Entering the third season, and the first year for it's new home on Bull Run, is the Bull Run Weekly Pick Em' game. A fast paced thrilling game that allows you to win such big prizes as false self esteem, bragging rights over 20 -23 people, a firm handshake, full priced football ticket to a future Bulls game, and much more. -2010
While one can never have too much false self esteem game day depot and Vox media have teamed up to offer honest to goodness prizes to the Bull Run Pick'em contest. We have official rules and everything!
Many SBNation blogs will be running pick'em contest but most of theirs will be in the style that we ran here last season. Pick from a pool of games. This season were adopting the 2010 method. You can only pick one SBNation sites pool this year!
Every week 2010 will put up a post for pickem. All those post will be grouped together right here.
Reply to the post (so yes you lurkers will ahve to sign up) with your prediction of the score for the upcoming game. (We will pick a stand in game for weeks when UB is not playing).
Here are the unofficial rules how the points are tabulated:
Score Prediction Points:
Predict both team's correctly ~ 5 points + all other point totals.
Predict only one of the teams’ score correctly ~ 3 points.
Predict the team’s points +/- 3 - 1 point.
Add total picks, if same total as final, 3 points.*
Add your picks together and +/- 6 points, 1 point.
· Your score does not have to be the same as final to achieve 3 points.
For example UB 24 + Georgia 21 = 45. 3 points given for UB 35 +Georgia 10 = 45
Picking the Winner
Pick the correct winner, 1 point.
This is how your pick should look:
Buffalo 24 Georgia 17 (plus mandatory comment as stated above!)
Final Score: Buffalo 24 - Georgia 21.
Your point total:
0 Score not predicted right on.
3 Predicting the Buffalo Score Correctly.
0 Pitt score (not within 3)
0 Picking the point total right on. (45 vs. 41)
1 Picked total points within 6 points (45 – 41 = 4)
1 One Point for picking the correct winner.
5 Total Points for the week.
Confused, Good. Get your picks in when I ask and then you will figure it out. David will have to develop a tie breaking system and that will be pout into place before next week
We reserve the right to be arbitrary, capricious, and child like here so you may or may not like the tie breakers but they will be defined before we kick this off..