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  • 2012 FP Upset Special Challenge: Week #20 Conference Championship



    brauneyz retains her 1 game lead over Raven, Colts01 and Pruitt who get one last shot to at the ring. It's amazing that this is the last week of the 2012 Upset Special Challenge.

    Current standings.

    Last weeks results.

    Season to date.

    Now on to Week #20 of the FP Upset Special Challenge. Let's get busy.

    You can join us every week. You can join mid-season. If you miss a week, so what? Come back next week. We're just glad you're here and you'll always have me to talk to down at the bottom of the standings.

    Rules:

    • One pick per week
    • Your chosen team must be at least a (+3) underdog I have suspended the 3 point rule for the playoffs to ensure we get as many of the games as possible. (Only games listed in this column are eligible)
    • 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)
    • There will be a points system to determine a winner in the event of a tie
    • 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 5 minutes prior to kickoff of the first game of the week in question. This includes Thursday Night Football and Saturday Playoff games. The 'No Upsets' option is confined to the Upset Possibilities listed in this article.
    • The All Upsets Option: Re-introduced for the playoffs, it is what it sounds like. Scoring is the same as that used for 'No Upsets'. Also like 'No Upsets', the pick must be made at least 5 minutes before the first game begins.
    • Picks are due no later than 5 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 Wednesday 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 Special Possibilities (odds by OddsShark). Underdogs in bold.

    NFC Conference Championship

    • 49ers @ Falcons (+4)


    AFC Conference Championship

    • Ravens (+9) @ Patriots


    Dave's Week #20 Upset Special:

    I'll take the Ravens, just to keep up my level of interest in the second to last game of the season.

    Comments 29 Comments
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      I really hate jinxing Kaba, but I like Ravens chances more.
    1. KabaModernFan's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Rich Gapinski View Post
      I really hate jinxing Kaba, but I like Ravens chances more.
      Oh no you don't! Falcons +4!
    1. mkocs6's Avatar
      I will take no upsets.
    1. tubbs1518's Avatar
      No Upsets.
    1. cml's Avatar
      no upsets.
    1. Raven's Avatar
      I'm going with the homer pick again. The Ray Ray Magical Mystery Tour continues. Ravens +9
    1. Pruitt's Avatar
      No upsets.
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Falcons.

      Dang, I hate when I jinx a team.
    1. brauneyz's Avatar
      No upsets, please.
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      Oh what the heck. I have SF winning, but always love a home dog. Plus, the Harbaugh Super Bowl is too perfect a narrative.

      I'll take both Atlanta and Baltimore. Give me All Upsets.
    1. Docta's Avatar
      Atl +4
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      Falcons
    1. jhinkamp's Avatar
      all upsets
    1. xmenehune's Avatar
      no upsets...
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Is there a way both AFC teams could lose? I'm tired of the Pats, however admirable they are. And I have a pretty intense dislike of Ray Lewis, sure don't want two weeks of him hogging the cameras.
    1. DaBearsFan's Avatar
      No upsets
    1. kidjock's Avatar
      Ravens
    1. Afrocomb's Avatar
      Ravens
    1. BuckeyeRidley's Avatar
      No upsets.
    1. chris's Avatar
      ravens