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The Fantasy Fantasy A2K NFL Pick-Um Thread for 2011-2012

 
 
McGentrix
 
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Reply Tue 16 Aug, 2011 08:24 am
@realjohnboy,
Thursday, September 8th:
Green Bay
Sunday, September 11th:
Chicago
Philadelphia
Detroit
Tennessee
Indianapolis
Cleveland
Kansas City
Pittsburgh
NY Giants
San Diego
Arizona
Seattle
Dallas
Monday, September 12th:
New England
Denver (17-28)

May change, I haven't even begun looking at who is where yet...
George
 
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Reply Tue 16 Aug, 2011 08:37 am
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:

If I post here at all you already know what I'm gonna say, right?

Well, just to make it official:

http://logodesignlogo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/green-bay-packers-logo.jpg


ARRGGGHHH!!! Back! Back, you fiend!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__FB9waRXJB0/TGMw9GSq7kI/AAAAAAAADgw/fRdqQm-dN1A/s320/bridesofdracula.jpg
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Miz Cowdoc
 
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Reply Tue 16 Aug, 2011 08:40 am
@realjohnboy,
I am here?
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Tue 16 Aug, 2011 08:43 am
@Miz Cowdoc,
You are here. Not in that other thread, but here.
Miz Cowdoc
 
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Reply Sun 21 Aug, 2011 09:39 am
@Ticomaya,
Are you sure??? Things are so foggy here...Oh it is just old age...never mind
CowDoc
 
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Reply Sun 21 Aug, 2011 09:41 am
@Miz Cowdoc,
She thought she'd try to be Lamont Cranston, with the power to cloud men's minds. Sadly, she only figured out how to cloud her own.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 12:34 pm
@realjohnboy,
Setting the stage:

realjohnboy wrote:

For the past half dozen or more years, we have had a game on A2K where we pick the winners in each week's NFL games. Kickycan started it and then I ran it except for the year JPB in Chicago took over. We had a mere 6 players or so the 1st year but got to something like 24 last year.
Most of us know nothing about football, but that was no obstacle. We had a player named Coin Toss/Coin Toss who flipped, unsurprisingly, coins.
We are ready to go for another season, set to begin in NEXT WEEK! We have players from Mexico through the U.S. and Canada, and over to Europe. And we welcome new participants.

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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 12:43 pm
@realjohnboy,
The 1st trolling for players of the season:
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Our game here on A2K consists of picking the winners in the NFL games each of the 17 or so weeks. This will be our 6th or 7th season. Sports is not at all big on A2K, so I have structured this as a very simple game where knowledge of the NFL is not at all necessary to be successful.
There is no registration required. There are some rules, but I forget what they are (which tells you something about how seriously we take this). If you might be interested, please let me know so I can assign you a column on my decidedly low-tech score card.
[/quote]
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 12:45 pm
@realjohnboy,
How it works:
realjohnboy wrote:

So to review the game here on A2K. Each week we post the games that often start on a Thursday and end on the following Monday. I used to do that on Tuesday, but in recent years I do it on Sundays for the benefit of folks who actually work and often travel between Tuesday and Thursday - as opposed to those of us who lull about building mock stadiums out of twinkies and beef jerky.
All you have to do is pick the winner in the games posted. You can change your picks in any game up until the start of the 1st game of each week. You also have to predict the final score in the last game of the week. I use that as the tiebreaker in determining the winner for the week.
We keep track of folks' cumulative scores for the season and eventually get to a winner for the season.

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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 12:52 pm
@realjohnboy,
AND WE ARE OFF! Remember that picks for all games - plus the final score in the Oakland @ Denver game are due by kickoff of the Thursday, September 8th game.
realjohnboy wrote:

Here is the schedule for Week #1 to show you the format:
Thursday, September 8th:
New Orleans @ Green Bay
Sunday, September 11th:
Atlanta @ Chicago
Philadelphia @ St Louis
Detroit @ Tampa Bay
Tennessee @ Jacksonville
Indianapolis @ Houston
Cincinnati @ Cleveland
Buffalo @ Kansas City
Pittsburgh @ Baltimore
NY Giants @ Washington
Minnesota @ San Diego
Carolina @ Arizona
Seattle @ San Francisco
Dallas @ NY Jets
Monday, September 12th:
New England @ Miami
Oakland @ Denver (+ final score)

You can post your picks in any format, such as NO, Atl, Phil...or you can take the time to explain your choices. Or trash talk.
Remember that you can change your picks, so there is no penalty for picking early.
There are some other rules, but I will get into them once I remember what they are.

George
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 02:08 pm
@realjohnboy,
I have to figure out a new system.
I will cogitate for a bit and be back.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 02:13 pm
@George,
I'm still cogitating.
What I remember is - the first bunch of weeks are a crapshoot. Which means to me that I should find myself some dice. Or a quarter to toss.

Meantime, I may be forced to choose against the San Francisco Turnstiles. On the other hand, the Seahawks aren't impressing me.
George
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 02:55 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:
. . . Which means to me that I should find myself some dice.
Or a quarter to toss. . .

Those are as good as any system I'm likely to come with.
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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 03:18 pm
@realjohnboy,
Oops I haven't picked yet.
Week #1:
New Orleans @ Green Bay GB
Atlanta @ Chicago ATL
Philadelphia @ St Louis PHILLY
Detroit @ Tampa Bay DET
Tennessee @ Jacksonville TENN
Indianapolis @ Houston INDY
Cincinnati @ Cleveland CLE
Buffalo @ Kansas City KC
Pittsburgh @ Baltimore PITT
NY Giants @ Washington NYG
Minnesota @ San Diego MINN
Carolina @ Arizona AZ
Seattle @ San Francisco SEA
Dallas @ NY Jet NYJ
New England @ Miami NE
Oakland @ Denver (+ final score) OAK 17 - 7
Many thanks! Smile
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 03:29 pm
@jespah,
I'll put in my present list, with the understanding that changes may happen pre kickoff.


Week #1:
New Orleans @ Green Bay
Atlanta @ Chicago
Philadelphia @ St Louis
Detroit @ Tampa Bay
Tennessee @ Jacksonville
Indianapolis @ Houston
Cincinnati @ Cleveland
Buffalo @ Kansas City
Pittsburgh @ Baltimore
NY Giants @ Washington
Minnesota @ San Diego
Carolina @ Arizona
Seattle @ San Francisco hoping for a milacal..
Dallas @ NY Jets
New England @ Miami
Oakland@ Denver (17 to 12)
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 04:18 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

I should find myself some dice. Or a quarter to toss.

I got a rather blistering message today from CoinToss/CoinToss regarding your post, Osso. CT/CT (I never caught the need for the redundancy) flips coins to pick winners and resents your usurping the strategy. CT/CT joined mid-year last season and will play all of this year.
The reference to dice was particularly offensive. You may as well use Tarot cards or cow pooping bingo.
CT/CT tells me that the coin today was a quarter issued honoring the
Palmetto state of South Carolina. The picks are:
GB, Atl, Phil, Det, TN, Hou, Cle, Buff, Pitt. Wash, Minn, AZ, SF, Dal, Mia, Den.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 04:24 pm
@realjohnboy,
maybe its redundancy is related to the titling of this thread?
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 04:29 pm
@Rockhead,
Could be. Could be. Even someone like CT/CT, who I thought was my friend, mocks me. Mocks me.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 05:00 pm
@realjohnboy,
Sure. I'll have to rethink. I fear I didn't think of CT/CT's feelings.
Well, you could understand that, couldn't you?

I suppose now that I'll have to look for omens.

I've never liked omens.

I guess I'll have to buy some white bread and make toast..
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CowDoc
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 05:24 pm
@realjohnboy,
Since I don't know a damned thing about how rosters have changed since last year:

Green Bay
Chicago
Philadelphia
Tampa Bay
Jacksonville
Houston
Cleveland
Kansas City
Pittsburgh
New York Giants
San Diego
Arizona
San Francisco
New York Jets
New England
Denver 27, Oakland 19
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