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Old 01-06-2020, 08:15 AM
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Bills 41 Seahawks 10
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Kang (or possibly Kodos) said it best: Good God, is this some kind of joke?

Good luck with that man. Anyway, here's my pick...

Saints 31, Patriots 24
See, this is why I never put in comments when I make a pick.
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Wellp - I lose. Thanks for nuthin', Saints!
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Sorry folks I was out of town. I'll have the standings posted later today.
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Huge knockout it round 1, mainly because of the Saints. But there is still some hope for those with one team left.

Let me know if I missed anyone.

Unscathed:
borschevsky: 49ers 34, Ravens 31
Bullitt: 49ers 27, Ravens 17
cgg419: 49ers 34, Ravens 26
garygnu: 49ers 31, Ravens 27
LoneRhino: 49ers 24, Chiefs 17
MrKnowItAll: 49ers 52, Ravens 6
Oredigger77: 49ers 35, Ravens 21
Grits and Hard Toast: Chiefs 30, Packers 24
Hamlet: Chiefs 24, Packers 27
Happy Lendervedder: Chiefs 34, 49ers 17
Kimble: Chiefs 38, Packers 27
muldoonthief: Chiefs 31, 49ers 24
Railer13: Chiefs 30, 49ers 24
Enginerd: Ravens 31, Packers 17
Isosleepy: Ravens 27, 49ers 24
Jahiegel: Ravens 26, 49ers 21
lel: Ravens 28, Packers 21
MadTheSwine: Ravens 44, Packers 21
minlokwat: Ravens 31, 49ers 27
TroutMan: Ravens 37, 49ers 20
Velocity: Ravens 34, 49ers 23
eschereal: Seahawks 20, Chiefs 12

One Down: (Need Titans, Texans, or Vikings to make the Super Bowl)
neofishboy: 49ers 35, Patriots 6
dalej42: Bills 41, Seahawks 10
AncientHumanoid: Chiefs 36, Saints 35
asahi: Chiefs 31, Saints 28
Shoeless: Chiefs 31, Saints 21
Chisquirrel: Packers 27, Bills 24
notfrommensa: Packers 34, Patriots 27
Hal Briston: Patriots 23, Packers 14
Paintcharge: Patriots 24, Packers 17
Fear the Turtle: Ravens 27, Saints 24
Great Antibob: Ravens 42, Saints 34
Larry Borgia: Ravens 27, Saints 20
Ulf the Unwashed: Ravens 37, Saints 21
zoog: Ravens 37, Saints 34
enalzi: Saints 34, Ravens 28
Gray Ghost: Saints 27, Ravens 23
iiandyiiii: Saints 31, Ravens 30
Oakminster: Saints 28, Chiefs 27
racepug: Saints 26, Ravens 24

Dead in the Water:
Procrustus: Patriots 33, Saints 27
Justin_Bailey: Saints 31, Patriots 24
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:57 AM
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Huge knockout it round 1, mainly because of the Saints. But there is still some hope for those with one team left.

Let me know if I missed anyone.

Dead in the Water:
Procrustus: Patriots 33, Saints 27
Justin_Bailey: Saints 31, Patriots 24
I should be still alive. Seahawks over Ravens.
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Whoops, looks like I put AK84's score in your spot. I've corrected the master sheet.
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:16 AM
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Huge knockout in round 2!
Pleasantly surprised about my 49ers. I was worried about those Vikings.
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:21 AM
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Unless I missed any, only a handful who picked Chiefs-49ers or Chiefs-Packers are in the running with both teams.
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I hope you are right, LoneRhino!
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Ravens loss cut down the field considerably.
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Sigh... I'm gonna have a lot of work to do on Monday.
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Unless I missed any, only a handful who picked Chiefs-49ers or Chiefs-Packers are in the running with both teams.
There's one Chiefs-Seahawks pick:

eschereal: Seahawks 20, Chiefs 12

If I counted correctly, there are 8 folks who still have both teams alive.

Nobody has the Texans (or the Titans). If Houston beats KC today, the winner will only have one team in the Super Bowl.
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Old 01-12-2020, 12:55 PM
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Nobody has the Texans (or the Titans). If Houston beats KC today, the winner will only have one team in the Super Bowl.
After the Ravens' loss, I was wondering if it's possible for this thread not to have a winner. I don't think that it is; of the Seahawks, Packers, and 49ers, one of them must be in the Super Bowl, and each was picked by somebody.
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Ravens loss cut down the field considerably.
They seemed most likely given the AFC field, but damn did they lay an egg.
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After the Ravens' loss, I was wondering if it's possible for this thread not to have a winner. I don't think that it is; of the Seahawks, Packers, and 49ers, one of them must be in the Super Bowl, and each was picked by somebody.
The Toilers did beat KC a couple months ago, by 3 points, in Nashville. Probably not going to happen again next Sunday. So, yeah, there will probably be a winner, and, unlike last year, a winner that will not be decided weeks before the SB is actually played.
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The Toilers did beat KC a couple months ago, by 3 points, in Nashville. Probably not going to happen again next Sunday. So, yeah, there will probably be a winner, and, unlike last year, a winner that will not be decided weeks before the SB is actually played.
I was thinking of how it might be possible that no one would win the thread. Like if the Titans and Eagles made it to the Super Bowl, what then? Nobody picked either of those two teams, so every guess in the thread would be eliminated.

But that can't happen. Of the three (now two) NFC teams remaining, someone has picked each of them, and so somebody will have picked at least one of the Super Bowl teams correctly.
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Unscathed:
LoneRhino: 49ers 24, Chiefs 17
Happy Lendervedder: Chiefs 34, 49ers 17
muldoonthief: Chiefs 31, 49ers 24
Railer13: Chiefs 30, 49ers 24
Grits and Hard Toast: Chiefs 30, Packers 24
Hamlet: Chiefs 24, Packers 27
Kimble: Chiefs 38, Packers 27

One Down (need Titans to win):
neofishboy: 49ers 35, Patriots 6
borschevsky: 49ers 34, Ravens 31
Bullitt: 49ers 27, Ravens 17
cgg419: 49ers 34, Ravens 26
garygnu: 49ers 31, Ravens 27
MrKnowItAll: 49ers 52, Ravens 6
Oredigger77: 49ers 35, Ravens 21
Chisquirrel: Packers 27, Bills 24
notfrommensa: Packers 34, Patriots 27
Hal Briston: Patriots 23, Packers 14
Paintcharge: Patriots 24, Packers 17
Isosleepy: Ravens 27, 49ers 24
Jahiegel: Ravens 26, 49ers 21
minlokwat: Ravens 31, 49ers 27
TroutMan: Ravens 37, 49ers 20
Velocity: Ravens 34, 49ers 23
Enginerd: Ravens 31, Packers 17
lel: Ravens 28, Packers 21
MadTheSwine: Ravens 44, Packers 21

One down (no chance):
AncientHumanoid: Chiefs 36, Saints 35
asahi: Chiefs 31, Saints 28
Shoeless: Chiefs 31, Saints 21
Oakminster: Saints 28, Chiefs 27
eschereal: Seahawks 20, Chiefs 12

Dead in the water:
dalej42: Bills 41, Seahawks 10
AK84: Patriots 33, Saints 27
Fear the Turtle: Ravens 27, Saints 24
Great Antibob: Ravens 42, Saints 34
Larry Borgia: Ravens 27, Saints 20
Ulf the Unwashed: Ravens 37, Saints 21
zoog: Ravens 37, Saints 34
Justin_Bailey: Saints 31, Patriots 24
enalzi: Saints 34, Ravens 28
Gray Ghost: Saints 27, Ravens 23
iiandyiiii: Saints 31, Ravens 30
racepug: Saints 26, Ravens 24
Procrustus: Seahawks 30, Ravens 27

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I was thinking of how it might be possible that no one would win the thread. Like if the Titans and Eagles made it to the Super Bowl, what then? Nobody picked either of those two teams, so every guess in the thread would be eliminated.
It would go to the "closest to the scores" tiebreaker.
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It would go to the "closest to the scores" tiebreaker.
How would that work, though? Suppose I'd picked "Seahawks 20 Patriots 17" and the actual Super Bowl Score is "Titans 20 Eagles 17"; does that mean I have the score correct? I picked the Seahawks to get 20, not the Titans. Would "Titans 17 Eagles 20" be more correct because I predicted the NFC team to get 20?
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It is kind of academic this year, but I think getting the exact score would be enough, if no one else did, conferences notwithstanding, if no one else had that score. Otherwise, we would be arguing into March about what tiebreaker to use. Or the host would just make some sort of ruling. Or call it a tie, if there was no other way to go.
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It is kind of academic this year,...
Yeah, and it hasn't been an issue in the previous 15 years, either. It probably won't happen.

But I also find it interesting to wonder what would happen if it did. People create sporting tournaments and try to account for every possible scenario in advance. But sometimes they miss stuff.
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It is kind of academic this year, but I think getting the exact score would be enough, if no one else did, conferences notwithstanding, if no one else had that score. Otherwise, we would be arguing into March about what tiebreaker to use. Or the host would just make some sort of ruling. Or call it a tie, if there was no other way to go.
I already made a ruling two years ago:
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And if no clear winner emerges from all of this, a two-man sack race will be held on consecutive Sundays until a champion can be crowned.
Seriously though, I say if you match the final score, you win. If multiple people do, first post wins.
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:29 AM
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Thanks to the Chiefs and 49ers for making this simple.

Our four finalists:

LoneRhino: 49ers 24, Chiefs 17
Railer13: Chiefs 30, 49ers 24
muldoonthief: Chiefs 31, 49ers 24
Happy Lendervedder: Chiefs 34, 49ers 17
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Apologies to Railer13 for picking a score 1 point away from his. In my defense, I make it a point not to read other people's picks before I make my own.
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Congratulations to Lonerinho on his victory this year.
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Apologies to Railer13 for picking a score 1 point away from his. In my defense, I make it a point not to read other people's picks before I make my own.
If the Chiefs were by some weird fold in spacetime to actually manage to win, you are in the worst possible position to win this game.
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If the Chiefs were by some weird fold in spacetime to actually manage to win...
The Chiefs are favored by 1. Frankly I thought my 49ers would be favored, and heavily so.
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I don't think it will be boring. I think it will be a high scoring nail biter.
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The Chiefs are favored by 1. Frankly I thought my 49ers would be favored, and heavily so.
Its a close call, they are both good, and fighters. Praying for a Chiefs win.
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If the Chiefs were by some weird fold in spacetime to actually manage to win, you are in the worst possible position to win this game.
He's not in that bad of a position. The tiebreak is number of points the prediction was off from winning team score plus the number of points off from the losing team score. If the Chiefs win and score more than 31 points and it's a particularly close game, he'll win.
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Apologies to Railer13 for picking a score 1 point away from his. In my defense, I make it a point not to read other people's picks before I make my own.
Apology accepted. As noted, you're not in bad shape. I, however, am, unless it's a lower-scoring game than I think it will be.

But I will be thrilled if any one of us three win, because that will mean a Chiefs victory!

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He's not in that bad of a position. The tiebreak is number of points the prediction was off from winning team score plus the number of points off from the losing team score. If the Chiefs win and score more than 31 points and it's a particularly close game, he'll win.
It doesn't necessarily have to be a close game for muldoonthief to win the contest. According to my calculations, if the Chiefs win and score at least 31 points, and the Niners score at least 23, he will win.

For instance, assume the final score is Chiefs 34, Niners 23. Muldoon's 'off by' score would be 4 (34-31 plus 24-23). Happy's 'off by' score would be 6 (34-34 plus 23-17). Any additional scoring by the Niners will only solidify muldoon's lead; any additional scoring by the Chiefs would not affect the result.
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Thank you for the premature congrats. However, as Yogi Berra once said, " It ain't over till the fat lady takes a knee with the clock running out."
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Its a close call, they are both good, and fighters. Praying for a Chiefs win.
You gotta admit, it’d be cool if they did because of the 50 year drought.
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If the Chiefs were by some weird fold in spacetime to actually manage to win, you are in the worst possible position to win this game.
Hey, I am the anti-jinx!
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Congrats to the Chiefs!

As I posted to FB — Many have been the years of futility for KC Chiefs fans and their organization!

The list of KC QBs who did not take their Chiefs to the AFC Championship game include (not a complete list): beginning with Steve Fuller in 1979, and then also Bill Kenney, Todd Blackledge, Steve DeBerg, Dave Krieg, Steve Bono, Rich Gannon, Trent Green, Alex Smith, and Nick Foles.

Only Joe Montana in 1993* took them there. They lost to the Buffalo Bills.

Congratulations on your win last night!

* — yes, Mahomes in 2018 when they lost to the Patriots and 2019 when they... we know how that ends!
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Congrats to muldoonthief on an extremely close win and getting the winning score exact!

1st place: muldoonthief (off by 4)
2nd place: Railer13 (off by 5)
3rd place: Happy Lendervedder (off by 6)
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My congratulations to the Chiefs & especially Andy Reid, and my sincere thanks to Damien Williams.
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