NCAA/NFL Pick'ems

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Commander Vaughn, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. archeryguy1701

    archeryguy1701 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    If the NCAA is anything like the NFL one, it looks like picks are due one hour before kick off.
     
  2. tomalak301

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    For the NFL one, I know it's 5 minutes before the kickoff off that specific game. Not sure about the NCAA one since I don't do that one.
     
  3. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    OK, I joined both.

    I think they're both 5 mins before kickoff.
     
  4. The Habs Fan

    The Habs Fan Commodore Commodore

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    I have joined both leagues.
     
  5. Neroon

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    Huh.... I could have sworn I had picked Wisconsin to beat Akron, but it says otherwise. :vulcan:
     
  6. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    I shoulda paid more attention with who I picked last night when I picked the teams (not that I didn't put thought into it, I just didn't put thought into every game). Oh well, I've only been wrong about VT so far (it's just that I don't really like VT and shouldn't have picked them in the first place). Great game, though.
     
  7. Neroon

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    I literally flipped a coin on ECU & Va Tech... and it came up wrong. :p
     
  8. Sheep

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    I'm in for the pro pick 'em. You're all in deep poop considering I won 3 out of 18 weeks (and an obscene amount of money for what I put in) in my buddy's pool last year.

    <--Realizes he probably won't win another damn thing for the next 5 years. Karma. :D
     
  9. Starbreaker

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    Same here. I know for a fact I would have NEVER picked Akron and it says mine is incorrect.
     
  10. Commander Vaughn

    Commander Vaughn Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm not a huge fan of Week One, with half the games being ones where you essentially pick a winner. It's a lot more fun when actual spreads are involved in every game.

    Sadly, Illinois did not cover the spread today. Missed it by a point. But I nailed the ECU pick.
     
  11. Neroon

    Neroon Mod of Balance Moderator

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    I'm curious to see if anyone else is in the same boat, here.
     
  12. Alidar Jarok

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    Didn't Akron cover the spread?
     
  13. Pegaritaville

    Pegaritaville Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I'm pretty sure I picked Wisconsin as well, but Yahoo says differently.

    Kind of sucks that so many games didn't have the line set by the pick deadline.

    Edit to add: Oops, never mind. Yahoo was right- they did have me down as picking Wisconsin. Figures they wouldn't screw up on mine..
     
  14. Neroon

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    Eh, it's no big deal. Just puzzling, because there's no way I'd have picked Akron to win, and I never saw any option about the point spread at all. I hope that's not how this works - losing a pick even if you did pick the correct team who just didn't cover the spread.
     
  15. Adm. Bonz

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    The Yahoo Pick'ems always use the point spread. At least the ones we've done here. If you make our picks too early, you won't see the spread as it doesn't show up until Mon...thats probably why you didn't see it.

    I picked Florida to not cover, and I lost that one. But the Gators won, so I'm still happy.:hugegrin:
     
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  16. Starbreaker

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    There are some posts on the message board over there about this very same game. Oh well...
     
  17. Neroon

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    So in essence, you can pick the right team and if they don't cover the spread ... it still registers as "incorrect"?
     
  18. archeryguy1701

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    What exactly is the spread and how does it work? How does it factor into your picks/ wins and losses?
     
  19. Neroon

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    The "spread" refers to the margin of victory in points. In other words, not only is the prediction which team will win but also by how much. When a team "covers the spread", they essentially lose by fewer points than stted in the prediction.
     
  20. Alidar Jarok

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    Yeah, they go by spread (which helps for the really obvious games where a team is favored by 35 points). It makes those games a bit more of a challenge to pick.