Thursday, August 7, 2008

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).

But I Hate it When the Season is Over and I Wish We Could Play Forever
Once the regular seasons are over, we'll keep this thing going with post season contests. NCAA Pick'em bonus points will be used for a Bowl Pick'em contest. NFL Pick'em bonus points will be used for the NFL Playoff Pick'em contest.

$25 Isn't Really a Lot of Money

The entry fee is $25, but don't freak out. You don't have to pay me right away if you don't want. I just need the money by the end of the year to send to the winners. The football season is long guys. However, there ain't no free trial period though. If you start playing, plan on paying me sometime (this was a problem once). For those that think that $25 seems like it's a lot, we'll be playing for twenty-something weeks... you can do the math… it's quite the bargain.

The Commissioner Must Be Skimming Off the Top
Nah man. ALL the collected money goes to winners.

Assuming that we have a group around the size of last year's... here is how the payouts will work.
- NCAA Pick'em: 1st Place 25% pot, 2nd Place 10% Pot
- NFL Pick'em: 1st Place 25% pot, 2nd Place 10% Pot
- NCAA Bowl Pick'em: 1st Place 15% pot
- NFL Playoff Pick'em : 1st Place 15% pot

As Long As There Aren't Any Rule Changes
For those are Pick'em regulars now, if you've got suggestions about how to make things better, let me know. I'm not afraid to make changes if they make sense.

I'll create a "General Rules" post that you guys can refer to as a refresher.

The Best Part About This Game is That it is Straight Up Gangsta
For those who played last year, I sincerely hope you consider playing again. I'm not just blowing smoke, the last few years have included a great group of people. But I don't want to get too mushy, so that's all I'm going to say about that.

If you know anyone else that may want to join, send them a link to this page or drop them my email address (sirrong@gmail.com)

I'm In, How Do I Sign Up?
Just hit the comment link below and leave your preferred contact email along with whatever else you feel like sharing with the league.

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  12. 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

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