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Old 12-27-05, 11:15 AM
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DVD Talk NFL Playoff Survivor Pool

2004 Survivor Pool (won by Daryl): here
2003 Survivor Pool (won by rabbit77): here

The rules are simple:
  • As we head into a weekend of playoff football, you pick one team.
  • If that team wins, you survive to the next weekend.
  • If that team loses, you're out.
  • Once you've picked a particular team, you cannot pick that team again in later weeks.
  • For tie breaker purposes, you must also provide the total # of points that will be scored in the game you've selected. (For example, if your first round pick is Cincinnati, you must also provide your guess for the total # of points in the Bengals' game against TBD.)
Picks must be posted to this thread before kickoff of the first game of the weekend. Each week's picks and results will be summarized at the top of the thread. In the event that we have multiple winners *or* everybody gets eliminated during the same weekend, the winner will be the person who guesses closest to the total # of points scored in their game. If no point guess is included with your pick, you will be assigned a guess of ZERO.

Additional Info:
  • Tie breakers (in the form of total # of points) will be used to determine the final order of finish where necesssary.
  • In case of a tiebreaker tie, the player who submits their pick first will have the edge.
  • If both of the teams who make it to the Super Bowl have already been picked by a particular player, that player will be eliminated due them being "shut out" of the Super Bowl. That player's order of finish will be ahead of all of those eliminated during the Conference Finals, but behind those eliminated during the Super Bowl.
  • A player may change their picks at any time prior to kickoff of the first game, but may only do so by posting a new message to this thread. Posts that contain an "Edited by" timestamp will be ignored.
Additional Additional Info:
  • Once we get past the Conference Finals, I will go ahead and post each players' respective Super Bowl picks. (Each player will have no more than one eligible team.)
  • If more than one player has the same team, please email your total points pick to me at [email protected] and put DVDTalk in the subject line to get past my spam filters. This denies anyone an unfair advantage. If you are the only player to have one of the teams, you do NOT need to submit a guess for total points.
  • Once all of the guesses have been made for a particular Super Bowl finalist, I will post them to the thread. If your guess is the same as someone who has already guessed, I will flip a coin and either add or subtract one point to/from your guess as necessary. Once all of the guesses for a particular team have been made and published, you will NOT be able to change it.
Good luck to all.

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Pick and Summary Standings

Current Picks/Standings:
RankPlayerWild CardDivisionalConferenceSuper BowlPointsActualDiff
1dick graysonWashingtonDenverSeattlePittsburgh38317
2DarylNew EnglandCarolinaSeattlePittsburgh443113
3flagstoneNew EnglandCarolinaSeattlePittsburgh493118
4JerichoNew EnglandCarolinaSeattlePittsburgh573126
5IDrinkMolsonNew EnglandCarolinaSeattlePittsburgh593128
6randybaNew EnglandDenverPittsburghSeattleN/AN/AN/A
7bishop2knight(*)PittsburghDenverSeattle(Shut Out)N/AN/AN/A
8Quake1028New EnglandSeattleCarolina-48480
9das MonkeyPittsburghSeattleCarolina-47481
10RJainMJNew EnglandSeattleCarolina-51483
11chrisih8uPittsburghSeattleCarolina-52484
12The CowNew EnglandCarolinaDenver-45516
13valkyriePittsburghDenverCarolina-584810
14The DudeWashingtonSeattleCarolina-374811
15WildcatLHCarolinaNew England--544014
16CalculonPittsburghChicago--245026
17sn9ke eyesNew EnglandChicago--245026
18B.A.Cincinnati---49481
19Bill GeigerJacksonville---37316
20bravesmgCincinnati---56488
21TimeandTimeCincinnati---384810
22brizzJacksonville---413110
23Jeremy517Tampa Bay---382711
24lordwowNY Giants---352312
25DvdGeneTampa Bay---402713
26Mrs.NesbitNY Giants---402317
27deadlaxTampa Bay---452718
28kenbuzzTampa Bay---462719
29Red DogNY Giants---432320
30rabbit77NY Giants---442321
31Dr EvilNY Giants---452322
32wmansirNY Giants---472324
33devilshaloNY Giants---522329
* = Formerly known as "James W. Powell" -- changed screen name after Round 2

Super Bowl:
  • If Seattle wins, randyba is our champ
  • If Pittsburgh wins, a 5-way tie will result which will be broken based on total points as follows:
    • 40 or fewer = dick grayson
    • 41-46 points = Daryl
    • 47-52 points = flagstone
    • 53-57 points = Jericho
    • 58 or more = IDrinkMolson

Picks are shown in the order in which they were received. If a player revises his/her pick, they move to the bottom of the list of active players. In the unlikely event of a tie between players, where two or more simultaneously eliminated players missed their total point guess by exactly the same difference, pick order will break the tie with earlier picks winning over later picks.

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Playoff Schedule and Scores

Wild Card Playoffs:

Washington 17, Tampa Bay 10
New England 28, Jacksonville 3
Carolina 23, NY Giants 0
Pittsburgh 31, Cincinnati 17

Divisional Playoffs:

Seattle 20, Washington 10
Denver 27, New England 13
Pittsburgh 21, Indianapolis 18
Carolina 29, Chicago 21

Conference Finals:

Pittsburgh 34, Denver 17
Seattle 34, Carolina 14

Super Bowl XL:

Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10

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Tough picks. Ill go with Pittsburgh. (48)
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Just because of how bad I have been in the college picks...I'll end this quickly.

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New England (45 points)
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First week pick: New England (40).
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Old 01-01-06, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by kenbuzz
2004 Survivor Pool (won by Daryl)
I'll take "pools I don't remember winning" for $800, Alex.

Anyway, it appears that most of us are thinking the same...

New England (37)
Old 01-01-06, 10:35 PM
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I always lose these things early, because I try to get too fancy predicting the future and avoid the gimme 1st round win. I'll do the same this year: Pittsburgh (51).

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I'll make a daring guess to get one of my crap teams out of the way:

New York Giants (35)
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I'll take Tampa Bay, 46
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By the way, this is DVDTalk post #6,666,666!!!

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Cincinnati - 49 points
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I updated my pick to NY Giants (40). I'll delete this post once I see it is updated!
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Originally Posted by Mrs.Nesbit
I updated my pick to NY Giants (40). I'll delete this post once I see it is updated!
Thanks for telling me, but next time, DO NOT UPDATE your pick. Instead, add a new post to this thread. This is necessary to ensure that picks are recorded in the order in which they are received. It's right there in bold print in the rules message at the very top of this thread.

Picks that include an "Edited by..." tag will be deleted from the Pool. I'll let it slide this one time, but be warned that ALL future messages that contain an "Edited by..." tag will result in that pick being deleted.

Please delete your FIRST post, not the "I've updated my pick" post.

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