
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Howdy!

Marianne wrote:
I win the week again! I need some competiton you guys! :)


Enjoy your victories... :yeah:

The real season is almost here... :crazy:

'Til later...

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 Post subject: Re: NFL Football Pool Game VIII
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:45 am 
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Thursday, August 23
1. Green Bay Packers
2. Baltimore Ravens
3. Tennessee Titans
Friday, August 24
4. Cleveland Browns
5. Atlanta Falcons
6. New England Patriots
7. New York Giants
8. Minnesota Vikings
9. Seattle Seahawks
Saturday, August 25
10. Washington Redskins
11. Buffalo Bills
12. Detroit Lions
13. Houston Texans
14. Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, August 26
15. San Francisco 49ers
16. New York Jets



Bonus Question 1: 7
Bonus Question 2: 44

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 Post subject: Re: NFL Football Pool Game VIII
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I am finally here....kept forgetting to do preseason. :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: NFL Football Pool Game VIII
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It don't mean a thing, Dennis... :shades:

'Til la
ter...

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 Post subject: My Pre-Season Week 3 picks
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:14 pm 
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1. Green Bay Packers
2. Baltimore Ravens
3. Tennessee Titans
4. Cleveland Browns
5. Atlanta Falcons
6. New England Patriots
7. New York Giants
8. Minnesota Vikings
9. Seattle Seahawks
10. Washington Redskins
11. Pittsburgh Steelers
12. Detroit Lions
13. New Orleans Saints
14. Dallas Cowboys
15. Denver Broncos
16. Carolina Panthers

BQ1: 3
BQ2: 44

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 Post subject: Pre-Season Week 3 Results
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:23 pm 
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Here are the results for Pre-Season Week 3:

1. 62.206 Marianne
2. 50.441 cavies79

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