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Mission146
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August 6th, 2018 at 8:07:07 PM permalink
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The honor system is destine for controversy,
people will join simply because it's free and
when it's time to pay you know whats going
to happen.



We did the honor system for the first four seasons and it was never a problem. I think there might have been one winner who said he might have been shorted one payment, but as I recall, he didn't keep track well enough to know who didn't pay him.

That's why I want to do a cutoff date of July 1st, 2018 for when they signed up for the site. I don't think anybody is going to try to free roll this thing, and if they do, they just won't be allowed to play again.
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August 6th, 2018 at 8:38:05 PM permalink
I will play.

VCS, it's a lot of fun. I don't know squat about picking, but I've placed in the money twice. I'm actually kind of proud to be near the top of the leaderboard. Cheapest pool you'll ever play for the money. 17 weeks of fun. I encourage you and other new people to come in.
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August 6th, 2018 at 9:03:59 PM permalink
I will play.

The ridiculous things that happened last year, ruining my Won/Loss record, couldn't possibly happen again. So, I am predicting I will finish in the top 3 this year. For sure.

Also, I think we should employ the Nathan strategy and ask the Wizard to chip in either $3,000 or $1,000,000 into the Winners Pot to sweeten it up.

And I will look forward to Babs losing a wager with someone regarding the Cleveland Browns and "winning a game" - two phrases that haven't been uttered in the same breath for a long time.
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August 7th, 2018 at 4:33:48 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I will play.

VCS, it's a lot of fun. I don't know squat about picking, but I've placed in the money twice. I'm actually kind of proud to be near the top of the leaderboard. Cheapest pool you'll ever play for the money. 17 weeks of fun. I encourage you and other new people to come in.



I'm not new, I've been a member for nearly five years. I just mainly lurk :)

Anyways, yeah I really want to play. Its not a money issue holding me back, I've already chatted briefly with Mission. I hope to be in by the deadline. If I don't end up making it, best of luck to the winner....or should I say congratz Mike?
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August 7th, 2018 at 7:30:13 AM permalink
Of course I’m in.
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August 7th, 2018 at 8:20:13 AM permalink
Quote: VCUSkyhawk

I'm not new, I've been a member for nearly five years. I just mainly lurk :)

Anyways, yeah I really want to play. Its not a money issue holding me back, I've already chatted briefly with Mission. I hope to be in by the deadline. If I don't end up making it, best of luck to the winner....or should I say congratz Mike?



I meant new to the NFL Picks game.
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August 7th, 2018 at 8:33:46 AM permalink
Still wondering what the game is. Pick all games every week against the number? Any confidence score bonuses? Any other nuances? Many thanks.
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August 7th, 2018 at 8:39:54 AM permalink
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Still wondering what the game is. Pick all games every week against the number? Any confidence score bonuses? Any other nuances? Many thanks.



Here are the Rules from last year, the rules for this year will be posted within the next few days and will be nearly identical, if not identical.

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 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!
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August 7th, 2018 at 9:14:21 AM permalink
Mission, you can add Bruce to your list. He doesn't post on the forums a ton, but I asked and he said he wants to play as well!
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Mission146
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August 7th, 2018 at 9:19:24 AM permalink
Sounds good! What's his handle?
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