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2017 NFL "potted plant" Memorial Pool

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Strider   

It's that time of year football fans!

Preseason is finally over and Week 1 of the 2017 Regular Season begins next Thursday. We have been doing this for five years now, so everyone should know the drill by now. If any newcomers wish to join in the contest, please do...the more the merrier. No worries about the point spread. Just pick the team you think will win the game.

Please remember to get your Thursday pick in before the Thursday game kicks off. All the other games for the week can wait until Saturday...Sunday morning before kickoff at the latest.

Walter Junior was the Regular Season winner last year. Mrs. W won the Playoff Pool.

Spread the word to your friends and neighbors. Let's get a good crowd of participants this year and let's have some fun! Of course, if your team signed Jay Cutler as QB, fun may be hard to come by. ;)

Best of luck to you all.

Week 1

Thursday, Sept. 7 All Times E.S.T.
Kansas City at New England 8:30 pm

Sunday, Sept. 10
N.Y. Jets at Buffalo 1:00 pm
Atlanta at Chicago 1:00 pm
Baltimore at Cincinnati 1:00 pm
Pittsburgh at Cleveland 1:00 pm
Arizona at Detroit 1:00 pm
Jacksonville at Houston 1:00 pm
Tampa Bay at Miami 1:00 pm
Oakland at Tennessee 1:00 pm
Philadelphia at Washington 1:00 pm
Indianapolis at L.A. Rams 4:05 pm
Seattle at Green Bay 4:25 pm
Carolina at San Francisco 4:25 pm
N.Y. Giants at Dallas 8:30 pm

Monday, Sept. 11
New Orleans at Minnesota 7:10 pm
L.A. Chargers :mad: at Denver 10:20 pm

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Strider   

Fine. I'll get the ball rolling and maybe that will encourage newbies to submit their picks.

The New England G.O.A.T.s

Buffalo

Chicago

Baltimore

Pittsburgh

Detroit

Houston

Tampa Bay

Oakland

Washington

L.A. Rams

Green Bay

San Francisco

Dallas

Minnesota

Denver

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Walter   

Mr and Mrs Walter are going with the cats on Thursday...."The Cheetahs" aka the Pats!?! ;):lol: 

Walter Jr's picks to come...

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Well I am still into baseball far more at this point and will be as long as my boys are still kicking.  Looks like your Angels are going to be in the fight too Strider.  You would be better served wearing the Dodger blue.  OK< football.  Week one.  I have bought into tow eliminator pools.  Here are my picks for the week one winners

NE

Buffalo

Atlanta

Cincy

Cleveland (upset hunch)

Detroit

Houston

Tampa

Tennessee

Washington

Los Angeles Rams

Seattle

Carolina

NY Giants

Minnesota

Los Angeles Chargers

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ebk   

Football... that's the ball with the pointy ends, right? ;)

 

Thursday, Sept. 7 
Kansas City at New England

Sunday, Sept. 10
N.Y. Jets at Buffalo
Atlanta at Chicago 
Baltimore at Cincinnati
Pittsburgh at Cleveland
Arizona at Detroit
Jacksonville at Houston
Tampa Bay at Miami
Oakland at Tennessee
Philadelphia at Washington
Indianapolis at L.A. Rams
Seattle at Green Bay
Carolina at San Francisco
N.Y. Giants at Dallas (can I just root for the stadium to open up and swallow both teams??)

Monday, Sept. 11
New Orleans at Minnesota
L.A. Chargers :mad: at Denver

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zepscoda   

Thursday, Sept. 7 
 New England 

Sunday, Sept. 10
Buffalo
Atlanta 
Cincinnati 
Pittsburgh
Detroit rock city
Houston 
Miami ( if game is played  ) Cat 4 maybe 5 heading that way 
Oakland 
Washington
Indianapolis 
Green Bay
Carolina 

New York Football Giants

Monday, Sept. 11 🇺🇸
 Minnesota 
 Denver 

Thank you in advance Sean for crunching the numbers with this. I would think it's somewhat time consuming. 

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20 hours ago, zepscoda said:

Thursday, Sept. 7 
 New England 

Sunday, Sept. 10
Buffalo
Atlanta 
Cincinnati 
Pittsburgh
Detroit rock city
Houston 
Miami ( if game is played  ) Cat 4 maybe 5 heading that way 
Oakland 
Washington
Indianapolis 
Green Bay
Carolina 

New York Football Giants

Monday, Sept. 11 🇺🇸
 Minnesota 
 Denver 

Thank you in advance Sean for crunching the numbers with this. I would think it's somewhat time consuming. 

Your insight was spot on.  Miami game is not going to be played in Miami. Not that their fans are worth a shit anyway  I mean, they never draw or sell out.  I would play the game in Tampa and honor the Dolphin fans that have tickets.  Or Jacksonville?  As they are on the road.  But the travel from Miami is at least a 6-7 hour drive to those cities.  I think actually 6 ish to Tampa.  The 75 to the 4?  

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Bet Us, a reputable sports site, has a buy in Eliminator contest in football, $10, $25, $50, $100 buy ins.  I won last year a share of the pool.  Paid good.  And with a "Mulligan" as I had one loss in last week.  If you join, its Bet Us, 888-512-3887.  Please us me reference number 566039 so I can get some points.  You do have to join and make one deposit.  $50 minimum.  They will give you a bonus.  All sports available.  Hockey and baseball and soccer are my favorite to bet on.  $5 parlays that pay good.  

 

Now that Taylor has been announced to start the Bills went from 7 point favorites to 11.  No respect for Jets.  Pittsburgh is only team being picked more than Buffalo so far.  I think Atlanta is the stone cold lock of the week.  I used Bills and Carolina in my $10 and $25 buy ins.  

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jabe   

Strider, much thanks once again for managing this thread.
If we ever meet, I'll buy you a beer(s) or one of those killer breakfasts you post about.

New England
Toronto East
Atlanta
Baltimore
Pittsburgh
Detroit
Houston
Miami
Tennessee
Washington
Indy
Seattle
Carolina
Dallas
New Orleans
Denver

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On 9/2/2017 at 6:21 AM, Strider said:

 

Week 1

New England

Sunday, Sept. 10
Buffalo
Atlanta
Baltimore
Pittsburgh
Arizona
Houston
Miami
Oakland
Washington
L.A. Rams 

Green Bay
San Francisco
Dallas

Monday, Sept11
Minnesota
Denver

 

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Strider   

Yes, the Tampa Bay @ Miami game has been postponed to Nov. 19 due to Hurricane Irma. Don't worry, your picks for that game are not locked in stone. You can change your pick the week of the game if you so desire.

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Strider   

Looks like we got most of the usual crew back. I've reached out to in_the_evening and jb126...hopefully they come back. All newcomers are welcome...no money needed to play!

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Walter   
22 minutes ago, Strider said:

jb126 picks New England tonight.

Was there ever any wonder? :lol: 

Glad she's back! 

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Strider   
31 minutes ago, LedZeppfan1977 said:

She as in Brady?

Well she kicks your ass in the pool every year so we might as well call her Brady, haha. She owns you like Brady owns the Bills.

30 minutes ago, Walter said:

She as in Joanne.

Bingo.

Edited by Strider

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Strider   
On 9/6/2017 at 5:49 PM, jabe said:

Strider, much thanks once again for managing this thread.
If we ever meet, I'll buy you a beer(s) or one of those killer breakfasts you post about.

New England
Toronto East
 

Thanks. It's a deal. I assume you mean the Jets by 'Toronto East'?

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jabe   

Toronto East is Buffalo. Toronto Southeast didn't quite provide the ring to my ears, and Syracuse West... well.
This is all to propel our buddy Rick's team deep into the post season.

Glad to read jb126 is with us! This place wouldn't be the same without her.
 

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Strider   
4 hours ago, jabe said:

Toronto East is Buffalo. Toronto Southeast didn't quite provide the ring to my ears, and Syracuse West... well.
This is all to propel our buddy Rick's team deep into the post season.

Glad to read jb126 is with us! This place wouldn't be the same without her.
 

Glad you explained that cause I was thinking New York all the way. Toronto is often used to represent New York in films, since it is cheaper to film there. So, New York could jokingly be called Toronto East.

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13 hours ago, Strider said:

Well she kicks your ass in the pool every year so we might as well call her Brady, haha. She owns you like Brady owns the Bills.

Bingo.

I think that is about to end.  And we won up there last year 16-0

Edited by LedZeppfan1977

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Strider   
4 minutes ago, LedZeppfan1977 said:

I think that is about to end.  And we won up there last year 16-0

Do you believe in the Madden Game Curse?

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