Shall we play a game?

I’ve got plenty to do already here at the blog during football season, so I’ve never had much of a desire to host a football pool.  Too much work tabulating.  However, since I’ve had an offer from another site to do all the heavy lifting in terms of scoring the picks and posting the standings, I thought I would see if there was much interest in the readership here in participating in a pool.

So, let me know in the comments if you’d want to do this.  My thought would be to have a ten-game slate with tiebreaker, prioritizing Georgia, the SEC and national games of interest.  The pool can be structured as a straight pick ’em, against the spread or confidence-weighted.  If you tell me you’re interested in playing in the comments, please let me know which format you’d prefer.

And before anybody asks, no prizes are in the offing.  This would just be for pride and glory (or at least as much glory as somebody posting pseudonymously can claim.)


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56 responses to “Shall we play a game?

  1. Castleberry

    Castleberry is in. Would the confidence-weighting be with straight up picks? If so, that’s my preferred.

  2. Newt

    I’m in favor of confidence picks against the spread, but regardless of what you choose, I’m in. I’m a sucker for pick’ em pools.

  3. BeardDawg

    I’m in for sure. And from the home of the Mumme Poll, confidence points are the only way to go.

  4. DawgChad

    I’m in…would prefer against the spread, but count me in either way.

  5. NateG

    Against the spread is my preference, but I’m in either way.

  6. The Lone Stranger

    I’m down for what Castleberry said.

  7. FitzDawg

    Nice War Games reference. I’m in. Not a big fan of confidence-weighting, but I’ll play whatever is decided.

  8. I’m in – prefer confidence weighting on straight up picks. Spreads get too complicated when confidence points get involved. I only care about spreads when I’m in Vegas anyways.

  9. DawgChad

    Would a reader poll help organize a decision on the format preference?

  10. Cosmic Dawg

    Sounds like a good time!

  11. wnc dawg

    sounds fun. i’ve tried to do them in the past, like at tsk, but the # of games becomes too time consuming if there is a confidence component. 10 would seem to be about a max if confidence comes in. and the sec-centric nature would certainly be more fun than a top 25 type deal.

  12. Smitty

    Confidence points. I’m in.

  13. AusDawg85

    Just Do It. With Confidence.

  14. Sanford222view

    I am in favor of confidence picks straight up. I am in one like that with “prizes” and it isn’t as easy as it seems. My recommendation would be to only have games that are televised on the list each week.

  15. DawgChad

    It sounds like I might be in the minority here, but I have participated in multiple types of pools, my favorite being straight up against the spread…the confidence points pools are fun on a one time basis, like bowl season. As far as the regular season goes–week in, week out it becomes rather cumbersome. But again, I am in either way.

  16. The other other Doug

    Spread’em. I’m in.

  17. richtflair

    Spread, confidence, makes no difference because I’m walking out the champ! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  18. Cojones

    Game? Tic-tac-toe.

    Pick’em? The spread measures your football knowledge more and helps with accruing knowledge of other teams before we face them. Straight off the board in Vegas would be simple enough.

  19. captsteve

    all in whatever the format

  20. Mudcat's Impala....

    So this where i parked my car…Mudcat’s in…:-)

  21. SRhoades14

    Count me in… Confidence or Spread…

  22. Vince Dooley's Combover

    I’d be in on that action. I’d prefer the confidence straight-up picks.

  23. Nate Dawg

    I’m in. My vote would be straight-up confidence-weighted.

  24. Hogbody Spradlin

    I’m in either way.

  25. Dawg with no fleas

    I’m in. My preference is ats, but I’ll play regardless. I’ve played in both and i never really feel as behind in ats if I have a bad week. Sure I guess the inverse means it is always more difficult to catch up to the leader but that gives me more of an excuse to go full bobo if I am down by 8 in the last week if we are only picking 10 games.

  26. Heathbar09

    I’m in. If you do ATS, no confidence points. But confidence points if it’s straight up. Perhaps a marquee game of the week where you can pick the total points of the game or the score for each team? (I got a big jump in the standings when I picked LSU-Bama to combine for 21 points in their 1st matchup). The last idea would be a little more complicated, but I thought it made my office pool more fun.

  27. WH

    I would play, sure. Format doesn’t matter much to me.

  28. Gravidy

    Put me down for confidence-weighted straight up picks, please.

  29. JN

    Spread with NO confidence.

    Check out I’ve been in the same pool on that site for a couple years. As the mod all you’ll have to do is pick the games that the pool will pick for the week. The site does all the calculating, etc internally. Just an fyi.

  30. CTD

    I’m all for it with either spread or confidence. Guessing with a confidence option, Skeptic Dawg would always have the Dawgs winning and only 1 point or losing with the most points.

  31. I’m in … would prefer against the spread … but whatever the case, I’m in!

  32. 92dawg

    In. Prefer against the spread.

  33. dawgtrain-2012

    I’m in, prefer vs. spread

  34. SouthGa Dawg

    Against the spread with maybe a couple of tie breaker total point games like Yahoo Sports does it. We don’t need no stinking prizes!

  35. Mayor of Dawgtown

    I’m in, too–either way. I never pass up a chance to make a fool out of myself.

  36. rcDAWG

    Yes to the pool! I would prefer confidence-weighted.

  37. BiggieCheese

    I would definitely be interested in a pool. My vote is for against the spread

  38. Joe

    I’d love to play. I prefer both confidence weighted and point spread. If I had to choose one- it would be confidence weighted.

  39. Governor Milledge

    Spread, straight-up.

    All of us will want to feel a little confident on the off-chance a Vegas trip falls into place during CFB season.

  40. Macallanlover

    All in. Prefer spread since that is the way bets are made and I already study them that way. Confidence is cool for bowl pools though.

  41. Biggen

    Against the spread straight up. Seems the most simple way to do it and everyone should understand how it works. I bet people already Googled “Confidence Weighted” to see what the hell that means…

    Would be fun. Just gives me yet another reason to visit your site!

  42. OKDawg

    Senator, I’m in. Prefer ATS but will play anything.

  43. I wanna Red Cup

    I’m a straight up guy Hate the spread pick stuff. Ruins the whole game for me to worry about the stupid spread

  44. Wolfman

    As long as it will help remind me to vote in the Mumme Poll every week.

  45. confidence weighting with straight picks

  46. What fresh hell is this?


  47. Snookie

    Love picking against the spread…makes me wonder if I could “make it” in Vegas…count me in for that!

  48. By Georgia We Did It

    Global Thermonuclear War – ATS.