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The A2k "Road to the Superbowl" Game For 2017

 
 
Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2017 01:55 pm
The goal here is quite simple: pick which NFL team will win the title.
Players here are invited to make their predictions.
This game has appeared on A2k for a dozen or so years.

New players are certainly welcome to join us. The time commitment is minimal and knowledge of football is not at all necessary.
 
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2017 03:34 pm
@realjohnboy,

sign me up...
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2017 03:56 pm
http://i2.wp.com/www.votersopinion.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/John-Hancock.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2017 04:09 pm
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ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2017 04:50 pm
I'll join in so I can add confusion..
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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2017 10:11 pm
Ask Dracula might've said, count me in but hopefully it'll not be in vein.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 08:01 am
What's this? A thing involving sports and making choices? How odd. I suppose I will have to look into this unique thing.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 08:02 am
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:


sign me up...

Ditto.
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George
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 08:57 am
George is my name.
Prognostication is my game.


(Rhys wants to play as well.)
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 03:56 pm
Step 1 involves the Wildcard games this weekend:

Saturday, 1/7
Oakland @ Houston
Detroit @ Seattle

Sunday, 1/8
Miami @ Pittsburgh
NY Giants @ Green Bay

Picks for all four games are due before kickoff of the first game (4:30 ET)
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 04:03 pm
Me first. Me first.
Saturday, 1/7
Houston - both teams have quarterback problems.
Seattle - just a hunch

Sunday, 1/8
Pittsburgh
Green Bay
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 05:32 pm
@edgarblythe,
The goal here, of course, is to hit a home run by picking the eventual winner of the Superbowl and be awarded the coveted yellow jersey.
But there is a secondary game. Players are awarded points for successful picks along the road.
For example, in the four wildcard games players get one point for each correct guess PLUS an extra four points if they choose all of the games right.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 06:37 pm
@realjohnboy,

Houston
Seattle

Pittsburgh
Green Bay
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 06:57 pm
@Region Philbis,
Oakland
Seattle

Pittsburgh
Green Bay
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George
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 07:12 pm
Going for the home cooking

Houston Texans
Seattle Seahawks
Pittsburgh Steelers
Green Bay Packers
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 08:12 pm
@George,
I worry about picking Oakland, but I'm in a partisan mood for this time's picks.
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ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 08:44 pm
A side note - I see an article about making Derek Carr MVP, an idea I nod to, given my bias.

I don't hear anymore about his brother, David Carr, who was also a smartie but didn't get as far, and taught his younger brother a lot, at least via one long article I read somewhere a few years ago.

Wiki on David, surely a quite personally centered guy:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Carr_%28American_football%29



This sort of explains me - I'm not a sports data person, but a sports story person, old reader of columns re athletes.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 09:04 pm
@realjohnboy,
blechhhhhh

one year I did really well with this

and then there were all the other years

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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 10:08 pm
@realjohnboy,
Saturday, 1/7
Houston
Seattle

Sunday, 1/8
Pittsburgh
NY Giants @ Green Bay ... needs more mulling ... heart vs technique
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 10:13 pm
@ossobucotemp,
ossobucotemp wrote:

A side note - I see an article about making Derek Carr MVP, an idea I nod to, given my bias.

I don't hear anymore about his brother, David Carr, who was also a smartie but didn't get as far, and taught his younger brother a lot, at least via one long article I read somewhere a few years ago.

Wiki on David, surely a quite personally centered guy:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Carr_%28American_football%29


This sort of explains me - I'm not a sports data person, but a sports story person, old reader of columns re athletes.

If he could play against Houston I would pick his team.
 

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