October 13, 2006

NFL Survival: Pick one team a week and see how long you can last. Never as easy as it sounds. Starting this weekend. Details inside.

posted by geekyguy to fantasy at 01:09 AM - 60 comments

Spofi NFL Survival 2006 is the name and we are group #28936 and the password is drowssap.

posted by geekyguy at 01:11 AM on October 13

I'm in. The Albino's in the Mist.

posted by apoch at 05:44 AM on October 13

Shoulda started this earlier (I tried to get one going at work, but we already had two pools). anyway, I'm way in. This type of pool is a lot harder than it looks.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:10 AM on October 13

I'm in. The last two of these I joined I bombed out when I picked Miami over Houston, so I should be safe now. If yerfatma joins us I hope his team is called "fucking ridiculous."

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:08 AM on October 13

You guys are going down. "Farts Forum".

posted by Venicemenace at 08:41 AM on October 13

Color me in...Denver (Hate them) is a lock this week.

posted by hawkguy at 09:05 AM on October 13

If yerfatma joins us I hope his team is called "fucking ridiculous." Minor variation suggestion: "u r fucking ridiculous".

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:40 AM on October 13

Color me in...Denver (Hate them) is a lock this week. Ah, but see, that's what makes suicide deceptively difficult. You pick Denver this week? Fine, but...that's the last time you get to use 'em.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:40 AM on October 13

Please let my Zombie Nagurski make it past two weeks this year. Hell, if anyone makes it past four weeks, I'll be surprised.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:40 AM on October 13

I, I will survive...

posted by tselson at 09:41 AM on October 13

The league is full already? Damn.

posted by chicobangs at 09:54 AM on October 13

That's fucking ridiculous.

posted by yerfatma at 10:04 AM on October 13

Oh yeah, my team is Damsels in Distress, btw.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:30 AM on October 13

I'm in---This is tough. I remember years ago, probably 1988, that Doug Williams burst appendix eliminated me---against Tampa Bay, no less.

posted by Termite at 11:23 AM on October 13

Lets see if I can do better than last year. All it says is "Dead" in the profile page. The Zepplins are in.

posted by jojomfd1 at 12:06 PM on October 13

I'm in as the Grammy 4 Best Disco Recording.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:21 PM on October 13

YerFuckingRidiculous is gonna straight up murder your ass. At this point, I'm only saying it for Weedy.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:03 PM on October 13

I'm in as AlHaynesworthsCleatShiners.

posted by wfrazerjr at 05:46 PM on October 13

Shouldn't be full, chico, it was set to 20 teams but I bumped it to 25 so you can get in.

posted by geekyguy at 06:24 PM on October 13

It said it was full! Well regardless, thanks for upping it. The Idiot Kickers are gonna straight-up butter your scones, and then serve you tea besides.

posted by chicobangs at 06:59 PM on October 13

MeSackYouLongTimeGI is like butter 'cause I be on a roll...

posted by wingnut4life at 07:43 PM on October 13

Sufferin' Succotash is in. This is the first suicide pool I've done. This should be fun.

posted by willthrill72 at 09:08 AM on October 14

Instant Lunchroom is in the house. Literally, I'm in that house over there.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:56 PM on October 14

I am such a joiner, Mama's Boys is in.

posted by skydivemom at 04:16 PM on October 14

MeSackYouLongTimeGI is like butter 'cause I be on a roll... That made me pass a donut through my nose. Well done, sir.

posted by wfrazerjr at 04:59 PM on October 14

So far the major competition is for best team name. And it's not bad.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 05:24 PM on October 14

p.s. so, am I the only one who's gonna stick my neck out and make a pick? Won't that mean you all are eliminated? Sweet! I have won!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 05:25 PM on October 14

I'm in as Aye No!

posted by cabuki at 05:46 PM on October 14

p.s. so, am I the only one who's gonna stick my neck out and make a pick? Won't that mean you all are eliminated? Sweet! I have won! Nah, everyone has made their pick, you just can't see who each chose until games start on Sunday. The '--' indicates such. FWIW, even though I loathe them, I took the Cowboys. Safe enough bet, and with their next three upcoming games, I've no use for them as far as survival is concerned. I have a terrible record in such leagues, though, so one who needs a quick $20 may not be unwise to throw a few on the Texans.

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:57 PM on October 14

Oh. Hrm. The idea being, we might crib off each other? Okay. I'm not going to reveal my brilliant move, then.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:39 PM on October 14

OMG LBB TOOK TEH RAIDERZ!1one1!

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:00 PM on October 14

I know something you don't know, I know something you don't know! Okay, I'll tell you. I have it on good authority that the Denver Broncos will be completely unable to perform today due to a team-wide outbreak of double-ender food poisoning ("Two exits -- no waiting!"). Taking their place on the field will be the Buffaloes of CU Boulder which, despite having sacrificed the CU men's tennis program on the altar of their vanity (and bad finances), have gone 1 and 7 this year. Their lone victory came yesterday over the Fort Collins Middle School flag football team. So, I'd say it's going to be about an even matchup.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:32 AM on October 15

Quick breakdown: 25 Teams: Denver: 7 Dallas: 5 Washington: 4 San Diego: 3 Chicago: 2 Buffalo: 2 New York Jets: 1 Detroit: 1 I came awfully close to being in that Washington camp. Glad I elected otherwise.

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:32 PM on October 15

Update: six teams dead now. *pours six pack on the sidewalk for the homies* That said, six teams have already survived week 1(6).

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:24 PM on October 15

That darn Dick Jauron (Moron) is busting me again! Why Why Why must I have my heart broken by him again. What was I thinking picking Buffalo! Fool me once "shame on you", fool my twice "shame on me". Well "SHAME ON ME!"

posted by skydivemom at 03:28 PM on October 15

Well, that was fun.

posted by chicobangs at 04:06 PM on October 15

You can't get fooled again.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:56 PM on October 15

Knowing that I am eliminated in the first week you are so right Dr.John.

posted by skydivemom at 05:24 PM on October 15

My nomination for best play of the week: MeSackYouLongTimeGI, aka wingnut4life, winning with the Detroits.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 05:51 PM on October 15

At least there is hockey. Damn Washingtoniacs.

posted by rumple at 06:36 PM on October 15

Thank you, lbb. MOO HOO HAH HAH! FOOLISH MORTALS! YOU'RE FALLING RIGHT IN TO MY TRAP!!

posted by wingnut4life at 07:37 PM on October 15

Dammit I died. There is something you don't say often.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:58 PM on October 15

You're quite welcome, wingnut. It was a bold and inspired move. p.s. I'm still alive hahahahahaha!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:50 PM on October 15

I said it on the league page, and I'll repeat it here. At least YYM didn't lose by picking against the Lions. The irony would have been delicious. Your tears are like sweet nectar.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:04 AM on October 16

The only good thing that comes with Tennessee's win is that I have Travis Henry on my fantasy team so he's helping me beat rainbaby.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:12 PM on October 16

Shit. Looks like the Chi-town 2 are in trouble as well.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:38 PM on October 16

Holy Crap...Is anyone else watching this game?

posted by hawkguy at 10:52 PM on October 16

I'm afraid so, hawkguy. I'm afraid so.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:05 PM on October 16

Damn. What a great game. I'd attempt to write a column or GMYFBA(gain)FW, but I'll just throw out some touchstones: -- Is that, mayhaps, the first time in MNF (or even NFL) history that a team has come back from 20 down to win without scoring an offensive touchdown? -- Grossman looked, sadly, Gross again...man. -- Leinart completely looks like a veteran. He impressed me quite a bit, even though Leapin' Larry's sidelined. -- I'm not sure which was better, watching the Bears come back in such a great fashion, watching Lovie give a manhug to Urlacher, or listening to Theismann alternate between fellating Urlacher and Leinart. Seriously, Joe, it's not shameful to ever say anything negative. -- Come late in the season, when these games actually matter, I can't wait to hear Joe T and Tony Korn really, *really* get into it. Especially if Korny sits back like a vulture while the meat of the game is going on and then persists on picking at Joe's previous statements during opportune times. That's going to be TV worth listening to. -- Breathe a sigh of relief, the two of you that took the Bears.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:20 PM on October 16

I wholeheartedly apologize for my previous post, but I was caught up in the moment of an unbelievable, strange, game. It was strange for me, not being a fan of either team, but finding Leinerts's future very interesting, and Urlacher's career amazing. Both are a credit to the league. To me, this is what sports are all about. When a game you really care nothing about draws you in and captivates you, well, I guess that just about explains it the best I can. Congrats to the Chicago 2.

posted by hawkguy at 11:29 PM on October 16

Damn. Denny Green seems to have some *cough* baggage from his time in Minnesota. ...awkward...

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:52 PM on October 16

Denny Green is a fuckin' stroke. At some point he his going to have to accept the fact that his team can't finish. When a team implodes like that in the second half (two weeks in a row, mind you), the bulk of the blame has to fall on the head coach.

posted by willthrill72 at 01:20 AM on October 17

Denny Green seems to have some *cough* baggage from his time in Minnesota. Are we talking about the stripper he impregnated and compelled to have an abortion? Because there's a gag order about that.

posted by yerfatma at 06:35 AM on October 17

yerfatma -- Link goes nowhere. Just an FYI.

posted by hawkguy at 08:39 AM on October 17

Weird. It still works for me, but it's probably cached. It's a link to a search for "dennis green" inside the book Pros & Cons on Amazon. Page 121 is the citation in question, but I don't think they let you link to details. It also looks like the Search Inside feature is Flash. Not sure if that's the problem.

posted by yerfatma at 09:00 AM on October 17

That's fucking ridiculous.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:17 AM on October 17

It worked for me.

posted by apoch at 09:27 AM on October 17

So after two Sundays, we're down to, what, ten teams?

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:05 PM on October 22

Minnesota Killed me!

posted by hawkguy at 08:58 AM on October 23

I waffled between picking Denver and Jacksonville for several hours. There but for the grace of Cleveland's utter futility go I.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:14 AM on October 23

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