Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football Pick 'em site
We are going to use a different system this year. Instead of posting picks on this thread, we are setting up a private group at Yahoo! Sports. Registration is free and open to residents of any country. (Well, maybe not China, Iran and a few other countries but that wouldn't be my fault.)
Eligibility and registration
Entry is open to all TV.com members in good standing. (This means that everyone is allowed to join except for ban dodgers.) Simply post your wish to join the contest on this thread. After you do so, I will send you a PM with the relevant information: the link to the Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football Pick 'em site, the Group ID# and the password.
After you have signed onto the group page, you need to set up your individual Picks Sets. Please use your TV.com username in the field for "Your Picks Set Name". This will allow everyone to see the familiar TV.com usernames in the standings over on the Yahoo! Sports site.
You should create only one Picks Set. Otherwise people would just create several sets and try to "compete" by getting extra chances.
We will not be using confidence points or the spread but we will be using the automated Yahoo! tiebreakers, whatever they are. All scores will count and the deadline each week will be Friday 6 pm ET or Wednesday 6 pm ET when there is a Thursday game. We will begin counting scores from Week 1 so make sure you sign up as soon as possible. With the early start this year, I think I may just close entry once the Week 1 games start.
OTHER GUIDELINES and INFORMATION
--If a player abandons the contest by failing to post picks for several weeks in a row, then we may drop that person from the standings.
--Please limit comments and thoughts about NFL games on this thread.
Use the main 2008 NFL thread for those messages. This thread should be devoted to discussion of and questions about the Picks Contest. (Well, the occasional good-natured boast would be OK too.)
--You may post picks for future weeks at any time. You can edit those picks until the deadline for that week. In fact, you are encouraged to post picks for several weeks in advance, even all 17 weeks, just to make sure you post picks every week. As each week's games approach, you can edit your picks until the deadline (either Friday at 6 pm ET or Wednesdays at 6 pm ET beginning in November).
Weekly deadline for picks
--Remember, the deadline for picks is Friday 6 pm ET each week, or Wednesday 6 pm ET if there is a Thursday game! Beginning with the first week of November, the deadline will be Wednesday at 6 pm ET every week except for the final week of the season. (That will have a Friday deadline.)
Prizes: Since this is an unofficial contest, there are NO prizes, just bragging rights for a year. elpaquilloloco won a close contest last year, although I came in a close second.
Here are the final standings for the 2007 TV.com NFL Picks contest:
2007 TV.com NFL Thread - FINAL STANDINGS
W L GB Pct
elpaquilloloco 170 85 -- .667#
123home123 162 80 1.5 .669##
Passiton 167 88 3.0 .655#
Finalsequel 164 91 6.0 .643#
simpsonian100 137 71 9.5 .659*
Bouges13 160 96 10.5 .625
Jokipper 159 97 11.5 .621
tvfanatic91 117 64 16.0 .646***
HelloStuart 154 102 16.5 .602
jord15 126 78 18.5 .618** late on Wk17 picks
Brandi1leigh 112 80 26.5 .583@
# 1 game less than the competition.
## 14 games less than the competition.
* 48 games less than the competition.
** 52 games less than the competition.
*** 75 games less than the competition.
@ 64 games less than the competition.
--elpaquilloloco was the 2007 winner according to our agreed-upon criteria of Games Back. He also had the most winning picks with 170. Congratulations.
--Bouges13, Jokipper and HelloStuart were the only participants to post a pick for every single game this season. That deserves a separate acknowledgment.
--123home123 (that's me) ended up with the highest winning percentage (.669), barely edging out elpaquilloloco (.667).
Thanks to all the 2007 participants. It was a well-fought contest, which literally came down to the wire. The contest was not decided until the final game of the regular season. Fitting because that game also decided the NFL playoff fate of two teams.
The 2007 NFL Picks Thread
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