#CheddarBay Wildcard Week.
Thanks to all who played in this year’s Cheddar Bay Pickstravaganza and congratulations to the thirteen who made it to the playoffs. You’ve got a one in six chance to come out of this with a respectable honorarium so bear down.
The playoff field is to be set at 11 players (20% of the original entrants) and thus the field needs to be cut down to that number. Therefore, the four players (GRR, Pate, Acto, USFCollin) in last place are in a sudden death position. This means that, of that sub-pool, the two low scores will be eliminated. If there’s another tie, sudden death will continue into the following week. Just another reflection of the genius for drama creation innate to this game’s creator.
Let’s hear it for me!
To those who say there should be a prize for first place in the regular season: I now [kinda] agree.1 But absent monetary consideration, I can assure you that like Mrs. Bixby, I too carry “the solemn pride that
must be yours is mine to have laid so costly a sacrifice contribution upon the altar of freedom.” If 13-5 in essaypicks isn’t a worthy contribution to lay upon the altar of freedom then I don’t know what.
Thanks in advance to surrogate admins, CapGG and Zara.
The playoff picks will go into playoff posts that I’ll put up. But (since I and the rest of Council of Elders made the playoffs) they will be submitted by the players to gracious volunteers CapGG and Zara.2 CapGG will take the lead in posting picks into this thread after the weekly deadline. The weekly deadline is an hour before kickoff of the first game that week.3
DON’T BE LATE WITH YOUR PICKS IN THE PLAYOFFS!!
Nobody wants anybody to lose on a technicality. It’d put CapGG, Zara, me, Elders in the awkward position of enforcing a somewhat arbitrary rule, but yet one that is in place for the protection of all. So just get your picks in on time. Gracias.
If you still have a Cheddar itch to write an essay on the GoDaddy Bowl, this is still the place for it, such creativity is always welcome. Just ask you wait until the playoff picks are posted.
Alrighty let’s go.
And belatedly, this, to you: