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Re: NFL Pick 'Em 2017

Post by Nines » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:16 am

I don't even get mad anymore when I have a bad week. I used to bang my head in the shower on Monday morning when I went 4-12 with a grand total of 42 points.

Now I just try to relax and let the nifty energy flow.

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Re: NFL Pick 'Em 2017

Post by Lady_J » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:12 am

I’m with you Nines. Just letting the failure wash over me while I whistle a happy tune.

I think this attitude will be key this season. Packers are fucked. Aaron is broken. Oh and I will be in Cuba for the next 3 weeks so I’m planning to make all my picks way in advance. (Internet sucks there and also, vacation!) Throws my usual picking strategy out the window. But I guess it couldn’t get much worse than this week!

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Post by Lincoln » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:02 am

Nines wrote:
Now I just try to relax and let the nifty energy flow.



Top Nifty there Nines,i'm impressed.

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Post by grecian » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:00 pm

Has the 'Fumble' in the Jets V Pats game been mentioned/Discussed yet?

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Post by Lost Soul » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:43 am

grecian wrote:Has the 'Fumble' in the Jets V Pats game been mentioned/Discussed yet?

The same thing has already happened before, even this season.

It's a quirk in the rule book, not a huge anti-Jet conspiracy or pro-Patsy conspiracy by the NFL. But it is the harshest penalty in football.

If you fumble at the one-foot line and the ball crosses the goal line and then goes out of bounds, you lose.
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Re: NFL Pick 'Em 2017

Post by Nines » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:07 am

Holy cow, Tony Romo is one irritating football announcer.

I might hate him worse than Joe Buck announcing a World Series.

I haven't watched much live football this year. Been working out of town and besides the anthem kneelers can kiss my ass.

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Post by sodelicious » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:10 am

I forgot to make my picks before the Thursday nighter, bummer.
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Post by Lost Soul » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:27 am

Nines wrote:Holy cow, Tony Romo is one irritating football announcer.

Yes, he's awful. Almost to the point of unwatchability.

I posted a diatribe on the matter in the NFL thread the first time I heard him.
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Post by Citizen Baba » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:08 am

Nines wrote:Holy cow, Tony Romo is one irritating football announcer.

I might hate him worse than Joe Buck announcing a World Series.


No doubt. It's like watching football with a chatterbox frat boy.

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Post by Annotated » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:52 pm

sodelicious wrote:I forgot to make my picks before the Thursday nighter, bummer.


Oh no!

Now you need to intentionally leave your 15 point option blank.
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Post by Lost Soul » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:01 pm

Degreed.
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Post by Agent009 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:58 pm

I quit playing pick em because the thursday games always fucked me.....
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Post by Lost Soul » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:24 pm

Well last night's game screwed everybody hard, except Formula and sode.

It is a suspicious faux-forget from sode, like the anno incident from a month ago.

Formula, otoh, knew which penalty the refs weren't going to call at the end of the game, so props to him.
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Post by sodelicious » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:37 pm

I would've picked Oakland, would have put about 7 points on it, so my absent mindedness fucked me.
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Post by Annotated » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:07 pm

Lost Soul wrote:It is a suspicious faux-forget from sode, like the anno incident from a month ago.



But that makes no sense.

If you know the underdog will win, you put the max points on it.

If you really aren't sure, you put 1 point on it, and maybe you'll get lucky. That way you can't lose anymore than skipping it, but you might actually pick up a point.

As I said before, if this is such a great "underhanded" strategy, then everybody should do it ... every week!

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Post by Nines » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:37 pm

I wouldn't call it 'underhanded strategy' when missing the Thursday game pick and the underdog wins.

I'd call it a fortuitous fuckup.

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Post by Lost Soul » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:40 pm

I'm just stirring the pot, anno. Don't shoot the cook.
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Post by Nines » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:57 am

No doubt. It's like watching football with a chatterbox frat boy.

Nailed it

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Post by sodelicious » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:05 am

I don't mind his color commentating, but I wish he didn't retire, and was still a free agent, coz maybe the Pack would've signed him so could fill in for Rodgers now that his season is done.
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Post by Lost Soul » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:02 am

4thand9er slipped up this week and fell to 5th, being passed by niner and formula.

Nine points separate the top five after bum rush opened the door.
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Post by Nines » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:24 pm

Things are getting interesting. Hearing footsteps?

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Post by 2wilzgood » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:42 am

Seems I'll have a three week run atop the leader board. Nine of this week's picks are practically gimmees, the other four fairly straightforward. Not much movement.

Week 9, on the other hand, has ten toss-ups, and will see wholesale shuffling of the ladder with the unfortunate plummeting from contention.

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Post by Lost Soul » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:14 am

Nines wrote:Things are getting interesting. Hearing footsteps?

Not me. Only my loyalty to the Broncos has kept me from the mountaintop. No mas.
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Post by Nines » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:11 am

Nobody attempted the Thursday no-pick shuffle?

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Post by 2wilzgood » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:39 am

Nines wrote:Nobody attempted the Thursday no-pick shuffle


The theory was thoroughly debunked. What is surprising is that seven poor punters picked the fish...
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Post by section8 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:18 am

Great game tonight. Go Fins!
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Post by Lost Soul » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:27 am

I asked myself who would know the most about the Who Cares Bowl between Miami and Baltimore? And then it came to me: the Great Anno!

So I channeled Anno, and chose what he chose: Miami with a confidence level of two.

Anno came through for me. Thanks, Anno.

Well done, Lady J.
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Post by Annotated » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:05 am

I knew that they could both suck, and that they could both be fairly decent.

The Dolphins certainly showed that they could most definitely suck.
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Post by Agent009 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:17 pm

Id rather have alex smith.....
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Post by Lost Soul » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:32 pm

He's ready for prime time. I watched him when saggy balls was serving his suspension last year.
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Post by Lost Soul » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:49 pm

BTW, don't look now Ameriguns, but an Englishman from Excretia is leading this train wreck.

It's like last year, when a Canadian woman won it, only worse.
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Post by Nines » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:40 pm

Train wreck is right. I can't pick my way out of a wet paper bag this year.

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Post by grecian » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:37 pm

Lost Soul wrote:
grecian wrote:Has the 'Fumble' in the Jets V Pats game been mentioned/Discussed yet?

The same thing has already happened before, even this season.

It's a quirk in the rule book, not a huge anti-Jet conspiracy or pro-Patsy conspiracy by the NFL. But it is the harshest penalty in football.

If you fumble at the one-foot line and the ball crosses the goal line and then goes out of bounds, you lose.


Cheers for that, L'Soul, but it didn't appear that he fumbled on the 1 yard line from memory - He was in control of the pig skin and actually hit that silly little Marker when in control so I call it yet more leeway for the Pats and Stamp on poor ickle Buffalo. That's how it seems to me anyway!

We all missing the Thursday Game this week?

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Post by Lost Soul » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:04 am

I'm happy for you Formula. Enjoy your week in the sun.

This is the other 9/11, from Ecclesiastes: I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
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Post by 2wilzgood » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:25 pm

And yet, here I am, holding forth, level first or better, for the fourth consecutive week.

Fuck tie-breakers, they're meaningless until the final week is complete.

Any of you mongs hold first for four consecutive weeks?
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Post by grecian » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:53 pm

It's where you Finish, Asssse Hooooole?

WTF is Mong with you?...

If I finish 4th then so be it...

Thanks Soul...I would agree with you if I knew just WTF you were on about!

I've seen Charlton Heston in The 10 Commandments if it helps....

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Post by Lost Soul » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:52 pm

grecian wrote: Thanks Soul...I would agree with you if I knew just WTF you were on about!

Ecclesiastes says I am right on your ass, so don't get too cocky. But enjoy your week in the sun.
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Post by 2wilzgood » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:26 pm

Four consecutive weeks either first, or level first, that's me. To Day!

And some kinda record hereabouts. This year, anyway.

Can't believe I'm tryin to splain things to soul-free and the geek.
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Post by 2wilzgood » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:59 pm

"There is no new thing under the sun."
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Post by Nines » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:34 am

Any of you mongs hold first for four consecutive weeks?


Of course it's been done before. And for longer. You aren't the first mong.

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Post by Lost Soul » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:28 pm

I think Lady J led from week 1 to the end last year.

The rest of us were playing for 2nd place all season.
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Post by 2wilzgood » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:53 pm

I reckon it'll be my fifth straight week in first and this week it's alone atop, no co-leader. Eat my dust.
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Post by Lost Soul » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:51 am

It looks like you have ended Formula's one week run, as predicted.
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Post by sodelicious » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:39 am

I actually won a week. I'm still pulling up the rear in the overall, but it's nice to win at least one week.
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Post by Lost Soul » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:05 am

Congrats. It was a worthy win.

Pity about the golden taints though.

And that Anno fixation on the fins that you so successfully resisted this week...
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Post by 2wilzgood » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:03 pm

Five consecutive weeks atop the leader board, and this week unaccompanied...

Lost Soul wrote:as predicted.


I think six consecutive will be well in hand seven days from now.

Week 11 is a bit more difficult than seems at first glance. Pick wisely, loosers, or watch me establish some distance.
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Post by Annotated » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:11 pm

Lost Soul wrote:
And that Anno fixation on the fins that you so successfully resisted this week...


I actually had Carolina, but then I changed it a few hours before the game. I figured at this point I needed to take some risks if I'm going to be a contendah.
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Post by Nines » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:58 am

Pick wisely, loosers, or watch me establish some distance.

Big talk from a one-eyed nose picker.

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Post by Nines » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:57 am

It's a tight race this year and the season is just a little over half way done.

Congrats, Sode, on the win last week. I haven't found a way to do it yet.

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Post by Lost Soul » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:03 am

Nor I, unless you count 'wins' like 2wilz counts wins.
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