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 NFL Wipeout 2011 Goto page 1234567891011 1, 2, 3 ... 9, 10, 11  Next
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Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:00 pm    Post subject: 1 NFL Wipeout Rules: This game is played in 17 weekly rounds, one round for each week of the regular National Football League season. In each round, before any NFL games for that week have started, each players sends the game moderator (me) a selection of one or more teams that are scheduled to play that week. After the final game for that week is over, each player receives a score equal to the sum of scores of the teams he selected. However, each player who selected that week's lowest scoring team gets zero instead. If more than one team ties for low score then selecting any of them earns zero points. Teams that don't play in a week aren't counted as scoring zero. There is no penalty for selecting such a team. Example, if the scores are:Steelers 23Raiders 20Jets 16Colts 7Browns 54Ravens 3A player choosing the Steelers, Raiders, and Colts would get the sum of their scores, 50 points. A player choosing the Browns and the Jets would get 70 points. A player choosing the Raiders, Jets, Colts, and Ravens would get no points because the Ravens had the lowest score. After the last game of each week the players' choices for that week, points earned, and total scores so far will be posted in the game thread. Players who miss the deadline for sending selections will use their previous week's selections. They might get no points for it but it's better than getting a certain zero by not having a selection at all. A player can also send a default list of teams to be used if deadlines are missed. A default list can be changed as often as the player likes. Players can start late but will get no points for the weeks they miss. The player with the highest total score after the 17th week has been played and scored is the winner. Strategy: Obviously, if you select all of the teams you'll get no points. Choosing many teams will probably get you zero but could get you a lot of points if you're lucky or knowledgeable. If you're behind in the end game that might be a good strategy. Choosing few teams will probably get you some points but could get you none if you're unlucky. If you're ahead in the end game you might want to do this to avoid taking a zero. Knowing the teams could help. You might want to avoid teams that have been scoring poorly and teams that are playing against strong defensive teams that week. Here are the deadlines for each week's selections:Thursday, September 8 at 8:30 PM EDTSunday, September 18 at 1:00 PM EDTSunday, September 25 at 1:00 PM EDTSunday, October 2 at 1:00 PM EDTSunday, October 9 at 1:00 PM EDTSunday, October 16 at 1:00 PM EDTSunday, October 23 at 1:00 PM EDTSunday, October 30 at 1:00 PM EDTSunday, November 6 at 1:00 PM ESTThursday, November 10 at 8:20 PM ESTThursday, November 17 at 8:20 PM ESTThursday, November 24 at 12:30 PM ESTThursday, December 1 at 8:20 PM ESTThursday, December 8 at 8:20 PM ESTThursday, December 15 at 8:20 PM ESTThursday, December 22 at 8:20 PM ESTSunday, January 1 at 1:00 PM ESTComplete schedule for the NFL 2011 season. Selections can be sent by private message or by email. If you use email be sure to include your Grey Labyrinth screen name in your message. You can list the teams by team name or location name except New York in which case you have to say whether it's the Jets or the Giants. One team per line would be nice. There is no signup deadline. I recommend signing up before the first week of the season.
Busted!

 Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:52 pm    Post subject: 2 /in_________________"Heads you're good, tails you fail" says my fortune cookie
JDTAY
obseletes now

 Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:00 pm    Post subject: 3 /in, but don't expect my first list until Opening Week._________________Prohibit nothing. Disclose everything.
Undercover Monk
Professor Chaos

 Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:43 pm    Post subject: 4 /in maybe it will depend on ho much free time I have_________________The Classic Blunders: 1. never get involved in a land war in Asia 2.Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line 3. Never release Peyton Manning
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:11 pm    Post subject: 5 Sigh. I always am out of the running by the fourth week, but, what the heck, I'll try again.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:49 am    Post subject: 6 All right! 3½ players already!
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:17 am    Post subject: 7 Chargers Colts Cowboys Giants Packers Panthers Patriots Saints Seahawks Steelers Texans Vikings
JDTAY
obseletes now

 Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:58 am    Post subject: 8 Whoa, only twelve teams, yet you managed to squeeze the Panthers in there? Excellent._________________Prohibit nothing. Disclose everything.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:30 am    Post subject: 9 Week 1 choices are due in 400 hours.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:30 am    Post subject: 10 Nine days.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:50 am    Post subject: 11 7000 minutes.
Jaguar
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:20 pm    Post subject: 12 /in and sent
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:30 pm    Post subject: 13 Only 1½ days left! Hurry, everyone!
Undercover Monk
Professor Chaos

 Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:06 pm    Post subject: 14 I will send mine early tomorow_________________The Classic Blunders: 1. never get involved in a land war in Asia 2.Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line 3. Never release Peyton Manning
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:26 pm    Post subject: 15 I've built a spreadsheet this year, and my process is highly scientific. You guys don't stand a chance.
Undercover Monk
Professor Chaos

 Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:24 am    Post subject: 16 /sent_________________The Classic Blunders: 1. never get involved in a land war in Asia 2.Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line 3. Never release Peyton Manning
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:30 pm    Post subject: 17 There are now eight players in the game. That's one more than last year. There are still nine hours left until the season begins.
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:13 pm    Post subject: 18 OK Zag, I take upon the challenge to beat you. Without watching a single game of football, knowing anything about the teams, or using anything beyond information in this thread. My spreadsheet will triumph!
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:36 pm    Post subject: 19 Probably true. I've finished dead last both times I have played this game.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:30 pm    Post subject: 20 Three hours 'til game time!
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:00 am    Post subject: 21 Only ½ hour left! People who don't yet have Internet access are cutting it close.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:35 am    Post subject: 22 Week 1 player choices: dethwing Bears Bills Broncos Browns Buccaneers Cardinals Chargers Chiefs Colts Cowboys Dolphins Eagles Falcons Fortyniners Giants Jaguars Jets Lions Packers Panthers Patriots Raiders Rams Ravens Redskins Saints Seahawks Steelers Texans Titans Vikings Jaguar Broncos Buccaneers Cardinals Chargers Dolphins Eagles Lions Packers Patriots Rams Ravens Redskins Steelers Texans Titans JDTAY Chargers Chiefs Colts Cowboys Falcons Giants Jets Packers Patriots Raiders Ravens Saints Steelers Texans MatthewV Chargers Colts Cowboys Giants Packers Panthers Patriots Saints Seahawks Steelers Texans Vikings Quailman Broncos Browns Buccaneers Cardinals Chargers Chiefs Eagles Falcons Fortyniners Giants Jaguars Jets Packers Patriots Saints Texans sAbLLimINal Bears Browns Buccaneers Cardinals Chargers Chiefs Eagles Falcons Fortyniners Giants Jaguars Jets Packers Patriots Saints Texans ShadowSword Broncos Browns Cardinals Chargers Chiefs Eagles Falcons Fortyniners Giants Jets Lions Packers Patriots Ravens Steelers Texans Titans Undercover Monk Bears Broncos Browns Buccaneers Cardinals Chargers Colts Eagles Falcons Giants Jets Lions Packers Patriots Raiders Rams Texans Zag Broncos Browns Cardinals Dolphins Jets Lions Packers Panthers Patriots Saints Steelers Texans Titans
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:00 am    Post subject: 23 The Packers are unbeatable. The season is effectively over.
Undercover Monk
Professor Chaos

 Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:15 am    Post subject: 24 We haven't even got through one half lets not crown them just yet._________________The Classic Blunders: 1. never get involved in a land war in Asia 2.Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line 3. Never release Peyton Manning
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:40 am    Post subject: 25 New rule for all NFL teams who want to win: Don't kick to Darren Sproles. You dummy!
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:50 am    Post subject: 26 OMG! What a stupid last play. They couldn't jam one through before, what makes them think they can do it now? But a pretty exciting finish! Saints are the current wipeout team at only 34 points. I bet it doesn't hold up.
Undercover Monk
Professor Chaos

 Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:11 am    Post subject: 27 I should have put saint but I thought GB's defense would be better. also Darren Sproles is the new devin hester_________________The Classic Blunders: 1. never get involved in a land war in Asia 2.Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line 3. Never release Peyton Manning
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:28 pm    Post subject: 28 After the early games, the Steelers, Colts, and Chiefs are low with 7 points each.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject: 29 The Seahawks have no points at halftime. The Cardinals and Chargers each have 7 points at halftime.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:30 pm    Post subject: 30 The Seahawks now have 7 points so that might hold up as low score. The Cowboys, Jets, Patriots, Dolphins, Raiders, and Broncos have yet to play.
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:01 pm    Post subject: 31 It would be funny if that holds up, since NOBODY scores points in that case.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:42 am    Post subject: 32 The Cowboys now have 7 points.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:01 am    Post subject: 33 The Jets now have 7 points.
Quailman
His Postmajesty

 Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:07 am    Post subject: 34 No matter what, I'll be tied with sAbLLimINal.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:07 pm    Post subject: 35 11 of the 16 NFC teams are in ties for first place.
Undercover Monk
Professor Chaos

 Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:51 pm    Post subject: 36 I love how the NFC north beat up on the supposedly superior NFC south_________________The Classic Blunders: 1. never get involved in a land war in Asia 2.Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line 3. Never release Peyton Manning
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:11 am    Post subject: 37 The Patriots lead The Dolphins 14 to 7 in the second quarter. That leaves The Raiders and The Broncos to possibly lower the wipeout score.
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:38 am    Post subject: 38 Assuming they don't, then possibly it makes sense, rather than giving everyone a score of zero, you might let everyone cross out one 7-point team. That way, only people who chose two of them would wipe out. (said the guy who only has one of the three team.)
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:37 am    Post subject: 39 I don't like making rule changes after a game has started. Some will benefit more than others and not like it. If ties for low score keep coming up then players will probably start sending shorter lists.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:10 am    Post subject: 40 Raiders 16, Broncos 3, halftime.
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