The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XII

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The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XII

Postby Doctor X » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:20 pm

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 . . . 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! {Here's to the Army and Navy and the battles they have won!} [Shhh!--Ed.]

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.

2. Playoffs? Image

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."

Temporary Rule the Fourth: "Fuck You Roger Moratorium"

After some drinking thought as explained in the Soon--Parte the Third thread the ExtraEvidencesDr.XMeaniebonus and Doctor X is a MEANIE Point points are suspended for the first four Patriots games. You can pick them to lose without risk of giving me a point. I can also pick them as well. This only applies for the first four games. Once Tom is back, it is back to normal.

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

shempICan'tWinforLosingBonus: If you pick a team up to and including Week 12 OR prior to the first team to clinch a playoff spot AND your team is losing by 14 or more points in the 4th quarter yet they win? You get 1 point consolation. And you will like it.

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" save during the Fuck You Roger Moratorium. If the situation arises in the "Playoffs?" 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 XII

Postby Captain » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:44 pm

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

Postby Grammatron » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:53 pm

I'm in! And LA has a team! And it's not Chargers!
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XII

Postby Pyrrho » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:13 pm

Guess I'm in. For great humiliation.
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XII

Postby shemp » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:39 am

I would like to be in. And I promise there won't be any accusations of cheating (they were supposed to be humorous, not serious) (however, Pyrrho is a cheater, but he cheats to lose).

I would like to propose a bonus called the ICan'tLoseForWinningBonus: If you pick a team to lose, and they are behind by 14 or more points at the start of the fourth quarter, and they come back to win, this pays 1 point for frustration.

I also propose the LiarLiarPantsOnFireBonus: Any accusation of cheating (other than the one in this post, of course) is a ten yard penalty and loss of down (10 points deducted and no pick that week).
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XII

Postby Anaxagoras » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:41 am

I'm in too!
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XII

Postby Doctor X » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:41 am

I am actually intrigued by the ICan'tLoseforWinningBonus; however, there is one potential problem with it which is near the end of the year, some teams have "nothing to play for"--either they are "out of it" or their playoff ranking is certain. Some teams will pull starters and the like and do weird things which can allow a weak team to beat them.

Thoughts from others?

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

Postby Grammatron » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:35 am

Doctor X wrote:I am actually intrigued by the ICan'tLoseforWinningBonus; however, there is one potential problem with it which is near the end of the year, some teams have "nothing to play for"--either they are "out of it" or their playoff ranking is certain. Some teams will pull starters and the like and do weird things which can allow a weak team to beat them.

Thoughts from others?

--J.D.


If that's the concern, perhaps an arbitrary limit can be placed at some point in the season. Similar to how the In the Rain Bonus is set up, maybe week 8?

I do foresee it as an annoyance to keep track of, but this can be outsourced to those seeking the bonus, perhaps an incentive and reward for watching/paying attention to the whole game.
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XII

Postby Doctor X » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:26 am

I was going to joke that it was "hard enough" to "add 1 to 10" when I "have only two hands" [You have two feet.--Ed.] SHUT UP!! but I figured if people like that as a Bonus then I am sure winners of such will remind me!

That and, you know, if you overcome a 14 deficit in the fourth quarter . . . that tend to appear on a few "highlights."

I would probably allow it until about Week 12 or "until a team has clinched a playoff berth."

Let us see what others think.

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

Postby Anaxagoras » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:29 am

That sounds about right to me. Week 12.
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XII

Postby Pyrrho » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:46 am

What about a "Rebuilding Phase" handicap?












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

Postby gnome » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:07 pm

Count me in, and like the week 12 thing or "until first playoff spot is secured". Also like the idea that one has to notify our esteemed master of ceremonies to receive the points. If you have to call it to get it, no arguing about what Doctor X should have known.
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XII

Postby Tiosylanyl » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:10 pm

Doctor X wrote:I am actually intrigued by the ICan'tLoseforWinningBonus; however, there is one potential problem with it which is near the end of the year, some teams have "nothing to play for"--either they are "out of it" or their playoff ranking is certain. Some teams will pull starters and the like and do weird things which can allow a weak team to beat them.

Thoughts from others?

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You sure you're up for that kind of math?














































Okay, that wasn't completely a joke. I'm intrigued by the idea as well, and like Grammy and Anax suggested, it would be good to put a limit on it. That said, it seems like it would be hairier for you to track as it will require more effort to look into box scores to weed out those that qualify, etc.

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

Postby Evolver » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:33 pm

In.

I prefer fewer bonus rules.
But in the long run, it doesn't matter to me. So I abstain.
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XII

Postby Nyarlathotep » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:46 pm

I also abstain, since I don't really know enough about football to be able to have much of an opinion on the subject. So whatever everyone else decides is fine with me.
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XII

Postby Doctor X » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:59 pm

Updated the rules. I do not think the shempBonus will be too much of an issue. Only in the cases where teams are basically undefeated do you have teams having clinched a spot before Week 12. In fact, I am not sure you can. Be that as it may, few teams are going to pull starters prior to that--and if Everyone Sucks and the Patriots are the Undefeated they are not going to pull starters either.

That and teams that overcome 14 pt deficits in the fourth quarter get commented upon. Need I remind everyone of the only team to over come two 14 pt deficits in a playoff game and a 10 pt. fourth quarter deficit in a Super Bowl?



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

Postby Doctor X » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:01 am

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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XII

Postby Anaxagoras » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:16 am

Flats deflated in Week 1!!! :mrgreen:

(And Glorious NY Jets to win!! <- (not my pick for the record))
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XII

Postby shemp » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:43 pm

Going straight for the juggler (sic). Pats get lost in the desert. :Waaaah:
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Re: The NFL "Sorry to Make You Cry" Challenge XII

Postby izittrue » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:18 pm

This IS next year so I'm in!!
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