Thursday, August 12, 2010
Ok I received just enough of a response to warrant setting up a fantasy football pick em league. To play all you really need is a yahoo account which is free. After signing in you go to sports then fantasy then Pro Football pick'em. The name of the league is "passing on the game", the group id is #16300, and the password is memphis (all lowercase).
You can of course read the rules on yahoo at your leisure but I'll just give you a brief overview. Every week you pick which teams you think will win the game. In addition however you have to factor in the point spread. Meaning you have to not only decide if a team will win but if they will win by the point spread or better. If not then you pick the other team. Even if they lose, if they beat the point spread you get points.
Also you get to assign confidence points to each game you pick. So when there is a game or a point spread you aren't sure about you can give it a lower confidence number and focus more on the games you feel really good about to try to maximize your points there. That's one strategy but I know there are others so I will leave that up to you.
The great thing is you don't have to know all that much about the different players and you aren't penalized if you are just a casual fan. Every pick you will have a 50-50 chance of being right so this game is for any and everybody. If you know of anybody else who wants in please pass along the information. Everyone is welcome.
If there are any other questions after reading the post and the rules on Yahoo just give me a shout in the comments section and I will try to answer it for you.
I look forward to a very fun season and lots of trash talking!