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Bowl Game Pick 'em

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by mws4ua, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Dec 27, 2009 at 1:06 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua [OP] I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Who wants to do a bowl-game pick 'em? I should have gotten this together soon, but I didn't, so the only games will be New Years or later.

    This is really just for fun. There's no prize for the winner. I'm gonna talk to the mods and see if we can get a little something, though. Maybe a shot of your truck in the banner on the home page or something. I haven't contacted them yet, so I make no promises.

    To Participate:
    Pick the winner of each game below. Assign confidence points, too... Give three picks a confidence of 5. Give three picks a confidence of 3. The rest will be worth just 1 each.

    The tie-breaker is the total points in the BCS NC game b/w Alabama and Texas.




    SEND ME A PM with "Bowl Picks" in the title:
    • your picks (including confidence points & tie break - see post #10 below for details of confidence points)
    • your age
    • the state where you live
    • your gender
    Send your picks ASAP. I won't accept any after 8:00AM on January 1st. The more people that join in, the better, so spread the word!



    Games to Pick:
    • Outback - Auburn vs. Northwestern
    • Capital One - Penn State vs. LSU
    • Gator - Florida State vs. West Virginia
    • Rose - Ohio State vs. Oregon
    • Sugar - Florida vs. Cinci
    • Papa Johns - UConn vs. South Carolina
    • Cotton - Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss
    • Liberty - East Carolina vs. Arkansas
    • Alamo - Texas Tech vs. Michigan State
    • Fiesta - TCU vs. Boise State
    • Orange - Georgia Tech vs. Iowa
    • BCS NC - Alabama vs. Texas
    • Tie Break - Total points scored in BCS NC
     
  2. Dec 27, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua [OP] I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Update... tcBob said the winner could have a picture of his/her truck in the banner, no problem. He also seemed to be open for suggestions, so if y'all have any ideas post 'em up.
     
  3. Dec 28, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua [OP] I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Bump for the day...

    I somehow left out the SUGAR BOWL from the original list! It's been added now. I'll PM anybody who has already responded.

    Does anybody else want to play? Not too many so far. I know it's not for money or anything, but it's also doesn't COST anything. Send me a PM w/ your picks!
     
  4. Dec 28, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    8ballshifter98

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    pm sent, love this idea
    we need a prize.. possibly a flowmaster 44 series muffler? haha
     
  5. Dec 28, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    What is confidence points? :confused:
     
  6. Dec 28, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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  7. Dec 28, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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  8. Dec 28, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    Picks Pm'd


    thank you for doing this!
     
  9. Dec 28, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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    Basically just a multiplier for your score. The pick that you are most sure of you should assign the highest amount of confidence points. If you get that game wrong, you are screwed because you are losing out on a lot of potential points.
     
  10. Dec 29, 2009 at 5:42 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua [OP] I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    The THREE teams that you're just SURE are going to win, you put a 5 by that pick. The next THREE teams that you're pretty sure are going to win, you put a 3 by that pick. Leave the rest blank.

    For each correct pick, you get one point unless you've given that pick a confience of 5 or 3. If you get one of those picks right, you get 5 or 3 points instead of 1.

    Here's an example of some picks w/ confidence points. In the list below, the person is just sure that West Virginia, Oregon and Texas are going to win. He/She is pretty sure that Cinci, OK State and Michigan State are going to win. The rest can be left blank b/c each is worth just 1 point.



    Example Picks w/ confidence points (No... these aren't anybody's real picks):
    • Outback Bowl -Northwestern
    • Capital One -LSU
    • Gator -West Virginia (5)
    • Rose -Oregon (5)
    • Sugar -Cinci (3)
    • Papa Johns -South Carolina
    • Cotton -Oklahoma State (3)
    • Liberty -Arkansas
    • Alamo -Michigan State (3)
    • Fiesta -TCU
    • Orange -Ga Tech
    • BCS NC -Texas (5)
    • Tie Break - 75
     
  11. Dec 29, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    I need to put these somewhere I can see them. LOL

    My Picks::D

    Outback Bowl -Auburn
    Capital One -LSU 3
    Gator -West Virginia
    Rose -Oregon 3
    Sugar -Florida 5
    Papa Johns -South Carolina
    Cotton -Oklahoma State
    Liberty -Arkansas
    Alamo -Texas Tech 5
    Fiesta -TCU 3
    Orange -Iowa
    BCS NC -Texas 5
    Tie Break - 48
     
  12. Dec 29, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua [OP] I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    I'll post everybody's picks once the deadline passes, too.
     
  13. Dec 29, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    I see; thanks for explaining.:cool:
     
  14. Dec 29, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    What? No Chick Fl A bowl?
     
  15. Dec 29, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    Suh gets robbed again!
     
  16. Dec 29, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    mws4ua [OP] I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Yeah, sorry for missing some bowls. I used a list that a friend gave me. His family does a big thing like this every year. I was in a bit of a hurry and just copied everything he had for 1/1/10 and after. He didn't include all of the bowls, so I didn't get them all.

    Also, only bowls on or after 1/1/10 were in this b/c I needed to give people time to enter.
     
  17. Dec 29, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    Gotcha... Well I pick VT for the Chick Fl A bowl... :D
     
  18. Dec 31, 2009 at 7:25 AM
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    mws4ua [OP] I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Bumpin' cuz it's the last day to enter. Get your picks to me before I wake up tomorrow morning if you want to participate.

    and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
     
  19. Jan 1, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    mws4ua [OP] I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Alright... I'm awake, so picks are final. I"ll update after today's bowls.

    Good luck, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Picks.jpg

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  20. Jan 1, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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    wooooooooooooowoooooooooooooooo its ON!!!

    Good luck ALL
     
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