• 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. Curtis's Avatar
      No upsets
    1. StarvinMarvin's Avatar
      No upsets please. And thanks to all you guys and gal who ran the weekly insanity. Gratz to the Champ and for the rest of us, WAIT TIL NEXT YEAR!
    1. mikesteelnation1's Avatar
      All upsets
    1. FrzzerBwler's Avatar
      Ravens

      As for the SB as much as I would like to see SF vs Balt, I think the Harbaugh vs Harbaugh would make the two weeks of normal SB hype even more unbearable than it already is.
    1. vancemeek's Avatar
      No upsets.
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Wow, we're all over the place this weekend.
    1. edave's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by wxwax View Post
      Wow, we're all over the place this weekend.
      I'll do a write up for next week, but we've been pretty good at distribution most of the season.

      All four options are covered for tomorrow with No Upsets leading the pack.
    1. SpartaChris's Avatar
      Falcons
    1. edave's Avatar
      Week 20 (and the season) is in the books, final points:



      Congratulations to Afrocomb, chris, FrzzerBwler, kidjock, Raven and Rich Gapinski for winning the week with the Ravens.

      With the win (for an incredible 7th week running), Raven joins brauneyz in the 11 win bracket and pulls off an Upset Special of his own on points to win Upset Special for the season.



      Full standings

      The complete season to date.

      I'll be back for a wrap up next week but in the meantime, thank you one and all for playing and making this an interesting game.

      Congratulations to Raven and brauneyz for a very successful year.
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