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ajsmom
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Default  Posted: 2:29 PM, August 28th (Thursday)

Howdy ho, all you fellow football connoisseurs. It’s time to lay down the rules and present the games for Week 1 of our S.I. Pigskin Picks Pool.

For those of you new to the pool and players needing a refresher (it has, after all, been a long summer), here’s the scoop on how we pull this together:

HOW WE PLAY

This will be a confidence pool – you simply need to pick the teams you feel confidently will win. If the team for each game you pick wins, you get a point; if the team you pick loses, you get nadda-nuttin’-zilch.

In the event of a tie between players in total games picked correctly for the week, the tie-breaker will be the Monday Night Football (MNF) game where you will need to guess the total of the final score. The tied player closest to the final MNF score without going over will be that week’s winner. In case of a tie within a tie with the MNF score, we’ll have one of MH and DS’s fur babies point to a user name onscreen to determine the ultimate winner. (Bribery doggie treats may be sent to the address via the “Donations” link).

There are two exceptions for the MNF games in terms of the tie-breaker: On Week 1, there are two MNF games being played, so the tie-breaking game will be the last game being played – San Diego at Arizona. MNF ends after Week 16, so on week 17, the tie-breaker for that game will be the last game played for the day (teams/times are TBA due to possible NFL flex scheduling).

The player with the most correct picks at the end of the regular season wins the illustrious title of “S.I. – Pigskin Picks Champion!” That’s it – just a title and accolades from your fellow players. No money, no autographed footballs, no Super Bowl tickets – just bragging rights. After the season, those players interested in continuing through the playoffs and onto the Super Bowl will be entered into another pool. Should you win that round, again, you win nothing – just another title. If you’re into titles, great. If you need cash, try your luck in the $1B March Madness Pool.

Updates with the winners and information on the next week's games will be posted each week on a new thread sometime on Tuesday (maybe Wednesday, depending on how happy or upset I am with how the Broncos have played).

PICK DEADLINES:

Your picks for the week will be due no later than Game Day at 11 a.m. CT. to include the Thursday night and Thanksgiving Day games. You may enter all your picks for the week then or just for the game being played on Thursday night or Turkey Day. Picks for the Sunday and MNF games will be due at 11 a.m. CT on Sunday morning. Don’t worry about remembering all of this as I’ll post pick deadlines each week. The season starts on Thursday, September 4th, when the Green Bay Packers take on the Seattle Seahawks (think end zone shenanigans.)

HOW TO POST PICKS:

Simply copy the games listed as below and then paste them into your reply thread. Then, it is INCREDIBLY helpful if you simply edit the information down to JUST the teams you are picking to win. I take the information you provide and copy/paste it into a mega-sized Excel spreadsheet which needs to have the order of the games match, so please refrain from using the bold or italic features as the less editing I have to do, the better. Next to the tie-breaker game (which will always be clearly noted), place your guess as to the total score of the game. To help you figure that out, research – *cough, cough*/earmuff the children/don’t Google this at work – the over/under for each game which can be freakishly accurate at times.

REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF – (BOLDED TO SHOW ITS IMPORTANCE):

In fairness to all players (and to help keep my sanity), it is each player’s responsibility to ensure that they have a team selected for each game and/or clearly indicate who their winning pick will be. If changes are made, they must be made by the deadline indicated for each week on your original posting OR THE PICK WILL NOT COUNT. The edited post time stamp will determine whether or not a pick is in on time. As I have in the past, I will do my best to “catch” picks that are not listed but in the end, it is up to each player to review the number of teams they have picked to ensure they match the total number of games being played in a given week.

Finally, we really want you to enjoy the next seventeen and change weeks, so sit back, have fun making your picks and let’s get ready for some genuine smack talking!

N.F.L. Games – Week 1

Thursday, September 4
7:30 PM CT

Pick is due by 11 AM CT, Thursday, September 4

Green Bay at Seattle

Sunday, September 7
NOON CT –

Picks for Sunday and MNF games are due by 11 AM CT, Sunday, September 7

New Orleans at Atlanta
Cincinnati at Baltimore
Buffalo at Chicago
Washington at Houston
Tennessee at Kansas City
New England at Miami
Oakland at N.Y. Jets
Jacksonville at Philadelphia
Cleveland at Pittsburgh
Minnesota at St. Louis

3:25 PM CT
San Francisco at Dallas
Carolina at Tampa Bay

7:30 PM CT
Indianapolis at Denver

Monday, September 8
6:10 PM

N.Y. Giants at Detroit

9:20PM CT
San Diego at Arizona - TIE-BREAKER GAME

Any questions? Please PM me.

Good luck everyone and have fun!

AJ’s MOM, a.k.a. “The Commish”


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"Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always." - Albert Schweitzer
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Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 2:47 PM, August 28th (Thursday)

Then, it is INCREDIBLY helpful if you simply edit the information down to JUST the teams you are picking to win

I think I had to be knocked upside the head several times before this sank in, so I just wanted to help reiterate on this go around.


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ajsmom
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Default  Posted: 4:57 PM, August 28th (Thursday)

I am SOOOOO freaking tired today!

So are you good to go or what?


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 5:04 PM, August 28th (Thursday)

Good to go, Commish! Off to set my reminders so I can pester Jrazz to turn in her picks on time.


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IrishLass518
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Default  Posted: 5:06 PM, August 28th (Thursday)

N.F.L. Games – Week 1

Thursday, September 4
7:30 PM CT

Seattle (Duh!!)

Sunday, September 7
NOON CT –


New Orleans
Baltimore
Chicago
Washington
Tennessee
New England
N.Y. Jets
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Minnesota

3:25 PM CT
San Francisco
Carolina

7:30 PM CT
Indianapolis

Monday, September 8
6:10 PM
N.Y. Giants

9:20PM CT
San Diego 41- TIE-BREAKER GAME

IrishLad has helped with my week one picks and he has been known to be right about this stuff more often than not.

[This message edited by IrishLass518 at 8:19 PM, September 2nd (Tuesday)]


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booger bear
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Default  Posted: 9:34 PM, August 28th (Thursday)

Nevermind ... i see all now ... an i fixed my Ravens mess up ... i blame the phone always

Thursday, September 4
7:30 PM CT

Seattle

Sunday, September 7

Atlanta
Baltimore
Chicago
Buffalo
Washington
Kansas City
New England
N.Y. Jets
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Minnesota

3:25 PM CT

San Francisco
Tampa Bay

7:30 PM CT

Indianapolis

Monday, September 8
6:10 PM

N.Y. Giants

9:20PM CT

San Diego - TIE-BREAKER GAME 27

[This message edited by booger bear at 6:54 PM, August 29th (Friday)]


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purplejacket4
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Default  Posted: 10:55 PM, August 28th (Thursday)

Thursday, September 4
7:30 PM

Seattle

Sunday, September 7
NOON CT –

New Orleans
Cincinnati
Chicago
Washington
Kansas City
New England
N.Y. Jets
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Minnesota

3:25 PM CT
San Francisco
Carolina

7:30 PM CT
Denver

Monday, September 8
6:10 PM
Detroit

9:20PM CT
Arizona - TIE-BREAKER GAME 42

As a born and raised Cowboy fan I'm predicting the worst season in 25 years.


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purplejacket4
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Default  Posted: 10:57 PM, August 28th (Thursday)

Booger bear I thought you were a KC fan but with you having the Ravens winning two games simultaneously I guess you bleed purple!

[This message edited by purplejacket4 at 10:57 PM, August 28th (Thursday)]


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Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 11:01 PM, August 28th (Thursday)

I may have gotten some input from my resident Foosball expert ( ), but I made the ultimate decisions. Indianapolis and Denver was tricky... I might come back and change that. Also, I hate putting Seattle up for anything but I'm trying to win here.

_______________________________________________

Seattle
New Orleans
Cincinnati
Chicago
Houston
Kansas City
New England
Oakland
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Minnesota
San Francisco
Carolina
Denver
N.Y. Giants
San Diego - 21

[This message edited by Jrazz at 11:02 PM, August 28th (Thursday)]


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 6:13 AM, August 29th (Friday)

Seattle

New Orleans
Baltimore
Chicago
Washington
Kansas City
New England
N.Y. Jets
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Minnesota
San Francisco
Carolina
Denver
N.Y. Giants
San Diego - 25


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Chria
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Default  Posted: 6:32 AM, August 29th (Friday)

Seattle


New Orleans
Cincinnati
Chicago
Houston
Kansas City
New England
N.Y. Jets
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Minnesota

San Francisco
Tampa Bay


Denver


Detroit


Arizona - TIE-BREAKER GAME (45)


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Default  Posted: 6:38 AM, August 29th (Friday)

Seattle
New Orleans
Cincinnati
Chicago
Houston
Kansas City
New England
N.Y. Jets
Jacksonville
Pittsburgh
Minnesota
San Francisco
Carolina
Indianapolis
Detroit
San Diego (48)


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scared&stronger
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Default  Posted: 5:47 PM, August 31st (Sunday)

Green Bay

New Orleans
Cincinnati
Buffalo
Houston
Kansas City
Miami
Oakland
Philadelphia
Pittsburg
Minnesota

3:25 PM CT
Dallas
Carolina

7:30 PM CT
Denver

Monday, September 8
6:10 PM
Detroit

9:20PM CT
Arizona - 20


WS 45
BS 43

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Manningup26
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Default  Posted: 5:48 PM, August 31st (Sunday)

Well, it's time for me to my record run!!!

Seattle

New Orleans
Cincinnati
Chicago
Houston
Kansas City
New England
Oakland
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Minnesota

Dallas
Carolina

Denver

Detroit

Arizona 24


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lingerdog
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Default  Posted: 11:17 AM, September 1st (Monday)


Seattle


New Orleans
Baltimore
Chicago
Washington
Kansas City
New England
N.Y. Jets
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
St. Louis

Dallas
Carolina

Denver

Detroit

San Diego 37


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sportsfan
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Default  Posted: 12:02 PM, September 2nd (Tuesday)

N.F.L. Games – Week 1

Thursday, September 4
Seattle

Sunday, September 7
New Orleans
Cincinnati
Chicago
Houston
Kansas City
New England
N.Y. Jets
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
St. Louis
Dallas
Carolina
Denver

Monday, September 8
Detroit
San Diego - 42 Points


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MadeOfScars
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Default  Posted: 1:11 PM, September 2nd (Tuesday)

Seattle

New Orleans
Cincinnati
Chicago
Houston
Kansas City
New England
N.Y. Jets
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
St. Louis


San Francisco
Carolina

Denver

Detroit

San Diego - 45


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kernel
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Default  Posted: 7:23 PM, September 2nd (Tuesday)

Green Bay
New Orleans
Baltimore
Chicago
Houston
Kansas City
New England
Oakland
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Minnesota
San Francisco
Carolina
Denver
Detroit

San Diego - 38 points TIE-BREAKER GAME

Thanks Commish!

[This message edited by kernel at 7:23 PM, September 2nd (Tuesday)]


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MissesJai
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Default  Posted: 11:44 PM, September 3rd (Wednesday)

Seattle
New Orleans
Cincinnati
Chicago
Houston
Kansas City
New England
N.Y. Jets
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Minnesota
San Francisco
Tampa Bay
Denver
Detroit
Arizona - 45

[This message edited by MissesJai at 9:51 AM, September 4th (Thursday)]


FWW - 41
Fawk you.....pay me!

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devasted30
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Default  Posted: 7:02 AM, September 4th (Thursday)

Seattle Seahawks
New Orleans Saints
Baltimore Ravens
Chicago Bears
Houston Texans
Kansas City Chiefs
Miami Dolphins
New York Jets
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburg Steelers
Minnesota Vikings
San Francisco 49's
Carolina Panthers
Denver Broncos
Detroit Lions
Tie Breaker. Arizona Cardinals 53

Good Luck Everyone!!!


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ajsmom
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Default  Posted: 8:14 AM, September 4th (Thursday)

Argh...my heart is screaming "Redemption!" and my brain is screaming "The 12th Man!!!"

Seattle

BBL with the rest.


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"Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always." - Albert Schweitzer
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WastedTime12
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Default  Posted: 8:55 AM, September 4th (Thursday)

Green Bay

Atlanta
Baltimore
Chicago
Washington
Tennessee
New England
Oakland
Jacksonville
Pittsburgh
Minnesota

San Francisco
Tampa Bay

Denver

Giants

Arizona 28


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ray-ray
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Default  Posted: 4:38 PM, September 4th (Thursday)

Late pick
New Orleans
Baltimore
Chicago
Washington
Kansas City
New England
New York Jets
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
St. Louis
San Francisco
Carolina
Denver
Detroit
Arizona 36

[This message edited by ray-ray at 4:39 PM, September 4th (Thursday)]


So many roads

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tesla
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Default  Posted: 6:20 PM, September 5th (Friday)

Damn, I need to pay attention more...that Thursday game always sneaks up on me.

Atlanta
Baltimore
Chicago
Washington
Kansas City
Miami
Oakland
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Minnesota
Dallas
Carolina
Denver
Detroit
Arizona


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ajsmom
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Default  Posted: 4:55 AM, September 7th (Sunday)

Here's the rest:

New Orleans
Cincinnati
Chicago
Houston
Kansas City
New England
N.Y. Jets
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
St. Louis
San Francisco
Tampa Bay
Denver
Detroit
Arizona - 42


Fidelity isn't a feeling...it's a choice.

"Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always." - Albert Schweitzer
____________________________________________
Me: BW - Him: 200+ # tumor removed 7/09
DS - 31 - Yikes!


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DepressedDaddy
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Default  Posted: 10:36 AM, September 7th (Sunday)

Atlanta
Baltimore
Chicago
Washington
Kansas City
New England
N.Y. Jets
Philadelphia
Cleveland
St. Louis
San Francisco
Carolina
Denver
Detroit
Arizona 36


Since D I have become DDaddy 2.0 - or better known as DevotedDaddy

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