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Do You Know What Time It Is? Time For The A2K NFL Pick-Um Game!

 
 
George
 
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Reply Mon 12 Aug, 2013 05:49 am
Send me a private message and I will send you the URL to join "a2kicker",
our Yahoo fantasy football league.
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George
 
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Reply Mon 12 Aug, 2013 05:56 am
The good folks at Yahoo decided to improve their fanatsy football by
eliminating the need to have the league ID and a password. Now you
either receive an invitation from the commisioner (which ain't gonna
happen unless he has your email address) or the commisioner can send
you the URL to go to in order to join.

I'm helping out the commissioner by distributing the URL by means of PMs.
I don't want to publish the URL on A2K for obvious reasons.

One other thing -- you will need to get a Yahoo account to join.

~George
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 12 Aug, 2013 02:00 pm
So here is a little more about Fantasy Football. I asked Rhys if he would once again set the league up for 2013/2014. He did and discovered that Yahoo has changed the routine for signing up. George has explained about how people can get in.
I separately mentioned to Rhys that there were perhaps too many players (14) in the league. That was mentioned last year. There simply were too few decent choices at some positions, resulting in a few good fantasy teams and a few pretty bad teams. Maybe having only 10 or 12 teams would be better.
Rhys did not directly respond to the issue but I see he has set the league up with 10.
We started out inviting people who are in the Fantasy Baseball thing. We have also heard from Mysteryman and I have got a PM from Cyclo.
I hesitate to start a thread for Fantasy Football unless I get a little guidance as to the preferred league size.
I was thinking that one thing that might (or might not) work is to increase the size of the rosters.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 12 Aug, 2013 02:09 pm
@realjohnboy,
I like 12. 14 is probably too big, but I played in a 20 team league last year, which was something.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 12 Aug, 2013 04:16 pm
@Ticomaya,
If we got twenty people, we could have two teams of ten..
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 12 Aug, 2013 06:09 pm
@realjohnboy,
realjohnboy wrote:

Here is the schedule for Week #1...which begins on September 5th:
Thursday 9/5:
Baltimore @ Denver

Sunday 9/8, "early:"
New England @ Buffalo
Cincinnati @ Chicago
Miami @ Cleveland
Atlanta @ New Orleans
Tampa Bay @ NY Jets
Tennessee @ Pittsburgh
Minnesota @ Detroit
Oakland @ Indianapolis
Seattle @ Carolina
Kansas City @ Jacksonville

Sunday 9/8, "late:"
Arizona @ St Louis
Green Bay @ San Francisco

Sunday 9/8, "night:"
NY Giants @ Dallas

Monday 9/9:
Philadelphia @ Washington
Houston @ San Diego

Please predict which team will win. ALSO, please guess what will be the final score in the Houston-San Diego game.
There is no need to delay picking! You can change your choices at any time up until the start of the FIRST game of the week which is on Thursday, 9/5 at 8:30 ET.
Good luck to us all!


Tico owes me a projection of the final score in the Houston @ San Diego game.
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 12 Aug, 2013 06:34 pm
@realjohnboy,
NFL Pick Em Contest Week #1

Thursday 9/5:
Balt Ravens @ Denver Broncos

Sunday 9/8, early:
NE Pats @ Buff Bills
Cinci Bengals @ Chic Bears
Mia Dolphins @ Cleve Browns
Atl Falcons @ NO Saints
TB Bucs @ NY Jets
Tenn [email protected] Pitts Steelers
Minn Vikes @ Det Lions
Oak Raidius @ Indy Colts
Sea SheHawks @ Carol Panzas
KC Chiefs @ Jax Jags

Sunday 9/8, late:
AZ Cards @ St L Rams
GB Packers @ SF 49ers

Sunday 9/8, night:
NY Giants @ Dullass CowBoys

Monday 9/9:
Phila Iggles @ Wash Skins
Hou Texans @ SD Chargers

Score for Tie-breaker
19 - 6
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 12 Aug, 2013 06:51 pm
@realjohnboy,
realjohnboy wrote:
Tico owes me a projection of the final score in the Houston @ San Diego game.

27-17
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 12 Aug, 2013 07:00 pm
@realjohnboy,
Week #1
Baltimore @ Denver DEN
New England @ Buffalo NE
Cincinnati @ Chicago CHI
Miami @ Cleveland MIA
Atlanta @ New Orleans NO
Tampa Bay @ NY Jets TB
Tennessee @ Pittsburgh TENN
Minnesota @ Detroit MINN
Oakland @ Indianapolis INDY
Seattle @ Carolina CAR
Kansas City @ Jacksonville JVILLE
Arizona @ St Louis STL
Green Bay @ San Francisco SF
NY Giants @ Dallas NYG
Philadelphia @ Washington PHILLY
Houston @ San Diego SD, 17 - 7

Thank you.
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George
 
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Reply Mon 12 Aug, 2013 07:59 pm
Denver Broncos
New England Patriots
Chicago Bears
Miami Dolphins
Atlanta Falcons
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pittsburgh Steelers
Minnesota Vikings
Indianapolis Colts
Seattle Seahawks
Kansas City Chiefs
St Louis Rams
Green Bay Packers
Dallas Cowboys
Washington Redskins

Houston Texans (24-21)
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mysteryman
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2013 02:20 am
@realjohnboy,
Denver
New England
Cincinnati
Miami
New Orleans
Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh
Detroit
Indianapolis
Carolina
Kansas City
Arizona
San Francisco
NY Giants
Washington
San Diego 21-17
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2013 02:02 pm
You can take these Week #1 picks to the bank...
Denver
New England
Cincinnati
Minnesota
New Orleans
Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh
Detroit
Indianapolis
Seattle
Jacksonville
St Louis
San Francisco
Dallas
Washington
Houston (28-14)
mysteryman
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2013 06:27 pm
@realjohnboy,
which bank?
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Thu 15 Aug, 2013 07:46 pm
So...Here again is the objective in this A2K game...
Each week we post a list of the NFL games. Your task is to predict the winning teams. It is really that simple!
Knowledge of football is useful but not required. We would hope that you will play along for the whole season but if you decide to drop out, that is fine. At the end of the season there is an awesome trophy awarded to the player with the best record.
Along the way we wander off into discussions about subjects other than football.
We cordially invite you to join us.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 15 Aug, 2013 09:18 pm
Baltimore
New England
Cincinnati
Miami
Atlanta
NY Jets
Pittsburgh
Detroit
Indianapolis
Seattle
Kansas City
Arizona
San Francisco
Dallas
Washington
Houston 29-13
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Kolyo
 
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Reply Thu 15 Aug, 2013 10:57 pm
Before I pick I need to know how the game works, because when I play, I play to win.

How do you determine who wins the whole shebang?
Is it based on the number of weeks a person finishes first, or simply the number of games picked correctly over the course of the year?
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Fri 16 Aug, 2013 06:37 am
@Kolyo,
The overall winner is the player who ends the season with the best winning percentage after 17 weeks. We do give a nod to the player who does the best each week.
We expect that players will participate by posting their picks in all of the games. But over the years I have realized that folks may not be able to that. They may leave off a game or may have to miss an entire week. There is no penalty when that happens and there is no need to provide an explanation for their absence. At some point, though, I decree that there must be a minimum number of games picked in order to be in the running for the best winning percentage for the season. I guess I would also take action if I saw a player display a pattern of deliberately skipping games.
I usually post the schedule for the week on Sundays. I encourage players to post their picks early in the week. It makes my job a LOT easier. Players may change their selections but final choices for ALL of the games are due by the kickoff of the FIRST game. Typically that is on Thursday night at around 8pm ET. We are pretty strict about that.
I hope that I have answered your questions about how things work. I am certainly open to any suggestions.
We look forward to your participation, Kolyo.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 16 Aug, 2013 08:12 am
@realjohnboy,
realjohnboy wrote:

You can take these Week #1 picks to the bank...
Denver
New England
Cincinnati
Minnesota
New Orleans
Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh
Detroit
Indianapolis
Seattle
Jacksonville
St Louis
San Francisco
Dallas
Washington
Houston (28-14)

I took your check to the bank, but it bounced.

For the Miami @ Cleveland game, you picked Minnesota.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Fri 16 Aug, 2013 09:06 am
@Kolyo,
Kolyo wrote:
Before I pick I need to know how the game works, because when I play, I play to win.

That's what all the newbies say.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 16 Aug, 2013 09:26 am
@Ticomaya,
In other words, it's a crapshoot, slightly tameable by knowledge but very inconsistently so. (I've only watched the craps table in Vegas once, so I'm no expert.)
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