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sblad

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Offline Last Active Dec 15 2015 02:23 PM

In Topic: 2015-16 SECTalk Football Pick 'Ems Contests (SEC/NCAA and NFL)

15 December 2015 - 02:26 PM

View PostGAMECOCK_FAN, on 17 July 2015 - 12:21 PM, said:

SECTalk.com will host three football pick 'em contests for 2015-2016:

-2015-16 SEC/NCAA Football (including Conference Championship games and Bowl Games)
-2015-16 NFL (including Playoffs)
-2015-16 College Football Bowl Season (Bowl Games will be included with the regular SEC/NCAA Football Pick 'Ems; however, a separate Bowl winner will also be declared based on only the Bowl Games)

To get to the Pick 'Ems, click on "Pick 'Ems" at the top of the page.

All games have been submitted for the 2015-16 SEC/NCAA Football Regular Season and 2015-16 NFL pick ‘ems, with a couple of exceptions. Obviously, the SEC/Other Conference Championship Games, Bowl Games, and the NFL Playoff Games cannot be entered until the matchups are known towards the end of the season.

In addition to SEC matchups during the regular season, I tried to select several other intriguing games each week involving non-SEC teams. This season, my goal was to provide at least 20 games each week to pick.

This is not a spread based contest. You simply pick the winner of each game. You can get to the Pick 'Ems by clicking the "Pick 'Ems" tab at the top of the page. Make sure when you make your picks, you remember to click “Submit Picks” at the bottom of the week’s pick ‘ems. If you want to make changes to your picks prior to the week’s pick ‘ems closing, you can make changes and click “Submit Picks” again, and it keeps your latest changes in the system.

In the past, on several occasions, I’ve had people tell me that they forgot to make their picks after the pick ‘ems closed and asked me to make their picks for them. I CANNOT make your picks for you. So, make sure to get them in prior to closing. One thing I do (and recommend you do the same) is make several week’s picks in advance to make sure I don’t miss a week. After all, you can still go back and make changes right up until closing, even if you’ve already entered your picks. Plus, if the site has issues which prevents you from making your picks right before game time, your pick(s) is already in the system.

Each game will close prior to kick off (each game has it's own individual closing time). Obviously, many (and most) games in the college pick 'ems do not have a scheduled start time as of yet. So, I set the closing time for unknown game times as 12:00 Eastern on the Saturday that they are scheduled since that is the earliest the game should start. As each week gets closer, we will try to enter the exact starting time when it is announced so that you have ample time to enter your pick.

Picking Schedule

Since Thursday night games are televised, I included a Thursday night game for almost every week in the SEC/NCAA Pick 'Ems. Make sure to make the pick for those Thursday night games prior to kick-off.

The same holds true for NFL picks. Most weeks include a Thursday night game.

The bottom line is that it's up to you to keep up and get your picks in before closing,

Participation

Any registered user may register in any and all contests. Ties will be broken as follows: Tiebreaker for the SEC/NCAA Pick 'Ems will be total points scored by both teams in the NC Game, and tiebreaker for the NFL will be total points scored by both teams in the Super Bowl. It'll be up to the posters that are tied to post their total points tiebreaker here in this thread. I'll PM those who are tied if possible.

Prizes

If prizes are offered, I will update with prize info.

Miscellaneous Info

If you have any questions regarding the contest, feel free to contact me or post your questions in this thread.  Also, if you see any errors in the games, let me know.

Thanks for reading, and good luck to everyone.

How can I sign up for the bowl contest?