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Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CATCH17, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I was going to make my picks today and I looked at the leader board.

    I just want to say Danny and Reality those scores that you have posted are absolutely amazing.

    Its to the point where I want to know if you guys are pro's or go by some guide or something haha.

    Danny is 137

    Reality is 133

    The highest score on yahoo out of everyone who plays this game on the internet is 137 and we just so happen to have a guy who posted that same score in our league.

    I forgot to make my picks on Thanksgiving and I only would've got 2 out of the 3 right but in the big picture it wouldn't have amounted to much because of Danny and Reality.

    Good luck on the next few weeks guys and I can't wait to see who finishes 1st out of you 2.
  2. SaMaD_KhARoME

    SaMaD_KhARoME Benched

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    Damn wish i was playing
  3. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    Danny is actually further ahead of me because he's missed picking a couple games so his winning percentage is even better than the +4 picks he has on me.

    Even if you miss a week or some games, you should keep picking though because at the end of the year, I plan to create another ranking that will be based on winning percentage. It will have a minimum game requirement to qualify though.

    I really haven't done too well the last 2-3 weeks. There have been a lot of upsets and some games I thought would easily go one way went the other.

    I'm just one bad week away from dropping quickly and there are several other people who are one great week away from zooming up to the top.

    As for strategy, mine is rather simple. I don't use any "sources" ..

    -Reality
  4. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    Oh, I forgot to mention that I had not updated the Monday night game. After that, Danny gained another game on me :(

    -Reality
  5. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    This year has been a tough year for picking a winner. There have been so many upsets and unimaginable circumstances that the phrase "Any Given Sunday" has really show itself to be true.

    I had done alot of wagering last year and cleaned up pretty well, but this year the only thing I've laid money on was picking us to win the NFC East prior to the season's start.

    Danny and Reality are cleaning house! :cool:
  6. Sportsbabe

    Sportsbabe Well-Known Member

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    I've been pretty pleased with my rankings. I'm measuring myself against Woody's Girl. That's the best I can do :) I made it to the first page of the rankings a couple times this season. It's been fun. I miss 5 games on average every week. It's killing me!!!!!
  7. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Who the heck is Danny anyways?

    The guy misses picks and still puts up a 137?

    Danny or Reality do you guys ever bet online or anything?

    You could probably make some money.

    Every week I see a game and I wish I had the guts to bet on it.

    I saw one week where Denver was hot and they were underdogs to Pitt and beat Pitt.

    I remember another game where New Orleans was favored over the Bengals.

    Thats just easy money if you ask me.
  8. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    I don't bet at all on anything.

    Picking head-to-head winners is really not that hard. With 32 teams playing 16 games, just about everyone should be at least at .500 or better once a few weeks of games have been played.

    With gambling, you have to take into consideration point-spreads and I am really horrible at that.

    -Reality
  9. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    That's what I've been doing too!! :laugh2:

    I've been tracking the ladies and trying to get back on the first page.

    I was on the first page and then one week it seemed I lost all but 3 games. Killed my ranking.

    But it's fun tho. I even got my "friend" helping me...or at least trying to. We have good debates about who to pick.
  10. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    I've been getting my clock cleaned. Just horrible, horrible upsets. Arizona and Pittsburgh losing to Oakland, Houston's ownership of Jacksonville, the Boys losing to washington - all have killed me this year. Spread-betting has become nearly impossible, at least for me.
  11. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    That's what has been hurting me lately. I've deviated some from my normal tactics in an attempt to catch up to Danny and keep getting burned. For example .. Looking at teams that play well 2 weeks in a row (who I picked against during that period) like Green Bay and then when I pick them, they play really bad and get beat.

    -Reality
  12. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I told myself last week if I had any guts i'd take the Titans over the Colts. Sure enough the Titans won.

    Im telling myself this week if I had any guts i'd take the Rams over the Bears.

    Its at St. Louis and with the way Rex has been playing they are just asking to get beat.

    But once again I dont think im going to have the guts.
  13. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I still think you cheat ;)
  14. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    For me, the hardest games to pick are with AZ, SF, Bills, and the Jets. You just never know which of those teams is going to show up.
  15. Coy

    Coy Well-Known Member

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    Hey catch17, give some props to me man, I am currently 3rd with 128, not so far behind, hahahaha.
  16. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Props to you too man.

    Anyone who is in the mid to high 120's is doing amazing and would be leading in almost every pickem league out there.

    We just so happen to have 2 guys that have put up freakishly high scores.

    128 is amazing too though.
  17. SteveOS

    SteveOS Dedicated to Sports Gaming

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    I'm #8, but I'm starting to pick some crazy upsets now, to hopefully catch up. :)
  18. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah, I have all the head caoches phone numbers .. I call them the during warmups before the games and ask them what their chances are :)
  19. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    The last few weeks have been killing me. On the other hand, it appears they have been killing MOST of you guys too. I've crested the top ten around six times now, but can't manage to stay there for any length of time. I was hoping to keep my % over .700, but only managed to do so for like two weeks. It's been a tough season to call...albeit still fun though.
  20. Bull Frog

    Bull Frog Active Member

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    I noticed the rankings have not updated the last 2 or 3 weeks. Any reason?

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