Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Sports Talk
Reload this Page >

DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Sports Talk Discuss all things Sports Related

DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Old 12-28-14, 07:00 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
kenbuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 20,929
DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

2013 Survivor Pool (won by koops): here
2012 Survivor Pool (won by Brew Crew): here
2011 Survivor Pool (won by sleepyhead55): here
2010 Survivor Pool (won by chrisih8u): here
2009 Survivor Pool (won by kenbuzz): here
2008 Survivor Pool (won by slymer):here
2007 Survivor Pool (won by Calculon):here
2006 Survivor Pool (won by Drexl):here
2005 Survivor Pool (won by dick grayson):here
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 Arizona, you must also provide your guess for the total # of points in the Cardinals' game against Carolina.)
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 necessary.
  • 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.
  • The pool will be capped at fifty (50) players. All past champions and players who have participated at least 6 times are guaranteed a spot - there are a total of 30 such guaranteed spots - the rest will be on a first-come / first-served basis. If the 20 non-guaranteed spots fill, players after that can stand-by in case a guaranteed spot goes unclaimed.

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 PM your total points pick to me. 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 to either add or subtract one (or more) point(s) to/from your guess as necessary to ensure your pick is unique. Once all of the guesses for a particular team have been made and published, you will NOT be able to change it.

Last edited by kenbuzz; 01-11-15 at 07:00 PM.
kenbuzz is offline  
Old 12-28-14, 07:00 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
kenbuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 20,929
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Current Picks/Standings:

RankPlayerWild CardDivisionalConferenceSuper BowlPointsActualDiff
1TomOpusBaltimoreGreen BaySeattleNew England54522
2acubfaninmdCarolinaGreen BaySeattleNew England385214
3 DarylDallasGreen BayNew EnglandSeattle47525
4devilshaloDallasGreen BayNew EnglandSeattle44528
5JerichoDallasSeattleNew EnglandShut Out55523
6QuackCarolinaNew EnglandSeattleShut Out59509
7LurkerDanDallasSeattleGreen Bay-52502
8PeMoCarolinaSeattleGreen Bay-53503
9Shannon NuttDallasNew EnglandIndianapolis-45527
10 CalculonBaltimoreSeattleGreen Bay-42508
11Red DogCarolinaDenver--44377
12 BrewCrewIndianapolisDenver--45378
13NORML54601CarolinaDenver--45378
14 chrisih8uIndianapolisDenver--483711
15LorenzoLDallasDenver--503713
16 rabbit77IndianapolisDenver--503713
17hdnmickeyCarolinaDenver--513714
18tripfourIndianapolisDenver--513714
19TrevorCarolinaDenver--523715
20lwhy?IndianapolisDenver--523715
21Jeremy517DallasDenver--543717
22 sleepyhead55CarolinaDenver--553718
23GinwenIndianapolisDenver--563719
24Cardsfan111DallasDenver--573720
25HistoryProf (formerly brizz)CarolinaDenver--583721
26 koopsDallasDenver--583721
27Keith6601IndianapolisDenver--593722
28starman9000DallasDenver--603723
29 kenbuzzCarolinaBaltimore--436623
30fumanstanIndianapolisDenver--623725
31edman180IndianapolisDenver--663729
32drcCarolinaDenver--693732
33IDrinkMolsonDallasNo Pick--48444
34rb legendCarolinaNo Pick--39434
35Kal VarnsenCarolinaNo Pick--38435
36wmansirCarolinaNo Pick--34439
37LaxBanditDallasNo Pick--544410
38flagstoneArizona---49436
39 DrexlPittsburgh---41476
40the ChiefPittsburgh---38479
41The CowCincinnati---503614
42Bill GeigerDetroit---694425


Standings are shown in tiebreak order:
(1) Correct Pick
(2) Smallest Point Difference
(3) Earlier Pick

I have received the following picks:
01-18-15 10:18PM NEP TomOpus
01-19-15 12:51AM SEA devilshalo
01-19-15 12:41PM NEP acubfaninmd
01-21-15 12:38AM SEA Daryl

Super Bowl:

Here is the spread table for a PATRIOTS victory:
45 or fewer = acubraninmd [chose 38]
46* or more = TomOpus [54] <-- New England 28-24
*=TomOpus gets 46 because his pick was submitted earlier than acubfaninmd's

Here is the spread table for a SEAHAWKS victory:
45 or fewer = devilshalo [chose 44]
46 or more = Daryl [47]



= Past Champion

Last edited by kenbuzz; 02-01-15 at 09:25 PM.
kenbuzz is offline  
Old 12-28-14, 07:00 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
kenbuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 20,929
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Playoff Schedule/Results:

Wild Card Playoffs
Carolina 27, Arizona 16
Baltimore 30, Pittsburgh 17
Indianapolis 26, Cincinnati 10
Dallas 24, Detroit 20

Divisional Playoffs
New England 35, Baltimore 31
Seattle 31, Carolina 17
Green Bay 26, Dallas 21
Indianapolis 24, Denver 13

Conference Championships

Sunday, January 18th
Seattle 28, Green Bay 22 (OT)
New England 45, Indianapolis 7

Super Bowl XLIX:
New England 28, Seattle 24

Last edited by kenbuzz; 01-04-16 at 12:12 PM.
kenbuzz is offline  
Old 12-28-14, 07:01 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
kenbuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 20,929
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

All-Time Pool Standings:
PlayerWLSOPCTYPBF
tripfour800124
Josh Hinkle400112
TomOpus400112
wirefan400112
bishop2knight6020.87527
PAL7110.83332
Jericho14300.82462
myshtigo4100.822
Doctor Gonzo4100.823
raj9054100.823
matta5110.78626
sleepyhead556200.7531
Palaver6200.7535
talemyn4110.7524
Groucho3100.7512
PunchDrunkBob3100.7513
Me007gold3100.7516
Trelach243100.75111
sergtv3100.75112
koops8300.72741
Drexl15600.71481
dick grayson15610.70591
Keith60613110.722
Maquis3110.726
Deftones3110.7213
Osiris36573110.7215
edman18011510.67674
Daryl15710.674101
IDrinkMolson12600.66775
sn9ke eyes4200.66725
Scott274200.66727
CRM1142100.66713
DGibFen2100.66713
kms md2100.66717
Cusm2100.66718
Preacher2100.66718
Goat30012100.667110
RJainMJ2100.667110
bluntman722100.667111
JANK2100.667111
ctyankee2100.667115
yojimbo446310.6548
Red Dog16900.64104
randyba5300.62536
slymer6400.641
das Monkey6400.649
deadlax3200.626
acubfaninmd3200.6210
Tarantino3200.6211
The Dude3200.6214
zekeburger19793200.6218
adrenaline783210.583310
chrisih8u12900.571111
flagstone10800.556103
Calculon10800.55691
Quack5400.55656
JumpCutz5400.55648
rabbit7711900.55101
devilshalo10820.55102
Jeremy51711910.548113
BrewCrew6500.54561
LorenzoL7600.53873
fumanstan8700.53384
PeMo8700.53378
kenbuzz10900.526111
starman90006610.578
WildcatLH6600.566
the Chief5500.568
Arpeggi5500.558
Quake10284400.545
Lunatikk4400.548
Kal Varnsen3310.5414
Fist of Doom3300.538
LurkerDan3300.539
Ginwen3300.5316
valkyrie2200.5213
hapgilmore2200.5219
El Scorcho2200.5220
pedagogue1100.519
LarryC1100.5110
Smith1100.5110
Blake1100.5112
sauce071100.5112
DarkestPhoenix1100.5113
doubledown441100.5115
IdgIe491100.5115
Billy Madison1100.5116
wsox20091100.5117
hogfishmaster1100.5118
Copenhagen1100.5119
spainlinx01100.5120
Cardinal Fang1100.5121
lvbob1100.5125
MartinBlank1100.5126
tommyp0071100.5127
bwvanh1141100.5130
DVD Josh1100.5131
antennaball1100.5135
LivingINClip1100.5139
brizz81000.444106
lysander4500.44454
U6C844500.44454
rb legend4500.44459
Bill Geiger7910.44125
drc7900.43895
BravesMG6800.42994
The Cow4600.4612
vedderone2300.4320
Dr Evil5900.357912
movieking1200.333217
lordwow1200.333219
Joseph L1200.333226
namja1200.333227
MovieMaster111200.333228
wmansir3900.25914
DVDMagic1300.2539
NORML546011300.2539
outcastja1300.25328
Trevor1400.247
cardsfan1111500.167530
B.A.0300318
LaxBandit0200225
shizawn0200231
ams0100118
Maxwell Smart0100121
TimeandTime0100121
Kedrix0100124
DvdGene0100125
Mrs.Nesbit0100126
cwwallace0100127
Da Thrilla0100127
Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.0100127
Mordred0100127
RyoHazuki0100127
Tommy Ceez0100127
Bushdog0100128
DeputyDave0100129
muggins0100130
Apple Gooncha0100132
DaveWadding0100132
hail2dking0100134
Pillowhead0100136
Flashback0100138
HistoryProf0100138
actionjackson290100144
Lt Ripley0100146
Nesbit0100147
cupcake jesus0100149
Spicollidriver10100150


Of those who have played at least half (6) of the 11 years of this pool:
PlayerWLSOPCTYPBF
Jericho14300.82462
Drexl15600.71481
dick grayson15610.70591
edman18011510.67674
Daryl15710.674101
IDrinkMolson12600.66775
Red Dog16900.64104
chrisih8u12900.571111
flagstone10800.556103
Calculon10800.55691
rabbit7711900.55101
devilshalo10820.55102
Jeremy51711910.548113
BrewCrew6500.54561
LorenzoL7600.53873
fumanstan8700.53384
PeMo8700.53378
kenbuzz10900.526111
starman90006610.578
WildcatLH6600.566
the Chief5500.568
brizz81000.444106
drc7900.43895
BravesMG6800.42994
The Cow4600.4612
Dr Evil5900.357912
wmansir3900.25914


W = Wins (correctly-picked games)
L = Losses (incorrectly-picked games or games where No Pick was recorded)
SO = Times "Shut Out" of the Super Bowl (counted as a tie for winning percentage calculation)
PCT = Winning Percentage
YP = Years Played
BF = Best Finish

Tables sorted by (1)PCT, (2)YP, (3)BF

Last edited by kenbuzz; 12-28-14 at 10:41 PM.
kenbuzz is offline  
Old 12-28-14, 07:01 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
kenbuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 20,929
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Reserved - List of Reserved Pool Entries

Unclaimed (5):
  • BravesMG (9 Years Played)
  • dick grayson (9 Years Played, 2005 Champ)
  • Dr Evil (9 Years Played)
  • slymer (2008 Champ)
  • WildcatLH (6 Years Played)

Claimed (25):
  • BrewCrew (6 Years Played, 2012 Champ)
  • Calculon (9 Years Played, 2007 Champ)
  • chrisih8u (11 Years Played, 2010 Champ)
  • Daryl (10 Years Played, 2004 Champ)
  • devilshalo (10 Years Played)
  • drc (9 Years Played)
  • Drexl (8 Years Played, 2006 Champ)
  • edman180 (7 Years Played)
  • flagstone (10 Years Played)
  • fumanstan (8 Years Played)
  • History Prof (formerly brizz) (10 Years Played)
  • IDrinkMolson (7 Years Played)
  • Jeremy517 (11 Years Played)
  • Jericho (6 Years Played)
  • kenbuzz (11 Years Played, 2009 Champ)
  • koops (2013 Champ)
  • LorenzoL (7 Years Played)
  • PeMo (7 Years Played)
  • rabbit77 (10 Years Played, 2003 Champ)
  • Red Dog (10 Years Played)
  • sleepyhead55 (2011 Champ)
  • starman9000 (7 Years Played)
  • the Chief (6 Years Played)
  • The Cow (6 Years Played)
  • wmansir (9 Years Played)
= Defending Champ
= Past Champion

Last edited by kenbuzz; 01-03-15 at 03:39 PM.
kenbuzz is offline  
Old 12-28-14, 07:01 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
kenbuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 20,929
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)


I am getting the pool set up today (Sunday night). Even though the thread has been set up, the pool is officially CLOSED until I open it sometime on Monday or Tuesday.

You're free to talk amongst yourselves, but no posts containing picks will be recognized as official until after I open the pool. We've done this for 12 years now, you know the drill.
kenbuzz is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 09:21 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
kenbuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 20,929
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Please remember to submit your first round selection *and* guess for point total in that game. Picks with no point total will be assigned a value of ZERO for tiebreaker purposes. Not a big deal in round one, sure, but it can make a significant difference in later rounds.

Picks that have "Edited by..." stamps on them will be ignored. If you decide to change your pick please do so by adding a new post to the thread.


The pool is now officially OPEN. Good luck to all.
kenbuzz is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 09:32 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Daryl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: You might catch me in Atlanta, looking like a boss
Posts: 13,712
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Dallas 48
Daryl is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 09:45 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
hdnmickey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Cygnus
Posts: 12,524
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Panthers 26
hdnmickey is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 09:55 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 693
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Colts 43
Keith6601 is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 10:38 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
LorenzoL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 20,643
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Dallas 40
LorenzoL is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 11:14 AM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 471
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Dallas 50
koops is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 11:38 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
kenbuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 20,929
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Carolina 43
kenbuzz is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 12:25 PM
  #14  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,339
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Dallas 44

Edit for thoroughness: realized that I can't root for Dallas in any context, and changed my pick later in the thread to Carolina and 34

Last edited by Trevor; 01-03-15 at 03:47 PM. Reason: Update
Trevor is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 12:44 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Legend
 
LurkerDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: The People's Republic of Boulder
Posts: 21,867
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Dallas 42
LurkerDan is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 02:24 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Bill Geiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Philly Suburbs
Posts: 12,918
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Detroit 69
Bill Geiger is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 02:27 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Shannon Nutt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 16,291
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Dallas 51
Shannon Nutt is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 02:27 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,364
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Colts 46
BrewCrew is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 02:41 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
lwhy?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Nashville and Crossville, TN
Posts: 4,425
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Indy 39
lwhy? is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 02:54 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Cardsfan111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 17,160
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Dallas 45
Cardsfan111 is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 03:02 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Ginwen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Kent, WA
Posts: 7,223
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Indianapolis 42
Ginwen is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 03:24 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Legend
 
chrisih8u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: A few miles north of the Cape
Posts: 18,335
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Colts 52

Thanks for doing this again Kenbuzz. I look forward to it every year. Do you happen to know how many times I have been knocked out in the first round?
chrisih8u is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 04:24 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
kenbuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 20,929
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Originally Posted by chrisih8u View Post
Colts 52

Thanks for doing this again Kenbuzz. I look forward to it every year. Do you happen to know how many times I have been knocked out in the first round?
Off of the top of my head, I don't. But gosh, if only there was a post in this thread that contained links to all of the past eleven years' of pools....
kenbuzz is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 04:28 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
kenbuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 20,929
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

Originally Posted by Bill Geiger View Post
Detroit 69
kenbuzz is offline  
Old 12-29-14, 04:30 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
kenbuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 20,929
Re: DVDTalk 2014 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (12th Annual)

35 spots remaining. 24 reserved, 11 open/unreserved
kenbuzz is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright İ 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.