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2014 POTTEDPLANT MEMORIAL NFL POOL

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In memory of our football-loving sister-in-arms, I dedicate this thread to pottedplant. I also think it would be a nice gesture if all of us who participate in the pool pick Brett's beloved New Orleans Saints every week. I intend to do so, but I won't make it mandatory for the rest of you...it's only a suggestion.

Here are the opening week's games with the latest Las Vegas Hilton point spreads.

Week 1

Thursday, September 4

Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks (-5.5)

Sunday, September 7

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons (-1)

Minnesota Vikings at St. Louis Rams (-6.5)

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers (-6)

Jacksonville Jaguars at Philadelphia Eagles (-11)

Oakland Raiders at New York Jets (-5)

Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (-2.5)

Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears (-6)

Washington Redskins at Houston Texans (-2.5)

Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs (-5.5)

New England Patriots (-4) at Miami Dolphins

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Bucs (pick 'em)

San Francisco 49ers (-5) at Dallas Cowboys

Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos (-7)

Monday, September 8

New York Giants at Detroit Lions (-4)

San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals (-3)

No rush to get your picks in...just get 'em in before the first game. Good luck.

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Just one question: I'm guessing this will be like the regular picks contests we've had in the past & picking point spreads will be optional? And a great idea to dedicate the contest to pottedplant--she will be missed....

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This is a lovely idea Strider! I may even try to participate this year in honor of pottedplant!!

At least I'll think about it. :)

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Just one question: I'm guessing this will be like the regular picks contests we've had in the past & picking point spreads will be optional? And a great idea to dedicate the contest to pottedplant--she will be missed....

Yes, PC, it's the same as our previous pick contests...no need to pick the spread, only the winner.

I only included the point spread as a helpful guide to people who don't have time to follow football closely and might wonder what the general consensus was regarding the favourite.

It was also my tip of the hat to Brett...it was her interest in point spreads and how to use them that first brought us together.

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jb126 came up with a great idea: A potted plant to the winner of the pool this year. We're working on the logistics.

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Well, seeing as how the season is a week away and the final week of preseason means bupkis, I'll go ahead and call my shots:

Green Bay Packers

New Orleans Saints

Minnesota Vikings (Don't feel good about this one)

Pittsburgh Steelers

Philadelphia Eagles

New York Jets

Baltimore Ravens

Chicago Bears

Washington Redskins

Kansas City Chiefs

Miami Dolphins (Will the downfall of Brady and Belichik begin?)

Carolina Panthers

San Francisco 49ers

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions (If the Lions lose this, I'm writing them off for the season)

Arizona Cardinals

Edited by paul carruthers

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We usually get around 10 people or so to play every year. Sadly, there'll be one less this year.

I know Paul, Walter, Rick, jb, Bong-Man, redrum, jabe, zepscoda, KB?, and I will be back as usual this year. Anybody know Kansas City fan DAS whereabouts? Wonder if Black Dawg will ever return?

I know there must be dozens if not hundreds of NFL fans lurking on this Forum. Come on, people, join the NFL pool! It's free...it's easy...it's harmless fun. Test your knowledge and luck versus the so-called media experts. My record has been better than the LA Times NFL prognosticator three years running.

You don't have to try to pick the spread..just pick the team each week that you think will win. Picks must be in before each week's slate of games begins. So, since the first week of the season begins next Thursday, try to get them in before kickoff. Or, at least Thursday's games in...then post the rest of your week's picks by Saturday night.

Let's try to get this NFL pool up to 20 participants at least. The more the merrier. :D

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I am here Strider!Got to do it for Brett and I'll pick the Saints every week in her memory. :thumbsup:

I'll hold off my other picks until after tonight.

KB

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I am here Strider!Got to do it for Brett and I'll pick the Saints every week in her memory. :thumbsup:

I'll hold off my other picks until after tonight.

KB

Thanks KB. Welcome to the pool.

Paul, the last week of preseason may be irrelevant but there are still injury possibilities. You sure you don't want to wait until after this weekend to make your picks...just in case?

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I intend to chime in every week this year. Without further ado:

Thursday, September 4

Seattle Seahawks

Sunday, September 7

Atlanta Falcons

Minnesota Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers

Philadelphia Eagles

Oakland Raiders

Cincinnati Bengals

Chicago Bears

Washington Redskins

Tennessee Titans

New England Patriots

Tampa Bay Bucs

San Francisco 49ers

Denver Broncos

Monday, September 8

Detroit Lions

San Diego Chargers

That first game is a MONSTER! Should be awesome!

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Thursday, September 4

Green Bay Packers

Sunday, September 7

New Orleans Saints

Minnesota Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers

Philadelphia Eagles

Oakland Raiders

Cincinnati Bengals

Buffalo Bills

Houston Texans

Tennessee Titans

New England Patriots

Carolina Panthers

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

Monday, September 8

Detroit Lions

Arizona Cardinals

Edited by Anjin-san

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Green Bay

Saints

St. Louie

Pittsburgh

Philly

Raiders

Bung'oles

Bills

Houston

Chiefs

Dolphins

Carolina

Dallas

Denver

Detroit

San Diego

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^^^

It ain't truly football season until jabe comes out with his nicknames. ;)

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Thursday, September 4

Green Bay Packers

Sunday, September 7

New Orleans Saints

Minnesota Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers

Philadelphia Eagles

Oakland Raiders

Cincinnati Bengals

Buffalo Bills

Houston Texans

Tennessee Titans

New England Patriots

Carolina Panthers

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

Monday, September 8

Detroit Lions

Arizona Cardinals

Wow. You picked the Raiders! Ballsy choice KB.

Once again, thanks for joining us this year. Oh, and let me take this time to publicly apologize to you. I was rereading some old threads and I was a right cunt to you during our spat over Donald Sterling. I am sorry.

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Green Bay

Atlanta

St Louis

Pittsburgh

Philly

NY Jets

Baltimore

Buffalo Bills

Washington

Tennessee

Miami

Tampa

San Francisco

Denver

Detroit

Arizona

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Seattle

New Orleans

St. Louis

Pittsburgh

Philadelphia

NY Jets

Baltimore

Chicago

Houston

Kansas City

Miami

Tampa Bay

San Francisco

Denver

Detroit

Arizona

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Here goes nothing...

Seahawks

Saints

Ravens

Bears

Texans

Chiefs

Patriots

Raiders

Iggles

Steelers

Vikings

49ers

Bucs

Colts

Giants

Chargers

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Seahawks

Saints

Rams

Steelers

Eagles

Raiders

Ravens

Bears

Redskins

Chiefs

Dolphins

Panthers

49ers

Broncos

Lions

Chargers

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Seattle

New Orleans

St. Louis

Pittsburgh

Philadelphia

New York J

Cincinnati

Chicago

Houston

Kansas City

New England

Tampa Bay

San Francisco

Denver

Detroit

Arizona

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