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chuck
Member
Tue Sep 06 10:06:33
Go big or go home.
werewolf dictator
Member
Sat Oct 08 20:50:21
i would think this game more interesting if people got second 'lock' pick each week

+5 points if they was right on this pick
-5 points if they was wrong on this pick


advantages

[1] if some one thought detroit was truly a significant favorite vs dallas last week then they have good reasons to pick this [by current rules they only get 1 point for this if right]
or same with cincinnati as favorite over jacksonville this week [now they only get 2 points if right]

[2] with double games picked i think it could reduce luck some



disadvantages

[1] i see it breaks multiyear traditions
this dont bother me as its my first year but maybe it bothers others

[2] its double as many games to score for the gamemaster[s] so some more work for him[them]
chuck
Member
Sun Oct 09 08:26:18
Interesting idea. This is my first year doing this, so I won't weigh in, except to say I let Excel do the scoring for me and this wouldn't really be a problem, would just have to play around with it... though for the sake of organization, both should be in one post.
Nekran
Member
Sun Oct 09 18:00:12
"Nekran
Member Fri Oct 07 04:40:20
10/9 4:05 ET tb SF +3

I can see a lot of good picks, but this is simply a lock."

Fail...
Sam Adams
Member
Sun Oct 09 18:22:23
epic fail!

I think the current system works fine... no need to fix whats not broken.
Dakyron
Member
Mon Oct 10 16:28:10
I agree, no need to complicate it.

chuck
Member
Tue Oct 11 23:12:59
Lee Evans and Braylon Edwards - grab them off waivers now and gamble on healthy returns? Would you?
Dakyron
Member
Thu Oct 13 13:14:26
How the hell are the Giants favored over the Bills?
Nekran
Member
Thu Oct 13 14:00:48
I thought the same about Tampa Bay and the 49ers last week...
chuck
Member
Thu Oct 13 16:34:55
Hahaha. How'd that work out for ya?
chen
Member
Thu Oct 13 16:39:35
"How the hell are the Giants favored over the Bills?"

Retarded people from NYC betting their home team strong who haven't seen the bills play this season.

I don't see how the eagles are favored to be honest, but I'm so far behind I need to go for points rather than safe picks.
Clitoral Hood
The Bloody Scourge
Thu Oct 13 16:52:34
the cle/oak game was also looking decent. but every time I've picked a game with oakland in it I've lost. I also don't know anyone on cleveland past mccoy. so fuck them.

re: giants/bils

I could see the giants winning. I will admit to not having seen a game from them, but they usually have a strong pass rush. might be just enough to throw harvard off his game.
Dakyron
Member
Thu Oct 13 17:30:57
Well, the Giants beat the Cardinals in the last minute, in a game where they were completely outplayed. Then, they went home and got clobbered by the Seahawks.

Meanwhile, the Bills have beat the Patriots and the Eagles.

Its always a crapshoot this early in the season, but it seems reasonable to me that Buffalo should be favored in that game.
werewolf dictator
Member
Fri Oct 14 00:22:11
bills giants looks strange by almost all indications - but at least i see one math model picks giants

eagles redskins is more weird

eagles are 1-4 and continue being favorite all 6 weeks this year [even eagles one win is against maybe worst performing nfl team in rams]

i will probably pick browns like chen - but guessing upset at around 30% probability im not enthusiastic
Clitoral Hood
The Bloody Scourge
Sun Oct 16 18:24:04
yup, giants won by 3.
Dakyron
Member
Sun Oct 16 19:11:17
Guess Vegas was right. Should have stuck with my TB pick...
The Powers That Be
Member
Sun Oct 16 21:30:49
Fucking Bills.
Hot Rod
Member
Tue Oct 25 15:23:35

Clit, you missed my points for week 7


Hot Rod
Member Fri Oct 21 18:33:06

10/23 4:05 ET kc OAK +4.5


Renzo posted a thread awhile back asking the board if I should be allowed to participate and, IIRC, no one objected.

Clitoral Hood
The Bloody Scourge
Tue Oct 25 15:34:49
I just looked at names in the list and found their picks. add your name to the list if you want.
Hot Rod
Member
Tue Oct 25 15:36:24

Cool

Dakyron
Member
Thu Nov 10 18:41:39
Too bad Oakland isnt favored again this week. Im climbed to the top of the standings, helped up by the weak, flabby arm of Carson Palmer.
Sam Adams
Member
Thu Nov 10 22:56:28
Palmer just pimpsmacked rivers. Ya, rivers, you know its time to off yourself when that happens.
Clitoral Hood
The Bloody Scourge
Fri Nov 11 12:05:50
remember when I said palmer to the raiders was a pretty good move for the raiders?

well excluding his "what the fuck, I'm in coach?" first half of football, he's 5/4 td ratio and 1-1 as a starter.
Renzo Marquez
Member
Fri Nov 11 18:32:33
It was a retarded move for the Raiders. Great trade for the bungles, unfortunately.
Clitoral Hood
The Bloody Scourge
Fri Nov 11 19:10:08
they overpayed by a hell of a lot. but certainly got a good qb out of it.
Renzo Marquez
Member
Wed Dec 21 18:40:18
Hot Rod is banned and disqualified for failing to keep his spam faggotry out of the picks thread.
Hot Rod
Member
Wed Dec 21 19:11:17

Please don't start that crap again. All I did was correct you because you are too immature to do the job tight.

.

Hot Rod
Member
Wed Dec 21 19:11:52

*-right

Renzo Marquez
Member
Wed Dec 21 19:14:34
You didn't correct, you spammed. You're toast.
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