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Postby DarthMonk » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:03 am

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DarthMonk wrote:Saturday, Jan. 12
4:30 Baltimore @ Denver
8:00 Green Bay @ Green Bay

Sunday, Jan. 13
1:00 Seattle @ Atlanta
4:30 Houston @ New England

196.5 POINTS

I want to make one more rules clarification based of Darth's picks in the last round. Seeing as there is no way for a team to score half a point, 196.5 is not a valid total points hognostication for the weekend. I would have rounded this total up to 197, BTW.


8)

Sure wish I had stuck with 49R. :-({|=

If someone predicts 1 point in the final game what will you do? How about if they predict a total of 7 for 4 games or 3 for 2 games? Curious.

That would be fine. Stupid, but fine.


But it is not possible to win 1-0. Thus, 1 is not a valid total points hognostication for a single game - is it?

So if a guy made his SB pick and forgot to pick points, the other guy could duplicate the pick and say 1 point except that 1 is not a possible point total. Would you "round up" to 2?

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Postby SkinsJock » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:04 pm

:shock: it probably should be a bit of a surprise ...

it's actually a bit of a shame ... :roll:
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Postby Deadskins » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:12 pm

DarthMonk wrote:
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DarthMonk wrote:Saturday, Jan. 12
4:30 Baltimore @ Denver
8:00 Green Bay @ Green Bay

Sunday, Jan. 13
1:00 Seattle @ Atlanta
4:30 Houston @ New England

196.5 POINTS

I want to make one more rules clarification based of Darth's picks in the last round. Seeing as there is no way for a team to score half a point, 196.5 is not a valid total points hognostication for the weekend. I would have rounded this total up to 197, BTW.


8)

Sure wish I had stuck with 49R. :-({|=

If someone predicts 1 point in the final game what will you do? How about if they predict a total of 7 for 4 games or 3 for 2 games? Curious.

That would be fine. Stupid, but fine.


But it is not possible to win 1-0. Thus, 1 is not a valid total points hognostication for a single game - is it?

So if a guy made his SB pick and forgot to pick points, the other guy could duplicate the pick and say 1 point except that 1 is not a possible point total. Would you "round up" to 2?

:?:

No, a guy couldn't make his SB pick without a point total, because SB picks are made by PM (if I'm one of the players, then an admin will take the picks), and are not published until both picks are complete. Quit trying to be a Richard (as ACW put it) about it, those are just the rules. No one is going to pick less than two points per game anyway, so it's a moot point.
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Postby ACW » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:18 pm

Deadskins wrote:(if I'm one of the players, then an admin will take the picks)
Won't happen \:D/
And that's why I picked 8 for my total last weekend.
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Postby DarthMonk » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:46 pm

ACW wrote:
Deadskins wrote:(if I'm one of the players, then an admin will take the picks)
Won't happen \:D/
And that's why I picked 8 for my total last weekend.


This is exactly what I was getting at. Would ACW picking 7 points last week have been a valid point total? Seriously. One of the reasons I'm asking is because I want to ultimately provide a reason for the 1/2 point ... not that it really matters.

Thanks ... and I know it looks like it but I'm really not trying to be a Cheney. You just caught me off guard with the rule clarification and I'm really trying to nail it down for the future. I'm thinking 7 would have been a no-go last week for the same reason you decided 196.5 was.
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Postby Redskin in Canada » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:47 pm

Deadskins wrote:Because you round up from .5

No, I do not.

ANYBODY knows that there is the same distance upwards or downwards.

In fact, in computer science, you have both options: chopping decimals and rounding up based on a RULE.

Still, no problem for me with the half point and I suggest to accept it and really mind the other rules which are REALLY important.
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Postby Countertrey » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:55 pm

For an informal game among friends, there seems to be an awful lot of petty nit picking around the rules. Can y'all just play the game? I'm sitting here half expecting someone to declare that he's hired an attorney to protect his investment.

It's not as if Deadskins is running a business here. Jeeze.
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Postby SkinsJock » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:55 am

:lol: some guys just don't really get it ...

like the old saying goes ... "when you get to the end zone, act like you've been there before"

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btw - congrats to those still in this and good luck this Sunday

and a big thanks to Deadskins for keeping the playoffs 'going'
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Postby Deadskins » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:02 am

DarthMonk wrote:
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Deadskins wrote:(if I'm one of the players, then an admin will take the picks)
Won't happen \:D/
And that's why I picked 8 for my total last weekend.


This is exactly what I was getting at. Would ACW picking 7 points last week have been a valid point total? Seriously. One of the reasons I'm asking is because I want to ultimately provide a reason for the 1/2 point ... not that it really matters.

Thanks ... and I know it looks like it but I'm really not trying to be a Cheney. You just caught me off guard with the rule clarification and I'm really trying to nail it down for the future. I'm thinking 7 would have been a no-go last week for the same reason you decided 196.5 was.

Upon further reflection, I will probably allow fractional points in the future, because it will have the benefit of further reducing the chance of a tie. But, since the ruling has already been made, the rule stands for the rest of these playoffs.
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Postby Deadskins » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:07 am

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Deadskins wrote:Because you round up from .5

No, I do not.

ANYBODY knows that there is the same distance upwards or downwards.

In fact, in computer science, you have both options: chopping decimals and rounding up based on a RULE.

It really depends upon the application. I was a math/computer science major in college, so you don't need to try and educate me on the finer points of rounding Vs. truncating. As a general rule, you round up from .5 :roll:
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Postby DarthMonk » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:33 pm

Countertrey wrote:For an informal game among friends, there seems to be an awful lot of petty nit picking around the rules. Can y'all just play the game? I'm sitting here half expecting someone to declare that he's hired an attorney to protect his investment.

It's not as if Deadskins is running a business here. Jeeze.


Sorry, bro. If I could ask this all with audio you'd hear my tone and probably not call it nit picking. Anyway, I gotta tell ya, inspite of my loss, I've enjoyed this.

Deadskins' format for this is diff from any other I've seen. When I tell others about it they usually have some sort of "objection" but none of them ever has a better idea. Also, this game is on the site, not being run by CBS or Yahoo! or ESPN. It FEELS better.

Thanks, Deadman. :up:
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Postby Deadskins » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:30 pm

Countertrey wrote:It's not as if Deadskins is running a business here. Jeeze.

What? Does that mean I'm not going to collect a pension when I retire? Don't tell my wife, she was counting on it.
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Postby DarthMonk » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:24 pm

Deadskins wrote:
Countertrey wrote:It's not as if Deadskins is running a business here. Jeeze.

What? Does that mean I'm not going to collect a pension when I retire? Don't tell my wife, she was counting on it.


I knew right away she was not like other girls.
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Postby Redskin in Canada » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:13 pm

Deadskins wrote:Upon further reflection, I will probably allow fractional points in the future, because it will have the benefit of further reducing the chance of a tie. But, since the ruling has already been made, the rule stands for the rest of these playoffs.

See? All it took ws a bit of reflection and clarification.

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Postby Deadskins » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:45 am

DarthMonk wrote:
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Countertrey wrote:It's not as if Deadskins is running a business here. Jeeze.

What? Does that mean I'm not going to collect a pension when I retire? Don't tell my wife, she was counting on it.


I knew right away she was not like other girls.

Other girls.
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