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Ha! It's Back! RealJohnBoy's A2K NFL "Pick-Um" Game!

 
 
panzade
 
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Reply Wed 8 Sep, 2010 11:44 am
Saints
Giants
Bears
Colts
Titans
Dolphins
Patriots
Falcons
Bucs
Broncos
49ers
Cardinals
Packers
Cowboys
Jets(toss up)
Chargers (28-17)
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Wed 8 Sep, 2010 12:45 pm
Andy/Clubber, the Belle Morte singer who works for me, is in with his picks. He joins us for his second season. I think he finished around 4th last year. As I recall, he went for broke in the final couple of weeks last year, picking - but not correctly picking - upsets.
He is a big Steelers fan.

WEEK #1
Minnesota
Ckeveland
Miami
Cincinnati
Carolina
Chicago
Pittsburgh
Tennessee
Denver
Indianapolis
Arizona
Green Bay
San Francisco
Washington
Baltimore
San Diego (24-7)


We have picks from 20 players so far and I have a few other invitations still floating around out there, including EhBeth and Fbaezer. The former will probably join today or tomorrow. The latter could be away. I note he hasn't been actively involved this week in the Fantasy Baseball thread.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 8 Sep, 2010 01:05 pm
@realjohnboy,

Fbaezer was here earlier this afternoon...
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Wed 8 Sep, 2010 01:30 pm
@Region Philbis,
Thanks, Region. I am going for Rockhead, Gargamel and Fbaezer in one fell swoop. That would be quite a coup.
spendius
 
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Reply Wed 8 Sep, 2010 02:14 pm
@realjohnboy,
My suggestion earlier Johnnie came about from my thinking what would I prefer to happen if I unavoidably had to miss a week. Being allotted the same picks as the Defending Champion would be my preferred choice. Only once a season mind you for any one player. Otherwise the likes of wande and Tico would be making feeble excuses every other week in an attempt to get into the top half of the table. Or at least above osso.

But not a choice available to the Defending Champion. Defending Champions are handicapped in this respect to try to prevent anyone winning the Championship two years running as I am attempting to do. And I don't underestimate the challenge to my Crown. The paucity and grudging nature of the congratulations I received when I won the Championship last year at the first attempt told me all I need to know about the dent I made in American pride.

But when all's said and done it got me enjoying American football and that's worth as much as any Title. Apart from the commentators. They are dire. The camera work is a bit out of date as well when compared to a 5-day Test Match team. And the rumpy-pumpy scandals are hopeless compared to our's.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Wed 8 Sep, 2010 02:27 pm
@spendius,
spendius wrote:
Might I suggest a convenience for those who need to be absent in any week. It is that they are allowed to use my picks as defending champion.

May I suggest that anyone considering such a maneuver be kicked off the thread?
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Wed 8 Sep, 2010 02:48 pm
@spendius,
spendius wrote:

The camera work is a bit out of date as well when compared to a 5-day Test Match team.


Many, many years ago when I was much, much younger, television stations went off the air at midnight. No late, late movies and no info-ads selling kitchen knife sets for "not $29.95, not $24.95, but just $19.95 if you call now."
Instead there was a test pattern displayed on the screen until dawn.
My British friends would watch that for hours. It evidently was as exciting as a 5-day Test Match.
spendius
 
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Reply Wed 8 Sep, 2010 05:00 pm
@realjohnboy,
You need to make your speculations credible Johnnie.

And it may be your British friends were the type who knew that every once in a while some pirate broadcaster in a mobile caravanette had hacked the frequencies in the quiet of the early hours and screened a porn movie from a remote valley in Wales.
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spendius
 
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Reply Wed 8 Sep, 2010 05:03 pm
@Ticomaya,
Suggestions from dudes who can't spell "manoeuvre" are disqualified.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 8 Sep, 2010 09:27 pm
New Orleans
Cleveland
Buffalo
Cincinnati
NY Giants
Chicago
Atlanta
Tennessee
Denver
Indianapolis
Arizona
Green Bay
San Francisco
Dallas
NY Jets
San Diego (23-7)
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 10:09 am

tom brady was in a car accident this morning on comm ave.
he seems to be ok, but they hadda use the jaws of life on the driver of the other car...
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 11:16 am
@realjohnboy,
New Orleans

Cleveland

Miami

WKRP-land

NY Giants

Chicago

Pittsburgh

Tennessee

Jacksonville

Indianapolis

Arizona

Green Bay

San Francisco

Dallas

NY Jets

San Diego mmmmmmmmm 31 – 7





I either understood what Adam Caplan wrote, or I dint.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 01:38 pm
Just 5 hours until the kickoff of the 1st NFL season. New Orleans hosts Minnesota.
22 of us have made our picks for Week #1. If you would like to participate, please pick that game before the start of tonight's game.
JPB
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 04:21 pm
@realjohnboy,
live feed of the DMB pregame concert at Jackson Square

http://www.justin.tv/sportscasthq74#/w/375264144/2

live stream from NFL Network apparently...
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 05:17 pm
22 players in with kickoff coming up in just 90 minutes.
20 of us have picked the defending champs New Orleans Saints to win tonight.
Only Rhys in Boston and Andy/Clubber in Charlottesville are going with the Minnesota Vikings.
Over on the Fantasy Football game, people there have both Brees and Favre on their teams, as well as both defenses and a few other characters.
I will be asleep well before the game ends.
I hope it is as good a game as it looks to be on paper.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 06:52 pm
@realjohnboy,
The Onion's analysis of the game is killin' me.

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 08:03 pm
I getting very irritated with my espn game cast watching, plus their tickety boo Countdown Live. Waaaay worse than last year....
JPB
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 08:10 pm
@ossobuco,
I'm getting very irritated with Al Michaels saying "New Orr-Lee-Ans".
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 08:20 pm
@JPB,
Is it properly pronounced "Naw-lins?"
JPB
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 08:27 pm
@realjohnboy,
Or, "Nor-lins" or even "New Orlins"
 

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