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August 13th, 2017 at 9:54:38 AM permalink
Greetings!

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

WizardofNothing is donating a guaranteed $50 to the contest, but will increase his donation to $500 in the event that we have fifty (50) total players. Anyone can play, so if you have some friends, get them to join the Forum and participate in the game so we can get up to fifty participants!!!

I am donating at least $250, but will double it if we hit fifty or more players.

If we hit fifty or more players, there will be a total of $1,000 donated to the game which will break down as follows:

First Place: $300 + All Entry Fees ($250 Donated by WizardofNothing, $50 Donated by Me)
Second Place: $200 ($150 Donated by WizardofNothing, $50 Donated by Me)
Third Place: $150 ($100 Donated by WizardofNothing, $50 Donated by Me)

Most Average: $175 (Closest Record to .500, Donated by Me)
You Suck: $175 (Worst Record, Donated by Me)

The entry fee for this year shall be $25 per player, one player, one entry.

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

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

WizardofNothing's $50 will be added to first place.

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

I will only be defending my donation, essentially. I can win any of the prizes, but I CANNOT win any Entry Fees. What that means is that, if I come in First Place, all Entry Fees 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.

Furthermore, I will PM all players who expressed interest last year in either the Discussion thread for the regular game or the Discussion thread for the Playoff version.

I expect to send all of these invites within the next seven days.

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

Payments MUST be received prior to kickoff on September 10th, 2017 (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 9th, 2017. 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 16th, 2017 or earlier.

Entries cost $25 each. Each individual player may only enter once, however, if members of your household would like to enter and create a separate screen name, then that is fine.

HOW TO PLAY:

The Rules will be as follows:

Format:

Winner Take All for Prize Pool (There are also two consolation prizes)---If WoN donates $50

OR

1st-3rd will all get paid if we have 50+ players, and we will continue to have the, 'Most Average,' and, 'You Suck,' 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 10:00 EST on Sunday. If there is a Sunday game earlier than that, then you must submit Picks before kickoff of that 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 10:00 a.m. EST Sunday, all picks will be openly posted by me between that time 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 10th, Lines will be posted on Thursday, September 7th.

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)

5.) Place your screen name followed by a colon (:) above your set of Picks.

So, a full set of picks might appear:

Mission146:
Patriots -15
Patriots OVER 52
Jaguars +12
Jaguars UNDER 42
Jets +4-Confidence

Let's have a great time, as always!
Last edited by: Mission146 on Aug 13, 2017
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August 13th, 2017 at 10:53:49 AM permalink
ADDENDUM:

I have a few procedural things to address:

1.) I will usually PM a Picks Reminder sometime between Midnight-Noon on the Saturday before the Sunday upon which the Picks are due, However, these reminders are a courtesy and you are responsible for submitting your Picks in a timely fashion whether or not you receive a Reminder.

2.) If you do not wish to receive reminders, feel free to let me know. I can't promise you won't get them anyway, though. I usually just have a list of all of the participants in the game and cross off those from whom I have received Picks and then PM the rest in as close to an automated manner as a human being can come.

3.) Picks are due by 10:00a.m. EST on Sunday, and there will be NO MORE EXCEPTIONS to that Rule. It doesn't matter whether or not I have posted the Picks already, any Picks after 10:00 a.m. EST on Sunday are invalid.

4.) You may change your Picks as long as your corrected Picks are sent by 10:00a.m. EST on Sunday, but please try not to make a habit of it.

5.) Unless you are responding to a Reminder directly, please make it VERY CLEAR in your PM SUBJECT that your PM contains your Picks. The reason why is that I do not want to see any Picks prior to making my own.

6.) I will ABSOLUTELY be enforcing the formatting Rule starting with Week 3. You have no idea how much time proper formatting saves me. Again, here is the procedure for properly formatted Picks:

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)

5.) Place your handle, without spaces, above your set of Picks followed by a colon(:)

So, a full set of picks might appear:

Mission146:
Patriots -15
Patriots OVER 52
Jaguars +12
Jaguars UNDER 42
Jets +4-Confidence


Thank you!
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August 20th, 2017 at 5:53:12 AM permalink
ADDENDUM:

A proper set of Picks shall consist of five unique Picks of which one may optionally be a Confidence Pick. Even if you make a Confidence Pick, you MUST still make five unique and non-offsetting Picks.

In the event an improper Picks is submitted (or improperly formatted ones for Week 3 and beyond) you will automatically use your Skip Week if one is still available to you and your Picks will not count. If no Skip Week is available to you, you shall be scored with a record of 0-5 for that week and will not be eligible for the, 'You Suck,' or, 'Most Average,' consolation prizes.
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August 20th, 2017 at 9:22:17 AM permalink
(This post is mainly for me to keep track)

I have received payment so far from the following players:

1.) EdCollins
2.) JohnnyQ
3.) DrZin
4.) PlayYourCardsRight
5.) RisingDough
6.) JW17
7.) Terapined
8.) Genwyzgy
9.) KMUMF
10.) JohnZimbo
11.) DLW6486
12.) OdiousGambit
13.) SOOPOO
14.) JPlot
15.) Face
16.) Wizard
17.) WizardofNothing
18.) Mission146
19.) Sparty10K
20.) Miplet
21.) JML24
22.) Romes
23.) MidwestAP
24.) GordonM888
25.) BeachBumBabs
26.) Rainman
Last edited by: Mission146 on Sep 9, 2017
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September 7th, 2017 at 6:30:19 PM permalink
My favorite post of the year!!!)

Greetings!

The Week 1 Lines are as follows:

Jets (+9) @ Bills (-9) O/U 40
Falcons (-6.5) @ Bears (+6.5) O/U 48.5
Jaguars (+5.5) @ Texans (-5.5) O/U 39.5
Eagles (-1) @ Redskins (+1) O/U 48
Cardinals (-2) @ Lions (+2) O/U 48
Raiders (+2.5) @ Titans (-2.5) O/U 50.5
Ravens (+3) @ Bengals (-3) O/U 42.5
Steelers (-9.5) @ Browns (+9.5) O/U 46.5
Colts (+3.5) @ Rams (-3.5) O/U 41.5
Seahawks (+3) @ Packers (-3) O/U 51
Panthers (-5.5) @ 49ers (+5.5) O/U 47.5
Giants (+4) @ Cowboys (-4) O/U 47.5
Saints (+3) @ Vikings (-3) O/U 48
Chargers (+3) @ Broncos (-3) O/U 43

Please remember proper formatting of Picks (though you will only be politely corrected for the first two weeks. Also remember that picks are due by 10:00a.m. EST that is TEN O' CLOCK IN THE MORNING EASTERN STANDARD TIME. Not 10:01, 10:00. Due to controversy throughout the years I shall now be playing all Rules by the book.

Thanks to everyone who has paid/played so far, I really wish we'd have hit fifty, but I fear that is out of reach. We might at least get a few more by Sunday and maybe some Week 2 starters.
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September 10th, 2017 at 9:06:02 AM permalink
Greetings!

The Week 1 Picks are as Follows:

Mission146:
Jets +9
Colts +3.5
Jaguars +5.5
Panthers -5.5
Saints +3

JW17:
Broncos -3.5 Confidence
Rams -4
Browns +9.5
Raiders +2.5
Bengals -3

Gordonm888:
Bears +6.5
Browns +9.5-Confidence
Eagles -1
Jaguars OVER 39.5
Lions +2

BeachBumBabs:
Vikings -3
Vikings UNDER 48 confidence
Raiders UNDER 50.5
Falcons -6.5
Packers UNDER 51

GenWyzgy:
TEXANS -5.5
49ERS UNDER 47.5
REDSKINS OVER 48
GIANTS OVER 47.5
RAMS UNDER 41.5

Romes:
Cardinals -2
Bengals OVER 42.5
Steelers -9.5
Browns UNDER 46.5
Bengals -3 Confidence

rainman:
Cowboys -4
Raiders +2.5
Seahawks +3
Panthers -5.5
Ravens +3

SOOPOO:

JETS +9 (confidence)
JETS under 40
BROWNS +9.5
COWBOYS -4
PANTHERS -5.5

JohnZimbo:

Steelers over 46.5 confidence
Colts +3.5
Steelers -9.5
Packers -3
Titans -2.5

terapined:
Browns +9.5
Eagles -1
Ravens +3
Jets +9
Bears +6.5

odiousgambit:
Jets (+9)
Bills over 40
Saints under 48
Raiders under 50.5
Cowboys -4

Sparty10k:
Eagles-1-Confidence
Seahawks+3
Giants+4
Saints+3
Broncos-3

RisingDough:
Titans -2.5
Cardinals -2
Chargers +3
Eagles -1
Cowboys -4

JPlot:
Rams -3.5
Eagles -1
Eagles UNDER 48
Bengals -3
Giants +4

PlayYourCardsRight:
Texans Over 38
Panthers -5.5
Rams -3.5
Raiders +2.5
Falcons -6.5

Face:
Raiders UNDER 50.5
Seahawks OVER 51 - confidence
Cardinals UNDER 48
Panthers -5.5
Saints +3

JohnnyQ:
Jets (+9)
Bears (+6.5)
Redskins (+1)
Browns (+9.5)
Seahawks U 51

DrZin:

Jaguars (+5.5)
Eagles (-1)
Bengals (-3)
Browns (+9.5)
49ers (+5.5)

KMUMF:
Falcons -6.5
Steelers OVER 46.5
Cowboys -4
Broncos -3 Confidence
Seahawks UNDER 51

EdCollins:
Redskins +1
Raiders +2.5
Seahawks +3
Giants +4
Saints +3

JML24:
jml24:
Jets +9
Bears +6.5
Jaguars +5.5
Titans -2.5
49ers +5.5

MidwestAP:
Jets +9
Texans UNDER 39.5
Ravens UNDER 42.5
Rams -3.5
49ers +5.5

miplet:
Seahawks +3-confidence
Jets +9
Bears +6.5
Cardinals -2
49ers +5.5

DLW6486:
Jets +9
Lions OVER 48
Rams -3.5
Cowboys OVER 47.5
Jaguars +5.5

Wizard:
Jets +9
Bears +6.5
Jaguars +5.5 CONFIDENCE
Ravens +3
Browns +9.5

WizardofNothing:
Eagles -1 CONFIDENCE
Eagles OVER 48
Cowboys -4
Cowboys OVER 47.5
Titans -2.5
Vultures can't be choosers.
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September 14th, 2017 at 10:06:16 AM permalink
Greetings!

The Week 2 Lines are as follows:

Titans (-1.5) @ Jaguars (+1.5) O/U 42
Browns (+8) @ Ravens (-8) O/U 39
Bills (+7) @ Panthers (-7) O/U 43
Patriots (-6.5) @ Saints (+6.5) O/U 56
Cardinals (-7) @ Colts (+7) O/U 44
Eagles (+5.5) @ Chiefs (-5.5) O/U 47.5
Vikings (+5.5) @ Steelers (-5.5) O/U 45.5
Bears (+7) @ Buccaneers (-7) O/U 43
Dolphins (+4) @ Chargers (-4) O/U 45
Jets (+13.5) @ Raiders (-13.5) O/U 43.5
Redskins (+2.5) @ Rams (-2.5) O/U 46
Cowboys (-2) @ Broncos (+2) O/U 42
49ers (+14) @ Seahawks (-14) O/U 42
Packers (+3) @ Falcons (-3) O/U 54
Lions (+3.5) @ Giants (-3.5) O/U 43.5
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September 17th, 2017 at 10:11:41 AM permalink
Greetings!

The Week 2 Picks are as follows:

Mission146:
Jaguars +1
Bills +7
Steelers -5.5
Redskins +3
49ers +14

Wizard:
Bears (+7)
Dolphins (+4)
Rams (-2.5)
Packers (+3)
Lions (+3.5) -- Confidence

SOOPOO:
Cowboys - 2 (confidence)
Panthers -7
Raiders -13.5
Lions +3.5
49ers +14

Genwyzgy:
Redskins UNDER 46
Cardinals -7
49ers +14
Packers +3 CONFIDENCE
Lions +3.5

Beachbumbabs:
Vikings +5.5 confidence
Vikings OVER 45.5
Chargers -4
Chargers UNDER 45
Bears +7

JW17:
Chiefs -5.5 confidence
Jets +13.5
Broncos +2
Jaguars +1.5
Rams -2.5

Romes:
49ers + 14
Jets +13.5
Browns OVER 39
Steelers -5.5
Patriots -6.5 CONFIDENCE

rainman:
cowboys -2
steelers -5.5
patriots -6.5
panthers -7
cheifs -5.5

terapined:
Ravens -8
49ers +14
Jets +13.5
Rams -2.5
Bucs -7

Johnzimbo:
Steelers -5.5
Dolphins +4 confidence
Panthers -7
Lions over 43.5
Titans -1.5

RisingDough:
Packers +3
Dolphins +4
Giants -3.5
Jaguars +1.5
Redskins +2.5

johnnyq:
Browns (+8)
Bills (+7)
Vikings (+5.5)
Broncos (+2)
49ers (+14)

DrZin:
Jaguars (+1.5)
Browns (+8)
Colts (+7)
Rams (-2.5)
Packers Under 54

PlayYourCardsRight:
Cowboys -2
Cowboys OVER
Cardinals -7
Jaguars +1.5
Rams -2.5

JPlot:
Vikings +5.5
Rams -2.5 Confidence
Cowboys OVER 42
Browns +8
Chiefs UNDER 47.5

Gordonm888:
Packers UNDER 54 -Confidence
Browns UNDER 39
Chiefs -5.5
Bears +7
Bills UNDER 43

EdCollins:
Bills +7
Dolphins +4
Redskins +2.5
Packers +3
Lions +3.5

Sparty10k:
Browns +8
Cardinals -7
Rams-2.5-confidence
Packers +3
Lions+3.5

miplet:
Saints +6.5
Steelers -5.5
Dolphins +4
Cowboys -2
Lions +3.5-confidence

Odiousgambit:
Lions +3.5
Cowboys -2
Broncos OVER 42
Titans -1.5
Eagles +5.5

MidwestAP:
Steelers -5.5-Confidence
Packers OVER 54
Cowboys -2
Lions +3.5
Dolphins +4

DLW6486:
Seahawks UNDER 42
49ers +14
Redskins +2.5
Falcons UNDER 54
Rams UNDER 46

WizardofNothing:
Eagles +5.5-CONFIDENCE
Eagles OVER 47.5
Cowboys -2
Cowboys OVER 42
Steelers -5.5
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September 22nd, 2017 at 8:28:38 AM permalink
Greetings!

The Week 3 Lines are as follows:

Ravens (-4) @ Jaguars (+4) O/U 39.5
Browns (-1) @ Colts (+1) O/U 41
Steelers (-7) @ Bears (+7) O/U 44
Dolphins (-6) @ Jets (+6) O/U 43
Broncos (-3) @ Bills (+3) O/U 40
Texans (+14) @ Patriots (-14) O/U 44
Saints (+5.5) @ Panthers (-5.5) O/U 46.5
Buccaneers (+2) @ Vikings (-2) O/U 41
Falcons (-3) @ Lions (+3) O/U 50.5
Giants (+6) @ Eagles (-6) O/U 42.5
Seahawks (+2.5) @ Titans (-2.5) O/U 42
Chiefs (-3) @ Chargers (+3) O/U 47.5
Bengals (+9) @ Packers (-9) O/U 46
Raiders (-3) @ Redskins (+3) O/U 54.5
Cowboys (-3) @ Cardinals (+3) O/U 47
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September 24th, 2017 at 9:14:31 AM permalink
Mission146:

Giants +6
Bengals +9
Browns -1
Bengals OVER 46
Raiders -3

Romes:
Dolphins -6
Broncos -3
Packers -9
Patriots -14
Saints +5.5 CONFIDENCE

SOOPOO:

Broncos -3 (Confidence)
Ravens -4
Dolphins -6
Texans +14
Saints +5.5

KMUMF:

Browns Under 41
Bears +7
Dolphins -6
Broncos -3
Panthers -5.5

Gordonm888:
Chiefs (-3) -Confidence
Lions (+3)
Raiders (-3)
Cardinals (+3)
Bears (+7)

BeachBumBabs:
Chiefs -3
Vikings -2
Vikings OVER 41
Falcons -3
Eagles -6 - confidence

PlayYourCardsRight:
Ravens -3
Steelers -7
Seahawks +2.5
Packers -9
Browns -1

Face:
Broncos -3 CONFIDENCE
Lions +3
Dolphins -6
Browns -1
Raiders UNDER 54.5

rainman:
cowboys -3
raiders -3
seahawks +2.5
giants +6
lions +3

JW17:

Chiefs (-3) confidence
Broncos (-3)
Titans Under 42
Raiders (-3)
Colts (+1)

JohnZimbo:

Jets +6
Redskins +3
Buccaneers +2 Confidence
Colts +1
Lions under 50.5

Wizard:

Jaguars (+4) -- Confidence
Steelers (-7)
Broncos (-3)
Raiders (-3)
Cowboys (-3)

terapined:
Ravens -4
Bucs +2
Raiders -3
Texans +14
Bengals +9

RisingDough:
Jaguars +4
Browns -1
Bears+7
Bengals +9
Redskins +3 Confidence

JML24:

Browns -1
Texans +14
Vikings -2
Lions +3
Packers -9

Genwyzgy:

Ravens -4
Steelers -7
Falcons -3 CONFIDENCE
Lions OVER 50.5
Eagles -6

Sparty10k:
Bears +7
Bucs +2-confidence
Eagles -6
Chiefs -3
Packers under 46

Jplot:
SEAHAWKS +2.5
SAINTS +5.5 CONFIDENCE
RAVENS -4
BRONCOS OVER 40
CHARGERS UNDER 47.5

EdCollins:
Jags +4
Jets +6
Bucs +2 (confidence)
Lions +3
Cardinals +3

miplet:
Jaguars +4
Browns -1
Buccaneers +2-confidence
Bengals +9
Seahawks +2.5

MidwestAP:
Jaguars +4
Colts OVER 41
Steelers -7
Vikings UNDER 41
Bengals +9

odiousgambit:
Ravens -4
Saints +5.5
Eagles -6
Cowboys -3
Lions +3

JohnnyQ:
Jaguars (+4)
Bears (+7)
Jets (+6)
Texans (+14)
Bengals (+9)

DrZin:

Jaguars (+4)
Colts (+1)
Texans (+14)
Falcons U 50.5
Bengals (+9)

DLW6486:

Cardinals UNDER 47
Redskins UNDER 54.5
Lions +3
Bills OVER 40
Lions UNDER 50.5

WizardofNothing:

Cowboys -3
Cowboys OVER 47
Eagles -6 CONFIDENCE
Eagles OVER 42.5
Chiefs -3
Vultures can't be choosers.

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