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Why do I lose any tiebreaker?
Just thought of this game, but I'm sure I didn't come up with it.

Hawks scored 28.2 pts/game last year in the regular season. I'm going to be optimistic and say they improve to 30 for a total of 360 points.

Schedule:

NIU
ISU
UNI
Wisconsin
@Minn
@Indiana
Maryland
@PSU
@Purdue
jNW
@Illinois
Nebrantska



Game:

Allocate those 360 points however you'd like across the 12 games. Winner is the person that would end up with the most wins in real life based on how many points the defense gives up. Ties are possible and no using half points for any games.

Ex: You allocate 11 points to UNI because you're confident we'll hold them to 10 or less.

For a tiebreaker, list the total actual amount of points the Hawks score this year. Price is right rules. If two people are still tied, winner is the one that posted it first. If there are any questions I'll think of rules on the fly, because it's my game. Closes at 4 PM on August 31st.

Winner gets a $25 gift card to Thunderhead.
However after re-reading if Iowa scored less than 340 points for the season you and Debit could tie and the tiebreaker of the tiebreaker wouldn't go to either one because you and Debit would both have "busted" (picked too high).

Hence I guess you could be elgible for a $12.50 gift card to Thunderhead.

Future updated spreadsheets will have you listed, there are serious stakes at play.
 

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This is a really dumb game.
 

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This is a neat game and I like it. One suggestion would be that instead of everyone using exactly 360, the tiebreaker would be whomever used the fewest points overall to get the most wins.

It's more a game about defense than it is offense.
 

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18+ was too much to waste on the UNI game. This D has looked a lot better than I thought. @HawkLax6 might get the most efficient win this week.

I like @wondergrape's idea, as I could see a lot of ties. This might surprise some of you, but this whole thing wasn't super well thought out.
 
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Mods....can we please have the word "probably" removed from thread title?
 
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Still an 8-way tie for first!

The way Iowa's defense is playing and Wisconsin's offense seems to be struggling, it looks like not much may change next week as well.

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Update through Weeks 4 (and Week 5). An 8-way tie for first, with everyone within three games of each other.

Next update in two weeks.

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The season is at the mid-point.

After an impressive start @HawkLax6 has slowly lost his momentum and now has an uphill battle. However he is still on pace for a Top 10 finish.

Iowa is giving up an average of 16.5 points per game. Maryland is averaging 31.7 points per game.

Matt Rogers was Iowa's quarterback in both 1990 and 1991.

FWIW, peace.

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What an amazing week everyone!

This was the best week since Week 1 with no one losing and as a group going 9-0-1 for an incredible .950 winning percentage.

Impressive, indeed.

The people of Halo are long.

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As an aside with 5 games left, some observations:

If Illinois doesn't score exactly 19 points @WCFHawkeye is eliminated.
If Illinois doesn't score between 19 and 29 points @TH1974 is eliminated.
If Illinois doesn't score between 19 and 31 points @LifelongHawk is eliminated.
If Northwestern doesn't score between 33 and 38 points @Herky823 is eliminated.
If Northwestern doesn't score exactly 33 or 34 points; or Illinois doesn't score exactly 19 points, @wondergrape is eliminated.

@StinkyMcFadden has an uphill battle, but with the right breaks can still make his triumphant return to Thunderhead, comped. I am rooting for Mr. McFadden.
 
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Everyone sucked ass this week. That is all.

I should have known from last year to allocate more points to Purdue than 29.

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Iowa's season may be a disappointing letdown.

There is no letdown here, though.

After a rough Week 9, Halo bounces back strong in Week 10. Forget the Big Ten race, this is where it's at!

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Another amazing performance. No losses for the third time of the year, with again an amazing .950 winning percentage as a group.

Two week removed from a shit-staining performance, the boyz of Halo showed their pride, pulled off their dirty tighty-whitey's, and put on all new clean boxers.

One week to go, with 9 deserving teams for a playoff that won't be. A tenth member only a few bad breaks away from contention as well.

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Two ties is basically one win.
 

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I admire WCF’s dedication to the scoring updates for the dumbest game ever created.
 
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This is it folks. It has been a tremendous year, with the final standings below:

1. 11-1 @Debit One (Had 340 points for Iowa for the season, actual 378 for Iowa for season, also posted before @L. Wade Childress )
1. 11-1 @L. Wade Childress (Had 340 points for Iowa for the season, actual 378 for Iowa for season)
1. 11-1 @JD720 (Had 380 points for Iowa for the season, actual 378 for Iowa for season)
4. 10-2 @Herky823
4. 10-2 @LifelongHawk
4. 10-2 @WCFHawkeye
4. 10-2 @wondergrape
8. 9-2-1 @TH1974
9. 9-3 @StinkyMcFadden
11. 1-9-2 @HawkLax6

Game:

Allocate those 360 points however you'd like across the 12 games. Winner is the person that would end up with the most wins in real life based on how many points the defense gives up. Ties are possible and no using half points for any games.

Ex: You allocate 11 points to UNI because you're confident we'll hold them to 10 or less.

For a tiebreaker, list the total actual amount of points the Hawks score this year. Price is right rules. If two people are still tied, winner is the one that posted it first. If there are any questions I'll think of rules on the fly, because it's my game. Closes at 4 PM on August 31st.

Winner gets a $25 gift card to Thunderhead.
Now we need some clarification from @Herky823 on what "Price is Right" rules means. If this means if one chose a number over the actual number, even if closer, they lose, then @Debit One and @L. Wade Childress were under, while @JD720 was far closer but went went over.

Under that interpretation, Debit wins the second tiebreaker by posting his picks prior to L. Wade Childress.

If it is simply the closest, then JD720 was only one more safety against Penn State away from the correct season score.

@Herky823 needs to get his ass back in this thread with a decision.

Let's be honest, there were no losers in this season. I thank @Herky823 for setting this game up, and as much as I would have liked the $25 card to try to get lucky at Thunderhead, it wasn't to be.

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All kidding aside, I kind of enjoyed it, and would do it again next year.
 
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Price is right definitely means going over means you lose. Debit is the winner. Ill pm him and he will be lowering himself into another man in no time.

Thanks for playing. This was clearly a difficult game - you can see how hard it was for @HawkLax6 - and yet most of us did very well.

Thanks to @WCFHawkeye for Keeping score.

Next year there will be a *few* tweaks.
 

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I'm honored to have won the inaugural edition of this stupid game.

@Herky823 has let me know via PM that he would like to send me a Thunderhead gift card. He also asked for a pic of my wife for unspecified purposes.

Instead of sending me the $25 gift card Herky823 should take one of the burritos from his profile pic, deep fry it for one hour so that the outer shell is as rigid as possible, and then insert it into his ass sans lubrication.

Thank you.
 
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Price is right definitely means going over means you lose. Debit is the winner. Ill pm him and he will be lowering himself into another man in no time.

Thanks for playing. This was clearly a difficult game - you can see how hard it was for @HawkLax6 - and yet most of us did very well.

Thanks to @WCFHawkeye for Keeping score.

Next year there will be a *few* tweaks.
Have you got the tweaks ironed out yet?

Let's get this thing a rolling!
 

Herky823

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Ah fuck. This was a really bad game. Why didn't any of you tell me?
 

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Between this and the stupid game @MikeyJoe did years back, I have literally never seen two brothers do anything so embarrassing on a message board.
 
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