• NEW GAME PROPOSAL: WINNING STREAK

    Here is my idea. You have to pick winners. Pick as many as you want. You get a point for each game you pick correctly. HOWEVER, if you get any of your picks wrong, you get zero points for the week. You must be 100% correct and predict the winner and total score of the Sunday Night game on NBC. The Monday Night Game(s) is not included. So the contest ends after the Sunday Night FOOTBALL. For example, you could pick ONLY the Sunday Night Game, or as many other games as you wish excluding Monday Nights' games.

    Here are my week one picks: I am going for a 6 bagger.

    1) Chicago
    2) New Orleans
    3) Houston
    4) Detroit
    5) Green Bay
    6) Denver 37 points. (I will always take the favorite in my game so the players won't be offended and will actually do interviews with me. You think I am joking, but I learned the hard way on predicting winners).

    If any of my brilliant friends on this site would like to make a little grid with bubbles to pick these winners each week, I won't complain. Hope you like playing WINNING STREAK.

    Comments 57 Comments
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      Cool idea.

      I'll go:
      1) Chicago
      2) Detroit
      3) Houston
      4) Philadelphia
      5) Pittsburgh-48 Points. (27-21, to be exact)
    1. brauneyz's Avatar
      1) NE
      2) DET
      3) HOU
      4) CHI
      5) PIT (31 pts. total)

      This is going to be a very difficult game. Point total prediction is gonna be a beast and will be the undoing of many fine picks. Great idea, CC!
    1. vancemeek's Avatar
      1. Chicago
      2. Philly
      3. Houston
      4. Detroit
      5. San Diego
      6. Pittsburgh (45 points)
    1. Docta's Avatar
      1. New England
      2. Detroit
      3. Philly
      4. Houston
      5. Green Bay
      6. Denver 42 pts

      So if we don't get the point total right, we don't get any points?
    1. DaBearsFan's Avatar
      I'll be wimpy and only predict 4
      1) Chicago
      2) Detroit
      3) Houston
      4) Pittsburgh 35 (28-7)
    1. brauneyz's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Docta View Post

      So if we don't get the point total right, we don't get any points?
      That is my understanding, which is why I said this game's gonna be a beast. I predict a lot of goose eggs on our scoreboard at season's end.
    1. darvon's Avatar
      I predict ALL goose eggs.

      Just picking the winner and the point totals on the SNF football game is probably about a 1% chance of success. And we know too much to spread the point total around a lot to pick up any wins.

      SNF - Pitt 31
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      1) Texans
      2) Falcons
      3) Jets
      4) Steelers (40)
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      Would it make sense to have a degree of difficulty multiplier? For example, if you only pick 1 game, you can only get 1 point. But if you pick 5 games, since even a 4-1 week gives you 0 points, I'd propose that we simply multiply each number by itself for the point total (1x1, 2x2, 3x3,...). Therefore, if you pick 4 games, you either end up with 0 points or 30 points.

      Total SNF points are a tie-breaker or a deal-breaker?

      This is an interesting game. The parlay game.
    1. Bengals1181's Avatar
      I'll take 5 games


      Chicago
      Philly
      Detroit
      New England
      Houston
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Bills
      Falcons
      Eagles
      Texans
      Seattle
      Denver 41.
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      I do think the winner each week should be the one with the longest successful steak and closest to the final score for SNF. If someone hits the exact points, they should get one free firing of Andy for their efforts.

      Whoops, I just got fired.
    1. Swami's Avatar
      This is a great idea - I've created similar. Without having spoken to him, I am CERTAIN that Cris meant the Sunday point total as a mere tie-breaker. Longest 100% correct streak is the winner; points break ties. But 3 games and the exact total loses to 4 games and off by 50 points on the total.

      My picks:

      Cowboys (ha-ha)
      Bills
      Bears
      Eagles
      Patriots
      Texans
      Seahawks
      Steelers 34 points
    1. brauneyz's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Swami View Post
      This is a great idea - I've created similar. Without having spoken to him, I am CERTAIN that Cris meant the Sunday point total as a mere tie-breaker.

      We def need clarification, because this makes it a whole 'nuther ball of wax.
    1. Pruitt's Avatar
      For years I was in a "Pick 6" pool where each contestant guessed 6 games. If you won all 6, you got the pot, otherwise it accumulated until the next week with each participant anteing up accordingly.

      There were usually 10-15 participants and typically, there'd be a winner every 4th week or so.

      I think a great prize would be getting an on-air shout out by Cris.

      I am going to use a theory that once won me a boatload of money on opening weekend in Vegas: the "Grotesque disparity in QB talent" theory. As such...

      Chicago
      Houston
      New England
      New Orleans
      Detroit
      Denver (52) - (not subject to the theory!)
    1. GoBigOrGoHome's Avatar
      I like the pick six idea.

      PIT 31 - DEN 13 (the over/under is at 44.5, so I am taking the under, barely)

      GB
      CHI
      DET
      NO
      HOU

      to round out my six pack.
    1. Ragar's Avatar
      1) Pit 27 Den 24 (51 total)
      2) CHI
      3) PHI
      4) Det
      5) NE
    1. Raven's Avatar
      Chicago
      Philly
      Detroit
      Houston
      New Orleans
      Pittsburgh-36 pts
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Trumpetbdw View Post
      1) Texans
      2) Falcons
      3) Jets
      4) Steelers (40)
      Forget it. If most of you guys are going 6, I'm going 6, and adding a little degree of difficulty to boot!

      1) Texans
      2) Falcons
      3) Jets
      4) Bears
      5) TITANS
      6) Steelers (40)

      Bam
    1. RSConn5's Avatar
      New Orleans
      Chicago
      Philly
      Houston
      Lions
      Patriots
      Packers
      Denver (38 points)