Monday, August 29, 2011

P-F11: Week 1 Card

The Week 1 card is now live. The due date for the card is before the kickoff the first game, which in this case means 9/3/11 11:00AM Central. Late picks happen. After over a decade of experience, I understand this. For any game, if you make the pick before the kickoff of that game, I'll count it. All your picks are time-stamped, so there won't be any "hotmail ate my homework" excuses accepted.

The Links:

WEEK 1 PRINTABLE CARD LINK (for those that like to do your picks on paper first)

Quick FAQ:

  • NCAA games are picked against the spread (NFL will be straight up).
  • The picks are made using a Google Doc form. It is so awesome that you can even do it from your wireless pocket phone.
  • 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.
  • A pick for any game is technically due BEFORE the kickoff of that game.
  • If you have submitted your picks and want to change anything, you can:
    • Fill out the form again, but only pick the game(s) you want to change (your new picks will be logged, but won't show up until after I approve them). Once again, you don't have to fill out the entire card to just change a few picks.
    • Email me with your change (
    • Text me with you change (8325841360)
  • If you forget your picks altogether, you'll get the score of whoever was the lowest scoring picker for that week.
If any of you know someone who may want to play, send them the link to the blog post or the card link. Filling out the card is every person's official commitment. We'll talk entry fees in the next few weeks. 

Any other questions?

Friday, August 26, 2011

P-F11: Some Final Preseason BullSh!t

  • Crystal needs your help one last time. PLEASE do the following TODAY.
    Step one: everyone go like this page.
    Step two: click on this link and like this video.
  • Sure, it was technically a football post, but before I go in the basement* for a while, I took the opportunity to post one more thing up at TheFerm (Aggies: Give UT My Notice, a Ben Fold's song parody). Go check it out if you like Aggies or poking fun at them. PRO TIP: Hit play on the song at the bottom of the post, then scroll up and sing my lyrics over Ben's voice.
    *by basement I mean here.
  • The NCAA card will be posted (and link emailed) here this weekend. Get. Pumped.
  • Seriously y'all, do the voting for Crystal today.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Preseason Pick'em Homework

P-F'ers! Help out one of your own (Crystal aka Beelzebubbles) and do the following steps.

  1. Click on the ESPN Houston Facebook page and "like" it.
  2. Click on Crystal's audition video and "like" it.
  3. Email me and tell me you did it and you'll start the year with 5 bonus points in each contest.
Do it! You'll feel good about yourself too.