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Mission146
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September 17th, 2022 at 4:04:13 PM permalink
Greetings!

This is just an update to the effect that what I believe to be 13 sets of Picks have been received with ten reminders that were just sent.

There's really no reason for me not to open the PM's, except it's easier to post the Picks if I can avoid opening any. Usually what I will do is just open the individual PM's in different tabs, and all of them are a darker color because they are unopened, then I can just go from tab to tab and copy/paste.
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Mission146
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September 18th, 2022 at 7:25:05 AM permalink
Greetings!

The Week 2 Picks are as follows:

Vegasbrent:
Saints +2.5
Patriots -2
Broncos -10
Eagles -2
Rams-10.5-Confidence

AZDUFFMAN:
Patriots UNDER 40
Bengals -7.5
Dolphins OVER 44.5---CONFIDENCE
Cardinals 5.5
Jets UNDER 40

KSDJDJ:
Buccaneers Under 44
Dolphins Under 44.5
Cowboys Under 42
Seahawks Under 41
Titans Over 48.5

Wizard:
Jets 6.5
Jaguars 4
Dolphins 3.5
Cowboys 7.5 confidence
Bears 10

GenWyzgy
Panthers +2.5
Steelers +2 Confidence
Seahawks +8.5
Jaguars +4
Texans Under 45

JohnnyQ:
Patriots -2
Ravens -3.5
Commanders U 48.5
Falcons 10.5 CONFIDENCE
Cardinals U 51.5

IndyJeffrey:
Buccaneers -2.5 - Confidence
Jaguars 4
Lions -2
Seahawks 8.5
Bears 10

PlayYourCardsRight:
Buccaneers -2.5
Jaguars 4 CONFIDENCE
Lions -2
Raiders -5.5
Bengals -7.5

Joeman:
Eagles -2
Buccaneers -2.5-confidence
Jaguars OVER 45.5
Panthers +2.5
Bills -10

jml24:
Saints +2.5
Jaguars +4
Dolphins +3.5
Seahawks +8.5
Cowboys +7.5

JW17:
Broncos -10 Confidence
Buccaneers -2.5
Lions -2
Titans +10
Jaguars +4

Johnzimbo:
49ers -8.5
Bengals under 42 confidence
Bengals -7.5
Falcons under 46.5
Saints +2.5

SOOPOO:
Browns-6.5 Confidence
Bears +10
Titans +10
Falcons + 10.5
Seahawks + 8.5

Gaming711:
San Fran - 8.5 Confidence
Vikings +2
Bills - 10
Colts - 4
Green Bay- 10

EdCollins:
Jags +4
Commanders +2
Bears +10
Raiders -5.5 Confidence
Cowboys +7.5

Gordonm888:
Dolphins 3.5
49ers -8.5
Cardinals 5.5
Packers -10
Eagles -2-Confidence

miplet:
Panthers +2.5
Jaguars +4-confidence
Commanders +2
Falcons +10.5
Cowboys +7.5

FourFiveFace:
Jets +6.5-Confidence
Panthers +2.5
Jaguars +4
Cardinals +5.5
Eagles -2
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September 18th, 2022 at 7:29:54 AM permalink
It would appear that JimRockford made Picks for Week 1, but not Week 2, so is taking a Skip Week accordingly.

The reason that is relevant is because it gets us to a total of twenty players, therefore, there will also be a Playoff Picks game this year if all twenty regular game players will commit to playing it when the time comes.

We should also have two additional players for the Playoff Picks game. Technically, I shouldn't disclose who, but I have had two people PM me and say they couldn't possibly remember to make all their regular season Picks this year, don't want to use Defaults, but will most likely participate in the Playoff Picks game as there are fewer weeks to remember to make Picks.

Also, I really do intend to do an NCAA basketball March Madness thing, at some point; it's just always tough to get around to it because I really don't care about basketball. What I will probably do is do one for the Women's Tournament, since that doesn't seem to happen often and I like College Women's Hoops better than Men's.
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September 18th, 2022 at 7:31:37 AM permalink
You list Playyourcards right's picks twice, once with confidence for one game and once without
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September 18th, 2022 at 7:35:46 AM permalink
Hmm...maybe I'm wrong about us being at twenty players.

In any event, thank you for the correction! It is the version with the Confidence Pick that plays, so I will get that cleaned up.
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September 18th, 2022 at 7:45:43 AM permalink
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Hmm...maybe I'm wrong about us being at twenty players.

Yes, I show 19 players. 18 players competing this week, with JimRockford taking his Skip Week.

Here's this week's pick consensus. Huge amount of love for the Jags.




Enjoy the games.
Mission146
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September 18th, 2022 at 7:47:13 AM permalink
UPDATE:

There is nobody, JimRockford aside, Skipping Week 2, which puts us at 19 players.

That being the case, I'm probably not going to do the Playoff Picks Game this year because I really don't like the Playoff game anyway and we do not have twenty players. The reason I don't like the game is because the sample size is too limited for what the game is, and no matter what set of rules I use, I always feel like not enough players are legitimately in contention for long enough. Every time I try to adjust the rules, it's just more of the same again. It's also too short to justify a, "Most Average," prize.

I think what I will do is commit to doing something for March Madness, probably the Women's tournament because I don't actively hate watching those games. I think I will offer up the same total of $250 in prizes that was offered for last year's Playoff contest...and I will be able to do Top 3, Most Average and You Suck.

In addition to there are several games, you also would only have to submit one set of Picks. The way it would work is that there would be points awarded for advancing teams, now, players wouldn't be allowed to create an impossible scenario, (ex. having two teams make the Final Four despite they would have to play each other for either to do so) but all they would have to do is take a picture of the brackets, or simply, tell me who you have advancing to each round.

That would only need to be done once, then we could just sit and watch everything unfold. I think that's a better sort of game given the short period of time being covered.
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September 18th, 2022 at 4:43:48 PM permalink
I am not feeling confident in my picking after two weeks. I am certainly not seeing patterns like EvenBob would :)
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September 18th, 2022 at 5:27:29 PM permalink
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I am not feeling confident in my picking after two weeks. I am certainly not seeing patterns like EvenBob would :)
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I'm seeing a pattern. Sweating out most of my picks right until the final gun,
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September 19th, 2022 at 7:08:53 AM permalink
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I'm seeing a pattern. Sweating out most of my picks right until the final gun,
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I picked Arizona and Miami. Luckily, those picks were correct due to massive late-game swings and wild endings. But I did spend most of those games thinking that those picks were a humiliating failure on my part.

So, yeah, the pattern is humiliation.
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