Tuesday, August 26, 2008
BYU football pick 'em 2008
Hello there, readers.
It's game week, and my thoughts are consumed with football. During this time I devour any information I can get, and my passion has intensified to explosive levels. What's more, my anxiousness has only become stronger now that I don't have the Olympics and those pasty white, dead-looking Chinese divers to distract me.
I'm sure you can all relate.
Anyway, while daydreaming about BYU and the pummelling we're sure be handing out to all our foes I came up with an idea.
I will host my own pick 'em game complete with a complex scoring system, weekly standings and a prize or two for the winners. Here's how it will work.
*Everyone who wants to play needs to email me at AdamsSportsBlog@gmail.com. Include your name for the weekly standings.
*To play, pick the winners and the scores of all 12 regular season BYU games and email me your picks (again, at AdamsSportsBlog@gmail.com). Also, keep a copy of your picks for yourself, in case you'd like to make changes as the weeks go by.
*As a tiebreaker, pick your prediction for a bowl game. Include the bowl, BYU's opponent and the final score.
*Each week I will assign points to each player based on their picks. The scoring will work thusly: 20 points for guessing the correct outcome (winner, loser), and up to 10 points for guessing the correct score of each team--for a total of 40 possible points each week.
The score points will be determined by how close a pick is to the actual score. Each player will receive 10 points per team for a perfect pick, nine points for a pick that is one point off, eight points for a pick that is two points off, etc.
Your Pick: BYU 35, UNI 14
Actual Score: BYU 42, UNI 9
You would win 20 points for guessing the correct outcome (a BYU win), 3 points for being within 7 of BYU's actual score, and 5 points for being within 5 of UNI's score for a grand total of 32 points. Does that make sense? If not, read these rules at Cougarfan.com. They do a better job explaining it, and I'm basically just ripping them off anyway.
*Weekly standings will be kept on the right side of my blog.
*You should email me your picks for the whole season before this Friday, but you can make changes to your picks as the weeks go on (except tiebreaker predictions. Those cannot be changed). All picks are final at noon on the day before game day (Friday, Thursday or Wednesday--whatever the case may be).
*The winner will be the person with the most points at the end of the season. He or she will receive a second-hand trophy and a BYU t-shirt of their choice from the BYU bookstore ($25 limit) courtesy of Adam's Sports Blog. I'm not sure about second place, but I'm thinking something along the lines of a Twix bar.
*Also, the first person to score a perfect 40 during the course of the season will be given a special mystery prize.
*If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at AdamsSportsBlog@gmail.com