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Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:05 pm

sealhall74 wrote:I know I am ready for some college football, Pick'em or no Pick'em. The contest is pretty much the same as it was last year but I added a preseason poll sidebet pick for week 1. I also have some ideas for a couple of new sidebets involving fight songs but they are not quite finalized yet. If you have some ideas for keeping the contest fresh and challenging, I would love to hear them. As always, there is no fee to play. E-gift prizes for weekly and regular season winners. Also an FCS Playoff bracket pool and the more you play during the regular season, the bigger your potential payoff for it. There is a Guest login account you can use to take a test drive. Below is the link to get the ball rolling:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... l8/pubhtml

ST, is there a spot somewhere on the site for a link to this?
You got it man...and as always, thanks for doing this. It's a great thing that helps get people interested in the site, in Leatherneck and MVFC football, and is a lot of fun.

The link has been added to the lower menu bar in the title bar...you'll find it between the Forum and the GoLeathernecks.com links.
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Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:02 pm

i'm confused on what the arrows are for when i pick a team
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Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:42 pm

leatherneckcountry wrote:i'm confused on what the arrows are for when i pick a team
Which arrows in which section?
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Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:08 pm

ST_Lawson wrote:
leatherneckcountry wrote:i'm confused on what the arrows are for when i pick a team
Which arrows in which section?
the game picks section if i try to pick for example ndsu arrows pop up
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Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:13 pm

leatherneckcountry wrote:the game picks section if i try to pick for example ndsu arrows pop up
Ah, you actually are supposed to pick the margin of victory (the arrows let you increase or decrease the margin, or you can just type it in).

So, instead of just picking NDSU to beat CSU, you pick by how much. If you think NDSU beats CSU by two TDs, then put down 14 in the NDSU field. If you think CSU squeaks out a win by a FG, put in 3 for CSU.

This makes things a bit more accurate, since there's few enough games that it's entirely possible for multiple people to have the same picks for winners....but margin of victory allows him to calculate much more accurately...the closer you are to the margin of victory, the more "points" you get towards winning the week.

Let me know if you have any other questions. I've done this every year that Seal has put it together (the last 2 years, I think?), so I'm pretty familiar with how he has it set up.
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Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:38 pm

ST_Lawson wrote:
leatherneckcountry wrote:the game picks section if i try to pick for example ndsu arrows pop up
Ah, you actually are supposed to pick the margin of victory (the arrows let you increase or decrease the margin, or you can just type it in).

So, instead of just picking NDSU to beat CSU, you pick by how much. If you think NDSU beats CSU by two TDs, then put down 14 in the NDSU field. If you think CSU squeaks out a win by a FG, put in 3 for CSU.

This makes things a bit more accurate, since there's few enough games that it's entirely possible for multiple people to have the same picks for winners....but margin of victory allows him to calculate much more accurately...the closer you are to the margin of victory, the more "points" you get towards winning the week.

Let me know if you have any other questions. I've done this every year that Seal has put it together (the last 2 years, I think?), so I'm pretty familiar with how he has it set up.
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