RotB Pick'em League 2010 (Version 3.0)

1)  To qualify for any given week of picks the entire selected slate of games for that week must be predicted before the earliest kick-off date/time.  Each week will have eight games to pick from and can include the Thursday game (if scheduled), the Cardinals game, the Sunday Night game, and Monday Night Football game.  The remaining games will be chosen for their competitive unpredictability.  

  • Thursday games happen regularly in today's NFL, be sure to have your eight picks in that week if a Thursday game is on the Pick'em schedule.  Your posts are time stamped and any posts/alterations after the listed official start time will not be tallied for that week.
  • You may change your picks after the initial submission but not after that particular game's kick-off.  So if you're adjusting your fantasy football roster just before kick-off, you may consider your Pick'em selections too.
  • There will be no slack on omitting a pick.  If you forget to pick one of Sunday's games the entire week's picks are thrown out.  So double check your picks versus the slated games.

2)  To qualify for the Standard Pick'em championship a total of nine weeks of the NFL regular season must be picked; it is mandatory that picks are made for Week 16 and 17To win the Iron Man Pick'em championship, all seventeen weeks of the season must be picked!

  • Here is where the Pick'em strategy can come into play as weeks with tough match-ups can be skipped entirely.
  • The last two weeks of the season must be picked to create an interesting finish to the league.  It is conceivable that someone can jump to a commanding lead after nine weeks of picks and just ride out the rest of the season with that winning percentage.  Picking the last two weeks of the season when starters are potentially getting rested on a playoff run gives the greatest potential to "mix it up" on the Pick'em leader board.  For Week 17, the entire sixteen game schedule is picked.
  • Those that participate for the entire 17 week season are eligible for the Iron Man Pick'em championship.  If you can remember to submit picks all season and do so with consistent results, you deserve some additional recognition!  If you win the Standard and Iron Man Pick'em championships, can you tell me who the Super Bowl winner will be next season so I can call in a bet to Vegas?

3)  Individuals' rankings are based on a correct vs. wrong percentage with the leader having the highest percentage correctly picked.

  • For example, Bezekira and hevchv picks fourteen winners correctly for 2009 Week 17.  Fourteen of sixteen gives them a 0.875 winning percentage which would be a great finish to the season for anyone (won them the Standard and Iron Man championships last year respectively).  A poor performance any given week isn't the end of your Pick'em hopes either; there is plenty of time to make a comeback.
  • In case of winning percentage ties, the tie breakers are Weeks Won Points then Weeks Picked followed by number of times the Cardinals were picked to win, with the last tie breaker being SBNation tenure.  Hopefully a tie doesn't go that far!
  • Speaking of ties, in case the NFL has a tie (like the Bengals and Eagles two years ago) unless you predicted a tie, it counts as an incorrect pick.  If you predict a tie and one actually happens besides getting a correct pick you'll win two tickets to the UFL Championship Game on November 26, site TBD (most likely in Omaha).  No, really.  And if you ask nicely you can have two tickets to any Hartford Colonials home game too.

Effectively nothing has changed from last year's format except making the Iron Man Pick'em an official championship.  Whoever has the best record any given weeks earns one Weeks Won Point.  In the case of ties, that point is split between all the tied participants.  This "Weeks Won Point" total is the first tie-breaker and is only used for that.

Last year's final standings and the Week 1 Pick'em schedule are after the jump...

2009 RotB Pick'em Final Standings

Username Correct Wrong % Weeks Picked Week Won Points
Bezekira 87 33 .725 14 2.01
CARDSxFAN32 73 31 .702 12 1.53
card-deville 73 31 .702 12 0.56
SenSurround 54 26 .675 9 0
b0rdrline 91 45 .669 16 0.56
hevchv 96 48 .667 17 1.62
Drullin'OverDaCards 58 30 .659 10 0
robloosli 94 50 .653 17 1.18
Hawkwind 93 51 .646 17 0.5
Cuckoo for Coco Puffs 92 52 .639 17 0.5
blank_38 61 35 .635 11 1.2
Tim V 86 50 .632 16 1.33
Carddan 86 50 .632 16 0
Pyromnc 88 56 .611 17 0
StuckinColorado 83 53 .610 16 1.57
CardsIrish 87 57 .604 17 0.33
Thomaldo 85 59 .590 17 0.26
JoeCB1991 85 59 .590 17 0.06
Andrew602 80 56 .588 16 0.06
jallred350 80 56 .588 16 0
kj197728 83 61 .576 17 1.0



Due to my posting issues of the past week, I wasn't able to get this up sooner so the Thursday Kick-off Game is omitted.

Week 1 Pick'em Selected Games

Away Home Date/Time (ET) Network DirecTV
CIN NE Sun, 1 PM CBS 709
IND HOU Sun, 1 PM CBS 706
DET CHI Sun, 1 PM CBS 712
ARI STL Sun, 4:15 PM FOX 714
SF SEA Sun, 4:15 PM FOX 715
DAL WAS Sun, 8:20 PM NBC
BAL NYJ Mon, 7 PM ESPN 206
SD KC Mon, 10:15 PM ESPN 206

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Revenge of the Birds' (ROTB) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of ROTB's editors.</em>

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