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2nd Season of Freepers NFL Football Pick'Em!
www.yahoo.com ^ | 27 August 2006 | IMTOFT

Posted on 08/27/2006 2:57:07 PM PDT by IMTOFT

For those who enjoyed Football Pick'Em last year, it's back again! We've created a private group called Freepers that you are invited to join at Yahoo. (http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/pickem)

You need to have a Yahoo ID to join. Sign into Yahoo, and search on Private Groups using the Group ID #17380 and the password freepers.

The rules are the same as last year: Pick all 16 games per week, and assign each game with a confidence rating of 1 to 16. (Each game must have a unique confidence rating, duplication is not allowed.) You get the total of the ratings per week for the games you pick correctly.

Please note: Only the first 50 people to sign up are allowed in as Yahoo limits the size of the league.

Sign up now and secure your spot as the NFL guru of the Free Republic!

From Yahoo: "You have created the Private Group called Freepers and the Pick Set called Ravens in that group. To allow other people to join this group send them the Group ID# (17380) and the Password (freepers). Remember, it is the Group ID#, not the group name, that other people must use to join your group. Your goal is to earn more points than other people by selecting the winner of each of this year's regular season games."


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: football; nfl; pickem; sports
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1 posted on 08/27/2006 2:57:08 PM PDT by IMTOFT
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To: IMTOFT

I think this link will take you directly to the league:

http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/pickem/17380


2 posted on 08/27/2006 2:58:56 PM PDT by IMTOFT
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To: IMTOFT

I'm going to sign up.

Cowboys FTW!!!!


3 posted on 08/27/2006 3:03:42 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: IMTOFT; ABG(anybody but Gore); akorahil; albee; A message; andyland; Argh; b4its2late; ...

NFL PING



FReepmail scott says to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...


This is a fairly high volume ping list

4 posted on 08/27/2006 3:32:06 PM PDT by scott says
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This was a lot of fun last year and I wanted to make sure members of the NFL Ping List had a chance to sign up.


5 posted on 08/27/2006 3:33:43 PM PDT by scott says
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To: scott says

I'm in :)

Joe Theismann's Shin....

hehe


6 posted on 08/27/2006 3:35:37 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Go Bucks!!!)
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To: MikefromOhio

Good...it was fun last year. I forgot to fill out the confidence points on the first week and never could make it up.
This year I won't make that mistake again!


7 posted on 08/27/2006 3:38:07 PM PDT by scott says
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To: scott says

yeah...

I can't remember why I missed it last year....

That's my 3rd pick'em league...

Hopefully my performance won't be affected by the college football season :)


8 posted on 08/27/2006 3:39:14 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Go Bucks!!!)
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To: MikefromOhio

lol!


9 posted on 08/27/2006 3:39:32 PM PDT by mcg2000 (New Orleans: The city that declared Jihad against The Red Cross.)
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To: mcg2000

:-)


10 posted on 08/27/2006 3:39:57 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Go Bucks!!!)
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To: IMTOFT

Excuse me if I don't want to share my picks and see the odds change on my 100% WINNING PICKS. </sarc


11 posted on 08/27/2006 3:47:14 PM PDT by thegreatbeast
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To: IMTOFT

As a Redskins fan, I have the perfect system: Washington will score the least points and lose every week. Ha!


12 posted on 08/27/2006 4:10:01 PM PDT by Salo
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To: IMTOFT

I'm in (CatSmack) and have never done this before. I have read the rules, but still have 2 questions. Are we playing with the points spread or not? And, if you enter picks, can you go back and change them before the deadline? Thanks.


13 posted on 08/27/2006 4:16:32 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (I gigged your peace frog.)
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To: RacerF150
No point spreads and you can change picks up to 5 minutes before game.

Here is the settings page for our group---

http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/pickem/17380/groupsettings
14 posted on 08/27/2006 4:33:30 PM PDT by scott says
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To: IMTOFT; MikefromOhio

Alright, I'm in. Made my picks. I'm going to fail miserably at this.


15 posted on 08/27/2006 4:36:16 PM PDT by Terpfen
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To: Terpfen; IMTOFT

This is playing lines and confidence...

I didn't know the week one lines were out yet??


16 posted on 08/27/2006 4:41:04 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Go Bucks!!!)
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To: MikefromOhio

I already want to re-do my picks. Eesh.


17 posted on 08/27/2006 4:43:30 PM PDT by Terpfen
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To: MikefromOhio
Our game is just a straight pick- no point spreads.
The confidence points are scored for each correct answer.
If you correctly pick that game you get those points you "bet" on it.
18 posted on 08/27/2006 4:44:16 PM PDT by scott says
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To: Terpfen

LOL


19 posted on 08/27/2006 4:44:21 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Go Bucks!!!)
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To: scott says

Excellent!


20 posted on 08/27/2006 4:44:22 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (I gigged your peace frog.)
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To: scott says; Terpfen

ah ok...

I'm already confusing it with my other league that does spread and confidence....

this is gonna be a long year.


21 posted on 08/27/2006 4:44:53 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Go Bucks!!!)
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To: MikefromOhio

I'm redoing them.

I'm so weak.


22 posted on 08/27/2006 4:45:02 PM PDT by Terpfen
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To: Terpfen

You can! You can change your picks up to 5 minutes before the first game of the week.
First game is Thursday Sept.7.
You can change picks right up to 5 minutes before.
If I remember correctly you can change the confidence points 5 minutes before the Late games as well.


23 posted on 08/27/2006 4:47:06 PM PDT by scott says
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To: Terpfen

ahhh it isn't that bad....


24 posted on 08/27/2006 4:47:39 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Go Bucks!!!)
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To: MikefromOhio

We are just doing the easiest one...
I don't think I would have fun trying to figure all the point spreads in, that would be too much!


25 posted on 08/27/2006 4:49:35 PM PDT by scott says
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To: Salo
As a Redskins fan, I have the perfect system: Washington will score the least points and lose every week. Ha!

That was my system too. My office mate was a diehard Art Monk, etc., fan. She ended up buying me more lunches (the price of the bet), many more lunches, using this proven betting techique.

26 posted on 08/27/2006 4:49:39 PM PDT by Draco
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To: MikefromOhio

Well, it's not bad now that I've edited my picks.

Looking forward to seeing what everyone else does.


27 posted on 08/27/2006 4:51:23 PM PDT by Terpfen
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To: scott says

ahh I just try to get on a roll for a couple weeks and let it go....

It's worked in the past :)


28 posted on 08/27/2006 4:55:14 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Go Bucks!!!)
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To: Terpfen

LOL


29 posted on 08/27/2006 4:55:46 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Go Bucks!!!)
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To: Terpfen
You won't be able to view others picks.
There is a section called Group Picks and that will give a
composite look at the picks but there is no viewing other individual picks until after the game begins.

Make sure you fill out the Confidence points. I did not the first week and never could make it up. I finished in the top 20 but would have been in the top 7 if I did.

Non bye weeks the highest number is 16 down to 1.
You select highest numbers for games you are confident with your pick, low numbers for games you are not confident-
This is how the points are tallied every week.
30 posted on 08/27/2006 5:01:41 PM PDT by scott says
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To: scott says

So I can't see other people's picks? No wonder that comparison board was awfully empty.

Thanks for the info.


31 posted on 08/27/2006 5:03:29 PM PDT by Terpfen
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To: scott says

Thank you much for the opportunity. Best time of the year is right now with football season starting.


32 posted on 08/27/2006 5:08:02 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (J.C. for Oklahoma Governor in 2008! Go Sooners!)
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To: PhiKapMom

You can thank IMTOFT
for contacting me and setting this up.
It was a blast last year. I hope we can get 50 people to join us!
Get the word out!


33 posted on 08/27/2006 5:14:12 PM PDT by scott says
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To: IMTOFT

All right I'm in. Not sure about this weighted pool thing but it's worth a shot.


34 posted on 08/27/2006 5:24:08 PM PDT by discostu (you must be joking son, where did you get those shoes)
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To: discostu
You'll get the hang of it pretty quickly. You do have up to five minutes before game time to make any changes, if you want. Even if the early games are locked out, you can still change the later ones.

Last year was fun, should be good this year.

Yes, I am ready for some football...Go Ravens!
35 posted on 08/27/2006 5:49:09 PM PDT by IMTOFT
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To: IMTOFT
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

For those of you who have never played, join in. This is fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


36 posted on 08/27/2006 6:08:40 PM PDT by Fintan (I'm writing a novel...one tagline at a time.)
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To: IMTOFT

I'm In. You guys are going down!!!!


37 posted on 08/27/2006 8:01:52 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: sean327

Negative....

Joe Theismann's Shin will rule all!!!!


38 posted on 08/27/2006 8:02:20 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Go Bucks!!!)
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To: IMTOFT; Fast Ed97; Flavius Josephus; GOPRaleigh; GreatOne; highimpact; JRios1968; Leto; Moose4; ...


Jim Rome ping
FReepmail me to get on or off this Jim Rome pinglist....

"Have a take, don't suck or you'll get run......."

39 posted on 08/27/2006 8:02:56 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Go Bucks!!!)
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To: MikefromOhio

You owe me a new keyboard, I saw your team name and sprayed beer all over it!


40 posted on 08/27/2006 8:10:40 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: sean327

LOL

:-)


41 posted on 08/27/2006 8:41:00 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Go Bucks!!!)
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To: IMTOFT

why are you using yahoo and not ESPN? ESPN game can hold waaayyy more than just 50 people


42 posted on 08/27/2006 11:08:40 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: IMTOFT
OK I'm in.

BEEAAARRRRSSSSS!!!!!!

43 posted on 08/28/2006 5:18:36 AM PDT by TheyConvictedOglethorpe (Dickie Dunn wrote this, it's gotta be true!)
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To: IMTOFT
I am in, not only will I be able to watch my Steelers get one for the pinky, I can win this pick em league!...LOL
44 posted on 08/28/2006 8:45:00 AM PDT by xpertskir (Shave the Whales)
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To: IMTOFT

I'm in. I will bring my complete lack of football knowledge to this group, as I have already done with my fantasy team.


45 posted on 08/28/2006 11:53:32 AM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (Being That Guy so you don't have to.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

"why are you using yahoo and not ESPN? ESPN game can hold waaayyy more than just 50 people"

I just went with what was done last year. Not very original, I admit, but it seemed to work out fine. I don't know if we got to 50 people last year, although we had 40+.

Thanks for the tip - we can do EPSN next year, especially if we fill it up this year.


46 posted on 08/28/2006 4:32:41 PM PDT by IMTOFT
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To: MikefromOhio

Thanks for the ping, Mike...Da MightyVikingWarriors are in da house!


47 posted on 08/28/2006 6:31:38 PM PDT by timpad (The Wizard Tim - Keeper of the Holy Hand Grenade, Finder of Obscurata)
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To: timpad

Just don't invite them to your boat :)


48 posted on 08/28/2006 6:33:00 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Go Bucks!!!)
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To: scott says; MikeinIraq; Ultra Sonic 007

I signed up. I couldn't come up with a team name, so I came up with the thing I'd LEAST like said about me. ;-) It will be changed when I am in a less-strange mood... probably after the move :-P


49 posted on 08/28/2006 10:55:32 PM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: IMTOFT

Hopefully, I can get to it every week again this year. I'm in.


50 posted on 08/29/2006 11:48:21 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Sometimes those who scream loudest for "justice" are the ones that want real justice the least.)
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