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Eykir
DDR Freak

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:26 pm    Post subject: 1

NFL Wipeout is back!

NFL Wipeout 2 returns for the 2005-2006 NFL Season. I have received permission from Chuck to run this year's edition.
To see the thread for the 2004 NFL Wipeout, go here

Rules: (mostly copied and pasted from Chuck. Thanks Chuck!)

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 player 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 23
* Raiders 20

* Jets 16
* Colts 7

* Browns 54
* Ravens 3

A 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 minus any teams with a bye for the week. 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 begin playing at any time during the season but will get no points for the weeks they missed.

You may post in the thread that you are joining the game, but you are not officially playing until I receive your first set of picks.

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:

1. Thursday, September 8 at 9:00 PM EDT (or Sunday, September 11 at 1:00 PM EDT)
2. Sunday, September 18 at 1:00 PM EDT
3. Sunday, September 25 at 1:00 PM EDT
4. Sunday, October 2 at 1:00 PM EDT
5. Sunday, October 9 at 1:00 PM EDT
6. Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 PM EDT
7. Sunday, October 23 at 1:00 PM EDT
8. Sunday, October 30 at 1:00 PM EST
9. Sunday, November 6 at 1:00 PM EST
10. Sunday, November 13 at 1:00 PM EST
11. Sunday, November 20 at 1:00 PM EST
12. Thursday, November 24 at 12:30 PM EST
13. Sunday, December 4 at 1:00 PM EST
14. Sunday, December 11 at 1:00 PM EST
15. Saturday, December 17 at 1:30 PM EST
16. Saturday, December 24 at 1:00 PM EST
17. Saturday, December 31 at 4:30 PM EST

Complete schedule for the NFL 2004-2005 season.

Selections can be sent by private message or by email (eykir42@gmail.com). 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.

While there is no signup deadline, the sooner you begin play the better. Entering midseason guarantees that you start at the back of the pack.

Last year was fun and exciting, with GH barely defeating Mith for the title.

2004 Results:
 Code: Week 17  Final Player             Score ------             ----- GH                  3837 Mith                3701 Jaguar              3204 ShadowSword         2789 Eykir               2647 Jedo the Jedi       2533 Thunder             2352 Referee             2222 MatthewV            1914 LoudmouthLee        1720 Mikegoo             1551 Quailman            1453 Mathgrant            966
Eykir
DDR Freak

 Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:30 pm    Post subject: 2 Note for the first week deadline: Because this is only being posted 5 days before the first game of the season, Week 1 will have a little leeway. Entries for week 1 will be accepted until Sunday, September 11 at 1PM EDT. However, any entries given after the start of the Thursday night game between Oakland and New England will not count the Thursday night game as part of Week 1. For example, an entry submitted on Saturday the 10th cannot include New England or Oakland in the picks, and the low score that counts for that entry is the lowest score of the non-Thursday games. Good luck!
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:45 am    Post subject: 3 I'll play! I'll play! Here's the team list from last year. I don't remember any teams moving. Arizona Cardinals Atlanta Falcons Baltimore Ravens Buffalo Bills Carolina Panthers Chicago Bears Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns Dallas Cowboys Denver Broncos Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers Houston Texans Indianapolis Colts Jacksonville Jaguars Kansas City Chiefs Miami Dolphins Minnesota Vikings New England Patriots New Orleans Saints New York Giants New York Jets Oakland Raiders Philadelphia Eagles Pittsburgh Steelers Saint Louis Rams San Diego Chargers San Francisco Fortyniners Seattle Seahawks Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tennessee Titans Washington Redskins
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:45 am    Post subject: 4 Hey Chuck! Do you have my list from last year?
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:45 am    Post subject: 5 Yes, but I might want to use it myself.
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:47 am    Post subject: 6 :) I found it. MatthewVBengals Browns Cardinals Chiefs Colts Jets Ravens Vikings
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:49 am    Post subject: 7 Yes, that is what I want to submit for every week (unless otherwise noted)
mith
Pitbull of Truth

 Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:39 am    Post subject: 8 submitted
Eykir
DDR Freak

 Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:25 am    Post subject: 9 Thanks for posting the team list, Chuck. I knew I was forgetting something =) Entrants to date: Dethwing Iammars MatthewV Mith
Eykir
DDR Freak

 Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:52 pm    Post subject: 10 Bump! Chuck has also entered the fray. That's 5 so far. Tomorrow is the deadline to include New England and Oakland in your picks, Sunday is the deadline for week 1.
Matthew
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:23 pm    Post subject: 11 You cant have teams added after a game starts. I think I would want to change my list (to include all the other teams) if one of them was shut out.
Eykir
DDR Freak

 Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:27 pm    Post subject: 12 Matthew: Check Reply 2 for how entries submitted after the Thursday game will work. Recap: Entries submitted between Thursday after the game starts and Sunday before the first game of the day starts will pretend that Thursday's game never existed. The low score for those entries is the low score of Sunday + Monday's games.
Eykir
DDR Freak

 Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:16 am    Post subject: 13 I have entries for: Dethwing Iammars MatthewV Mith Chuck JDTay Jaguar 7 Entries so far
thunder
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:15 pm    Post subject: 14 My picks were sent
JDTAY
obseletes now

 Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:14 am    Post subject: 15 So, um, you're gonna wait until after the second deadline to post our picks? A'ight then.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:23 am    Post subject: 16 One of my teams has three points already! Does everyone else give up yet?
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:28 am    Post subject: 17 Because of the goofy schedual, he pretty much has to. *pretends one of his teams just got a touchdown two safeties*
Eykir
DDR Freak

 Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:20 am    Post subject: 18 Right, picks aren't being shown until Sunday after the first set of games start. I have entries for: Dethwing Iammars MatthewV Mith Chuck JDTay Jaguar GH Mikegoo Thunder by the first deadline.
JDTAY
obseletes now

 Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:34 pm    Post subject: 19 Why isn't this game being more heavily promoted? I wanna beat at least 20 people, darnit. ...which means we're gonna have to find, like, a hundred or so.
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:19 pm    Post subject: 20 May I submit a list for mathgrant?
Eykir
DDR Freak

 Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 3:11 am    Post subject: 21 10 is only 3 less than last time =) I might start playing myself in week 2, but as the moderator, I will only play if I post my picks to the thread Monday night as I post results from the previous week, so as not to give an unfair advantage to myself. You can submit one for mathgrant if you'd like, although I'm bugging him to submit one now =)
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:02 am    Post subject: 22 mathgrant's list Cardinals Ravens Fortyniners Bills Browns Cowboys Eagles Bears Jaguars Broncos Bucanneers Packers Falcons Dolphins Redskins Raiders Titans Can you tell what is special about it?
Eykir
DDR Freak

 Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 3:54 pm    Post subject: 23 Deadline for entry into Week 1 is in 65 minutes
Eykir
DDR Freak

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 5:00 pm    Post subject: 24

Week 1 Picks:

IA = Iammars
DE = Dethwing
MI = mith
CH = Chuck
JA = Jaguar
JD = JDTAY
MK = Mikegoo
MG = Mathgrant
GH = GH
TH = Thunder
MV = MatthewV

 Code: IA    DE    MI    CH    JA    JD    MK    MG    GH    TH    MV Cardinals               ARI               ARI         ARI   ARI         ARI Falcons                 ATL                     ATL   ATL                   Ravens                                                BAL               BAL Bills                                                 BUF   BUF             Panthers                CAR               CAR   CAR   CAR   CAR   CAR       Bears                               CHI               CHI                   Bengals           CIN   CIN   CIN                     CIN         CIN   CIN Browns                              CLE               CLE               CLE Cowboys     DAL         DAL         DAL         DAL                         Broncos                 DEN   DEN   DEN         DEN   DEN   DEN   DEN       Lions                   DET                           DET   DET   DET       Packers                 GB    GB                GB    GB    GB              Texans                                          HOU   HOU   HOU             Colts                   IND   IND         IND   IND   IND   IND   IND   IND Jaguars                                         JAX   JAX                   Chiefs                  KC                KC    KC    KC    KC    KC    KC Dolphins                                        MIA   MIA                   Vikings                       MIN   MIN   MIN   MIN   MIN   MIN   MIN   MIN Patriots          NE    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE        Saints                                                NO                    Giants      NYG                     NYG               NYG                   Jets                    NYJ   NYJ   NYJ         NYJ   NYJ         NYJ   NYJ Raiders                                         OAK   OAK                   Eagles      PHI   PHI   PHI                     PHI   PHI   PHI   PHI       Steelers                PIT   PIT   PIT         PIT   PIT   PIT   PIT       Rams                    STL   STL   STL         STL   STL   STL   STL       Chargers                SD    SD          SD    SD    SD    SD              Fortyniners                                     SF    SF                    Seahawks                SEA                     SEA   SEA   SEA             Buccaneers                                      TB    TB    TB              Titans                                          TEN   TEN                   Redskins    WAS                                 WAS   WAS

Last edited by Eykir on Sun Sep 11, 2005 7:20 pm; edited 1 time in total
JDTAY
obseletes now

 Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 5:42 pm    Post subject: 25 Eykir, that chart doesn't look right on 800 by 600... Perhaps you'd be better off using the traditional "list" style. edit: But um, you know, I guess I wouldn't really mind switching resolutions once a week. It does look really nice when viewed properly.
Eykir
DDR Freak

 Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:50 pm    Post subject: 26 I'll see what I can do about condensing it a little. I also run with a small text size, so perhaps kicking your text size down a notch might make it all fit. Or, I could just do list style =) Or I could take out the column with the number of times the team was picked. Edit: Edited to remove the number of times picked column. Does that help any, JDTAY?
dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:12 pm    Post subject: 27 Looks like the Jets will be the wipeout of this round.
dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:13 pm    Post subject: 28 Or they could score a TD in the last minute to make me eat my words.
Eykir
DDR Freak

 Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:15 pm    Post subject: 29 Well, they still might be. The Bears, Jets, and Titans are all tied for the low at 7, with the Texans possibly joining them.
mith
Pitbull of Truth

 Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:20 pm    Post subject: 30 Interception, that should keep the Texans at 7. If 7 stays low, everyone is wiped out except Iammars, dethy, and JD.
JDTAY
obseletes now

 Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:23 pm    Post subject: 31 Nah, didn't help at all Eykir, but I really don't mind changing my resolution once a week.
dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 10:55 pm    Post subject: 32 Green Bay is at 3 in the 4th quarter. Looks like you all might be safe yet.
dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:22 pm    Post subject: 33 Man. 12 yards away from a TD. Looks like you all lucked out.
mith
Pitbull of Truth

 Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:43 am    Post subject: 34 Looks like the Ravens might save most of the rest of us, at this rate. Assuming Indy ever scores. Of course, I need Lewis to score a TD for a fantasy football league, so I'm hoping I get wiped out.
mith
Pitbull of Truth

 Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:23 am    Post subject: 35 Ravens still being shut out, thanks to three missed FGs.
mith
Pitbull of Truth

 Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:46 am    Post subject: 36 Doh. Ravens score with 13 seconds left.
Eykir
DDR Freak

 Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:25 am    Post subject: 37 All sorts of closeness, New York Jets score a last minute TD to make the wipeout 7, Packers almost score a last-minute TD, but drop the wipeout score to 3, and the Ravens score with 13 seconds left (due to Colts trying to pass instead of run the clock out on their previous possession) to avoid being the low of 0. Weirdness. =)
Jaguar
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:41 pm    Post subject: 38 Well, I think we can safely say that Mathgrant has been wiped out And so far I'm the only one who's safe. I didn't pick GB nor either of the teams playing Monday.
JDTAY
obseletes now

 Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:06 pm    Post subject: 39 And so far I'm the only one who's safe. *points to MatthewV*
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:33 pm    Post subject: 40 *stares blankly at JD* I don't really know which team is low... But I will remind everyone my list took a year to perfect!
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