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milanb


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:47 pm    Post subject: 2nd Annual Vikings Marathon Survival Contest Reply with quote

Last year I started a survival pick'em game with a twist, intended to extend the contest deep into the season.

This year I have elected to make a few minor rules changes, intended to lessen the penalty for late picks and to extend the contest a bit longer.

Here are the rules:


  • You must pick exactly one winner every week. The team they play is your "opponent" for the week.
  • You may not pick any team to win more than once
  • You may not pick any opponent more than once.
  • Every loss or tie counts as a strike.
  • You have one "bye" week that you may take at your own discretion.
  • Failure to get your pick in prior to kickoff of the first game in any week means that you forfeit your bye week. If you no longer have a bye week available it counts as a strike, and you will be asked to pick a game for that week after the fact (this is done for the purposes of making sure that each player has the same number of teams available).
  • 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's "opponent" teams. If it's still tied after that the remaining players will keep picking until a winner is decided.



For example, if you pick the Vikings over the Lions in Week 1 you may neither pick the Vikings to win again nor may you pick another team to beat the Lions later in the season. In the remote chance that the Lions win you will get a counted strike against you.

Because we're very close to the Thursday game already the Week 1 deadline will be extended to Sunday for this week only. That is, you may pick the Ravens or Broncos 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: Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do i get to ask a long string of dumb questions again, like last year?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

derp
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Week 1 Indianapolis over Raiders
Week 2 New England over Jets
Week 3 San Francisco over Indy
Week 4 Denver over Philly
Week 5 Green Bay over Detroit
Week 6 Vikings over Panthers
Week 7 Seahawks over Cardinals
Week 8 Saints over Bills
Week 9 BYE
Week 10 Titans over Jacksonville
DONE!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to clarify, you don't need to make all your picks at once.



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
do i get to ask a long string of dumb questions again, like last year?

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Sure. If there's anything that remains unclear.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

San Francisco 49ers over Green Bay Packers
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Current standings

Key
Winners, Strikes
Opponents

Still Alive (And Repeat Champion)

disaacs
IND ATL MIN TEN GB SF KC NO SEA CIN NYG bye
OAK STL CLE NYJ DET ARI HOU BUF TB BAL GB bye



Eliminated

AP_ALL_DAY_28
IND OAK bye ? ? ?
OAK JAC bye ? ? ?

Big_D88
NE PHI MIN bye STL ?
BUF SD CLE bye JAC ?

dc_vikingfan
CLE bye ? ?
MIA bye ? ?

Freakish Mind
CAR NE MIN IND GB SEA ATL NO DAL SF
SEA NYJ CLE JAC DET TEN TB BUF MIN CAR

The Gnat
TB GB bye ? ?
NYJ TB bye ? ?

jg6041
NE BAL SEA DEN GB HOU KC Bye ? ?
BUF CLE JAC PHI DET STL HOU bye ? ?

iavikefn
CLE ATL MIN BAL
MIA STL CLE BUF

Klomp
CAR bye ? ?
SEA bye ? ?

jg6041
NE BAL SEA DEN GB HOU KC Bye ? ?
BUF CLE JAC PHI DET STL HOU bye ? ?

marshpit23
IND NE SF DEN GB MIN SEA NO bye TEN
OAK NYJ IND PHI DET CAR ARI BUF bye JAC

milanb
CHI BAL NO DEN ATL HOU SD NE bye NYG SEA KC
CIN CLE ARI PHI NYJ STL JAC PIT bye OAK MIN SD

milllllano
HOU CAR MIN KC SD
SD BUF CLE NYG OAK

Nbanflguy
IND GB bye ? ? ?
OAK NE bye ? ? ?

PurpleNation22
MIN bye ? ?
DET bye ? ?

Robbroy45
IND CIN BUF KC STL SEA GB ATL DAL bye NYG DET
OAK PIT NYJ NYG JAC TEN CLE ARI MIN bye GB TB

rpmwr19
CLE CAR MIN
MIA BUF CLE

skywindO2
IND OAK MIN TEN CAR DAL NYG PHI
OAK JAC CLE NYJ ARI WAS MIN NYG

sparkyjoe1
WAS bye MIN ?
PHI bye ? ?

SteelKing728
MIN GB BUF IND bye ?
DET WAS NYJ JAC bye ?

[UMN]
NYG bye MIN IND CAR
DAL bye CLE JAC ARI

Vike Daddy
NE ATL MIN TEN CAR SD
BUF STL CLE NYJ ARI OAK

VikeManDan
SF OAK MIN bye ATL Hou
GB JAC CLE bye NYJ Stl

vikes635
bye NE SEA CIN GB KC MIA DEN CAR NO DET
bye NYJ JAC CLE DET OAK BUF WAS ATL DAL PIT

vikingsrule
SF OAK MIN KC ATL SEA DEN
GB JAC CLE NYG NYJ TEN IND


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tampa Bay Bucs over the NY Jets
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't pick the same opponent? Not sure I'm smart enough to do this league.....
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll take the Cleveland Browns this week.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carolina over Seattle
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

milanb wrote:
Just to clarify, you don't need to make all your picks at once.



Laughing


Oh yeah, I got it. I just thought it would easier to project my winners and 'opponents' for the entire 17 week schedule instead of going back and forth checking if I picked this or that team.

PS It wasn't that easy! Not duplicating a winner or an opponent all year was a little more challenging than I expected.

Good luck everyone!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll go with the chalk here:

Indianapolis over Oakland
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carolina over Seattle Week 1
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