#CheddarBay wk 1; OSU/VaTech
Hi all, welcome back, the game is on. Rules and overview post is here. Signup is to your right at the top of the sidebar. We even have some helpful handicapping advice from several of our more experienced players.
This year’s player roster is also in the sidebar and you can see we have a good critical mass of returning players as well as some new people. Registration is definitely open so climb on board.
In this comment thread is where you will make your six picks for the week, identify your top pick to be worth three points versus only one point for the other picks,1 and you will write some commentary on why. Doesn’t have to be huge, doesn’t have to be particularly eloquent. But do please remember that the entire premise of this competition is the communal sharing of wisdom but the betterment of all.
New this year, we’ll have you also submitting picks via form. We’re building this car while it’s moving so patience is requested. The idea is that this will remove the recurring problem of bookkeeping errors we’ve seen in the past, but the unknown is what other problems might be created. ANYYHOOS, it’s embedded down in the bottom of the post too.
This week’s All-Play is OSU -11 at Virginia Tech, Monday night.
Included in your six picks will be the Ohio State (11 point favorite) at VaTech game. This is the weekly All-Play game and everyone picks it. The all-play is useful both to take the collective temperature on the most interesting game of the week and also to check everyone’s cold handicapping skills.
This week we’re diving right in with Ohio State because it really is the most compelling game and will also be the most widely watched.
Here are the official lines.
The lines go up Wednesday morning. This week it’s college only. No Canadian picks please.
Here is the form.
If you’re not in the entrant pull, just give me a head’s up that you’re in and I’ll fix it.
Free Cheddar Bay registration!
BIG NEWS!! Here’s the uniform combo for the Browns this week’s game!!
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 2, 2015
No doubt this will be a weekly feature and why not since this is what is REALLY important to the Browns front office and to that Delaware County mall-rat whose “loyalty” they strive to earn even if it means blowing off the most loyal fans in football.® We reviewed these misplaced priorities a couple weeks ago.
The fact of the Browns’ uniform grotesquerie called to mind a twitter exchange we saw this week and prompts us to make a special offer:
Free Cheddar registration to the first person to identify as having participated in a survey or focus group conducted by the Browns pertaining to uniform change.
(Update: lilOUmikey provided me with several surveys going back to late 2013 and awarded the prize.)
Browns’ CEO Scheiner informed HitTheHorns that the re-branding was in response to fans wanting “energy, edge” and that surveys are part of the methodology in determining the vast want for “energy, edge.”
We are actively looking for that fan so we can follow up to see whether the Browns energy/edge mandate is being fulfilled.
- The points for week one are 50% to allow a ramp up and also so late entrants can come up late without too much of a bogey to overcome. [back]