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NFL Suicide Pool

I'd like to propose a suicide pool here for the remainder of the season.

Each week pick one team to win, but you can not pick that team again for the rest of the season. All picks must be made before game time. I'll login and check then keep a record.

No money involved. Just for fun.

If you want to join in just post your picks for next week here. Here is next the schedule next week.

 

 

Thursday, September 11
 
Steelers8:25 PM
Ravens
 
 
 
Sunday, September 14
 
Dolphins1:00 PM
Bills
Saints1:00 PM
Browns
 
 
 
Lions1:00 PM
Panthers
Falcons1:00 PM
Bengals
 
 
 
Cowboys1:00 PM
Titans
Jaguars1:00 PM
Redskins
 
 
 
Patriots1:00 PM
Vikings
Cardinals1:00 PM
Giants
 
 
 
Seahawks4:05 PM
Chargers
Rams4:05 PM
Buccaneers
 
 
 
Chiefs4:25 PM
Broncos
Jets4:25 PM
Packers
 
 
 
Texans4:25 PM
Raiders
Bears8:30 PM
49ers
 
 
 
Monday, September 15
 
Eagles8:30 PM
Colts

 


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 Tampa Bay all the way, it

 Tampa Bay all the way, it is their best chance to win all year, they have a tough schedule. 

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I'll take Seahawks over

I'll take Seahawks over Chargers. I don't have a feel for the season yet so I'll go with the better defense.


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 My know it all brain isn't

 My know it all brain isn't understanding this.

You can't pick that team again? 

 

I'm up for a pick the winners each week, done that before, but not sure how this works. I ate lead paint as a kid, my mom called them cornflakes. How was I supposed to know?

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Brian37 wrote: My know it

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 My know it all brain isn't understanding this.

You can't pick that team again? 

 

I'm up for a pick the winners each week, done that before, but not sure how this works. I ate lead paint as a kid, my mom called them cornflakes. How was I supposed to know?

It's called a suicide pool. Normally I play one from a bar nearby. Buy in is $25 or $100 depending on the pool.

Each week we get to pick ONE winner. That means... one game... one winner.

That team, if you advance to the second round, can never be picked again for the rest of the season.

This causes a problem because the strategy is do I try to pick "the sure thing" early or do I gamble on the closer games and get some of the shitty teams out of the way?

I won two seasons in a row and got over $2000 each time, but haven't one since.

If you don't like the suicide pool we can change it to total picks for the week. I don't mind. I just thought it would be fun to do.

 


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 My know it all brain isn't understanding this.

You can't pick that team again? 

 

I'm up for a pick the winners each week, done that before, but not sure how this works. I ate lead paint as a kid, my mom called them cornflakes. How was I supposed to know?

It's called a suicide pool. Normally I play one from a bar nearby. Buy in is $25 or $100 depending on the pool.

Each week we get to pick ONE winner. That means... one game... one winner.

That team, if you advance to the second round, can never be picked again for the rest of the season.

This causes a problem because the strategy is do I try to pick "the sure thing" early or do I gamble on the closer games and get some of the shitty teams out of the way?

I won two seasons in a row and got over $2000 each time, but haven't one since.

If you don't like the suicide pool we can change it to total picks for the week. I don't mind. I just thought it would be fun to do.

 

Crap, still not understanding the concept. I'd go for the regular picks, but will have to possibly skip the Thursday night pick. Might have mine late tomorrow or before sunday. Gotta go to bed tonight WED early got to wake up early tomorrow to take my mom out to an apt.

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All you do is pick one team

All you do is pick one team to win out of all the games. If your pick wins, then you move to week 2. If your team loses, you lose and are out for the rest of the season. The winner is the last person standing. Once you pick a team, you can never pick them again. That prevents you from simply rotating the top 3 or 4 teams each week. For example, digital went the safe route with Seahawks this week, which puts him at a near lock to advance. But towards the end, he might really be wishing he had such a solid team to pick. My choice of Tampa is a little risky (well not so much considering the complete disaster that is the Rams offense), but if I move on, I have all the top tier teams left to rely on and there is no way I will be sitting there thinking "boy, I really wish I could pick Tampa this week".

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 Screw that, I suck at that

 Screw that, I suck at that type of shit. I don't even do that points betting. Better odds with mores samples.

I got it now, yea it is simple but no. I'll go with the standard picks.

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Giving it a shotè

I pick the Jaguars over the D.C. First nations team. That way I can save the sure bets for later in the season.

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 Thursday 11 Baltimore over

 Thursday 11 Baltimore over Pitt

Miami over Buff

Washington over Jax

Dallas over Tenn

New York G over Cards

NE over Minn

NO over Browns

Atlanta over Cinn

Panthers over Detroit

Seattle over SD

Texans over Raiders

Green Bay over Jets

SF over Bears

 

Mon Eagles over Colts

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Brian37 wrote: Thursday 11

Brian37 wrote:

 Thursday 11 Baltimore over Pitt

Miami over Buff

Washington over Jax

Dallas over Tenn

New York G over Cards

NE over Minn

NO over Browns

Atlanta over Cinn

Panthers over Detroit

Seattle over SD

Texans over Raiders

Green Bay over Jets

SF over Bears

 

Mon Eagles over Colts

Pick ONE (1) Brian 37; That is!!!!!!!!!! the name of this game.

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 Separate this then for

 Separate this then for another thread because I'm not doing this part I would suck at that. Or I can start another thread for those who want to make all the pics.

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Brian37 wrote: Separate

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 Separate this then for another thread because I'm not doing this part I would suck at that. Or I can start another thread for those who want to make all the pics.

REALLY? Are you always this difficult? We aren't even betting money. Just pick one game, one winner. That's all. Do it to humor me.


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Jeffrick wrote: I

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I pick the Jaguars over the D.C. First nations team. That way I can save the sure bets for later in the season.

Gutsy, I like it. But I think Jags win, they aren't as bad as they were last year. 

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Brian37 wrote:

 Separate this then for another thread because I'm not doing this part I would suck at that. Or I can start another thread for those who want to make all the pics.

REALLY? Are you always this difficult?

lol

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digitalbeachbum wrote:

Brian37 wrote:

 Separate this then for another thread because I'm not doing this part I would suck at that. Or I can start another thread for those who want to make all the pics.

REALLY? Are you always this difficult?

lol

No I was just saying I suck at this type of thing. No one has to start another thread just for me. Vegas odds say play blackjack  not not roulette. More hands(games) to pick, more chances at being on top at the end of the season.

Fine, I pick the Yankees. No chance of loosing. Guess that means I win. HA HA HA......

 

Meh, you guys have fun with this without me. My mom and I are doing the other anyway.

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Jeffrick wrote: I

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I pick the Jaguars over the D.C. First nations team. That way I can save the sure bets for later in the season.

Natives scream about a nickname that they originally picked themselves, and scream about it long after it stopped being a slur, but I never hear them organize to get Andrew Jackson off of our 20.

If I had a nickle every time I heard a TV preacher blame disasters and disease on atheists I'd be rich. So I guess I shouldn't call myself an atheist because other people use it as a slur?

I am to the point where I really do not care. It is just a sport, I am not getting rich off of it, and I think poverty and pollution and war are far more important to worry about than a bunch of billionaires utlimately selling hats and shirts. If they do change the name just don't make it stupid like "Wizzards".

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 Fine, I'll take Baltimore

 Fine, I'll take Baltimore over the Steelers even though the game is over Ha! Retrofit like a theist....... Steelers had a minor boo boo.

FINE FINE FINE 

 

Seattle over the Rams.....Yea no guts. 

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Brian37 wrote: Fine, I'll

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 Fine, I'll take Baltimore over the Steelers even though the game is over Ha! Retrofit like a theist....... Steelers had a minor boo boo.

FINE FINE FINE 

 

Seattle over the Rams.....Yea no guts. 

Was it so painful?

Yes, cheap pick. Seattle over the Rams. I hope it doesn't come back to bite me.


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Jeffrick wrote: I pick

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I pick the Jaguars over the D.C. First nations team. That way I can save the sure bets for later in the season.

I wasn,t even close, Cousins is proving to be better then RG III. does this mean I,m out of the pool

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Jeffrick wrote:Jeffrick

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I pick the Jaguars over the D.C. First nations team. That way I can save the sure bets for later in the season.
I wasn,t even close, Cousins is proving to be better then RG III. does this mean I,m out of the pool

Yeah. I missed the game because I was in Cleveland watching Manziels underwhelming debut in person. But everyone else is losing the pool too lol. I am the only one still in and only one point up.

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 Lol we all suck. So do I

 Lol we all suck. So do I win for picking the team that lost by the least?


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I did a pool through another

I did a pool through another office and last week I won easy. This week we have a four way tie.

I knew going in it would be a lot of toss ups, but Seattle losing is like "huh?"

It's difficult to make picks any more. Teams like the 70's Steelers, Cowboys or Dolphins and the 49'ers during the 80's are a bye-gone era. Free agency allows star players to leave a team and make more money even if they don't get a ring.

 

IF Beyond is the only person left then we will use rules from my local pub to continue for the rest of the season.

Beyond for the rest of the season gets to make two picks each week, the rest of us can only make one pick.

I'll post results and new schedules on Wednesday.

 

(edit) ok we all lost. So every thing just rolls over.

You can make you pick at any time, however I like to wait until Vegas odds are posted in the middle of the week.


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Beyond Saving wrote:Jeffrick

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I pick the Jaguars over the D.C. First nations team. That way I can save the sure bets for later in the season.

Gutsy, I like it. But I think Jags win, they aren't as bad as they were last year. 

Check the scorboard, that was huge W for the Skins.

Well so much for me picking the Seahawks. I'm out.

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 Lol we all suck. So do I win for picking the team that lost by the least?

No you called a time out before you scored, play didn't count.

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digitalbeachbum wrote:I did

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I did a pool through another office and last week I won easy. This week we have a four way tie.

I knew going in it would be a lot of toss ups, but Seattle losing is like "huh?"

It's difficult to make picks any more. Teams like the 70's Steelers, Cowboys or Dolphins and the 49'ers during the 80's are a bye-gone era. Free agency allows star players to leave a team and make more money even if they don't get a ring.

Yeah, the NFL has done a great job creating a system that keeps the teams competitive so that any given Sunday, any team can win. I never would have picked San Diego, but based on what I've seen in the recaps, they had a superior game plan and Seattle was unable to adapt quickly enough despite having a team that I believe is undeniably more talented. 

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WEEK #3 PICKS

 

Thursday, September 18
 
Buccaneers8:25 PM
Falcons
 
 
 
Sunday, September 21
 
Chargers1:00 PM
Bills
Ravens1:00 PM
Browns
 
 
 
Titans1:00 PM
Bengals
Cowboys1:00 PM
Rams
 
 
 
Packers1:00 PM
Lions
Texans1:00 PM
Giants
 
 
 
Colts1:00 PM
Jaguars
Vikings1:00 PM
Saints
 
 
 
Raiders1:00 PM
Patriots
Redskins1:00 PM
Eagles
 
 
 
49ers4:05 PM
Cardinals
Broncos4:25 PM
Seahawks
 
 
 
Chiefs4:25 PM
Dolphins
Steelers8:30 PM
Panthers
 
 
 
Monday, September 22
 
Bears8:30 PM
Jets
 
 
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My week 3 picks

I'll take New England over the Oakland Raiders.


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 I'll take the Redskins

 I'll take the Redskins over the Eagles.....DAMN RIGHT Sapient. Your birdies are going down Mr!

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I'll take New England over the Oakland Raiders.

Easy one digital......

I take the Packers over the Lions.

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I'll take New England over the Oakland Raiders.

Easy one digital...... I take the Packers over the Lions.

That's what I thought last time but I still lost.


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 Texans over the Giants. I

 Texans over the Giants. I think I can count on Eli to throw a pick or three. 


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 4 hours away from doomsday

 4 hours away from doomsday for my Skins, I am taking them in this "suicide pool" the game is in Philly so.

 

SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME!

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I'll take New England over the Oakland Raiders.

Easy one digital......

I take the Packers over the Lions.

Effin' two weeks in a row and I ain't even in a close finale. Digital you won but it wasn't easy, St.Thomas of Brady is looking real average, maybe age is catching up with him.

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 You know what Brian

 You know what Brian Sapeint? FUCK YOU. I hate green and I hope the flees of a thousand camels infest your yoghart

I HATE BIRDIES AND I HATE GREEN!  NEENER AND MIGHT I ADD NEENER!

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 You know what Brian Sapeint? FUCK YOU. I hate green and I hope the flees of a thousand camels infest your yoghart

I HATE BIRDIES AND I HATE GREEN!  NEENER AND MIGHT I ADD NEENER!

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 Well it looks like I was

 Well it looks like I was the only one who won.