2012 NFL Losers Pool
What is this?
It's pretty simple. Each week of the NFL season, you pick a team to lose. If that team loses, you stay in the competition. If the team wins, you're out. The catch is that you can only pick each team once per season. So at some point you're probably going to run out of awful teams and have to choose a decent team that you hope will lose.
What are the rules? (I guess for anyone who found the preceding paragraph confusing)
- Prior to the start of the first game each week, you must choose a team that you think will lose a game.
- You cannot choose a team more than once during the season.
- If you don't get your pick in prior to the first game starting, I'll assign you the most popular pick that you haven't used.
- If the team wins, you're out.
What's in it for me?
I always found this game pretty fun on a few other forums I used to be active at. As someone who isn't a huge NFL fan, it was a good way for me to stay interested in the games throughout the season. All that said, I'll throw in $10 to be spent during the Steam Holiday Sale this year. If a winner has yet to be decided by that point, whoever ends up winning can choose to collect their prize whenever they want.
How do I know which teams I've used?
After the first week I'll link to a googledoc that will have a table that covers all participants and which teams they've used. I'll also try to include the information here in this post if the formatting will allow it.
What's the schedule going to be?
Every Tuesday during the season (or Monday if we have nobody waiting on the results on the Monday night game) I'll add a post to this thread that has the week's matchups and (hopefully) a table that displays which people can use which teams. All you have to do is post or PM me your choice prior to the first game starting. So for the first week of the season, anyone who wants to play will need to get their choice in prior to the start of the Wednesday night game (8:30pm ET).
Good luck and have fun. Also, don't try to get cute early in the season. The safest strategy every time I've played has been to go with the really bad teams first and then worrying about picking a decent one when you don't have any other choice.
Bill Bonney ([color=#FF0000]Cowboys[/color])
muraii (Rams, [color=#FF0000]Colts[/color])
garion33 (Dolphins, [color=#FF0000]Cardinals[/color])
Vector (Browns, [color=#FF0000]Cardinals[/color])
LeapingGnome (Dolphins, [color=#FF0000]Cardinals[/color])
Zaque (Colts, [color=#FF0000]Cardinals[/color])
billt721 (Rams, [color=#FF0000]Cardinals[/color])
oldmanscene24 (Dolphins, [color=#FF0000]Cardinals[/color])
boogle (Rams, [color=#FF0000]Eagles[/color])
Elliottx (Titans, [color=#FF0000]Cardinals[/color])
HansomB1derful (Colts, [color=#FF0000]Cardinals[/color])
TempestBlayze (Bengals, [color=#FF0000]Rams[/color])
Week 3 Schedule
NY Giants at Carolina Panthers
St. Louis Rams at Chicago Bears
Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns
Tampa Bay Bucs at Dallas Cowboys
NY Jets at Miami Dolphins
San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings
Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints
Cincinnati Bengals at Washington Redskins
Detroit Lions at Tennessee Titans
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals
Atlanta Falcons at San Diego Chargers
Houston Texans at Denver Broncos
Pittsburgh Steelers at Oakland Raiders
New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens
Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks