Tuesday, September 08, 2009

IDYFT Pick'em 2009: Week One

Holy Crap! The 2009 NFL season starts this Thursday. After seven barren months, the world is blooming anon. To honor this Spring in our lives, the IDYFT PICK'EM 2009 is hereby unveiled. Professor Badcock's Coal-Gas Compulator (half computer, half calculator) will compulate the score.

This is a no-spread, "winning is the only thing" Pick'em. Pure FREE weekly truth, unclouded by the whims and whiffs of point-spreaders. Every week, all readers of IDYFT are welcome to enter their picks for a few select categories. Points are compulated until end of the regular season, at which point a winner will be awarded one To The Last Drop t-shirt, printed on cruelty-free 100% cotton, known for its flattering cut. This is a photo of a 57 year old longshoreman from Hoboken.

These will be the categories every week, with an occasional bonus question:

The Big Shoe-In
Pick one team that will definitely win. Lace it up for +1 points or step in big poo for -3 points.

Pick the longshot underdog of the week, drawing from a weekly Underdog List. Surprise the world for +3 points.

I Dislike Your Favorite Team
Each week you may either pick your favorite team to win or you may pick your most disliked team to lose. Exempli gratia, my favorite team will always be the DC Skins, while the Dallas Cowpucky will always be my most disliked team. This scores +/- 1 point.

Clash of the Titans
Make Zeus (Sir Laurence Olivier) finally proud of you. A different featured Game Of The Week, every week, for seventeen weeks for +/- 2 points.

Week One
1. Your Shoe-In?

2. Surprise! This week's underdog list:
Detroit, Buffaloaf, Kansas Shitty, Oakland

3. Your Favorite/Disliked Team?

4. Clash of The Titans: Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers

Bonus Questions:

5. At the end of the regular season, who will be the #1 seeds in the AFC & NFC?

6. The Long Bomb: your Superbowl XLIV winner?


Andrew Wice said...

1. New England shoe
2. Oakland surprises
3. my DC Skins win!
4. Panthers

5. Cardinals, Steelers
6. Steelers repeat

Kirk Andrew said...

1] MN Vikings (Favre/AP)
2] Detroit
3] Giants lose
4] Eagles
5] Chargers, Cowboys
6] Vikings

Miwacar said...

1. Chargers
2. Buffalo
3. MN
4. Philly
5. SD
6. MN

Barnyard said...

1) Saints
2) Raiders
3) Packers Win
4) Panthers

5) Patriots & Eagles
6) Eagles

Jess said...

1. New Orleans
2. The Chieves
3. I still do not have a favorite team, and I feel a bit guilty picking on Detroit for another season. However, my ex-favorite team now employs Brett fucking Favre, so I guess they've become my most-disliked team. I can't pick them to lose here, can I?
4. Philly
5. Arizona and Pitt.
6. Arizona

(PS: I am still thoroughly enjoying my To The Last Drop t-shirt.)

Jess said...

*3. I meant to ask, "I can't pick them to win here, can I?"

Anonymous said...

1. New England
2. Oakland
3. Pittsburg to lose
4. Panthers
5. Saints and Pittsburg
6. Saints

Big Blue Monkey 2: The Quickening said...

No, Jess, you can not. You have turned your back on the Vikings, so they are clearly not your favorite. With Favre in the fold, they could be your most disliked team.

I think you do need to find a favorite team.

Big Blue Monkey 2: The Quickening said...

Anonymous, I think you need to put a name to your picks, sir or madam.

Jess said...

I can't pick my most-disliked team to lose? That's what I thought. Doesn't hurt to ask, right?

And yes, I do need a favorite team.

Big Blue Monkey 2: The Quickening said...

You can pick them to lose. You can't pick them to win.

Jess said...

Yes, I've got it all figured out now. Thanks so much for all of your help!

Big Blue Monkey 2: The Quickening said...

1. Shoe-in: Baltimore
2. Upset: Motor City Kitties!
3. Dallas loses (to shitty Tampa)
4. CoTT: Philly Iggles

5. AFC: Baltimore
NFC: Green Bay Packers

6. I see no reason to not pick with my heart on this nutty question: Washington Drunken Savages!

Big Blue Monkey 2: The Quickening said...

I sense your sarcasm, Jess. Well applied.

Dear Minnesota fans: the rest of the nation giggles at the idea of a Super Bowl team coming from a 40 year old QB coming off arm surgery who has a tendency to throw big interceptions in big games, a bunch of no name receivers, and a shoddy secondary.

Jess said...

I was not being sarcastic.

Muumuuman said...

1. Baltimore
2. Buffaloaf
3. Dallas, dislike
4. Panthers
5. NFC - Falcons, AFC - Patriots
6. Falcons

Andrew Wice said...

Jess, unless I hear differently I am going to assume you are picking the Vikings - your most disliked team - to lose.

You need to have a favorite team - not just for this contest, but for life.

The DC Skins bandwagon has a lot of empty seats ... for now.

Jess said...

Yes, I am picking the Vikings to lose.

I know I need a favorite team. I can't wander, lost without a team, for much longer. You and BBM have been so terribly kind (not to mention persistent) in offering up a spot on the the Drunken Savages bandwagon. Maybe I should just say "fuck it" and hop on. That doesn't seem like quite the proper attitude, though.

Andrew Wice said...

Perhaps not. Maybe start with a favorite player.

A COOL favorite team isn't going to be the Steelers, Cowboys, Giants or Patriots.

What about the Houston Texans - up and comers. Or Atlanta - they're young and on the way up. If you're a masochist, how about those Bengals ...

Jess said...

I clearly have some pondering to do here. Something will come along and help me make the right choice. There's no need to rush things. I don't want to have to break up with another team in a few years, you know.

Andrew Wice said...

Only fools rush in ...

The Black Freighter said...

1. Shoe-in: Minnesota Vikings
2. Upset: Oakland Raiders
3. Vikings beat Browns
4. Carolina Panthers

5. AFC: New England Patriots
NFC: Minnesota Vikings

6. Philadelphia Eagles

Andrew Wice said...

Jess, no more hand-holding.

The team you picked to win the Superbowl is now your favorite team. Congratulations, you are officially a fan of the red and white Arizona Cardinals.

Larry Fitzgerald.

Jess said...