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scrivener
September 6th, 2006, 08:46 PM
I figure this will probably attract an even less-enthusiastic crowd than the rapidly-decreasing-in-popularity Hawaii Threads Trivia Game, but Manoasurfer123 and I both want to play, so if nobody else wants to jump in, it's totally fine. We'll be happy playing with ourselves. Or something like that.

There are a couple of nice prizes up for this one, too (donated by anonymous HTers who might or might not play), and you don't even have to know anything about football to play.

Each week, before the NFL games, I'll post the matchups. All you have to do is pick your winners, posting them as replies to this post. People who know little about the NFL will probably do best in the early weeks; there are surprises EVERY year, and the bozos who think they know football are always that last to buy-in on a come-from-nowhere team that makes the playoffs!

There are two ways to score: Either pick the most winners in a given week, or pick the most winners over the course of the season. At the end of the season, the winners will be the person who had the highest number of winning weeks and the person who had the overall cumulative highest number of winning picks.

Just pick your winners and you'll figure it out as we go along. And as I said: Manoa and I are totally happy just playing with ourselves, but it is more fun if others get on. Or something like that.

This week's matchups in the next post.


oh yeah, I almost forgot. The Monday Night game will be the weekly tie-breaker, so each week, post a predicted final score for that game only. For all the other games, just pick a winner. I'll go first, so you can see what I mean.

Are you ready for some football?

lavagal
September 6th, 2006, 08:49 PM
Just put me down for Eagles every week, Scrivener!

Hey! What are YOU LOOKIN" AT? I've got yer football right HERE! Philly Iggles, yeah baby!!!

@;-)

damontucker
September 6th, 2006, 08:53 PM
Mahalo scrivener... I guess all other HT readers can thank him too... as I now have a new thread to rave on!!!!!! :p

Can i pre-pick the Seahawks now until the end of the season? :p

Seriously Scriv - thanks for taking this upon yourself...
and I bet we get at least get TimKona and even possibly Miulang involved...

Season is just beginning.... I'm game...

Mahalo scriv! (now I get to show everyone how stupid I am in something I love too :o )

scrivener
September 6th, 2006, 08:55 PM
Here are the matchups for Week 1!

Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers
Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers
Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans
New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns
Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions
NY Jets at Tennessee Titans
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
Dallas Cowboys at Jacksonville Jaguars
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts at NY Giants
Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins



Monday Night Game:
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders

The season actually begins with the Dolphins and Steelers on Thursday night, but we won't count that one. If you get that pick right or wrong, you'll still get one point. Freebie.

Let's make the deadline 6:00 on Sunday morning.

scrivener
September 6th, 2006, 08:59 PM
My picks for week 1

Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers
Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers
Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans
New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns
Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions
NY Jets at Tennessee Titans
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
Dallas Cowboys at Jacksonville Jaguars
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts at NY Giants
Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins



Monday Night Game:
San Diego Chargers 20 at Oakland Raiders 24

I'll save the smack-talk for after the deadline.

timkona
September 6th, 2006, 09:00 PM
Just got back from practice. Gosh I love football. I'm in. I might even throw in my condo in Hilo as a grand prize. Let me know Scriv.

Miami vs Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
Atlanta vs Carolina Carolina
Baltimore vs Tampa Bay Tampa Bay
Buffalo vs New England New England
Cincinnati vs Kansas City Cincinnati
Denver vs St Louis Denver
New Orleans vs Cleveland Cleveland
NY Jets vs Tennessee Tennessee (Go Jessie Mahelona)
Philadelphia vs Houston Philly
Seattle vs Detroit Seattle
Chicago vs Green Bay Green Bay
Dallas vs Jacksonville Dallas
San Francisco vs Arizona Arizona
Indianapolis vs NY Giants Indianapolis

Minnesota vs Washington Minnesota
San Diego vs Oakland OAKLAND RAIDERS ALL THE WAY !!
17 34

WOOO HOOOOOOOOOO IT'S FOOTBALL SEASON !!!

damontucker
September 6th, 2006, 09:01 PM
Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers (steelers)
Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Bucs)
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers (panthers)
Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams (Broncos)
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots (Patriots)
Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans (Eagles)
New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns (Browns)
Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions (SEAHAWKS By 14)
NY Jets at Tennessee Titans (Titans)
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs (Bengals...sleeper game of the week)
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (Bears in an upset)
Dallas Cowboys at Jacksonville Jaguars (Jaguars)
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals (Cardinals in a rare opening win)
Indianapolis Colts at NY Giants (Giants...old favorite team)
Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins (Washington)



Monday Night Game:
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders (Chargers 24 Raiders 17)

scrivener
September 6th, 2006, 09:05 PM
Oh, let's do booby-prizes for the person who loses the most weeks and for the person who picks the most losers over the course of the season.

Palama Kid
September 6th, 2006, 10:10 PM
After mucho concentration, here are my picks (with comments):

Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers (Defense still good)
Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers (Smith bettah play good)
Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams (I like pick Denver, but . . . )
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots (Pats no need Branch)
Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans (#1 draft pick make big impact)
New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns (Truss me, Bush no good)
Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions (Now, this pick is sooo stoopid)
NY Jets at Tennessee Titans (Barlow no make difference)
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (Go, QB Fabares !!!)
Dallas Cowboys at Jacksonville Jaguars (TO throws tantrum)
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals (This hurts me, real deep)
Indianapolis Colts at NY Giants (Indy no mo kickah)
Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins (Portis, come back !!)



Monday Night Game:
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders 37-27 (Randy going catch 10 passes, 2 TDs)

blueyecicle
September 7th, 2006, 06:53 AM
I'm rootiong for the Raiders and anyone playiong SeaHawks...but that is the criteria for living in Oregon :p And those are the only games I will sit through! :rolleyes:

Surfingfarmboy
September 7th, 2006, 07:08 AM
Indianapolis Colts at NY Giants (Indy no mo kickah)

Hah? Indy no mo kickah? The last I heard was that they were now the proud owners of a legendary, larger than life in New England, kicker who won three Super Bowls ( 2 directly, one by the point margin of three points he kicked) for the New England Patriots. Pat fans up this way are missing him big time...they aren't just yet sold on the Gostkowski kid from Memphis. Oh, BTW...the kicker's name: Adam Vinatieri..in my view the greatest clutch kicker, in any conditions, any weather, of all time!

I'll have my picks in by 6AM HST...I don't make my picks up until the last second...you never know who is going on injured lists!

pzarquon
September 7th, 2006, 07:30 AM
You know how in any "pick 'em" game, whether sports or stocks, they always have a monkey or pigeon or blindfolded dart thrower in the mix to serve as the control and comedic relief? Well, for week one, I'm that monkey.

Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers
Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers
Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans
New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns
Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions
NY Jets at Tennessee Titans
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
Dallas Cowboys at Jacksonville Jaguars
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts at NY Giants
Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins

Monday Night Game:
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders 23-19

ExtraScoop
September 7th, 2006, 07:33 AM
Just to point out, the Washington Minnesota game is also on Monday.

GO RAIDERS!!!!

timkona
September 7th, 2006, 08:04 AM
Seems to be quite a few members of Raider Nation around here.

That pleases me more than Aunty cappin on Manoa. jk manoa.

oceanpacific
September 7th, 2006, 09:12 AM
My "picks" are:

PITTSBURGH
BALTIMORE
CAROLINA
DENVER
NEW ENGLAND
PHILADELPHIA
CLEVELAND
SEATTLE
TENNESSEE
KANSAS CITY
CHICAGO
JACKSONVILLE (can't stand the 'Boys)
SAN FRANCISCO (going with my heart, not my head)
INDIANAPOLIS (big brother wins this duel)
WASHINGTON

SAN DIEGO 27-17

I'm no "expert," just a "guess-pert."

Palama Kid
September 7th, 2006, 09:14 AM
Hah? Indy no mo kickah?
Indy got rid of that likkered-up kicker (Mike Vanderjagt, "the NFL's most accurate kicker"), and went with Vinatieri, who's now got a bum plant (leff) ankle. Das why I say they no mo kickah.

You are right, though, about the injury list. It might be good to wait, but I figgered my picks are pretty solid . . . well, mostly solid.

nachodaddy
September 7th, 2006, 09:54 AM
Seems to be quite a few members of Raider Nation around here.

That pleases me more than Aunty cappin on Manoa. jk manoa.

Raider fan all my life. They used to practice in my hometown when they moved to LA. Got a lot of "sneaking into bars and partying with Raiders" stories from 18-20 years old.

damontucker
September 7th, 2006, 09:59 AM
Since the Seahawks are no longer in the AFC West...

My Hatred for the Raiders has diminished....

My love for the Seahawks will never though and I will always be a "BroncoBuster" at heart!

nachodaddy
September 7th, 2006, 09:59 AM
Miami vs Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
Atlanta vs Carolina Carolina
Baltimore vs Tampa Bay Baltimore
Buffalo vs New England New England
Cincinnati vs Kansas City Kansas City
Denver vs St Louis Denver
New Orleans vs Cleveland Cleveland
NY Jets vs Tennessee Jets
Philadelphia vs Houston Philly
Seattle vs Detroit Seattle
Chicago vs Green Bay Chicago
Dallas vs Jacksonville Dallas
San Francisco vs Arizona Arizona
Indianapolis vs NY Giants Indianapolis

Minnesota vs Washington Minnesota
San Diego 17 vs Oakland 24

damontucker
September 8th, 2006, 06:04 PM
Pittsburg one the first game of this thread!

Anyone else want to jump on before the season gets into full swing sunday?

ExtraScoop
September 9th, 2006, 09:44 AM
[QUOTE=nachodaddy]They used to practice in my hometown when they moved to LA.QUOTE]
That would be El Segundo? My wife and I used to drive down from NoCal to watch them play at the Coliseum. Fun trips.

ExtraScoop
September 9th, 2006, 10:12 AM
Since the Seahawks are no longer in the AFC West...

My Hatred for the Raiders has diminished....

My love for the Seahawks will never though and I will always be a "BroncoBuster" at heart!

I used to fly up to watch the Raiders play in the Kingdome. What a dump that was. Then drive up to BC for a couple of days. Those were fun trips too.

ExtraScoop
September 9th, 2006, 10:15 AM
I'll go with these winners.

Rams
Titans
Pats
Bucs
Bengals
Seahawks
Panthers
Eagles
Browns
Jaguars
Bears
Cards
Colts
Redskins
Raiders 31-17

damontucker
September 9th, 2006, 09:59 PM
Scrivener - Is it ok to change one of my predictions?

Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins (Washington)
I'd llike to change my Vikings vs. Redskins to read that the Vikings will win! (an 0-4 preseason is scaring me even though they gonna have portis)

It's not midnight yet...??? still possible?

Manoa

Seahawks win it on the last play of the game with a field goal.... I'll take it! :p

Wasn't by 14...but I'll take it

I'm 5-0 so far... :)

damontucker
September 10th, 2006, 05:26 PM
I ended up 9 - 5 on the day... what happened to my afternoon picks?

damontucker
September 11th, 2006, 12:14 PM
I ended up 9 - 5 on the day... what happened to my afternoon picks?
Correction... I ended up 8 - 6 not as good as I would hope for... but this still only opening week and I get tonights games to hopefully go to 10 - 6 or 8-8 :(

damontucker
September 11th, 2006, 09:02 PM
Too take the pressure off from scrivener... I suggest we all compile our own scores... Keep in mind the honesty policy... and if anyone doesn't believe what someone else has posted...well duh...its there to verify for anyone else to see...

I'm giving myself a 10 - 6 record this week considering I called Minnesota over Washington before midnite on Saturday...

Everyone else compile your scores...and post here... I'll keep a running total....

Unless Scriv's got some sort of computer generated thing that he can punch in numbers and have results instantly....(which I wouldn't doubt!)

Manoa

Sitting at 10 Wins 6 Losses during week 1

scrivener
September 11th, 2006, 09:10 PM
i geff 'em.

too tired to do it now. tomorrow.

scrivener
September 14th, 2006, 12:07 AM
Oh, you are going to LOVE this!

Here are the results for week 1 in the HawaiiThreads NFL Pick'em!
11 pzarquon
11 scrivener
10 manoasurfer123
10 nachodaddy
10 extrascoop
9 timkona
9 oceanpacific
4 palama kid
2 lavagal
1 blueyecicle

By virtue of his picking the Chargers to beat the Raiders in the tie-breaker, pzarquon is the winner of week 1! pzarquon and scrivener are tied for the cumulative lead.

pz, by the way, was the only one to correctly predict that Atlanta would beat Carolina, and he was the only one to correctly predict that New Orleans would beat Cleveland. Palama Kid's strategy of picking all the home teams, while usually not a bad idea, just didn't work out this time.

It's a good lesson: You don't have to know jack about football to play this game!

If we were playing by percentages, Lavagal would be in first, getting 2 correct out of 2 guesses!

Thanks for playing, everyone. New matchups in the next post.

scrivener
September 14th, 2006, 12:20 AM
HawaiiThreads NFL Pick'em! Here are the matchups for Week 2!

Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
NYGiants at Philadelphia Eagles
NewOrleans Saints at GreenBay Packers
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals
TampaBay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons
Oakland Raiders at Baltimore Ravens
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
St.Louis Rams at SanFrancisco 49ers
Tennessee Titans at SanDiego Chargers
NewEngland Patriots at NYJets
KansasCity Chiefs at Denver Broncos
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick Winner and Predict Score
Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars


It would be VERY helpful to me if you'd post your picks in the order presented here. It's not necessary, but it makes correcting a lot faster if everyone's picks are in the same order. Thanks!

Remember: We're playing for total wins and for most times winning a week, which means that if you decide to jump in now, you've got at least as much a chance of winning this thing as the 9 of us who didn't come in first this week! So what are you waiting for? Post your picks by 6:00 a.m. Sunday!

Surfingfarmboy
September 14th, 2006, 01:08 AM
Time to get into this game and join the fun. Here are my picks for week 2 of the '06 NFL season.

Miinnesota Vikings
Miami Dolphins
Philadelphia Eagles
NewOrleans Saints
Indianapolis Colts
Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens
Seattle Seahawks
SanFrancisco 49ers
SanDiego Chargers
NewEngland Patriots
Denver Broncos
Dallas Cowboys

Pittsburgh 26-20

Palama Kid
September 14th, 2006, 05:46 AM
Palama Kid's strategy of picking all the home teams, while usually not a bad idea, just didn't work out this time.
Truss me, I realized that I picked only home teams - last night - during my review. I'll have you know that I used all of my prognostication skills and knowledge / history of the NFL to make my picks. They were cold calculated selections.

Now, on to this week's picks.


Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings (CP has too many key offense / defense injuries)
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins (Fish finally overcoming Ricky's defection)
NYGiants at Philadelphia Eagles (Eli's not coming)
NewOrleans Saints at GreenBay Packers (Bush not real; Favre is)
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts (RBs have to produce more to make up for Edgerrins' loss, but Peyton's too good)
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears (Dis could be anuddah shutout)
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals (Johnson & Johnson: nuff sed)
TampaBay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons (Vick rules - great to watch, but I'm thankful they left the West years ago)
Oakland Raiders at Baltimore Ravens (Raiders' down year - fewer wins than 49ers)
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks (AZ win last week was not impressive)
St.Louis Rams at SanFrancisco 49ers (Swept dem ewes last year - woo hoo !!)
Tennessee Titans at SanDiego Chargers (Bess of the AFC Wess)
NewEngland Patriots at NYJets (5-1/2 pt underdog, but gotta pick me some key upsets to get back into this game)
KansasCity Chiefs at Denver Broncos (One word for last week's loss to Rams: anomaly)
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (TO's circus catches vs Jags impressed me)

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick Winner and Predict Score
Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars 23 - 21 (Pitt has half-Korean Hines, but doesn't have a "TO"; can't see Batch repeating his efficiency)


Yes, I took a hit last week. In fairness, we prognosticators can't be 100%, but four (4)!!??? Only consolation: dat was firss week.

So, I buried myself in my library to worry over the stats and injury lists & in combination with my vast NFL background, came up with my picks.

pzarquon
September 14th, 2006, 06:09 AM
Huh. How about that? Well, it turns out the monkey/parrot/toddler sometimes wins those stock picking competitions, too, so my score was not entirely impossible. But improbable!

Beginner's luck requires that I get every pick wrong this week, of course.

Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
NYGiants at Philadelphia Eagles
NewOrleans Saints at GreenBay Packers
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals
TampaBay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons
Oakland Raiders at Baltimore Ravens
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
St.Louis Rams at SanFrancisco 49ers
Tennessee Titans at SanDiego Chargers
NewEngland Patriots at NYJets
KansasCity Chiefs at Denver Broncos
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys

Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars - 23-19

ExtraScoop
September 14th, 2006, 06:16 AM
Okay, try again.
Carolina
Miami
NY Giants
New Orleans
Indy
Chicago
Cincinnati
Atlanta
Baltimore
Seattle
St. Louis
San Diego
NY Jets
Denver
Dallas
Jacksonville 24-17

Thanks Scrivener

damontucker
September 14th, 2006, 07:28 AM
Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
NYGiants at Philadelphia Eagles
NewOrleans Saints at GreenBay Packers
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals
TampaBay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons
Oakland Raiders at Baltimore Ravens :D
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks :p
St.Louis Rams at SanFrancisco 49ers
Tennessee Titans at SanDiego Chargers
NewEngland Patriots at NYJets
KansasCity Chiefs at Denver Broncos
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick Winner and Predict Score
Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars
34-24 (jacksonville)

Just noticed that I picked all Home teams except for 2 games! :eek:

damontucker
September 14th, 2006, 08:24 AM
Huh. How about that? Well, it turns out the monkey/parrot/toddler sometimes wins those stock picking competitions, too, so my score was not entirely impossible. But improbable!
DANG PZ!!!

Well it was kind of a different week w/ plenty home teams losing...etc... and the first week of the season is always hard to tell what's going to happen.

Plus there were plenty games that could have gone one way or the other!

Out of my 5 losses their was a combined point total of 37 points...

(so basically an average of 7.4 points per game per loss... Scrivener...
Your NFL Gadget thing you use figure those kind of things out also?)

damontucker
September 14th, 2006, 08:30 AM
Oh, you are going to LOVE this!

Here are the results for week 1 in the HawaiiThreads NFL Pick'em!
11 pzarquon
11 scrivener
10 manoasurfer123
10 nachodaddy
10 extrascoop
9 timkona
9 oceanpacific
4 palama kid
2 lavagal
1 blueyecicle

By virtue of his picking the Chargers to beat the Raiders in the tie-breaker, pzarquon is the winner of week 1! pzarquon and scrivener are tied for the cumulative lead.

pz, by the way, was the only one to correctly predict that Atlanta would beat Carolina, and he was the only one to correctly predict that New Orleans would beat Cleveland. Palama Kid's strategy of picking all the home teams, while usually not a bad idea, just didn't work out this time.

It's a good lesson: You don't have to know jack about football to play this game!

If we were playing by percentages, Lavagal would be in first, getting 2 correct out of 2 guesses!

Thanks for playing, everyone. New matchups in the next post.
Scrivener - I'd like to contest this.... I Had 11 Wins...

Did you pick up my post from Post #24?


Scrivener - Is it ok to change one of my predictions?
Quote:
Originally Posted by manoasurfer123
Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins (Washington)

I'd llike to change my Vikings vs. Redskins to read that the Vikings will win! (an 0-4 preseason is scaring me even though they gonna have portis)

It's not midnight yet...??? still possible?

Manoa

scrivener
September 14th, 2006, 08:35 AM
Uh...whoops.

I forgot about the freebie on Thursday night. I am the only one who picked Miami over the Steelers (Rothlisberger out, new QB in Miami, plus some good young talent with something to prove), so when I added up the scores, I just counted that pick wrong, which it was, but I also said it was a freebie.

So that puts me in an awkward position -- I would go back and correct scores for anyone else playing the game so that the freebie were accurately reflected, but in this case the only person it applies to is me, the person running the game.

Um.

I considered putting it up for discussion, but I'm pretty sure I know what the outcome of any debate would be. Fair's fair, and I did say Thursday's game was a freebie, and if I'm going to be impartial, that means exercising impartiality even when I'm the sole beneficiary. This is quite embarrassing, but I'm going to declare me the winner of Week 1, with 11 correct picks plus the freebie making 12.

Anyone wanna complain? Please feel free. This judge's decision is by no means final!

timkona
September 14th, 2006, 08:37 AM
We'll just call it the vig.

scrivener
September 14th, 2006, 08:38 AM
This is what I have for manoasurfer123. If you see a mistake, please correct me.

! pittsburgh
x tampabay
x carolina
x denver
! newengland
! philadelphia
x cleveland
! seattle
x tennessee
! cincinnati
! chicago
! jacksonville
! arizona
x ny giants
! minnesota
! sandiego

I count ten correct.

scrivener
September 14th, 2006, 08:59 AM
I changed my mind for reasons I'll get into later. We're going with the originally-posted results.

damontucker
September 14th, 2006, 09:00 AM
Your correct Scrivener...

I had the Ravens over the Bucs on another Pickem thread... I dunno how I messed that one up here! :o

Good thing your keeping score and not me :rolleyes:

oceanpacific
September 14th, 2006, 09:03 AM
Week 2 (winners in CAPS):

Carolina at MINNESOTA
Buffalo at MIAMI
New York Giants at PHILADELPHIA
NEW ORLEANS vs. Green Bay
Houston at INDIANAPOLIS
Detroit at CHICAGO
Cleveland at CINCINATTI
Tampa Bay at ATLANTA (Lelie will double his production)
Oakland at BALTIMORE (the Raiders are B..A..D!!)
Arizona at SEATTLE (back to reality, chapter 1)
St. Louis at SAN FRANCISCO (one of the 'Niners few wins)
Tennessee at SAN DIEGO
NEW ENGLAND at New York Jets (back to reality, chapter 2)
Kansas City at DENVER (Rocky Mountain high)
Washington at DALLAS (it's an 0-2 start for the 'Skins)

Pittsburgh at JACKSONVILLE - Jaguars 28, Steelers 24

timkona
September 14th, 2006, 09:27 AM
Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
NYGiants at Philadelphia Eagles
NewOrleans Saints at GreenBay Packers
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals
TampaBay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons
Oakland Raiders at Baltimore Ravens
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
St.Louis Rams at SanFrancisco 49ers
Tennessee Titans at SanDiego Chargers
NewEngland Patriots at NYJets
KansasCity Chiefs at Denver Broncos
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick Winner and Predict Score
Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars
30-17

damontucker
September 14th, 2006, 09:31 AM
Seems to be quite a few members of Raider Nation around here.

That pleases me more than Aunty cappin on Manoa. jk manoa.
What happened to you Raider pickers? :p

timkona
September 14th, 2006, 09:45 AM
I'm trying to win this pool, AND be a Raider Fan at the same time. Tightrope.

nachodaddy
September 14th, 2006, 10:53 AM
pz, by the way, was the only one to correctly predict that Atlanta would beat Carolina, and he was the only one to correctly predict that New Orleans would beat Cleveland. Palama Kid's strategy of picking all the home teams, while usually not a bad idea, just didn't work out this time.



Somehow, Ryan knew ahead of time that Steve Smith was not going to play for Carolina or that Jurevicius would leave in the first quarter with a busted up rib. He has got an "in" somewhere.

If it is cool with everyone else, I am going to make my picks at the last possible minute, ergo the previously mentioned injury report and more importantly, to copy off of Ryan if he has any more insider information. :)

Scriv, I am cool with the vig as well. Your pool.

scrivener
September 14th, 2006, 06:59 PM
No way. No vig here, I swear.

Also, I know Palama Kid wasn't just picking home teams -- he was the only one who gave meaningful, thoughtful reasons for his picks! If it sounded like I didn't give you your props, I apologize!

The spirit of the freebie was to encourage participation up to as late as Sunday morning; ultimately, what it all came down to was that pz and I both picked 11 winners, and he got the tie-breaker. The best outcome is that he should be the winner of week 1; thus, my decision. I think we can all live with it! Especially since I'm going to come out on top at the end of the season anyway.

Surfingfarmboy
September 14th, 2006, 11:54 PM
Scriv, I am cool with the vig as well. Your pool.

Vig! Short for vigorish. That's the first time I've seen anybody use that word in anything, other than Scrabble games! BTW, it's an excellent word to play when the board is really tight..especially around the time players are down to their last tiles to play.

Yo Scriv, in regards to your prognostication of your ultimate victory in the NFL Picks contest: It is no accident that I elected not to participate in the first round of this game. In the spirit of good sportsmanship, I chose to give every other contestant playing this game at least a fighting chance with a head start. Like most contests I enter into within Hawaii Threads, I win; that certainly gets boring after time for everybody. So to make this contest of NFL picks fair, I deferred my entry into the game until this week. It shouldn't affect the final outcome of the game though....come week 17 of the '06 NFL season, the other players in this game will learn, with no uncertainty, that Surfingfarmboy is a de facto synonym for champion. ;)

ExtraScoop
September 15th, 2006, 04:09 AM
What happened to you Raider pickers? :p

After seeing them in person go scoreless against SD I can't imagine them scoring on Baltimore.

I've been in severe depression since Monday night. The team has issues.

nachodaddy
September 15th, 2006, 09:24 AM
Barring any DUIs within the next 24 hours and/or Ryan's crystal ball predicting a 1st qtr leg snap on Monday. Here are my picks.......


Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings Minnesota
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins Miami
NYGiants at Philadelphia Eagles NY
NewOrleans Saints at GreenBay Packers NO
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts Indy
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears Chicago
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals Cincy
TampaBay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons Atlanta
Oakland Raiders at Baltimore Ravens Baltimore
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks Seattle
St.Louis Rams at SanFrancisco 49ers St. Louis ( If I can't pick the Raiders to win then I gotta pick SF to lose)
Tennessee Titans at SanDiego Chargers SD
NewEngland Patriots at NYJets New England
KansasCity Chiefs at Denver Broncos Denver
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys Dallas


Pittsburgh Steelers 13 at Jacksonville Jaguars 17 (see this one as a defensive game)

scrivener
September 16th, 2006, 08:35 PM
Here are my picks, with a few comments:

Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings
Carolina's loss to the Falcons was a fluke; the Panthers are still the team to beat in the NFC South. The Vikings are coming on strong, but this is a transition year for them. I love Brad Johnson, but he is not the answer.

Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
I still think Miami should have beaten Pittsburgh last week. The Bills looked good, but I'm impressed with what the Dolphins did.

NYGiants at Philadelphia Eagles
Game of the week and a total coin-toss. I'll go with the team with a real running back.

NewOrleans Saints at GreenBay Packers
Two teams that will probably stink this year, but when Favre gets knocked on his butt, he usually bounces up and smacks someone in the face.

Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts
We're not playing with "confidence points" in this game, but if we were, this would be my high-point game.

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
I really, really want Kevin Jones to be the real deal, but against the Chicago D, nobody's really the real deal.

Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals
Chad Johnson: 150 yards and 2 TDs.

TampaBay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons
As much as I dislike this Atlanta team, I have to take them against Tampa.

Oakland Raiders at Baltimore Ravens
There's no way the Raiders are as bad as they showed last week, but I don't think Baltimore's as good as they looked last week. I'm going with the Raiders in an upset.

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
Two teams that have me scratching my head after week 1. When in doubt, take the team with the best running back, and this game features the second-best running back in the NFL.

St.Louis Rams at SanFrancisco 49ers
This is going to be the game that makes Frank Gore a household name.

Tennessee Titans at SanDiego Chargers
Ride the hot hand until it burns you.

NewEngland Patriots at NYJets
This is another one that's tough to pick; Pennington looks to be back to his old self. Anything can happen when these two teams meet up -- you can toss last week out the window and just flip a coin. Mine landed on the Patriots.

KansasCity Chiefs at Denver Broncos
Here's what I don't get: Everyone's saying the Chiefs are easy pickings without a quarterback, but the Chargers don't really have a quarterback and look what they did last week! LJ is no LT, but he's close enough for this game.

Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
Clinton Portis: Out in early second quarter. Mike Anderson: 2 TDs.


Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick Winner and Predict Score
Pittsburgh Steelers 23 at Jacksonville Jaguars 26
Oh, I soooooooo want to pick the Jags here, especially with Fred Taylor still healthy (not that that will last very long). Leftwich vs. Batch tells me to take the Jags; Leftwich vs. Rothlisberger tells me to take the Steelers. Count on the Jags to score at least a few points in some unconventional way (safety, blocked kick, interception return). Wait; I think I just convinced myself.


I have no faith in this week's picks, which is why it's taken me so long to post them. What a weird Week 2 this is.

damontucker
September 17th, 2006, 12:15 AM
I just reviewed my picks... and I'm keeping them.

damontucker
September 17th, 2006, 10:42 AM
My picks looking good so far...

7 - 2 for the morning picks....

Freaking Hail Mary by NY Giants on a 3rd and 11 in OT sunk my Eagles :mad:

Still 7-2 is respectable...

Now if the Seahawks can win :) I'll be stoked no matter how I do for the rest of the day.

scrivener
September 17th, 2006, 11:03 AM
nachodaddy has the early lead this week with 8 after the early games. There's a whole traffic jam of people with 7 and 6.

nachodaddy
September 17th, 2006, 11:21 AM
I want to see that punter for Arizona just try to tackle someone..... that grill of his is something else....It's geometrical correctness is perfect for inviting an elbow or shoulder pad to slip into his dental work.

damontucker
September 17th, 2006, 11:24 AM
Nacho...

Were only catching the KC Denver game right now in Hawaii...

nachodaddy
September 17th, 2006, 11:33 AM
Sorry Manoa....

You are watching a good game too....... :)

damontucker
September 17th, 2006, 01:22 PM
12-2 for the day.... not bad so far :cool:

damontucker
September 17th, 2006, 01:23 PM
Barring any DUIs within the next 24 hours and/or Ryan's crystal ball predicting a 1st qtr leg snap on Monday. Here are my picks.......


Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings Minnesota
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins Miami
NYGiants at Philadelphia Eagles NY
NewOrleans Saints at GreenBay Packers NO
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts Indy
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears Chicago
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals Cincy
TampaBay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons Atlanta
Oakland Raiders at Baltimore Ravens Baltimore
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks Seattle
St.Louis Rams at SanFrancisco 49ers St. Louis ( If I can't pick the Raiders to win then I gotta pick SF to lose)
Tennessee Titans at SanDiego Chargers SD
NewEngland Patriots at NYJets New England
KansasCity Chiefs at Denver Broncos Denver
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys Dallas


Pittsburgh Steelers 13 at Jacksonville Jaguars 17 (see this one as a defensive game)
See what happens when you vote AGAINST a team for something other than logic?
San Fran?

anapuni808
September 17th, 2006, 04:34 PM
Niners & Raiders fans don't bet with logic - they bet with love (and sometimes desperation), they bet on faith - but never logic :D and I say this as a very, very longtime Niners fan. I could never bring myself to bet against my team - even if it meant losing $$$. and the last few seasons, it's been very hard to be a Niners fan & still hold my head up.

and Manoa - How did you get to be so good at picking winners? 12-2 is great! Next time I make bets, I'll be consulting you first! (unless it's the Niners).

damontucker
September 17th, 2006, 04:49 PM
It was kind of an easy week... I just got lucky!

And you guys will be suprised if and when I bet against my seahawks... but there may be that game :o

1stwahine
September 17th, 2006, 05:19 PM
It was kind of an easy week... I just got lucky!

And you guys will be suprised if and when I bet against my seahawks... but there may be that game :o

Manoa, I'm taking your picking$ seriously too. I think we better have a talk. I going back into....neva mind people. Top Secret! ;)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Auntie Lynn

damontucker
September 17th, 2006, 05:30 PM
After the game that just ended... I'm actually 13-2 :)

However, Nachodaddy is also 13-2... but I beat him by 1 last week :p

The tie breaker will be on the point spread on tomorow nights Game....which I think he will take just because mine is kind of a bit high... but will see!

And Gee... (Scrivener technically won it because of a freebie)...but in my eyes...PZarquon won the whole dang thing last weekend so maybe you can take him and his parrot to vegas with you!

And better yet... If you want the guarantee... take Lavagal... she's 100% :eek:
if it's based on games played.

timkona
September 17th, 2006, 05:47 PM
12-3 Not good enough.,.....Gonna have to step it up.

damontucker
September 17th, 2006, 05:55 PM
Scriv - can we PM you are Picks?

I no like anyone blame me for losing somewhere else! :rolleyes:

(I'll still post them publicly online Sunday Morning so no one thinks were in cohoots or anything)

oceanpacific
September 17th, 2006, 06:16 PM
Niners & Raiders fans don't bet with logic - they bet with love (and sometimes desperation), they bet on faith - but never logic :D and I say this as a very, very longtime Niners fan. I could never bring myself to bet against my team - even if it meant losing $$$. and the last few seasons, it's been very hard to be a Niners fan & still hold my head up.

and Manoa - How did you get to be so good at picking winners? 12-2 is great! Next time I make bets, I'll be consulting you first! (unless it's the Niners).

I'm also a longtime 49er fan of over 50 years since the days of Leo "the Lion" Nomellini, who was a pro wrestler during the off-season. I'm at 13-2 this week after picking both my 'Niners and the hated Cowboys. The SF pick was sentimental (I'm still not convinced about qb Alex Smith) and Dallas was at home vs. the 'Skins. And, Manoa and I both picked Jacksonville (GO CHAD, GO!) for MNF.

anapuni808
September 17th, 2006, 06:58 PM
Well - you've got me beat there. I've only been a fan for about 30 years. as for those hated Dallas guys - I used to have a t-shirt with a diagram of "The Play" on the front. and I also had a t-shirt that LOOKED like an official Dallas shirt til you got up close and it said in bold letters: F*** Dallas. My boss in SF bought it for me. I was lucky enough to live there for 4 of the 5 super bowl victories - anyone who has lived in a super bowl winning team's hometown can tell you - those were some parties in the streets!!!

Now, if the team "owner" John York will just loosen up the purse strings a bit more and learn to look at it as a sports franchise instead of just a business, we might have a chance (next season?) for another trophy. Maybe Little Eddie D. will have to take him out behind the barn & give him some Auntie Lynn Whack Whacks to get him in line but I have my hopes that if won't be long til we rise again.

GO NINERS :D

oceanpacific
September 17th, 2006, 07:23 PM
Well - you've got me beat there. I've only been a fan for about 30 years. as for those hated Dallas guys - I used to have a t-shirt with a diagram of "The Play" on the front. and I also had a t-shirt that LOOKED like an official Dallas shirt til you got up close and it said in bold letters: F*** Dallas. My boss in SF bought it for me. I was lucky enough to live there for 4 of the 5 super bowl victories - anyone who has lived in a super bowl winning team's hometown can tell you - those were some parties in the streets!!!

Now, if the team "owner" John York will just loosen up the purse strings a bit more and learn to look at it as a sports franchise instead of just a business, we might have a chance (next season?) for another trophy. Maybe Little Eddie D. will have to take him out behind the barn & give him some Auntie Lynn Whack Whacks to get him in line but I have my hopes that if won't be long til we rise again.

GO NINERS :D


Now, as I recall, Eddie, Jr. relinquished control of the team to his sister Denise York when he was subject to an investigation of financial dealings with Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards to establish riverboat casinos. Somewhere along the line, brother-in-law John York seized control as team "owner" and the 'Niners took a tumble. Will Eddie, Jr. ever regain control of the team?

Ah, those "glory years." SF is tied with Dallas and Pittsburgh with FIVE Super Bowl titles, but the 'Niners have never lost a Super Bowl game (the 'Boys have dropped three title games, the Steelers one).

I have a video tape of the 1981 NFC title game ("the Catch"). The picture's not great - my TV was on "rabbit ears" as there was no Oceanic Cable service in my area then. But, there's no denying the celebration in "Bahgdad by the Bay." Electric!

scrivener
September 17th, 2006, 07:34 PM
oh please. no, you may not pm me your picks. just post them like everybody else. my life is complicated enough!

damontucker
September 17th, 2006, 07:41 PM
Ok scriv... understand... but are we still allowed to change our responses up until your deadline? Or does the first thing we put down stick?

scrivener
September 17th, 2006, 07:51 PM
whatever you have as of 6:00 sunday.

I may make that 5:00 when the mainland falls back an hour.

anapuni808
September 17th, 2006, 11:09 PM
Now, as I recall, Eddie, Jr. relinquished control of the team to his sister Denise York when he was subject to an investigation of financial dealings with Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards to establish riverboat casinos. Somewhere along the line, brother-in-law John York seized control as team "owner" and the 'Niners took a tumble. Will Eddie, Jr. ever regain control of the team?

Ah, those "glory years." SF is tied with Dallas and Pittsburgh with FIVE Super Bowl titles, but the 'Niners have never lost a Super Bowl game (the 'Boys have dropped three title games, the Steelers one).

I have a video tape of the 1981 NFC title game ("the Catch"). The picture's not great - my TV was on "rabbit ears" as there was no Oceanic Cable service in my area then. But, there's no denying the celebration in "Bahgdad by the Bay." Electric!

I remember being in a bar in the Marina District of SF on Super Bowl sunday #16 - after the game ended, I asked a friend "I wonder what would happen if I punched "God Bless America" on the jukebox"? well, I did it - there were people standing on the bar, leading the singing. You would think we had just solved all the world's problems with that one game! It was quite an experience. and yes, Niners are tied with other teams at 5 wins but as you say - we never lost a super bowl game. and that Lombardi Trophy is really large, silver, shiny & pretty :D

When I lived there, my neighbors & I got so depressed without football one year that we had a "playoff party" one weekend in June or July - replayed a tape of that NFC championship playoff game, leading up to SB #16. You would think we had never seen the game before - we cheered & yelled so much! The next weekend, we had a tailgate party & watched a tape of Super Bowl 16 - ahh, what fun that was!

I think Eddie D. has been banned for life - he also had to sell off the NHL team he owned - Pittsburgh Penguins. But, he is still "behind the scenes" with his sister & her uptight husband. I'm truly hoping that John York will loosen up this season & start being a sportsman instead of an accountant. I think we have great potential - maybe not this season as re-building is still ongoing but by next season? Who knows what can happen? But win or lose, I'm a diehard Niners fan for the rest of my life.

oceanpacific
September 17th, 2006, 11:46 PM
Well, I picked the 'Niners both weeks over Arizona and St. Louis. Both regarded by most pundits as "give-away bets," but guess what? 1-1, with the win over the Rams being oh, so sweet! I'm in this just for the fun of it, no more, no less. I don't engage in "P-sheets" or 6-5, anyway. Most weeks I'll be shooting for 15-1 tops, but who knows what happens on the field? Maybe, just maybe, Alex Smith will turn out to be the answer at QB, but SF has so many needs.

GO, 'NINERS!

anapuni808
September 17th, 2006, 11:54 PM
Well, I'm not putting my hopes on Smith - you are right, Niners have so many needs! I have a good friend who actually played in a Super Bowl - he is my guru when it comes to what makes a good team. Of course, the fact he hates the 49'ers is a mark against him but I love him anyway :D

oceanpacific
September 18th, 2006, 09:33 AM
Well, I'm not putting my hopes on Smith - you are right, Niners have so many needs! I have a good friend who actually played in a Super Bowl - he is my guru when it comes to what makes a good team. Of course, the fact he hates the 49'ers is a mark against him but I love him anyway :D


Hates the 'Niners? Oh, how misguided he is! It's the Cowboys that get the derision in my household - I have taught my progeny well! :D

nachodaddy
September 18th, 2006, 12:00 PM
Hey Manoa;

You interested in a little side bet?

Oh, BTW we tied last week, so right here, right now, B4 Monday Night football, we are still tied.

damontucker
September 18th, 2006, 12:18 PM
Hey Manoa;

You interested in a little side bet?

Oh, BTW we tied last week, so right here, right now, B4 Monday Night football, we are still tied.
I'm not too happy about my scores I posted for tonights game...

So I'm pretty sure your gonna take tonights game...

nachodaddy
September 18th, 2006, 12:32 PM
Manoa;

Forget tonight's game for now. It does not matter in our side bet.

The Bet- terms and conditions

The Winner is the person who has the highest cumulative games picked for the regular season. Since we tied last week, and we are tied now, and we both picked J-Ville, this week will be a push. We will use the official Scriv cumulative for the count. So right now, the counter is at zero.

All timing of picks must coincide with Scriv's rules.

We play that out till the end of regular season.

The person with the highest cumulative has to post the current week's picks by midnight Saturday.

The Prize. Since this is a BB, loser has to post avatar and sig of choice from the winner. Avatar and sig need to stay up for 30 days. Avatar and sig must be cool with Ryan.

What say you????? If you agree to these terms, simply quote me and say "agree"

damontucker
September 18th, 2006, 12:40 PM
What say you????? If you agree to these terms, simply quote me and say "agree"
Why do I have this sinking feeling that you already have an AVATAR chosen for me!

And since I'm not going to post my picks until the last second to keep "Copycats" from referring to my guesses... that rule won't really work.

(and I just can't see my signature ever reading something like...
Manoa loves the Raiders more than the Seahawks!)

(So NOPE... your conditions are to severe!)

nachodaddy
September 18th, 2006, 12:52 PM
Manoa;

"Why do I have this sinking feeling that you already have an AVATAR chosen for me!"

Why, yes, yes I do......it is called "motivation".

Let me help you with this.

"The person with the highest cumulative has to post the current week's picks by midnight Saturday."

That prevents the winner from copying the loser game for game............ For example if I get one up on you, all I have to do is copy you, game for game, until the end of the season where I still be one up from you. This rule prevents this..........

We can add a rule stating that once picks have been posted, it cannot be changed if you prefer............

So.... here I explained it, showing how it can be fair to both parties.......there must be something else holding you back......don't let fear be your motivator.....rise above, bro. Don't be scared.

:)

damontucker
September 18th, 2006, 01:00 PM
Can I say... er um... I was lucky the last few weeks...and it only goes down hill from here as the playoffs get closer and closer... I tend to sway from logic and go with Heart...

I'm not out to win anything... just play a long on HT...

I'd rather have a weekly bet amongst you though....

Loser has to use the signature of the others choice for the losing week....

Lei K
September 18th, 2006, 01:02 PM
Ok, I'll probably play. Don't know how I missed this thread before. But as much as I love football I really suck at these sort of games. :rolleyes:

nachodaddy
September 18th, 2006, 01:06 PM
OK Manoa;

I am a reasonable man. We go by Scriv's rules and Scriv's official count only. That means we take into account tie breakers (tonight's game for example is "on").

Sig goes up by midnight Tuesday, goes down by midnight Tuesday the next week.

No avatars, just sigs.

Please quote and type "agree"

damontucker
September 18th, 2006, 01:10 PM
Just because I have a signature doesn't mean I have to post during the week if I lose do I?

Nope... not agreed just yet! (and definately not with the score I picked for Tonights game!)

pzarquon
September 18th, 2006, 01:11 PM
Man, Nacho, I'd have given up by now. Hell, I wouldn't have even asked. Trying to get Manoa to make a firm commitment (why change your picks? just go with your gut, for cryin' out loud) is like trying to nail Jell-O to a tree!

Maybe this can be something you two can hash-out via PM? This thread takes some work to follow as is. I'd rather just see picks (one time!) and Scriv's tally each week.

nachodaddy
September 18th, 2006, 01:13 PM
Man, Nacho, I'd have given up by now. Hell, I wouldn't have even asked. Trying to get Manoa to make a firm commitment (why change your picks? just go with your gut, for cryin' out loud) is like trying to nail Jell-O to a tree!

Maybe this can be something you two can hash-out via PM? This thread takes some work to follow as is. I'd rather just see picks (one time!) and Scriv's tally each week.

NP Ryan, just got to use a lot of nails. :)

Manoa, taking this offline, check your PMs

Leo Lakio
September 18th, 2006, 01:18 PM
NP Ryan, just got to use a lot of nails.What if he meant "still in powdered form"?

damontucker
September 18th, 2006, 01:22 PM
Man, Nacho, I'd have given up by now. Hell, I wouldn't have even asked. Trying to get Manoa to make a firm commitment (why change your picks? just go with your gut, for cryin' out loud) is like trying to nail Jell-O to a tree!

Maybe this can be something you two can hash-out via PM? This thread takes some work to follow as is. I'd rather just see picks (one time!) and Scriv's tally each week.
Hey I make firm commitments all the time...

I just tend to change em often;)

nachodaddy
September 18th, 2006, 01:25 PM
What if he meant "still in powdered form"?It would take a lot of nails, a whole lotta nails.

Plus warm water and a mold and sufficient chill time.......... :)

Lei K
September 18th, 2006, 01:26 PM
I'd rather just see picks (one time!) and Scriv's tally each week.

My thoughts exactly on this. I confuse easily. :D So who is in da lead?

Leo Lakio
September 18th, 2006, 01:28 PM
sufficient chill time.......... :)We could all use some of that.

damontucker
September 18th, 2006, 05:04 PM
The tie breaker will be on the point spread on tomorow nights Game....which I think he will take just because mine is kind of a bit high... but will see!

I don't know why I posted such High Scores for this Mondays game!!!!

Freaking 3-0 in the fourth? :o

Damn

damontucker
September 18th, 2006, 05:40 PM
(see this one as a defensive game)
nice call nacho!

I hate defensive battles....they seem kind of boring!

nachodaddy
September 18th, 2006, 06:24 PM
nice call nacho!

I hate defensive battles....they seem kind of boring!

Missed the first half, saw some crazy hits tho' in the second half.

admin
September 18th, 2006, 07:34 PM
Please take general commentary on NFL teams and games as they unfold to the General NFL Thread (http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showthread.php?t=10246) in Player's Place. Let's limit this thread specifically to the HawaiiThreads NFL Pick'em game, as in, picks and results.

scrivener
September 18th, 2006, 11:01 PM
Week 2 Results!

As we all know from nachodaddy's and manoasurfer123's trash-talk, they tied for the number of correct predictions with an AMAZING 14 of 16! What you might not know is that they are joined by OceanPacific, also with 14. All three of our leaders picked Jacksonville to beat Pittsburgh, but NOBODY thought it would be such a low-scoring affair. The tie-break decides that nachodaddy, whose predicted score was closest in that game, is our Week 2 winner!

In the cumulative game, nachodaddy and manoa vault into the lead with 24. pzarquon and oceanpacific are next with 23, followed by scrivener, timkona, and extrascoop with 21.

If you'd like to see the exact picks and results for either this week or last week, check out this web site (http://nfl2006.mitchellkdwyer.net) I set up just for the pick'em! I'll put a cumulative thing up there when I get it looking a little more pleasing to the eye.

damontucker
September 19th, 2006, 05:25 AM
Hey scriv... nice little side site for the pickem game...
Thanks!

nachodaddy
September 19th, 2006, 11:55 AM
Scriv, nice site. Much Mahalos for doing this.

How did you get a picture of me tho'?

scrivener
September 19th, 2006, 04:41 PM
Here are the matchups for Week 3 in the HT NFL Pick'em! Again, it will be most appreciated if you'd submit your picks in the order presented here. Picks may be posted up to 6:00 Sunday morning!

Thank goodness; the Raiders are off this week, stalling my need to pick against them. Also drawing byes: Dallas, Kansas City, San Diego.

Washington Redskins at Houston Texans
NY Jets at Buffalo Bills
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
NY Giants at Seattle Seahawks
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals
Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick winner and predict score!
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints

damontucker
September 19th, 2006, 06:30 PM
Now this is what I like to see.... a real tough week to call in my eyes....

I've made my picks in my mind.... ;)

damontucker
September 19th, 2006, 07:09 PM
Washington Redskins at Houston Texans
NY Jets at Buffalo Bills
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
NY Giants at Seattle Seahawks
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals
Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints

Falcons 24 -21 with Lelie scoring a TD :)

Take in mind... I have been told that I can change up until 6:00 am Sunday

pzarquon
September 19th, 2006, 07:22 PM
Washington Redskins at Houston Texans
NY Jets at Buffalo Bills
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
NY Giants at Seattle Seahawks
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals
Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots

Tiebreaker: New Orleans Saints 31-28

Take in mind... I have been told that I can equivocate and hem and haw and call attention to myself as many times as I like up until 6:00 am Sunday... but won't.

Palama Kid
September 19th, 2006, 07:58 PM
Hooo whee . . . this week's is more difficult. My prognostication skills must be deteriorating. But after some time consuming deliberations, here are my picks:


Washington Redskins at Houston Texans (Redskin defense will smack down Texans' offense)
NY Jets at Buffalo Bills (Chad continues big comeback)
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions (Last week showed Favre is still Favre)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts (Defense shored up, then rushing wins this game)
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings (Absolutely zero chance for upset)
Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins (Miami by 11? NO WAY. With no protection, Culpepper disappoints again)
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (Bengals really hurting, but playoff game nightmare not forgotten)
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Peppers will be sorely missed; however, coach's special-teams trick plays are out - so CP wins)
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns (Browns' lack of rushing attack will hurt them)
NY Giants at Seattle Seahawks (Surprise !!! Eli's for real)
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals (SL offense will show drastic improvement)
Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers (This Niner fan sez Eagles won't let up this week; SF improved pass defense not enough against McNabb)
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots (Upset key: Elam)

Monday Night Tie-Breaker:
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints 33-31 (Brees will get his stats, but can't save them this week)

damontucker
September 19th, 2006, 08:08 PM
Palama... I love your picks sometimes!

Good to see someone playing the game with the intention of winning!

Just kidding bro... I'm glad your having fun with it too...but dang all visiting teams....?
I wouldn't doubt it if you won this week.... I have to re-evalutae my pics just on your prognosis alone!

Surfingfarmboy
September 20th, 2006, 01:08 AM
I wonder if there ever was a regular season weekend, in the NFL, when every visiting team won? The odds of that occuring now, with 14-16 games played every weekend, seem pretty remote. There's always a first time though. Another thought: I wonder what a Vegas book would pay (on the dollar) on a provisional where one bets all visiting teams win on a weekend, straight up?

damontucker
September 21st, 2006, 12:34 PM
Washington Redskins at Houston Texans
NY Jets at Buffalo Bills
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions Sleeper game
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings Chicagos is running up scores this year
Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
NY Giants at Seattle Seahawks
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals
Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints

Saints 17 - 14 with America just happy to see the Superdome back in use after Katrina hit!

I think these are final :o

50% of my picks were visiting teams!!! Doh... could be an ugly week for me!

oceanpacific
September 21st, 2006, 02:31 PM
I wonder if there ever was a regular season weekend, in the NFL, when every visiting team won? The odds of that occuring now, with 14-16 games played every weekend, seem pretty remote. There's always a first time though. Another thought: I wonder what a Vegas book would pay (on the dollar) on a provisional where one bets all visiting teams win on a weekend, straight up?

If Vegas ever put out a line for "all-visitors winning," there would be takers for such a bet.

Something like 66,000:1, assuming all teams are equal. But, since they wouldn't be, the Texans visiting the Seahawks should supposedly increase the payout.

People will gamble on just about anything. Some of my friends make bets on what kind of play will result in the first first-down of the game (run, pass, or penalty).

nachodaddy
September 21st, 2006, 02:42 PM
Washington Redskins at Houston Texans
NY Jets at Buffalo Bills
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions Sleeper game
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings Chicagos is running up scores this year
Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
NY Giants at Seattle Seahawks
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals
Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints

Saints 17 - 14 with America just happy to see the Superdome back in use after Katrina hit!

I think these are final :o

50% of my picks were visiting teams!!! Doh... could be an ugly week for me!

Manoa;

You might want to take that blindfold off next time you are throwing darts, you might actually hit something. :)

That is change #3 if I am correct.

You sure about that Cincy game? Three key injuries to Cincy and Pittsburgh being pissed off about being blanked on Monday night. Nah, Cowher would let that one slide fer sure........good call.

pzarquon
September 21st, 2006, 02:50 PM
If Manoa is so concerned about being able to change his picks, I'd like to politely recommend he make all the changes he wants to a list he keeps on his computer, and that he just submit his picks once just before the deadline. Less chance of someone "stealing" his oh-so-insightful picks, and less annoyance for the rest of us.

Marco
September 21st, 2006, 03:49 PM
Washington Redskins at Houston Texans
NY Jets at Buffalo Bills
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
NY Giants at Seattle Seahawks
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals
Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick winner and predict score!
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints

Falcons 24 -14 (but Reggie Bush busts out a 40+ yard TD run)

I'm such a homer. I always pick my Niners to win, no matter what. No wonder I always lose!

damontucker
September 21st, 2006, 05:19 PM
If Manoa is so concerned about being able to change his picks, I'd like to politely recommend he make all the changes he wants to a list he keeps on his computer, and that he just submit his picks once just before the deadline. Less chance of someone "stealing" his oh-so-insightful picks, and less annoyance for the rest of us.
Well... just maybe Manoa is throwing them out there to confuse some people;)

Gee...is this truly his final pick?...etc... ;)

It's players place PZ and part of it is Game Psychology!

Surfingfarmboy
September 22nd, 2006, 11:22 AM
My picks to win for week #3.

Washington Redskins
Buffalo Bills
Detroit Lions
Indianapolis Colts
Minnesota Vikings
Miami Dolphins
Pittsburgh Steelers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Baltimore Ravens
NY Giants
Arizona Cardinals
San Francisco 49ers
Denver Broncos
Atlanta Falcons 28-15

timkona
September 22nd, 2006, 11:41 AM
Washington Redskins at Houston Texans – Skins need wins to compete in the toughest division in NFL.
NY Jets at Buffalo Bills – Bills at home. Winter is early.
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions – Favre ain’t dead yet.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts – Manning faces first REAL defense. Jags comin off big MNF win.
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings – Viks beat Panthers last week but Chicago is top 5 team right now.
Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins – Culpepper due for a breakout game.
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers – I’m goin with my gut on this one. Bengals got BIG O talent.
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – All pirates in the NFL suck this year.
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns – Ravens are tuned and nearly injury free.
NY Giants at Seattle Seahawks – Manning the 2nd coming into his own lately.
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals – Who cares?
Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers – Eagles are still stinging from last week. Bet they got fire-belly.
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots – Snow in the forecast?
MNF
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints – U2 opens, and then Bush gets 200+ multi-yards.
31-17

TuNnL
September 22nd, 2006, 08:07 PM
Well... just maybe Manoa is throwing them out there to confuse some people;)

Gee...is this truly his final pick?...etc... ;)

It's players place PZ and part of it is Game Psychology!Now that is some funny shait!

Surfingfarmboy
September 22nd, 2006, 11:55 PM
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots – Snow in the forecast?

Patriot fans only wish...they have some really good memories of battles won in snowstorms. The "Snow Bowl", (the Brady "tuck" game), against the Raiders in the '01 season playoffs comes to mind most frequently around here. Great game...though I remember I was pulling for the Raiders to win that one. I thought the Raiders played magnificently in the conditions of that game...here was a warm weather California team, playing in a freezing blizzard, and if it wasn't for that questionable non-turnover call, I felt they would have won.

I believe the weather for the game this Sunday should be fairly warm. The last I heard, Sunday (during the day) will be in the low 80s, somewhat humid, with a front passing through around late afternoon bringing showers (which should end by game time) and game-time temp. in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Denver has had the Pats number of late; the Broncos have beaten the Pats 4 out of their last 5 meetings. (Remember when Ashley Lelie finished off the Pats in '02 with a first down catch in the 4th to seal that game in Foxboro?) Needless to say, the Boston sports talk radio stations have made this very clear the last few days. The Denver-NE game ought to be a great chess match between two masters of the game...Shanahan vs. Belichick.

scrivener
September 23rd, 2006, 03:18 AM
Washington Redskins at Houston Texans
This is a tough one to call, but it comes down to Houston's once-fearsome ground game not being so fearsome. Can you tell I'm big on running backs?

NY Jets at Buffalo Bills
Buffalo has been surprising, and the AFC East is one of a few divisions where intra-division matchups can always go either way; however, Chad Pennington looks really good.

Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins
My third week in a row riding the Dolphins. I'm such an idiot.

Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
My against-all-reason pick.

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns

NY Giants at Seattle Seahawks
I'm such a big Tiki Barber fan that I can't seem to pick against him, even though his triplet brother is the other team's running back.

St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals
Oh, I'd love to see Kurt Warner kick his old team's butt.

Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers
I said last week's SF game would make Frank Gore a household name; it didn't. But only because the media doesn't talk about the 49ers very much. Keep an eye on this future Pro-Bowl rb.

Denver Broncos at New England Patriots
Not a difficult pick at all.

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick winner and predict score!
Atlanta Falcons 27 at New Orleans Saints 17
I'm predicting a shootout with lots of yardage but just an average score.

Keep in mind that I may change my picks before 6:00 tomorrow. I'm thinking of taking the Patriots over the Eagles instead of over the Broncos.

nachodaddy
September 23rd, 2006, 06:13 AM
This is a really tough week, really tough. Had to find inspiration under the lights last night..........

Washington Redskins- two words: Chris Cooley
Buffalo Bills- Buff at home, that dismal, unforsaken home
Detroit Lions- I love Favre but he should have retired last year
Indianapolis Colts- Colts score first, J'ville won't be able to keep up
Minnesota Vikings- home at the dome will help the D, journeyman Johnson will get the offense going
Miami Dolphins- this is the week the O line clicks and Dante throws with confidence
Pittsburgh Steelers- injuries to Cincy and Cowher's wrath
Carolina Panthers- the return of Steve Smith
Cleveland Browns- my upset pick- another game settled by a field goal
Seattle Seahawks- this game will also be settled by a field goal
Arizona Cardinals- SL beats Denver, loses to SF, hard to tell what they are going to do next......
Philadelphia Eagles- NFC East versus the rest of the league- pick NFC East first and vassilate from there........
Denver Broncos- Lynch puts someone on a stretcher in this game. TE for NE can't neutralize him

Monday Night Tie-Breaker
Atlanta Falcons 30-24 finally some points on Monday night!!!! Atlanta with the lead option and NO with the Katrina hype and Bush.

damontucker
September 23rd, 2006, 12:32 PM
I said it was a tough week!

Scriv - any way you can show a running total on the frontpage of the Pickem site you created?

oceanpacific
September 23rd, 2006, 06:16 PM
Week #3:

WASHINGTON
BUFFALO
DETROIT
INDIANAPOLIS
CHICAGO
MIAMI
PITTSBURGH
TAMPA BAY
BALTIMORE
SEATTLE
ST. LOUIS
PHILADELPHIA
NEW ENGLAND

ATLANTA 28, New Orleans 17

scrivener
September 23rd, 2006, 08:00 PM
I'll put a cumulative thing up there when I get it looking a little more pleasing to the eye.
Not yet. Just go with what I posted for now.

damontucker
September 23rd, 2006, 10:33 PM
Keeping my pics scriv -

I'm probably going to take a beating...but if you don't take risks... you never will get the wins...

nachodaddy
September 24th, 2006, 06:17 AM
the voting is closed........

Gentlemen, I wish you well.............

damontucker
September 24th, 2006, 07:21 AM
I don't know about everyone else...

But I just woke up and looked at the scores in the games....

I'm currently down in every single game I picked! :eek:

I'm gonna take a pounding this week....

Nacho... hope you have your signature planned for me :(

scrivener
September 24th, 2006, 10:51 AM
For those of you craving a mid-point update, after the early games, I'm in the lead with 8 of 8. TimKona and Manoa are next with 7. Details here (http://nfl2006.mitchellkdwyer.net), if you, like me, enjoy looking at all the picks and all the results.

damontucker
September 24th, 2006, 11:12 AM
so nacho...

I'm thinking....heheheheheheh....

Will pm you with my choice of signatures :p

Doesn't look like you got a chance this week...;)

nachodaddy
September 24th, 2006, 12:13 PM
Good job Scriv......

For you Manoa, I still got a chance: Cleveland, Denver and Atlanta....

damontucker
September 24th, 2006, 01:06 PM
Down goes cleveland :p

nachodaddy
September 24th, 2006, 01:24 PM
OK Manoa;

You win. I am mathematically eliminated.

I can put the sig up early but that means it comes down early AKA in 7 days.

Your call when it goes up..........

:)

damontucker
September 24th, 2006, 01:34 PM
:p I'm waiting for it :D

nachodaddy
September 24th, 2006, 01:58 PM
Relish in your glory....it will be short lived. We are on for next week, correct?

damontucker
September 24th, 2006, 02:02 PM
Relish in your glory....it will be short lived. We are on for next week, correct?
agreed! next weeks a bit whacky too though

You sure about that Cincy game? Three key injuries to Cincy and Pittsburgh being pissed off about being blanked on Monday night. Nah, Cowher would let that one slide fer sure........good call.
Um...Yeah... I was sure about that cincy game... Want to borrow my blindfold? :p

Hey Nacho...

Palama beat you and he picked all the visiting teams :p

scrivener
September 24th, 2006, 03:09 PM
About the Monday Night Tie-Breaker:

So far, both weeks' winners have been determined by the tie-break, so I thought I'd explain it.

If participants have tied scores after all games have been played including the Monday night game, the winner will be determined in this order.

The participant who picks the winning Monday night team wins if none of the other tied participants have also picked the winning team.

If more than one of the tied participants have picked Monday's winner, the participant who comes closest to predicting the margin of victory wins the tie-break.

If there is a tie in predicting the margin of victory, the participant who comes closest to predicting the total points scored wins the tie-break.

I am not sure, but I believe that in order for the game to remain tied at this point, the tied participants must have predicted the same winner and the same final score. Taking inspiration from the Honolulu Zoom game, I will take jan-ken-po (rock-paper-scissors) submissions from the tied participants until someone emerges victorious. If I happen to be one of them, a neutral third party will be agreed upon to referee the jan-ken-po.

damontucker
September 24th, 2006, 04:30 PM
If Palama's Denver pick holds onto this game...

His picks were pretty dam good for just choosing all away teams!

Like I said after you picked em.... I liked em.... I just didn't think they were good.... you sure showed us!

For those of you craving a mid-point update, after the early games, I'm in the lead with 8 of 8. TimKona and Manoa are next with 7. Details here (http://nfl2006.mitchellkdwyer.net/), if you, like me, enjoy looking at all the picks and all the results.
We gonna get a second half of the day update?

Your board is much easier to follow then in my own head.

scrivener
September 24th, 2006, 06:44 PM
Like Saturday's U.S. Senate race, this one's over before the final printout. With one game to play, I'm ahead of Palama Kid by 1 (11 to 10), but we both picked Atlanta to beat New Orleans, making tomorrow's game a formality. I'll wait until Monday night to make it official, but sometime this evening I'll post the updated spreadsheet.

damontucker
September 24th, 2006, 06:55 PM
Ahh...congrats Scriv!

Nice picks!

nachodaddy
September 24th, 2006, 07:52 PM
Good job Scriv!!!!

Like the added features on your site. Much Mahalos.

For me, back to the drawing board, gonna put some habaneros into next week's offering............

damontucker
September 24th, 2006, 07:55 PM
scrivener....the SEAHAWKS WON... your new board is not showing that on my scorecard :mad:

If I win tomorrow nights game...wouldn't that make me the winner?

scrivener
September 24th, 2006, 08:07 PM
Whaddayaknow. Thanks for checking. As you can see, I mistyped "Seattle" (good thing you're not doing the typing, hm? :) ) so the spreadsheet didn't see that as a win. I'll fix it now. And yes, if the Saints beat the Falcons tomorrow night, you win week 3 by virtue of the tie-break!

Thanks for reading carefully.

edit: the spreadsheet has been reposted with what I think are accurate scores!

damontucker
September 24th, 2006, 08:10 PM
I never won last week....nachodaddy did!

But as you can see... I eat nacho's on sunday :p

damontucker
September 25th, 2006, 04:58 PM
Hey scriv - Do we get to submit pictures for your External Page???

23 -3 halfway through the 3rd :p

I love the sweet smell of the superdome!

scrivener
September 25th, 2006, 05:23 PM
Argh. That's twice now I've prematurely announced myself the winner, only to see it slip away. That'll show me!

damontucker
September 25th, 2006, 05:47 PM
Argh. That's twice now I've prematurely announced myself the winner, only to see it slip away. That'll show me!
I think I hear a "fat lady singing" ;) (it's a sports reference people)

scrivener
September 25th, 2006, 05:51 PM
Do we get to submit pictures for your External Page???
You can submit anything you want, but I won't necessarily publish it. The photos I'm using are files that I paid the photographers to use. I won't republish someone else's work on that site without permission from the photographers or holders of their copyrights. So if you're planning to send me your own photos, please feel free and I'll consider it.

damontucker
September 25th, 2006, 06:15 PM
I was kidding scriv... I'd much rather see what you find for me;)

timkona
September 25th, 2006, 06:17 PM
Who is the girl in the middle? Hot, Hot, Hot!!

scrivener
September 25th, 2006, 09:44 PM
Week 3 results!

Well. As has been made plain, I declared myself the winner of Week 3 but ended up in second. Sheesh!

Congratulations to manoasurfer123 for 11 correct picks and winning the tie-break! This means manoa is the leader in the cumulative game and ties pzarquon and nachodaddy for the lead in the most-weeks-won game.

Here are the Week 3 totals:
11 manoa <-- Winner by tie-break
11 scrivener
10 timkona
10 palama kid
8 oceanpacific
8 marco
7 pzarquon
7 nachodaddy
5 surfingfarmboy
1 lavagal
0 blueyecicle
0 extrascoop

In the cumulative game:
35 manoa
32 scrivener
31 timkona
31 oceanpacific
31 nachodaddy
30 pzarquon
26 palama kid
21 extrascoop
17 surfingfarmboy
8 marco
3 lavagal
1 blueyecicle

As always, you can get a detailed look here (http://nfl2006.mitchellkdwyer.net)!
I finally put up an ugly but workable look at the cumulative data.

scrivener
September 25th, 2006, 09:54 PM
Here are the Week 4 match-ups. Please post your picks before 6:00 in the morning Sunday.

Hey. It might be a bit late to get in on the cumulative game, but the most-weeks-won game is wide-open, so if you've been thinking about playing but have been hesitant, just jump in. That means you, LeiKaina, ExtraScoop, and anyone else!

Indianapolis Colts at NY Jets
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Pantehrs
Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills
Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons
San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans
San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs
Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans
Detroit Lions at St. Louis Rams
Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins
Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders
New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals
Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick Winner and Predict Score!
Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles


byes: Denver, NYGiants, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay

Palama Kid
September 26th, 2006, 05:27 AM
Indianapolis Colts at NY Jets (Can't keep picking on Indy to lose - juss can't)
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers (OK, I'm on the NO bandwagon.)
Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills (Minn QB "The Statue" gets just enough protection from Bills' rush)
Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons (Maybe Leinart new QB; maybe AR in upset)
San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens (Outstanding Ds; SD O better)
Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans (Skinny Culpepper still chugging)
San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs (KC by 7? Without Green?)
Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans (TO to play = damned Cowboys to win)
Detroit Lions at St. Louis Rams (SL WRs have field day; not enough to overcome Kitna)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins (Jags need to score TDs as kicking lacking)
Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders (Only redeeming factor: no blow out)
New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals (Criminal element: deleterious impact)
Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears (Yeah, yeah . . . Alexander's out, but "The View" QB hot)

Monday Night Tie-Breaker:
Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles 30 - 21 (10 point underdog !! This is my BIG upset)

pzarquon
September 26th, 2006, 06:09 AM
Indianapolis Colts at NY Jets
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills
Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons
San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans
San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs
Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans
Detroit Lions at St. Louis Rams
Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins
Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders
New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals
Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears

Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles 27-29

damontucker
September 26th, 2006, 08:48 AM
So I'm looking over this weeks picks...

And I see some shocker games!

Gonna have to bust out my "heads/tails" quarter this week on some games. :o

Marco
September 26th, 2006, 01:47 PM
Indianapolis Colts at NY Jets
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Pantehrs: still not convinced the Saints are for real, though I love Reggie.
Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills
Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons: probably Warner's last shot at retaining his job. I hope they bring Leinart in soon, regardless.
San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans
San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs: if Gore would stop fumbling, Niners might actually win a few games.
Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans
Detroit Lions at St. Louis Rams
Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins: Portis is a stud.
Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders: will Oakland even win a single game this year?
New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals
Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears: Da Bears look formidable. They're my NFC Super Bowl pick.

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick Winner and Predict Score!
Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles: 38 - 24

damontucker
September 26th, 2006, 01:52 PM
what is up with all these Visitor Team picks?
am I missing something?

Marco
September 26th, 2006, 01:57 PM
what is up with all these Visitor Team picks?
am I missing something?
Yeah, I noticed that too. Just the way it shook out when I was picking my games.

I think someone on the previous page chose every single road team to win. Wonder if he did that on purpose or not.

damontucker
September 26th, 2006, 05:43 PM
Indianapolis Colts at NY Jets
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills
Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons
San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans
San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs
Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans
Detroit Lions at St. Louis Rams
Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins
Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders
New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals
Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears My Beloved Seahawks w/out Alexander :o

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick Winner and Predict Score!
Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles 28-21

First Draft of the week... I think there will be some adjustments as Now I see I've picked all home teams except for the Monday night game ;) and the Dallas game

damontucker
September 26th, 2006, 09:02 PM
I put a message out to a few HT members in hopes they would get involved in this some how....

and if you think about it...this game is still wide open as NO one has any distinct advantage in the weekly polls... there have been seperate winners each week...so anybody joining now still has the potential to be right up there in the amount of weeks won.

I don't care too much who wins or loses... I'm very suprised at how well I've done....

Thanks scriv for taking the time to do this.

Hope some others will still join as the season is still early!

Mike_Lowery
September 26th, 2006, 10:02 PM
Indianapolis Colts at NY Jets
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills
Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons
San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans
San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs
Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans
Detroit Lions at St. Louis Rams
Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins
Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders
New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals
Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears

Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles 20-10

damontucker
September 26th, 2006, 10:25 PM
Mike Lowery... i must ask this of everyone this week...what's up with the visiting teams this week...?

Surfingfarmboy
September 26th, 2006, 11:52 PM
In regards to all of the visiting teams being chosen as potential winners: It looks as if, maybe, the NFL has achieved its goal of parity..the "On Any Given Sunday" thing. Relative parity anyway. Obviously, the Houston Texans are not quite on the same playing level as the Seattle Seahawks, but....on any given Sunday..you know how it goes...Houston could (in theory) surprise Seattle.

The NFL is simply the most competitive sporting league, with the most talented athletes, in the USA. The evident demise of the "home field advantage", with the relative parity among all the franchises, clearly demonstrates this.

Mike_Lowery
September 27th, 2006, 12:13 AM
Mike Lowery... i must ask this of everyone this week...what's up with the visiting teams this week...?
Look at the home teams...they're suffering major injuries (KC), underachieving (Carolina and Oakland), aging (Green Bay), or too conservative (Washington--wait, conservative football from the nation's capitol? :D)

damontucker
September 28th, 2006, 06:31 PM
After todays episode with Terrell Owens... My Dallas pick is now up in the air after all!

Here it is scrivener....

Barring any suicide attempts by 6:00 sunday morning....

Had to change a few things up cause my picking parrot just wasn't agreeing with me :p

Indianapolis Colts at NY Jets
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills
Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons the lelie factor
San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans
San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs
Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans
Detroit Lions at St. Louis Rams
Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins
Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders Raiders get their first win
New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals
Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears There is no I in team… the Seahawks are a good team and can win w/out Alexander**** make sure to save change on HT

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick Winner and Predict Score!
Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles 28-21

Hey freaking Nacho... go silent ON HT here while I have won his signature....watch how much trash he talks all over HT the week he wins...if he does...

nachodaddy
September 29th, 2006, 01:54 PM
Hey freaking Nacho... go silent ON HT here while I have won his signature....watch how much trash he talks all over HT the week he wins...if he does...

Just got home. Three freakin' days on the road. Good to be back. Picks soon.

nachodaddy
September 29th, 2006, 02:24 PM
Here ya go.............

Indianapolis Colts at NY Jets
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills
Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons
San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans
San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs
Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans
Detroit Lions at St. Louis Rams
Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins
Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders
New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals
Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears

Monday Night
Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles 24-21

Keeping it on the downlow this week.

damontucker
September 29th, 2006, 02:30 PM
LMAO Nacho!

Your picks are identical to mine and almost the same monday point spread!

Guess your planning on keeping your signature?

nachodaddy
September 29th, 2006, 02:43 PM
LMAO Nacho!

Your picks are identical to mine and almost the same monday point spread!

Guess your planning on keeping your signature?

That is FUNNY. Did not even look at yours.........

No such thing as a tie..........the devil is in the details. We follow Scriv's rules for a tiebreaker. In order.

And, OBTW, your sig goes dark Sunday afternoon, regardless of the outcome of this week. New week, new bet.

damontucker
September 29th, 2006, 08:48 PM
And, OBTW, your sig goes dark Sunday afternoon, regardless of the outcome of this week. New week, new bet.
Nacho... the coincidences that we posted the same is irritating me...especially when i've been choosing pics first!

I will be changing at least one of my picks... just cause I can't handle us being that closely aligned!

Ugh! Good thing you never wanted your initial bet which was the season long one... you would have a lot of catch up to do!

And, OBTW, your sig goes dark Sunday afternoon, regardless of the outcome of this week. New week, new bet.
That's sunday afternoon Hawaii time about 3:47;)

pzarquon
September 29th, 2006, 10:59 PM
This message is hidden because manoasurfer123 is on your ignore list.There are few happier words in the English language than these... nevertheless, even spared the actual content, I can see this thread continues to be Manoa'd.

If you're bickering about your 'side bet,' why not keep it on the side? You know, via Private Message? This is the HawaiiThreads NFL Pick'em game, not the Watch Manoa Change His Picks and Bicker game. Sheesh.

damontucker
September 29th, 2006, 11:04 PM
Geez pz... this just a "game"... nacho knows I just rubbing him...

sorry if I rubbing you...

Every playground needs a bully to get beat down once in awhile;)

Surfingfarmboy
September 30th, 2006, 12:30 AM
About the replications one choosing winners identical to the picks of others: While I hope I do not pick a line-up of winners that matches another participant's team for team, it could potentially (and probably will) happen. I make my picks independent from any information that has posted in this thread..in fact I try to avoid looking at picks from other players (other than the MNF game) to avoid the replication thing, as well as to make picks based on my own intuition and not to be swayed by what I read from others.

In a game where winners and losers are determined by straight-up winning and no spread with contend with, there is bound to be replication among the picks, especially toward the latter half of the season when the overall trend of what teams are winners and what teams are losers has been established. Like previously mentioned though, there is no exact replication of any picks in this game due the MNF factor.

I'm not sure anybody would want to replicate my picks at this point in the game. I've kinda struggled so far. I feel pretty good about my picks for this week though, which I will be posting soon before the deadline.

timkona
September 30th, 2006, 07:40 AM
Indianapolis Colts at NY Jets
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Pantehrs
Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills
Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons
San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans
San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs
Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans
Detroit Lions at St. Louis Rams
Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins
Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders
New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals
Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick Winner and Predict Score!
Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles
27-16

damontucker
September 30th, 2006, 08:44 AM
good call on that chicago game TK...

I was going to switch it to... but it's my beloved Seahawks.... and now that if I did... I would have the exact same posts as you!:o
So I guess I keep my Seahawks and pray for the best

Surfingfarmboy
September 30th, 2006, 10:27 AM
Surfingfarmboy's picks for Week 4 of HawaiiThreads NFL Pick'em:

Indianapolis Colts (Peyton Manning goes for 2 wins in Big Apple this year)

Carolina Panthers
Minnesota Vikings
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens

Miami Dolphins (It's funny how the football schedule worked out this week for the cities of Miami and Houston, as the Houston Cougars are visiting the 'Canes in Miami in D1A football this weekend as well.)

Kansas City Chiefs
Dallas Cowboys
St. Louis Rams
Jacksonville Jaguars

Oakland Raiders (This might be the Raiders best chance at a victory in '06)

Cincinnati Bengals (Johnson, Henry, and Houshmanzadeh too much for NE secondary to handle)

Chicago Bears (Grossman may have finally arrived)

Philadelphia Eagles 31-20

oceanpacific
September 30th, 2006, 02:03 PM
After last week's disaster (8-6), here are my WINNERS for week 4:

INDIANAPOLIS vs. New York Jets
New Orleans vs. CAROLINA
MINNESOTA vs. Buffalo
Arizona vs. ATLANTA
San Diego vs. BALTIMORE
MIAMI vs. Houston
San Francisco vs. KANSAS CITY
DALLAS vs. Tennessee
Detroit vs. ST.LOUIS
JACKSONVILLE vs. Washington
Cleveland vs. OAKLAND
New England vs. CINCINNATI
SEATTLE vs.Chicago

PHILADELPHIA 35, Green Bay 20

damontucker
September 30th, 2006, 02:23 PM
Indianapolis Colts at NY Jets
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers (changed to have some sort of variable here on HT... well see if it works:confused: )
Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills
Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons the lelie factor
San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans
San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs
Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans
Detroit Lions at St. Louis Rams
Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins
Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders Raiders get their first win
New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals
Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears I hate to pick against my Hawks... but I got to seperate myself from the rest of the pack! Allow Seattle to adjust without Alexander and they p/u up their only loss of the season. (It will be close though and I'll be stoked if they win besides here)

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick Winner and Predict Score!
Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles 28-21

scrivener
September 30th, 2006, 07:57 PM
Indianapolis Colts at NY Jets
Jets on a roll, but Colts on a better roll.

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
I'm not a believer.

Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills
Bills could be this year's surprise team.

Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons
Falcons embarrassed last week; look for huge rebound this week.

San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens
Tough game to call; I usually take the better running back, but in this case I'm going with the better D against inexperienced QB.

Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans
I don't think the Texans are as bad as they've been, but I really like the Culpepper-led 'Phins!

San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs
Oh, I'm so tempted to take the niners here. I'm going with LJ at home.

Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans
I can't figure out the Titans OR the Cowboys.

Detroit Lions at St. Louis Rams
Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins
Toughest game to call this week.

Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders
Besides this one!

New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals
Bengals on a roll and tough to beat at home. I love this team.

Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick Winner and Predict Score!
Green Bay Packers 24 at Philadelphia Eagles 35

I'm not feeling too confident about these!

scrivener
September 30th, 2006, 10:54 PM
For fun: I'm using MS Excel's random-number generator to have the computer randomly pick winners in the pick'em game. It's an experiment to see how well random picks would do against the rest of us. Here are the random picks for this week:

Indianapolis
NewOrleans
Minnesota
Atlanta
SanDiego
Houston
KansasCity
Dallas
Detroit
Washington
Oakland
NewEngland
Chicago
Philadelphia

I'm thinking of playing with the formula; using the percentage of home teams that have won so far, I could weight the picks accordingly so that Excel is more likely to pick a home team by the same factor. For example, if the home team has won in 71% of the game, I could make Excel likely to pick the home team 71% of the time. This week, though, it's a straight 50-50 random pick. I'll post the random picks results with the rest of our results.

SusieMisajon
October 1st, 2006, 12:35 AM
I no get it...can somebody please tell a dumb girl (yes, blonde) how to play this game? I only see a list of teams...are we supposed to guess who is gonna play who?

(does the 'whom' go to the first who or to the second one? I know there's a whom in there somewhere)

scrivener
October 1st, 2006, 02:47 AM
Here are the Week 4 match-ups. Please post your picks before 6:00 in the morning Sunday.
Hi Susie. The post I'm quoting here has this week's scheduled NFL games. You post which teams you think will win. It's explained a little bit more in this thread's first post. If you'd like to participate (and it would be cool if you would), please submit your predictions by 6:00 in the morning (our time).

SusieMisajon
October 1st, 2006, 02:52 AM
Okay, then...I vote for all the teams that are playing on their home turf...that's okay, isn't it? I figure teams are better on their own ground, and when they've not been traveling.

damontucker
October 1st, 2006, 10:07 AM
I'm not feeling too confident about these!
nice morning pics scriv!


Surfingfarmboy's picks for Week 4 of HawaiiThreads NFL Pick'em:
nice morning pics Surfing farmboy

May I call it for you Scriv -

I think you got this weeks win in the bag already... just from my computations...
and we haven't even gotten to half time of the 2nd half yet...!

congrats:)


First Draft of the week... I think there will be some adjustments as Now I see I've picked all home teams except for the Monday night game ;) and the Dallas game
I should have kept my first instincts! Would have been 7-1 in the morning!

Mark these words.... I won't have another terrible pickem week like this again!


Okay, then...I vote for all the teams that are playing on their home turf...that's okay, isn't it? I figure teams are better on their own ground, and when they've not been traveling.
Nice pics Susie... You beat me!

Now I'm really hurting!

nachodaddy
October 1st, 2006, 02:54 PM
Scriv;

Can you throw us an update???

If you chose not to, based on "jinxing" any close races, I can understand.

Jus' curious that's all.

scrivener
October 1st, 2006, 04:32 PM
Your wish is my...whatever. Here's an update (http://nfl2006.mitchellkdwyer.net) with time left in the late Sunday game. I'm calling it for Chicago already. The next update will be tomorrow night after the Monday game.

If you do check the results, please check to make sure that your score is accurate; as manoa proved last week, the officiator is fallible.

Note to susiemisajon: It looks like it might come down to you and me in the tie-break. We both picked Philadelphia to win, but you didn't predict a score (as is clearly explained in the two posts I asked you to look at). Please post a prediction for Monday night's score, so we can fairly determine a winner, if it comes down to it.

damontucker
October 1st, 2006, 04:45 PM
Scriv the link doesn't take us to any updates....

and susie... I'm impressed... well not really being your methodology.

scrivener
October 1st, 2006, 04:49 PM
Are you sure? The link works fine for me.

nachodaddy
October 1st, 2006, 04:50 PM
Thank You for the update Scriv.

Now, just a CLOSE game on Monday............

damontucker
October 1st, 2006, 04:54 PM
I had to update my browser... was stuck on week 3...working now...
and congrats on your pick...

I hope the lady from france wins for some reason! I think she was betting on Soccer! Doh!

Its pretty sad the random picker got more than most of us!

nachodaddy
October 1st, 2006, 06:46 PM
Scriv;

You might want to take a look at your KC/SF result.

SusieMisajon
October 1st, 2006, 07:21 PM
Can you throw us an update???
What's an 'update'? Das not wen you tell me how I'm doin'? An Now I find out dat you want one score, too!

Maybe I should jess watch for a while, til I 'get' it?


Note to susiemisajon: It looks like it might come down to you and me in the tie-break. We both picked Philadelphia to win, but you didn't predict a score (as is clearly explained in the two posts I asked you to look at). Please post a prediction for Monday night's score, so we can fairly determine a winner, if it comes down to it.

Score? forty two to fifty three...hike!

1stwahine
October 1st, 2006, 07:33 PM
Score? forty two to fifty three...hike!

Is this foa real? Between Scriv and Susie?:p

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Too Funny!

gO Susie!!!!!! I love ya Scriv but Suzie is a Woman in a Men's Sport Thread!:D

Jumps up and down waving poms poms!

Auntie Lynn

scrivener
October 1st, 2006, 07:55 PM
I have got to get my act together. I ran a spellcheck on the whole thing and of course that didn't trip it. As nachodaddy points out, for the second week in a row there's a problem with the results as first posted. I typed "Kansas City" in my picks, and Excel didn't match that with "KansasCity," which is how it was typed in the "winner" column.

Sadly for those of you rooting for the newcomer to win it, this means that I've locked up the week, and Susie will cross the line in an admirable second place. Unless we find other errors!

1stwahine
October 1st, 2006, 08:01 PM
Sadly for those of you rooting for the newcomer to win it, this means that I've locked up the week, and Susie will cross the line in an admirable second place. Unless we find other errors!

You lose by default ~ you messed up. Give it to Suzie!!!!:p

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Auntie Lynn

damontucker
October 1st, 2006, 09:58 PM
May I call it for you Scriv -

I think you got this weeks win in the bag already... just from my computations...
and we haven't even gotten to half time of the 2nd half yet...!


I called it during the morning recess...guess you never saw it.


Sadly for those of you rooting for the newcomer to win it, this means that I've locked up the week, and Susie will cross the line in an admirable second place. Unless we find other errors!

very admirable


congrats scriv and susie for busting out your french pickem parrot!

SusieMisajon
October 2nd, 2006, 01:52 AM
So, now I gotta pick a score for the next game?

64-32...hike!

SusieMisajon
October 2nd, 2006, 01:53 AM
What's an 'update'? Das not wen you tell me how I'm doin'? An Now I find out dat you want one score, too!

Maybe I should jess watch for a while, til I 'get' it?



Score? forty two to fifty three...hike!

This was the score for the first game? Does that look about right? How close did I get?

scrivener
October 2nd, 2006, 06:06 AM
Susie:
You're picking winners of football games. This week, there were 14 games scheduled. 13 of them were played Sunday. 1 will be played Monday. The Monday game is our weekly tie-breaker, which is why I ask participants to predict the score -- in the event of a tie between participants, whoever predicts most accurately the final score of the Monday game will be declared the winner.

So I have you down for 53-42 Philadelphia for Monday's game. You don't have to predict another score.

In this case, however, it doesn't matter, because there won't be a tie. At first it seemed you and I were tied going into Monday's game, but there was a typo on my predictions and I wasn't given credit for a correct pick. I've fixed the typo, and as you can see by checking out the spreadsheet (http://nfl2006.mitchellkdwyer.net/week4alpha.html), you correctly picked 9 winners while I picked 10. Since we both picked Philadelphia to win Monday, we can no longer finish in a tie.

Let me know if you have any more questions, or if any part of what I just explained is unclear. Thanks for playing! You did very well for a first-timer!

SusieMisajon
October 2nd, 2006, 06:20 AM
Please remind me how football is scored. It's been a long time since Waialua Bulldog days.

damontucker
October 2nd, 2006, 08:32 AM
Please remind me how football is scored. It's been a long time since Waialua Bulldog days.
Take your age... Divide it by 1/2 for one score.
Take your age... Divide it by 1/3 for the other score.

That is how football is scored;)

timkona
October 2nd, 2006, 08:36 AM
Scriv gonna pull into the lead, while OP & TK stay tied for 3rd, catchin Manoa by one. We all got Philly tonight. So no matter. Good race !

damontucker
October 2nd, 2006, 05:18 PM
Hey Nacho.... what ... feeling ill?:p

scrivener
October 2nd, 2006, 05:52 PM
Here are the results for Week 4 in the HT NFL Pick'em!
As has been discussed already, I take first, just barely beating first-time entrant SusieMisajon. That was close. Thanks to nachodaddy for pointing out my spelling error; I'd like to believe I'd have found that myself, but I'm not sure. This gives me one weekly win, to put me in a tie with pzarquon, manoasurfer123, and nachodaddy for first place in the weekly wins part of the game.

11 scrivener
10 susie misajon
9 surfingfarmboy
9 random picks
8 timkona
8 oceanpacific
8 marco
8 mike lowery
7 manoa
7 pzarquon
7 nachodaddy
4 palama kid
1 blueyecicle
1 lavagal
0 extrascoop

In the cumulative game, my 11 puts me in first place with manoasurfer123 just one game behind. Here are the cumulative standings:

43 scrivener
42 manoa
39 timkona
39 oceanpacific
38 nachodaddy
37 pzarquon
30 palama kid
26 surfingfarmboy
21 extrascoop
16 marco
10 susie misajon
9 random picks
8 mike lowery
4 lavagal
2 blueyecicle

As always, you can get a detailed look here (http://nfl2006.mitchellkdwyer.net).

Thanks for playing, everyone! We're just about 25% through the season!
New matchups, next post!

scrivener
October 2nd, 2006, 06:16 PM
HT NFL Pick'em! Here are this week's matchups.

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
Washington Redskins at NY Giants
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers
Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears
St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts
NY Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars
Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers
Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers

Monday Night tie-breaker: Pick winner and predict score!
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos

byes: Atlanta, Cincinnati, Seattle, Houston

If you haven't jumped in, keep in mind that the first-place participants only have one win each -- this means you could jump in now and with good picks take a tie for first place right away!

Please submit your picks by 6:00 Sunday morning!

Palama Kid
October 3rd, 2006, 06:12 AM
Okay, enough's enough. I'll HAVE to oh, so sensitively tweak my methodology. This action necessary, of course, after that French lady did so well. So, here goes . . .


Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots This is a no-brainer
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints I learned after that last game in the sold-out Dome; TB's so-so defense keeps this close
Washington Redskins at NY Giants Portis & Moss (no, not Randy) won't be good enough this week
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings Detroit disappoints me . . . agin. Stays winless.
Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers Carolina won't collapse like pitiful Oakland
Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears Chicago offensive impact growing
St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers I may rue this pick if SL's Jackson succeeds in keeping Favre off field
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts Another no-brainer
NY Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars JJ's defense cannot fail again, it says here
Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers Oh, puhleeze . . . don't even think of Oakland
Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals KC looked TOO good last week at home; no repeat, away. Warner out, Leinart in. All good.
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles Dallas won't score 45 this week; close, but P wins
Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers Roethlisberger still ding-y . . . not good news for Pitt

Monday Night tie-breaker:
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos 17 -13 Denver can play defensive game, too

Marco
October 3rd, 2006, 06:25 AM
My picks bolded:
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
Washington Redskins at NY Giants
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers
Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears
St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts
NY Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars
Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers
Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers

Monday Night tie-breaker: Pick winner and predict score!
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos
17-7 Denver

pzarquon
October 3rd, 2006, 06:32 AM
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
Washington Redskins at NY Giants
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers
Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears
St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts
NY Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars
Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers
Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers

Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos 27-13

damontucker
October 3rd, 2006, 10:01 PM
I'm "LOST" after this past weekend... I'm waiting for the "French Lady" to post her pics since she seems to have some hidden "LOST" knowledge!

I guess HT doesn't give a foul about the baseball going on?

nfl4evah
October 3rd, 2006, 11:19 PM
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
Washington Redskins at NY Giants
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers
Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears
St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts
NY Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars
Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers
Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers

Monday Night tie-breaker:
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos, score: 24-6

oceanpacific
October 5th, 2006, 10:27 AM
Miami vs. NEW ENGLAND
Tampa Bay vs. NEW ORLEANS
Washington vs. NEW YORK GIANTS
Detroit vs. MINNESOTA
Cleveland vs. CAROLINA
Buffalo vs. CHICAGO
ST. LOUIS vs. Green Bay
Tennessee vs. INDIANAPOLIS
New York Jets vs. JACKSONVILLE
Oakland vs. SAN FRANCISCO
KANSAS CITY vs. Arizona
DALLAS vs. Philadelphia
Pittsburgh vs. SAN DIEGO

DENVER 27, Baltimore 17

damontucker
October 5th, 2006, 09:29 PM
so it seems obvious that those that follow HT's NFL pickems.... Nacho is waiting for me to post so that he can look at my pics.. what ever happened to the gentlemen thing of posting by the week bi-weekly?
Why has it been that Every week I have posted before him.... and still won... post your picks nacho.... wassup... show some gaem!:p

Scriv.... where your pics.... seems a bit unfair your the host and not posting until you see everyones pics;)

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
Washington Redskins at NY Giants
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers
Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears
St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts
NY Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars
Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers
Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers

Monday Night tie-breaker: Pick winner and predict score!
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos
Ravens 24-17

Expect the usual manoa change:eek:

scrivener
October 5th, 2006, 10:33 PM
Scriv.... where your pics.... seems a bit unfair your the host and not posting until you see everyones pics
Believe me; even if I bothered to read everyone's picks, they would not influence my own. The reason I have waited until later to make my picks is just that I don't have much time to think about football until the weekends. Some of us barely get a breather during our work days and then have to go home and do more work.

MadAzza
October 5th, 2006, 10:45 PM
Some of us barely get a breather during our work days and then have to go home and do more work.

Ooh, that's gonna leave a mark! :D

Surfingfarmboy
October 5th, 2006, 11:52 PM
I'm with Scriv on this one...like I mentioned in a previous post to this thread, I do not look at the picks of others. It's strictly a random event should I replicate another players pick for pick; it is not something done intentionally.

With only 14 to 16 games to pick per week, there is bound to be pick replication among players. So many of the games of a given week are games in which there are overwhelming favorites. For example, let's say that the current Houston Texans are visiting the current New England Patriots on a Sunday Night game...the Texans would be huge underdogs in this game. I am not going to pick Houston to win the game just to be different and assuage the feelings of somebody who thinks I'm intentionally replicating their picks. I'm picking the Pats to win it, even if every other player who has made his/her picks known prior to mine, has also picked the Pats to win. Yeah, it's just a game, but if one is going to play a game, one may as well play it to win it.

The one "problem" I see with this game as it stands now is that players are picking straight-up wins and losses. There is no "line" incorporated into the game. There is no incentive to pick an underdog. As such, most players are going to pick (logically so) the obvious favorites and not stick their necks out and pick a underdog in hope of an upset.

I think if players were to be awarded a win point only if they satisfied "covering the spread", id est, "The Line", whatever official line were to be used, be it one published in the Advertiser or Star-Bulletin, we'd see a whole lot more diversity in our overall picks.

nachodaddy
October 6th, 2006, 04:55 AM
so it seems obvious that those that follow HT's NFL pickems.... Nacho is waiting for me to post so that he can look at my pics.. what ever happened to the gentlemen thing of posting by the week bi-weekly?
Why has it been that Every week I have posted before him.... and still won... post your picks nacho.... wassup... show some gaem!:p


Manoa. Manoa, Manoa............

Sorry to burst your delusional bubble but there is a valid reason that I am posting after you.

I am asking you to recall the T & Cs of our little venture. Here is one you obviously have forgotten about. Who ever is leading the cumulative was obligated to post first. Why did we put that rule in? So the winner , who was ahead, could not parrot the loser's bet, making the week a "zero sum" game (not allowing the loser to catch up on the cumulative).

It was simply coincidence that my last week's bet was the same as yours. I should have thought about it more cuz it is not in my best interest to parrot your picks as there is no way for me to catch up. Long week, long hours, I don't have a 9-5 job like you. BUT, by virtue of the T & C above, you broke the rule by changing your picks after I posted mine. I did not call you on it but you broke the rule, straight up and if you change your picks after I post mine for this week I will rule this week null and void with respect to our side bets.

I suspect (and hope) that your present employment does not involve policy and procedure cuz if it does, I weep for the future of the keiki of Hawaii. You are simply not very good at it. I love you like the mentally challenged little brother I never had but sometimes your lack of listening and comprehension skills can be tiring.

Ryan will leave this up for a while cuz you really should have PM'd me concerning this matter. I would have been glad to explain it to ya but since you chose this format to convey your displeasure, I am obligated as well to calibrate you. Publically.

Next time you call me out publically, please have your ducks in a row. It turns out to be better game in the long run. :p back atcha.

Now, the drama is over, move along, nothing else to see here, move along......

pzarquon
October 6th, 2006, 05:36 AM
You know what? I don't even have to see Manoa's posts to know that he just can't participate in anything without sucking all the joy and fun out of it.

Scriv, you're right, it's a lot of work to run this -- find picks among all the nitpicking, track picks and changes weekly, post interim (instead of updates) to satisfy the obsessive, maintaining your data and your great special site for this game. It's amazing. It's somewhat intimidating. And I really appreciate it.

But I don't think I want to make any more work for you, so there won't be any more picks from me. It's not a reflection on you, certainly, and I'm certainly going to check in on how the game is going and root for almost everyone. I'm constantly awed and humbled by your community-minded and creative nature in coming up with fun ideas, but the ridiculousness of another player has ruined this for me.

nachodaddy
October 6th, 2006, 08:06 AM
back to regularly scheduled programming...........all picks were made independently of other HT member's picks

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
Washington Redskins at NY Giants
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers
Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears
St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts
NY Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars
Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers
Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers

Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos 21-12

Leo Lakio
October 6th, 2006, 08:23 AM
I guess HT doesn't give a foul about the baseball going on?Well...not in an NFL thread, at least.:p

oceanpacific
October 6th, 2006, 09:16 AM
Hey, I thought this contest was all in fun, with the weekly and overall "winners" determined in that spirit. As previously pointed out, this is just a "pick the winner" straight-up without regard to any "point-spreads."

Some people have apparently gotten too serious about this. :(

damontucker
October 6th, 2006, 09:21 AM
Hey, I thought this contest was all in fun, with the weekly and overall "winners" determined in that spirit. As previously pointed out, this is just a "pick the winner" straight-up without regard to any "point-spreads."

Some people have apparently gotten too serious about this. :(
It's all about fun to me too...

I wish people wouldn't get too serious also... but that's just the nature of things...I wish people would lighten up at times all across HT... Oh wells...

If PZ chooses not to compete... I guess that gives us all one more chance of winning... However, I wish he would.

This is just a game... something that should be played in good spirits.
I'm just ribbing Nacho... sorry to get everyone else involved in what should have been a PM to Nacho... since we have our own side "game" going on with this.

scrivener
October 6th, 2006, 07:10 PM
Scriv, you're right, it's a lot of work to run this -- find picks among all the nitpicking, track picks and changes weekly, post interim (instead of updates) to satisfy the obsessive, maintaining your data and your great special site for this game. It's amazing. It's somewhat intimidating. And I really appreciate it.
In all honesty, it's not that bad. It's a pretty straightforwardly administered game, and only requires my management on weekends, so that's pretty nice. Additionally, it gives me something to think about when I'm trying not to think about work, graduate school, my devastated love-life, my financial worries, and my physical health.

As always, I considered this a chance to multitask: have fun talking some football, get as familiar as possible with iWeb, and revisit my mad Excel skillz. I'm not doing much, in all honesty. Do you know that on game day, all I do is put in the names of the winning teams and almost everything else updates itself? That's cool! I love watching all the columns' values change with just the press of one return key, not to mention the actual formatting of the cells! You gotta love conditional formatting! I just wish I could figure out conditional sorting, if it exists.


But I don't think I want to make any more work for you, so there won't be any more picks from me. It's not a reflection on you, certainly, and I'm certainly going to check in on how the game is going and root for almost everyone. I'm constantly awed and humbled by your community-minded and creative nature in coming up with fun ideas, but the ridiculousness of another player has ruined this for me.
Okay, two things here: Your not participating is not going to make much less work for me, and in fact it makes this less fun for me. You keep using that word community, and community is exercised only by participation. I would have been happy running this game just for me and manoa (as I say in the initial post), but I'm even happier running it for all the people who've chimed in with predictions and who continue to goad each other and encourage each other. I don't much enjoy talking politics with some of the people who've participated in this game, but I sure as heck enjoy talking some football with them.

Sure, manoa can get irritating in this thread, especially if you're not really into football that much, but you've got him on ignore, you're in contention to win this thing, and I like having you in it. So reconsider, willya?

Oh. I said "two things here," didn't I? Well, now I'm kinda hesitant to say this, but what the heck. It's really manoa's game. He asked me to set it up and to administer it, and after thinking about it some, I decided it would be fun. I've looked at it as something of a partnership from the beginning, so maybe my tolerance is a bit higher than it otherwise might be. It's only football (not whether or not people should vote), and I guess I feel a certain commitment to the partnership. So I'm in no matter what. Keep me company.

scrivener
October 6th, 2006, 07:45 PM
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
Washington Redskins at NY Giants
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers
Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears
St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts
NY Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars
Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers
Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers

Monday Night tie-breaker: Pick winner and predict score!
Baltimore Ravens 17 at Denver Broncos 7

scrivener
October 6th, 2006, 08:08 PM
As threatened, I decided to add a "home-field advantage" factor to the random-pick generator. For those of you interested, I use the random number function to generate a number between 1 and 100 (inclusive) for each game. If teams have an equal chance to win, I tell Excel to take the visiting team if the number is between 1 and 50 inclusive, or the home team if the number is between 51 and 100 inclusive.

However, that wasn't enough for me. I wanted to give extra weight to the home team for whatever the season's home-field advantage is. Unfortunately, believe it or not, the home team has won only 47% of games this season so far! Still, the numbers don't lie, so rather than 1-50 resulting in a visiting-team pick, I set it at 1-53. Thus, the home-team is selected if the random number is between 54 and 100 inclusive, giving the visiting team a 53-47 advantage over the home team.

so in one column, I have:
=INT(RAND()*100)+1 to generate the random number, and

in the adjacent column, I have:
=IF(AD26<=53,B3,D3) where AD26 is the cell with the random number, B3 is the cell with the visiting team's name, and D3 is the cell with the home team's name. Of course, the column is filled down to determine predictions for each of the week's games.

With that in mind, here are the computer's picks this week:

Miami
TampaBay
Washington
Minnesota
Cleveland
Chicago
StLouis
Tennessee
NYJets
Oakland
KansasCity
Dallas
Pittsburgh
Denver

I hate small sample sizes. That's 11 visiting teams out of 14 games! I may have to simulate a 1000-game week just to see what the randomizer looks like.

scrivener
October 6th, 2006, 09:57 PM
I think if players were to be awarded a win point only if they satisfied "covering the spread", id est, "The Line", whatever official line were to be used, be it one published in the Advertiser or Star-Bulletin, we'd see a whole lot more diversity in our overall picks.
This is true, but this game does have its advantages. First, it's just simpler and therefore encourages participation by more people. Second, sure, everyone's going to pick New England to beat most teams, but there's something to being able to pick the winner of teams more evenly matched. What I like about this arrangement is that ANYone can win any given week, but over the course of the season, the more knowledgable participants are more likely to win.

Besides: Line-betting is set up mostly to get equal numbers of bets on each side. That's boring. It basically means, I believe, that over the course of a season, averages will be pretty close to 50%. That's boring!

Surfingfarmboy
October 7th, 2006, 09:58 AM
My picks for Week #5:

New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints
NY Giants
Minnesota Vikings
Cleveland Browns
Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers
Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars
San Francisco 49ers
Kansas City Chiefs
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers

Monday Night Tie-breaker:
Denver Broncos 24-18

damontucker
October 7th, 2006, 03:03 PM
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
Washington Redskins at NY Giants
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers
Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears
St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts
NY Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars
Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers
Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers

Monday Night tie-breaker: Pick winner and predict score!
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos
Ravens 24-17
(This is my week:cool: )

nachodaddy
October 8th, 2006, 06:20 AM
NFL Week 5 Local TV Schedule

Here is what I got

St. Louis at Green Bay
Buffalo at Chicago

Dallas at Philadelphia

plus the non regional stuff.

Anybody have anything different???

Surfingfarmboy
October 8th, 2006, 06:56 AM
Here in the Boston-Providence metro area, we get the following NFL games:

Miami at New England, 7AM HST on CBS

Dallas at Philadelphia 10:15AM HST on Fox
Boston, due to the fact the Pats game is/was a home game, will not get another game on CBS at 10:15 AM HST. Providence, on the other hand, will get another CBS game...unfortunately, I can't find what game that will be.

And of course, the Sunday night Pittsburgh at San Diego game, live. Are the Sunday Night games on NBC televised live in Hawaii or are they tape-delayed like the old MNF games on ABC were?

timkona
October 8th, 2006, 07:39 AM
My picks are late. But I don't care how Scriv scores me. Here they are anyway. I have not turned on the TV yet this morning.


Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
Washington Redskins at NY Giants
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers
Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears
St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts
NY Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars
Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers
Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers

Monday Night tie-breaker: Pick winner and predict score!
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos

17-9

nachodaddy
October 8th, 2006, 07:50 AM
For what it is worth, I believe you Tim. Every man has a price. You would not compromise your integrity over a game played over the internet.

That much I do know about you.......

damontucker
October 8th, 2006, 08:00 AM
My picks are late. But I don't care how Scriv scores me. Here they are anyway. I have not turned on the TV yet this morning.


I'll accept them...but it's not my call...and if it goes down to the Monday Night Tie Breaker... I say you get penalized 15 yards for not making them in on time...but once again... I'm not the admin of this game.

Besides... you picked Oakland and that's a bet from the heart and not a bet from the brain:p

Were only getting the Wash. vs. NY Giant game.... in the morning :(
Dallas vs. Philly and NY Jets vs. Jacksonville in the afternoon

nachodaddy
October 8th, 2006, 08:34 AM
Hey Manoa;

Scroll up a couple of posts to your surfing buddy's question. I am pretty sure you can answer it.

I am not too interested in the morning games so I have been bringing wood in the house all morning. Gonna fire up the woodstove, it is getting cold!!!!

damontucker
October 8th, 2006, 08:42 AM
Are the Sunday Night games on NBC televised live in Hawaii or are they tape-delayed like the old MNF games on ABC were?

They have been live so far... Kind of nice to be able watch football all day...

7:00 games... 10:00 games... then the evening games which begin live Hawaii time.

Even Monday is now live because of ESPN

how in the heck did scriv call the detroit game?:eek:

update.... Nevermind

I love it 8 - 0 in the morning games;)

Philly w/ a 100 yard TD interception Return
To seal Manoas Morning and Afternoon Perfection:p

two more games to go!

scrivener
October 8th, 2006, 05:29 PM
With a minute to go, I'm calling the late game for San Diego. I had a dismal week!

The week's winner will come down to the Monday Night game. If Baltimore beats Denver, manoasurfer123 will take it with an amazing 14 correct and 0 wrong. If Denver beats Baltimore, oceanpacific will tie manoa with 13, taking the tie-breaker and winning week 5.

My brain is kinda fried today, so no interim report other than this. I'll post final results after Monday's game.

damontucker
October 8th, 2006, 06:57 PM
Scriv...

Any chance we can get an updated URL of the spreadsheet.

thanks...

Go Ravens!

"May the best picker win" OP tomorrow night.... solid your picks!"

scrivener
October 8th, 2006, 10:54 PM
To repeat:

My brain is kinda fried today, so no interim report other than this. I'll post final results after Monday's game.

damontucker
October 9th, 2006, 05:25 PM
OP -

Congradulations Brah! Nice Pics this week!

If it wasn't for tonights game... I would have been perfect:(

I've never had a perfect week yet... Doubt I will even get this close again!

oceanpacific
October 9th, 2006, 05:30 PM
OP -

Congradulations Brah! Nice Pics this week!

If it wasn't for tonights game... I would have been perfect:(

I've never had a perfect week yet... Doubt I will even get this close again!


I got lucky this week. Several close wins (INDY, KC, NO) which could have gone the other way. It's the PENTHOUSE this week after two weeks in the OUTHOUSE.

Congrats to you, too. 13-1 is outstanding. And, you have the overall lead.

damontucker
October 9th, 2006, 07:19 PM
Don't call it luck... heck... this was a tough week to call!!!
Your picks have remained consistently solid...! you flipping the same quarter as me?

scrivener
October 9th, 2006, 08:33 PM
Yes, oceanpacific pulls out the win with Denver's victory over Baltimore on Monday night! Both oceanpacific and manoasurfer123 had a SICK 13 correct of 14 picks!

This puts oceanpacific in 2nd in the cumulative game, three games behind manoa. Scrivener hangs onto 3rd with nachodaddy and timkona right behind.

Here are the Week 5 totals:
13 oceanpacific (winner by tie-break)
13 manoa
12 palama kid
12 nachodaddy
12 nfl4evah
11 surfingfarmboy
11 marco
10 timkona
8 scrivener
8 pzarquon
5 random picks
1 lavagal
0 blueyecicle

In the cumulative game, after 5 weeks:
55 manoa
52 oceanpacific
51 scrivener
50 nachodaddy
49 timkona
45 pzarquon
42 palama kid
37 surfingfarmboy
27 marco
21 extrascoop
14 random picks
12 nfl4evah
10 susie misajon
8 mike lowery
5 lavagal
2 blueyecicle

Thanks for playing, everybody! As always details can be found here (http://nfl2006.mitchellkdwyer.net)!

New matchups, next post!

scrivener
October 9th, 2006, 08:48 PM
Here are this week's matchups! Please post your selections by 6:00 a.m. Sunday!

Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions
Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens
NYGiants at Atlanta Falcons
Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys
Tennessee Titans at Washington Redskins
Cincinnati Bengals at TampaBay Buccaneers
Philadelphia Eagles at NewOrleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks at StLouis Rams
Miami Dolphins at NYJets
KansasCity Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers
SanDiego Chargers at SanFrancisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick winner and predict score!
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

nfl4evah
October 9th, 2006, 09:20 PM
Tough crowd here. Let's see if I can't come out on top for week 6. Here are my picks:

Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions
Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens
NYGiants at Atlanta Falcons
Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys
Tennessee Titans at Washington Redskins
Cincinnati Bengals at TampaBay Buccaneers
Philadelphia Eagles at NewOrleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks at StLouis Rams
Miami Dolphins at NYJets
KansasCity Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers
SanDiego Chargers at SanFrancisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick winner and predict score!
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
Score: 17-10

Palama Kid
October 9th, 2006, 09:58 PM
Gotta do better this week. Maybe this will be my perfect week. I feel sumpin.

Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions This looks pretty good to me
Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens Jamal / Air / Lewis too good
NYGiants at Atlanta Falcons I pick Vick over Eli
Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys The 'Boys can't lose this one; not at home
Tennessee Titans at Washington Redskins TT bad team
Cincinnati Bengals at TampaBay Buccaneers Better showing for TB
Philadelphia Eagles at NewOrleans Saints This will prove NO for real
Seattle Seahawks at StLouis Rams Seahawks better team, but you gotta pick some weirdo games
Miami Dolphins at NYJets So far, M has been most disappointing
KansasCity Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers Pitt looking for blood this week
SanDiego Chargers at SanFrancisco 49ers Heart over mind
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos C'mon !!! 0-16 coming up?

Monday Night Tie-Breaker:
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings 19-5 Vikings stiffen up & stop vaunted (?) Bears' offense

damontucker
October 9th, 2006, 10:36 PM
Oh....this is it...no more side bets.....we are done.
Thanks for the your signature for the last few weeks... Nacho is a man of his words.

Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions
Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens
NYGiants at Atlanta Falcons
Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys
Tennessee Titans at Washington Redskins
Cincinnati Bengals at TampaBay Buccaneers
Philadelphia Eagles at NewOrleans Saints (I will call this one later in the week)
Seattle Seahawks at StLouis Rams
Miami Dolphins at NYJets
KansasCity Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers
SanDiego Chargers at SanFrancisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick winner and predict score!
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
28 - 10

Marco
October 10th, 2006, 10:16 AM
Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions
Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens
NYGiants at Atlanta Falcons
Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys
Tennessee Titans at Washington Redskins
Cincinnati Bengals at TampaBay Buccaneers
Philadelphia Eagles at NewOrleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks at StLouis Rams
Miami Dolphins at NYJets
KansasCity Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers
SanDiego Chargers at SanFrancisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

SilverSurfer73
October 10th, 2006, 07:54 PM
Here are this week's matchups! Please post your selections by 6:00 a.m. Sunday!

Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions
Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens
NYGiants at Atlanta Falcons
Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys
Tennessee Titans at Washington Redskins
Cincinnati Bengals at TampaBay Buccaneers
Philadelphia Eagles at NewOrleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks at StLouis Rams
Miami Dolphins at NYJets
KansasCity Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers
SanDiego Chargers at SanFrancisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick winner and predict score!
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings


Monday night score Tie Breaker: 28

GO Packers...bye week :o

damontucker
October 10th, 2006, 08:31 PM
Manoa has gone on record with Scrivener that he will be putting up a $25.00 gift certicate to the winner of this whole thing...(weekly challenges not overall victories)

Thus, being said... anyone that still joins still has a chance at a $25.00 Gift Certificate.

(I'm leaving it as a Gift Certifcate at this point because Mainland users might get a cashiers check if I can't find a retail outlet in their vacinity if they were to win)

damontucker
October 11th, 2006, 02:50 PM
Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions
Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens
NYGiants at Atlanta Falcons
Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys
Tennessee Titans at Washington Redskins
Cincinnati Bengals at TampaBay Buccaneers
Philadelphia Eagles at NewOrleans Saints Superdome Crowd
Seattle Seahawks at StLouis Rams
Miami Dolphins at NYJets
KansasCity Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers
SanDiego Chargers at SanFrancisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick winner and predict score!
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
28 - 10

nfl4evah
October 11th, 2006, 08:57 PM
Re the gift certificate, that's so very generous, but if I win I won't accept it. I'd feel funny accepting a gift for something I enjoy doing. So saying that, Houston better win! :rolleyes:

timkona
October 12th, 2006, 09:04 PM
WAIT A MINUTE !!! WAAAAIIIIT AAAA MINNNUTE !!!

On Monday night, Chicago plays Arizona. Correct me if I'm wrong.

timkona
October 12th, 2006, 09:14 PM
Down by 5. Gotta start mixing it up a little and hope for some upsets.

Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions
Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens
NYGiants at Atlanta Falcons
Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys
Tennessee Titans at Washington Redskins
Cincinnati Bengals at TampaBay Buccaneers
Philadelphia Eagles at NewOrleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks at StLouis Rams
Miami Dolphins at NYJets
KansasCity Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers
SanDiego Chargers at SanFrancisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos

Monday Night Tie-Breaker: Pick winner and predict score!
Chicago Bears at Arizona Cardinals
31 - 16

damontucker
October 12th, 2006, 09:17 PM
TK good catch...

Please adjust mine to CHICAGO over AZ same score that I posted before...

Oh scriv-..... the headache this might cause:p

But good catch TK!

scrivener
October 12th, 2006, 10:56 PM
On Monday night, Chicago plays Arizona. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Crap. How the heck did that happen?

All right. Nobody panic. I'll PM anyone who already submitted picks and ask them to repost their Monday predictions. Gr. Thanks TK.