HF NFL "Loser Pool"

The G Man
09-09-2004, 09:50 AM
For those who don't know what it is, this is a pool where each week you pick a team in the NFL who you think will lose. If they end up winning, you're eliminated. And once you choose a team, you can't use them again. I've made the pool into a 15 selection public poll format so that your selection will be recorded for you. I've taken the worst 14 teams in the league last year (with a tweak here or there) and made selection 15 "other" which will require you to reply with your selection.

Only Sunday and Monday games may be included.

If you do not play week 1, you may not join later on.

sveiglar
09-09-2004, 09:57 AM
I'll try a somewhat more risky play in week 1, and hopefully save the softballs like 'Zona and the Bolts for later. That requires getting to later, I suppose...

The G Man
09-09-2004, 10:04 AM
I'll try a somewhat more risky play in week 1, and hopefully save the softballs like 'Zona and the Bolts for later. That requires getting to later, I suppose...
I tend more towards the "go with your best bet" philosophy ... as all those who took Houston to lose to Dallas on opening day last year will attest to. :D

sveiglar
09-09-2004, 10:10 AM
I tend more towards the "go with your best bet" philosophy ...

Maybe next week... if there is a next week for me.

Schlep Rock
09-09-2004, 10:53 AM
I voted for Dallas

popperbolt*
09-09-2004, 10:56 AM
49ers

Mr Brownstone
09-09-2004, 11:21 AM
Cleveland goes down. No faith in my hometown Browns.

John Flyers Fan
09-09-2004, 11:21 AM
I'll take the Giants ... with Warner and his happy feet ... the Eagles offense will have a number of short fields to work with.

Rick Middleton
09-09-2004, 11:44 AM
The G Man is going to be one frustrated little camper this weekend as Kurt and the boys get spanked.

BTW, Rick starts an NFL pool and everyone else jumps in to do the same? Buncha lemmings :p:

FlyersHomer DM03
09-09-2004, 11:56 AM
cleveland loses

in the hall
09-09-2004, 11:57 AM
went with the shoe in - Arizona

on to week 2!

Dr Love
09-09-2004, 12:34 PM
Other: Miami

PredsFan77*
09-09-2004, 12:50 PM
Zona

ChubarovRocks
09-09-2004, 01:01 PM
I picked San Fran.

Douggy
09-09-2004, 01:01 PM
Other: Denver!

G: Are you going to keep track of who we've voted for in the past, or is that our own job?

klingsor
09-09-2004, 01:02 PM
BTW, Rick starts an NFL pool and everyone else jumps in to do the same? Buncha lemmings :p:

Another good reason to hate Walt Disney:

Disney's Lemmings
Address:http://www.jimloy.com/biology/lemmings.htm

sveiglar's got brass balls, I don't: Arizona

The G Man
09-09-2004, 01:04 PM
Other: Denver!

G: Are you going to keep track of who we've voted for in the past, or is that our own job?
I'll do it.

CharlieGirl
09-09-2004, 01:18 PM
I'll either be a genius or done in the first week.....

I'm picking Kansas City this week.

Rick Middleton
09-09-2004, 01:32 PM
Another good reason to hate Walt Disney:

Disney's Lemmings
Address:http://www.jimloy.com/biology/lemmings.htm

sveiglar's got brass balls, I don't: Arizona

I thought that that was a penis pump accident that sveiglar didn't want discussed?

Slats432
09-09-2004, 01:54 PM
Da Browns.

The G Man
09-09-2004, 01:54 PM
Other: Miami
If they move it to Saturday, you're locked in.

john g
09-09-2004, 01:59 PM
The Browns will lose

VO #23
09-09-2004, 02:03 PM
Cleveland

sveiglar
09-09-2004, 02:07 PM
I thought that that was a penis pump accident that sveiglar didn't want discussed?

Honestly, it's not mine!

DevilFisch
09-09-2004, 02:17 PM
I will select the NY Giants to get creamed by Philadelphia this Sunday.

GKJ
09-09-2004, 02:25 PM
It will be ugly for the Giants....

sveiglar
09-09-2004, 02:40 PM
Nobody else on the 'Aints bandwagon this week? SeaHawks gonna light 'em up.

klingsor
09-09-2004, 02:46 PM
It will be ugly for the Giants....

Wouldn't be surprised. Too many holes, but maybe they'll find out which new guys are players and which guys aren't.

If Eagles by some strech of the imigination lose, it's gonna be EXTREMELY ugly for them till the next game.

Tuggy
09-09-2004, 03:18 PM
Giants and its going to be ugly!

GB
09-09-2004, 03:55 PM
I'll take the Giants.

Hockeyfan02
09-09-2004, 04:14 PM
It will be ugly for the Giants....

Yes it will be. There are some other teams that look like locks to lose but the Giants in Philly with: Warner who cant hang on to the ball+his crappy o-line+Philly's blitzes= one misterable day for the Giants offense. I went with the Giants. Miami and Cleveland look like sure locks to me as well, but Cleveland goes to Baltimore later in the year and I think we all know how well the Dolphins play in December weather.

Snugglepuss
09-09-2004, 06:35 PM
Cleveland Browns

Breck Av
09-09-2004, 07:55 PM
Other: Kansas City Chiefs

Gibsons Finest
09-09-2004, 08:00 PM
I took a gamble with N'Arlins to lose this week. I got faith in the Seahawks. Savin' teams like the Giants and the Cards for later.

Verbal Kint*
09-09-2004, 10:54 PM
I pick the Giants.

ATG
09-09-2004, 11:05 PM
I'll take the Giants ... with Warner and his happy feet ... the Eagles offense will have a number of short fields to work with.

This one could be a massacre.With the eagles now having both Hugh douglas and Jevon Kearse along with Trotter they are gonna blitz heavy and with that o-line in NY get Eli ready to go in when Warner is drilled and recieves a concussion

ATG
09-09-2004, 11:06 PM
Other: Kansas City Chiefs

That's ballsy I'll give ya that

Unholy Diver
09-09-2004, 11:59 PM
Da Bears

sveiglar
09-10-2004, 08:35 AM
Better not see any "other" Indy picks coming in now!

Rick Middleton
09-10-2004, 08:46 AM
DAMMIT! I was going to go back and delete my post. Way to ruin my plot Sveiglar.

The G Man
09-10-2004, 08:55 AM
DAMMIT! I was going to go back and delete my post. Way to ruin my plot Sveiglar.
Your erstwhile pool commissioner has vigilantly been keeping a spreadsheet, just to keep the sveiglar types honest.

klingsor
09-10-2004, 09:12 AM
I'm too lazy but has anybody figured out a scenario in which the most people will be eliminated this weekend.

Be pretty funny if there are 3 or less people left standing.

Cuiff
09-10-2004, 09:58 AM
NY Giants

Rick Middleton
09-10-2004, 10:02 AM
I'm too lazy but has anybody figured out a scenario in which the most people will be eliminated this weekend.

Be pretty funny if there are 3 or less people left standing.

The G Men winning would eliminate 16 of us, that would thin out the herd significantly.

Throw in Arizona and Cleveland and you're left with scant few people standing.

sveiglar
09-10-2004, 10:11 AM
The G Men winning would eliminate 16 of us, that would thin out the herd significantly.

Throw in Arizona and Cleveland and you're left with scant few people standing.

Shoulda hit the 'Aints when you had the chance!!!

Teezax
09-10-2004, 11:03 AM
Im going witht he Cards, they just plain suck!
And i dont think the Ginats will get hammered, it's a divisonal game, they're always close. I say the Giants pull off the upset this week.

DisplacedIslander
09-10-2004, 01:02 PM
The Cincinnati Bungles.

No secondary, bad defense, rookie quarterback.

ObeySteve
09-10-2004, 03:02 PM
I'll take the Giants.

Vic Rattlehead*
09-10-2004, 11:18 PM
My Pick..


Vikings.

Tuggy
09-10-2004, 11:27 PM
My Pick..


Vikings.

:eek: Bold Week 1 pick

Legionnaire
09-11-2004, 12:59 AM
Washington.

Vic Rattlehead*
09-11-2004, 10:16 AM
:eek: Bold Week 1 pick
Hell yeah. I don't like taking for sure picks.

VO #23
09-12-2004, 04:05 PM
Well it looks like I'm one of the first eliminated from the pool with the Browns tuning on the Ravens this afternoon. Does this make me one of the biggest losers on the Other Sports board?

Unholy Diver
09-12-2004, 04:26 PM
Well it looks like I'm one of the first eliminated from the pool with the Browns tuning on the Ravens this afternoon. Does this make me one of the biggest losers on the Other Sports board?
not unless you spank it everytime you see Priest Holmes or Omar Vizquel like a certain FOTS does

Riggins
09-12-2004, 04:46 PM
Well I'm out already after taking Cleveland. :banghead:

Gibsons Finest
09-12-2004, 05:47 PM
Whoo-yay! Me n two others still in with the 'Aints pick. And there's still alot of other crappy teams left.

Slats432
09-12-2004, 05:56 PM
Well, thanks guys, that was fun....see ya next year. :lol The Browns....the frickin' Browns on Week one... :shakehead

DevilFisch
09-12-2004, 06:12 PM
Eagles up 24-10 after the first half.

I hate watching the Giants sometimes...

Legionnaire
09-12-2004, 07:18 PM
I'm out. Looks like Gibbs IS going to make a difference in Washington.

CharlieGirl
09-12-2004, 08:19 PM
Soooooooo.......was anyone nervous when Tiki ran it in for a TD? Looked like the Giants were trying to make a game of it.

DevilFisch
09-12-2004, 10:04 PM
Soooooooo.......was anyone nervous when Tiki ran it in for a TD? Looked like the Giants were trying to make a game of it.

Nah. Sure, it's easy for me to say that now that they lost. But I have seen the Giants in recent years and I had no expectations of a comeback. None at all.

Fire Sather
09-12-2004, 10:32 PM
Damn, I'm late.

Well.. I'll take the Pack to lose Monday :)

(can i do that?)

please :)

CharlieGirl
09-13-2004, 12:19 AM
Plummer tried to give it away, but I live to play another day!


Edit: (the rhyme was completely unintentional)

Douggy
09-13-2004, 08:06 AM
I'm out. :(

The G Man
09-13-2004, 08:20 AM
14 people got eliminated. We're down to 40 now. Those who got bumped off are:

19bruins19
Adam Burke
Aki Fan
chris_dub
Douggy
George Bachul
George Harrison
Legionnaire
Oilers_775
s3por2d
VO #23
Voodoo
walknucklers
Zednck20

Rick Middleton
09-13-2004, 08:21 AM
The Dogpound claimed a number of victims this week.

Woof woof!

loveshack2
09-13-2004, 09:25 AM
Damn, I'm late.

Well.. I'll take the Pack to lose Monday :)

(can i do that?)

please :)
Same here. If possible Id like to take Carolina to lose tonight.

The G Man
09-13-2004, 09:33 AM
Nope. You're out. Cutoff was gametime Sunday. There are only 40 people eligible to play from this point forward:

AJW
ebbhead
HF_Rangers
in the hall
JWI19
klingsor
PredsFan77
Teezax
The G Man
DanielBriere48
unholy diver
DisplacedIslander
Schlep Rock
Breck Av
Charlie_Girl49
Dr Love
Cayouche5
Hercules Rockefeller
sveiglar
Alexander the Great
Cuiffitelli
DevilFisch
GB
go kim johnsson
Herby
Hockeyfan02
John Flyers Fan
Maple Leafs Forever
NHLcrazy
ObeySteve
OneSpeedOnly
Pimpin Fo A Livin
Rick Middleton
Sam
Tuggy
uzziman
ChubarovRocks
DocHolliday
Kashmir
popperBOLT

Fire Sather
09-13-2004, 02:13 PM
G-Man, your first post says we can pick for Sunday and Monday games only... so thats why i thought we should both be able to play.

The G Man
09-13-2004, 02:19 PM
G-Man, your first post says we can pick for Sunday and Monday games only... so we should both be able to play.
In "theory" you would have superior information by waiting an addl day. Consider the hypothetical situation that Brett Favre was questionable for tonight. If he was not going to play, GB would be a much more promising pick for tonight. The opposite would be true of Carolina if he were to play.

Sorry, dude. A deadline is a deadline.

Fire Sather
09-13-2004, 02:26 PM
In "theory" you would have superior information by waiting an addl day. Consider the hypothetical situation that Brett Favre was questionable for tonight. If he was not going to play, GB would be a much more promising pick for tonight. The opposite would be true of Carolina if he were to play.

Sorry, dude. A deadline is a deadline.

Thats a fair point. Didnt think about it that way.