MeFi Fantasy Pick 'Em August 16, 2010 12:37 PM   Subscribe

MetaFilter Fantasy Football Pick 'Em at Yahoo. Let's do this.

For anyone who wants to play, I've set up a group on Yahoo.

Right now I have it set to pick against the spread, accept picks up to 5 minutes before each game (as opposed to 5 minutes before the 1st game of the week), and to drop the scores from 2 weeks.

Send me a message and I'll get back to you with the Group ID# and password.
posted by theichibun to MetaFilter-Related at 12:37 PM (30 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I am ready for some footbaaaaall.

But why not post the group ID and set the email address in your profile to the password? Said email address is only visible to logged-in users.
posted by Plutor at 2:21 PM on August 16, 2010


I hope some NFL pontificators show up in this thread. I've yet to find a good source for football yakkin'. Pointers?

BTW: Have you seen the abysmal state of the Huffpo football page? Going there, you wouldn't know there was a sport to go along with all the off-field horse hooey.
posted by Trochanter at 3:21 PM on August 16, 2010


Having in in my profile like that isn't a bad idea. League ID # is 20713. To find the password follow the Wordnik link in my profile. It's the heart icon right next to Facebook (or at least is next to Facebook when I look at it). That username is the password. MeMail is still acceptable is that's confusing at all.
posted by theichibun at 3:25 PM on August 16, 2010


Trochanter: BTW: Have you seen the abysmal state of the Huffpo football page? Going there, you wouldn't know there was a sport to go along with all the off-field horse hooey.

Sometimes I feel that way about government when I look at the Huffington Post's political pages.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:38 PM on August 16, 2010



I hope some NFL pontificators show up in this thread. I've yet to find a good source for football yakkin'. Pointers?


Always pick the Lions.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 10:16 PM on August 16, 2010


Always pick the Lions.

scribble scribble scribble

See? This is good. I'm learning...
posted by Trochanter at 6:12 AM on August 17, 2010


Last year I picked the Falcons in every game. It mostly worked too thanks to the magic of the spread.
posted by theichibun at 6:16 AM on August 17, 2010


Your heart doesn't seem to be working.
posted by elder18 at 9:54 AM on August 17, 2010


It's not a link to an actual working profile over there. It's just set up so that the username of that profile that doesn't exist is the password.
posted by theichibun at 10:15 AM on August 17, 2010


A wisdom-of-crowds approach will get you as far as, say, the top quarter of your league. But to get first place, you'll have to take some risks and make some counterintuitive choices.
posted by box at 10:15 AM on August 17, 2010


The Yahoo - He hate me

"That league is not available. (Error #450)"

Anyone else getting this?
posted by vapidave at 1:54 PM on August 17, 2010


I had no problems registering, vapidave. Are you sure you're on the "Pick 'Em" page and not the regular Fantasy Football League page?
posted by Ufez Jones at 5:10 PM on August 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Woohoo! Thanks.
posted by vapidave at 9:44 PM on August 17, 2010


So, I signed up. Now do I just wait 'til September?
posted by Trochanter at 7:54 PM on August 18, 2010


Technically you can make your picks now. I'm not going to until the preseason is over. 3 games is enough time for some major decision changing injuries.
posted by theichibun at 4:33 AM on August 19, 2010


There's no telling what'll happen to Eli Manning's face in the next 3 weeks.
posted by Plutor at 7:56 AM on August 19, 2010


Eli Manning Face Update: Still smirky. No change.
posted by Trochanter at 10:54 AM on August 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hello folks. Thought you might be interested in this collection of articles breaking down how some of the most used plays and formations actually are supposed to work. Good for guys like me who hear "Cover 2" and go "Cover 2? WTF?"

If anyone has others, I'd like to know about them. Cheers.
posted by Trochanter at 8:29 AM on September 2, 2010


Is it too late to get in on the action?
posted by Dr. Zira at 11:08 AM on September 8, 2010


No, go ahead and join up. I have it set to drop the lowest week or 2 (I can't remember off the top of my head) just in case people decide to join late and/or get messed up a time or two and can't make picks.
posted by theichibun at 1:29 PM on September 8, 2010


Done and done. Thanks!
posted by Dr. Zira at 2:21 PM on September 8, 2010


Did we win?
posted by Trochanter at 8:24 PM on September 9, 2010


Also: We're right at the spread, and buddy misses a 32 yarder? Congressional investigation!!!
posted by Trochanter at 8:48 PM on September 9, 2010


I'm puzzled. No option to pick a push, but some teams have gotten points for the NO/Minn game.
posted by Trochanter at 8:32 AM on September 11, 2010


I was wondering about that too--maybe they made their picks at a time when the spread was different? I don't know jack about point spreads.
posted by box at 11:28 AM on September 11, 2010


As far as I was able to figure, they go with the Associated Press spreads as of Thursday.
posted by Trochanter at 6:02 PM on September 11, 2010


They go with the final spread as the spread it has to beat.

When I looked nobody had points, although it says I'm in 5th. Yahoo's official thing is that if it's a push nobody gets credit for anything.
posted by theichibun at 6:06 PM on September 11, 2010


My first week picking with point spreads leads me to believe that next week I should ignore the spreads and just pick who I think will win. I'd be doing much better that way.

Sometimes when you're picking, you think you shouldn't pick against your beloved home team because of loyalty. And then sometimes they play so bad, you wonder why you have that loyalty. But then sometimes they seem like they might pull out a win, so you don't mind picking them even though they won't beat the spread. Then sometimes it looks like they're going to fuck it up anyway so you figure you might as well have gone against them. And sometimes the call changes and they win anyway.

And sometimes all that happens in about 4 minutes.

Go Bears!


(More like, "go Bears?" today)</small?

posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:35 PM on September 12, 2010


Why is there a big "x" next to my Chicago/Detroit pick? I picked Chicago!
posted by Dr. Zira at 6:51 PM on September 12, 2010


Never mind...I thought they'd beat the spread.
posted by Dr. Zira at 7:07 PM on September 12, 2010


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