Hard Knocks Presents The 1st Annual Pigskin Pick 'em

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  1. Emmdotfrisk

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    Hard Knocks 1st Annual Pigskin Pick ‘em Challenge

    Pigskin Pick ‘em you ask? Prepare for the ultimate Hard Knocks competition and teambuilding exercise which will welcome us into the Madden 13 release, and second iteration of a very successful Hard Knocks league franchise. As you may have heard, Hard Knocks was recently added to the arsenal of high priority premier leagues on Tradition Sports Online. We will continue to carry ourselves the "Hard Knocks Way," aiming to stay on the cutting edge of innovation, creativity, and badassness.

    The Hard Knocks 1st Annual Pigskin Pick ‘em Challenge will test every one of our members leadership, skill, and strategy to determine what group of Hard Knockers will not only claim the ever-so elusive “Grab Bag” prize, but also be crowned as the victors of the first annual Pigskin Pick 'em.

    Your immediate next question should be, “So what is this pick ‘em all about?”

    Simple.

    The Pigskin Pick ‘em will consist of two teams with two captains and a series of strategically picked matchups throughout the opening week of August 28th, or as we know it, the retail release of EA Sports Madden NFL 13.

    Here is a little of information about the rules and specifics about the challenge.

    Step 1: Identify Captains
    The two Captains for each team will be winner and 1st runner up of the “Owner of the Release” reward, Sdid22 and Controllerabuser. These two skilled leaders and members of Hard Knocks will choose their team name and prepare for the team selection process.

    Step 2: Team Member Selection Process
    The team selection process will consist of the 30 GM pool of Hard Knocks owners. These 30 owners will have their Hard Knocks team attached to them, which could present some interesting curveballs into the selection show.

    Captains sdid22 and controllerabuser will take turns “shuffling” HK members.
    *These shuffling sessions will be controlled by http://primaryschoolict.com/random-name-selector/

    The Captain will get two “shuffles.” He then can choose 1 GM for the 2 shuffled HK GM’s. If the captain wants to gamble, he may choose a 3rd shuffle but must select the next displayed GM onto his team.

    The Captains will take turns until both teams have 16 GM’s.

    Step 3: Game Matchups, How to win
    The next step in the challenge is to decide matchups. These matchups will also be decided by the captains from each team. Controllerabuser will have first chance to select the matchup which will be held in the same fashion as the team member selection process. The Captain will get two shuffles through their own team members, which he can choose from. If he wants to risk a third shuffle, he must select the next member. Once the visiting team has selected their member, the home team will shuffle for the opposing competitor.

    Below is the Home/Visitor makeup for each of the 16 matchups:

    Game 1: Sdid22 (Home)
    Game 2: Controllerabuser (Home)
    Game 3: Sdid22 (Home)
    Game 4: Controllerabuser (Home)
    Game 5: Sdid22 (Home)
    Game 6 Controllerabuser (Home)
    Game 7: Sdid22 (Home)
    Game 8 Controllerabuser (Home)
    Game 9: Sdid22 (Home)
    Game 10: Controllerabuser (Home)
    Game 11: Sdid22 (Home)
    Game 12: Controllerabuser (Home)
    Game 13: Sdid22 (Home)
    Game 14: Controllerabuser (Home)
    Game 15: Sdid22 (Home)
    Game 16: Controllerabuser (Home)

    The first team to 9 wins, will be crowned victor of the 1st annual Hard Knocks Pigskin Pick ‘em and claim the below prize.

    Grab Bag Prizes
    1. ???
    2. ???
    3. ???
    4. ???
    5. ???
    6. ???
    7. ???
    8. ???
    9. ???
    10. ???

    Step 4: Bonus Features
    An interesting twist to the challenge is the nature of the Grab Bag Prize. All Grab bag items will be “hidden.” After every completed game, a hint about the corresponding grab bag item will be released. For the actual item name to be released, a team captain must forfeit one of their shuffles throughout the member or matchup selection process.


    Team 1: TBD
    1. Arizona Cardinals - sdid22
    2. New York Jets - cadepetty247
    3. Cincy Bengals - @childplease
    4. Baltimore Ravens - Papa Perry
    5. St. Louis Rams - OMlawdog
    6. New England Patriots - SteamboatReb
    7. San diego Chargers - _MG_
    8. Oakland Raiders - DrunkenSoldier
    9. Tennessee Titans - @bouncer
    10. Seattle Seahawks - Emmdotfrisk
    11. Kansas City Chiefs - @sporty
    12. Detroit Lions - @redwings
    13. Jacksonville Jags - HAL9100
    14. Denver Broncos - @flyinhi
    15. New Orleans Saints - @NueroticTruth
    16. Buffalo Bills - bcduggan

    Team 2: TBD
    1. Minnesota Vikings - controllerabuser
    2. Cleveland Browns - ryty32
    3. Tampa Bay Bucs - BG
    4. Indianapolis Colts - ChaoticUT
    5. Dallas Cowboys - BobJr
    6. Pittsburgh Steelers - KnightNoles
    7. Carolina Panthers - @blackattack
    8. Green Bay Packers - soxandgators
    9. Philadelphia Eagles - BigSmooth33
    10. New York Giants - Cimmy24
    11. San Francisco 49ers - @Big Cougg
    12. Chicago Bears - thirdalarm
    13. Atlanta Falcons - @bk
    14. Washington Redskins - krtgolfing
    15. Houston Texans - @pitt4life
    16. Miami Dolphins - houtz
     
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  2. BobJr

    BobJr To each their own

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    Let the mind games begin...
     
  3. DC

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    Holy shit!
     
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  4. pitt4life21

    pitt4life21 RTJR!

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    This should be really fun!
     
  5. Ryty

    Ryty Over the Cap

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    Love the idea. The creativity of this team never ceases to amaze me.
     
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  6. ChaoticUT

    ChaoticUT Life is Orange and White!

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    I'm not good at this "choosing" thing....

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  7. controllerabuser

    controllerabuser Purple People Eaters

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    Wow, drinking so I need one of my home boys to call me and explain a little more. It sounds like awesome though! Great idea Emmdotfrisk
     
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  8. Emmdotfrisk

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    Haha,

    1. Pick team
    2. Pick matchup a
    3. Cheer on teams
    4. Winner
     
  9. BobJr

    BobJr To each their own

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  10. thirdalarm

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    Whaaaaat????? oh yeeeea! Okkkk! I get it
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  11. thirdalarm

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    someone needs to explain this thing to Steven Jackson!
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  12. HAL9100

    HAL9100 TSO's Resident Antagonist

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    So these games are on the side of HK or are the matchups being selected from the game calendar?
     
  13. Emmdotfrisk

    Emmdotfrisk Working half days on my days off.

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    This will be completed by September 2nd. HK scheduled to start sept 3rd
     
  14. Ryty

    Ryty Over the Cap

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    HAL9100 had a good question. There are 16 players to a team but 10 prizes. Are the prizes going to be "shuffled" among the winning team members?
     
  15. BobJr

    BobJr To each their own

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    No the grab bag is for every team member.
     
  16. BobJr

    BobJr To each their own

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    This way we can encourage our teammates on. Frisk and myself believe this is better than a tourney

    16 winners. 16 losers. Which team captain will be the best at strategy!
     
  17. Emmdotfrisk

    Emmdotfrisk Working half days on my days off.

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    Nope. All 16 winners get all 10 of the prizes each!
     
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    I am guessing that there is only 16 games each team can play in a season so do the math.............
     
  20. Emmdotfrisk

    Emmdotfrisk Working half days on my days off.

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    Not sure I get what your saying
     
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  22. Diddy81

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    Yea I'm a lil hing over and this just made my head explode LOL this is beyond Earth Shattering shit!!!

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  23. controllerabuser

    controllerabuser Purple People Eaters

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    My boy was gettin' it last night uhhhh
     
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  25. thirdalarm

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    Never mind, I thought the captains picked matches every week using a team once during the season of HK. i get it now. "duh" I didnt see the pre HK season start.
     
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