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The Admiral's 2010 NFL Pooleraza! Three Players! Two Weeks! Who will win?!?!


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#1 Admiral Ackbar

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:53 PM

Welcome to the 2010 NFL Suicide Pool.

Complete rules are below but it's basically simple. Pick a team each week, never the same team twice, and if they win, you move on. Everyone gets one Bye. Don't be late.

To enter the pool post a team for Week 16 by 6:00 PM EST on Thursday, December 23rd. Pool will be closed to new entries after then.

Week 16 Games
Carolina at Pittsburgh
Dallas at Arizona
Washington at Jacksonville
Detroit at Miami
San Francisco at St. Louis
Tennessee at Kansas City
NY Jets at Chicago
New England at Buffalo
Baltimore at Cleveland
Houston at Denver
San Diego at Cincinnati
Indianapolis at Oakland
NY Giants at Green Bay
Seattle at Tampa Bay
Minnesota at Philadelphia
New Orleans at Atlanta

*** Grand Prize Winner ***

ajh2298 - New York Giants, Houston Texans, Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Bucaneers, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers, BYE

Week 1 Results
Week 2 Results
Week 3 Results
Week 4 Results
Week 5 Results
Week 6 Results
Week 7 Results
Week 8 Results
Week 9 Results
Week 10 Results
Week 11 Results
Week 12 Results
Week 13 Results
Week 14 Results
Week 15 Results
Week 16 Results

See the results from last years NFL Pool.

Remember, you must post a team by Thursday, December 23rd at 6 PM EST.

Edited by Admiral Ackbar, 08 January 2011 - 03:45 PM.


#2 Admiral Ackbar

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:54 PM

Welcome to the 2010 NFL Suicide Pool run by your host, Admiral Ackbar. The rules are the same as every year, Pinky!

*** NFL Suicide Pool Rules ***

This is all done at my whim and leisure and I can alter rules or prizes anytime I want. I don't plan to, but sometimes the unforseen comes up and I need to be flexible. This will be a fair and fun pool where everyone gets equal opportunity. Please don't take this too seriously. Not to mention, there's always the Admiral's Money Back Guarantee. If you're not satisfied with the way this pool is run, you get your money back. Of course, to join is free, so you.... You get it.


Entry Period

Members can only enter the pool until 8PM EST on Wednesday, September 8th. Approximately 24 Hours before the first game of the regular season. Sometime after 8PM EST, I will lock down the pool and there will be no further entrants allowed. In the interest of fairness this is non-negotiable. So I recommend you joing before 8PM EST on Wednesday, September 8th.

Any CAG member may enter the suicide pool. To enter, just pick your team or take a BYE for week 1. Post your pick in this thread. Players who post their interest in playing but forget to place a pick by week 1 will automatically entered with a BYE.

How do I play?

1) Each week pick a team to win. (or tie)
2) You may not pick the same team twice.
3) Every player gets one (and only one) BYE to skip a week.
4) If you accidentally miss posting a pick your BYE will be automatically spent to keep you in the game.
To quote Spider-Man, "Everybody gets one."
5) Make sure you get your picks in before the weekly deadline!
6) You may change your pick up until the deadline.
7) If the team you pick loses their game, you're out.

When are my picks due?

There's always confusion on this point so let me reiterate. I run a soft closing. In other words, I may say the pool will close after 8PM on a Saturday, but I might not actually lock it down until I sit down at my computer and look over the latest posts. Which might not be until 10PM or maybe 8AM the next morning. I do this because I can't be at my computer 24/7. And there's always someone who's late or forgets.

I will explicity post, sometime after 8PM on the closing date, that the pool is closed for the week. That post will not happen before the posted time. Make sure your picks are in before the closing time to ensure your picks count!

What if everyone is eliminated the same week?

We have a do-over and everyone survives to the next week until we get a single winner.

What about the playoffs

We've yet to have the game survive until the playoffs.

But based on last years discussions, we developed a new system. You can pick any playoff team, but you must also pick a score. If three people pick the same team, and the team wins, then whomevers score total gets closest to the actual total wins that match.

Example
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New England beats Indy 16-9 = 25

Player A picks Indy 13-21
Player B picks New England 14-7 = 21
Player C picks New England 14-9 = 23
Player D picks New England 21-17 = 38

A loses because he picked Indy. C wins because not only did he pick the winner but his total was closest to the actual total score.

[B]When do picks need to be in again?


Picks generally need to be in the night before the first game of the week. Usually Saturday night or early sunday morning at the latest. Wednesdays for weeks when games start on Thursday.

Do not be late!

Once the week is closed, it's closed. After I close the week, I can't allow any more players in. Picks that are late do not count! So get your picks in! If you miss one deadline and you have a bye it will be used automatically. Otherwise, you're out.

[B]*** Last Words ***


So that's it. Get your picks in, don't pick the same team twice, and remember you have one bye week. Couldn't be simpler. And don't forget that at any time I can change or cancel things since this is being run on my good will. But I don't plan to and probably won't.

Good luck!

Edited by Admiral Ackbar, 02 November 2010 - 07:18 PM.


#3 Admiral Ackbar

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:55 PM

Where does he get those wonderful toys?

Last year we gave away a DSI. This year we're going back to givign away something for every system.

The first two prizes are for the PC and Wii and are.....

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And then we're going to have a prize for the xbox and PS3...

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But wait. One of thoe prizes is a new fighter for the xbox. Thus, you're gonna need something to fight with!

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Just to be clear, that fightstick is for the xbox.


Plus I may throw in a few other odds and ends.

Edited by Admiral Ackbar, 16 August 2010 - 10:33 PM.


#4 louiedog

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:00 PM

It's a trap!

#5 El Snaxwell

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:01 PM

I demand this be stickied.

Hail Senor Ackbar!

Edited by moleman, 16 August 2010 - 10:16 PM.

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#6 BudzMcGee

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:23 PM

already bookmarked.


**** Decided I'm going to just make my pick and stick with it: I'll take San Diego over KC. *****

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#7 TwelveVolt

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:29 PM

Sweet. I missed this last year, by like a day or something. Stupid NFL starting the season on a Thursday...

#8 DT778

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:35 PM

49ers

#9 fatboyjam

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:40 PM

Looking forward to another year.

Week 1: New York Giants


Thanks Ackbar!

Edited by fatboyjam, 05 September 2010 - 05:54 PM.

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#10 Captain Urahara

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:41 PM

EDIT AGAIN: Though I hate to bid against my home team, I'm picking Arizona over St. Louis.

Thanks again Admiral!!!

Edited by Captain Urahara, 20 August 2010 - 07:10 PM.


#11 TheRock88

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:42 PM

Thanks for doing it again this year Ackbar.

Week 1: NY Giants over Carolina

#12 pitfallharry219

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:42 PM

I'll take my bye for now.

Edited by pitfallharry219, 08 September 2010 - 09:59 PM.


#13 corrosivefrost

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:44 PM

Gracias again, Ackbar. I'm in.
It's a damn shame that the Blazblue:CS and Fightstick are xbox, not PS3... but anyway... I'll be back with my week 1 pick, though I'm leaning toward NYG.

Week 1:
NYG over CAR

#14 spree4567

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:51 PM

I'm in again this year. I'll pick later.

#15 Hybrid5006

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:05 PM

Week 1: Arizona Cardinals over St Louis Rams

#16 craven_fiend

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:16 PM

Might as well use the juggernaut now and go from their.

Wk 1 - Colts over Texans

Edited by craven_fiend, 01 September 2010 - 01:49 AM.

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#17 slyn69

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:19 PM

i am definitely IN i want that fight stick and blaz blue!!

#18 macontosh2000

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:28 PM

I'll join even though I know very little about football.

Week 1: Denver
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#19 IceHogs27

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:34 PM

1st year doing this year. Thanks a lot Admiral.

Week 1: San Diego over Kansas City

#20 JMClarkent

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:39 PM

A New Challenger Has Entered The Ring:

If I were bold, I'd go for Oakland over Tennessee.

As I am a coward, I'll take the Chargers over the KC Chiefs.
"Some motherfuckers are always trying to ice skate uphill"...

#21 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:54 PM

I'm in and I'll make a pick later.


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#22 Kancer

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 12:06 AM

Tennessee over Oakland

#23 dodgeme

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 12:15 AM

I love taking part in this each year so I can't not this year.

Week 1:

New York Jets over Baltimore.
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#24 zewone

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 12:29 AM

Week 1: Chicago over Detroit.

Edited by zewone, 07 September 2010 - 09:48 AM.


#25 Antiques Roadshow

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 12:33 AM

Week 1: New York over Carolina.

#26 gorgonzola238

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 12:34 AM

Hopefully I can make it past the first round this year!

Week 1: Miami Dolphins

#27 vermontffl

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 12:48 AM

Thanks , im in

#28 neudog

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 12:58 AM

Yes! Another one of Admiral's famous NFL Sucide Pools. Will make this my place holder for the time being, but will update it with my Week One pick prior to Sept 8th. Thanks as always Admiral.:D

Week 1: Tennessee Titans

Edited by neudog, 05 September 2010 - 05:05 AM.

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#29 Eviltude

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 01:02 AM

I'm in.

Week 1: Tennessee over Oakland.

Edited by Eviltude, 07 September 2010 - 01:57 AM.


#30 G Force

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 01:28 PM

Week 1: Cleveland over Tampa Bay