The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XI

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The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XI

Postby Doctor X » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:18 am

MORE than a decade . . . of dominance!!

From The Office of the Two Time Grand Champion

"The merciful and compassionate!"

And this is how I began last year quoting how we began the previous year . . . quoting how we began the previous year . . . quoting how we began the previous year quoting how we began the previous year . . . quoting the previous year . . . quoting the previous year . . . quoting the previous year:

There is that scent in the air . . . the scent of Dolphin failure! The scent of Chicago not having a quarterback! The scent of San Diego fans still not over last year!


Has anything really changed?

There is a scent in the air. . . .

Ramathorn: What's that smell Rabbit?

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Rabbit: FEAR!


AND WHAT A SEASON IT IS SHAPING UP TO BECOME! {Ni!} [Shhh!--Ed.]

Recall last year quoting the previous year:

The Seamen are no longer laughing stocks--though we can still laugh at Pete "NCAA Investigation? I'M SO PUMPED!" Carrol.


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The rules as they were:

T3h Rulz:

Rule the First: "Same idea as last year. Pick a team each week, if that team loses you then own that team and get one point for each regular season win that team gets."

ALL games count: Thursday, Sunday, Day-Night Double-Header to make up for a rain out. . . . I follow the NFL Schedule. So start picking NOW!

Rule the Second:
You can pick and change up to the time of kickoff.

Rule the Third: "Mulligan!!"
1. Regular Season: each player has one "Mulligan." Those with one will have an "*" next to their name in the Grid of Despair. That means you get one chance to pick a second game if your first game FAILS.

You declare it . . . you used it whatever the outcome of the first game is.

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3. What if Gonna be Absent? For those who are "away" one may post or PM. The second pick must be before the kick-off of that game. So, yes, you can fail on Sunday and pick a later game, even Monday Night Football.

You can post "Imma picking Denver to lose but if that FAIL, I am picking the Jags to lose!"

You have used your "Mulligan."

Bonus Points: :hyper:

Win a Division: 4 points
Wild Card: 2 points
Win in First Round of playoffs : 3 point
Win in Divisional Round: 5 points
Win Conference Championship: 7 points
Win Superbowl: 15 points

Supersorrytomakeyoucrybubblebonus: The team that finishes one place out of a playoff spot pays a 2.5 point bonus.
This will be based on the semi-official NFL standings.

ExtraEvidencesDr.XMeaniebonus: Beating the Patriots pays 1 point.

DoNotJudgeOthersbyYourStandardsCHARLEY_BIGTIMEbonus: Beating Pittsburgh pays 1 point.

Doctor X is a MEANIE Point: Your Humble and Magnificent Messiah [PBUH--Ed.] gets 1 points if you pick the Patriots to lose and they win.

Dipshit Bonus: 6 point bonus if you own all teams playing in a playoff round (and thus cannot pick a team)--unLESS:

RadrickGamblingBonus: if eligible for the Dipshit Bonus, you can still choose to pick a loser. If the team loses, you get 10 points. If they win, you get . . . nothing! And you will like it!

In the Rain Bonus: If you have a team that fires a coach before and including Week 9, you get 10 points. If you have a team whose coach is fired before Brack Fliday [Monday--Ed.], you get 5 points. After Brack Fliday [Monday--Ed.] you get 2 points:

    1. Rained on by Week 9: 10 points.
    2. Rained on before Brack Fliday [Monday--Ed.]: 5 points
    3. Rained on on or after Brack Fliday [Monday--Ed.]: 2 points

Super Bowl is the cut-off.

Playoffs: "Playoffs? Playoffs?!"

If you pick a team to lose IN the playoffs, you get only the season wins and any previous post season wins. No play-off bonuses.

I am ethically and spiritually barred from choosing NE since I would be guaranteeing myself my own "MEANIE point." If the situation arises where there is no team I can pick, I default to either the Dipshit Bonus or the RadrickGamblingBonus. Since it is less than the points I would get if I picked NE, I do not think that would be a problem.

SUGGESTIONS will be entertained.

DO SIGN UP: Helps if I know whether or not someone is "in" or "out." Might as well stay "in." It is fun . . . and I have lost my abacus.

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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XI

Postby gnome » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:42 am

Definitely in!

Point of order--did you decide whether to change the terminology for the "In the Rain" bonus to "separated" or some such rather than "fired"--in order to avoid arguments over whether a coach was fired or "resigned for personal reasons" etc?
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XI

Postby Doctor X » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:08 am

I am going with "fired" because, even with the case of Tiffany Harblaugh, it was clear his separation was not voluntary as was confirmed some weeks later. Rarely do coaches leave voluntarily unless they retire like The Chin and Rev. I Hate Gays.

I am not sure if this potential exists since I do not know the contract status of every coach, but if a coach is on his last year and he does not get a new contract, that could be a firing provided he does not simply go to another team first.

The good news is such really only exists after Brack Fliday [Monday.--Ed.]. Prior to that, separation during the Regular Season? That is a firing unless it is some really warped situation like a coach's family is eaten by ants and he resigns to seek vengeance or a better sense of suede. If a coach gets caught in truck stop bathroom stall ro[CENSORED--Ed.]ing Tinkerbell "with depraved indifference" he would still have to be formally fired by his team.

Cases like Sean "Bounty? What Bounty? Oh THAT Bounty!" Peyton being suspended for a year does not count, for example. Chuch "I Have No Idea That the Patriots were Going to Run on Us Yet Again" Pagano leaving for health reasons is not a firing either, particularly since he came back.

As always, we can discuss these things.

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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XI

Postby Captain » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:34 am

Sticking this to the wall so y'all can keep your picks right.
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XI

Postby Pyrrho » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:40 am

Everybody relax, I'm in.
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Postby Tiosylanyl » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:01 pm

Here to defend me title.....

...oh, and because I'm a generous spirit:

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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XI

Postby izittrue » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:21 pm

Is it next year already? Da Bears and izittrue are here to lose at losing.
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XI

Postby Grammatron » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:27 pm

Just posting here so it does not get lost. I'll be travelling around Europe and won't be here 20th and 27th, may not have internet (who knows how backwards those Europeans are?) so I will PM my pics ahead of time just in case.
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Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:01 pm

I'm in too! :)
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Postby Nyarlathotep » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:31 pm

I am willing to give it a shot. Maybe it will be like the time I won my workplaces Super Bowl pool with random guesses
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XI

Postby Doctor X » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:58 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:I am willing to give it a shot.


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Maybe it will be like the time I won my workplaces Super Bowl pool with random guesses


Seriously, if you have questions post/PM. One thing to be careful: unlike normal do not worry about "point spreads" and all of that. It is win or lose. Once we got a tie because . . . Donovan McNabb unable to tell time yet again . . . and that counts as "half a win" or 0.5 points.

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Postby Tiosylanyl » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:15 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:I am willing to give it a shot. Maybe it will be like the time I won my workplaces Super Bowl pool with random guesses


It's not out of the realm of possibility. I won it the first time I participated during the Patriot's magical undefeated season epic failure to close the deal, and I barely followed the league at the time.

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Postby Rob Lister » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:38 pm

Ravens fly over steelers.

[i really don't know what I'm doing but my BIL bet on the steelers and he is never, ever right.]

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Postby Doctor X » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:50 pm

The Ravens are not playing the Steelers in Week One. Image
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XI

Postby Nyarlathotep » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:23 pm

I'll start close to home and pick the 49ers to lose to The Chargers
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Postby Rob Lister » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:46 pm

[embarrassed]

I told you!

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Postby Grammatron » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:23 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:I am willing to give it a shot. Maybe it will be like the time I won my workplaces Super Bowl pool with random guesses


I will say the real trick is not picking a team to lose (you can always pick someone Jacksonville as a sure thing). The real trick is picking the team that will win all the game after they lose one. Basically, you are trying to catch a great team on their off night.
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Postby Grammatron » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:26 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:I'll start close to home and pick the 49ers to lose to The Chargers


They are not playing each other in week one.

Here's the schedule for week 1: http://www.nfl.com/schedules/2015/REG1
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XI

Postby Grammatron » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:28 pm

St. Louis Rams to cause a riot.
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XI

Postby Nyarlathotep » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:38 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:I'll start close to home and pick the 49ers to lose to The Chargers


They are not playing each other in week one.

Here's the schedule for week 1: http://www.nfl.com/schedules/2015/REG1


Weird, I must have been looking at the wrong week. Thought I saw they were playing tonight.

Ah well.

Then I will pick the 49ers to lose to the Vikings instead
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