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NFL 2014 - Weekly Picks

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by rogue49, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Ok, this is for this coming season's NFL picks.
    Members can throw down their best picks every week in here.

    And the winner of the week can have bragging rights.

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    I'll add up every participant's numbers to a grand total at the end of the season.
    To announce the overall winner.

    Play-offs will be a different set.

    We've got time to figure out how we're going to play it,
    since we're not really starting "officially" until regular season starts.

    Pre-season has too much experimentation to pick well...and sometimes the games are just "throw-aways"
    But you can speculate anyway...it just won't be recorded in the totals.

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    I've already got a suggestion of using Yahoo's PickEm

    The way I usually do it, is people put down their picks before the first games.
    We try to do this before Sunday...but there are some games on other days.
    So the rule will be you have to pick/post before the start of the game, otherwise it won't count.

    Picks for my games in the past were simply just naming the winner, no score.
    But the winner & score would be done for Monday Night Football, for potential tiebreakers.
    (I guess, we'll have to do 2 on Sept 8th)
    Then the total wins would be summed and a winner with the most wins would be announced for the week.

    ***Let me know what you'd all like to do, we can agree before the season starts.

    All this is for fun and bragging rights.
    If you can play...play.
    If you can't, don't
    You can get in and out every week, if "life happens" so be it...no harm, no foul.
    You'll still be in the running. (although with a limp. ;))

    Let's all have some good play. :cool:
     
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  2. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    I'm getting this all setup this weekend, folks.
    My holiday is for you. :cool:
     
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  3. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Ok, I'm going with the KISS principle on this...all the other sites have too many complications and registrations.
    I want to make this easy, fun and about our TFP'rs.

    So, the rules again are this...very simple.
    1. On Tuesday of each week, I'll post the list of the games for the main season. (we'll talk about post-season later, if wanted)
    2. Either quote or copy & paste the list in your reply.
    3. Simply put an "X" after each team you want to win each game.
    4. On the LAST game of Monday Night Football, not only pick the winner, but give a number of the Total points of the game for BOTH teams together. (this is for tie-breakers only, the person who gets closest, wins the Tie)
      Again, if there are 2, pick the score for the last one.
    5. Person who choses the most wins in total count for the week...wins the week. (in case of a tie, the MNF score will choose, as noted above...if tied beyond that, it's just a dual win, but this is very rare)
    6. Everyone and anyone can play each week, whether you played or not previously.
    7. Picks MUST be before game time for each game. (so if it's on Thursday, pick it by Thursday...or it won't count)
    8. I'll sum up the counts for the convenience of everyone, and announce the winner on Tuesday morning, before I post the next week's list. (of course, anyone can do it too, with the posts placed on the board in public)
      Winner gets bragging rights for the week.
    9. At the end of the season, I'll add up all the wins for the season for everyone. So the more weeks you play, the more likely you'll win. Everything counts.
      Season winner gets bragging rights ...until next year or we get tired of it. ;) (no tie breaker here...BUT we may play post season, so that could be a factor too.)
    And anyone can be a kind backup QB for me in case of injury or other "controversies"?? I'd appreciate a volunteer or two. :cool:

    And do me a favor...please do all your picks in one shot, one posts.
    This will make it MUCH easier for me to organize and not miss anything.
    • Again, pick your team to win each game with an X after.
    • Give a number for the total sum score on the last Monday Night Football, game. (and pick a winner too, don't forget)
    Remember, you only get to edit your post for so long, if you're in an indecisive mood.
    Otherwise, you'd have to bug a mod or admin for it...which I wouldn't recommend.
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    Ok, here we go...this 1st week, NFL Season 2014
    Waa-hoo...are you ready to play football??

    Remember, there's one on Thursday, THIS week...so make your pick before it.

    THU, SEP 4 TIME (ET) TV
    Green Bay at Seattle 8:30 PM

    SUN, SEP 7 TIME (ET) TV
    New Orleans at Atlanta 1:00 PM
    Buffalo at Chicago 1:00 PM
    Tennessee at Kansas City 1:00 PM
    Minnesota at St. Louis 1:00 PM
    New England at Miami 1:00 PM
    Oakland at NY Jets 1:00 PM
    Jacksonville at Philadelphia 1:00 PM
    Cleveland at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM
    Cincinnati at Baltimore 1:00 PM
    Washington at Houston 1:00 PM
    San Francisco at Dallas 4:25 PM
    Carolina at Tampa Bay 4:25 PM
    Indianapolis at Denver 8:30 PM

    MON, SEP 8 TIME (ET)
    NY Giants at Detroit 7:10 PM
    San Diego at Arizona 10:20 PM
     
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  4. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member

    Just a suggestion, but if you want to make it REALLY simple just create a league here:

    Pro Football Pick'em | Yahoo Sports

    It takes less than 5 minutes to set up a league, less than 2-3 minutes to make hour picks each week, is free, and will keep all the scores and tie breakers for you.
     
  5. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC

    I recalled this from the suggestion before...

    I reviewed and thought about this...I didn't want to complicate it, with another place for members to register, etc. (and it didn't allow for other factors I wanted to include)
    I wanted this to be about sharing on the TFP.
    And not one more place for users to remember to go every week. (out of sight, out of mind and such)
    Also let observers who may leap in later as they see us play a couple of weeks.

    Hope you understand. :)
     
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  6. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member

    It's no skin off my back, just a suggestion. ;)
     
  7. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC

    Hope you join us every week...then we'll see if you're skinned. ;)

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    In the meantime...
    To get things started...here are my picks for the week...into the breach. :eek:
    Whatever works for you...as long as I see an X and a number at the end.


    My Raiders, actually have a decent chance...fairly even.
    So I won't have to make a sacrifice. :cool:
     
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  8. I just post this here so others can copy and be winners, too;)

    THU, SEP 4 TIME (ET) TV
    Green Bay at Seattle 8:30 PM

    SUN, SEP 7 TIME (ET) TV
    New OrleansX at Atlanta 1:00 PM
    Buffalo at ChicagoX 1:00 PM
    Tennessee at Kansas CityX 1:00 PM
    Minnesota at St. LouisX 1:00 PM
    New EnglandX at Miami 1:00 PM
    Oakland at NY JetsX 1:00 PM
    Jacksonville at PhiladelphiaX 1:00 PM
    Cleveland at PittsburghX 1:00 PM
    Cincinnati at BaltimoreX 1:00 PM
    WashingtonX at Houston 1:00 PM
    San FranciscoX at Dallas 4:25 PM
    CarolinaX at Tampa Bay 4:25 PM
    Indianapolis at DenverX 8:30 PM

    MON, SEP 8 TIME (ET)
    NY Giants at DetroitX 7:10 PM
    San Diego at ArizonaX 10:20 PM
    TOTAL POINT: 38
     
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  9. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member

    Green Bay at Seattle x 8:30 PM

    SUN, SEP 7 TIME (ET) TV
    New Orleans x at Atlanta 1:00 PM
    Buffalo at Chicago x 1:00 PM
    Tennessee at Kansas City x 1:00 PM
    Minnesota x at St. Louis 1:00 PM
    New England x at Miami 1:00 PM
    Oakland at NY Jets x 1:00 PM
    Jacksonville at Philadelphia x 1:00 PM
    Cleveland at Pittsburgh x 1:00 PM
    Cincinnati at Baltimore x 1:00 PM
    Washington at Houston x 1:00 PM
    San Francisco x at Dallas 4:25 PM
    Carolina x at Tampa Bay 4:25 PM
    Indianapolis at Denver x 8:30 PM

    MON, SEP 8 TIME (ET)
    NY Giants at Detroit x 7:10 PM
    San Diego x at Arizona 10:20 PM

    Total points MNF game 1 - 38
    MNF game 2 - 45
     
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  10. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    Green Bay at SeattleX
    New OrleansX at Atlanta
    Buffalo at ChicagoX
    Tennessee at Kansas CityX
    Minnesota at St. LouisX
    New EnglandX at Miami
    OaklandX at NY Jets
    Jacksonville at PhiladelphiaX
    Cleveland at PittsburghX
    Cincinnati at BaltimoreX
    WashingtonX at Houston
    San FranciscoX at Dallas
    CarolinaX at Tampa Bay
    Indianapolis at DenverX

    MON, SEP 8 TIME (ET)
    NY GiantsX at Detroit
    San DiegoX at Arizona 10:20 PM Points total--35.
     
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  11. Fixed it :oops:
     
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  12. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    BTW...I'll do a like on the post, to let you know I got it in.
     
  13. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Last call for the game tonight...the rest will be on Sunday.
    One ding may not hurt too bad...but every point counts, just like in the game. ;)
     
  14. Jetée

    Jetée Getting titled

    Week 1 (opener)

    Green Bay X @ Seattle
     
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  15. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC

    Got it, please do me a favor and try not to cut it so close, it just makes it easier...but we're cool.
    If it's your thing/technique to wait, then I'll get used to it. Fortunately posts are timestamped.
    Good luck.
     
  16. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Ok, I lost that point...let's hear it for Seahawks.
     
  17. Jetée

    Jetée Getting titled

    New Orleans at Atlanta X
    Buffalo X at Chicago
    Tennessee at Kansas City X
    Minnesota at St. Louis X
    New England X at Miami
    Oakland at NY Jets X
    Jacksonville X at Philadelphia
    Cleveland X at Pittsburgh
    Cincinnati at Baltimore X
    Washington at Houston X
    San Francisco X at Dallas
    Carolina at Tampa Bay X
    Indianapolis X at Denver
    NY Giants X at Detroit
    San Diego at Arizona X (50)
     
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  18. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Ok, we've got a tie this week...so we're going to last game of MNF and the closest to the sum score wins.
    (*If anyone wants a copy of my lists and calcs...please let me know, I'll give them.)

    ...and Grumpyolddude wins Week 1 after a MNF score of 35
    Congrats :cool:

    But we'll get you next week...
    And anyone else that wants to play next week is welcome to join in too...have fun with us.
     
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  19. Congrats to me for guessing wrong on the fewest games! Also, thanks to @Borla for overestimating SD/AZ worse than I.
    Bring on the next round of SWAG!
     
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  20. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Week 2

    THU, SEP 11
    Pittsburgh at Baltimore 8:25 PM

    SUN, SEP 14
    Miami at Buffalo 1:00 PM
    Atlanta at Cincinnati 1:00 PM
    New Orleans at Cleveland 1:00 PM
    Dallas at Tennessee 1:00 PM
    New England at Minnesota 1:00 PM
    Arizona at NY Giants 1:00 PM
    Jacksonville at Washington 1:00 PM
    Detroit at Carolina 1:00 PM
    Seattle at San Diego 4:05 PM
    St. Louis at Tampa Bay 4:05 PM
    Kansas City at Denver 4:25 PM
    NY Jets at Green Bay 4:25 PM
    Houston at Oakland 4:25 PM
    Chicago at San Francisco 8:30 PM

    MON, SEP 15
    Philadelphia at Indianapolis 8:30 PM



    **Remember there's a Thursday game...so get your votes in