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September 1st, 2016 at 5:40:25 PM permalink
Greetings!

It is time, once again, for the WoV NFL Picks game!!!

The first thing that I would like to do is announce a change to the game for this year that will likely be permanent: Instead of basing what is to be paid the winning player by winning percentage, there will be a simple fee of $20 per entry that shall be collected before the start of the season.

ADDED EV (DONATIONS)

WizardofNothing is donating a guaranteed $50 (which he has already given me for the purpose) to the winner of the game. He is also donating an additional $200 to the winner conditional upon there effectively being twenty-two unique individuals playing. (Twenty other than ourselves)

I am donating $250 to the contest, either way. In the event that we HAVE twenty-two individual players and WoN makes the additional donation, or more, my $250 will be $125 for the, "You Suck," consolation prize and $125 for the, "Most Average," consolation prize.

In the event that we DO NOT have twenty-two individual players, then my $250 shall be broken up as follows:

$100-First Place
$75-"Most Average"
$75-"You Suck"

WizardofNothing will BOTH be defending his donations and be eligible to win the contest.

I will only be defending my donation. If I am the winner, then WizardofNothing's donation will go to me, (because I am not donating anything to first place if he makes the $200 additional donation) but the remaining prize pool will go to second place.

If WizardofNothing does not make the donation due to insufficient players, then I can, 'Defend,' only the amount of my donation for whatever prize I may win. Second place will get the prize pool if I am the winner.

THE RULES

HOW TO ENTER:

I will PM all individuals who played this game last year and all who indicate in this thread that they are interested with an invitation. I will also PM Members who have been Members for less than one year and have ten or more posts with an invitation. I will not PM Members with a longer tenure than that who have not played before because they have effectively already refused (either directly or by way of not playing) a previous invite.

You DO NOT need an invitation to play. Please either PM me or indicate that you are interested in this thread and I will PM you with the payment options for your entry.

Payments MUST be received prior to kickoff on September 11th, 2016 (the first Sunday of the season) for week one entries to be valid, or if paying by a mail method, the envelope must have a post date on or prior to September 10th, 2016. Any envelopes with a post date after that for people who played Week 1 will be returned and the entry will be cancelled.

If you do not play during Week One, you may enter into the contest for Week 2 with Week 1 constituting your, "Skip," Week provided payments are received prior to kickoff (or postmarked) for September 18th, 2016 or earlier.

Entries cost $20 each and each individual participant is permitted to have up to five entries. Additional entries cannot be purchased for Week 2 if you have already played in Week 1.

HOW TO PLAY:

The Rules will be as follows:

Format:

Winner Take All for Prize Pool (There are also two consolation prizes)

Consolation Prizes:

The first consolation prize will be the, "You suck," consolation prize. This prize goes to the player with the worst record, if there is a tie, then the winner shall be adjudicated by the normal tie breaking Rule or the players may opt to split it.

The second consolation prize will be the, "Most Average," consolation prize which goes to the player that finishes the season closest to .500. Tiebreakers will also be adjudicated using the normal tie breaking Rule or the players may opt to split it.

Rules:

1.) The winner will be determined by having the highest winning percentage. In the event of a tie, the winners will have the option of either splitting the take, or they may agree to PM me a Super Bowl pick prior to the Super Bowl, but after the combatants are known, consisting of the winning team, spread and TD's thrown; the winner will be determined in that order. If two Members PM me the same thing, they will BOTH be asked to change at least one aspect of their picks.

2.) The procedure for this will be that at some point on Thursdays, I will post the point spreads and Over/Unders from one source per week. I will likely use VegasInsider and the Spreads & Over/Unders I post will be constant and may be picked at any time prior to 11:59p.m. EST the Saturday before the game.

3.) Sunday/Monday games will be the only games considered. Every player must pick exactly five winners against the Spread, exactly five Over/Unders, or a combination totaling exactly five.

4.) Players may, "Skip," one week without making any picks, but they don't have to. If a player accidentally fails to submit picks, that will constitute the, "Skip," week.

For players who join the contest in Week 2, Week 1 will constitute the, "Skip," week.

5.) If a player fails to make picks for more than one week, he/she forfeits any right to a consolation prize, but may continue to play. Every week of missed picks other than the allotted, "Skip Week," will result in an 0-5 record for all weeks missed.

6.) Picks will be PM'ed to me at any point prior to 11:59p.m. EST Saturday, all picks will be openly posted by me between midnight Sunday and kickoff.

***The exception to this Rule is that I will accept E-Mail Picks from banned Members, but only if they are banned. If you are banned, you can still receive PM's, so I will PM you my E-Mail address.

7.) At some point on Tuesday or Wednesday the picks, results and updated Standings will be posted by yours truly.

8.) CONFIDENCE PICK: You may make one, "Confidence Pick," per week, though you don't have to. Your, "Confidence Pick," must be made expressly clear in your PM. The CONFIDENCE PICK result will count either as two wins or two losses, if made.

TIME

1.) The first Sunday of the Season is September 11th, Lines will be posted on Thursday, September 8th.

PICK FORMAT

I WILL be enforcing a uniform Pick format this year for all Picks as of Week 3. For the first two weeks, if you send me Picks that are not in the correct format, I will acknowledge that I have received your Picks by re-sending them to you in the correct format. Since I'm throwing $250 into the prize pool of a game that I cannot win, I don't think I am asking for too much, here.

1.) No Line Breaks

2.) For Spread picks, simply put the team nickname and the spread. (Ex: Bengals +5)

3.) For Over/Unders, simply put the team nickname for EITHER team, and the Over or Under amount. (Ex: Bengals OVER 25)

4.) To designate a Confidence Pick, simply put a hyphen and, "Confidence," after the pick. (Ex: Bengals OVER 25-Confidence)

So, a full set of picks might appear:

Patriots -15
Patriots OVER 52
Jaguars +12
Jaguars UNDER 42
Jets +4-Confidence

Let's have a great time, as always!
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September 1st, 2016 at 5:53:20 PM permalink
Participants and Payment Arrangements

The purpose of this post is to create a list of participants, payment arrangements and status of said payments:

Expected Participants and Payment Statuses

JohnZimbo----------Payment Received
Aluisio----------Payment Received
Zourah---------Payment Received
TheoHuxtable---Payment Received
JohnnyQ----------Payment Received
GWAE----------Payment Received
WizardofNothing-One Free Entry Pursuant to $50 Donation
JW17----------Payment Received
RDW4POTUS----------Payment Received
JML24----------Payment Received
SM777----------Payment Received
Wizard----------Payment Received
BeachBumBabs----------Payment Received
Miplet----------Payment Received
EdCollins----------Payment Received
Mission146----------Free w/Donation
MidwestAP----------Payment Received
OdiousGambit----------Payment Received
Wudged----------Payment Received
SOOPOO----------Payment Received
GenWyzgy----------Payment Received
AyeCarumba----------Payment Received
PlayYourCardsRight----------Payment Received
10DollarBri----------Payment Received
Terapined----------Payment Received
Rainman----------Payment Received
Paradigm----------Payment Received
JoelDeze----------Payment Received
Scottimus41----------Payment Received
FourFiveFace----------Payment Received

Current Committed Participants (Any): 30
Current Committed Non-Donation Participants: 28
Current Participants in, 'Payment Arranged,' Status: 0
Current Participants in, 'Payment Received,' Status: 28
Current Participants w/o Payment Arranged: 0
Current Participants w/Free Single Entry Pursuant to Donation: 2
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September 1st, 2016 at 6:16:19 PM permalink
Mission. I beg you. Can you please get your PayPal working? Otherwise I'm forced to so a gift card, and I think that's less than satisfactory to the eventual winner.
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September 1st, 2016 at 7:29:56 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Mission. I beg you. Can you please get your PayPal working? Otherwise I'm forced to so a gift card, and I think that's less than satisfactory to the eventual winner.



Gift cards are fine, I'll deposit my own $$$ into my account and use the Gift Card. That's why I said as long as it is somewhere I actually go!

The winner will receive an all cash (well, check) payment no matter what, or a Square Cash transfer.
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September 8th, 2016 at 5:23:14 PM permalink
Greetings!

The Week 1 Lines are as follows:

Buccaneers (+3) @ Falcons (-3) O/U 47.5
Vikings (-2.5) @ Titans (+2.5) O/U 40.5
Browns (+4) @ Eagles (-4) O/U 41
Bengals (-2.5) @ Jets (+2.5) O/U 42
Raiders (+1) @ Saints (-1) O/U 51.5
Chargers (+6.5) @ Chiefs (-6.5) O/U 44.5
Bills (+3) @ Ravens (-3) O/U 44.5
Bears (+6) @ Texans (-6) O/U 44
Packers (-5) @ Jaguars (+5) O/U 48
Dolphins (+10.5) @ Seahawks (-10.5) O/U 44
Giants (PK) @ Cowboys (PK) O/U 46
Lions (+3.5) @ Colts (-3.5) O/U 51
Patriots (+6) @ Cardinals (-6) O/U 46.5
Steelers (-3) @ Redskins (+3) O/U 50
Rams (-2.5) @ 49ers (+2.5) O/U 43.5

Reminders shall be sent tomorrow night, Picks are due by 23:59 EST on 9/10/16
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September 9th, 2016 at 3:13:56 PM permalink
Greetings!

This post is to serve as notification that I am now sending out reminder PM's for Week 1 Picks.
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September 9th, 2016 at 3:40:57 PM permalink
Greetings!

Here are a few miscellaneous matters that I am grouping into one post:

Picks & Reminders

A.) You may request not to receive Pick reminders, and if you do, I will do my best not to send them. However, it is as close to an, 'Automated,' process as a person is capable of in the sense that I just go down the list and forward the reminders. I usually do a pretty good job crossing handles out if you have already sent Picks, though.

B.) If you send Picks AND get a reminder, that doesn't necessarily mean I didn't get your Picks. If you see the PM in your Outbox, that means that I got it, but feel free to send again if it makes you more comfortable.

C.) Please label PM's in as clear a way as possible if sending Picks that are not a reply to a Reminder PM. This is important because I do NOT want to inadvertently look at anyone's Picks before making my own.

Prizes

We have a Hell of a good player pool this year, and I am thrilled that I think it will get even bigger next year. With the combination of a stronger number of players, increased donations and the new Rules we have some pretty good prizes this year. This post will be Edited, but the prizes based on, 'Payment Received,' entries are:

1st Place: $560 (Entries) + ($55---$50 Donation from WoN and $5 from JoelDeze I'm holding) + $200 (WoN Donation he will either pay on direct or give to me at some point).----TOTAL $775

"Most Average": $125 donation from yours truly.

"You Suck," (Worst Record): $125 donation from yours truly.

The current prize pool stands at $1,065, so that's pretty exciting! Again that's:

First Place: $815
Most Average: $125
You Suck: $125

Some have wondered why no payouts for second and third, but the two, 'Consolation Prizes,' exist for a reason other than to increase total payouts. They mainly exist to keep people, 'In the game,' even after they are quite probably eliminated from winning the top prize. There will, unfortunately, probably still be a few people in the final week who are essentially mathematically eliminated from winning any prize, but that number should be few and I would be surprised if it applies to anyone before that.
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September 11th, 2016 at 12:14:57 AM permalink
Greetings!

The Week 1 Picks are as follows:

Mission146:

Patriots UNDER 46.5
Bears +6
Giants PK
Lions +3.5
Steelers -3

Zourah:

Falcons UNDER 47.5
Chiefs -6.5
Giants PK
Titans +2.5
Rams -2.5

TheoHuxtable:

Cowboys pk
Lions UNDER 51
Saints -1
Eagles -4
Vikings -2.5 Confidence

SOOPOO:

Titans + 2.5
Eagles - 4 confidence
Jaguars + 5
Giants pk
Rams - 2.5

JML24:

Bills +3
Jaguars +5
Cowboys PK
Redskins +3
49ers +2.5

Paradigm:

Raiders +1
Chargers +6.5
Giants Pick
Browns +4
Bears +6

Terapined:

Bucs +3
49ers +2.5
Steelers -3
Giants PK
Dolphins +10.5

Wizard:

Buccaneers (+3) confidence
Browns (+4)
Ravens (-3)
Lions (+3.5)
Cardinals (-6)

JohnZimbo:

Raiders +1 Confidence
Raiders over 51.5
Chiefs -6.5
Giants pick em
Bills under 44.5

JohnnyQ:

Buccaneers UNDER 47.5
Eagles -4
Raiders UNDER 51.5
Chargers +6.5
Dolphins +10.5

SM777:

Bears +6
Saints -1
Jets +2.5
Falcons OVER 47.5
Cardinals -7

JoelDeze:

Packers -5
Texans -6
Vikings -2.5 - Confidence
Eagles Over 41

JW17:

Cardinals -6 CONFIDENCE
Raiders +1
Colts -3.5
Ravens -3
Titians +2.5

Rainman:

Chiefs -6.5
Cardinals -6
Steelers -3
Rams -2.5
Redskins under 50-confidence

MidwestAP:

Colts -3.5
Patriots +6
Saints -1
Niners +2.5
Titans +2.5

GenWyzgy:

Browns +4
Lions +3.5
Chiefs -6.5
Cardinals -6
Jags OVER 48

10DollarBri:

Jets +2.5
Saints -1
Texans -6
Jaguars +5
Cowboys PK

WizardofNothing:

Eagles -4 confidence
Eagles over 41
Cowboys PK
Dallas over 46
Titans +2.5

Wudged:

Saints -1
Browns +4
Packers -5
Cowboys PK
Bengals -2.5

Scottimus1:

Falcons over 47.5
Dolphins over 44
Bills +3
Giants PK Confidence
Steelers -3

EdCollins:

Ravens -3
Giants pick
Chiefs -6.5
Texans -6
Redskins +3

OdiousGambit:

Saints UNDER 51.5
Cardinals UNDER 46.5
Jaguars UNDER 48
Giants (PK)
Bengals -2.5

PlayYourCardsRight:

Texans -6
Eagles -4
Cowboys PK
Saints -1
Vikings -2.5

FourFiveFace:

Saints -1
Chargers +6.5
Bears +6
Lions +3.5-Confidence
Patriots +6

BeachBumBabs:

Vikings UNDER 40.5
Vikings -2.5
Chiefs -6.5-confidence
Bears +6
Packers -5

AyeCarumba:

Dolphins +10.5
Giants pk
Lions +3.5
Patriots OVER 46.5
Rams OVER 43.5

RDW4POTUS:

Giants +0
Bengals -2.5
Packers -5
Ravens -3
Colts under 51

Miplet:

Buccaneers +3
Jets +2.5
Bears +6
Lions +3.5
Cardinals -6-confidence

GWAE:

Bills +3
Packers -5
Giants PK
Cardinals -6
Steelers -3 confidence

Enjoy the first week of games!
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September 15th, 2016 at 4:23:18 PM permalink
Greetings!

The Week 1 Results and Standings are as follows:



Mission146 (4-1)
Patriots UNDER 46.5 (win)
Bears +6 (loss)
Giants PK (win)
Lions +3.5 (win)
Steelers -3 (win)

Zourah (1-4)
Falcons UNDER 47.5 (loss)
Chiefs -6.5 (loss)
Giants PK (win)
Titans +2.5 (loss)
Rams -2.5 (loss)

TheoHuxtable (3-3)
Cowboys pk (loss)
Lions UNDER 51 (loss)
Saints -1 (loss)
Eagles -4 (win)
Vikings -2.5 Confidence (win)

SOOPOO (4-2)
Titans + 2.5 (loss)
Eagles - 4 confidence (win)
Jaguars + 5 (win)
Giants pk (win)
Rams - 2.5 (loss)

JML24 (2-3)
Bills +3 (loss)
Jaguars +5 (win)
Cowboys PK (loss)
Redskins +3 (loss)
49ers +2.5 (win)

Paradigm (3-2)
Raiders +1 (win)
Chargers +6.5 (win)
Giants Pick (win)
Browns +4 (loss)
Bears +6 (loss)

Terapined (5-0)
Bucs +3 (win)
49ers +2.5 (win)
Steelers -3 (win)
Giants PK (win)
Dolphins +10.5 (win)

Wizard (4-2)
Buccaneers (+3) confidence (win)
Browns (+4) (loss)
Ravens (-3) (win)
Lions (+3.5) (win)
Cardinals (-6) (loss)

JohnZimbo (5-1)
Raiders +1 Confidence (win)
Raiders over 51.5 (win)
Chiefs -6.5 (loss)
Giants pick em (win)
Bills under 44.5 (win)

JohnnyQ (3-2)
Buccaneers UNDER 47.5 (loss)
Eagles -4 (win)
Raiders UNDER 51.5 (loss)
Chargers +6.5 (win)
Dolphins +10.5 (win)

SM777 (2-3)
Bears +6 (loss)
Saints -1 (loss)
Jets +2.5 (win)
Falcons OVER 47.5 (win)
Cardinals -7 (loss)

JoelDeze (3-2)
Packers -5 (loss)
Texans -6 (win)
Vikings -2.5 - Confidence (win)
Eagles Over 41 (loss)
skip

JW17 (2-4)
Cardinals -6 CONFIDENCE (loss)
Raiders +1 (win)
Colts -3.5 (loss)
Ravens -3 (win)
Titians +2.5 (loss)

Rainman (1-5)
Chiefs -6.5 (loss)
Cardinals -6 (loss)
Steelers -3 (win)
Rams -2.5 (loss)
Redskins under 50-confidence (loss)

MidwestAP (2-3)
Colts -3.5 (loss)
Patriots +6 (win)
Saints -1 (loss)
Niners +2.5 (win)
Titans +2.5 (loss)

GenWyzgy (2-3)
Browns +4 (loss)
Lions +3.5 (win)
Chiefs -6.5 (loss)
Cardinals -6 (loss)
Jags OVER 48 (win)

10DollarBri (3-2)
Jets +2.5 (win)
Saints -1 (loss)
Texans -6 (win)
Jaguars +5 (win)
Cowboys PK (loss)

WizardofNothing (2-4)
Eagles -4 confidence (win)
Eagles over 41 (loss)
Cowboys PK (loss)
Dallas over 46 (loss)
Titans +2.5 (loss)

Wudged (0-5)
Saints -1 (loss)
Browns +4 (loss)
Packers -5 (loss)
Cowboys PK (loss)
Bengals -2.5 (loss)

Scottimus1 (4-2)
Falcons over 47.5 (win)
Dolphins over 44 (loss)
Bills +3 (loss)
Giants PK Confidence (win)
Steelers -3 (win)

EdCollins (3-2)
Ravens -3 (win)
Giants pick (win)
Chiefs -6.5 (loss)
Texans -6 (win)
Redskins +3 (loss)

OdiousGambit (2-3)
Saints UNDER 51.5 (loss)
Cardinals UNDER 46.5 (win)
Jaguars UNDER 48 (loss)
Giants (PK) (win)
Bengals -2.5 (loss)

PlayYourCardsRight (3-2)
Texans -6 (win)
Eagles -4 (win)
Cowboys PK (loss)
Saints -1 (loss)
Vikings -2.5 (win)

FourFiveFace (4-2)
Saints -1 (loss)
Chargers +6.5 (win)
Bears +6 (loss)
Lions +3.5-Confidence (win)
Patriots +6 (win)

BeachBumBabs (1-5)
Vikings UNDER 40.5 (loss)
Vikings -2.5 (win)
Chiefs -6.5-confidence (loss)
Bears +6 (loss)
Packers -5 (loss)

AyeCarumba (3-2)
Dolphins +10.5 (win)
Giants pk (win)
Lions +3.5 (win)
Patriots OVER 46.5 (loss)
Rams OVER 43.5 (loss)

RDW4POTUS (2-3)
Giants +0 (win)
Bengals -2.5 (loss)
Packers -5 (loss)
Ravens -3 (win)
Colts under 51 (loss)

Miplet (3-3)
Buccaneers +3 (win)
Jets +2.5 (win)
Bears +6 (loss)
Lions +3.5 (win)
Cardinals -6-confidence (loss)

GWAE (3-3)
Bills +3 (loss)
Packers -5 (loss)
Giants PK (win)
Cardinals -6 (loss)
Steelers -3 confidence (win)



Name Wins Losses %
Terapined 5 0 100.00%
JohnZimbo 5 1 83.33%
Mission146 4 1 80.00%
FourFiveFace 4 2 66.67%
Scottimus1 4 2 66.67%
SOOPOO 4 2 66.67%
Wizard 4 2 66.67%
10DollarBri 3 2 60.00%
AyeCarumba 3 2 60.00%
EdCollins 3 2 60.00%
JoelDeze 3 2 60.00%
JohnnyQ 3 2 60.00%
Paradigm 3 2 60.00%
PlayYourCardsRight 3 2 60.00%
GWAE 3 3 50.00%
Miplet 3 3 50.00%
TheoHuxtable 3 3 50.00%
GenWyzgy 2 3 40.00%
JML24 2 3 40.00%
MidwestAP 2 3 40.00%
OdiousGambit 2 3 40.00%
RDW4POTUS 2 3 40.00%
SM777 2 3 40.00%
JW17 2 4 33.33%
WizardofNothing 2 4 33.33%
Zourah 1 4 20.00%
BeachBumBabs 1 5 16.67%
Rainman 1 5 16.67%
Wudged 0 5 0.00%
Totals 79 78 50.32%
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September 15th, 2016 at 4:27:27 PM permalink
Greetings!

The Week 2 Lines are as follows:

Titans (+6) @ Lions (-6) O/U 47.5
Chiefs (+2.5) @ Texans (-2.5) O/U 43
Dolphins (+6.5) @ Patriots (-6.5) O/U 42
Ravens (-6.5) @ Browns (+6.5) O/U 42.5
Bengals (+3.5) @ Steelers (-3.5) O/U 48.5
Cowboys (+3) @ Redskins (-3) O/U 45.5
Saints (+4.5) @ Giants (-4.5) O/U 53
49ers (+13.5) @ Panthers (-13.5) O/U 45
Buccaneers (+6.5) @ Cardinals (-6.5) O/U 50
Seahawks (-6.5) @ Rams (+6.5) O/U 38
Colts (+6) @ Broncos (-6) O/U 46.5
Falcons (+4.5) @ Raiders (-4.5) O/U 49.5
Jaguars (+3) @ Chargers (-3) O/U 47
Packers (-2.5) @ Vikings (+2.5) O/U 43.5
Eagles (+3) @ Bears (-3) O/U 42.5

Picks are due by 23:59 EST on 9/17/16 and reminders will be sent tomorrow night.
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