January 03, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7: In one of the most competitive contests we've ever run on SportsFilter, the NFL Pick 'Em regular season champion is Tron7, who overcame a four-point deficit to pass Truthhurts in the final week and won the contest by 12. Tron7 led the pick 'em for 10 weeks before being passed by Truth in week 14. All hail Tron7! The first prize of an official NFL Game Football is spiraling towards you.

How This Works

SportsFilter is running a season-long NFL Pick 'Em contest and awarding a prize to the season's winner: an official NFL Game Football ($99.99 value).

To play, pick who you think will win and by how many points. You then get points based on the result:

Picked the winner? You get 5 points
Picked the winner and a spread within the margin of error? You get 3 more points
Picked the winner and the exact spread? You get 2 more points

What's the Margin of Error?

A window around the spread that's defined as the following:

spread - round(0.3 * spread) <= Margin of Error <= spread + round(0.3 * spread)

You get rewarded for being close to the spread. The bigger the spread, the bigger the margin of error, so you don't have to be as accurate predicting a blowout as a close game.

Examples:

Actual SpreadMargin Starts atMargin Ends at
111
435
759
11814
201426
So if you picked Miami by 15, here's how you'd fare given certain outcomes:
OutcomeYour score
Miami by 208 points (winner + spread within MoE)
Miami by 105 points (winner only)
Miami by 1510 points (winner + nailed spread)
Miami by 50 points

Stone Cold Lead Pipe Locks

You can choose any game as a stone cold lead pipe lock. This doubles the points you win for that game, but if that team doesn't win, you lose 10 points (even if you get the spread). You can make as many picks a lock as you like or pick no locks at all.

The Small Print

In order to receive the prize, you must respond to our email within 14 days of the winner announcement. Make sure you have a valid email address on SportsFilter or contact me within that time period. The prize does not include international shipping, so in that situation you can pay the cost or receive an equivalent cash prize over Paypal.

Hall of Champions

2016-17: Ufez Jones
2017-18: Tron7
2018-19: Tron7

This Week's Games

Green Bay at Chicago on NBC (Thursday)
L.A. Rams at Carolina on Fox (Sunday)
Washington at Philadelphia on Fox (Sunday)
Buffalo at N.Y. Jets on CBS (Sunday)
Atlanta at Minnesota on Fox (Sunday)
Baltimore at Miami on CBS (Sunday)
Kansas City at Jacksonville on CBS (Sunday)
Tennessee at Cleveland on CBS (Sunday)
Indianapolis at L.A. Chargers on CBS (Sunday)
Cincinnati at Seattle on CBS (Sunday)
San Francisco at Tampa Bay on Fox (Sunday)
N.Y. Giants at Dallas on Fox (Sunday)
Detroit at Arizona on Fox (Sunday)
Pittsburgh at New England on NBC (Sunday)
Houston at New Orleans on ESPN (Monday)
Denver at Oakland on ESPN (Monday)

Picks must be submitted in this discussion before the game's kickoff. So if you miss Thursday night's opener you can still choose the Sunday and Monday games.

posted by rcade to football at 05:01 PM - 9 comments

An NFL Playoff Pick 'Em will go up tonight.

posted by rcade at 05:18 PM on January 03

Congratulations tron7

Thanks rcade for running the show.

posted by ic23b at 06:35 PM on January 03

Lots of fun as always, rcade thanks for running it again. Congratulations to tron7 on your win

posted by Howard_T at 09:24 PM on January 03

Congrats!!! Thanks rcade for running it. Look forward to next years, already. Maybe, I won't lose points every week as the Jags go undefeated and win the Super Bowl (and maybe,... oh hell, who am I kidding/lol.)

posted by jagsnumberone at 11:08 PM on January 03

JORTLES!!!

posted by tahoemoj at 03:19 AM on January 04

Thanks as always for putting this together rcade. Nice work tron!

posted by tahoemoj at 12:06 PM on January 04

"Jags go undefeated and win the Super Bowl"

And they will be playing the Lions, the only two undefeated teams to meat in the Superbowl.

We can dream can't we.

posted by ic23b at 01:02 PM on January 04

Congrats Tron7 and Thanks to RCADE for running the show!

posted by truthhurts at 02:29 PM on January 04

Woo! Just snuck it out

posted by tron7 at 11:29 AM on January 05

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