Woz Posted July 28, 2017 Share Posted July 28, 2017 *wakes up* *looks around* Oh ... hey football is back! Alright! ... Wait ... no ... that means the SURVIVOR POOL is back. NOOOOOoooooooo!! **THE CORE RULES** Every week, you must choose a winner in just ONE game. You may select a team only once during the entire competition. In other words, if you choose the Giants in week one, you may not choose the Giants again for the rest of the competition. You must make a valid selection every week. A valid selection is defined as: Selecting a team whom you have not picked in a prior week and The post is recorded no less than 5 minutes before the official start time of the game in question. Failure to make a valid selection every week at no less than five minutes before the start of the last scheduled game (i.e. last Monday Night Football game of the week) will lead to your disqualification. If the team you choose wins, you continue on. If they lose, you are eliminated. If your team ties, I will point and laugh at you; you'll be eliminated as well. Your team must win to continue **WHO MAY ENTER & POST SELECTIONS** Anyone may enter up until five minutes before the kickoff of the final Monday Night Football game during the first week of the regular season. NOTE: I will not accept posts on behalf of another. Each contestant must post his or her own selection in this thread for all the world to see (and mock, if they so choose). **WHAT TO POST TO ENTER & CONTINUE PLAYING**ENTERING THE COMPETITION To enter the competition, all you need to do is post a message that looks like the one below (with the data filled in properly) by no later than Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 10:15 PM ET (five minutes before the Chargers-Broncos game): Quote Favorite Team: (<name of your favorite team>) Week 1: (<your week one selection >) REASON: I group everyone by team. When I'm at work, I try to keep up with this thread but sometimes the company firewall blocks images. You might think your avatar and name make it obvious, but please, just put your team name there. If you forget to post it with your original entry, please include it later. Just don't edit your original. Also, in the event that you prevail, your team's colors will highlight your name for all eternity. NOTE: If you do not selection a team, you will be assigned one of my choosing.NOTE #2: This is a regular season only competition. You do not need to guess at any preseason games. The competition officially begins in Week 1. I post this as early as I can so others can see it and join in. CONTINUING THE COMPETITION All you need to do is post a valid selection (as defined above). You don't need to post your team if you don't want to. **WHERE TO POST SELECTIONS** In this thread. Only in this thread. There will not be a new thread created every week. This is the only one. The only way this changes is if I asked to create a new thread by Webmaster, one of the global moderators, or one of the moderators of the General forum. This has not been an issue in the past, so assume that you will need to post here. NOTE: I will not accept private messages from you. **WHEN TO POST SELECTIONS** If you have not posted a selection for a given week: Any time in a given week prior to the start of a game. As mentioned above, as long as your selection is in before 5 minutes before the official start time for the game, you're fine. If you have posted a selection for a given week: Not until after the start of the last game of week. In those weeks where there are more than one MNF game, the last one matters. REASON: Especially early in the competition, people forget to make their selection until late. It's incredibly difficult when someone is picking a team for Week 3 and I'm trying to sort out what people are doing for Week 2. This is especially an issue if the team you selection plays on a Thursday. So, please, just wait. At my discretion as emcee of this competition, I can waive the "no selections before MNF" rule stated above for a given week. That waiver is only good for the particular week where it is given. REASON: Late in the season, when there are only a few competitors left, this leaves me the option of allowing them to go forward if everyone's selections have already finished for that week. The time of your selection will be the board post time. REASON: It's the only fair way to handle when a selection is made. I don't care if your wall clock says you had 10 minutes. What the board says, goes. **HOW TO POST CORRECTLY**NO EDITING OF EXISTING POSTS DO NOT EDIT YOUR POST If you edit your post, you will be disqualified from the competition. If you joke about editing your post, you will be disqualified from the competition. Just because your post doesn't say "Edited by" does not mean you will not be removed from the competition. Deleting a post will be treated as editing one. REASON: The thread will get incredibly long very quickly, especially in the first couple of weeks. It is hard enough dealing with the selections for 150-200+ people much less going back over and re-reading every post in the thread to see if someone changed their mind. So, even if you changed your selection well in advance of the start of the game, editing your post will lead to your disqualification. I have also had one year where someone cheated and changed their selection after their team lost. In short, editing is the kiss of death here. One more time: DO NOT EDIT YOUR POST CHANGING YOUR SELECTION The previous rule does not mean you cannot change your mind. In the event that you wish to change your selection , post a NEW message in the thread stating you wish to change your selection. Don't edit your original. No explanations are necessary, though they can be fun (especially to head fake your opponents). On a personal note, please indicate you are changing your selection. Quoting your previous selection is even better.SHOWING PREVIOUS SELECTIONS Some people like to post their selections from previous weeks with their current guess. It is not required. If you wish to have your list in each post, that is fine, but the master list I maintain on the first page is the one that counts. Your list is unofficial. INVALID SELECTIONS If you selected a team that you have already picked, it will be treated as if you had not made any selection for that week. I will try to point it out, but I am not responsible for reporting it to you. You and you alone are responsible for getting your selections correct. The front page will list what selections you have made. Likewise, you and you alone are responsible for getting your selections in on time. I will not accept any excuses, even if it is a true hardship. I realize life happens, but you will have a week to get a selection in on time. If you make a valid selection and then later change it to an invalid one, your valid selection will not stand. Making any change strikes out the previous selection . This goes for making a selection of a team that would have been valid but you picked too late (inside of five minutes of the start of the game the team you picked is in). MAKING FUTURE SELECTIONS If you want, you may post selections for future weeks (as a challenge or if you know you won't be around). If you later change one of the future selections, any unchanged selections in the rest of the list will still stand provided they are still valid (and you are still in the competition). As an example: Quote Quote picks for weeks 1-3: Washington, NY Giants, Philadelphia Eh, I'm a little dubious of us winning in week 1, so I'll change that to Indianapolis In this case, my selections would be Indianapolis for week 1, NY Giants for week 2, and Philadelphia for week 3. If I had changed my week 1 selection to Philadelphia, both it and the Giants selection in week 2 would be valid, but my week 3 selection would be invalid since I already picked them. NOTE: This does not conflict with the previous "you cannot pick until after MNF is over" rule above. NFL SCHEDULING ISSUES In the event that a game is postponed or rescheduled: For the purposes of the "WHEN" rule above, the "start time" of the game will be earliest time of the original kickoff versus the new kickoff time. To clarify: If the game is moved later than what it is currently scheduled now, the lock time will be five minutes before the original start time for your selection. If the game is moved earlier than what it is currently scheduled now, the lock time will be five minutes before the new start time for your selection. If a game is postponed, you will not be able to select a team in that game after the original official start time. In other words, if the game was supposed to start at 1 PM ET, and you had previously chosen a team starting at 4:15 PM ET, you will not be allowed to change your selection to one of the two teams in the postponed game after 12:55 PM ET even if the game is not occuring until the following day. If the game is moved to another week and you do not change your selection in the original week, you will be allowed to continue. However, you will be treated as having already selected that team and that team must win on the week the game is moved to. In other words, there will be a week where you will need two wins. In the arguably laughable situation that a game is cancelled altogether (i.e. it is never rescheduled), you are eliminated. Sorry, you need to win to advance, and the game has to be played in order for that team to win. **OTHER ADMINISTRIVIA**ANNOUNCING ERRORS If you find an error in the master list, please point it out. You can do it in the main thread or by PM. This will be the only situation where I will accept game related traffic via PM. UPDATES TO THE MASTER SELECTION LIST When the game is on-going, I will do my best to keep the master list up-to-date. However, there will be times I will be behind. Please do not panic if you don't see your newest selection in the master list. I will catch up and if you've posted a valid selection , it will count even if I haven't updated the master list by the time the game starts. Please don't post asking why your selection isn't on the list. I have a full time job, a pair of young kids, and am a moderator on another forum. I'll get to it.NOTE: As an aside, in the past, I have had others help out by gathering posts in one place for me to record. While I appreciate that, two things: That list is unofficial. If you edit that list while trying to keep it up-to-date, it will be considered an in-game edit and thus lead to your disqualification. I AM THE FINAL ARBITER Like Roger Goodell, I am the judge, I am the jury, I am the appeals court and I am the executioner. My word is law. I make no promises to be fairer than Goodell, either. My justice might be slow. I have found evidence of people committing a violation in Week 3 but only discovering the violation in Week 10. They will be marked as having gone out in Week 3. **DETERMINING THE WINNER** The game will end when one of three conditions occurs: There is only one person remaining who has selected all winning teams. All of the remaining competitors lose on the same week. All of the remaining competitors make it to the end of the regular season (no, I will not continue into the playoffs). If condition 2 or 3 occurs, we go to the: **TIE BREAKER** The primary tiebreaker will be the lowest cumulative winning percentage of all teams each contestant selected. For example: Contestant A: Selects teams 1 (2-1), 3 (3-0), and 4 (2-1). Contestant B: Selects teams 1 (2-1), 2 (1-2), and 4 (2-1). Contestant A has a cumulative winning percentage of 0.778 (7-2) Contestant B has a cumulative winning percentage of 0.556 (5-4). Contestant B wins. If you select all 10, 11 and 12 win teams, you will almost certainly lose the tiebreaker. So, picking an occasional upset might be to your advantage. Of course, you need to survive first. Choose wisely. Do note that the tiebreaker record for you entry is a summation of how each of your selections has done up through the season to when I calculate the tiebreaker. In other words, picking a team early versus late has no bearing on your tiebreaking record, only that you selected the team at some point. The secondary tiebreaker (credit to TXsteeler): Quote Since your first tie-breaker is intended to reward those players who take more risk and pick less obvious teams by giving the victory to the player whose combined picked teams have the lowest total win %, why not make the second tie-breaker award the victory to the player whose combined picked teams have the lowest cumulative margin of victory. For example, Player 1 picks team A (5-0) 100-74, team B (2-3) 98-88, and team C (1-4) 70-98. Player 2 picks team A (5-0),100-74, team B (2-3) 98-88, and team D (1-4) 62-120. In this scenario they tie for total win % for the first tie breaker, with both of their picks' total win %'s equaling 8-5, however player 1 has a total margin of victory of 260-268 whereas player 2 has a total margin of victory of 260-282, therefore player 2 wins the second tiebreaker. In the event that there is still a tie, the third and final tiebreaker will be a double-elimination style rock-paper-scissors-lizard-spock tourney. I will PM the parties involved to make their selections. The winner will be the first person not to have two losses. In the case of more than two final competitors, the competitors in the head-to-head games will not know who they are competing against. In short, let's hope it doesn't come to that. **EMCEE IS ALSO A COMPETITOR** Finally, I will be also a competitor in this. With the exception of the emcee-based posts here on the first page, I will be bound to all of the rules above. So if I edit a post on any page other than the first page, I will be disqualified. I will make clear where the line is drawn between my emcee posts and my competitor posts below. ** THE HALL OF CHAMPIONS **2016 -- @jp_chilli (beat out Cicero on the first tiebreaker, both having lost in week 16)2015 -- @Kenrik (sole survivor after Week 9)2014 -- Wes (beat out defending champion xXxHOUSEDxXx on the first tiebreaker, having both completed the season)2013 -- @xXxHOUSEDxXx (beat out Dr. Philly, Gmen4ev, and stafford=legend on the first tiebreaker, all having lost in Week 12)2012 -- @kgthekid (beat out 1BackInBlackFan on the first tiebreaker, having both completed the season)2011 -- nickcollinsfan (sole survivor after Week 15)2010 -- @JaguarCrazy2832 (beat out muscles on the first tiebreaker, having both lost in Week 16)2009 -- @DBoiFresh24 (beat out DaBoys and Vexing Viking on the first tiebreaker, having all completed the season)2008 -- Dow Jones (sole survivor after Week 10)2007 -- @giants! (beat out #1CARDSFAN and eaglesfan536890 on the first tiebreaker, having all lost in Week 10)2006 -- @Texas_OutLaw7 (sole survivor after Week 7) Breakdown of champions by team Green Bay - 4 Dallas - 2 Baltimore - 1 Chicago - 1 Jacksonville - 1 Miami - 1 NY Giants - 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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