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Football The Return of the NFL Mock Gambling Thread Week 1 - Let's go!

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Back for the 2018-19 NFL season!  Feels good, man!

 

 The Mock Gambling Thread is a competition that is a part gambling, part predicting, and part forecasting contest. The competition lasts for the entirety of the NFL season and is open to all regular board members.  Each player starts with fictitious $1,000 that you can gamble as much or as little as you like on the week's Feature Game. There are two ways to increase your cash:

 

1.  Bet on the outcome of the Featured Game each week (with the spread). The featured game will be chosen each week from among the nationally televised games with the line set from when I post the thread.

 

2. There will be a number of questions that will ask you to make predictions or to forecast certain outcomes across the NFL during the week. Correct answers earn you cash. You do not lose cash for wrong answers. The types of questions will vary each week, as will the amount of cash they can earn you.

 

The competition will continue through NFL season. At the conclusion of the Super Bowl the user with the most "cash" left will be the winner.


THE RULES
1. You make your bet and answer the questions simply by posting on the thread each week with your pick for the featured game along with your bet, followed by your answers to the prediction questions.

2. Everyone starts with $1,000. If a user doesn't start until week 3, they still start with $1,000. Your best bet it to get in early and play every week.

3. If you somehow reach $0 you are not out of the competition. You can't bet on the feature game during weeks that you are broke, but you can answer the prediction questions and hope to earn cash to gamble the following week.

4. IMPORTANT: I will set a deadline for getting your entries for the week in (usually before kick-off of that week's first game). It is imperative that you make your post before the deadline. The entry thread will be locked at the deadline so if you don't get your entry in by then you lose out on the chance to make money that week.

5. I work full time AND coach youth football AND go to school when I can AND have a near crippling gaming addiction AND probably drink too much. Responsibilities and personality flaws allowing, I will attempt to post the results and the next week's game/questions each Tuesday, as early as possible. Keep in mind though that there may be some wackiness here and there based on my schedule and hangovers. Pay attention.

6. For the official recording of stats/yardage NFL.com will be used. Whatever their site says on Tuesday morning is what counts.  No whining.

7. Accounts created within the current calendar month are not eligible to play and any entries from such accounts will not be considered.


Prize(s): The winner will be declared the Champion of the 1st D1P Edition of the Mock Gambling Thread and also take home a $50 NFLShop gift card so you can get some swag from your team!

 

WEEK 1 FEATURE GAME AND QUESTIONS FOLLOWS THIS POST

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WEEK 1 MOCK GAMBLING - SPREAD AND QUESTIONS

 

DEADLINE FOR WEEK 1 ENTRIES - 9/6/2018 (Thursday) 08:19pm EASTERN
THREAD WILL BE LOCKED AT THE DEADLINE SO GET YOUR ENTRIES IN!

 

Week 1 Feature Game
Atlanta Falcons (+3) at Philadelphia Eagles
(Remember you are betting against the spread, not just the outright winner)

 

QUESTIONS
1) What will be the first scoring play of the Feature Game? Eagles TD, Eagles FG, Eagles safety, Falcons TD, Falcons FG, Falcons safety, or other? ($400 for the correct call)

2) How many yards will Devonta Freeeman rush for against the Eagles this week? - Under 50, 51-99, 100-149, 150-199, or 200+ ($500 for the correct call)

3) How many penalties will be thrown in the feature game? ($600 for the correct call)

4) Who will score the Saints' 1st touchdown this week? ($800 for the correct name, or "Nobody" if you believe that they will not score a TD this week. And by "score" I mean "the guy holding the ball in the end-zone". Only call the QB if you believe the first TD will be a rushing TD by him.)

5) Call the winners:
Jacksonville at New York Giants
Washington at Arizona
Seattle at Denver
($500 for EACH correct named game winner, $1000 bonus if you call all 3 correct)

6) How many total points will be scored in the Monday Night game (L.A. Rams at Oakland)? 0-10, 11-24, 25-36, 37-45, or 46-55 or 55+ ($600 for the correct guess)

7) How many field goals of 50+ yards will be converted in Week 1? ($400 for the correct answer)

8) Name the player who will rush for the most yards AND the player that will have the most receiving yards in week one. ($1,000 for each player named correctly, $5,000 bonus if both names are called)

 

Good luck!

 

### Example Answer Post and MY ENTRY ###
Falcons for $600
1. Eagles FG
2. 51-99
3. 11
4. Kamara
5. New York, Washington, Denver
6. 37-45
7. 4
8. Kareem Hunt, Antonio Brown
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Bump!  Deadline for Week 1 entries is tomorrow before kickoff!

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- KS Entry -

$100 bet for the Falcons

 

1.) Other 

2.)  51-99

3.)  21

4.)  Michael Thomas

5.)  Jacksonville, Arizona, Seattle

6.)  25 - 36

7.) 2

8.) Todd Gurley & Antonio Brown

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8 hours ago, Slug said:

Bump!  Deadline for Week 1 entries is tomorrow before kickoff!

 

You might want to @ some people to get them to participate 

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Falcons to cover for $150

1. Eagles FG

2. 51-99

3. 19

4. Thomas

5. Jacksonville, Washington, Seattle

6. 25-36

7. Zero

8. Todd Gurley, Antonio Brown

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Falcons whatever the most I can bet is 

 

1. Eagles FG

2. 51-99

3. 9

4. Meredith 

5. Jags, Cards, Broncos

6. 25-36

7. 1

8. Gurley, Brown

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18 minutes ago, johnny said:

Falcons whatever the most I can bet is 

Everyone starts with $1k so that'd be the week 1 max. Got you down for that. 

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12 hours ago, Keyser_Soze said:

1.) Other 

That's ballsy.

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Eagles $200

 

1. Eagles TD

2. Under 50 yards

3. 9 penalties 

4. Kamara

5. Jacksonville - Washington - Seattle

6. 37-45 points

7. Two field goals

8. Leonard Fournette - Odell Beckham Jr. 

 

 

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Thanks for @ing me @Keyser_Soze, I am definitely participating this year and happy to (would have missed this if you hadn't @'ed me)! This is cool, thanks @Slug!

 

Eagles win for $500

1. Eagles TD

2. Under 50

3. 10 penalties

4. Michael Thomas

5. Jacksonville, Washington, Seattle

6. 25-36

7. One

8. Todd Gurley, Antonio Brown

 

 

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Bump - Deadline for week 1 entries is in 3 hours and ~34 minutes!  Get 'em in!

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Eagles $600

1) Eagles TD

2) 51-99

3) 15

4) Kamara

5) Jags, Cards, Seahawks

6) 37-45

7) 4

8) Todd Gurley, Antonio Brown

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Falcons for $350

 

1) Eagles TD

2) 51-99

3) 5

4) Kamara

5) New York Giants
Arizona
Seattle

6) 25-36

7) 5

8) Gurley, Brown

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12 minutes ago, Kal-El814 said:

1) Eagles TD

2) 51-99

3) 5

4) Kamara

5) New York Giants
Arizona
Seattle

6) 25-36

7) 5

8) Gurley, Brown

Don’t forget to pick #1. Who you think will win and how much you want to bet. 

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34 minutes ago, Biggie said:

Don’t forget to pick #1. Who you think will win and how much you want to bet. 

Got it, thanks.

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Deadline passed! Entries are locked in! Good luck everyone! 

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