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Mission146
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September 8th, 2022 at 6:10:14 AM permalink
The only rule changes are as follows, for those who have played before:

For those who haven't and would like to, please find the complete rules here:

https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/sports/37505-official-2022-wov-picks-game-thread/#post860870

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. If Saturday games are available, then you must submit your set of Picks that includes a Saturday game at least ONE HOUR BEFORE KICKOFF of any Saturday games; your Picks will also be locked in for that week and cannot be changed if you have picked Saturday game(s).

---The change to Rule 3 is a minor change to reflect that any Saturday game Picks must be made at least one hour before kickoff; the previous rule just said that they had to be in before kickoff. This rule, as the previous, only applies if there are Saturday games and you are picking any of them.

4b.) On a case-by-case basis, I will consider allowing Picks to be made in advance of the Lines being posted by me. If I do this, it can only be for that week's Picks. (IOW---you might be permitted to make your picks on Tuesday for the following Sunday's games)

4(b)(i) For clarification, what that means is that you may submit the teams you want against the spread, (ex. Patriots-Over, Patriots -x) without knowing what Thursday's spread is going to be. However, if the spread when you send them to me and the spread posted on Thursday differs, then your Picks will be amended to reflect Thursday's spread (or whatever spread is posted)


This isn't really a case-by-case basis as I have never refused to accept Early Picks; the rule is just meant to clarify that any early Picks will be subject to the Lines as of the time I post them. Naturally, this is pretty obvious, but I figured I should go ahead and codify it.
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Mission146
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September 8th, 2022 at 6:11:26 AM permalink
I'd also like to apologize for the late start, though I wasn't going to send any invites this year as they almost never result in any actual new players. If anyone who has not played before wishes to play, then simply send me a PM with your picks after you have read the rules here:

https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/sports/37505-official-2022-wov-picks-game-thread/#post860870
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September 8th, 2022 at 6:24:37 AM permalink
Thanks again for hosting Mission.

Note that in the official rules, you should change "2021" to "2022".

The time has come, once again, for the 2021 WoV NFL Picks Game!!!

Also, feel free to edit Rule 7.

7.) At some point on Tuesday or Wednesday the picks, results and updated Standings will be posted by EdCollins or myself in the Discussion Thread.

I'll be happy to post the updated standings again, all year long, but like previous years, I will do so minutes after the Monday Night Game has finished. No way will I need to wait until Tuesday or Wednesday.

:)
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September 8th, 2022 at 6:26:23 AM permalink
Hoooray!!! Thank you, Mission. I assume that by submitting picks, we are announcing that we are in the contest and agree to the contest entry fee of $25, payable at the end of the contest?
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Mission146
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September 8th, 2022 at 6:27:11 AM permalink
Greetings!

The Week 1 Lines are as follows: (PM's to follow shortly after this post)

Saints -5.5 @ Falcons +5.5 O/U 42.5
49ers -7 @ Bears +7 O/U 40.5
Steelers +6.5 @ Bengals -6.5 O/U 44.5
Eagles -4 @ Lions +4 O/U 48.5
Patriots + 3.5 @ Dolphins -3.5 O/U 46
Ravens -7 @ Jets +7 O/U 44.5
Jaguars +2.5 @ Commanders -2.5 O/U 44
Browns +1.5 @ Panthers -1.5 O/U 42
Colts -7 @ Texans +7 O/U 45.5
Giants +5.5 @ Titans -5.5 O/U 43.5
Packers -1.5 @ Vikings +1.5 O/U 47
Chiefs -5.5 @ Cardinals +5.5 O/U 53.5
Raiders +3.5 @ Chargers -3.5 O/U 52
Buccaneers -2.5 @ Cowboys +2.5 O/U 50.5
Broncos -6.5 @ Seahawks +6.5 O/U 44

Picks are due by 10:00a EST on Sunday, September 11th, 2022.
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Mission146
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September 8th, 2022 at 6:28:23 AM permalink
Quote: EdCollins

Thanks again for hosting Mission.

Note that in the official rules, you should change "2021" to "2022".

The time has come, once again, for the 2021 WoV NFL Picks Game!!!

Also, feel free to edit Rule 7.

7.) At some point on Tuesday or Wednesday the picks, results and updated Standings will be posted by EdCollins or myself in the Discussion Thread.

I'll be happy to post the updated standings again, all year long, but like previous years, I will do so minutes after the Monday Night Game has finished. No way will I need to wait until Tuesday or Wednesday.

:)
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You're welcome; thank you for posting the standings! That rule will be so amended and I will change the post to reflect the correct year! As you probably suspect, I just copy/paste and make adjustments, so I missed that.
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Mission146
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September 8th, 2022 at 6:28:43 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

Hoooray!!! Thank you, Mission. I assume that by submitting picks, we are announcing that we are in the contest and agree to the contest entry fee of $25, payable at the end of the contest?
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You're welcome, and that is correct.
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Mission146
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September 8th, 2022 at 6:32:18 AM permalink
Game Rule 7 now reads as follows:

7.) EdCollins will generally post results and updated standings shortly after Monday night's game. On very rare occasions, EdCollins' availability might require that I grade Picks by hand, if that happens, it will be on Tuesday or Wednesday. Please, "Self-Police," your own Standings to see if there is an inaccuracy. There hasn't been one in four years, so I trust EdCollins' program and usually do not double check.
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Mission146
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September 8th, 2022 at 6:36:39 AM permalink
I am in the process of sending PM's and have also taken the liberty of changing the Title of this thread to reflect that it is the Picks Game discussion thread.
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September 8th, 2022 at 6:38:09 AM permalink
Quote: EdCollins

Thanks again for hosting Mission.

Note that in the official rules, you should change "2021" to "2022".

The time has come, once again, for the 2021 WoV NFL Picks Game!!!

Also, feel free to edit Rule 7.

7.) At some point on Tuesday or Wednesday the picks, results and updated Standings will be posted by EdCollins or myself in the Discussion Thread.

I'll be happy to post the updated standings again, all year long, but like previous years, I will do so minutes after the Monday Night Game has finished. No way will I need to wait until Tuesday or Wednesday.

:)
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Well technically, "minutes after the Monday Night Game is finished" often is Tuesday on the East Coast! (And is always Tuesday in Nova Scotia! ;) !)

PS: Thanks for doing this, Ed!

PPS: Thanks also to Mission for putting this on again!
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