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milanb


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:35 pm    Post subject: Vikings Forum Marathon Survival Game Reply with quote

My beef with all the existing survivor games is that everyone is eliminated too quickly. So I decided to create a survivor game that's challenging and yet allows everyone to last deep into the season.

Here are the rules:


  • You must pick exactly one winner every week.
  • You may not pick any team to win more than once
  • You may not pick any team to lose more than once.
  • Every loss or tie counts as a strike.
  • Failure to get your pick in prior to kickoff of the first game in any week counts as a strike, and you have to pick two winners the following week.
  • Three strikes and you're out.
  • Last player standing wins.
  • In the event of a tie, the first tiebreaker is the best combined won-lost records of the teams each player picked to lose. If it's still tied after that the remaining players will keep picking until a winner is decided.


Just to clarify: you are predicting the outcome of exactly one game each week. The team you pick to win that game is your "winner" and the team you pick to lose is your "loser". If you are wrong you get one strike against you. You cannot pick your winner to win again and you cannot pick your loser to lose again.

For example, if you pick the Vikings over the Jaguars in Week 1 you may not pick the Vikings to win again or the Jaguars to lose again. In the remote chance that the Jaguars win you will get a strike against you.

Because we're very close to the Wednesday game already the Week 1 deadline will be extended to Sunday for this week only. That is, you may pick the Cowboys or Giants if you get your pick in prior to kickoff of that game, but otherwise the deadline is prior to kickoff of the early games on Sunday.

Every week we will have a list of remaining players with their winners, losers and strike total.

Suggestions and comments are welcome.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool idea, thanks for hosting!

Applause


don't forget to post each week's games, so it's easier for us to choose from.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am willing to let this game remain open as long as your willing to keep up with it on a weekly basis. Sounds like an interesting concept.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vikingsrule wrote:
I am willing to let this game remain open as long as your willing to keep up with it on a weekly basis. Sounds like an interesting concept.


No problem.

I will compile the weekly standings. If I make a mistake anywhere people can feel free to PM me.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Official standings

Strikes are denoted in red text.


Eliminated

marshpit23
Winners: Vikings, no pick, no pick+no pick
Losers: Jaguars, no pick, no pick

loganhelland
Winners: Panthers, no pick, no pick
Losers: Buccaneers, no pick, no pick

SteelKing728
Winners: Eagles, Vikings, no pick, Giants+49ers
Losers: Browns, Colts, no pick, Eagles+Jets

Heavydan85
Winners: Broncos, Washington, no pick, no pick
Losers: Steelers, Rams, no pick

Robbroy45
Winners: Texans, Patriots, 49ers, no pick
Losers: Dolphins, Cardinals, Vikings, no pick

Viking734
Winners: Falcons, Cowboys, Lions, no pick
Losers: Chiefs, Seahawks, Titans, no pick

GoneWithTheWind
Winners: Raiders, Packers, Steelers, no pick
Losers: Chargers, Bears, Raiders, no pick

Big_D88
Winners: Lions, Patriots, 49ers, Ravens, Packers
Losers: Rams, Cardinals, Vikings, Browns, Colts

Kellerman
Winners: Ravens, Bengals, no pick, Cardinals+Cowboys, Giants, Cardinals
Losers: Bengals, Browns, no pick,Dolphins+Bears, Browns, Bills

Nzd07
Winners: Chargers, no pick, Jets+49ers, Ravens, Vikings, invalid pick (chose the Raiders to lose more than once)
Losers: Raiders, no pick, Dolphins+Vikings, Browns, Titans

vikingsrule
Winners: Bears, 49ers, Steelers, Cardinals, Vikings, Texans, Patriots, Packers, Redskins
Losers: Colts, Lions, Raiders, Dolphins, Titans, Packers, Jets, Jaguars, Panthers


vike daddy
Winners: Texans, Saints, Cowboys, Ravens, 49ers, Steelers, Vikings, Patriots, Broncos, Steelers, Rams
Losers: Dolphins, Panthers, Bucaneers, Browns, Bills, Titans, Cardinals, Rams, Bengals, Chiefs, Jets

milanb
Winners: Giants, Chargers, Cowboys, Cardinals, Patriots, Falcons, Bears, Packers, Redskins, Steelers, Broncos, Colts, Ravens
Losers: Cowboys, Titans, Buccaneers, Dolphins, Broncos, Raiders, Lions, Jaguars, Panthers, Chiefs, Chargers, Bills, Steelers


Still Alive

disaacs
Winners: Texans, Chargers, Cowboys, Packers, 49ers, Falcons, Vikings, Bears, Broncos, Seahawks, Redskins, Dolphins, Bills
Losers: Dolphins, Titans, Buccaneers, Saints, Bills, Raiders, Cardinals, Panthers, Bengals, Jets, Eagles, Seahawks, Jaguars
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baltimore Ravens.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do we pick two teams each week?

one to win and one to lose?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winning Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Losing Team: Cleveland Browns

(This way I can keep track of who I picked!)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
do we pick two teams each week?

one to win and one to lose?


Oops. Let me clarify.

You pick one winner. That's it. Whatever team they are playing against is the team you're picking to "lose".

For example, if you pick the Vikings to beat Jacksonville in Week 1, you cannot pick another team to beat Jacksonville later in the season.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bears over Colts
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vikes over Jags
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ill take the Vikings to beat the Jaguars.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

milanb wrote:
vike daddy wrote:
do we pick two teams each week?

one to win and one to lose?


Oops. Let me clarify.

You pick one winner. That's it. Whatever team they are playing against is the team you're picking to "lose".

For example, if you pick the Vikings to beat Jacksonville in Week 1, you cannot pick another team to beat Jacksonville later in the season.

Smile

i see... so you would have two strikes against you if you pick a team to win, who then loses that week's matchup.

you going to keep track of all this for us?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
milanb wrote:
vike daddy wrote:
do we pick two teams each week?

one to win and one to lose?


Oops. Let me clarify.

You pick one winner. That's it. Whatever team they are playing against is the team you're picking to "lose".

For example, if you pick the Vikings to beat Jacksonville in Week 1, you cannot pick another team to beat Jacksonville later in the season.

Smile

i see... so you would have two strikes against you if you pick a team to win, who then loses that week's matchup.

you going to keep track of all this for us?


Once more from the top.

You are predicting the outcome of exactly one game each week. The team you pick to win that game is your "winner" and the team you pick to lose is your "loser". If you are wrong you get one strike. You cannot pick your winner to win again and you cannot pick your loser to lose again.

I should probably post the above paragraph in the rules section.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carolina over Tampa Bay
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