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Fantasy: Pro Football Pickem 06

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posted on Jul, 25 2006 @ 05:49 PM
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I just started a Pro Football pickem league, this is even easier than fantasy football. All you have to do is pick the winner of each game, you don't have to worry about the spread or nothing just the straight up winner. whoever want's in u2u me and i'll get you the info.




posted on Jul, 25 2006 @ 06:05 PM
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Me, me!



posted on Jul, 25 2006 @ 07:59 PM
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You know I'm in



posted on Jul, 26 2006 @ 01:28 PM
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Well I would be, but then I'd be responsible for actually sitting down and doing something every week. I can't be trusted to do that.


Several years ago, I was in an NFL pool in my office where you picked the winners of every game without consideration of point spreads, but you had to "weigh" each game from 1 - 16 points based upon which games you were most confident about. So the game you thought was a lock, you'd give 16 to and down the line to the game you were most unsure about which would be a 1. We kicked in a few bucks each week (I know we can't do that here, just saying how we did it then) and there was a weekly prize for most points and some of the cash rolled over to the end of the season with the top 3 getting a nice payout, since there were about 30 of us playing.

Was pretty fun, and I won a couple bucks. Which made up for the losses on the football parlay cards I was playing.



posted on Jul, 26 2006 @ 02:35 PM
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Count me in. and I'll take all of the teams that are favored at kickoff time, plus the home teams in the "pick em" games.



posted on Jul, 26 2006 @ 07:02 PM
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Gibbsies Guesses will be made on a weakly basis...



posted on Aug, 7 2006 @ 07:36 PM
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We've got 3 teams registered for this so far, is there more interest in this game? Nothing to lose, except yoru pride. Something that Aegis and I have very little of...



posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by Gibbs Baby!!!
We've got 3 teams registered for this so far, is there more interest in this game? Nothing to lose, except yoru pride. Something that Aegis and I have very little of...


we definately need more people all we have so far is Gibbs, my brother and me. Gibbs is right, most of my pride is gone so come on give me a spanking in picking football games. I may just offer a prize to the winner, i'm not gonna say what said prize might be but it will be worth it.



posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by aegis fang

we definately need more people all we have so far is Gibbs, my brother and me. Gibbs is right, most of my pride is gone so come on give me a spanking in picking football games. I may just offer a prize to the winner, i'm not gonna say what said prize might be but it will be worth it.


You're not offering that petrified omlette again, are you dude?



posted on Aug, 9 2006 @ 12:35 AM
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Yeah, I'll go with this too.



posted on Aug, 9 2006 @ 07:23 PM
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Yahoo isn't letting me log in for some reason lately... so once I get it all sorted out, I'll be signed up.



posted on Aug, 12 2006 @ 09:58 AM
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BtB, I forwarded the u2u for the league info to you.

GF, I'll send you the info via myspace.

~Gibbsy



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 04:12 PM
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DEAR AEGIS,

Just so this is understood:

I'm in for this league, and I will try to submit my picks by my bedtime on Saturday "night" (i.e., Sunday morning, about 5 a.m. Eastern Time), but in case I forget on one or more weeks:

Please count as my picks ALL of the teams that are listed as the favorites, and the HOME teams in any games listed as "pick 'em" games, AFTER kickoff, at scoresandodds.com. About 10 minutes after kickoff, maybe less, that site gives the final pre-kickoff point spread and over-under number for each NFL game.

I gather we're not doing over-unders, right? That being so, I'm going to be betting 99+% favorites, I believe, and the home teams in "pick 'em" games, because those computerized point spreads know a LOT more about the NFL than I do. So on any week where I forget to submit my picks, or am unable to do so, please take a couple of minutes to go to www.scoresandodds.com after the Sunday night game(s) kick off, then check the kickoff time spreads for all games for that day--they'll be the only ones listed at that point--and consider me to have picked the favorites, as well as the home team in pick 'em games.

Is that OK?

If you guys whale on me this season, I will be seriously impressed, considering how good that computer's spreads are.


POINT #2:

AEGIS AND OTHERS: Do you have enough people that you can do your NFL fantasy league without me? I'm hoping you do, but if not, I'll be a good sitemember and come to the rescue. It's more effort than I really have in me, but you guys and this site have been real good to me--more than you know--and if you do need me to have your fantasy football season, then count me in.

BHN



posted on Aug, 18 2006 @ 06:55 AM
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I'll get there. It's on my list. We're not picking pre season games anyway, are we?



posted on Aug, 19 2006 @ 06:18 AM
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Originally posted by BaseballHistoryNut


AEGIS AND OTHERS: Do you have enough people that you can do your NFL fantasy league without me? I'm hoping you do, but if not, I'll be a good sitemember and come to the rescue. It's more effort than I really have in me, but you guys and this site have been real good to me--more than you know--and if you do need me to have your fantasy football season, then count me in.

BHN


We look like we should be good in the number of teams department, we've got 10 and our draft is today. Gibbsy and I are looking forward to "whaling" on you. Anyone else that wants in on this let me know, as of now we only have 3 teams registered, same with our college football pickem. it's super easy and will take you probably 3 minutes a week, plus you can make your picks for the whole season at one time, although it's not reccomended.



posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 04:36 AM
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OK, I just registered for both the NFL and College versions. I asked to be notified by e-mail on Fridays. One of these two had an option for letting the Commissioner--I take it that's you, Aegis--"edit" my picks. Since I believe Aegis to be a person of impeccable integrity, I selected that option... having no clue what they're talking about.

Now, if it had been Gibbs....



Sorry, I didn't get in on the draft. I am at a crucial point in my life, one brought on by major medical negligence--outrageous, really--and as jaded, distrustful, bright and inquisitive a person as I arrogantly fancy myself to be, I confess I tend to trust doctors who are specialists in their matters of specialty.

My regular doctor of the past 5 years, a specialist in Internal Medicine, has abused that trust about as egregiously as it could have been abused. I'm just now learning that fact, courtesy of one of my best friends ever. One of my info sources, as well as 2 doctors, has been an R.N. friend of some 25 years, who works at a Pennsylvania hospital. She talked to me about my meds two weeks ago, was incredulous and alarmed to learn what Dr. Pillhappy has done, and she has since been having several talks with doctors at her hospital who also are Internists, as well as one who specializes in "pain management."

They tell me that my doctor has had me, for the past 3+ years, on a daily dose of Oxycodone--the active ingredient in Percodan, Percocet and Oxycontin--which is equal to the amount they would give a late-stage terminal cancer patient. This runs directly contrary to MANY conversations I've had with my doctor about how I want to manage my pain, long-term, and the fact almost everyone in my family lives outrageously long, suffers many old-age aches and pains, and finally dies of cancer.

There have been many, many, many conversations like that which I won't spell out here, because it would take thousands of words. And it now turns out he's had me for 3-4 on doses of Oxycodone (Percodan) that are so massive they're equivalent to substantial doses of Morphine Sulphate.

JUST AS BAD, when I told him I had "sleeplessness" problems, he--with no training in Psychology or Psychiatry--decided I must be psychotic or something, I guess, and instead of giving me a pill for a sleep disorder, gave me a F'ing anti-depressant which has made me sleep for TWELVE hours at night, and kept me groggy all day after that (Trazodone). The drug lasts for 12 hours, and stays in your body for 24--a fact I got out of his mouth under my questioning, for the first time, last week.


In the past 3 years, my income and productivity in my legal practice literally have been cut in half, and I'm in a fair chunk of debt. If I weren't such a well-established name in my field, my reputation probably would be in tatters. I don't have long to turn it around, because I have briefs I need to get DONE, and I can only come off of this s--- so fast, especially since this has all been going on while I'm on this incredible diet--trumpeted so proudly by Dr. Pillhappy to his other patients--in which I've lost over 70 pounds in 16 months.

BUT....

In the past few months, I've cut the Oxycodone from 100 mg/day to 40-50/mg per day, which my nurse friend says is an enormous accomplishment. In another week, I'm confident I'll be down to 40 mg on a regular basis. And the anti-psychotic, sleep-forever drug, Trazodone, I have recently cut from 300 mg/day to 200, and as of Sunday night am cutting to 150 mg. Other doctors I know say I'm doing an incredibly good job of coming off of the Oxycodone this fast, since it's as addictive as heroin and I was taking a dose equal to a heroin addiction in force, and that it's unreal I could do this while losing such a huge amount of weight.

BUT, when I found out I'd spent the last few years taking the equivalent of a large amount of heroin every day (legally), I had the same reaction I'll bet YOU guys would have: "F--- this s---!!! I'm getting off of it as fast as I can without suffering major medical reactions (seizure, stroke, etc.)!!!!"

And that's what I'm doing. In 5 months or so, I've gone from 100 mg to 40 or 45.

In another month it will be 30 or 35. Then I will switch from Oxycodone (Percodan) to Hydrocodone (Vicodin), a significantly weaker drug.

THEN I will cut down as far on that as I can with its hurting my ligaments-torn shoulder too badly.

SOME pain, I will live with. My ultimate goal? 20 mg per day of Hydrocodone--the equivalent of 4 regular-strength Vicodins a day--which is light years from my 3-4 years of taking TWENTY of the regular-strength pills of PERCODANS in one day. As proud as I am of beating alcohol and cigarettes, what I've done so far here, and the ultimate victory of getting off of Oxycodone completely and onto a Hydrocodone, and then reducing that to a minimal dose as needed for my shoulder pain, all while losing 100 to 120 pounds of excess weight I've carried for decades, will make me prouder.

And the f'ing Trazodone? Tomorrow night will start 2 weeks of cutting to 150 mg/night. Then it's 2 weeks of 100 mg/night. THen it's 2 weeks of 50/mg night. Then it's goodbye and good riddance to this wacky, anti-psychotic drug that a non-psychologist put me on to fix my sleep disorder--at ENORMOUS psychological, emotional, professional and economic expense to me. If it had gone on 2 more years....

Isn't that one hell of a story? And just IMAGINE what happens to all of his patients who--pardon my typical arrogance--don't have my intellect, can't figure out how much trouble the pills are causing, and/or cannot bring themselves to wean themselves--with ABSOLUTELY NO MEDICAL HELP AT ALL--off of this pharmaceutical equivalent of a heroin habit? I shudder to think of all of those poor folks, and what will become of them.

My friends at Sportztawk, in the time I have been here, you have done a lot for me in the dark hours of the night, as I've struggled with the emotional and medical problems caused by Dr. Pillhappy.

If any of you is/are in the same boat, PLEASE don't go it alone. You may PM me at any time, give me your e-mail address if I don't already have it, and I will respond with my e-mail address. We can communicate that way or by phone, and I will do whatever I can to help you. Hell, we may help one another. Please understand, though: I'm strictly a criminal lawyer and know zero about Medical Malpractice Law--though that may change.

Jim/BHN



posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 10:47 AM
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Originally posted by BaseballHistoryNut
OK, I just registered for both the NFL and College versions. I asked to be notified by e-mail on Fridays. One of these two had an option for letting the Commissioner--I take it that's you, Aegis--"edit" my picks. Since I believe Aegis to be a person of impeccable integrity, I selected that option... having no clue what they're talking about.


Ok so let me get this straight, BHN will take the underdog every week right? Just kidding big guy. May I add good job with the Oxy/Traz fiasco, I work in a nursing home with alot of old vets that are on this exact pill regiment (with others inserted as well) only i don't believe their doses are nearly as massive as yours were. Keep it up and run this guys name through the mud, Doctors like him give the good ones bad names.



posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 02:43 PM
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Good luck kicking that Doc down, BHN, sounds as if the guy deserves to lose his liscence, IMO.
BTW, you wouldn't trust me?


:cool2:



posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 05:19 AM
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I think you know, my friend, that you're the one guy here I feel free to needle like that at any time because I know you have: (1) a secure enough sense of our buddy-ship, and (2) a secure enough sense of yourself, that you won't get uptight about it.

Jim



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 02:42 AM
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OK, everyone. Week One of the College Football Pick Em is over. Looks like there's all of FOUR of us (?) participating in this?!? I sure hope we do better than that for the NFL Pick Em. And I'll remind everyone, the NFL starts next Sunday.

OK. Who gets gloating rights for Week One? I got one wrong, and I'm sure y'all can guess which one it was. Yup, I took Cal to beat Tennessee, and while they made the score artificically semi-respectable with three scores in the fourth quarter, the fact is Tennessee beat the snark out of them. So my pick was a lot worse than the final score makes it look.

But, that's one loss and a whole bunch of wins. Then again, other than the Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame (#2 team in the country, my @ss) game, how many other "matchups" were there this weekend that were supposed to be competitive?

So I'll bet those of you three (AHEM!) who took Tennessee did at least as well as me, and some of you other three--folks, that figure really does needs improving--probably posted a perfect score.

OK, let's hear it. How did Aegis and my other two foes do?

BHN



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