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Title: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Conor on September 06, 2007, 08:44:48 AM
I assume most people know how to do one of these.  You just pick one team to win each week, if they win, you keep going.  The only catch is, you can only pick each team once, so you can't pick the chargers every week.  Sounds a lot easier than it is.

If anyone wants in, I've created one at yahoo.  Everyone who enters will agree to send the eventual winner a gift certificate for a RiffTrax purchase.

Go here:  http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/survival/register/joinprivategroup

Enter Group #:  26699
PW:  disembaudio

And make your pick for week one.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: ChrisHanel on September 06, 2007, 08:51:47 AM
Wow, the winner could be living on free rifftrax for awhile...

I'm in!
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on September 06, 2007, 08:59:48 AM
I'm in.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Conor on September 06, 2007, 09:03:42 AM
Some tough games to call this week, but I think I found my one sure thing.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on September 06, 2007, 09:10:04 AM
I'm feeling pretty confident with my choice as well.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on September 06, 2007, 10:08:38 AM
I'm in - I can see some unhappy people after week 1.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Minnesota on September 06, 2007, 11:29:45 AM
this week was tough
 I wouldn't be surprised if I fall right away
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on September 06, 2007, 11:53:56 AM
I never win these things....but I'm in.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Conor on September 06, 2007, 07:21:50 PM
My fellow Seahawks pickers will be happy to see the Bucs ranked as the worst team in the NFL by the sports guy:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmonspreview/070906&sportCat=nfl (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmonspreview/070906&sportCat=nfl)

6 point spread in that game, seems conservative.  The pats get 6.5, but seems like a solid pick as well.  I will personally save them til we see how Moss fits in...
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Raven on September 09, 2007, 04:03:01 PM
I never win these things....but I'm in.

Guess this statement was true. 
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: MzStilletto on September 09, 2007, 04:12:10 PM
AW DAMMIT I guess I should have checked the board sooner - now it's too late for me to join!   :-[
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Conor on September 14, 2007, 08:22:06 AM
Don't forget to make your picks for this week!
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on September 14, 2007, 10:10:31 AM
Done and done.  Again, feeling fairly confident about this week.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Minnesota on September 14, 2007, 10:30:57 AM
This survivor thing might be easier than I thought ... just like last week I pick Atlanta to lose again ;D
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Conor on September 14, 2007, 03:20:04 PM
Done and done.  Again, feeling fairly confident about this week.

As am I.  It does get harder once the sure things are eliminated.  I mean, even Oakland won one or two last year.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Raven on September 15, 2007, 09:35:24 PM
This survivor thing might be easier than I thought ... just like last week I pick Atlanta to lose again ;D

Yeah, that was my strategy from the start.  Jags performance in week 1 doesn't have you worried though?
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Minnesota on September 15, 2007, 09:53:11 PM
a little bit ... okay actually 'a LOT a bit' ... would I seem too hypocritical if I change my suicide pick to the Colts ;D

... nevermind ... I'm doing it anyway ... Atlanta will still be in my sights though
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Raven on September 16, 2007, 05:11:27 PM
Wow, we're down to 4 people in week 2.  Jags gave me a scare this week. 
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Conor on September 17, 2007, 09:03:14 AM
Yeah, that's why they play the games.  These things always seem easier than they are.  I never make it past the third week.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: ChrisHanel on September 17, 2007, 09:09:34 AM
I'm out. Carolina seemed like a good pick, but stupid Texans had to show up and actually play for once.

-Chris
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on September 17, 2007, 09:46:19 AM
I had Cincinnatti originally but switched to the Bears on Friday.  Glad I did that.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on September 17, 2007, 04:20:50 PM
Sweet.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on September 19, 2007, 09:20:03 AM
Ok, this week's going to be tough.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Raven on September 19, 2007, 04:03:09 PM
Ok, this week's going to be tough.

I was gonna pick Cincinnati, but after last week, I'm thinking about New England or San Diego.   I'd hate to waste them this early though. 
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: ChrisHanel on September 20, 2007, 08:32:10 PM
I think after last weeks schelacking (sp?) of SD by New England, I seriously wouldn't count on them for anything defined as an "easy win".
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Conor on September 21, 2007, 08:50:10 AM
I'm furious that I'm out already
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on September 21, 2007, 09:49:47 PM
Gotta go with New England.  16 1/2 point favorites?  That's as good as it gets.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Minnesota on September 23, 2007, 03:09:42 PM
Fuck!  I couldn't get to a computer this weekend so I'm out...

I called a friend to get them to choose my pick but he couldn't figure it out ... grr...

anyway, good luck to the remaining few
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Raven on September 23, 2007, 04:24:26 PM
Fuck!  I couldn't get to a computer this weekend so I'm out...

I called a friend to get them to choose my pick but he couldn't figure it out ... grr...

anyway, good luck to the remaining few

Just curious.   Who were you going to pick this time?
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Minnesota on September 23, 2007, 04:49:22 PM
New England ... so yeah I would've still been in ;D

It would be nice if Yahoo's software would at least let me pick a game that hasn't started (ie; Monday night football, or Sunday night football)
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Raven on September 24, 2007, 07:42:32 AM
My "Pick the Falcons" to lose theory seems to be working so far.  Week 4 seems to have a few more lopsided games than usual.  Living in Wisconsin I'm tempted to take GB this week but Favre has only won at Minnesota twice in his career or something small like that. 
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on September 24, 2007, 07:51:17 AM
I think Farve is 5-10 against Minnesota.  He's been pretty good since 2003 though, I think. 

I'm not sure what I'm gonna do yet.  Maybe I'll go with the Steelers.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on September 24, 2007, 12:42:49 PM
Looks like it's down to 3....


 8)
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Raven on September 30, 2007, 03:50:56 PM
Oh well,  I'm out.  Didn't think Shaub was going to lose in his return to Atlanta.  Best of luck to the 2 of you. 
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Raven on September 30, 2007, 04:49:05 PM
Quess I was out either way,  Was gonna switch to the chargers.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on October 01, 2007, 05:53:07 AM
Man, there were a LOT of upsets yesterday.  I had almost picked the Chargers myself. 
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on October 01, 2007, 09:43:59 AM
Sweet.

Dallas was the pick yesterday.

Now for next week....

 :-\
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on October 01, 2007, 12:49:22 PM
Yeah, next week's matchups are not looking all that awesome for me.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on October 08, 2007, 09:16:19 AM
On to Week 6!

And I've already picked DAL, NWE & IND......
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on October 08, 2007, 03:26:04 PM
Heheh, glad I still have Indy, guess I should look into who's playing Miami next week. 
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on October 22, 2007, 09:34:24 AM
Still no winner!
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on October 22, 2007, 02:02:49 PM
Ha, I bet everyone else was expecting this to be over by week 4 and then we could just start it up again.

Nope...hehe, we're gonna drag this thing out down to the wire!
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Minnesota on October 23, 2007, 02:47:33 AM
congrats, just let us know when you finally have a winner

... to the winner comes the spoils (free rifftrax)
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on October 29, 2007, 09:58:40 AM
An onward we go!

The Giants pulled out a close one in the muddy pitch for me.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on October 30, 2007, 07:47:20 AM
You know, it kind of sucks that Miami and St. Louis both have byes this week.  Damn!
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on October 30, 2007, 09:18:13 AM
Pretty soon here I'm going to have to go with some underdogs just to keep playing!
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Hebs on October 30, 2007, 11:19:43 AM
"What would Don Schula do??"
- Final Sacrifice
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on October 30, 2007, 01:30:01 PM
"What would Don Schula do??"
- Final Sacrifice

He sure as hell wouldn't pick the Dolphins......  ;D
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on November 05, 2007, 08:32:03 PM
Well, that was a bit of a squeaker for Washington...
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on November 06, 2007, 06:51:49 AM
Well, that was a bit of a squeaker for Washington...

Yeah it was... (damn it)

I used up my Pitt pick on an ass-whoopin'...... 


And Ray Lewis is blaming the whole thing on the offense - what a jerk.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on November 06, 2007, 07:59:01 AM
And on to week 10! 

This'll be the 6th week with only the two of us left....  :highfive:
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on November 06, 2007, 09:23:13 AM
Well, we're clearly quite awesome!

 :highfive:
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on November 06, 2007, 12:39:08 PM
Now the question for week 10:  San Francisco or Miami..... Hmmmm........
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on November 08, 2007, 07:29:01 AM
I'm assuming you mean "to lose".  Hehe.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Hebs on November 08, 2007, 03:10:34 PM
For some reason I expected this thread to have more talk about the Pats :)  (woo!)
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on November 08, 2007, 03:24:49 PM
For some reason I expected this thread to have more talk about the Pats :)  (woo!)

I think everyone has been drowned in Pats talk all year.... lol
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on November 08, 2007, 04:41:07 PM
Yeah, as awesome as the Pats are, it'd be a little redundant to harp on that. :)
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on November 12, 2007, 08:55:39 AM
OK........ so we both lost with New Orleans....   >:(

How does the Yahoo league deal with that?
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Minnesota on November 12, 2007, 09:36:38 AM
hehe, you have to share the money I guess ... does the site let us purchase a 1.50 riff-certificate? ... also, I'm guessing most people don't remember that they entered this contest
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on November 12, 2007, 09:49:39 AM
I'm curious if we both pick again next week to get a clearcut winner - I've never made it to the end of a survival pool.... lol
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Raven on November 12, 2007, 11:52:48 AM
I think most sites just throw everyone back and reset the teams, just to get people on their sites.  Too bad this wasn't double elimination.  But then again it's not Over the Top.  I say it's up to you two to decide if you want to pick again or if you'll take the tie and $1.50  (or given the frequency of 3 person riffs lately $2.00) from each of us.  If you want to keep going and the site doesn't allow it you can send your picks to me through PM and I'll keep track for you.  Just so it's still a secret pick. 
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on November 12, 2007, 01:23:28 PM
Doesn't really matter to me either way.  If you guys think we should get a clear-cut winner, that's fine, if you think we should split, that's cool too.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on November 12, 2007, 01:23:58 PM
Doesn't really matter to me either way.  If you guys think we should get a clear-cut winner, that's fine, if you think we should split, that's cool too.

I'm with ya on this one.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Raven on November 13, 2007, 12:14:48 AM
Doesn't really matter to me either way.  If you guys think we should get a clear-cut winner, that's fine, if you think we should split, that's cool too.

I'm with ya on this one.
"With ya" on your indecision on the matter.  LOL
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on November 13, 2007, 06:52:45 AM
Doesn't really matter to me either way.  If you guys think we should get a clear-cut winner, that's fine, if you think we should split, that's cool too.

I'm with ya on this one.
"With ya" on your indecision on the matter.  LOL

Exactly!

It looks as if the Yahoo page has declared us both winners.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on November 13, 2007, 07:29:46 AM
Huzzah!
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on November 21, 2007, 03:53:35 PM
So, um...what was the decision on this then?
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Minnesota on November 21, 2007, 08:39:02 PM
 Winners...  dignan, Johnny@theFair   

Losers...
Smilin Jack
Conor
 ChrisHanel
 Minnesota'
 raven166

how about SJR and Chris each buy Dignan a Rifftrax (so you get 2 total)
Me and Raven each buy Johnny a Rifftrax (you get 2 total)
Conor can give you each 2 dollars worth of Rifftrax

... If people need to be notified I can send out the PM if you guys don't mind... sound like a resolution?
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Raven on November 26, 2007, 12:08:16 AM
Works for me.  Completely forgot about this, this week.  I'll send mine to Johnny tommorrow. 
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Minnesota on November 26, 2007, 06:06:21 AM
not sure if the Riff-certificates are back up yet *goes to check*

... don't see them in the goodies section ... http://shop.rifftrax.com/goodies
thats where they used to be right?
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on November 26, 2007, 12:55:35 PM
Sounds like a good resolution to me, Minnesota.  Thanks! :)
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Raven on November 26, 2007, 01:53:16 PM
Waiting on the Gift certificate option to be back up.

Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Minnesota on November 28, 2007, 05:26:26 PM
well they changed it... its now gonna cost the losers 5 bucks each... and Conor will have to find a way to split a 5 dollar cert.
http://shop.rifftrax.com/goodies/gift-certificate
I think the responsibility of notices now falls to the winners ... I don't want to make any assumptions when it comes to posting other peoples e-mail address.

(what was once assumed to be a 7 person, 21 dollar pot, has expanded to a 35 dollar pot ;) )
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Raven on December 02, 2007, 01:57:19 AM
(what was once assumed to be a 7 person, 21 dollar pot, has expanded to a 35 dollar pot ;) )

Technically it was a $18.00 pot that is now a $25.00 one. 

Johnny, PM me the email address you want you Gift Certificate too. 
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on December 03, 2007, 09:20:33 AM
(what was once assumed to be a 7 person, 21 dollar pot, has expanded to a 35 dollar pot ;) )

Technically it was a $18.00 pot that is now a $25.00 one. 

Johnny, PM me the email address you want you Gift Certificate too. 

PM sent.   :)
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Raven on December 04, 2007, 09:53:58 AM
Sent mine out to Johnny. 
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on December 04, 2007, 11:11:07 AM
Sent mine out to Johnny. 

And got it - Thanks!
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on December 06, 2007, 11:04:17 AM
Winners...  dignan, Johnny@theFair   

Losers...
Smilin Jack
Conor
 ChrisHanel
 Minnesota'
 raven166

how about SJR and Chris each buy Dignan a Rifftrax (so you get 2 total)
Me and Raven each buy Johnny a Rifftrax (you get 2 total)
Conor can give you each 2 dollars worth of Rifftrax

... If people need to be notified I can send out the PM if you guys don't mind... sound like a resolution?

Posting here so I remember to buy dignan his prize.  It's comin' buddy, promise!
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on December 06, 2007, 12:48:50 PM
Thanks!  Let me know if you need my email address or anything!
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Johnny@theFair on December 06, 2007, 01:18:56 PM
Thanks Minnesota for your Rifftrax as well!
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on December 06, 2007, 10:56:32 PM
Sent gift cert dignan.  Enjoy.
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Raven on January 03, 2008, 04:28:45 PM
Everybody paid up. 

If so this thread can probably be unstickied. 
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: dignan on January 03, 2008, 04:29:49 PM
Chris and Conor haven't yet ;)
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Raven on January 03, 2008, 04:46:32 PM
Get on them then. 
Title: Re: RiffTrax NFL Survival Pool
Post by: Minnesota on January 17, 2008, 07:07:39 PM

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