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  • #16
    3 changes I would make if I had my way:

    1. Expand it to 12 weeks through Thanksgiving Weekend (I'm fine ending it there, though would be agreeable to include Championship Weekend to break tie for 1st place...also wouldn't be opposed to including Week 0 -- the week before the NFL starts, but I understand they do that so they don't miss out on entrants getting in NFL contests that last week)

    2. Include all boarded games instead of limiting it to 25, because by the time they include the top-ranked teams and also UNLV, Nevada, etc., they end up leaving out several mid-level teams in the major conferences and if you have an off-the-beaten path game you really like, it often doesn't make the list (like #1, I really think they should include weekday games as well as Saturday, but I'm OK if they just want to go with the main suggestions).

    3. Set an entry deadline so all players' selections can be posted for total transparency. Again, I understand why they do it the way they do (allowing players to submit plays by time of first kickoff of game they're using and until there are 7 games left on the card), but we all love following this stuff and it's impossible to do when picks aren't available before the games start. I would say 8 or 9 a.m. Saturday...but also OK with Friday afternoon if the person in charge of posting the plays only works Monday-Friday.

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    • Ball Don't Lie
      Ball Don't Lie commented
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      I co-sign most of these, although, if we were to include all boarded games, I'd like to see them increase the number of plays to 10, 12, or even 14. Hell, give me two separate contests, one for power five conferences and one for group of five and leave it at 7 plays each and I'm ready to rock. The increased volume would help to separate the men from the boys, imho. 7 from 50+ is too hard to narrow down and does not allow for much separation. We are forced to play 5 from a 13-16 game slate in the SuperContest. My suggestions work for the Nugget too, more volume is a good thing.

  • #17
    I heartily agree with all 3 of your suggestions.

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    • #18

      Dave Tuley@ViewFromVegas
      just now
      In College Pick'Em @WilliamHillUS, 3 players (Oregon Tilt & 2 unnamed contestants) tied for 1st at 48-22 (68.6%) picking 7 #CFB games a week for 10 weeks; they win $32,750 apiece by splitting the top 3 prizes equally; no one claims the $25,000 bonus for 49 points (70%) @VSiNLive

      FINAL PAYOUTS

      1st Place (3 winners tied)- $32,750 (each)
      6304
      6355
      6145

      4th Place (2 winners tied)- $6,550 (each)
      6134
      6316

      6th Place (10 winners tied) $1,965 (each)
      6209
      6289
      6347
      6101
      6194
      6321
      6203
      6267
      6155
      6343


      6304 6 1 48 22 Oregon Tilt
      6355 6 1 48 22
      6145 4 3 48 22

      6134 4 3 47 23
      6316 3 4 47 23 Lorkin N Workin

      6209 6 1 46 24 Nines and Tens
      6289 6 1 46 24
      6347 6 1 46 24
      6101 5 2 46 24 Southgate Barefoot
      6194 5 2 46 24
      6321 5 2 46 24
      6203 4 3 46 24 Volare Cieco
      6267 4 3 46 24
      6155 3 4 46 24
      6343 3 4 46 24 Lets Dance 114

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