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NFL 2006-The Road To New Orleans

 
 
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2007 09:46 am
Well, there is this one from A Christmas Story: http://www.fadtoys.com/celebrity/movies/christmas-story-old-man-lg.jpg

The term "old man" at the bottom is not intended as an editorial comment.

Congratulations to Chiso: http://fantasytrophy.onlinestorecreators.com/images/FileManager/12577/RImage/38072.jpg
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2007 11:11 am
I started a new thread for the NFL playoffs: The Idiot's Guide to the Superbowl Game Game.

As the title suggests, and as the text of the first post emphasizes, it is intended as a light-hearted romp through the next month for the unwashed masses on A2K who really don't care about the NFL.

I figure we'll get most of the players from here to participate plus, I hope, some new folks.

BTW, I promised that some of the folks here might be offering brief analysis of the teams and matchups scheduled for next weekend. Limited to between 27 and 54 words. Light-hearted and witty writing is particularly welcome.

This thread is, of course, still open. But I would appreciate yall joining me at the Idiot's place.

PS: It order to keep things simple, I started there with just picking the winners in the Wildcard games. My intention is to then go with picking all the way through to the end in one fell swoop (or is it one swell poop) with points awarded using Chiso's suggestion. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2007 11:13 am
See ya there...
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JPB
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2007 11:37 am
Many, many folks in Chicago changed their NYE plans in order to watch the Bears game. They aren't very happy.....

rjb, thanks so much for hosting the NFL on A2K. You're a peach!
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CowDoc
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2007 01:36 pm
As promised, here is the listing of the songs I put in a forty-two second medley. To my surprise, the winner was only able to identify four of the songs and artists, but was able to figure out the theme of the medley. Obviously, you can't hear the sound bite, but can you spot the theme?

Different Drum - Stone Poneys
Pied Piper - Crispian St. Peters
Little Arrows - Leapy Lee
Dancing Queen - Abba
Land of Milk and Honey - Vogues
I Can Help - Billy Swan
Lay, Lay, Lay - Bob Dylan
Rings - Cymarron
My Back Pages - Byrds
In the Mood - Henhouse Five Plus Two
She'd Rather Be With Me - Turtles
I Think I Love You - Partridge Family

Somehow, I don't think it will take A2Kers long to spot the commonality.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2007 01:45 pm
Hmm. I have no idea, Cowdoc. I would suggest that you post this puzzle to my friend Letty at the thread "WA2K is On the Air" or something like that. They know their music!
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2007 01:59 pm
The "12 Days of Christmas" appears to be the theme. (Do I win a bobblehead doll?)



Hey, I finally won a week!! All that toil and effort was not for naught.
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CowDoc
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2007 02:14 pm
Right on, tico! Good job!
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2007 02:34 pm
By the way, I heard a story today about a young lad who intended to buy a plane ticket from England to Sydney, Australia, to visit his girlfriend. Due to a small error, he ended up in Sidney, Montana. Oops.
It took two or three days to get him pointed in the right direction.
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chiso
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2007 09:32 pm
Golden Jockstrap?!?!?!??? I thought this was for fifty bucks!!

First off, I would like to thank God for letting me hang out at A2K every now and then (not His favorite website, I know). And I would like to thank everyone that didn't come in 1st place for ... not coming in 1st place. To my wife and kids, thanks for giving me 2 minutes a week of peace and quiet to make my selections. 5 would be better, but....

All of which reminds me of a very long speech my another weekly NFL Picker, which I will now recite........................................

(Stole that last line from Spongebob Squarepants)

THE Golden Jockstrap will be right at home here in Spring, Texas for the next year ... as long as it's not really little.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jan, 2007 02:45 am
way back in october, gus adroitly wrote:
Dennis Green once again proves himself to be unqualified to be a head coach in the NFL.

Arizona thinks so, too...
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jan, 2007 02:06 pm
I am trolling for picks in the Wild Card games ... over at stie called the idiot's guide to the super bowl game game.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jan, 2007 02:17 pm
Right, it's Friday already...
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jan, 2007 02:30 pm
i am confident of a home-team sweep...
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jan, 2007 03:10 pm
So there does seem to be a finite limit to the number of A2Kers interested in the NFL. And we seem to have hit that wall, as only ehbeth joined the rest of us (and a sparse bunch of the rest of us) for the Wildcard games.

Here is my plan, but I certainly am open to other ideas. Over on the Idiot's Guide thread players will be asked to pick all the way through the Super Bowl. 7 games over a span of about a month.

I know the schedule for next weekend:
Indy @ Balt in Game 1
Philly @ NO in Game 2
Seattle @ Chicago in Game 3
NE @ San Diego in Game 4

But then what happens? I know I screwed that up last year until I was corrected.

Conference Championships:
Winner of Game 1 vs Winner of Game ? in Game 5
Winner of Game ? vs Winner of Game ? in Game 6

Super Bowl:
Winner of Game 5 vs Winner of Game 6

I'd aqppreciate someone clarifying that for me.

Chiso suggested some kind of point system for correct picks along the way. If I read my notes right, he proposed 3 points for a correct pick in the Divisional Playoffs, 4 for a correct pick in the Conference Championships and 7 for a correct pick in the Suoer Bowl. Is that an appropriate assignment of rewards?

I kind of blew off the Wildcard Game Weekend. But Realjohnboy will be out in full nagging gear, including pads and helmet this week as I wrap up
my career. Just a forewarning.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jan, 2007 05:10 pm
Don't know where that thread is. I'll post my pics here.

Indy
N.O.
Chicago
San Diego
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jan, 2007 07:32 pm
tico, here tizz...

rjb, i think the conference game match-ups have yet to be determined...
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jan, 2007 07:47 pm
Region Philbis wrote:
tico, here tizz...

rjb, i think the conference game match-ups have yet to be determined...


Thankee, RP.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jan, 2007 08:21 pm
I know that the teams have not been set beyoonf this weekend, but isn't the schedule set? The winner of the Indy vs Balt game will play the winner of some other game. I need help here.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jan, 2007 08:30 pm
Idea

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_playoffs

Quote:
Current playoff system
The tournament brackets are made up of six teams from each of the league's two conferences, the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC), following the end of the 16-game regular season. As of 2002, the league aligned the teams under each conference into 4 divisions. Qualification into the playoffs are as follows:
    The four division champions from each conference (the team in each division with the best regular season won-lost-tied record), which are seeded 1 through 4 based on their regular season won-lost-tied record. Two wild card qualifiers (those non-division champions with the conference's best winning percentages), which are seeded 5 and 6.

The first round of the playoffs is dubbed the Wild Card Playoffs (the league in recent years has also used the term Wild Card Weekend). The 3rd-seeded division winner hosts the 6th seed wild card, and the 4th seed hosts the 5th. The 1 and the 2 seeds from each conference receive a bye in the first round, which entitles these teams to automatically advance to the second round, the Divisional Playoff games, to face the Wild Card survivors. Unlike most tournaments, with a predetermined bracket, each round of the playoffs is 're-seeded'; the highest surviving seed always hosts the lowest surviving seed, the second-highest hosts the second-lowest, etc. This guarantees each division winner at least one home playoff game.

The two surviving teams from the Divisional Playoff games meet in Conference Championship games, with the winners of those contests going on to face one another in the Super Bowl.
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