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August 29th, 2019 at 2:08:47 PM permalink
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Greetings!

The Official Thread for this game will be up within the hour, this game started as a friendly contest with just me throwing out a prize and I want to kind of get back to that. For that reason, we are not going to do pay the entry fees in advance anymore. Instead, everyone will pay whoever wins the entry fee at the end directly.

Since there are multiple prizes at the end, what I will do is randomly decide who is paying who by assigning all losing participants a number and using a random number generator. If someone wins one (or more) of my prizes, then I will deduct the Entry Fee from that amount and pay the winner the Entry Fee and pay the prize winner the balance.

For example, Most Average pays $75. If someone wins Most Average, I will pay the winner $25 Entry Fee on that person's behalf and pay the Most Average winner the remaining $50. Pretty straightforward.



Ut oh. Rs can you provide a popcorn gif for me.
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August 29th, 2019 at 2:59:29 PM permalink
Here's the Official Thread:

https://www.wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/sports/33548-official-2019-wov-picks-game-thread/#post737078

Who will be the first to give their thoughts on the new weekly prize?
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August 29th, 2019 at 3:56:42 PM permalink
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Here's the Official Thread:

https://www.wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/sports/33548-official-2019-wov-picks-game-thread/#post737078

Who will be the first to give their thoughts on the new weekly prize?



First I have to say that it's very generous of you to donate your money to the prizes. Thank You!

I like the idea of the weekly prize, even though I only made one confidence pick all last season, and that was in week 17, and it was just my attempt to win the "You Suck" award. Maybe this year I can do better.
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August 29th, 2019 at 4:07:26 PM permalink
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First I have to say that it's very generous of you to donate your money to the prizes. Thank You!

I like the idea of the weekly prize, even though I only made one confidence pick all last season, and that was in week 17, and it was just my attempt to win the "You Suck" award. Maybe this year I can do better.



You're welcome!

---My thinking with the weekly prize is that it can keep people invested in the game every single week, because there's always something that can be won. Even though not many people were mathematically eliminated from all prizes last year, it did look pretty hopeless for some of them. Also, even if a player misses multiple weeks (as long as weeks 1 and 2 aren't those weeks), they can still qualify for the Perfection Bonus in any given week.
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August 29th, 2019 at 4:15:06 PM permalink
UPDATE AND STUFF FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE PLAYED BEFORE

There were over fifty unique participants in the game from 2016-2018, those people and anyone on the list in this thread have been sent a PM. There are a few Rule changes this year that I would like to address:

1.) We are on the honor system. If you lose, then you must pay the winner $25, unless you win one of the consolation prizes, then part of that is I pay the winner on your behalf and you get the remainder.

2.) I have introduced a new weekly prize:

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Perfection Bonus

In order to win the Perfection Bonus, you MUST make a Confidence Pick and have a 6-0 week. The Perfection Bonus pays $10/week which accumulates if there are no perfect records for the week before. If more than one player has a perfect record that week, then any accumulated amount will be split between them. These bonuses will be paid out at the end of the season and tallied until then.

If nobody wins the Perfection Bonus in Week 17 (and any weeks leading up to that without a winner) then I just save that money. If I win the Perfection Bonus, then I just save that money.



3.) Default Picks will be permitted, but they are now standardized and this is how they work:

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If you wish to avoid unintentionally skipping a week, then you may submit Default Picks. However, in order to avoid controversy, (and make my life easier) Default Picks are limited to selecting sixteen NFL Teams and your picks will automatically be those teams in the order listed GAME TOTAL-OVER picks. If we go to your Default Picks, none of them shall be a Confidence Pick and you do not qualify for the Perfection Bonus that week.



4.) You forfeit the right to win any consolation prize if you miss multiple weeks, however, you can still qualify for the Perfection Bonus every week.

5.) I am serious about Pick formatting this time. I know I always say that, but I really am this time. It starts to be enforced in Week 3.

6.) Pick Reminders are only guaranteed for Week 1 and are otherwise considered a courtesy. Making your picks is not my responsibility, but I will try to send the reminders.

Other than that, the Rules are basically verbatim from previous years.

Please ask if you have any questions, let's have another great season!
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August 29th, 2019 at 4:18:23 PM permalink
Before anyone asks, only a 6-0 record qualifies for the Perfection Bonus. A Push is considered imperfect even though you might have an X-0 record that week; it must be 6-0.
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August 29th, 2019 at 4:29:34 PM permalink
Geeee I got 7 PMS mission. I felt liked for a second
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August 29th, 2019 at 4:31:42 PM permalink
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Geeee I got 7 PMS mission. I felt liked for a second



The site hung up for a second! LOL. I thought it was my keyboard, so I was slamming the enter button in frustration. Sorry about that! I do like you, though.
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August 29th, 2019 at 5:26:44 PM permalink
Mission's Preseason Vitriol Takes

Okay, let's look at our NFL Week 1 matchups in 100 words or less! If I'm going to run this contest, then all of you get the displeasure of watching me think that I am funny. LOL

Packers @ Bears This will be interesting because the Bears D should be a serious threat again this year that makes the team a potential playoff contender. That same D will start the season by seeing if they can stifle GM, Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, Partial Owner, Concession Stand Manager and Quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. If LeBron James can force coaches out at will, so can he.

Chiefs @ Jaguars The Chiefs may wish they can skip straight to their inevitable Divisional or Conference Championship loss to the Patriots, but first they have to play sixteen regular season games. The first shall come against Big ***k Nick and the Jacksonville Jaguars who have a solid passing threat for the first time since.....okay, moving on:

Falcons @ Vikings The Vikings might win this one by a score of 28-3, or maybe it will be something closer like 34-28. For the Vikings' sake, I just hope the game doesn't come down to a field goal attempt that I could make.

Titans @ Browns It doesn't seem that long ago that this game didn't matter, but both of these potential playoff contenders are looking to come out of the gate hot. The Titans incompetent ownership, interested in replacing Marcus Mariota, decided to try to convince Steve McNair to come out of retirement only to realize that he has been dead for several years. Calls to Warren Moon went unreturned.

Bills @ Jets SPOILER: The Patriots win the division anyway.

Ravens @ Dolphins The Ravens have finally eliminated the most overpaid mediocre quarterback (don't forget Kirk Cousins!), excuse me, the second-most overpaid mediocre quarterback in NFL history in Joe Flacco. Flacco will retire with as many Super Bowl rings as eyebrows: 1. As far as the Dolphins, partial spoiler, the Patriots win the division anyway.

Redskins @ Eagles "Redskins Quarterback," I am legally required to disclose, is now rated as the 17th most dangerous job in America. It remains to be seen what glorified third-stringer will start this game, but you can be sure J.P. Losman will make a comeback in Week 11 after two quarterbacks on the current roster are killed on the field. In the same game. The Eagles face a similar problem with injury-prone Carson Wentz (and no Foles), they traded the wrong quarterback. They'll be okay until Week 11 or so.

Rams @ Panthers Let's see if the vaunted and high-powered offense of the Los Angeles (still awful to type, sorry St. Louis) Rams can keep that Super Bowl momentum going against the Carolina Panthers, who will likely continue to actively try to kill Cam Newton.

Colts @ Chargers The Colts are all out of Luck this year. Phillip Rivers is still around for the Chargers, but will likely finish his career with as many Super Bowl wins as Luck. There will be a capacity crowd of 537 for this one.

Bengals @ Seahawks It'll be interesting to see what the Seahawks can do with Russel Wilson using approximately 124% of the team's cap space. In the meantime, the Bengals are coached by a man named, NOT MARVIN LEWIS, so that's at least an improvement.

Giants @ Cowboys They should give the Giants' receivers a five yard head start just to make it fair. Who are the Giants receivers? Your guess is as good as mine. In the meantime, the Cowboys will underperform once again, but look really exciting doing it. Ezekiel Elliott is already planning to hump a stuffed turkey for his Thanksgiving game TD celebration. It will be both immature and glorious.

49ers @ Buccaneers Do I really have to pretend to care?

Lions @ Cardinals The Cardinals are already planning to trade QB Kyler Murray at the end of this season for a sixth-round draft pick in 2027. The Lions have the chance to get the 2019 campaign off to a great start since they are spotted a game against a college football team. They'll finish the season 5-11 and Matt Patricia will get a five-year extension because he talked to Bill Belichick once.

Steelers @ Patriots Lo, ye sinners and false prophets who before and again blasphemously proclaimed the downfall of the only true Lord and Savior, Tom Brady. We shall watch his miracles and come to know that SEVEN is HEAVEN, in the meantime, all you haters can #EatABagOfSix.

Texans @ Saints These two teams have the experience and talent to be Super Bowl contenders. They'll both be out before the Divisional Round of the Playoffs.

Broncos @ Raiders What a sorry state this world is in. We have Jon Elway who can only sign a good quarterback if it is a no-brainer (Manning). Flacco is not a no-brainer. On the other side, Antonio Brown is too busy getting cold feet and worrying about internet trolling Ben Roethlisberger on Twitter to even know what day this game is scheduled for. It's Monday, Antonio. You know, the one that's two days after the day you actually decide to participate in practice?
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August 29th, 2019 at 5:35:01 PM permalink
I don't understand this sentence.

Default Picks are limited to selecting sixteen NFL Teams and your picks will automatically be those teams in the order listed GAME TOTAL-OVER picks.

Can you be a bit more detailed, perhaps with an example, please?
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