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  • FootballPros.com Upset Special Challenge: Playoff Week 20 FINALS WEEK



    First, a Public Service Announcement:

    All you Packer fans, please line up behind the Saints fans for counseling. All of you that had Tebow, please increase your dosage.


    Now then….


    This is the FINALS week for 2011 FP Upset Special.

    Last week we had 14 WINNERS. Get us to Vegas.

    I didn't get to watch any of the games last week, due to family stuff. Did I miss anything good?

    This week the decks are clear…so expect Boring Football.




    Remember, we have additional NEW Rules for the Playoffs.

    We will list any game with a minimum spread of 2.5 as an Upset.

    We will have an ALL UPSETS designation with scoring rules same as NO UPSETS.





    Rules:

    • One pick per week
    • Your chosen team must be at least a (+3) underdog
    • Your chosen team must win the game outright (no 'pushes' or 'covers')
    • Season winner is the one with the most upsets correctly chosen between Week #1 through the Conference Championship Games (20 weeks all together) (i.e. TOTAL WINS)
    • There will be a points system to determine a winner in the event of a tie (i.e. TOTAL POINTS are used ONLY to break ties).
    • Points will be accumulated by adding the game spreads for your correct picks (if you take Carolina (+4.5) and Carolina wins, you will be awarded a win and 4.5 points). Be careful making picks based on the number of points possible. Points only count if you are tied for the total wins lead when the whole contest is finished.
    • The No Upsets Option: Predict correctly that 'No Upsets' will occur in any given week and you will be awarded one win and a point total equal to the sum of all the spreads in that week's Upset Special. If you wish to exercise the 'No Upsets' Option, that prediction is due by 12:30 PM Eastern on Sunday of the week in question.
    • Picks are due no later than 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the broadcast time for your game. The FootballPros.com time stamp on your post is gospel.
    • Spread lines will be posted Thursday and will remain static throughout the week. This isn't The Sports Book at Caesar's Palace, after all.


    Prizes to be determined but may include a cool icon denoting your status as *ahem* Upset Special Top Dog, a hat or t-shirt or possibly tickets to the Super Bowl (NOT!!).



    Week #20 Upset Possibilities: Odds by USAToday, Underdogs in bold, all times are Eastern




    Sunday Games

    Baltimore(+7) @ Pats
    Giants (+2.5) @ San Fran




    And of course you can pick NO UPSETS or now, ALL UPSETS.

    Darvons's Week #20 Upset Special


    I am picking Giants (+2.5) as a hex. (You OWE me Clem)


    Will it be THE REVENGE BOWL or THE BROTHER BOWL
    or THE I-295 BOWL or THE HARVARD/STANFORD FEUD?

    Tune in and see….

    Last Week's Results:


    Code:
    Name	Week 1	Week 2	Week 3	Week 4	Week 5	Week 6	Week 7	Week 8	Week 9	Week 10	Week 11	Name	Week 12	Week 13	Week 14	Week 15	Week 16	Week 17	WC	Div.	Conf. 	TOTAL
    cml	1003	1003	1007.5	0	0	1004.5	1003	1003.5			1006.5	cml	1006.5	1003	1003.5	1003.5		1003		1003.5	0	13054
    msclem	1003	0	1003.5	1008.5	0	1004.5	1004	1003.5	1008	1007		msclem		1003		1003.5				1003.5		11052
    darvon	0	1003	1007.5	0	1005.5	1004.5	1004		1008			darvon			1003.5	1006.5	1003			1003.5		10049
    GoBigO	1003	0	1003.5	0	1003			1003.5	1008			GoBigO		1003	1003.5	1003.5		1003.5		1008		10042.5
    Docta	0	0	0	1008.5	0	1004.5			1008.5	1003.5		Docta		1007.5	1003.5	1003.5	1003		1008			9050.5
    Afroco	0	1003	1007.5	1008.5	1003		1003	1003.5				Afroco		1004.5				1003.5		1003.5		9040
    braune	1005.5	1003	0	0	1003				1008	1003.5		braune		1003	1003.5	1003.5	1003					9036
    Polish	1005.5	0	1009	0	0		1003			1007	1004.5	Polish			1003.5		1006			1003.5		8042
    xmeneh	1005.5	0	0	0	1010		1003	1003.5		1003.5	1006.5	xmeneh			1003	1006.5						8041.5
    Phil M	1003	1003	1007.5	1003	0		1003.5					Phil M				1006.5	1003			1008		8037.5
    ScottD	1005.5	1003	1009	0	1003		1003.5					ScottD				1006.5	1003	1003.5				8037
    Sparta	1005.5	0	0	0				1003.5	1008		1004.5	Sparta		1003		1003.5	1003	1003				8034
    jhinka	1003	0	0	0	1005.5		1004				1004.5	jhinka			1003	1003.5	1006			1003.5		8033
    red13	1003	1003	1003.5	0	1005.5			1003.5		1003.5		red13	1006.5				1003					8031.5
    Turk S	1003	1003	0	0	1003		1004			1003.5		Turk S			1003.5	1006.5		1003				8029.5
    vancem	1003	0	1003.5	0	0			1003.5		1003.5		vancem			1003	1003.5	1003	1003				8026
    jfkasp	1003	0	1003.5	1003	0		1003			1003.5		jfkasp			1003		1003	1003				8025
    Darren	1005.5	0	1009	0	0	0	1003.5	1003.5	1008.5	0	0	Darren	1006.5	1004.5								7041
    Amy	1003	0	1003.5	0	1005.5		1004				1006.5	Amy			1003					1003.5		7029
    wxwax	0	0	1003.5	1003	0		1003.5		1004	1007		wxwax					1003			1003.5		7027.5
    hobbes	0	1003	0	0	0			1003.5			1004.5	hobbes	1006.5	1003			1003			1003.5		7027
    Trumpe	1003	1003	0	1003	0	1004			1004		1006.5	Trumpe			1003							7026.5
    Pruitt	1005.5	1003	1003	0	1005.5		1003.5				1006.5	Pruitt										6027
    kidjoc		1003		0		1004.5	1004	1003.5			1004.5	kidjoc				1006.5						6026
    jship2		1003	0	0	1005.5		1003.5	1003.5				jship2		1004.5	1003.5							6023.5
    DaBear	0	1003	0	0	0		1004		1003			DaBear	1006.5		1003	1003.5						6023
    mikest	1003	1003	0	0	1003		1003					mikest		1007.5		1003.5						6023
    Starvi		1003	1003.5	0	0		1003.5	1003.5				Starvi				1006.5		1003				6023
    Stoll		1003	1003	0	1003		1004				1004.5	Stoll			1003							6020.5
    FrzzrB	1003	0	1003.5	0	1003		1003	1003.5				FrzzrB			1003							6019
    Raven	1003	1003	0	0	0		1003.5					Raven			1003	1003.5	1003					6019
    trh500	1005.5	0	1009	1008.5	1010						1006.5	trh500										5039.5
    Ripper	1005.5	1006.5	1009	0	den					1003.5	1006.5	Ripper										5031
    KabaMo	0	0	1003.5	0	0		1004					KabaMo				1003.5	1006			1008		5025
    Buckey	1003	1006.5	1003.5	0	0			1003.5				Buckey					1006					5022.5
    Eagles		0	1003	0	0		1003.5					Eagles	1006.5		1003		1006					5022
    Zambia		0	1009	0	0				1004			Zambia							1008	1008		4029
    Andy F	1003			0						1003.5	1006.5	Andy F					1003					4016
    iwatt	1003	1003	0	0	0			1003.5			1006.5	iwatt										4016
    Swami	1005.5	1003	0	0	0		1003	1003.5				Swami										4015
    CliffB		0	1003.5	0	1003			1003.5	1004			CliffB										4014
    Cris C	1007.5	0	0		1003				1004			Cris C										3014.5
    Caleb 	1003		1007.5	0			1003.5					Caleb 										3014
    giants	1003	1003	1007.5	0	0							giants										3013.5
    MrEd					1003		1003			1007		MrEd										3013
    Colts0	0	1003	0	0	0							Colts0			1003.5					1003.5		3010
    mkocs6	0	1003	0	0	1003		1003					mkocs6										3009
    Curtis			1003.5	0	0							Curtis				1014.5						2018
    JTStic	1007.5	0	1003.5	0	0							JTStic										2011
    damgen	1007.5	0	0		0				1003			damgen										2010.5
    micha2		0	1003.5	0	1005.5							micha2										2009
    Reader	1005.5	1003										Reader										2008.5
    RSConn	0	0	0	0	0		1003		1004			RSConn										2007
    Yankee	1003	0		0			1004					Yankee										2007
    MachoM	1003	0	0	0			1003					MachoM										2006
    rfanto	1003	1003										rfanto										2006
    BMW	0			1008.5								BMW										1008.5
    WashPr	1007.5											WashPr										1007.5
    Glozzo	0	0		0	1005.5							Glozzo										1005.5
    Mor					1005.5							Mor										1005.5
    packa7	1005.5											packa7										1005.5
    Lancer										1003.5		Lancer										1003.5
    Blue49	1003											Blue49										1003
    BobbyD	1003											BobbyD										1003
    Chompu	1003											Chompu										1003
    Dave L												Dave L					1003					1003
    fatimu	1003											fatimu										1003
    happy3	1003											happy3										1003
    HGP2		1003										HGP2										1003
    Lebrac				1003								Lebrac										1003
    ltcomp	1003											ltcomp										1003
    rkny	1003											rkny										1003
    sambam	0	0	0	0	1003							sambam										1003
    sco123	1003											sco123										1003
    ScottW	1003	0										ScottW										1003
    airchi	0											airchi										0
    Bengal	0	0										Bengal										0
    Chilly	0	0										Chilly										0
    FessJL	0	0										FessJL										0
    fixer		0										fixer										0
    GBPKS	0											GBPKS										0
    jeremy	0											jeremy										0
    Ragar	0	0	0									Ragar										0
    strudl		0										strudl										0
    tubbs1				0								tubbs1										0
    walzav	0											walzav										0
    willwo	0	0										willwo										0

    Comments 25 Comments
    1. DaBearsFan's Avatar
      No Upsets
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      Allow me to be the first to officially jinx the Ravens (+7).

      I intentionally didn't look at the spreads this week until I read this. I thought for sure the Giants would have been made a 2-4 point favorite using last year's run by the Packers as a guide. Both lines are very interesting to me, but part of me is looking forward to the 13-3 bloodbath between SF-Baltimore in two weeks.

      Also, I could be wrong, but I'm a firm believer in what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Some QBs drafted #1 overall killed themselves (JaMarcus Russell), and some were killed by poor circumstances (David Carr, Tim Couch, etc). Alex Smith should have been in that second group, but somehow never allowed himself to be killed by perhaps the worst extended impossible situation any top overall pick has ever experienced, with defensive minded coaches and a revolving door at OC. It wasn't pretty, and he was left in a ditch on more than one occasion, but Alex Smith has survived, and now finally has good coaching stability. If, after all of these years marked with failure, Alex Smith becomes one of the key componants of a 49er championship, I can't think of a more improbable, or better story.

      For what it's worth, Urban Meyer always believed in Alex Smith as a pro quarterback.
    1. KabaModernFan's Avatar
      No Upsets
    1. Afrocomb's Avatar
      No Upsets
    1. Colts01's Avatar
      Giants
    1. GoBigOrGoHome's Avatar
      Ravens (+7)
    1. cml's Avatar
      No upsets.
    1. brauneyz's Avatar
      G-men for the upset!
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Giants
    1. Docta's Avatar
      Giants +2.5
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Giants, unfortunately.
    1. FrzzerBwler's Avatar
      In my best John Facenda voice: The New York Football Giants


      All of you that had Tebow, please increase your dosage.
      Ok. Bartender another round please, yes on darvon's tab as usual
    1. jfkaspar's Avatar
      ravens
    1. StarvinMarvin's Avatar
      Balt
    1. Raven's Avatar
      Ravens +7
    1. ZambianBillsFan's Avatar
      Baltimore
    1. SpartaChris's Avatar
      Giants
    1. vancemeek's Avatar
      Giants.
    1. Polishguy00's Avatar
      Giants
    1. xmenehune's Avatar
      no upsets

      when the no.1 D SF beat the no.1 O NO (IMO), it was impressive, enough for me to think SF all the way...