Featured 2018 Pick 'Em: Week 1 is open!

Discussion in 'Main Sports Forum' started by oxrageous, Jul 7, 2018.

?

Will UF beat Charleston Southern by 30 points or more?

  1. Yes

    60.0%
  2. No

    36.0%
  3. UF will lose

    4.0%
  1. oxrageous

    oxrageous The Fuehrer
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    16,528
    Oxbucks:
    $6,759
    Ratings:
    +21,425 / -189
    It's time for Pick 'Em! The rules are simple. Every week, you'll be picking the winners for all the SEC games, and other random games from around the country for a total of 20 games. The picks will not be straight up, but will be made against the spread. For those who have no freaking clue how the spread works, it will be explained further as we get closer to the season.

    Each correct pick will be a point, and points standings will be kept throughout the season. At the end of the season (which will run through the NC game), the member with the most points will win the grand prize: a 45 to 55 inch LED Smart TV (details to follow at a later date). How to play is as follows:

    Hit the "Pick Em" tab. You'll see a button showing "Available Pools" - click it.

    [​IMG]

    Then click "Join Pool".

    [​IMG]

    Now that you've joined the pool, you'll need to manage your picks. It's part of the tab dropdown.

    [​IMG]

    The weekly picks will now appear on your screen. This will show the point spreads and percentage bars representing the picks that have already been made by others. For you to make your own picks, you'll need to click the blue "Make Your Picks" button.

    [​IMG]

    At this point you'll be able to make your picks, and save them at the bottom.

    [​IMG]

    After your picks are made and saved, the team you chose will show up in bold, as well as a check mark on the far right.

    [​IMG]

    And that's how you make your picks. The system will be sending out reminders so you don't forget to make your picks. You can make changes to your picks at any time up until they lock before the games.

    If you want to have a real shot at winning the grand prize, you aren't going to be able to miss weeks. The standings and some other information will be shown in the sidebar throughout the season.

    Discuss.
     
    • oxrageous

      oxrageous The Fuehrer
      Administrator

      Joined:
      Jun 5, 2014
      Messages:
      16,528
      Oxbucks:
      $6,759
      Ratings:
      +21,425 / -189
      REMEMBER: You are picking against the spread. The team with the (-X.X) next to them is the favorite by that many points. For example, Alabama is favored 25.5 points over Louisville. If you pick Alabama, you are picking them to win by at least 26 points. If you take Alabama and they win by 25 or less, you lose.

      Week 1 games are as follows:

      SEC
      Northwestern State Demons @ Texas A&M Aggies (-39.5)
      Louisville Cardinals @ Alabama Crimson Tide (-25.5)
      Eastern Illinois Panthers @ Arkansas Razorbacks (-35.5)
      Washington Huskies @ Auburn Tigers (-3.5)
      Charleston Southern Buccaneers @ Florida Gators (-29.5)
      Austin Peay Governors @ Georgia Bulldogs (-44.5)
      Central Michigan Chippewas @ Kentucky Wildcats (-17.5)
      Miami Hurricanes (-2.5) @ Louisiana State Tigers
      Ole Miss Rebels @ Texas Tech Red Raiders (Pick 'Em)
      Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks @ Mississippi State Bulldogs (-39.5)
      UT Martin Skyhawks @ Missouri Tigers (-39.5)
      Coastal Carolina Chanticleers @ South Carolina Gamecocks (-29.5)
      Tennessee Volunteers @ West Virginia Mountaineers (-9.5)
      Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders @ Vanderbilt Commodores (-6.5)

      NON-SEC
      Florida Atlantic Owls @ Oklahoma Sooners (-20.5)
      Michigan Wolverines (-1.5) @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish
      Virginia Tech Hokies @ Florida State Seminoles (-5.5)
      Texas Longhorns (-9.5) @ Maryland Terrapins
      Akron Zips @ Nebraska Cornhuskers (-21.5)
      Cincinnati Bearcats @ UCLA Bruins (-16.5)
       
    • Captain Sasquatch

      Captain Sasquatch Mr. SQ, the Sashole
      Lifetime Member

      Joined:
      Jun 10, 2014
      Messages:
      13,422
      Oxbucks:
      $2,159
      Ratings:
      +11,476 / -239
      I hate those big spread games.
       
    • GatorJ

      GatorJ Hopeful
      Moderator

      Joined:
      Jun 11, 2014
      Messages:
      13,490
      Oxbucks:
      $2,187
      Ratings:
      +10,199 / -71
      Particularly early in the season
       
    • oxrageous

      oxrageous The Fuehrer
      Administrator

      Joined:
      Jun 5, 2014
      Messages:
      16,528
      Oxbucks:
      $6,759
      Ratings:
      +21,425 / -189
      Can UF win by 30? It's really tough.

      Picking against the spread is really damn hard.
       
    • oxrageous

      oxrageous The Fuehrer
      Administrator

      Joined:
      Jun 5, 2014
      Messages:
      16,528
      Oxbucks:
      $6,759
      Ratings:
      +21,425 / -189
      By the way, these spreads will not change here no matter how much they change in Vegas over the next six weeks. These are the spreads for week 1.
       
      • oxrageous

        oxrageous The Fuehrer
        Administrator

        Joined:
        Jun 5, 2014
        Messages:
        16,528
        Oxbucks:
        $6,759
        Ratings:
        +21,425 / -189
        The helmet logos have been changed to the actual logos, which makes them easier to see.
         
      • oxrageous

        oxrageous The Fuehrer
        Administrator

        Joined:
        Jun 5, 2014
        Messages:
        16,528
        Oxbucks:
        $6,759
        Ratings:
        +21,425 / -189
        There will be end-of-year prizes for at least the Top 5, and weekly winners get 500 Oxbucks. Remember to answer the weekly tiebreaker question at the bottom of your picks!
         
      • RiverRat

        RiverRat Member
        Supporting Member

        Joined:
        Nov 1, 2017
        Messages:
        91
        Oxbucks:
        $47
        Ratings:
        +82 / -6
        Damn I should have read all your post gotta go back and rethink a few
         
        #9 RiverRat, Jul 8, 2018
        Last edited by a moderator: Jul 8, 2018
      • Zambo

        Zambo Poo Flinger
        Lifetime Member

        Joined:
        Jun 12, 2014
        Messages:
        5,719
        Oxbucks:
        $1,858
        Ratings:
        +8,969 / -35
        So in other words it would be stupid you make your picks now.
         
        • oxrageous

          oxrageous The Fuehrer
          Administrator

          Joined:
          Jun 5, 2014
          Messages:
          16,528
          Oxbucks:
          $6,759
          Ratings:
          +21,425 / -189
          No, because you can change them right up to game time. Make a baseline bunch of picks and then review them later.
           
        • Zambo

          Zambo Poo Flinger
          Lifetime Member

          Joined:
          Jun 12, 2014
          Messages:
          5,719
          Oxbucks:
          $1,858
          Ratings:
          +8,969 / -35
          Face it, you made this whole thing just so you can make it seem like its almost football season.
           
          • oxrageous

            oxrageous The Fuehrer
            Administrator

            Joined:
            Jun 5, 2014
            Messages:
            16,528
            Oxbucks:
            $6,759
            Ratings:
            +21,425 / -189
            Yes. Did it fool you?
             
          • Zambo

            Zambo Poo Flinger
            Lifetime Member

            Joined:
            Jun 12, 2014
            Messages:
            5,719
            Oxbucks:
            $1,858
            Ratings:
            +8,969 / -35
            Just for a second.
             
            • oxrageous

              oxrageous The Fuehrer
              Administrator

              Joined:
              Jun 5, 2014
              Messages:
              16,528
              Oxbucks:
              $6,759
              Ratings:
              +21,425 / -189
              I did it early because I want people to play around with it and get familiar with the system. Obviously after Week 1, people are going to have 6 days to make picks and not 6 weeks.
               
            • kiddnoname

              kiddnoname Member

              Joined:
              Nov 14, 2017
              Messages:
              35
              Oxbucks:
              $66
              Ratings:
              +67 / -1
              In it to win it....or lose.
               

            Share This Page

            The Box

            Help

            You don't have the necessary permissions to use the chat.

            • About Us

              Our community sprung up when the Gatorsports message board was shut down in the summer of 2014. We pride ourselves on offering Gator-biased, yet critical discussion among people of all different backgrounds. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Gator message board you will find.
            • Like us on Facebook

            • Buy us a Zima!

              The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a non-alcoholic Zima? We'd really appreciate it! Just click the "Donate" tab at the top of the page.