Mission146
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July 17th, 2021 at 8:42:25 AM permalink
Greetings!

This is the thread for all discussion related to the 2021 WoV NFL Picks Game and can also be used for general discussion of the NFL season.

Here is a link to the OFFICIAL 2021 WOV Picks Game Thread:

https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/sports/36194-official-2021-wov-picks-game-thread/#post814222

Please review the rules and ask any questions you may have about the game in this discussion thread.

Usually someone has to remind me to do this at all, but I decided to get out ahead of this one since we took a break from the game last season due to Covid.
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July 17th, 2021 at 8:48:06 AM permalink
REMINDERS TO PLAY:

The following are the ways that a person may enter this game:

1.) Please read the rules and state that you wish to play in a post in THIS thread. If you do that, then you will automatically be entered into the game and will receive a PM from me when Week 1 Lines are posted.

2.) If you played this game in 2019, then you will receive a PM from me on some date after August 1st asking if you would like to play again.

3.) You may PM me that you wish to play.

4.) If you are a Member here with a join date of September 1st 2019, or after, with more than ten posts...then I will be sending a PM, on August 1st or later, briefly explaining the game and linking to the Official Thread. This is not a guarantee. I try to do this as quickly as reasonably possible, so it's possible I miss one or two as PM's can only be sent one at a time.

***If someone could perhaps remember to remind me to do the PM Invites on or around August 1st, I would be endlessly appreciative.
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July 17th, 2021 at 8:53:50 AM permalink
I have "read the rules read the rules and state that ( I ) wish to play".

Thanks for setting this up again M146 !
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July 17th, 2021 at 9:28:48 AM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

I have "read the rules read the rules and state that ( I ) wish to play".

Thanks for setting this up again M146 !



You're welcome! I have fun running this thing.
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July 17th, 2021 at 10:03:26 AM permalink
Greetings!

For the benefit of people who have played previous seasons of this game, I want to emphasize one rule change:

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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, or a Saturday game, then you must submit Picks before kickoff of that game if you wish to pick the early game. Early Sunday Kickoffs will be announced in both threads.

2a.) There will be NO EXCEPTIONS WHATSOEVER to the deadline for any reason. Too much controversy.

2b.) This has never happened, but if you make, "Early Game," picks and then send a new set of Picks after the, "Early Game," has kicked off, you will receive a record of 0-5 for that week.

3.) Saturday/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.



The difference is that Saturday games MAY now be picked. Games on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays (if any) MAY NOT be picked.

In the past, people have occasionally changed their Picks by sending a new set of Picks prior to the deadline. That's obviously not ideal for me, though it is permitted. However, Rule 2b.) states that if you make a pick on an Early Game and then send me a new set of Picks AFTER any early game that you have picked has kicked off, you will automatically receive an 0-5 record for the week.

THAT IS AN ABSOLUTE RULE. If you have picked an early game and that game has kicked off, then that is your set of Picks for the week and you should not send me a new set of Picks. It DOES NOT MATTER if you have kept the early game as one of your Picks. If ANY games that you have picked kick off, then that is your set of Picks for the week.
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July 17th, 2021 at 10:46:18 AM permalink
I will play the 2021 NFL Picks Game.

I am preparing my voodoo dolls of the Wizard, Miplet and other pre-season favorites.

Have you addressed entry fee payment methods (Paypal, Venmo, CashApp, Amazon Gift cards) in the rules? Or is that to be worked out by whomever finishes first?

Thanks, Mission. The absence of this game was sorely felt last year - a large hole in what was altogether a far too holey 2021.
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July 17th, 2021 at 11:16:11 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

I will play the 2021 NFL Picks Game.

I am preparing my voodoo dolls of the Wizard, Miplet and other pre-season favorites.

Have you addressed entry fee payment methods (Paypal, Venmo, CashApp, Amazon Gift cards) in the rules? Or is that to be worked out by whomever finishes first?

Thanks, Mission. The absence of this game was sorely felt last year - a large hole in what was altogether a far too holey 2021.



Excellent, glad to have you aboard and you're welcome!

I demand a voodoo doll be made of me. On picks that were not default (my entire 2019 was default picks) I not only have not had a sub .500 season (at least, I don't think), but am also beating the vig when looking at my all-time record, I believe. As I recall, there was one season in which I skipped (legal skip week) Week 17 in order to ensure a .500+ season.

It just so happens that I am the guy who performs consistently slightly above average, but unfortunately, no better than that it would seem.

Yes, entry fee payment will be addressed at the conclusion of the game. It really depends on who the winner is and what he/she wants, but I will be willing to accept Entry Fees only at that point if he/she has limited available methods and asks me to do so. I would then ask all payments of Entry Fees to be completed within thirty days, would consolidate all of that money and then send the winner a Postal Money Order.
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July 17th, 2021 at 1:21:12 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

I will play the 2021 NFL Picks Game.

I am preparing my voodoo dolls of the Wizard, Miplet and other pre-season favorites.
....



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I'm in.
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July 17th, 2021 at 3:00:11 PM permalink
Schedule Preview !

Sunday, Sept. 12:

Jaguars @ Texans — CBS, 1 p.m. ET
Steelers @ Bills — CBS, 1 p.m. ET

Jets @ Panthers — CBS, 1 p.m. ET
Cardinals @ Titans — CBS, 1 p.m. ET

Chargers @ Washington — CBS, 1 p.m. ET
Vikings @ Bengals — FOX, 1 p.m. ET

Seahawks @ Colts — FOX, 1 p.m. ET
Eagles @ Falcons — FOX, 1 p.m. ET

49ers @ Lions — FOX, 1 p.m. ET
Browns @ Chiefs — CBS, 4:25 p.m. ET

Dolphins @ Patriots — CBS, 4:25 p.m. ET
Broncos @ Giants — FOX, 4:25 p.m. ET

Packers @ Saints — FOX, 4:25 p.m. ET
Bears @ Rams — NBC, 8:20 p.m. ET

Monday, Sept. 13:

Ravens @ Raiders — ESPN, 8:15 p.m. ET
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July 17th, 2021 at 6:00:12 PM permalink
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. . am also beating the vig when looking at my all-time record ....



LOL, that's cool, whatever gets you aroused.
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