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  • Evil_ReaverEvil_Reaver Registered User regular
    Syphyre wrote: »
    That said, I do want to make sure more than 5 people wanna play.

    I'm down for another season. I thought you did a great job last year.

    Also, I'd like to open up the discussion about not having @Syphyre‌ pay the prizes out of his own pocket. He was very generous last year and didn't say anything about it but I think we owe it to him to make a pool if we're going to have more than bragging rights on the line.

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  • BogeyBogey I'm back, baby! Santa Monica, CAModerator mod
    edited August 2014
    The college pick-em was a lot of fun last year, and I would join up this season too!

    I'd also like to help contribute to the prize pool.

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  • AssuranAssuran Is swinging on the Spiral Registered User regular
    I'll play the Pick 'em again. 'twas fun.

  • ani_game_bumani_game_bum Optimistic, Rule-Breaking Nice Guy The Final World/DestinationRegistered User regular
    I'm in as well.

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  • BobbleBobble Registered User regular
    I'd be in for the pick 'em.

  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    I really appreciate the gesture, but I have some reservations about it. First and foremost, how does the money get to me? Also I want people to be able to start playing a couple of weeks in for fun, without feeling like they have to put up money for a prize they won't win. We had several people hop on at 3, 5 weeks last year. Conversely, I don't want people to put money in just to play either.

    FYI, this year I plan to do 1st, 2nd, 3rd again, but add an additional prize that anyone that plays 13+ weeks gets a lottery roll for a well-played prize.

  • SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    Optional Paypal donations, maybe?

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  • Evil_ReaverEvil_Reaver Registered User regular
    Syphyre wrote: »
    I really appreciate the gesture, but I have some reservations about it. First and foremost, how does the money get to me? Also I want people to be able to start playing a couple of weeks in for fun, without feeling like they have to put up money for a prize they won't win. We had several people hop on at 3, 5 weeks last year. Conversely, I don't want people to put money in just to play either.

    FYI, this year I plan to do 1st, 2nd, 3rd again, but add an additional prize that anyone that plays 13+ weeks gets a lottery roll for a well-played prize.

    Fake edit: I was going to say something but changed my mind. You're awesome for running the whole thing and for wanting to make it playable for everyone - just know that folks are happy to help you offset the cost.

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  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Tell y'all what, I can compromise on this. If you'd like to help with some monetary donation towards the prizes, please PM me about it. We can discuss how you'd like to help out there, if you want recognition, etc.

  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    Braxton Miller reinjured his right (throwing) shoulder in practice today. Columbus Dispatch says it may be season ending, but no word from Ohio State yet. Was previously hurt in the Orange Bowl, had surgery in February. Had previously suffered a "setback" in camp. 11 Warriors says his arm was in a sling, reports from the student newspaper say it was a noncontact injury as he threw a pass.

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  • Karrde1842Karrde1842 Registered User regular
    I'll participate in the pick 'em as well.

  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Ouch, that's a giant loss for Ohio State. I don't think their backup is anywhere near his ability.

  • AssuranAssuran Is swinging on the Spiral Registered User regular
    Per ESPN, it's official. Miller's done for the year.

    Huge gut punch before the season started. At least the JT Barrett had all spring and summer to work 1st team.

  • JimBobtheMonkeyJimBobtheMonkey Registered User regular
    I would like to participate in the pick'em again

  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    I would be down for the Pick 'Em, but I can't guarantee that I won't endlessly lobby for UCF games that we have no hope of winning.

    (Seriously, who schedules Mizzou as the second game of the season? Who is responsible for this?)

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  • SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    Yeah, UCF should be playing them on their Homecoming. Like we did with Louisville last year.

    Heh heh heh.

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  • NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    I would be down for the Pick 'Em, but I can't guarantee that I won't endlessly lobby for UCF games that we have no hope of winning.

    (Seriously, who schedules Mizzou as the second game of the season? Who is responsible for this?)

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  • OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor TinychatRegistered User regular
    game of the week in two weeks should clearly by Texas V. BYU

    gotta beat the mormon curse. if we don't might as well pack it up

  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Hrm. Sorta waiting for spreads to be posted on some websites before I post the first games.

  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    *insert complaints about finding good week 1 games*

    I remember having this problem last year with weeks 1-3

  • knitdanknitdan In ur base Killin ur guysRegistered User regular
    If only there was a way to discourage the scheduling of non conference cupcakes.

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    I was glancing at the schedule earlier and it looked better than usual, though not actually good.

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  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    I actually am up to 9 games, 6 of which could be "good". Just need to hunt down the last two, then wait for spreads to be posted on the games.

  • knitdanknitdan In ur base Killin ur guysRegistered User regular
    Why is google showing the week of August 27 as Week 2?

    I can't find any games before that.

    "Cough"Pick Rutgers/Washington State "cough"

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  • MulletudeMulletude Registered User regular
    First week would be great for things like games MAC teams could lose to D2 schools

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited August 2014
    Brogey wrote: »
    The college pick-em was a lot of fun last year, and I would join up this season too!

    I'd also like to help contribute to the prize pool.

    I will likely post running stats for the pick-em again.

    I'm working weekends more now but its never for that long.

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  • Karrde1842Karrde1842 Registered User regular
    I heard on the radio today that even with losing Miller, OSU is still the favorite in every game they play except Michigan State. I think they said the current spread is 5.5 points? I think that has more to do with the schedule than the talent of the backup QB, though.

  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    Karrde1842 wrote: »
    I heard on the radio today that even with losing Miller, OSU is still the favorite in every game they play except Michigan State. I think they said the current spread is 5.5 points? I think that has more to do with the schedule than the talent of the backup QB, though.

    Pretty much. The Big Ten bloooooows.

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  • MadEddyMadEddy Creepy house watching youRegistered User regular
    I think I'll do the pick 'em this year.

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  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    I am so going to miss the Bro button for this thread.

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  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    SE++/D&D College Football Pick'em
    Run by: Syphyre

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    Why is this happening?
    Because we love college football! The games, the players, the drama, the schools, the colors, the pageantry, the trash-talking! And because we loathe Bama/The Irish/The Tigers/Anything West Coast/<insert offensive/defensive coordinator name here>. But we all can agree that we love Mike Leach. No? Ok, anyways...

    Good reason! Give me the basic rundown.
    There are 15 weeks of college football (sorry Army/Navy), and thus there will be 15 weeks of pick'em. Each week there will be 11 games selected as that week's pick'ems. One of those eleven games will be chosen as "Game of the Week".

    Picks might be straight up W/L, they might be against the spread (ATS). This is a change from last year, because there were some games that were kinda boring to pick W/L, but would have been more interesting ATS. Reading skills are required, but to keep it simple I will clearly group the teams. Each person playing will post their picks for all 11 games in this thread. After the weekend is over, I will check everyone's picks and calculate their points. Every correct pick gets one point. A correct pick for the Game of the Week will get 2 points. Therefore, the maximum number of points one could earn in a week is 12.

    A running total of all points throughout the season will be kept. The persons with the highest point totals as the end of the season will win stuff.

    How are you selecting the games?
    The games will ultimately be chosen by me. I am always open to suggestions from the thread (RME will likely tell me to insert UCF every single week). I want to make sure I select interesting games, but I want the contest to be interesting to y'all too. Despite my changing some picks to ATS, I will still notchoose games that no one cares about, since no one really cares that Kansas State whips Liberty (who?).

    To keep things interesting, I will do my absolute best to ensure each of the "Power 5" conferences (ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12, SEC) get at least one game per week. I promise to give the AAC and the rest of the conferences love too. I will make a solid attempt each week to include a game that you wouldn't usually be interested in. I will also do my best to hit each of the larger conferences at least once for Game of the Week

    Sounds good. How does this actually work?
    Each week, by Monday Evening, I will post a list of the 11 games selected that week. Simply post, in this thread, your picks for each of those games. Please only post once; you may edit your picks as much as you want until 8am Central Time on Saturday. At that time, I will consider picks closed, and grab entries as they are. If there is a Thursday night game included, picks will be due before the game starts on Thursday evening.

    To post your picks, just cut/paste my convenient cut/paste list, and remove the team you don't want, or bold the team you do, just somehow let me know which team you pick. Why are we doing it in the thread and not in a yahoo or other sports area? It keeps a little more personal, and you don't have to worry about logging into another place, needing reminders, etc. If you're in the thread, you're reminded very easily. I think it actually makes things easier on y'all (harder on me, but I have fun doing this!)

    Anyone can play. There is no signup sheet. Just post your picks on a weekly basis and I will do all the work of keeping track of the games and the points for each person. Weekly results and total point summaries will be posted each week, and kept in the OP. Lurkers and regulars alike are welcome to play!

    You mentioned "win stuff"?
    Yes! At the end of the regular season, I will reward those with the most accumulated points.
    First Place: $50 of Steam credit.
    Second Place: $20 of Steam credit.
    Third Place: I send you a random $5 game on Steam.
    Last Place: We all laugh at you.

    To encourage playing each week, there will be a lottery prize at the end. Your name will be entered as many weeks as you played, so if you play all 15 weeks, you get 15 chances. Winner of the lottery gets Steam Credit. Probably $20. Also, I'm somewhat flexible. If you win and you'd rather have PSN credit or something, I can handle that.

    Finally, yes, I will play too. I was perfectly average last year in my picks, so its quite provable that I don't know any more about this game than anyone else.

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