Showing posts from August, 2009

Become a Pickem Dash Football Contributor

I just checked the permissions, and a few of you still have permission to blog at the site from last year. Below are the current authors and a login reminder: -Kirby (@theferm) -Kyle (@gmail) -Dave (@alumni.utexas) -Gary (@aol) If anyone else wants to exercise their inner blogger, just email me and I'll add you.

2009 Week 1 NCAA Card

Pick'em peeps, welcome back or welcome in (whichever applies). After our card format poll, the Google Doc card won by a landslide. That means I've mothballed the old Excel format and I'll be adding features/functionality on the fly this year. But from a game picking perspective, things are the same. I'll post an official league rules post soon. In the mean time, here are some Pick'em card notes: - NCAA games are picked against the spread (NFL will be straight up). - Remember to check for bonus questions. I give away bonus points for answers, but these points DO NOT count toward your overall pickem score. To win the pickem contest, you have to have picked the most games right. Simple. - For those that have played before, Best Bets are out for now. There is not an easy way to incorporate them into the Google Doc card. - All picks are due before the kickoff of the first game. However, if you forget, still send me the card dude. I'll give you credit for any game ki

VOTE NOW! Pickem-Football Weekly Card Format

I'm considering a significant change in the way games are posted and the way you will pick games, but the decision is tough. The two options are very different from one another, and the strength of each are unmatched by the other. Therefore, I'm going to call for a vote and we'll do this democratically. The vote will only be open for a few days, so if you want to weigh in, then get to it. Below is a "Ben Franklin" on the two options. click to enlarge Here are links to examples of the two cards. The Excel link is just a screen capture. Pretend its a real spreadsheet for the purposes of this excercise. Check them both out and then vote in the poll below. Excel: LINK Google Docs: LINK POLLING IS CLOSED

2009 Football Season - Who Is In?

If you don't see your name here, you aren't confirmed... and, you have hurt my feelings a little. 1. Greg N. 2. Amanda N. 3. Dave W. 4. Amy/Carrie 5. Gary F. 6. Curtis G. 7. Kyle W. 8. Kevin S. 9. Kimsey H. 10. Kirby H. 11. Crystal J. 12. Robert H. 13. Jon N. 14. Chris C. 15. Rich K. 16. Jess H. 17. Dan B. 18. Bob D. 19. Justin C. (updated 9/03/09 9:30AM)

A Sister League: Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football League

Fantasy football is a fantasy sports game in which participants (called "owners") are arranged into a league. The person who creates the league is called the commissioner, and that person invites other owners into his/her league. Each team drafts or acquires via auction a team of real-life American football players and then scores points based on those players' statistical on-the-field performances. A typical fantasy league will employ players from a single football league, such as the NFL or an NCAA division. Leagues can be arranged in which the winner is the team with the most total points at the end of the season, or in a head-to-head format (which mirrors the actual NFL) in which each team plays against a single opponent each week. At the end of the year, win-loss records determine league rankings or qualification into a playoff bracket. Most leagues set aside the last weeks of the regular season for their own playoffs. Or... at least that is what Wikipedia says. Kirb

2009 Football Season - Pick'em Recruitment Letter

Dear Pick’em Enthusiasts, I hope this message finds you doing well. I’ve been trying to think of a way for us to get back in touch for this upcoming football season. I know it’s been many months since you last heard from me, but, due to my deep depression regarding the way the football season ended last year (well, mostly the fact that it ended), I’m just now beginning to recapture some of my thirst for life. The off-season has brought much change in my life. I can't think of anything in particular right now, but I'm sure there was a lot. Sometimes change can be uplifting, and I've never been adverse to change. Last year, our Pick'em game evolved from an email only thing to blog format. It pleases me to announce even more (uplifting) changes this year. First of all, I have made the site a little more legit by registering a domain name: The site was also given a complete face lift. You'll notice we are lightening up this yea