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The A2k NFL "Pick-Um" Game Is Back!

 
 
spendius
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2012 05:54 pm
@ossobuco,
Quote:
I picked buffalo and am for miami.
That's my way..


There's nothing sensible that can be said about that.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2012 05:55 pm
@spendius,
Honey, that is why this thread is a game.
spendius
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2012 05:59 pm
@ossobuco,
Do you seriously think osso that I need to be told that?

You must realise that Gothic horror shows are a sign of running out of ideas.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2012 07:29 pm
@spendius,
I just understand games at many levels and you don't, no matter how many words you splat.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2012 07:45 pm
@realjohnboy,
Of course Miami will win, as they defy me, kidding.

Natch I'd like to hear how it went for Andy...
besides, I feel semi connected. Not to put pressures on him.
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spendius
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2012 05:20 am
@ossobuco,
I have been playing, watching, reading about and betting on games for many decades osso. Sport too. Bookies know all there is to know about both.

Cricket is the greatest game and horseracing the greatest sport. (Aside from women of course).

What aspect of games do you think I don't understand?

I am eager to fill any gaps in my knowledge at all times. Enlighten me.
George
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2012 05:38 am
@spendius,
spendius wrote:
Quote:
We have Buffalo over Miami tonight by a margin of 15 pickers to 5.
That's against the spread. It should be about 12 to 8. Maybe 11 to 9.
How do figure that?
I'd say 10-10, maybe 11-9.
The way I see it, a one-point spread isn't going to pull any money to Miami.
Who thinks it'll end in a draw or that Buffalo will win but not cover the
spread?
spendius
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2012 06:03 am
@George,
I considered that George but I chose the figures in the interest of exaggeration.

I thought 10--10 a bit boring.
JPLosman0711
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2012 03:25 pm
@JPLosman0711,
Quote:
Buffalo
Packers
Falcons
Bucs
Cowboys
Redskins
Rams
Bengals
Texans
Saints
Broncos
Patriots
Ravens
49ers(20-13)


PICK CHANGES IN BOLD
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2012 03:27 pm
@spendius,
Fun.
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George
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 08:56 am
@spendius,
spendius wrote:
. . . I thought 10--10 a bit boring.
Admittedly.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 05:43 pm
This week (#11) on NFL Pick-Um game, we've established that Spendius holds Vick in low regard; Spendius doesn't like goth music and Spendius apparently is unhappy about how we make our picks relative to his "spread" game. I don't know anything about the last point, though. I haven't been paying much attention.
In the Pick-Um thing, JPLosman, Ragman, Cowdoc and Rhys agree with the majority on every game. Mysteryman, Osso, Johnboy and Edgar disagree on only one game.
Miz Cowdoc is off on six games, followed by JPB (on eight) and Jespah who differs from the majority on nine.
And then there is Region. He is out of step with the majority on 13 of the 14 games. BUT. In each case he has anywhere from one to six people here
agreeing with him.
Overall, we have a 78% consensus on this week's games.

And tonight in history. NPR reported this evening on the anniversary of the "Heidi" game in the NFL. Remember that?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 05:54 pm
@realjohnboy,
Quote:
And then there is Region. He is out of step with the majority on 13 of the 14 games.


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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 05:57 pm
@realjohnboy,
realjohnboy wrote:

And tonight in history. NPR reported this evening on the anniversary of the "Heidi" game in the NFL. Remember that?


No, tell us..
spendius
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 06:19 pm
@realjohnboy,
I don't think I have said that I hold Mr Vick in low regard. His caving in to the animal lovers, most of whom eat animal flesh anyway, in order to rehabilitate himself, is a bit pathetic. He might have defended dog fighting after engaging in it all that time and would presumably be still at it had he not been caught. I used to know a couple of dog-fighting afficionados. It is a traditional barbaric sport and NFL is nothing if not barbaric. Even the NFL commentators look and sound frightening. Apart from nursie of course who does the injury compassion **** and can read a teleprompter reasonably well.

I gather Mr Vick was carried off after two ferocious tackles, and not one, and that his replacement was cheered onto the field. I know what to make of such things.

And I must admit to preferring Petula Clark to death lyrics.

I am not in the least unhappy with how people make their picks. As far as I am concerned beating the bookies is the only game worth playing. Beating each other is not my idea of joyous co-operation.

I do know that the leaders in the standings are unlikely to be caught. In the spread game anything might happen. It's democratic.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 06:25 pm
@ossobuco,
11/17/1968-
I was in Ft Dix, NJ, in basic training, sitting in an off-base bar. Technically, I guess, I was AWOL. But my buddy was a big Jets fan and all of our trainers were home watching the big game: Nameth led NY Jets vs Oakland. So we snuck away.
Both teams were good that year and in the game there were something like six lead changes. The Jets kicked a field goal with 60 seconds left to lead 32-29. But Oakland came storming back. 20 yard pickup plus a 15 yard penalty.
The crowd in the bar was going nuts.
And then it was 7pm. NBC cut away from the game to show a 10-year old appearing in the movie named "Heidi."
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 06:26 pm
@ossobuco,
A tribute to the monumental stupidity of NBC network programining on Nov 17, 1968 during a key AFC game between Raiders and Jets (bitter rivals), the NBC network switched away before the conclusion of one of the most exciting back and forth games of the decade to show the family movie Heidi at 7pm EST.

Need I mention to heighten the drama here one of the biggest ratings boosters of all-time Joe Namath was QB-ing for the Jets?

Bean-counters who had control of the buttons figured a time slot of 2.5 hr for a football game and Gawd help a game that went on for longer. Despite the execs realizing the mistake and wanting to remedy their blind oversight, they couldn't make the change in time so the whole eastern half of the country was blacked out from seeing the end of game whose fate was still in question. Raiders scored two last minute TDs to win the game, much to the chagrin of the network and the pissed off feetball fans.

As a result of this epic fiasco, networks changed their existing policy of showing a sports game to completion. Networks also installed what are called 'Heidi phones' (hot-phones) so that such timely priority communications could occur within broadcasting channels without having to use the regular telephone systems which could be overloaded at the switchboards.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 06:40 pm
That was probably a turning point in the relationship between sports and the tv networks.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 06:40 pm
@realjohnboy,
Oooooooh, criminy!!

I mildly remember Namath. What was I doing in '78? Those were some of my art focused years, and house fixing up with my later to be husband, much much later not to be. Growing disenchantment with lab work company (boss), refused to be the manager. Still, liked my fellow workers, what a group. Still like them in retrospect.

I think '78 would have been one of my football ignoring years. Those have come in clumps.
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 06:42 pm
@ossobuco,
It was 1968, not 1978.
 

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