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Officially Official Cooler Last Man Standing Thread - Week 1

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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:18 AM

Officially Official Cooler Last Man Standing Thread - Week 1 


Since Glenn hasn't started the Last Man Standing contest for this year, I'm volunteering to take over.  My rules are essentially the same, except in regards to timing of picks.  That's gonna probably mean more work for me, but I've accepted that.

How to Play (shamelessly stolen and modified from Glenn’s rules):

 

Simple...every week pick one NFL team to win their game. That's it.  Don't worry about point spreads or margin of victory.  If your team WINS, you advance to the next week.  If your team loses (OR TIES), you're out.  If you don't play in week 1, please don't whine about being allowed into the pool. That's not fair for the players who get eliminated in week 1 (and there will be some), so it won't be allowed.

 

Make sure the team you're picking is clear.  Use nicknames at your own risk, and be extra careful you don't do something silly like just putting down " New York ".  In case of ambiguities, I will rule against you.

 

There is one other major rule.  Each week you must pick a team that you have never chosen before.  If you pick the Browns in week 1, you MUST pick one of the other 31 teams in week two, then one of the remaining 30 teams in week 3, etc.  If you mistakenly pick a team you have used before and we don't catch it in time, you're out.

 

There is no limit to how many players can pick a team in any week (or we'd obviously be limited to 32 players).

 

Picks are submitted by posting in the "Officially Official Cooler Last Man Standing Thread" in the Cooler. 

Unlike in previous seasons, the deadline for your picks each week will be by five minutes before the scheduled kickoff of the game you are picking.  This means that, for instance, if you have a brain fart and forget to pick on Sunday, you might be able to be saved by the Monday night game, assuming you’re eligible to pick one of the two teams. The pick time will be determined by the Cooler's time stamp on each message.  If the deadline is 1:00 and your post says 12:56 , your pick won't count.  I am not responsible for internet problems, etc.  If you need to make your pick early because you're going to be out of town, you can PM me and I will try to respond to make sure you know your pick was received.

 

Changing picks is allowed as long as you do so prior to the deadline for the game you originally picked.  If you choose to do so, please post a second message in the thread, and specify that you are changing your picks.  In the event of multiple picks, the latest valid pick will be counted.  DO NOT EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL POST.  Any pick edited after the deadline will be assumed to be incorrect, and in the early weeks we often have 13-14 pages of messages.  Once I record the picks, I rarely re-visit the early pages, so editing picks could cause your change to be missed.

 

KEEP TRACK OF YOUR OWN PICKS. I try not to make mistakes, but I do occasionally screw up.  I also can't guarantee I will be able to list every pick you've made in the past, so you need to make sure you don't use an ineligible team.

 

Good luck.  In years past, our winners have survived all 17 weeks, so that's the standard to shoot for.  In later weeks when it gets down to less and less players, I will begin accepting picks via PM for strategic reasons. 

In the case of a week prior to week 17 where no teams make a correct pick, the teams still alive for that week all remain alive into the next week.  If multiple players are alive on week 17, the remaining teams will be forced to select ten of their unused teams to run off against the other competitors in order.

One last rule:  All decisions of the judge (ME, OSUJoe) are final.  I reserve the right to change rules in the event of things like acts of God (unexpected game cancellations because of roofs collapsing or hurricanes or things like that) or if I damn well feel like it.  I don't anticipate doing so, and will try to do so with an eye towards fairness, but this is not a democracy.  Don't like my rules?  Play someone else's pool.

Week 1 Schedule

Last edited 9/2/2014 11:56 AM by OSUJoe

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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:22 AM

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Week 1 Chicago Bears
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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:26 AM

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O.K. Here goes for week#1, I will live or die with the New York Jets to defeat the Qakland/L.A./San Antonio Raiders........
From houndfromhell1, what doesnt kill us, makes us stronger.
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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:27 AM

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Thanks for running this, Joe

Barley takes Da Bearce in week one
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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:27 AM

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Thanks for taking this over Joe...

This is a pretty tough week one to be honest, but I'll bet against EJ Manuel (and for the Browns draft pick)...

The Chicago Bears.

The curse is gone... it's over... and it's time for Cleveland Browns football to return

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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:27 AM

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Bears
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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:28 AM

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OSUJoe wrote: Don't like my rules?  Play someone else's pool.
Thank goodness studawg already stepped up, then.

You're mad with power! Mad I say!

“Do you even football?" - UABrownsFan

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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:32 AM

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Sweet!
Eagles

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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:32 AM

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Philadelphia Eagles

Last edited 9/2/2014 11:33 AM by gb420

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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:35 AM

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Eagles
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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:36 AM

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Bears.

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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:37 AM

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Carolina Panthers
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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:38 AM

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Philadelphia Eagles for me.  Thanks, Joe.
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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:40 AM

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Kansas City Chiefs
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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:40 AM

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Thank you for running this! It is always a fun contest.

I will select the J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS over the Da Raidahs!
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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:41 AM

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Week 1: Cleveland Browns

Cleveland, There are no fair weather fans where there is no fair weather.

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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:43 AM

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Each year I screw this up by trying to get too cute.  The first few weeks I pick some not-so-good team that's playing a bad team, so I don't burn through the good teams early on.  Then I find out why the team that I picked isn't all that good when they lose.  This year I'm going more conventional.

Bears

 

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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:49 AM

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I'll follow suit. Bears.
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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:51 AM

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Thanks for putting this together studawg. Browns for me! Victory is assured!
 
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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:54 AM

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Eagles de Philadelphia

I'm fantastic!  SHUT UP PITTSBURGH!

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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:59 AM

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Eagles for me please.
"FLY NAVY"

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Posted: 9/2/2014 12:00 PM

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I will yake the San Francisco 49ers to defeat the team with the worst defense last year that should be worse this year.
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Posted: 9/2/2014 12:04 PM

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I will take the Eagles
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Posted: 9/2/2014 12:06 PM

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Thanks for taking this on.

Eagles

"When 40 million people believe in a dumb idea, it's still a dumb idea."

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Posted: 9/2/2014 12:09 PM

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I will take the Eagles over the Jaguars.



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Posted: 9/2/2014 12:15 PM

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WEEK 1: Philadelphia Eagles

Go Browns!!!

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Posted: 9/2/2014 12:21 PM

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Chicago Bears
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Posted: 9/2/2014 12:23 PM

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Don't see my pick, Ill make it again..
Bears
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Posted: 9/2/2014 12:25 PM

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We now have two threads, I picked in each one, mods, please designate one as THE LMS thread.
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Posted: 9/2/2014 12:26 PM

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Kansas City Chiefs
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