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2008 Playoff Portenders Pick-em Challenge
« on: Jan 3rd, 2008, 6:15pm »
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Join us for the third annual "Playoff Portenders Pick-em Challenge" on "the Gridiron"! Here are the few details you NEED to know:
 
1) Scoring - Fairly simple... proportionate scoring...
 
Correctly predicting the winner(s)...
  • On Wild-Card Weekend is worth 3 points each;
  • In the Divisional Round is also worth 3 points each, but, first twist, minus 1 point if you did NOT predict the correct opponent;
  • Of the Conference Championships is worth 6 points each and minus 2 if your prediction for the opponent was incorrect;
  • Of the Super Bowl is worth 12 points, minus 4 if you did not predict the correct opponent.

You are also to include a TOTAL POINTS SCORED for the Super Bowl. That is how the winner of the Challenge will be determined in case of a tie/ties.
 
Got it??? If not, just screw it! You'll see how it's done after it's tabulated. Just put your picks up and let the rest unfold...
 
So, moving right along,...
 
2) Submitting your playoff predictions
FIRST OFF, ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER MEMBER!!! Only your last submission will be counted.
 
Next, you are to submit them either to "Referee" by instant message here on "the Gridiron":
(Direct Link) http://www.fantasyfootballer.com/cgi-bin/theGridiron/YaBB.cgi?action=ims end;to=Mod1;
 
or via the following thread:
http://www.fantasyfootballer.com/cgi-bin/theGridiron/YaBB.cgi?board=56;a ction=display;num=1199402268.
 
Your picks are DUE by the kickoff of the Wild-Card games this Saturday, January 7th!!!
 
You are to use a format that doesn't boggle the mind, something along the lines of the following is what I suggest and since I am processing the stuff and you surely don't want me to get your picks wrong, the suggestion of the guy processing the stuff should probably be paid extra heed to (huh?):
 
Wild-Card Round
Tampa Bay over Washington
New England over Jacksonville
New York over Carolina
Cincinnati over Pittsburgh
 
Divisional Round
Chicago over Tampa Bay
Seattle over New York
Denver over Cincinnati
Indianapolis over New England
 
Conference Championships
Seattle over Chicago
Indianapolis over Denver
 
Super Bowl
Indianapolis over Seattle (49 points total will be scored)
 
FINALLY, another little twist following along the lines of the aforementioned twist of having points subtracted if you do not forecast the correct opponent,... for those adventurous (in one way) or should I say less adventurous (in another) souls who are willing to concede imperfection but want to hedge their bets,... a bracket that doesn't make sense based on your prior predictions may be submitted... For example:
 
Wild-Card Weekend
Jacksonville over New England
 
Divisional Round
New England over Indianapolis
 
BUT, you can only submit one, right??? So,... I think, while you'll all find this to be an intriguing wrinkle and hedging your bets, especially given the first twist, may seem tempting, you'll ultimately find conceding to imperfection pretty hard...
 
3) Score Tallies will be reported every week right here on THIS thread, the administration and discussion thread.
 
Discussions, commentary and questions are welcomed on this thread...
 
And, here is a link to the Post-season activiities portal page: http://www.ffplayers.com/postseason.htm.
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Re: 2008 Playoff Portenders Pick-em Challenge
« Reply #1 on: Jan 6th, 2008, 12:38am »
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I picked the game right, but I think the Steelers lost due to bad play calls.
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Re: 2008 Playoff Portenders Pick-em Challenge
« Reply #2 on: Jan 6th, 2008, 9:36am »
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You are probably right Callie...at least on that particular day...on those particular plays...but the Jaguars at this particular time...I believe...are the better team (better than Steelers) and I believe the better team won the game.
 
I have the Patriots beating the Jags next week, but I actually think the Jags are the only team capable of beating the Pats...that's assuming no changes occur due to injuries to either team. I would'nt bet on it, but they could pull the upset.  
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Re: 2008 Playoff Portenders Pick-em Challenge
« Reply #3 on: Jan 6th, 2008, 11:38pm »
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I thought Pittsburgh was going to win the game after that missed face-mask call by Hines Ward in the endzone. You'll recall that Jax was called for PI, giving the Steelers a first down at the goal line. Fortunately, that call didn't end up determining the outcome.
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Re: 2008 Playoff Portenders Pick-em Challenge
« Reply #4 on: Jan 8th, 2008, 8:48am »
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I thought Pittsburgh was going to win the game after that missed face-mask call by Hines Ward in the endzone. You'll recall that Jax was called for PI, giving the Steelers a first down at the goal line. Fortunately, that call didn't end up determining the outcome.

 
 
 

 
Are you speaking of this face mask? No you couldn't be. This one wasn't called either. However on the same play the ref's did manage to see a hold by the center that never happened. Thusly negating the 2 pnt conversion that did effect the outcome of the game.
 
But I'm not bitter
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Re: 2008 Playoff Portenders Pick-em Challenge
« Reply #5 on: Jan 11th, 2008, 6:01am »
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Site, alas, set up...
 
http://www.ffplayers.com/playoffchallenge/playoffchallenge.htm.
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Re: 2008 Playoff Portenders Pick-em Challenge
« Reply #6 on: Jan 14th, 2008, 4:10am »
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Re: 2008 Playoff Portenders Pick-em Challenge
« Reply #7 on: Jan 22nd, 2008, 9:51am »
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In terms of penalties not called, am I the only person on the planet who saw a Pat push a guy onto his ass, in front of a ref talking to him, and way after the end of the play??  What the heck is that??
 
I expected to hear a lot about that.  Nada is happening.  Bogus.
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Re: 2008 Playoff Portenders Pick-em Challenge
« Reply #8 on: Jan 22nd, 2008, 9:59am »
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on Jan 22nd, 2008, 9:51am, Callie wrote:
In terms of penalties not called, am I the only person on the planet who saw a Pat push a guy onto his ass, in front of a ref talking to him, and way after the end of the play?? What the heck is that??
 
I expected to hear a lot about that. Nada is happening. Bogus.

 
I saw the same thing, but it didn't seem worthy of a flag in my opinion. (This was the one following a punt or kick return, right?)
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Re: 2008 Playoff Portenders Pick-em Challenge
« Reply #9 on: Jan 23rd, 2008, 6:00pm »
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on Jan 22nd, 2008, 9:59am, Philly wrote:

 
I saw the same thing, but it didn't seem worthy of a flag in my opinion. (This was the one following a punt or kick return, right?)

 
I forget.  But it's always good to have another reason to hate the Pats.  
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Re: 2008 Playoff Portenders Pick-em Challenge
« Reply #10 on: Jan 24th, 2008, 2:51am »
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Re: 2008 Playoff Portenders Pick-em Challenge
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on Jan 24th, 2008, 2:51am, StegRock wrote:
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Thanks for the work!
 
 
So, the way I see it:
 
If the Giants win the Super Bowl, then MordecaiCourage wins the contest.
 
If the Pats win, then it will come down to the tiebreaker between cwhams and myself. Just for clarity, the tiebreaker is a case of whoever is closer, right? Not some Price is Right thing where the closest without going over wins...
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Re: 2008 Playoff Portenders Pick-em Challenge
« Reply #12 on: Feb 5th, 2008, 3:40am »
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Final site update for '08 complete!!!  CONGRATS to this year's CHAMP MordecaiCourage a.k.a. Ken Mesecher!!!
 
Site:  http://www.ffplayers.com/playoffchallenge/playoffchallenge.htm.
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« Reply #13 on: Feb 5th, 2008, 9:02am »
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OHHHHH? I get it now! You mean you are supposed to pick the games winners, not the losers? Huh?
 
 
On a serious note, Isnt it interesting in the shear distain for the Patriots? Less than 1/2 of the people in the contest even had them in the final game.
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Re: 2008 Playoff Portenders Pick-em Challenge
« Reply #14 on: Feb 5th, 2008, 9:05am »
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Congrats MC! I thought I had this one wrapped up with the Pats a lock to win the Super Bowl.  
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Re: 2008 Playoff Portenders Pick-em Challenge
« Reply #15 on: Feb 5th, 2008, 11:07am »
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Congrats, MC!!!
 
(And for the rest of you...any time the Fakriots lose, I win...   )
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« Reply #16 on: Feb 5th, 2008, 3:01pm »
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on Feb 5th, 2008, 9:05am, Philly wrote:
Congrats MC! I thought I had this one wrapped up with the Pats a lock to win the Super Bowl.

 
I think it was Mike & Mike who said it best - it's not that easy without Walt Coleman.  
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