Wizard
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August 13th, 2017 at 7:31:54 PM permalink
I'm in! Let's see if I can beat 60% this year.
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Wizardofnothing
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August 13th, 2017 at 7:56:20 PM permalink
I would say , since I'm donating the bulk, that gwae wife SHOULD BE - able to play
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Mission146
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August 13th, 2017 at 8:08:45 PM permalink
Quote: Wizardofnothing

I would say , since I'm donating the bulk, that gwae wife SHOULD BE - able to play



I happen to agree with you anyway, but we're actually each donating $500 if we get fifty (or more) players.
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GWAE
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August 13th, 2017 at 8:12:08 PM permalink
Ok I will see if she is in.
EdCollins
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August 18th, 2017 at 10:20:40 AM permalink
I'm in.

Mission, I will again volunteer my services, to be the official scorekeeper during the season long contest.

As I did last year, I expect I can again post the weekly results and the current overall standings a few minutes after the Monday Night game.

The amount of work is minimal to me. All I have to do is cut and paste your post containing everyone's picks into my spreadsheet. After the games are finished I click a button that downloads the scores of the games to the spreadsheet automatically. I then click another button that grades everyone's scores and creates a text file to post in the forum, that colorizes the wins (green) and the losses (red), and also creates a forum table with the current standings.

The ONLY manual entry is entering each week's spread that we are using, and OVER/UNDER totals, into the spreadsheet initially.
EdCollins
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August 18th, 2017 at 10:21:11 AM permalink
There is one thing that you may want to address in the rules... the penalty for an illegal entry.

With the additional ways to win that we introduced last year, (Most Average and You Suck prizes) recall we quickly realized that late in the season it could be to one's advantage to enter, for example, two opposing picks, something that is normally against the rules. (With the idea that each of these picks will cancel each other out, and thus maintain your current percentage, which could be desired.)

It could also be an advantage, for example, to only enter four picks.

I don't feel submitting an "illegal" entry is in the spirit of the game and feel certain at least a few others feel the same way.

Refresh my memory, but didn't last year we simply decide that any invalid entry would simply disqualify one from winning the Most Average and You Suck prizes, but still permit that player to win the overall prize?
miplet
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August 18th, 2017 at 12:25:26 PM permalink
I'm in. And my program from previous years should still work.
Quote: miplet

You can get the current lines in the same format that Mission148 uses by going to here. Copy all the text (ctr-a, ctr-c in windows). Then go to here, and paste (ctr-p) all the text in the box and click submit. If you did this now, you would get:

Packers (-7) @ Bears (+7) O/U 49
Chiefs (+1) @ Texans (-1) O/U 41
Browns (+3.5) @ Jets (-3.5) O/U 39.5
Colts (-2.5) @ Bills (+2.5) O/U 45
Dolphins (-3.5) @ Redskins (+3.5) O/U 43.5
Panthers (-3) @ Jaguars (+3) O/U 41
Seahawks (-4) @ Rams (+4) O/U 40.5
Saints (+2.5) @ Cardinals (-2.5) O/U 48.5
Lions (+3) @ Chargers (-3) O/U 46
Titans (+3) @ Buccaneers (-3) O/U 41
Bengals (-3) @ Raiders (+3) O/U 43
Ravens (+4.5) @ Broncos (-4.5) O/U 48
Giants (+6) @ Cowboys (-6) O/U 51.5
Eagles (-3) @ Falcons (+3) O/U 55
Vikings (-2.5) @ 49ers (+2.5) O/U 41.5

To compare the current lines to the WoV lines, just click on the compare lines button. If you did this now you would get:
Jets -3 (-3.5)
Jaguars UNDER 41.5 (41)
Cardinals OVER 48 (48.5)
Broncos UNDER 48.5 (48)

The number in parenthesis is the current line.
Let me know of any errors ,questions, comments, or suggestions.
http://miplet.net/nfl list all the files used for all you hackers out there.

SM777
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August 18th, 2017 at 1:12:13 PM permalink
I'm passing this year. I thought the handling of the situation last year with Joel Deeze was horrendous, and totally unfair.

Good luck on getting 50. Best of luck to all.
mwalz9
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August 18th, 2017 at 1:31:08 PM permalink
I'm in. I look forward to this game very much.
EdCollins
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August 18th, 2017 at 2:20:11 PM permalink
Quote: SM777

I'm passing this year. I thought the handling of the situation last year with Joel Deeze was horrendous, and totally unfair.

Good luck on getting 50. Best of luck to all.


SM, I'm curious... how would you have handled it? What would have been your ruling, if you were Commissioner?

As I recall, JoelDeze submitted just four picks that very first weekend, instead of the mandatory five. He did so because he was a new player and interpreted the rules incorrectly. (One of his picks was a Confidence Pick.)

As I also recall, Mission allowed his four picks. Joel wasn't penalized for not submitting a fifth pick.

I myself don't see how this was horrendous or totally unfair, to anyone, in that first week.

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