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EdCollins
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Mission146
September 2nd, 2022 at 12:38:08 PM permalink
Where's Mission?

Is it safe to assume we are not having a contest this year? Last year Mission started getting things ready in mid-July.

As of right now, the 20200 NFL season is less than a week away. (Actually, a bit more than a week, since we don't include the Thursday games.)
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September 2nd, 2022 at 1:27:13 PM permalink
I know. Mission has been barely on the forum for many months! We all miss him. I briefly thought about stepping up to organize and host the NFL picks contest this year, but wasn't sure that would be acceptable to people, and I'm a bit reticent about the work (and possible grief) that would be involved.

If we're going to do anything, we need some decisions very quickly.
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September 2nd, 2022 at 4:27:02 PM permalink
I messaged Mission last week, and he said he was puttimg something up this weekend. But there is a contest coming.
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September 3rd, 2022 at 3:12:30 AM permalink
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Where's Mission?



He seems to have gone Witness Protection Program and I hope all is well with him.
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September 4th, 2022 at 5:06:45 AM permalink
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I messaged Mission last week, and he said he was puttimg something up this weekend. But there is a contest coming.
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Time is becoming critical for an NFL Picks contest -at least one that includes the first week of the regular season. This is the last day of 'this weekend,' let's hope that Mission does what he says he will.
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September 4th, 2022 at 5:06:49 AM permalink
Quote: PlayYourCardsRight

I messaged Mission last week, and he said he was puttimg something up this weekend. But there is a contest coming.
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Time is becoming critical for an NFL Picks contest -at least one that includes the first week of the regular season. This is the last day of 'this weekend,' let's hope that Mission does what he says he will.
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September 7th, 2022 at 3:26:08 PM permalink
Darn! I just remembered about this contest and thought maybe I could sneak in at the last minute.
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September 8th, 2022 at 2:49:25 AM permalink
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Time is becoming critical for an NFL Picks contest
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Nobody has stepped up so there will probably not be one. Personally I do not have the time so count me out for running it.
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Mission146
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September 8th, 2022 at 5:41:53 AM permalink
Hey, I'll have the thread up and PM's for Picks out to people within the next few minutes. This can be the unofficial thread for the game. I'll also post the Lines and PM seogriar2 and everyone who played last year.

I haven't determined what the prizes will be for this season, but they'll be at least the same as last season.

Finally, I'm going to change the rules of the Perfection Bonus such that it will be paid out directly at the end of the season, or maybe even by Amazon Gift Card during the season. Offsetting Entry Fee to the winner is too much of a PITA. Also, for that reason, I'm going to pay Second Place, Third Place, "Most Average," and "You Suck," directly this year and those people will still have to arrange to pay their Entry Fee to the winner at the end of it.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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September 8th, 2022 at 6:01:19 AM permalink
All told, the prizes I'm contributing are as much as $800, so I feel like that's probably fine, what with Perfection Bonus and all.

The one thing that I am going to do is that I am paying Second and Third Place MORE and First Place less as First Place gets the Entry Fees anyway.

With that, everything else will be the same, (except winners of minor prizes will still have to pay the winner directly as far as Entry Fee goes) except the Top Three prize structure will be thus:

First Place: $250 (This person will also win all Entry Fees)
Second Place: $150
Third Place: $100
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219

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