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GAME 2020 Star Wars NFL Pick Em VII

Discussion in 'Gaming And Competitions' started by DarthSnow, Sep 13, 2020.

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  1. DarthSnow

    DarthSnow Master of Coin
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    Let's do this one last time.
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    Week 21 SUPER BOWL Results:

    Capt. Andrew Luck - 25
    Darth Snow - 25
    Embo - 25
    PrincessLeiaCB3 - 25
    Meister Yoda - 25
    NinjaRen - 25
    RockyRoadHux - 25

    Alamact - 0
    Addi Ras - 0
    Dork Lord of the Bith - 0
    Teline - 0


    Pre-Bonus Standings:
    1st - @Capt. Andrew Luck : 157 pnts (last week: 2nd, +1 )
    2nd - @DarthSnow : 146 pnts (last week: 3rd, +1 )
    3rd - @Embo and His Pet Anooba : 138 pnts (last week: 5th, +2 )
    4th - @Alamact : 135 pnts (last week: 1st, -3 )
    5th - @PrincessLeiaCB3 : 134 pnts (last week: 6th, +1 )
    6th - @Addi Ras : 117 pnts (last week: 4th, -2 )
    7th - @Meister Yoda : 110 pnts (last week: 9th, +2 )
    8th - @teline : 107 pnts (last week: 7th, -1 )
    9th - @Dork Lord of the Bith : 96 pnts (last week: 8th, -1 )
    T-10th - @NinjaRen : 94 pnts (last week: T-10th, = )
    T-10th - @RockyRoadHux : 94 pnts (last week: T-10th, = )
    12th - @TK-1204 : 13 pnts (last week: 12th, = )


    Props Bonus Points scored:
    Teline - 8
    PrincessLeiaCB3 - 7.5
    Capt. Andrew Luck - 6.5
    Alamact - 6

    Darth Snow - 6
    Addi Ras - 5.5

    Meister Yoda - 5
    Dork Lord of the Bith - 4
    Embo - 0

    NinjaRen - 0
    RockyRoadHux - 0



    Final Standings:

    1st - @Capt. Andrew Luck : 163.5 pnts
    2nd - @DarthSnow : 152 pnts
    3rd - @PrincessLeiaCB3 : 141.5 pnts
    4th - @Alamact : 141 pnts
    5th - @Embo and His Pet Anooba : 138 pnts
    6th - @Addi Ras : 122.5 pnts
    T-7th - @Meister Yoda : 115 pnts
    T-7th - @teline : 115 pnts
    9th - @Dork Lord of the Bith : 100 pnts
    T-10th - @NinjaRen : 94 pnts
    T-10th - @RockyRoadHux : 94 pnts
    12th - @TK-1204 : 13 pnts


    In a storybook season, @Capt. Andrew Luck completes one final 4th quarter comeback to claim his first Pick Em Championship Trophy, and end @Alamact 's magnificent reign of picking terror. Congrats, Captain! Feel free to take a victory lap!!

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    Finally, thank you all for playing and sticking it out for the whole season. It's been a blast as always -- I think every year things get a little tighter, which means we are all getting smarter better Luck-ier. I'll come back soon with some more offseason chatter, but for now please join me in congratulating our new champ one more time.
    :D
     
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  2. Addi Ras

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    Congratulations @Capt. Andrew Luck .

    & I can’t wait to do it all again next season.
     
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  3. DarthSnow

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    For real. I can't wait to be so close to maybe winning, only to make a couple bone-headed choices and watch it all slip away again.

    Or, make all the bone-headed choices and watch safely from the back of the line. That's just as likely.
     
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    The "What-If" Standings and why the Super Bowl matters so darn much:

    Our picks stay the same, but the outcome of the SB is reversed -- what happens??

    1st - @Alamact : 166 (actual finish: 4th)
    2nd - @Addi Ras : 147.5 (actual finish: 6th)
    3rd - @teline : 140 (actual finish: T-7th)
    4th - @Capt. Andrew Luck : 138.5 (actual finish: 1st)
    5th - @DarthSnow : 127 (actual finish: 2nd)
    6th - @Dork Lord of the Bith : 125 (actual finish: 9th)
    7th - @PrincessLeiaCB3 : 116.5 (actual finish: 3rd)
    8th - @Embo and His Pet Anooba : 113 (actual finish: 5th)
    9th - @Meister Yoda : 90 (actual finish: T-7th)
    T-10th - @NinjaRen : 69 (actual finish: T-10th)
    T-10th - @RockyRoadHux : 69 (actual finish: T-10th)

    Obviously a huge reversal, the biggest takeaway here is that @Alamact runs away with his 3rd consecutive Pick Em Title. Essentially, picking the Super Bowl correctly has an average swing of 3-4 places in the standings.

    The Bonus Points also come into play in some interesting ways, both hypothetically here (before bonus, there were ties at 3rd and 5th places) and in the actual final standings (Embo was bumped from 3rd to 5th, and PrincessLeia edged out Alamact by 0.5 points for 3rd place. Lower in the standings, teline was solidly in 8th place but with her strong prop bets she earned a share of 7th with MY). And while it's hard to say how a different outcome would have affected the prop bets, had the top places last week of @Alamact and @Capt. Andrew Luck each chosen the same team in the Super Bowl, only 3 points would have separated them. Considering the disparity in the bonus points (8 highest, 4 lowest) this absolutely had a chance to determine the Champion of our game.

    All in all in this is just a long-winded way of saying the the NFL is a game of inches, and so is Pick Em.

    OH. And finally. What happens if you had made the exact opposite choice for every pick this year? Well, in @Meister Yoda 's case... lets find out.
    Anti-Meister Yoda would have finished the year with a score of 109 points. How does that hold up against your actual score?
    I believe this makes you the Chosen One, @Meister Yoda. You have brought balance to the Pick Em.
    (Also, good to know that you are at least 1 better than your anti-self. Long live the light side!) ;)
     
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  5. Meister Yoda

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    As I once said: "A prophecy misread, could have been"
     
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    Thank you so much guys!

    I can't believe I managed to Luck my way into a championship and did it by unseating our Cantina Picking GOAT. To those out of the loop, his avatar bet expanded to include more than just @teline and if I had not won the game a lot of pickers here would have been forced to wear their football rival avatars all the way to the start of our next Pick Em. So that was also a pretty fun angle to the Super Bowl that some of you were not aware about where we were all chatting through private convos trying to figure out who picked what and hoping stars would align. :D
     
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    I'd like to offer congratulations to @Capt. Andrew Luck for finally giving me my comeuppance. This game is more fun when there are new winners and I have to admit that this way, it takes a lot of pressure away from me to perform next season. I've prepared your well-earned Pick 'Em badge which @DarthSnow will bestow upon you. It is in shiny Colts colors, so I hope you'll like it.
    There's probably a lesson in hubris in there, but I'm too proud to look for it.
     
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