2012 Hognostications Playoffs - Wild Card Round

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2012 Hognostications Playoffs - Wild Card Round

Postby Deadskins » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:17 am

So the seedings are set.

For the HHC:
1. DarthMonk
2. andyjens89
3. Redskin in Canada
4. Deadskins
5. BigRedskinDaddy
6. SkinsJock

And representing the DHC:
1. Hoss
2. DesertSkin
3. Warmother
4. tribeofjudah
5. KazooSkinsFan
6. vwoodzpusha

The top two seeds from each conference have byes, so that leaves us with these matchups this weekend:

HHC:
SkinsJock @ Redskin in Canada
BigRedskinDaddy @ Deadskins

and

DHC:
vwoodzpusha @ Warmother
KazooSkinsFan @ tribeofjudah

The games to be Hognosticated are:
Sat., Jan. 07
Cincinnati @ Houston
Detroit @ New Orleans

Sun., Jan. 08
Atlanta @ New York Giants
Pittsburgh @ Denver

Each hognosticator should pick the winner of each game, and a point total for the entire weekend (that means all teams, all games).

Visiting hognosticators have until 4:00 PM EST, Friday to make their picks. After the visitors have picked, the home hognosticator has until 4:00 PM, Saturday to lock in his picks.

NOTE: Once the home hognosticator has picked, the visitor's picks are locked, but the home hognosticator can still change his selection up until his deadline.*

Happy Hognosticating!


















* This is known as the SkinsJock rule.
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Postby KazooSkinsFan » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:25 am

Oh come on, I thought my tank in the last week got me out of this. I totally don't get the point of the playoffs. I really am not trying to be difficult, but I really don't enjoy this, it seems totally pointless to me. Can't the next seed replace me?

I won't push it like last year. My picks if my resignation aren't accepted are:

Texans, Saints, Falcons, Steelers and 180. But I really would appreciate it if I could be replaced by #13. The season is so many games and a clear test of skill, and then this is just a coin flip tournament with so few games and the deeper the playoffs go the less meaning this has because it's fewer and fewer games.
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Re: 2012 Hognostications Playoffs - Wild Card Round

Postby SkinsJock » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:53 am

The games to be Hognosticated are:

Sat., Jan. 07
Cincinnati @ Houston = Cincinnati
Detroit @ New Orleans = New Orleans

Sun., Jan. 08
Atlanta @ New York Giants = Atlanta
Pittsburgh @ Denver = Pittsburgh

Tie breaker = 170

the tie breaking part makes this very different ...

then again - you have to consider who is running it :lol:

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Postby DarthMonk » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:22 am

KazooSkinsFan wrote:The season is so many games and a clear test of skill, and then this is just a coin flip tournament with so few games and the deeper the playoffs go the less meaning this has because it's fewer and fewer games.


This is all true, of course.

If you really want out just predict a total of zero points. Tribe should be able to take care of the rest. My 2 cents

PS - I read stuff you wrote concerning this last year and I totally know how you felt about being drained. -drinking
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Re: 2012 Hognostications Playoffs - Wild Card Round

Postby Redskin in Canada » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:33 am

Sat., Jan. 07

Cincinnati
New Orleans

Sun., Jan. 08

New York Giants
Pittsburgh

171 total points (It will not matter because we have a different pick in one game)

Good luck Jokko! :up:

PS This contest is just DIFFERENT than the normal Hognostications. There are two levels, games and total points. You can try to get one, the other or both to win. Not a coin flip at all.
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Postby KazooSkinsFan » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:23 am

DarthMonk wrote:If you really want out just predict a total of zero points. Tribe should be able to take care of the rest. My 2 cents

PS - I read stuff you wrote concerning this last year and I totally know how you felt about being drained. -drinking


Even though I seriously don't want to do it, I don't consider it sporting to tank on purpose.
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Postby SkinsJock » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:31 am

Thanks RiC - all the best to you and the other players

The tie breaker part is all that I have an issue with
this can come down to not picking a winner - just taking the under/over - the total points over 4 games leaves a lot of room

a suggestion only, because there are a few games
make the tie breaker a prediction on the point difference in the last game - closest wins

hey - the Hognostications winner is based on the whole year, as it should

this is just a 'playoff' - no big deal
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Re: 2012 Hognostications Playoffs - Wild Card Round

Postby KazooSkinsFan » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:36 am

Redskin in Canada wrote:Sat., Jan. 07

Cincinnati
New Orleans

Sun., Jan. 08

New York Giants
Pittsburgh

171 total points (It will not matter because we have a different pick in one game)

Good luck Jokko! :up:

PS This contest is just DIFFERENT than the normal Hognostications. There are two levels, games and total points. You can try to get one, the other or both to win. Not a coin flip at all.


The season is 256 games and the winner is the one who picks the most of them straight up. With the playoffs it's 1 versus 1 each week and one upset and you're out. And like you did, the home team knows the visitors picks and isn't out picking them, just deciding where they are wrong. So as the visitor you're almost always going to pick every favorite and make the home pick the upset or go with the points, which is totally a coin flip. And it's at the worst time. I'm in three pools and when the playoffs come I'm burned out on picking. But like last year I am not tanking on purpose and I didn't whine after the playoffs started, just before.

BTW, sucking this year in my other pick em pool paid off. I finished dead last, which was worth $350 on a $100 entry. Last year I finished first (yeah, I mentioned that). So first to worst, both pay. It is mediocrity that is death... I put almost no effort into picking this year, I was too busy. Until later in the year when I realized I could finish last. The third pool is a survivor pool.
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Re: 2012 Hognostications Playoffs - Wild Card Round

Postby Deadskins » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:06 pm

KazooSkinsFan wrote:With the playoffs it's 1 versus 1 each week and one upset and you're out.

Gee, that kind of sounds like the NFL. :roll:
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Postby tribeofjudah » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:50 am

Here goes EVERYTHING and NOTHING.....HAHAHA

The games to be Hognosticated are:
Sat., Jan. 07
Cincinnati @ Houston .......Texans
Detroit @ New Orleans .....Naawlens.....(southern drawl) the Saints

Sun., Jan. 08
Atlanta @ New York Giants .....Falcons
Pittsburgh @ Denver ........Steelers

total......217
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Re: 2012 Hognostications Playoffs - Wild Card Round

Postby KazooSkinsFan » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:07 pm

Deadskins wrote:
KazooSkinsFan wrote:With the playoffs it's 1 versus 1 each week and one upset and you're out.

Gee, that kind of sounds like the NFL. :roll:
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Postby Warmother » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:09 am

Sat., Jan. 07
Cincinnati @ Houston- Houston
Detroit @ New Orleans- New Orleans

Sun., Jan. 08
Atlanta @ New York Giants- New York
Pittsburgh @ Denver- Pittsburgh

Total 158
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Postby SkinsJock » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:25 pm

is it just me or ...

I guess some just didn't want to compete or ....

:twisted:
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Postby Deadskins » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:39 pm

Can't wait any longer.
Texans
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Postby DarthMonk » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:41 am

SkinsJock wrote:is it just me or ...

I guess some just didn't want to compete or ....

:twisted:


Yeah. Did 8 guys make picks? I know I want to win.

Good luck, SJ.
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