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Postby ironman » Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:14 am

I had an idea for a new game.

Each week during the NFL season players would pick one running back that they think will get the most rushing yards that week. Whoever can amass the highest total yards for the season wins. But the trick is, once you've selected a RB for a week, you cannot select them again all season. So for the course of a full season you would pick 17 different RB's. There could be a stipulation that if you choose a RB and they don't take a single carry in the game, that they could be used again in future weeks.

Its kind of like an extremely simplified version of the Diamond Daily baseball game on ESPN if any are familiar with that game. It could be expanded to include one RB, one QB, and one WR each week but I figured for simplicities sake that one RB and rushing yards would suffice for pitching the idea.

Any thoughts?
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Postby Mercer Boy » Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:02 am

The idea for the game sounds good. However, I'm in the business of looking at the negatives of a game before I look at the more obvious positives. :-)

I don't know how or think this type of game could be done using a computer interface like most of the other games (exception being Cafe Blackjack). In order to make sure people don't use a RB more than once, you would need a moderator willing to check everyone's list each week to make sure there is no funny business. I mean, you want to trust the membership to be truthful, but you never know.

The other negative is that we already have a bunch of games already. Yes, I know they don't take long to play each week, but at some point I would think you need a limit on games. I get burned out trying to make sure I fill out the stuff for the 4 we have already.

MCG does a really good job with the Blackjack game, but I'm sure he can tell you that it takes a decent amount of time to take care of the game. If you'd be willing to put in the time to make sure everything is scored correctly and all that, then I suppose it would be a worthy consideration. ;-D
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Postby joshyboy72 » Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:51 pm

I see what Mercer is saying, but in a way he's wrong. Because unless whoever mods it is willing to check each week that each person is using a RB they haven't used, there will be an honors system either way...whether each week the interface list just lists the top 32 backs for the week or whether there is no interface at all and it's just like Cafe Blackjack.

This game sounds pretty interesting though.
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Postby mtryanks12 » Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:37 pm

personally, I think it sounds cool. And if someone wants to and has the time, they can moderate it.
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Postby MCG321 » Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:43 pm

Mercer Boy wrote:MCG does a really good job with the Blackjack game, but I'm sure he can tell you that it takes a decent amount of time to take care of the game. If you'd be willing to put in the time to make sure everything is scored correctly and all that, then I suppose it would be a worthy consideration. ;-D


Heh, heh, heh...

:-b

Anyway, I think this is a neat idea for a game. As long as any possible quirks could be settled, I'm in favor of it! ;-D
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Postby portisfan24 » Wed Apr 06, 2005 5:55 pm

I dont have the archivist skills that Mercer has but I remember Arlo saying we were sticking with 4 games, at least for this year.
However, of all te new games Ive seen suggested, I like this one the best.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:04 pm

joshyboy72 wrote:I see what Mercer is saying, but in a way he's wrong. Because unless whoever mods it is willing to check each week that each person is using a RB they haven't used, there will be an honors system either way...whether each week the interface list just lists the top 32 backs for the week or whether there is no interface at all and it's just like Cafe Blackjack.

This game sounds pretty interesting though.

How are you so sure you can't set up an interface to take out players a member has used? menyak is pretty skillful with that coding stuff. }:-)
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Postby MCG321 » Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:31 pm

Mercer Boy wrote:
joshyboy72 wrote:I see what Mercer is saying, but in a way he's wrong. Because unless whoever mods it is willing to check each week that each person is using a RB they haven't used, there will be an honors system either way...whether each week the interface list just lists the top 32 backs for the week or whether there is no interface at all and it's just like Cafe Blackjack.

This game sounds pretty interesting though.

How are you so sure you can't set up an interface to take out players a member has used? menyak is pretty skillful with that coding stuff. }:-)


But all his time will be spent coding an automatic scoring system to Blackjack. Right?

RIGHT?!

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Postby ironman » Mon Aug 01, 2005 12:26 pm

Now that its closer to the start of the season, is there any interest in doing this? I would offer my assistance. I saw someone mentioned that there may not be any expansion of games this season but thought I'd see what people thought now before forgetting about it.
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Postby ironman » Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:01 pm

ironman wrote:Now that its closer to the start of the season, is there any interest in doing this? I would offer my assistance. I saw someone mentioned that there may not be any expansion of games this season but thought I'd see what people thought now before forgetting about it.


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