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Saturday, August 30

NFL Picks: Season 8 Intro / Week 1 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks! The off season is finally over, and the 2014 NFL season is almost here!

I'll start us off with a brief introduction to any new participants, and a refresher for those of you who have stuck with us since the beginning.

  • We will pick for every game during the 2014/2015 NFL season. Each regular season game is worth 1 point.
  • We will now be posting our picks in the Google docs Microsoft Excel file provided. Do not post your picks in the comment section, as I won't copy and paste them into the file. And DO NOT tamper with others picks, or your own picks after a game has started. Let's use the honor system here folks (not to mention Google docs provides us a history of changes made to the file). If you're not familiar with how to post in the Google docs, ask myself or Deus Legend.
  • Each pick needs to be made prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for. If the pick is made after kickoff, it will not be counted.
  • This week is our biggest opportunity for picks. We will be selecting all Week 1 games, as well as winners from all 8 divisions, conference champions and a Superbowl winner. 
  • Our 2 point conversion games will begin Week 5.
  • 1st place will receive a $20 Amazon gift card, and 2nd place will receive a $10 Amazon gift card, assuming they accept the gift.
  • Last but not least, a salute to last years champion Deus Legend, with 214 points.
As always, Week 1 is our biggest opportunity for picks, so I'll guide you through step by step on what to pick for:

Step 1: Week 1 match ups. These games are worth 1 point each. The match ups are provided in the excel file. Please post your picks in the Googledocs excel spreadsheet under your name prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Step 2:  Choose a winner from each division, as well as two wild card teams from each conference. This area will be provided to your in the Googledocs file, just scroll down and post under your name.
These will be worth 2 points each. If you choose a team to win their division, but they end up getting the wild card instead, you'll get 1 point. Same goes the other way, if you choose a team for the wild card but they end up winning their division. These picks need to be in by Saturday, September 13th.

Step 3: Choose a conference champion for the AFC and NFC. These will be worth 5 points. These picks need to be in by September 13th

Step 4: Choose a Superbowl champion. This pick will be worth 10 points, but you're stuck with that team throughout the season, so choose wisely. This pick needs to be until September 13th.

The following is the link to where you make the picks. It's a shared Excel file on Google docs. Post your picks under your name. If you have trouble accessing the file, let Deus Legend or Jerhawk know. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zu7Rj6_tX1e48AgAbvJH7hvvwly-B5BmZCWFNV3hSrc/edit#gid=0

Thanks everyone, and good luck this season!
Here's a refresher on how the game's played, and what we'll be doing new:

  • We'll pick for every game of the 2013/2014 NFL season. Each game is worth one point.
  • Post your picks in the comments section of the designated week for NFL Picks.
  • Each pick needs to be in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for. No exceptions.
  • This week, we will be picking the SuperBowl winner worth 10 points, each conference winner worth 5 points(which is new), each division winner and wild card teams for both conferences worth 2 points.
  • When posting your picks, please either use a GoogleID or if you're posting as an anonymous user let me know who you are in your picks. I copy and paste these into Microsoft Excel. Thank you!
Here's what's new:
  • We'll no longer be changing our SuperBowl pick after Week 10. Instead, we'll be picking a winner for each conference as well as the SuperBowl winner.
  • Our 2 point conversion games (upset games based on Las Vegas point spreads) will be moved up from Week 10 to Week 5. 
  • Since there are no longer Microsoft points, our prize now will be an Amazon gift card. 1st place will get $20 Amazon gift card, 2nd place will get a $10 gift card.
 As always, Week 1 is our biggest opportunity for points. I'll guide you through the step by step process of what to put in your picks this week.
- See more at: http://www.xboxlivenetwork.com/search/label/NFL%20Picks#sthash.DeHlXj3r.dpuf
Here's a refresher on how the game's played, and what we'll be doing new:

  • We'll pick for every game of the 2013/2014 NFL season. Each game is worth one point.
  • Post your picks in the comments section of the designated week for NFL Picks.
  • Each pick needs to be in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for. No exceptions.
  • This week, we will be picking the SuperBowl winner worth 10 points, each conference winner worth 5 points(which is new), each division winner and wild card teams for both conferences worth 2 points.
  • When posting your picks, please either use a GoogleID or if you're posting as an anonymous user let me know who you are in your picks. I copy and paste these into Microsoft Excel. Thank you!
Here's what's new:
  • We'll no longer be changing our SuperBowl pick after Week 10. Instead, we'll be picking a winner for each conference as well as the SuperBowl winner.
  • Our 2 point conversion games (upset games based on Las Vegas point spreads) will be moved up from Week 10 to Week 5. 
  • Since there are no longer Microsoft points, our prize now will be an Amazon gift card. 1st place will get $20 Amazon gift card, 2nd place will get a $10 gift card.
 As always, Week 1 is our biggest opportunity for points. I'll guide you through the step by step process of what to put in your picks this week.
- See more at: http://www.xboxlivenetwork.com/search/label/NFL%20Picks#sthash.DeHlXj3r.dpuf