This is the thread for the 2021 NFL Playoff Picks Game! For anyone who hasn't been following the 2021 NFL Picks Game:
If you are playing in that game, then you will either receive a PM (probably later tonight) asking for you to commit to playing the Playoff Picks Game, or alternatively, you have already committed.
For those of you who are not playing that game, you are still welcome to participate in this game and it is a total free roll, unlike the regular NFL Picks Games. If you wish to play in this game, simply make your intentions known in this thread OR you may PM me your intent to play.
With that, let's discuss the Rules for the 2021 Playoff Picks Game:
1.) Players will pick EVERY Point Spread and EVERY Over/Under for EVERY game throughout the Playoffs.
2.) The structure for scoring points will be as follows:
WildCard---1 Point per correct pick.
Divisional Playoffs---1.5 Points per correct pick.
Conference Championships---2 Points per correct pick.
Super Bowl---4 Points per correct pick.
3.) In addition to the Super Bowl Line itself, there will be ten Super Bowl prop questions asked and players will have the opportunity to score one point for each question answered correctly.
4.) The player(s) with the most points at the end of the game are the winners.
5.) TIEBREAKER: Players will submit what they think the final score of the Super Bowl is going to be with their Super Bowl Picks. Picking the winner will take the most priority, but after that, will be the closest on game score TOTAL. If that is also a tie, then whoever answered the most of the ten questions right will break the tie. If that is still a tie, then the result is a tie between the two players.
5a.) If the tie is for the, "You Suck," prize, then the opposite of the normal Tiebreaker rules will decide. You would want to pick the Super Bowl LOSER, etc...
For the Playoff Picks Game, the prizes are as follows:
1st Place: $150
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $25
You Suck: $25
There is no, "Most Average," prize for this game.
I will send out the PM's for more commitments from players of the NFL Picks Game later this evening, or it might be tomorrow morning. If anyone not listed above would also like to participate in the Playoff Picks Game, then please either PM me to that effect or make it known in this thread. This game will not happen unless there are at least twenty players.
We also have the matter of a few unclaimed prizes from previous games that I should get off of my ledger, so I will be doing this:
Okay, so I looked and the Perfection Bonuses that were unclaimed/donated were as follows:
Kuma: Donated $10 to NCAA Game (2020 Tournament Did Not Happen)
DJATC + BeachBumBabs: Total of $16.67 in Unclaimed Perfection Bonuses
When we establish whether or not we are going to have a Playoff game (when I get at least seventeen commitments) I will put it to a vote what we do with these funds. We can either carry them over to NCAA Tournament, just add them to Playoff Picks Prizes as they are now...or bet them on the Playoff Picks consensus winners. Assuming -110 Lines all the way, we could conceivably add:
26.67 + (26.67 * 100/110) = $50.91 (I assume rounds down always)
50.91 + (50.91 * 100/110) = $97.19
97.19 + (97.19 * 100/110) = $185.54
185.54 + (185.54 * 100/110) = $354.21
So, that would actually more than double the prize pool I am offering if our consensus could go 4-0.
That said, $25 is right about the line where I would feel better to take a vote on it than to just do something like that. We're obviously unlikely to go 4-0.
I obviously don't know what the Lines are going to be and they probably won't be -110 every single time...and they will possibly be different from the lines for the actual game...but I have decided that I will be doing this with the funds that have gone multiple years unclaimed.
In the event that the consensus is split, then an equal amount will be bet on however many teams it is split between...unless it is the Super Bowl, in which event we will simply not make a bet at all.
I'm also going to round the $26.67 in unclaimed monies up to $30, so we will be opening with a bet of $30.
In the event that we run the table, or stop betting this by the time the Super Bowl comes, all winnings and the original $30 will be added, proportionately, to the other prizes for this game. In other words:
1st Place: 60%
2nd Place: 20%
3rd Place & You Suck: 10%, each.
Just so everyone knows, I also won't really have time to line shop since I will barely have time to determine the consensus with enough time to still make the bet. It'll probably just be whatever the line is for PlaySugarhouse.
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