Showing posts from August, 2008

Week 1 NCAA Results

Below are the Week 1 NCAA results. Jimmy brought his "A" game in Week 1 and finished alone in first with 12... the Norris family... not so good. I'll bang out an official results email/blog post in the next day or so.

Pickem08: Week 1 Card Reminder

In case you haven't taken notice to the 486.37 emails I've sent over the past few weeks, the Pickem'08 league kickoff is this Saturday. I think I had a record number of early bird cards this week... props to Amanda, Kyle, Dave, Kevin, Gary, Jess, Crystal, Amy/Carrie, Curtis, Mark, and Rich. You all will start the year with 1 bonus point. I have heard from a few of you that you are doing some last minute recruiting, so I've attached the card to this email for anyone who needs to pass it on. You guys can also find links to it at the website or just this direct link (for future reference, the best way to download the card is to choose "Save" on your browser instead of "Open"). We are up to 18 peeps, but that is a little down from last year. You guys have until the first kickoff to send in your cards. I'm headed off to Austin and will be sipping adult beverages and watching football all day Saturday, so I probably won't be cranking out a compile

The List

We are up to (9-03-08 edit) 20 peeps... here's the list of people who have emailed me or sent a card. 1. Greg: Ferments-A-Lot 2. Kevin: Incessant Perfection 3. Chris: Novacain 4. Crystal: Beelzebubbles 5. Gary: Six Six in Shoes 6. Longhorn Dave: Bevo XIV 7. Kyle: Addison Allstars 8. Kirby: Second to Nut 9. Bob: Evan Almighty 10. Amanda: The Motherload 11. Rich Krieg: Fire Millen 12. Mark: Sparky's Team 13. Curtis: 12 National Championships 14. Amy/Carrie: The Deuce 15. John: True Blue 16. Jorge: Nuno's team 17. Kimsey: TBA 18. Jess: Master of My Domain 19: Jimmy: G-Men 20. Justin Chen College football kicks off tonight... we kick this beeaaahh off on Saturday at 11AM. Don't forget that the card is due before kickoff and the early bird deadline (1 bonus point) is Friday at noon (central). ---------------------------------------- I'll bet whoever first said "The future is now!" feels like a total idiot today. ----------------------------------------

The Fulmer Cup

Looks like Alabama has their championship already (from EDSBS) (sorry Curtis... don't shoot the messenger!) The Fulmer Cup competition for 2008 ends tonight at midnight, and barring any West Virginia triple murders, Missouri drug busts, or the FBI unearthing a sleeper cell at Michigan, (Buckeye fan: “I knew it!” ) this cat is skinned, and its coat is crimson and white. Um, actually, so is the cat, now that we’ve gotten the hide off and everything. What the hell are we supposed to do with this thing? It is pissed. Congratulations are due to your winner, with a total of 28 points. Some people would say congratulations to someone who just won such a prestigious award. For such an occasion as this, we won’t just crack out the standard Asti Spumante—no, only the Andre Cold Duck Pink will do, and only if we have buckets and buckets of it. Pop the cork, take a bow, and let the celebrations begin: a champ

Week 1 Card

Here it is folks. CLICK HERE FOR THE WEEK 1 CARD First of all, welcome back (to the veterans) and welcome in (to the the rooks). Attached is the card for the first week. If something doesn't look or act right, let me know. I just started dusting off last year's stuff. The rules listed in a previous post for all that would like a refresher. But, if you have any specific questions, just shoot me an email. Pick'em card notes: - NCAA games are picked against the spread (NFL will be straight up). - When you click a check box near a team, if you pick the one with the negative value off to the right, you are picking that team to cover that number. - If any of you don't have Microsoft Excel and the card doesn't work for you, let me know. - On the card, the team listed first is the away team. - Remember to check the top of the card each week for bonus questions. I give away bonus points for answers, but these points DO NOT count toward your overall pickem score. To win th

BCS Championship Prediction

The great Kige Ramsey makes his BCS Championship prediction... and even gives a shout out to Houston's 1560AM.

10 days till kickoff... fears... rumors... scandals

Team commitments are still trickling in... remember, I just need a team name and preferred email address (for the weekly cards to be sent) from you. Since I've gotten several comments about access to the website, let me alleviate some potential fears for you guys in one email. Apparently a lot of you work for communist corporate piles of dung that block access to pages. If you ask me, I say you should change jobs to something a little more spend-the-whole-day-playing-fantasy-sports friendly... I did. But until you do, don't sweat it. Weekly cards will continue to be sent out like they always have... by email. Weekly results, etc... by email. Most of the stuff I post up (including this email here) will be posted online and sent to whatever email address you give me. Hopefully everyone is a little less nervous about pick'em school starting now and everyone is a littlle more excited about how Crystal is going to out pick you by choosing the team that has the best

League Rules

Disclaimer: I'm not claiming that this is a list of all the rules, but it is everything I can think of at the moment. Trust me, this game is much simpler to play than it is to write about. I run all this as laid back as possible, so don’t worry too much about the details REGULAR SEASON CONTESTS: > NCAA Pick'em 15 Games (when available) will be on each week's card. On most occasions, Thursday and Friday college football games will not appear on the card. Rivalries and games on national television (and my Comcastic local TV) are given some priority in my choice of games. When possible, I will work league member's alma maters into the pick'em card. Be sure to mention it to me. A point spread will be set for each game and will not change after I send the weekly card. Teams will pick each game against the spread. Bonus opportunity (these do not count toward the overall score for the contest) In addition to the picks, each owner should choose 3 of their picks to make a

17 Days Till Kickoff

Football is King Can you hear the buzz in the air. Yup, that's baseball season moving to the kiddie seat in the back to make room for football. Memories: Spread, No Spread, It Don't Matter Anyone remember how Crystal won without knowing she was picking against the spread? You Convinced Me, I'm In If you are going to play, you gotta click this LINK and leave me your team name and preferred email. Don't delay! Act now! Or else I will keep emailing you to bug you.

Got the Pick'em Itch?

You Can Pick Your Friends, You Can Pick Your Nose, But Can You Pick'Em? Excitement for the upcoming season is building and my productivity is entering operation shutdown mode. Rusty on the details? I've got a few paragraphs about it. Wanna hear it? Here it goes. The Meat: NCAA & NFL Pick'em Contests: The game goes something like this. I send a spreadsheet weekly with 15 selected college games and all the NFL games for the week (usually 14-16). College games are chosen against the spread, which I will list for each pick. NFL games are straight up (no spread). I'll keep tally of the scores for each contest (1 point per correct pick) and whoever has the most points at the end of the season for each respective contest will win that contest. Simple enough? But wait, there is more. Weekly winners will also receive "bonus points." Additional bonus point opportunities will be thrown in throughout the season as well (sending in the card early, answering trivia, etc