Sorry to Make You Cry XVI

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Grammatron wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:02 pm There's some rumblings about postponing the Titans game. Made me think we should discuss some rule variation in case it keeps happening.
NFL postpones Pittsburgh-Tennessee game after 9 in Titans organization test positive for COVID-19
The Pittsburgh-Tennessee game originally scheduled for Sunday will be played either Monday or Tuesday after a new positive coronavirus test result Wednesday among the Titans, the NFL announced.

The NFL said a new date and time would be announced as soon as possible and that the postponement would allow additional time for further testing.
So in this case, it's only delayed for a day or two, so I think you could still make a pick if you want.

If a game were to be cancelled outright though, or ruled a forfeit or a tie or something by the NFL, I would say give any player who picked that game the option to choose another game. Nobody can pick that game after the cancellation is announced in the press. If all games for that week have already been played, let them choose a game from the following week. If the team you picked loses by forfeit, I would say make them make a new pick in the following week (i.e., they get to make two picks that week).

Well, that's my suggestion if/when something like that happens.
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I am along mostly the same lines, for example that if a picked game is delayed into the next week, the pick remains good as well as whatever other pick the player makes that week.

For a cancelled or forfeited game--any game with a resolution, I say that's the resolution. A risk taken in picking games. Use the scowly face like for ties.
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As long as it was a good faith pick. There's no picking a team after it is decided that they will lose by forfeit.
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I would agree to that. Question though, in the 2 pick scenario, can a person use a mulligan on 1 of the picks?
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In my scenario I'd argue only on the "current" week's game. With the delayed game being considered the last game of the previous week.
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I believe I have 3 points damn it
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Are you sure?

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What a shit show that was.
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Here is what I am thinking:

1. It has been a rule that you can pick/change your pick up to the kick-off of the game.
2. If a game you pick gets postponed/moved, that pick carries. I will try to make a note of it.
3. Mulligan: if one wants to use a Mulligan, they have to declare it at the time. So let us say you want to pick the Fags – Queefs game but it gets delayed until Week 37 ["37? – Ed.]. IF you wanted to use a Mulligan assuming your pick for Fags – Queefs FAIL'd, we have no choice but to have you declare it that week.
4. That can lead to a problem in that you will have to potentially NOT pick your Mulligan Team to lose again until the first game is played, but I do not know how one can go around that.
5. In the MNF Case: should that game get delayed/postponed, you want to pick it AND, like moi, be able to use a Mulligan if you FAIL, then you have to declare your Potential Mulligan for the following week.

I do not think it works to wait until Week 69 [Stop that. – Ed.], then have your pick fail, then get to use a Mulligan.

I foresee two potential cock-ups:

1. Forfeit: I highly doubt that will happen. It has never technically happened. But if, for some reason it does, then that counts as a loss. That is how the NFL sees it. I think that is how we should play it.

2. Cancellation: in that case . . . the only thing I can think of making that work is for a player to have a second game the same week of the Japanese schedule. We put that in escrow. Should the game get cancelled, then the results of that pick come into play. Again, it may prevent a player from picking that team to lose, but I see no way around that.

Thoughts?

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That reads complicated enough to be a good compromise. I too think forfeit is unlikely. If they let this Jets game be played then they will let them field practice squad players if need be just to have a game take place.

If things get real bad and they have to scuttle the season ala MLB/NBA/NHL and change the playoff picture we can bring this up again.
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I fully support any convoluted and over-wordy changes to rules I dont understand in the first place.
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FYI: the Tits-Squealers game has been postponed again. It won't be played this week but supposedly at a date later in the season to be determined.
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Were it anyone but the anal-retentive assholes here at Skeptical Community (and I include myself in that) I'd worry that it was too convoluted. Along those lines, Dr. X is surely a fine steward of ensuring the adjudication follows the rules.
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Hotarubi wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:41 am I fully support any convoluted and over-wordy changes to rules I dont understand in the first place.
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Schefter just tweeted that Cam has COVID-19.🤬🥺🥵




Edited to add confirmation by Boston Globe, NBC, ETC... :x
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Yeah that's the new normal :/
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Doctor X wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:42 pm Are you sure?

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NE-KC postponed.
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What’s the funne for browns? I pick them in covid week 4 to lose.
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izittrue wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:21 pm What’s the funne for browns? I pick them in covid week 4 to lose.
Just make one up.

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That's what Cam gets for fucking Malaria Trump.
Speaking of which, how did she get it? She obviously hates Sphincter-Face's guts.
Probably hooked up with Ho Pigs, the GOP Typhoid Mary.
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izittrue wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:21 pm What’s the funne for browns? I pick them in covid week 4 to lose.
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Important Rule:

Sorry to come to this late. When I heard about Cam Newton, I thought about allowing a reinstitution of the rule from a few years ago when Tom Brady was suspended. This would allow me to pick the Patriots to lose BUT would allow people to also pick them to lose without risking giving me t3h M34n13 Points.

Given that it is:



I mean, really.

Now I find out the game may be t3h P0stp0n3d or worse.

So:
  • 1. Anyone may pick NE to lose. That is your pick for this week. I will gather no t3h M34n13 Po1ntz if, because The Sweet Meteor o' Death strikes Kansas City, the Hallelujah-Led Pats win. I will be too stunned to do that!
    2. I will pick NE to lose this week BUT:
    • a. If the game is post-poned long enough . . . how do you spell "Post-Poned?" . . . that His Camness will play then I will not count that pick for myself.
      b. Before all of this, I was going against my intuition and picking DaBears since one should never trust Phil Rivers, but what the hell, experts say. IF the Flats-Queefs gets post . . . delayed long enough that His Camness will play in the game, THAT will be my pick.

    3. Others can take advantage of this as well:
    • a. Obviously, you can pick the Pats to lose whether or not His Camness plays.
      b. You CAN pick a secondary team as well, and I will "hold it" IF you do not want to risk giving me T3h M34n13z Points if the game is delayoned. [Stop that. – Ed.]
Just let me know.

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Something I'm not quite processing. My pick this week was the Pats. If I pick a "secondary team" what are some scenarios there? That will help me understand.
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gnome wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:53 amSomething I'm not quite processing. My pick this week was the Pats.
Crap!

You can keep that. I do not know if you planned to pick it and risk t3h M34[Get on with it. – Ed.] or just heard that Newton was not playing.
If I pick a "secondary team" what are some scenarios there? That will help me understand.
This is IF you are only picking them BECAUSE Cam is not playing AND the game either gets completely cancelled – unlikely – OR it is delayed long enough for Cam to play.

If you do not care whether or not Cam plays or not, then you do not have to worry except for a cancellation.

You can pick any other game. I suppose you could even try my patience and mental math hard hurty to think powers by picking the MNF game AND wanting to use a Mulligan if THAT loses but ONLY if the game gets cancelled so . . .

:freedom:

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I think I get it. Honestly, I fall into the scenario where my pick was without consideration to whether Cam would play. Been planning it for a couple of weeks, it's why I bypassed the Pats earlier to go for the Saints. I'll just keep my pick with no further complications and risk the cancel.
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gnome wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:49 amBeen planning it for a couple of weeks, it's why I bypassed the Pats earlier to go for the Saints. I'll just keep my pick with no further complications and risk the cancel.
Thanks, I am actively creating The Grid of Despair. Feel free to pick an alternative IF the game is cancelled. Frankly, I highly doubt that happens without a shit-ton of other games getting cancelled, but I think it would be unfair if you "lose" a pick just because of such unforeseen circumstances.

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:Waaaah: Week Four Pickies:
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His Humble MagNIfIcence the Manure Muncher Flats :D
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Anaxagoras* Foreskins :D
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Pyrrho* the Profound Queefs :Waaaah:
Enchantress* the Excrement Eater Flats :D
izittrue* Shits :Waaaah:
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Grammatron* Regrets :D
DJ* Da Bears :D
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Doctor X wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:35 am
gnome wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:49 amBeen planning it for a couple of weeks, it's why I bypassed the Pats earlier to go for the Saints. I'll just keep my pick with no further complications and risk the cancel.
Thanks, I am actively creating The Grid of Despair. Feel free to pick an alternative IF the game is cancelled. Frankly, I highly doubt that happens without a shit-ton of other games getting cancelled, but I think it would be unfair if you "lose" a pick just because of such unforeseen circumstances.

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Ok, if and only if the game is cancelled, my secondary pick is Steelers to lose.
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I picked the Foreskins to lose this week. It's back on the page 4.
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Pyrrho wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:33 pm
izittrue wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:21 pm What’s the funne for browns? I pick them in covid week 4 to lose.
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gnome wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:50 pmOk, if and only if the game is cancelled, my secondary pick is Steelers to lose.
And that game is postponed. . . .

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I'll propose, even to my own disadvantage, for the sake of sanity if one's primary and secondary pick are cancelled then that's left as a fail and the player should just try and get on with their life.
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No, feel free to have the MNF as an alternative.

What will seem "weird" is that the scores will not be definitive until games are played . . . or not.

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Alright, if you can keep track of it all, I'll accept that one.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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