For those of you who have grown up playing Pick'em Dash Football, you already know how important is has been in shaping your healthy lifestyle. However, for those who have had a more sedated, non-picking lifestyle, it’s time to get up off the youtubes (for a minute) and sign up for happiness.
I'm not talking about just turning on the tube for that Wednesday night high scoring thriller. You need to invest in football by getting doing things with your keyboard, mouse, or wireless pocket phone. Playing sports teach you a number of things about life blah blah blah. Picking sports makes your life meaningful, happier, and almost probably healthier.
Now I'm not so presumptuous to assume you will just sign up on a whim based on the first two paragraphs. That’s preposterous, absurd, unreasonable, and everything that is the opposite of well-balanced. I'm going to write more paragraphs, and then you'll certainly want to give this a try.
Picking is an important exercise for your mind and body, and it will teach you a countless things about friendship, leadership (or leading), and losing. Football is a team sport, so when a team wins, there are like 80 winners in the locker room. Picking is individual and only one of you can be the winner of one of the four contests. You may even win multiple contests teaching valuable losing lessons to more of your P-F brothers and sisters.
Let’s take a look at how picking may add new dimensions to your already complex roads to health.
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ConfidenceConfidence is a little more complicated in the age of the Internet of Things. I’m going to present something here. You read it and I’ll see you on the flip side for a last note of confidence.
Pickem-football consists of 4 games: 2 regular-season and 2 post-season games. Regular season pick’em games are the following:
- NCAA: 15 games to pick per week. Picks are against the spread. I provide the odds for each game.
- NFL: 14-16 (all) NFL games per week. These picks are straight up. That means no spread and you are picking winners.
I send these picks to you via a link to a Google Form. It’s easy and you can even do your business from your phone.
On the game card for each week's NCAA and NFL games, I may include optional bonus questions (example from last year Boomer! Sooner!). While these won't increase your score for the regular-season games, the "points" are collected and used to give you an advantage in the post-season games. Bonus points are also given to weekly winners, for paying your entry fee early, and for some other random stuff I make up along the way.
Post season games are the following:
3. NCAA FBS Bowl Games: All the bowls (35? I've lost count). Picked confidence pool style. Straight up (no spread).
4. NFL Playoff Games. All the games (11). Picked week-to-week against the spread.
When one picks, one will feel invested, and at the kickoff of each game, one will feel joy and/or invincibility. That's confidence.The Right Fit
It’s obvious now that active picking of football games boosts your health tremendously. It not only keeps your mind active, but it keeps your fingers agile too. But nothing truly great in life is free. Literally no one likes picking something for nothing. I remember as a kid waiting in a long line for the Pepsi challenge. But that challenge wasn't about figuring out what sample tasted better. If you picked Pepsi, you got a gift. I picked Pepsi.
Therefore, the cost of Pick'em Dash Football is $25 for the entire season, which is seriously a bargain and I'll tell you why. We play for roughly five months, which comes out to something like $0.16 a day, give or take a penny.
This is your league and I'm just sharing the health. All of the money collected goes to the winners. The distribution of the pots varies slightly based on the number of players, but is typically about 35% NCAA, 35% NFL, 15% NCAA Bowls, 15% NFL Playoffs. Payouts are given to first and second place players in the regular season games, so you can lose and still make your entry fee back.
Click and Pick Your Way to Healthiness
When you start picking football games, you may notice that you pay special attention to other choices you make in life. You will find ways to boost your good picks and avoid the things that adversely affect your picks. You may get hungrier. This is normal, because when your mind is active, your body tends to expend more energy than usual. You can capitalize on this boost by hydrating properly and balancing the hydration with foods of various textures. I'm not a doctor, but I will stay in a Holiday Inn Express this football season.
Now go on and click your way to a better you by registering for the 2015 iteration of Pick'em Dash Football. Green 80, Green 80, Koala, Koala, Hut-Hut!!