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Old 01-03-21, 07:16 PM
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DVDTalk 2020 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (18th Annual)

2019 Survivor Pool (won by Decker): here
2018 Survivor Pool (won by drc): here
2017 Survivor Pool (won by drc): here
2016 Survivor Pool (won by The Cow): here
2015 Survivor Pool (won by LurkerDan): here
2014 Survivor Pool (won by TomOpus): here
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 Buffalo, you must also provide your guess for the total # of points in the Bills' game against Indianapolis.)
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 one-half (9 times) are guaranteed a spot - there are a total of 38 such guaranteed spots - the rest will be on a first-come / first-served basis. If the 12 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.
  • There is a chance that your Super Bowl tiebreaker will be the same as that chosen by another player. So when you submit your number, please also indicate whether you wish me to ADD or SUBTRACT points from your guess to make your pick unique. If you do not, I will flip a coin. In either case, I will move your pick in one direction just far enough to make it unique.
  • Once all of the guesses for a particular team have been made, I will publish them openly to this thread. Once that happens you will NOT be able to change yours.

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Re: DVDTalk 2020 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (18th Annual)


RankPlayerWild CardDivisionalConferenceSuper BowlPointsActualDiff
1 printeratiBaltimoreBuffaloKansas CityTampa Bay45405
2JeffTheAlpacaBaltimoreGreen BayKansas CityTampa Bay48408
3JoeySevenNew OrleansBuffaloKansas CityTampa Bay564016
4JerichoTampa BayKansas CityGreen Bay-58571
5 The CowNew OrleansTampa BayGreen Bay-55572
6Kal VarnsenTampa BayBuffaloGreen Bay-52575
7tripfourTampa BayBuffaloGreen Bay-475710
8 kenbuzzNew OrleansTampa BayBuffalo-456217
9LaxBanditNew OrleansTampa BayNo Pick-N/AN/AN/A
10 BrewCrewTampa BayNew Orleans--55505
11 rabbit77Tampa BayNew Orleans--58508
12Jeremy517Tampa BayNew Orleans--59509
13 LurkerDanTampa BayNew Orleans--605010
14GinwenBuffaloBaltimore--512031
15 sleepyhead55New OrleansBaltimore--522032
16Keith6601Tampa BayNo Pick--N/AN/AN/A
17the ChiefSeattle---57507
18Red DogSeattle---42508
19PeMoSeattle---395011
20lwhy?Tennessee---483315
21 drcPittsburgh---548531
22 DarylPittsburgh---478538
23 DeckerPittsburgh---438542
24Cardsfan111Pittsburgh---428543
= Champion!
= Past Champion

I have received the following picks:
01-26-21 08:46PM TBB printerati
01-31-21 02:59AM TBB JoeySeven
02-03-21 07:27PM TBB JeffTheAlpaca

Super Bowl:

Here is the spread table, regardless of who wins the game:

46 or fewer = printerati [chose 45] <-- Winner! (TBB 31-9)
47-51 = JeffTheAlpaca [chose 48]
52 or more = JoeySeven [chose 56]

52 goes to JoeySeven for having submitted his pick (56) earlier than JeffTheAlpaca (48)

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Playoff Schedule/Results:

Wild Card Playoffs:
Buffalo 27, Indianapolis 24
LA Rams 30, Seattle 20
Tampa Bay 31, Washington 23
Baltimore 20, Tennessee 13
New Orleans 21, Chicago 9
Cleveland 48, Pittsburgh 37

Divisional Playoffs:
Green Bay 32, LA Rams 18
Buffalo 17, Baltimore 3
Kansas City 22, Cleveland 17
Tampa Bay 30, New Orleans 20

Conference Championships:
Tampa Bay 31, Green Bay 26
Kansas City 38, Buffalo 24

Super Bowl LV:
Tampa Bay 31, Kansas City 9

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Re: DVDTalk 2020 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (18th Annual)

Of those who have played at least half (9) of the 17 years of this pool:
PlayerWLSOPCTYPBF
Jericho21530.776122
dick grayson15610.70591
edman18017710.7104
sleepyhead5514710.65991
Drexl191010.65131
IDrinkMolson211200.636133
koops14800.63691
Daryl231310.635161
Quack16910.635113
chrisih8u171000.63131
Cardsfan11115900.625112
PeMo181100.621126
rabbit77191200.613141
drc201300.606151
fumanstan151000.6124
The Cow141010.58121
the Chief141010.58125
Calculon12900.571101
LorenzoL141100.56132
Red Dog191500.559164
LurkerDan10800.55691
devilshalo151320.533152
Jeremy517151510.5173
Dr Evil131300.5142
BrewCrew111100.5121
flagstone101000.5123
starman90009910.5108
HistoryProf131400.481146
kenbuzz121500.444171
wmansir81000.444114
brizz81000.444106
BravesMG6800.42994
Trevor6910.406107
Ginwen6900.499
Kal Varnsen4910.3211014



All-Time Pool Standings:
PlayerWLSOPCTYPBF
Josh Hinkle400112
wirefan400112
bishop2knight6020.87527
RobV3010.87519
PAL7110.83332
Decker10210.80841
myshtigo4100.822
Doctor Gonzo4100.823
raj9054100.823
matta5110.78626
Jericho21530.776122
acubfaninmd9300.7542
Palaver6200.7535
talemyn4110.7524
Groucho3100.7512
PunchDrunkBob3100.7513
Me007gold3100.7516
Trelach243100.75111
sergtv3100.75112
dick grayson15610.70591
edman18017710.7104
tripfour14600.784
Maquis3110.726
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
Abob Teff2100.667124
sleepyhead5514710.65991
Drexl191010.65131
yojimbo4411610.63974
IDrinkMolson211200.636133
koops14800.63691
Osiris36576320.63658
Daryl231310.635161
Quack16910.635113
chrisih8u171000.63131
Cardsfan11115900.625112
randyba5300.62536
PeMo181100.621126
rabbit77191200.613141
Deftones5310.611413
drc201300.606151
fumanstan151000.6124
slymer6400.641
das Monkey6400.649
deadlax3200.626
Tarantino3200.6211
The Dude3200.6214
zekeburger19793200.6218
lwhy?7500.58364
adrenaline783210.583310
The Cow141010.58121
the Chief141010.58125
Keith66017510.57762
Calculon12900.571101
LorenzoL141100.56132
Red Dog191500.559164
LurkerDan10800.55691
JumpCutz5400.55648
Quake10286500.54555
devilshalo151320.533152
Jeremy517151510.5173
Dr Evil131300.5142
BrewCrew111100.5121
flagstone101000.5123
starman90009910.5108
TomOpus141410.571
WildcatLH6600.566
Arpeggi5500.558
Lunatikk4400.548
Fist of Doom3300.538
Bill Needle5510.525
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
HistoryProf131400.481146
rb legend5600.45569
kenbuzz121500.444171
wmansir81000.444114
brizz81000.444106
lysander4500.44454
U6C844500.44454
NORML546014500.44459
BravesMG6800.42994
hdnmickey3400.429415
Trevor6910.406107
Bill Geiger81210.40555
Ginwen6900.499
Shannon Nutt2300.439
vedderone2300.4320
outcastja2400.333425
movieking1200.333217
lordwow1200.333219
Joseph L1200.333226
namja1200.333227
MovieMaster111200.333228
Kal Varnsen4910.3211014
DVDMagic1300.2539
JoeySeven1300.25311
LaxBandit1300.25325
B.A.0300318
jfoobar0200223
shizawn0200231
Damfino0100117
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
aktick0100138
Flashback0100138
actionjackson290100144
Lt Ripley0100146
Nesbit0100147
cupcake jesus0100149
Spicollidriver10100150


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

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Re: DVDTalk 2020 NFL Playoff Survivor Pool (18th Annual)

List of Reserved Pool Entries:

Unclaimed (21):
  • BravesMG (9 years played)
  • brizz (10 years played)
  • Calculon (2007 Champ)
  • chrisih8u (2010 Champ)
  • devilshalo (15 years played)
  • dick grayson (2005 Champ)
  • Dr Evil (14 years played)
  • Drexl (2006 Champ)
  • edman180 (10 years played)
  • flagstone (12 years played)
  • fumanstan (12 years played)
  • HistoryProf (14 years played)
  • IDrinkMolson (13 years played)
  • koops (2013 Champ)
  • LorenzoL (13 years played)
  • Quack (11 years played)
  • slymer (2008 Champ)
  • starman9000 (10 years played)
  • TomOpus (2014 Champ)
  • Trevor (10 years played)
  • wmansir (11 years played)

Claimed (16):
  • BrewCrew (2012 Champ)
  • Cardsfan111 (11 years played)
  • Daryl (2004 Champ)
  • Decker (2019 Champ)
  • drc (2017, 2018 Champ)
  • Ginwen (9 years played)
  • Jeremy517 (17 years played)
  • Jericho (12 years played)
  • Kal Varnsen (10 years played)
  • kenbuzz (2009 Champ)
  • LurkerDan (2015 Champ)
  • PeMo (12 years played)
  • rabbit77 (2003 Champ)
  • Red Dog (16 years played)
  • sleepyhead55 (2011 Champ)
  • the Chief (12 years played)
  • The Cow (2016 Champ)

There are 24 entries at present, 17 of which were reserved and claimed.
26 spots remain, 21 of which are reserved and may be claimed.
This leaves 5 open spots available, plus any additional spots caused by unclaimed reservations.

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Please DO NOT submit picks yet or post "I'm In!" or "Reserving a spot!" posts to this thread. Such posts will be ignored. I will need until sometime tomorrow to get this set up, but wanted to let everyone know it was coming and to start thinking about their picks.


The pool is officially CLOSED right now.
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Can't wait to flame out again.
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I don't think I'll play this year. That'll open a spot. I have other stuff going on but I'll try to watch the results.
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Ive always wondered. Why is it capped at 50?
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Originally Posted by the Chief View Post
Ive always wondered. Why is it capped at 50?
The old board's software made rendering large tables really difficult. And placing a cap makes it easier for me to manage and keep it updated - moreso now that there are SIX wildcard games for me to stay on top of.
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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.
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Hell, I'll go first and will pre-jinx:

New Orleans, 48
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^ Note.... I'm the only person who has won this pool (2009) but who has a losing record overall (12-15-0)
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