Metafilter NFL Pick'Em September 1, 2014 8:12 AM   Subscribe

Back like Brian Hoyer and just in time for Thursday's Seattle/Green Bay extravaganza, it's Mefi NFL Pick'Em!

Join here. The group is named 'Metafilter,' the group ID is #23520 and the password is in my userinfo (click on the 'box' in 'posted by box,' right below this post).

We're picking against the spread, no tiebreakers, dropping the lowest two weeks, continuing through the Super Bowl.

(Pick'Em was also mentioned in the comments on this post, which offers up some other fantasy opportunities. Check out reenum's wins pools as well.)
posted by box to MetaFilter-Related at 8:12 AM (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Thanks for the shout out, box! I'm already in the Pick Em and looking forward to another season of mediocre picks.
posted by reenum at 1:41 PM on September 1, 2014

I, uh, tried to join, but it gives me three different error messages all at once. Does the password have a space in it?

Also, I can't promise I'll stay faithful. It's usually Tuesday or Wednesday here before I can finally watch the Bears game, which means utter and total media blackout for me until after the game* so I tend to miss weeks. Then again, I loath soccer, but won my World Cup pool, so I'm ready to conquer Pick'em, too.

*at which point I'll be ludicrously happy because they'll be undefeated this year, and Manning, Brady, and Rodgers will all retire, saying, as a group, "There's just no way we could ever hope to put together such a masterful season as Jay Cutler just did. There's just no way to compete with greatness like that. Bill Belicheck will leave the Pats to become an unpaid intern, just hoping some of Trestman's genius will rub off on him in those fleeting moments he's allowed into the Presence to deliver the coffee.
posted by Ghidorah at 5:48 AM on September 2, 2014

Yup--the password has a space and two capitals. If you try it again, and you still can't get in, send me a MeMail and I'll see if there's anything I can do.
posted by box at 7:50 AM on September 2, 2014

I'm in. I look forward to vanquishing the lot of you, as long as I don't forget about stupid Thursday football, which I will almost certainly do.
posted by Ghidorah at 9:52 AM on September 2, 2014

Awesome--glad you're in.
posted by box at 10:08 AM on September 2, 2014

I tried to join and failed with a wrong password. Decided "userinfo" was probably not the actual password and went back and read more carefully. I am all joined up now!

Thanks for creating the group!
posted by mountmccabe at 1:42 PM on September 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

I am joined up as well, and week 1 picks submitted.
posted by Benway at 2:52 PM on September 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

According to a man I heard on NPR, the first game of the season is tonight.

The deadline to make the pick is five minutes before the game.

Thanks for playing, everybody!
posted by box at 5:37 AM on September 4, 2014

I just wanted to thank you for not using tie breakers which, as someone who generally isn't very near the top anyway, I find particularly annoying for some reason.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:17 PM on September 4, 2014 [1 favorite]

well, damn. The good news, the file was up and I was able to watch the bears game at lunch time. The bad news, I guess they haven't figured out that stopping the run is kind of important. It's going to be a long damn season.
posted by Ghidorah at 12:30 AM on September 8, 2014

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