2007 NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Superbowl Edition
posted by apoch to fantasy at 09:10 PM - 57 comments
First off, sorry for the delay. I have a lot less time than I had hoped for this when I started. On to the results. YukonGold pulls into a one point lead headed into the final game of the year. For the Picks: Giants or Pats and by how much? Same scoring as all along. For the Super Bonus (as seen last year): 1. Which team will score first? 2. How will they score? Offense, Defense, or Special Teams? Special teams covers offensive and defensive special teams. Points scored on Field Goals, Punts, or Kick offs are special team points regardless of which team scores. 3. How much game time will have elapsed since the start of the game for the score? Time must be given in minutes and seconds from the start. An example of a correct answer is 5 min 37 sec or 5:37 or 25:07 or 56:05 or 0:03. Examples of incorrect answers that will not be rewarded points include "2 minutes into the second quarter", "7 seconds into the second half," etc. 1 point will be rewarded for all answers of part 3 of the bonus within +-2 minutes of the actual score. 2 points will be rewarded if within +-10 seconds. If you somehow manage to get get all 3 right, you'll be rewarded with 5 bonus points.
posted by apoch at 09:24 PM on January 28
Pats by 25 (returning to the grand tradition of superbowl blowouts) Pats score first, on offence. First score is at 2.37 from start of game
posted by rumple at 09:49 PM on January 28
Pats by 12 Giants score first, on offence First score is at 5:40
posted by trox at 09:57 PM on January 28
Pats by 17 Pats score first on special teams (i.e. probably a FG) First score is at 6.35
posted by owlhouse at 11:29 PM on January 28
Giants by 7 Giants score first on D First score is at 6:22
posted by HATER 187 at 11:46 PM on January 28
Pats by 16 Giants score first, on special teams. First score is at 2:23
posted by grum@work at 12:18 AM on January 29
Patriots by 10 Patriots score first, on D-fence First score is at 4:38
posted by BoKnows at 12:29 AM on January 29
Giants by 2. Giants score first on special teams. Giants FG is 6:20 into the first quarter. I toss my first drunk out the front door seventeen minutes before the game starts. No blood drawn until second half.
posted by tahoemoj at 01:57 AM on January 29
Pats by 21. Pats score first on offense. Pats score is at 3:52. The fistfight in the base lodge bar between the dirtbags and the New Yorkers starts 14 seconds after the kicking of the extra point.
posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:16 AM on January 29
Giants by 23. Giants score first by offense. 2:23 will have elapsed in the first quarter by the time that Burress catches the pass and scores.
posted by NoMich at 07:38 AM on January 29
Patriots by 24. Patriots score first on offense. Time of the first score is 4:36 of the first period. I predict a close first half (perhaps Patriots ahead by 3) then a blowout second half in which Patriots shut out the Giants.
posted by Howard_T at 09:43 AM on January 29
Patriots by 17 Giants score first on Special Teams Time of first score is 3:02 of the first quarter
posted by Jeffwa at 09:54 AM on January 29
Pats by 3 Pats offense at 6:00 I think this time Scott NorwoodStephen Gostkowski gets the winner as time expires.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:10 AM on January 29
First off: Holy Crap I'm only two back! The world must be ending soon. Pats by 6 Pats offense at 6:25
posted by hawkguy at 10:20 AM on January 29
Edit: Pats first score is with 6:25 left in first quarter.
posted by hawkguy at 11:00 AM on January 29
Giants by 23. I think NoMich has been drinking and posting again. If that happens, I will pick the Ottawa Senators to win every round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, even if they face the Leafs in the first round.
posted by grum@work at 11:51 AM on January 29
even if they face the Leafs in the first round. Someone has been going drink for drink with NoMich.
posted by 86 at 12:39 PM on January 29
Patriots by 14 Patriots, on offense, after 9:45 of play
posted by mbd1 at 01:09 PM on January 29
Giants by 4 Patriots on offense 1st quarter 4:20
posted by YukonGold at 01:14 PM on January 29
Pats by 9 Pats offence 1st quarter - 3:32. First Tom Brady ankle reference will be at minus 6 hours and 23 minutes before kickoff.
posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:00 PM on January 29
Giants by 23. I think NoMich has been drinking and posting again. Nope. Just hangin' out with Carl.
posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:04 PM on January 29
First Tom Brady ankle reference will be at minus 6 hours and 23 minutes before kickoff. Didn't it already happen? Or do you mean during the pre-game?
posted by lil_brown_bat at 03:11 PM on January 29
Giants by 3 Patriots score first on offense 1Q at 6:37
posted by chris2sy at 04:16 PM on January 29
even if they face the Leafs in the first round. Someone has been going drink for drink with NoMich. Shut up! It could happen! It could! It...it..*sob*
posted by grum@work at 05:44 PM on January 29
Pats by 3 (whachoo lookin' at?) Pats score first on special teams (yeah, so?) First quarter- 2:25 (LOCK OF THE CENTURY this week) That being said, I hope the Giants win to save mankind.
posted by THX-1138 at 06:51 PM on January 29
I think NoMich has been drinking and posting again. Hey, I'm newly unemployed, what else am I supposed to do?
posted by NoMich at 09:23 PM on January 29
NE wins by 9 and scores first on offense (Brady to Moss) They do it in 5:47
posted by jojomfd1 at 01:08 AM on January 30
Pats by 13 They'll score first, on special teams. And in 3:13, on a punt return after the Giants offense stumbles on its first drive downfield.
posted by boredom_08 at 08:16 AM on January 30
Pats by 10 1. Patriots 2. NE Rushing TD 3. 5:25 Q1
posted by dfleming at 08:31 AM on January 30
Pats by 21 1. Patriots score first 2. Offense (Brady TD pass) 3. 1:47
posted by hincandenza at 12:18 PM on January 30
Pats by 11 Giant score first on special teams 4:11
posted by tselson at 12:46 PM on January 30
Giants by 6 Giants score first with offense 6:12
posted by louisville_slugger at 04:17 PM on January 31
Pats by 27 Giants score first with special teams-then it's all downhill for the gits 3:47
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 04:48 PM on January 31
Last night I had a dream that the Giants were winning with 11 seconds left and then I realized I hadn't posted my picks yet and I wondered if it was too late. Since my dreams don't come true, I am going with the opposite. Pats by 4 Giants score 1st Defense 8:27 seconds into the game Good job Yukon
posted by Monica Poland at 06:07 PM on January 31
dfleming, you need to clarify your bonus #2 pick. Is it offense or special teams? If the rushing td was a punt/field goal fake it'd count as special teams and not offensive.
posted by apoch at 08:21 PM on January 31
If NE scores a TD by rushing the ball during a fake punt, I for one, would be offended.
posted by BoKnows at 08:24 PM on January 31
New England by 10 NE scores first, on special teams1, 4:00 into the game. 1. NY field goal attempt is blocked, NE recovers and fumbles on the NY 1-yard line, NY recovers and fumbles on the NE 1-yard line, NE recovers and returns to NY 15-yard line, drop kicks for a field goal.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:47 PM on January 31
Sounds like Canadian football to me, Dr J. And like I'd know.
posted by owlhouse at 12:37 AM on February 01
Apoch, the Dr. has to get all that correct for points.
posted by BoKnows at 12:44 AM on February 01
If he did that would be worth a thousand points and go down as the greatest prediction in sports prognostication, ever. So, in the interest of fairness, I'll ignore the footnote.
posted by apoch at 02:49 AM on February 01
Fair enough. Point Taken.
posted by BoKnows at 02:55 AM on February 01
DJE, how on earth is all that going to happen in four minutes?
posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:51 AM on February 01
Everyone says the Patriots are really good at managing the clock, right?
posted by DrJohnEvans at 07:43 AM on February 01
Oh didn't the Patriots Drop Kicker retire a year or two ago?
posted by apoch at 09:33 AM on February 01
Yes. Doug Flutie retired in 2005 after playing with the Patriots for one year, going 1-1 on extra point attempts.
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:42 AM on February 01
Sounds like Canadian football to me, Dr J. Can I change my 1st score prediction to NE scores on a "rouge"?
posted by Howard_T at 11:37 AM on February 01
Okay Howard_T. It's done.
posted by apoch at 11:40 AM on February 01
hawkguy, all times have to be minutes and second since the kickoff.
posted by apoch at 07:21 PM on February 01
Your picks are viewable. Please let me know if there are any mistakes.
posted by apoch at 07:35 PM on February 01
Pats 9 Pats score first Score 6.39 into the game
posted by holden at 03:05 PM on February 02
My apologies. Offensive Rushing TD.
posted by dfleming at 04:44 PM on February 02
Patriots by 10 Giants score first on special teams They score 6:28 into the first quarter.
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:32 AM on February 03
holden, you forgot to pick how they'd score.
posted by apoch at 08:22 AM on February 03
pats by 5 pats score first on offense first score at 6:09
posted by catfish at 10:28 AM on February 03
Just to confirm my Costanza award: Giants by 4 NY scores first with a field goal (so special teams, I guess) This happens 8:13 into the game.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:13 AM on February 03
Screw it. 6:35 into the first quarter. I have a few beers in me and can't do the math. I played golf in the rain at 28 degrees all morning. I'm chilled to the bone and mildly buzzed.
posted by hawkguy at 11:44 AM on February 03
results updated with bonus points.
posted by apoch at 05:53 PM on February 03
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