Here are the Official Rules for competing in Howie's CCL Football Competition Thing:Rule #1
- You do not have to play every week to be eligible for a prize, but every week that you participate you must pick all of the games for that week. If there are sixteen games played that week and you only pick fifteen then your entry does not count.Rule #2
- Your entry must be posted by kickoff of the first game of the week. Most weeks this year there will be a Thursday Night game. Any picks received after that time (since I live in Richmond, VA we will go with Eastern Standard Time) will be invalid. I will post the week's schedule on Tuesdays as early as possible along with the deadline for entering.Rule #3
- Trash talking is
allowed. Just remember that we are all adults here
and personal attacks, racial taunts, cursing and talkin bout somebody's Mama is uncalled for and unwanted. It's a game, let's have fun! Now for the Competition!
There will be one overall winner and five other categories in which a prize will be awarded. The overall winner will be determined by averaging your scores in the five other categories. You will be assigned a number inversely based on your order of finish in each category.
1st place - 10 pts
2nd place - 9 pts
3rd place - 8 pts
4th place - 7 pts
5th place - 6 pts
6th place - 5 pts
7th place - 4 pts
8th place - 3 pts
9th place - 2 pts
10th place - 1 pt
Five Categories with a maximum of ten points available per. Highest possible Total Score is 50 - if you finish first in all 5 categories!
So if your Finish looks like this:
Total Points - 2nd place - 9 pts
Weekly High Score - 6th place - 5 pts
Lock Pick - 4th place - 7 pts
MNF - 8th place - 3 pts
W/L% - 3rd place - 8 pts
Your Overall Score would be: 32 out of a possible 50The Categories Are:Total Points
Each week that you play you will earn points. Five simply for participating and additional points for each correct game that you pick. If you pick the favorite and that team wins you get 1 point. If you pick the underdog and that team wins you get two points. Favorite/Underdog will be determined with the early line. If it changes during the week (unlikely) we will go with the early line. Point spreads will not be a factor. You get three points for selecting the correct Monday Night Football winner regardless of favorite/underdog status. You get three points for a successful Lock Pick, however if your Lock Pick is wrong you lose one point.For example:
You go 8-8 the first week. Of your eight correct picks five were favorites (5 pts) and three were underdogs (6 pts). Your MNF pick was correct (3 pts) but you missed your Lock Pick (-1 pt). Add in five points for participating and...
Your Weekly Score is 5+6+3-1+5=17 pts
This score is cumulative, each week that you play your score will be added to your total. At the end of the year whoever has the most total points wins a prize. This category favors players who participate often.Weekly High Score
As stated above, each week that you play you earn a score for that week. At the end of the season whoever has the highest one week total wins a prize. The perfect one week score is 39. That's participation points plus you have to pick all sixteen games correctly with most teams being underdogs.
14 correct picks (all underdogs) 28 pts
Lock Pick 3 pts
MNF 3 pts
Participation 5 pts
39 points - Perfect Score and probably unobtainable
You only need to play one week to win a prize in this category. But you have to be nearly perfect. Keep in mind that several weeks have fewer games due to BYE's and therefore fewer points are available to pick up. A shrewd player can still rack up a decent score.Lock Pick
Instead of doing a Survival Pool (sorry, didn't see enough interest) I am going with the Lock Pick. The way this works is that each week you select one team that you guarantee will win. If you are correct then you receive 3 points, but if you are wrong it costs you 1 point.
At the end of the season whoever has the most correct Lock Picks wins a prize. There are 17 weeks therefore 17 opportunities.
You do not have to designate one of your weekly choices as a Lock Pick but you might get a little good-natured ribbing if you don't.
The catch is that once you select a team as your Lock Pick, you cannot select that team again in this
category. You can still pick that team to win, just not as your Lock Pick. This is to prevent people from picking the Patriots every week. But you are still allowed to pick against
say, the Raiders every week! Monday Night Football
Each correct MNF game that you pick gets you three points regardless of favorite/underdog. At the end of the season whoever picked the most correct Monday Night games earns a prize. Seventeen weeks, 17 chancesWeekly Win/Loss Percentage
Each week that you play you will get a W/L% based on your correct picks. This score is cumulative and will change every week that you play. You do not have to play every week to win this category.
Wk 1 - You go 8-8 50%
Wk 2 - 12-4 75%
Two week total is 20-12 so your new W/L% is 62.5%
Wk 3 - you don't play, your score stays the same
Wk 4 - 5-11 45.4%
New total is 25-23 52%
At the end of the season whoever has the best Win/Loss Percentage wins a prize.Prizes
All prizes will be awarded at the end of the season. In case of a tie the Playoffs will be used as a Tie-Breaker. The prize package can be found here:Prizes
I will be participating. If I come in First Place in any category then the prize will be awarded to the second place finisher.
Good Luck everyone! Feel free to ask questions or if you need clarification on anything!