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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Suggestion Thrad

Postby Doctor X » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:57 am

I thought about that, and I would not do that because then it would "tip the advantage" particularly if I pick a really good team that people actually want. So I would not take an "Extra MEANIE" team.

I reversed the points for Tiosyde: I agree more points for earlier firing. Maybe 3-5 for prior to mid then 1-2 by Brack Fliday. As you know, firing a coach THAT early is a move of panic worthy of a bottom feeder. You are not going to get a lot of points for having that team otherwise. You also have to have the team prior to the firing of course!

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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Suggestion Thrad

Postby Tiosylanyl » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:58 am

gnome wrote:In the rain bonus: if someone earns points for a game, they get +1 point if it rained at the location of the field during the game. (that way covered stadiums aren't immune).

or, some other reason to give +1 having nothing to do with actual rain. I just like the name of the rule.


I like this in concept. However, unlike a lot of the other things that generate pouts, this would be a hell of a lot more complicated to reconcile if scoring issues arose [Remember the panda ass???--Ed.]. Really, how would someone be able to go back to, say, week 10, and reliably be able to tell which cities had rain on game day.

That, and you've also witnessed our fearless Commish's....errr...[I believe the word you're looking for is "issues"--Ed.]...right, that...with math.

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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Suggestion Thrad

Postby The Editor » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:00 am

Tiosylanyl wrote:My concern with this is if it is YOU who wins [Boo Hiss!--Ed.] you would then have two teams that generate MEANIE POINTS for you.


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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Suggestion Thrad

Postby Tiosylanyl » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:11 am

Another idea:

If you pick Denver to lose, and they win, you LOSE 1 point...Sort of a "reverse" MEANIE POINT.

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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Suggestion Thrad

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:59 am

Just a thought:

At the beginning of the season or no later than the end of Week 2, pick 6 teams in each conference to make the playoffs.

The person who gets the most right gets a bonus, say 10 points. In case of a tie, divide the bonus points evenly among the winners.
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Suggestion Thrad

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Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:32 am

Pretty simple math though.

You could even outsource that part to someone else. :)
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Suggestion Thrad

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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Suggestion Thrad

Postby Tiosylanyl » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:29 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:Pretty simple math though.

You could even outsource that part to someone else. :)


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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Suggestion Thrad

Postby Tiosylanyl » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:38 pm

Tiosylanyl wrote:Another idea:

If you pick Denver to lose, and they win, you LOSE 1 point...Sort of a "reverse" MEANIE POINT.


Speaking of suggestions, any thoughts on this?

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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Suggestion Thrad

Postby Evolver » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:36 pm

Tiosylanyl wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:Pretty simple math though.

You could even outsource that part to someone else. :)


Haven't you been paying attention? With Dr. X there is no simple math.


Sure there is:
4th + 1 = Brady keeps the ball for a quarterback sneak - 1st down
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Suggestion Thrad

Postby Tiosylanyl » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:05 pm

Evolver wrote:
Tiosylanyl wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:Pretty simple math though.

You could even outsource that part to someone else. :)


Haven't you been paying attention? With Dr. X there is no simple math.


Sure there is:
4th + 1 = Brady keeps the ball for a quarterback sneak - 1st down


He'd still need a calculator.

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Postby Grammatron » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:13 am

Bumping it as we are getting closer to the good times.
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Suggestion Thrad

Postby Doctor X » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:17 am

I was thinking of starting a "Soon" thread on that matter. However, this is good enough to get final opinions on rules.

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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Suggestion Thrad

Postby Anaxagoras » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:56 am

So, let's list up the suggestions:

1) number of head coaches fired
2) mulligan ("that didn't happen" or do-over) (one per season)
3) team to come in dead last
4) points if head coach is fired before the end of the season??
5) points for owning the worst team in some category?
6) Doctor X Extra Greedy Bonus: everyone gets, once, a second pick.
7) previous year's champion be able to name the team the Meanie Points center around
8) in the rain bonus (points if it rains?)
9) Friendship and Ponies bonus: points if team with 0-n record makes the playoffs
10) reverse meanie point (If you pick Denver to lose, and they win, you LOSE 1 point)
11) pick six teams per conference to make the playoffs


My own opinion is that too many new rules would not be good so we probably shouldn't add more than 1 to 3 of them.

I would be amenable to either the mulligan or the second pick once per season (but not both).
I also kinda like my own suggestion of picking teams to make the playoffs.

I could also be OK with picking a team to come in dead last.

Other than that, I'm lukewarm to cold on the rest of them.
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Suggestion Thrad

Postby Doctor X » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:07 am

Well . . . everyone would pick NE, Denver, SF, Seattle right off the bat. As someone joked, barring injuries, if NE wins its first pre-season game, it clinches the AFC East.

I would not recommend ALL changes either. Just one or two if people think it will increase the fun!

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Postby Grammatron » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:56 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:So, let's list up the suggestions:

1.) number of head coaches fired
2.) mulligan ("that didn't happen" or do-over) (one per season)
3.) team to come in dead last
4.) points if head coach is fired before the end of the season??
5.) points for owning the worst team in some category?
6.) Doctor X Extra Greedy Bonus: everyone gets, once, a second pick.
7.) previous year's champion be able to name the team the Meanie Points center around
8.) in the rain bonus (points if it rains?)
9.) Friendship and Ponies bonus: points if team with 0-n record makes the playoffs
10.) reverse meanie point (If you pick Denver to lose, and they win, you LOSE 1 point)
11.) pick six teams per conference to make the playoffs



Since this is a loser's pool. I like rules 3,4,5 as it provides a little bit of a safety net and has the ability to keep the overall contest closer. We will just have to balance it out so someone who picks good and mediocre teams is not worse off than someone picking good and shit teams.
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Suggestion Thrad

Postby gnome » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:37 am

I just vote that one of the new rules be called the "...in the rain" bonus whatever it is :)
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Postby izittrue » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:39 pm

Fuk. Not too many rules or my small brain will get confused.
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Suggestion Thrad

Postby Doctor X » Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:18 am

Again, I do not want more than one or two. I am agreeing with Gram with 3 and 4 since they are "one off" bonuses.

Then maybe either 2 or 6. Not sure about both. Everyone gets a * next to their name. When they use either the Mulligan or Extra Greedy they lose the asterisk.

Obviously, these do not apply for playoffs.

But we have time to think about it.

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