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 $250 to the contest, but will up it to $500 if we hit fifty or more players:
If we hit fifty players, WoN's/My donations 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:
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.
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:
Winner Take All for Prize Pool (There are also two consolation prizes)---If WoN donates $50
1st-3rd will all get paid if we have 50+ players, and we will continue to have the, 'Most Average,' and, 'You Suck,' 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.
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 that Sunday, if a Sunday game starts earlier than that, then you must have the Picks in before kickoff.
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 then and 13:00 Sunday. (Usually)
***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.
1.) The first Sunday of the Season is September 10th, Lines will be posted on Thursday, September 7th.
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 handle, without spaces, above your set of Picks followed by a colon(:)
So, a full set of picks might appear:
Patriots OVER 52
Jaguars UNDER 42
Let's have a great time, as always!
Last edited by: Mission146 on Aug 13, 2017
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