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  1. #1
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    NFL Game Of The Week (GOTW) Contest, 2018-2019 ... interested or not?

    Yesterday, I indicated to Jeff that I might be willing to run this year's NFL Game Of The Week (GOTW) Contest, on behalf of Bettorsworld. However, unlike last year's contest, I would only be interested in running this year's version, if there are: a) enough other participants to make it worthwhile; and, b) a designated entry fee of $100.00 (per entry, with a two entry maximum per person), in order to generate more interest in the contest and (quite possibly) create more available prize money for the winner(s).

    Therefore:

    1) Please provide your feedback about this possibility; and,
    2) Indicate whether you would be willing to enter this specific type of NFL GOTW contest for the upcoming season.

    Thank you.

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    im in

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    I am in

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    IN

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    Fyi ...

    e.g. If there are 100 entries, at $100.00 per entry, this would create a total available prize pool of $10,000.00. The suggested payouts would then be, as follows:

    a) 1st place, $6,000.00 (60.0%)
    b) 2nd place, $2,500.00 (25.0%)
    c) 3rd place, $1,000.00 (10.0%)
    d) 4th place, $400.00 (4.0%)
    e) 5th place, $100.00 (1.0%)

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    Fyi ...

    If this contest is going to run this season, and I am the person who is responsible for running it, then, the following set of rules will apply:

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    The NFL Game Of the Week (GOTW) Contest 2018-2019 is simple. Pick one NFL game per week, against the spread or total. The winner is the contestant with the most wins at the end of the season.

    This contest is held in the Bookies Hell Sports Betting forum. Picks are posted in the appropriate thread each week, and standings are generally posted by Wednesday morning.

    Official Rules (please read closely as some rules may have been modified from last year):

    1. The contest will run from Week 1 (Thursday, September 6, 2018) through the Super Bowl game (Sunday, February 3, 2019) of the NFL 2018-2019 schedule.

    2. Your pick may include any game scheduled during the NFL week (e.g. Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday game). However, you are only allowed one pick per NFL week.

    3. Paid Players in this contest will post one pick per week using the line listed Wednesday morning at a major online Sportsbook (lines will be posted by Wednesday for weeks with Thursday games). If more than one pick is posted by a contestant, the first pick will be used. Editing picks will not be allowed. Once your pick is posted it is official.

    4. If a game is posted as "OFF" when lines are posted by Wednesday, it will remain "OFF" for the entire week, even if the side and total are subsequently posted by a Sportsbook later in the week. Posting a game that is "OFF" will be counted as a loss.

    5. The contestant may pick a SIDE or a TOTAL!!!

    6. THE FOLLOWING IS THE DEADLINE FOR POSTING A PICK, NO EXCEPTIONS!!
    For games any day of the week (Thursday-Monday): Pick must be posted one hour before the first game of the day's scheduled kickoff time. SEE THE POSTED POINT SPREAD FOR THE EXACT DEADLINE TIMES. No exceptions are made for the late game of the day and for Sunday regular season games; no exceptions are made for 4:05 pm, 4:25 pm, and Sunday night football games. No exceptions are made for playoff games (week 18 through week 21). ALL GAMES MUST BE POSTED ONE HOUR BEFORE THE FIRST GAME OF THE DAY'S SCHEDULED KICKOFF!

    7. If the website is down, you must email your pick to bettorsworld@gmail.com, in accordance with Rule Six, deadline for posting a pick.

    8. Not posting a pick for the week WILL be counted as a loss.

    9. Win (1 point), tie/push (1/2 point), and loss (0 point) will be recorded and posted generally no later than Thursday morning of the concluded week.

    10. If you enter after week 1, that will be counted as a loss to the contestant.

    11. Season ending tiebreakers, if necessary, will be addressed at that time.

    12. Entry fee will be $100.00 (paid via Paypal).

    13. Prizes: a) 1st Place, 60.0% (of submitted entry fees); b) 2nd Place, 25.0%; c) 3rd Place, 10.0%; d) 4th Place, 4.0%; and, e) 5th Place, 1.0%.

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    To this point, four of us have expressed interest in participating in this contest:

    1) khandor (me)
    2) winnersbyt&b
    3) never lose
    4) xbigpappa

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    I'm in

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    I’m out on this one. Have committed to Steve so other contests and fantasy leagues already.
    Good idea though and will play next year if it gets going.

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    in for 2

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    To this point:

    1) khandor (me)
    2) winnersbyt&b
    3) never lose
    4) xbigpappa
    5) ndsent1
    6) trytrytry-1
    7) trytrytry-2

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    Thursday, September 6, 2018 is the opening game of the upcoming NFL regular season schedule. As it stands right now, at least a few more people will need to express their interest in participating in this year's contest - as described here, thus far - for this contest to be run at all this season.

    P.S. How do others feel about having two distinct "flights" within the same contest, e.g. "A" Flight (i.e. "Paying" participants with access to the available prizes) and "B" Flight ("Non-Paying" participants without access to the available prizes but still eligible to be declared "The Champion Handicapper" of the contest, etc.)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by khandor View Post
    Thursday, September 6, 2018 is the opening game of the upcoming NFL regular season schedule. As it stands right now, at least a few more people will need to express their interest in participating in this year's contest - as described here, thus far - for this contest to be run at all this season.

    P.S. How do others feel about having two distinct "flights" within the same contest, e.g. "A" Flight (i.e. "Paying" participants with access to the available prizes) and "B" Flight ("Non-Paying" participants without access to the available prizes but still eligible to be declared "The Champion Handicapper" of the contest, etc.)?
    I'd be in for Flight B. This isn't a contest I'd pay any money into. One game a week not my thing unless it's a survivor contest.

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    I'll participate in flight B if you got that way, but not interested in doing this as a $$$ contest.

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    Guys hip replacement need 2018 off sort back in 2019

  15. #15
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    are you collecting funds from the few that want in or is the post up portion canceled? let us know

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    As I mentioned in the initial message of this thread ... I have no interest in running this contest, if there are only going to be a few participants. Therefore, for the first time since I joined this community (in 2007), the NFL GOTW Contest will not be run this season.

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    Dang I was looking forward to it....

    Anyway best of luck guy's.............

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