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2017 Survivor and Pick'em

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  1. flv

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    #1 flv, Sep 2, 2017
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    The 2017 ROD Survivor and Pick'em Pools are OPEN

    You can join one or more;

    Survivor regular season double-elimination pool


    At the top of your screen, click on 'Survivor', click on 'Manage your pools', and then select the 'ROD 2017 regular season double elimination' pool under the 'Available Pools' section lower down the page.

    LOCATE GAMES (Drop Down Menu from Top)
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    MANAGE YOUR POOLS
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    A Week 1 pick can be made any time between now, (August 28), and the Week1 game of your choice starting. Unlike Pick'em members will be able to pick Thursday games if they wish. Some feedback on when members would like their notifications would be nice. The system automatically generates 2 'make your picks' notifications, (which members can turn off in their settings if they wish). These notifications are exactly 24 hours apart. Provisionally i've set these notifications for 10:00 EST on Tuesday and Wednesday. These times are open to alteration if members generally want them earlier or later.

    Pick'em; there are 3 pools open.

    These too are located on the top menu of our site.

    1) 2017 Official ROD Pick'em.
    If you're only going to join 1 Pick'em then join this game. It's very simple to play. Games scheduled for Thursdays are NOT on any of the Pick'em lists so you won't miss out because of a forgotten game. ALL other games are listed. That means Saturday games and the early Sunday games from Great Britain are included. Simply pick the winner of each game and you get 1 point for each winning pick. Most points at the end of the regular season - wins!

    2) 2017 Spread Pick'em. We weren't going to offer this as we expected it would require us to type in the whole NFL schedule over again and score the game separately from other Pick'ems. Since that isn't the case, and we can do it all on 1 schedule, all we'll have to add is the spread - so we'll go with it. In this game you are trying to beat the spread betting line. If a team is more than a 50% chance to win then winning won't be enough. The team will have to win and cover a number of additional points. How many additional points depends on how likely they are to win. A favoured team might have to win by more than 3½, more than 7½ or even more than 14½ if they're heavily favoured. It's a Pick'em for gamblers. Conversely underdogs DON'T have to win. They simply have to 'not lose by more than the spread'. We'll use the ESPN Pick'em spread line for this game. That line comes out at 15:00 EST on Tuesdays. You can make picks before or after then but we will be adding spreads between Tuesday and Saturday. It's free to play so feel free to join in. (y)

    3) 19-Handicap. This is a straight Pick'em you won't find anywhere else. There are no spreads so all your picks have to do is win. The twist is in the scoring. This is NOT a 1-point-for-a winner game. The simplest explanation is there are 37 points per game and how many points you get depends on how likely your winning team is to win. A team that's only a 40% chance will get you 60% of the points if they win, a 56% favourite will win you 44% of the points, and a 74% favourite will only win you 26% of the points. You still have to pick winners, (as there are 0 points for a losing pick), but it's more about judging the risk/reward of each pick. This is a $10K ROD$ pay-to-play game. (What else are you going to do with those ROD$? ;)). The prize pool will be 125% of the entry fees + ROD$50K. 68% of the prize fund is in weekly prizes so it's still worth playing even if you're out of contention for a top 3 finish. Points value choices and all scoring will be listed on the 19-Handicap thread:

    ramsondemand.com/threads/19-handicap-unofficial-rod-straight-pickem-2017.49767/

    ...and NOT on the Pick'em pool itself. The pool is simply a place to make your picks. ESPN's spread line will be the gauge of how likely a team is to win. Picks will be worth 19 points +/- the ESPN handicap line. Half points will be rounded down. So...a 3½ favourite will be worth 15½, (rounded down to 15), and a 3½ point underdog will be worth 22½, (rounded down to 22).

    Good luck with whichever game(s) you choose to play.
     
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    I've received a query about the scoring in both the Official ROD Pick'em and the Spread Pick'em.

    Both Pick'ems are 1 point for a win. No ifs, no buts.

    Also;

    The Spread Pick'em has been updated with the Week 1 ESPN spreads for anyone wishing to play that game. Just another reminder that the primary game we're running is the 2017 Official ROD Pick'em. It's a straight Pick'em where you just pick the winner of each game, and you get 1 point for each correct pick.

    Lastly; here is our first post for the 2017 Survivor and Pick'em games.

    http://www.ramsondemand.com/threads/2017-rod-survivor-and-pickem-now-open.50691/
     
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    We have more than 50 players signed up for Survivor so far!

    The more the better in both Survivor and Pick'em!

    Join today and have some fun with us.

    :yess:
     
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    The Buccaneers @Dolphins games scheduled for Week 1 has been locked. If anyone has picked either team for Survivor, (it shows as 0% but we're making sure), could they please let us know so we can unlock the game when they're around and let them alter their pick. We should be able to just delete the game from the schedule but we haven't yet tested the system to see what happens to other picks if we do that. Both Survivor and Pick'em can be a bit glitchy so we might just leave the game on the system without entering a result.

    ...and it's not to late to join any of the games. All of the games will be open until Sunday. Thursday games are not included in Pick'em so joining after the Patriots season opener won't have any impact.
     
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    Up over 60 in Survivor.

    :yess:
     
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    Where do I make my picks? I'm cornfused....
     
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    Click on the SURVIVOR or PICKEM options at the top of the page. Then manage your picks in all the pools you want to play in.
     
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    Per @Selassie I it's right at the top and a little tricky to see. Here is an image;

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    It's not too late!

    We have greater than 70 signed up, and on our way to 80+.

    :yess:

    Games are built right into RamsOnDemand and easy to play. If you haven't played before, no problem! It's takes only minutes!

    There are no winners or losers, unless of course you choose not to play... :p
     
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    It's still not too late to join any of the Survivor or Pick'em games. You have until 13:00 EST on Sunday to join and make picks. Obviously you can't pick the Chiefs in Survivor this week :ROFLMAO:, but Thursday games aren't included in Pick'ems so you wouldn't be 1 pick behind.
     
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    Just over 10 minutes left to sign-up and make, (or alter) picks.
     
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    One and done. My dumb azz picked Houston.:dizzy:
     
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    No worries. That's your 1 mistake for the season. All you've got to do now is win 16 straight to survive. If it's any consolation there are others in the same boat due to the Patriots loss.
     
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    Pick'em has been updated after Sunday's games. Ignore the 'out of 15'. There are 2 games yet to be played and when I delete the Dolphins game it'll be 1 game less. Current scores are out of 12.

    Survivor has to be treated with kid gloves so i'm not touching it until Tuesday.




    ...and it's still not too late to join Survivor! However, you'd have to pick 1 of the 4 Monday Night teams for Week 1.
     
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    Thx for the post flv, I forgot it's double elimination. :yess:
     
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    I know I push saved picks as I have been doing this for years and year before last was top 8.Say my picks didn't register?
     
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    As I said on the Pick'em thread - I can only sympathize. You're the 3rd person I know of to say that. RhodyRams said the same thing happened to him whilst leading the competition last year. Unfortunately there's not really anything we can about it after the fact.

    I can only give members this advice. Makes picks early in the week - any picks, just make picks - then edit those picks later in the week. If it doesn't show you as having made any picks when you later come to edit them then be very careful. Maybe let us know and PM a copy of your picks.
     
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    The early games Sportsbooks have been settled and Pick'em has been updated. SNF & MNF odds have been updated. I have an early start on Monday so I won't be settling and updating the afternoon games until Monday evening. If someone else wants to do that before Monday evening then be my guest. (y)
     
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    Tevon and Donald are prime examples of how important the off-season is. Tevon can't handle a punt and Donald is still rusty.
     
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    Ah, so that's why you joined Survivor but didn't make picks. :confused:
     
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