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 Post subject: UWS Bowl Pick 'em
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It's that time of the year again!

Come one, come all, and join the UWS Bowl Pick 'em:

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Our group ID is 6593 and our name is "United We Stand - uwsboard.com".

If you played last year, you should have received an email inviting you to come back.

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 Post subject: Re: UWS Bowl Pick 'em
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 Post subject: Re: UWS Bowl Pick 'em
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Not a chance, Nature Boy! I spent AT LEAST 10 minutes making my picks and moving them up and down the point scale! I'm taking ALL YOU BITCHES DOWN!!! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: UWS Bowl Pick 'em
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:06 am 
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Reminder if you have not setup your bowl pick 'em picks, this is your last chance!

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 Post subject: Re: UWS Bowl Pick 'em
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:43 pm 
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After one night of games, our standings are:

1 BG Hokie Misses oakton BaardG 5 of 5 110 820
2 AZHokie Tony 4 of 5 104 853
3 BigDave David 5 of 5 102 843
4 Bay Area Hokie Picks Jimbo 5 of 5 85 860
5 HFDCs Merry Band of Picks Mark 5 of 5 77 848
6 VoiceOfWinning! - a VoR joint John 4 of 5 69 858
7 UpstateSCHokie's Pick Set UpstateSCHokie 2 of 5 50 814
7 Cuz Hokie CPA said so Hokie CPA 4 of 5 50 787
9 ElbertoHokie Robert 3 of 5 40 821
10 Ruth Burns's Superb Pick Set Ruth Burns 3 of 5 37 790

BG Hokie (or Oakton making a sarcastic name? I have no idea - my sarcasm meter is broken) is currently in the lead more or less, though four people are 5 for 5 so far.

AZHokie, Bay Arey Hokie, and Hokie CPA all have their 39-point pick in the house - that's the highest pick anyone has gotten right so far.

Hokie CPA has missed his 36-point pick - that's the highest pick anyone has gotten wrong so far.

It's still anybody's game - next up is the Miami Beach Bowl between USF and Western Kentucky. Everyone no doubt remember's last year's Miami Beach Bowl when Tech's new coach beat UVA-C's new coach in a 2OT thriller than ended with a brawl.



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 Post subject: Never change our picks
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2 of the 3 picks I have missed were ones that I changed after reading the "Pros choices". Hope the rest goes OK, but never, never change your picks on someone else's choice.

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 Post subject: Re: UWS Bowl Pick 'em
PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:20 am 
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Well, after mostly starting hot out of the gate, we have all missed several games, with nobody having fewer than 3 wrong.

Only Bay Area Hokie predicted Georgia Southern's upset of Bowling Green and nobody predicted that Toledo or Akron would win.

Congrats to Nolan for getting his 41 and 40 in the house - with Western Kentucky and Boise St.

Here are our current standings:

1 * BigDave David 7 of 10 163 781
2 BG Hokie Misses oakton BaardG 7 of 10 158 748
3 AZHokie Tony 6 of 10 143 756
4 VoiceOfWinning! - a VoR joint John 6 of 10 105 785
5 Bay Area Hokie Picks Jimbo 7 of 10 98 808
6 ElbertoHokie Robert 5 of 10 94 771
7 nolanvt Nolan 5 of 10 89 799
8 HFDCs Merry Band of Picks Mark 7 of 10 88 835
9 Cuz Hokie CPA said so Hokie CPA 5 of 10 85 687
10 UpstateSCHokie's Pick Set UpstateSCHokie 4 of 10 68 788

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 Post subject: Re: UWS Bowl Pick 'em
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Merry Christmas everyone!

I should have noticed that the list of names didn't match when I pasted the standings and that the group standings was only showing the top 10 - we actually have 15 people playing. (Well, 16 - one person inadvertently added a blank set of picks, so really only 15.)

It's a very close race ... and of course, the points don't tell everything because some people put most or all of their picks in the default order where the early games are worth very few points and so they will rise through the standings as we get later in the bowls.

1 * BigDave David 8 of 12 185 776
2 AZHokie Tony 8 of 12 182 756
3 BG Hokie Misses oakton BaardG 8 of 12 175 743
4 ElbertoHokie Robert 6 of 12 131 756
5 VoiceOfWinning! - a VoR joint John 6 of 12 105 775
6 HFDCs Merry Band of Picks Mark 8 of 12 103 824
7 Bay Area Hokie Picks Jimbo 8 of 12 100 796
7 nolanvt Nolan 6 of 12 100 790
9 Cuz Hokie CPA said so Hokie CPA 6 of 12 91 656
10 UpstateSCHokie's Pick Set UpstateSCHokie 5 of 12 75 760
11 Ruth Burns's Superb Pick Set Ruth Burns 7 of 12 67 771
12 STATONTW6 Todd 8 of 12 44 807
13 No Necks Jason 6 of 12 38 780
14 Major Kong's Bomb Run Picks Hephaestus 6 of 12 33 763
15 tough guy's Optimal Pick Set tough guy 5 of 12 18 763

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 Post subject: Re: UWS Bowl Pick 'em
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MAC teams have hosed me and I switched from SDSU to Cincy at the last minute...dumb arse! :(

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 Post subject: Re: UWS Bowl Pick 'em
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Major Kong wrote:
MAC teams have hosed me and I switched from SDSU to Cincy at the last minute...dumb arse! :(


I've missed six picks and FIVE of them were MAC games. Cincinnati was the other. Next year all the MAC bowls get the fewest confidence points! F••kers!

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 Post subject: Re: UWS Bowl Pick 'em
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:03 am 
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Well, most of us had Tech over Tulsa as our top pick, though I doubt any of us had it envisioned as happening quite this way.

Nolan now impressively has his top 4 picks in the house.

It's still anybody's game.

1 * BigDave David 12 of 18 306 742
2 BG Hokie Misses oakton BaardG 12 of 18 302 704
3 AZHokie Tony 13 of 18 288 727
4 HFDCs Merry Band of Picks Mark 13 of 18 210 812
5 nolanvt Nolan 10 of 18 208 759
6 ElbertoHokie Robert 10 of 18 207 744
7 Bay Area Hokie Picks Jimbo 11 of 18 188 725
8 VoiceOfWinning! - a VoR joint John 10 of 18 180 749
9 Cuz Hokie CPA said so Hokie CPA 9 of 18 169 583
10 Ruth Burns's Superb Pick Set Ruth Burns 12 of 18 159 736
11 STATONTW6 Todd 13 of 18 143 790
12 UpstateSCHokie's Pick Set UpstateSCHokie 8 of 18 131 706
13 Major Kong's Bomb Run Picks Hephaestus 11 of 18 128 747
14 No Necks Jason 11 of 18 116 765
15 tough guy's Optimal Pick Set tough guy 8 of 18 115 721

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 Post subject: Re: UWS Bowl Pick 'em
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:09 am 
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Major Kong wrote:
MAC teams have hosed me and I switched from SDSU to Cincy at the last minute...dumb arse! :(

Well, you were warned not to change your picks :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: UWS Bowl Pick 'em
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Nothing lasts forever and that includes the bowl season - it's halfway over. So here are our standings at the midpoint:

1 * BigDave David 14 of 20 351 742
2 BG Hokie Misses oakton BaardG 14 of 20 331 704
3 AZHokie Tony 14 of 20 315 725
4 HFDCs Merry Band of Picks Mark 15 of 20 240 812
5 VoiceOfWinning! - a VoR joint John 12 of 20 233 749
6 nolanvt Nolan 11 of 20 228 740
7 Bay Area Hokie Picks Jimbo 13 of 20 223 725
8 ElbertoHokie Robert 11 of 20 211 732
9 Ruth Burns's Superb Pick Set Ruth Burns 14 of 20 197 736
10 Cuz Hokie CPA said so Hokie CPA 11 of 20 195 583
11 Major Kong's Bomb Run Picks Hephaestus 13 of 20 163 747
12 STATONTW6 Todd 14 of 20 161 771
13 No Necks Jason 13 of 20 155 765
14 UpstateSCHokie's Pick Set UpstateSCHokie 9 of 20 147 683
15 tough guy's Optimal Pick Set tough guy 8 of 20 115 686

It's a little bit deceiving ... several people moved few or no teams outside of the "default" rankings, which earned them very few points at the beginning, but will earn them far more points later on than everyone else.

HokieFanDC, for example, is in great shape. All of his misses have been 12 or higher and he was very selective about what he spent a lot of points on. And Nolan, impressively, has his top four in the house - a feat nobody else has managed yet.

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 Post subject: Re: UWS Bowl Pick 'em
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Dang BigDave, you have one more correct pick than me but you are beating me by 130 points...dang


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 Post subject: Re: UWS Bowl Pick 'em
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Bay_area_Hokie wrote:
Dang BigDave, you have one more correct pick than me but you are beating me by 130 points...dang


That's because you rated most of the early games to have very low point values. It all evens out once we get to the later games as you will have more late games worth more points (if you are right) than I do.

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BigDave wrote:
Bay_area_Hokie wrote:
Dang BigDave, you have one more correct pick than me but you are beating me by 130 points...dang


That's because you rated most of the early games to have very low point values. It all evens out once we get to the later games as you will have more late games worth more points (if you are right) than I do.


I'm going to win this joker again.

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 Post subject: Re: UWS Bowl Pick 'em
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BigDave wrote:
Well, most of us had Tech over Tulsa as our top pick, though I doubt any of us had it envisioned as happening quite this way.

Nolan now impressively has his top 4 picks in the house.

As will I as soon as Arkansas beats up on K st :)

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 Post subject: Re: UWS Bowl Pick 'em
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The top four stayed unchanged yesterday, but VoiceOfReason came charging up to #5.

For the top three, one pick can easily make the difference between first and third. And #4 - HokieFanDC - still has most of his top picks open, and he has the highest possible points remaining of anyone. NolanVT, after impressively getting his top 4 correct, bombed on his #5 - picking UNC to beat Baylor. (I think you can tell from our picks that a lot of us are ACC homers.)

== - 1 BigDave David 16 of 24 424 729
== - 2 BG Hokie Misses oakton BaardG 17 of 24 416 684
== - 3 AZHokie Tony 17 of 24 393 700
== - 4 HFDCs Merry Band of Picks Mark 17 of 24 294 762
+3 - 5 VoiceOfWinning! - a VoR joint John 14 of 24 287 720
+1 - 6 Bay Area Hokie Picks Jimbo 15 of 24 259 694
+3 - 7 Ruth Burns's Superb Pick Set Ruth Burns 16 of 24 258 682
-3 - 8 nolanvt Nolan 12 of 24 249 670
+4 - 9 Major Kong's Bomb Run Picks Hephaestus 16 of 24 242 727
-4 - 10 ElbertoHokie Robert 13 of 24 240 701
+3 - 11 No Necks Jason 16 of 24 222 742
+3 - 12 Cuz Hokie CPA said so Hokie CPA 13 of 24 212 550
-2 - 13 STATONTW6 Todd 16 of 24 206 726
-2 - 14 UpstateSCHokie's Pick Set UpstateSCHokie 12 of 24 205 663
== - 15 tough guy's Optimal Pick Set tough guy 9 of 24 136 625

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I predict Bama vs. Oklahoma in the Championship game.

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Breaking news: BG Hokie has taken over the #1 spot following the NC State whipping. Although I get it back if Loserville holds on to win.

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Da@n Loserville. I already didn't like them, now there's this. Bad day for AZHokie. Will be even worse when SChit loses to Whisky.

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I'm moving up slowly but surely. :)

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Da@n Loserville. I already didn't like them, now there's this. Bad day for AZHokie. Will be even worse when SChit loses to Whisky.
We watched the Arizona Bowl last night and got real homesick. :)

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What an exciting day of football!

We now have a tie atop the standings, with AZHokie narrowly behind.

== 1 BigDave David 19 of 28 455 704
+1 1 BG Hokie Misses oakton BaardG 19 of 28 455 665
== 3 AZHokie Tony 18 of 28 430 667
== 4 HFDCs Merry Band of Picks Mark 20 of 28 379 730
+1 5 Bay Area Hokie Picks Jimbo 19 of 28 373 694
-1 6 VoiceOfWinning! - a VoR joint John 16 of 28 346 675
+1 7 nolanvt Nolan 15 of 28 324 661
-1 8 Ruth Burns's Superb Pick Set Ruth Burns 18 of 28 315 637
== 9 Major Kong's Bomb Run Picks Hephaestus 19 of 28 313 700
== 10 ElbertoHokie Robert 15 of 28 312 630
+3 11 UpstateSCHokie's Pick Set UpstateSCHokie 15 of 28 296 639
-1 12 No Necks Jason 18 of 28 276 690
-1 13 Cuz Hokie CPA said so Hokie CPA 15 of 28 247 516
-1 14 STATONTW6 Todd 17 of 28 233 647
== 15 tough guy's Optimal Pick Set tough guy 12 of 28 208 589

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BigDave wrote:
What an exciting day of football!

We now have a tie atop the standings, with AZHokie narrowly behind.

== 1 BigDave David 19 of 28 455 704
+1 1 BG Hokie Misses oakton BaardG 19 of 28 455 665
== 3 AZHokie Tony 18 of 28 430 667

Wow, even after missing 3 of 4 yesterday? Pac-12 sucks. Still hoping for a Stanford win. Now worried about the Oregon game. TCU lost their QB to an arrest last night. May have to change my pick. And what's with FL ST? One of my top picks. Not looking like a very good day today either. Sigh

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