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NFL Football Pool Game

Post by Marianne » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:27 pm

Hi Football Fans!

Hey, some of you might remember last season when Hostrouser hosted the 2007 FBS Bowls Pool here on WOP (and on Sound Machine). I played the game over on SM.

What you may not realize is, he fashioned the game a bit after a pool I've been running for the NFL season for 3 years. We are now going into our 4th year on Sound Machine. And this year, after seeing the success of the college pool last year over here, I thought I'd extend the offer to run the game over here as well.

Your Moderators Hostrouser and TheAceman have played the game over on Sound Machine, and should be able to tell you what its like.

If you'd like to see how the game was run last year, HERE is a link to last year's game on SM. Page 1 describes the game in detail, and if you browse a few pages in, you'll see how players place their picks, and how the game is scored throughout the season.

I'd like to have a minimum of 5 people from this site playing to make it worth my while to add this board to the game. Please let me know if you are interested by posting so in this thread. And please don't hesitate to ask questions if you have any! Thanks!
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Post by Nreuest » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:22 pm

i'm definitely in
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Post by The Aceman » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:36 am

I'm in as well, and I recommend everyone else join in to, it's fun and doesn't take up too much of your precious time. Hopefully everyone who played last year will do so again, and new people will join.

And GO 49ers!!! (Yes, I will be putting the Niners banner back in my sig. soon enough.)

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Post by Hostrauser » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:05 am

I'm in, but mainly on SoundMachine.

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Post by Nreuest » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:54 am

wow that's it?
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Post by The Aceman » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:56 am

Nreuest wrote:wow that's it?
Seriously, and unfortunately I don't think it's due to a lack of interest in the game. But, rather, a drastic reduction in the traffic to this site over the last copule months. :( Where are our recruitment efforts?
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Post by Gallagher » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:15 am

I'll play.
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Post by Marianne » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:17 am

Well, being new to the board this time around (I registered long time ago but then let it lapse), I don't really know the people here.

Would it be too much to ask of you to help me recruit for the game, perhaps PM'ing folks you think might be interested and such? I do plan on doing the same on the other boards, and will here too if needed. I just thought folks might be more receptive to an invite to the game from someone they know on the board.

I'll drop by in another day or two to explain the game in better detail. I'm a bit busy setting it up on the other sites, as well as getting ready to host a similar game for the Beijing Olympics on one site.

I'm not panicking too much yet. The Pre-Season doesn't start for over another week. And a lot of people prefer to only play the Regular Season anyway.

ETA: cool, we're up to 4 now. 5 if you count myself. But it would be nice to have 5 or more besides me to get it going.

I'll likely do the Pre-Season no matter what. Then we can decide if we want to continue it into the Regular Season (based on interest), once that time comes.
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Post by Marianne » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:15 am

OK, I should give a brief overview of the game for anyone contemplating playing.....

The game is fashioned after the basic Office Pool you see at work, where you pick the winning team of each game played that week. You get a certain amount of points based on how many games you guessed correctly, as well as two Bonus Questions.

Each week, I post a "Game Open" announcement in this thread. You make your picks by posting said picks in the thread for that week. Scoring is based on the percentage of points you earned, in comparison to the amount of points available to be earned that week (this is based on the number of games played in a given week).

Your score for the week is then averaged to scores from other weeks to get your Season Average ranking.
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Pre-Season - Week 1 (THURSDAY DEADLINE!!)

Post by Marianne » Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:55 pm

THE GAME IS NOW OPEN
FOR PICKS FOR
Pre-Season Week 1


Pick The Winner Of Each Game: (40 Points Each)

Thursday, Aug 7th
1. New York Giants @ Detroit Lions
2. Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots
3. New York Jets @ Cleveland Browns
4. New Orleans Saints @ Arizona Cardinals
5. Kansas City Chiefs @ Chicago Bears
Friday, Aug 8th
6. Philadelphia Eagles @ Pittsburgh Steelers
7. Seattle Seahawks @ Minnesota Vikings
8. San Francisco 49ers @ Oakland Raiders
Saturday, Aug 9th
9. Buffalo Bills @ Washington Redskins
10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Miami Dolphins
11. Atlanta Falcons @ Jacksonville Jaguars
12. Indianapolis Colts @ Carolina Panthers
13. Denver Broncos @ Houston Texans
14. St. Louis Rams @ Tennessee Titans
15. Dallas Cowboys @ San Diego Chargers
Monday, Aug 10th
16. Cincinnati Bengals @ Green Bay Packers

Bonus Question 1: What will be the Point Spread of Game# 15 ( Dallas Cowboys vs San Diego Chargers )?
(15 points, minus the variance of your guess from the actual points scored.)

Bonus Question 2: What will be the Final Total Points of Game# 16 ( Cincinnati Bengals vs Green Bay Packers )?
(25 points, minus the variance of your guess from the actual points scored.)


Deadline for picks is kickoff of the first game of the week ( Thursday, Aug 7th ). Approximately 7:00 PM Eastern.
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Post by bigmikedrivesbmw » Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:07 pm

Alright, I'm in!

New York Giants
New England Patriots
Cleveland Browns
New Orleans Saints
Chicago Bears
Pittsburgh Steelers
Seattle Seahawks
San Francisco 49ers
Washington Redskins
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jacksonville Jaguars
Indianapolis Colts
Denver Broncos
Tennessee Titans
San Diego Chargers
Cincinnati Bengals

Bonus Question 1: 10

Bonus Question 2: 35

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Post by wind-drummer » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:41 am

I'm in.

NY Giants
NE Patriots
Browns
Saints
Bears
Steelers
Seahawks
Raiders
Redskins
Buccaneers
Falcons
Colts
Broncos
Titans
Chargers
Bengals

Q #1: 7
Q #2: 23
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Post by fieldshowqueen » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:33 pm

I'm in for regular season I hope, but pre-season is looking really "iffy" here. Sorry.
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Post by The Aceman » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:49 pm

Pre-Season Week 1

Pick The Winner Of Each Game: (40 Points Each)

Thursday, Aug 7th
1. New York Giants
2. New England Patriots
3. New York Jets
4. New Orleans Saints
5. Chicago Bears
Friday, Aug 8th
6. Philadelphia Eagles
7. Minnesota Vikings
8. San Francisco 49ers
Saturday, Aug 9th
9. Washington Redskins
10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11. Atlanta Falcons
12. Indianapolis Colts
13. Denver Broncos
14. St. Louis Rams
15. San Diego Chargers
Monday, Aug 10th
16. Cincinnati Bengals

Bonus Question 1: 14

Bonus Question 2: 42
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Post by Nreuest » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:09 am

1. New York Giants
2. New England Patriots
3. Cleveland Browns
4. Arizona Cardinals
5. Chicago Bears
Friday, Aug 8th
6. Pittsburgh Steelers
7. Seattle Seahawks
8. San Francisco 49ers
Saturday, Aug 9th
9. Washington Redskins
10. Miami Dolphins
11. Jacksonville Jaguars
12. Indianapolis Colts
13. Houston Texans
14. Tennessee Titans
15. San Diego Chargers
Monday, Aug 10th
16. Cincinnati Bengals

Bonus 1: 14
Bonus 2: 55
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