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**OT-NFL Picks Against Spread Competition-Week 1 This Sunday**

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**OT-NFL Picks Against Spread Competition-Week 1 This Sunday** 

Post#1 » by bwgood77 » Sat Sep 5, 2020 2:26 am

Hey all, once again we will be having the NFL Picks against the spread competition for all of RealGM forum members.

It only takes a couple minutes to join and also to make your picks each week, and you can see how you do against fellow forum members as well as experts. It adds an extra interest to the games on Sunday, so hopefully people join in and participate to make things fun. Your worst week will be dropped, so no worries if you completely forget one week, you are not out of it, that will just end up being your week dropped.

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http://fantasy.espn.com/nfl-pigskin-pickem/2020/en/group?groupID=210527


Please use RealGM username for name of entry (or espn account or both)
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When does it start?
Register and submit your entry no later than the first game of the NFL season - Thursday, September 10th, at 8:00 pm ET, but preferably sooner. If you forget to do it by Thursday, it's only 1 game, half of which people will miss, so just make sure you get your picks in by Sunday, September 13th. And as mentioned above, if you completely miss week one, no big deal because each participant's worst week is dropped.
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How to Play?
1. Join group. Pick an entry name that matches your RealGM username. If you don't already have an account, you can click on "Play Now for Free" and it will ask you to log in or create an account and you can create account there. Many participants use their realgm username for their espn account and their contest entry name.
2. Check your user settings here. Enable Group email and Reminder Email, so you don't miss picks any week.
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Rules
[*] Each Tuesday, spreads will be posted on ESPN for the the upcoming week.

[*] Lock-time. All entries will use a rolling lock which allows a player to pick any game that has yet to kick off. Selections submitted after the deadlines are considered invalid, and no points will be received. It is good to make preliminary picks a few days before the games and adjust your picks leading up to the games as you see fit to eliminate the chance of forgetting to make any picks that week at all.

[*] Overall tie-breaker - higher number of points scored for Week 17.
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Competition
Beat the Commish Champion
The player with the highest number of correct picks throughout the season wins the title.

Each correct winning pick will receive one (1) point. Points are not lost for incorrect picks. Picking every game, every week is essential.

However, to ensure people don't drop out if they forget a week or have a terrible week, each entry will have their lowest scoring week dropped from their score.

Big thanks to Dirk for the layout.
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Re: OT- RealGM NFL Picks Against the Spread Competition 

Post#2 » by HarthorneWingo » Sat Sep 5, 2020 5:59 am

Is there really going to be an NFL season? I haven't been following.
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Post#3 » by hermes » Sat Sep 5, 2020 1:27 pm

i'm in, here's hoping the season goes ok
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Post#4 » by hermes » Sat Sep 5, 2020 1:27 pm

i'm in, here's hoping the season goes ok
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Post#5 » by Dr_Heat » Sat Sep 5, 2020 2:27 pm

In :rock: :rock:
Dr_Heat wrote: Oof
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Post#6 » by Dr_Heat » Sat Sep 5, 2020 2:27 pm

In :rock: :rock:
Dr_Heat wrote: Oof
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Post#7 » by bwgood77 » Sat Sep 5, 2020 9:20 pm

hermes wrote:i'm in, here's hoping the season goes ok


I'm pretty confident it will.
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Post#8 » by bwgood77 » Sat Sep 5, 2020 9:20 pm

hermes wrote:i'm in, here's hoping the season goes ok


I'm pretty confident it will.
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Post#9 » by bwgood77 » Sun Sep 6, 2020 4:56 am

Dr_Heat wrote:In :rock: :rock:


Alright! I have a good feeling the Dolphins are going to go 16-0 against the spread this year.
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Post#10 » by bwgood77 » Sun Sep 6, 2020 4:56 am

Dr_Heat wrote:In :rock: :rock:


Alright! I have a good feeling the Dolphins are going to go 16-0 against the spread this year.
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Post#11 » by Hornet Mania » Sun Sep 6, 2020 5:17 pm

I'll give it a shot. Never done this before but I always wondered how I might do gambling on the games, this seems like the cheapest route to test the waters :lol:
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Post#12 » by Hornet Mania » Sun Sep 6, 2020 5:17 pm

I'll give it a shot. Never done this before but I always wondered how I might do gambling on the games, this seems like the cheapest route to test the waters :lol:
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Post#13 » by bwgood77 » Sun Sep 6, 2020 8:41 pm

Hornet Mania wrote:I'll give it a shot. Never done this before but I always wondered how I might do gambling on the games, this seems like the cheapest route to test the waters :lol:


It's pretty fun if you are an NFL fan, except when you have 1 and 2 point losses, especially if they are on fluke plays so you basically feel like you made the right pick. But you also get those 1 or 2 point wins.

Inevitably everyone will have a week where they only get 3 or 4 right, or they forget, or do it too late, but I set it to where it drops everyone's worst week, so if people forget, or sign up after week 1, they won't quit because they feel they are out of it. We have had some huge comebacks too from participants not doing well after the beginning, and then having an almost perfect week.

I suggest making picks on Tuesday or Wednesday so you have them in, and then look back later in the week if there were injuries or players might be out, and make changes if you want....you can alway change your pick(s) up until kickoff.
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Post#14 » by bwgood77 » Sun Sep 6, 2020 8:41 pm

Hornet Mania wrote:I'll give it a shot. Never done this before but I always wondered how I might do gambling on the games, this seems like the cheapest route to test the waters :lol:


It's pretty fun if you are an NFL fan, except when you have 1 and 2 point losses, especially if they are on fluke plays so you basically feel like you made the right pick. But you also get those 1 or 2 point wins.

Inevitably everyone will have a week where they only get 3 or 4 right, or they forget, or do it too late, but I set it to where it drops everyone's worst week, so if people forget, or sign up after week 1, they won't quit because they feel they are out of it. We have had some huge comebacks too from participants not doing well after the beginning, and then having an almost perfect week.

I suggest making picks on Tuesday or Wednesday so you have them in, and then look back later in the week if there were injuries or players might be out, and make changes if you want....you can alway change your pick(s) up until kickoff.
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Post#15 » by KGdaBom » Mon Sep 7, 2020 10:28 am

I might try, but most likely I'll consider it too much work and drop out very soon.
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Post#16 » by Manocad » Mon Sep 7, 2020 2:01 pm

I love doing NFL pick against the spread leagues so I'm in.
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Post#17 » by bwgood77 » Mon Sep 7, 2020 2:40 pm

HarthorneWingo wrote:Is there really going to be an NFL season? I haven't been following.


Yes, kicks off on Thursday night.
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Post#18 » by HarthorneWingo » Mon Sep 7, 2020 7:52 pm

bwgood77 wrote:
HarthorneWingo wrote:Is there really going to be an NFL season? I haven't been following.


Yes, kicks off on Thursday night.


Empty stadiums, I take it.
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Post#19 » by Ruzious » Mon Sep 7, 2020 9:58 pm

I'm in it to not lose it.
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Post#20 » by vincecarter4pres » Mon Sep 7, 2020 11:32 pm

We should all throw like $10 in on LeagueSafe and have a prize for 1st through 3rd!

Regardless I'm in.
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