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January 12th, 2023 at 8:58:31 AM permalink
Quote: EdCollins

Quote: Vegasbrent

That's how I read it, anyway.

Yea... that's how I read it too. Just wanted a clarification.

Mission, if a player makes this (honest) mistake, he's instantly disqualified?

It wouldn't surprise me if, with this new format, if one or more players do make a mistake in some fashion, when submitting their picks.
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You are late to the party! Some really smart and intuitive poster (SOOPOO) predicted that half of the participants would be DQd after his (my!) reading of the rules. This occurred in the very first non-Mission post in this thread!
My 5 picks are in. $100 each. I may not be playing next week but it wont be because Im DQd.
Prediction. SOOPOO in 4th place after week1!



(Or all 5 lose and Im done.)
Mission146
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January 12th, 2023 at 11:36:21 AM permalink
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On that note, would you mind if I PM you my Picks? You don't have to open them and can even delete the PM's a week or so after the contest, but the timestamp will prove that I submitted my Picks to you prior to looking at anyone else's Picks, if necessary.
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Of course, I would be happy to help in that way, no problem. And good luck to you, I'm very glad you're playing.
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Good luck to you as well, and thank you!
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January 12th, 2023 at 11:40:17 AM permalink
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Hey Mission, despite your well-worded rules, I have a question clarification.

Assume it's next week, the Divisional Round. Assume a player lost $370 during Wildcard weekend and thus only has $130 left.

One of the contest rules says that a player's minimum bet for this week is $50. Another rule says that at least three bets must be made this Divisional Playoff weekend.

For this player with just $130 left, he obviously can't satisfy both rules. So which rule takes precedent?

The three-bet minimum takes precedent, correct? This player must three bets. (Say, $50-$50-$30 or $55-$60-$15 or maybe $50-$70-$10.) He isn't allowed to make, say, one bet of $130 or two bets, of say, $100-$30.

If a player can't satisfy both criteria, he must do his best to first satisfy the three-bet minimum requirement, correct?

Or no?
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My, "Well-worded rules," that's certainly a first! Thank you for the compliment!

If it comes up I will make it clear in the post related to that week, but it was a good thing you asked now.

The rule that every bet MUST be a MINIMUM of $50 is to be considered more important than any other rule. For that reason, a player with a bankroll of $130 would be required to bet all $130, in any way they wish, between two bets, provided each is at least $50.

The only exception to the $50 MINIMUM rule is if you have less than $50, in which event, you must make a single bet for everything you have.

Should any players find themselves so situated, I will probably send a non-generic PM as a Picks Reminder and inform any such players of their situation and options. They will have no choice but to bet it all that week and each bet must be at least $50.
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Mission146
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January 12th, 2023 at 11:43:40 AM permalink
Quote: EdCollins

Quote: Vegasbrent

That's how I read it, anyway.

Yea... that's how I read it too. Just wanted a clarification.

Mission, if a player makes this (honest) mistake, he's instantly disqualified?

It wouldn't surprise me if, with this new format, if one or more players do make a mistake in some fashion, when submitting their picks.
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Disqualifications for other than the most obvious rule violations will be handled on a case-by-case basis. For instance, late picks are an instant disqualification. Failing to make at least five bets this week would be an instant disqualification, etc.
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January 12th, 2023 at 11:46:15 AM permalink
Quote: Joeman

Thanks for bringing this up, Ed. I was wondering the same thing. Based on my performance in the regular season, I envision myself in this position at some point!

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Mission, if a player makes this (honest) mistake, he's instantly disqualified?

It wouldn't surprise me if, with this new format, if one or more players do make a mistake in some fashion, when submitting their picks.
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It seems to me that if picks are due Sat @ 10 EST, and kickoff of the first game isn't until 4:30, there could be time to notify people of any rules issues and allow them to make corrections, if Mission so chooses. I'm sure this would be extra work for him, and I would certainly understand if he doesn't want to do this.

The way I look at it, it's a freeroll. If I 'foul' my bets, that's on me, and I have lost nothing. So, no biggie.
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Yes; that's an excellent point. I'll take a little time to look over the Picks and PM people as to what might need to be amended.

I'm hoping everyone follows the rules and we just don't have any issues, though, because I would not be able to post picks until all Picks are available to be posted.

I also hope everyone follows something close to my formatting so that the intent of a person's bet is clear. One thing that I am not going to do is PM people for clarification as to what bet they actually wanted, so anything related to weird formatting would mean they just get whatever I interpreted the bet to be.
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January 13th, 2023 at 10:16:45 AM permalink
Greetings!

I have either eight or nine sets of Picks so far (including myself) with seventeen reminders sent. There are two PM's that may or may not already include Picks, but the PM subject is ambiguous enough that I can't really open them.

With that, we have either nine sets of Picks and fifteen Reminders sent, seven sets of Picks and seventeen Reminders sent, or eight sets of Picks and sixteen reminders sent.

I haven't heard from many people at all yet, which also includes some of the payouts from the WoV Picks Game, so I hope to hear from them soon on that.

Anyway, if you want to enter, all you need to do is read the rules and PM me your Picks by the January, 14th, 2022 deadline. It doesn't matter whether or not you played in the 2022 WoV NFL Picks Game and this is a total free roll game, so why not give yourself something to cheer for and take a shot at some free cash?
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January 13th, 2023 at 1:08:34 PM permalink
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2d.) The maximum bet for the first week of the Playoffs shall be $100, per bet.



Just submitted my picks and within 9 seconds realized I had violated a rule.

Hopefully my resubmitted picks are compliant.

No CONFIDENCE picks, so Mission doesn't have to remind me to include one this week. Ha!

Good luck everyone.
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January 13th, 2023 at 4:39:41 PM permalink
Quote: IndyJeffrey

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2d.) The maximum bet for the first week of the Playoffs shall be $100, per bet.



Just submitted my picks and within 9 seconds realized I had violated a rule.

Hopefully my resubmitted picks are compliant.

No CONFIDENCE picks, so Mission doesn't have to remind me to include one this week. Ha!

Good luck everyone.
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OMG, I broke the same rule as well. I will resubmit my picks.
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January 14th, 2023 at 7:07:58 AM permalink
Greetings!

The Wildcard Weekend Picks are as follows:

Mission146:
Chargers -1 -105 $50
Jaguars to WIN +110 $52
Vikings to WIN -145 $90
Giants +3 +100 $62
Cowboys to WIN -130 $82
Buccaneers +2.5 +100 $63

Gaming711:
49ers -9.5 -105 $100
Chargers -1 -105 $100
Bills -10.5 100 $100
Bengals -6.5 100 $100
Buccaneers 2.5 100 $100'

FourFiveFace:
Seahawks/49ers UNDER 42.5 +100 ($100)
Chargers -1 -105 ($100)
Bills -10.5 +100 ($100)
Giants +3 +100 ($100)
Ravens/Bengals UNDER 44 -100 ($100)

miplet:
$100 Seahawks +9.5 +100
$100 Seahawks To WIN +450
$100 Ravens To WIN +270
$100 Buccaneers To WIN +130
$100 Giants To WIN +145

ksdjdj:
Seahawks/49ers UNDER 42.5 +100 - $50
Seahawks To WIN +450 - $50
Bills -10.5 + 100 - $50
Dolphins/Bills UNDER 45 +100 -$50
Jaguars To WIN +110 - $50
Bengals -6.5 +100 - $50
Ravens/Bengals UNDER 44 -100 -$60
Buccaneers To WIN +130 - $50

Gordonm888
Chargers To WIN -110 $100
Bills -10.5 + 100 $100
Bills To WIN -500 $100
Giants +3 +100 $50
Buccaneers To WIN +130 $100

UnJon:
$100 49ers -9.5 -105
$100 Chargers/Jaguars OVER 47.5 +100
$100 Giants to WIN +145
$100 Bengals -6.5
$100 Bills -10.5

BillRyan:
Giants +3 $100
Giants under 48.5 $50
Giants Win $50
Bengals Win $50
Cowboys win $50
49ers win $50

JohnnyQ:
$ 50 Bet: Seahawks +9.5
$ 50 Bet: Jaguars +1
$ 50 Bet: Vikings -3
$ 50 Bet: Buccaneers +2.5
$ 50 Bet: Bills -10.5
$ 100 Bet: Bengals -6.5

IndyJeffrey
$50 Seahawks/49ers UNDER 42.5 +100
$100 Chargers -1 -105
$75 Bills -10.5 + 100
$75 Vikings -3 +100
$100 Bengals -6.5 +100
$100 Bengals -270

Wizard:
$100 Seahawks To WIN +450
$100 Buccaneers To WIN +130
$100 Giants To WIN +145
$100 Dolphins To WIN +500
$100 Ravens To WIN +270

GenWyzgy:
$100 Chargers OVER 47.5 +100
$50 Bills -10.5 +100
$50 Bengals -6.5 +100
$50 Buccaneers to WIN +130
$50 Seahawks OVER 42.5 +100

EdCollins
49ers -9.5 -105 $50
49ers to WIN -450 $100
Bills -10.5 +100 $50
Dolphins/Bills UNDER 45 +100 $50
Giants +3 +100 $50
Giants to WIN +145 $50
Bengals -6.5 +100 $50
Ravens/Bengals UNDER 44 -100 $50
Cowboys -2.5 -105 $50

Mukke:
$100 Seahawks +9.5 +100
$100 Seahawks/49ers OVER 42.5 +100
$50 Seahawks To WIN +450
$50 Ravens To WIN +270
$50 Giants To WIN +145

Johnzimbo:
$100 Jaguars +1 +105
$50 49ers -9.5 -105
$50 Bills -10.5 + 100
$50 Vikings -3 +100
$65 Cowboys To WIN -130

Joeman:
Joeman:
$50 49ers -9.5 -105
$100 Bills -10.5 +100
$100 Giants/Vikings UNDER 48.5 +100
$100 Bengals -6.5 +100
$50 Vikings -3 +100
$50 Cowboys/Buccaneers UNDER 45.5 +100
$50 Jaguars To WIN +110

SOOPOO:
$100. Bills to win. -500
$100 49ers to win. -450
$100. Chargers o win. -110
$100. Bengals to win. -270
$100. Vikings to win. -145

VegasBrent:
49ers to WIN -450 $90
Jaguars +1 +105 $60
Bills -10.5 + 100 $100
Bengals To WIN -270 $81
Buccaneers +2.5 +100 $50
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January 14th, 2023 at 7:12:35 AM permalink
Thanks for running this, Mission!

Interesting to see the different strategies people took. Wizard especially going for a moonshot. SOOPOO doing the opposite.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.

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