Hello everyone and welcome to the 2011-2012 Hippo-Phart NFL Contest. Listed below are the rules for this year's contest.
The entry fee for this year's contest will be $25. All entry fees must be received by me no later than Thursday, September 8th in order to be eligible to play. To get my Email address for ways to send the entry fee, please contact Madjack and he will supply my Email address to you.
The 2011-2012 Hippo-Phart Contest has very simple rules. Each Wednesday, a thread containing the lines and totals for the upcoming weekend's NFL games will be posted.
Contestants will select their 3 plays from that list. However, the "Finster Rule" applies. You can't play both sides or both totals of the same game.
This means.....if the Vikings are playing the Saints in Week #1, you aren't allowed to pick both the Saints and the Vikings as two of your picks. Sounds pretty basic, but apparently, you can't put shenanigans past everyone.
You also have the option of making one of your selections worth double. This must be made clear in your post by putting a (2x) beside that play. Please make sure this is done. If forced to "guess" as to the intent of the selection, then all plays for that week will be graded as (1x).
Your selections for the week must be posted before the top of the hour prior to the kickoff of the first game. In other words, if the first game has a kickoff time of 1:10pm on Sunday, then your plays must have a timestamp of 1:00pm or earlier. If your post has a timestamp of 1:01pm, you will be graded with 3 losses for that week. Also, all plays must be listed in the same post. No editing to posts is allowed whatsoever
. If a play is edited, that player will receive a -3 for the week.
Also, just to be clear....if you plan on playing all 4pm games for a certain Sunday, your selections need to be posted no later than 1pm.
Scoring is simple. For the regular season, all games are worth 1 point. Each player selects 3 games and has the option to make one of those games worth 2x. A winning selection scores a +1 and a losing selection scores a -1. There will be no pushes this year. Half points will be on all lines posted.
The maximum score for a regular season week is +4 and conversely, a worst score for a week will be -4. And if you forget to post, are too late with your post, or edit your post...you will automatically receive -3 for the week.
Playoff scoring is slightly different. Please read the following carefully:
In the wildcard round, players will select 3 plays. Each play is worth 2 points with the option of selecting one of the plays to be worth 3 points. So the max score for the week is +7.
In the divisional round, the rules are exactly the same as the wildcard round. Max score for the week is +7.
In the Conference Finals, players will select 2 plays. These plays are worth 3 points each with the option of making one of the plays worth 5 points. Max score for the week is +8.
For the Super Bowl, players will select 1 play. This play can be worth either 5 pts or 8 pts. The player will clearly denote this in their post. Also, in order to be eligible for prize money, YOU MUST POST A PLAY FOR THE SUPER BOWL OR YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
Reg. Season - 3 plays - 1 pt each - one play can be worth 2 pt - no post = -3
Wild Card Rd - 3 plays - 2 pt each - one play can be worth 3 pt - no post = -6
Divisional Rd - 3 plays - 2 pt each - one play can be worth 3 pt - no post = -6
Conf Final - 2 plays - 3 pt each - one play can be worth 5 pt - no post = -6
Super Bowl - 1 play - 5 pt or 8 pt - no post = DQ
I will handle all scorekeeping this year. I will try to have the scores for the week posted no later than Tuesday.
Prize amounts will be determined by the number of participants. There will be 3 people who win money. Those people are: The champion, the runner-up, and last place. The runner-up will win $50. The person who comes in last will also win $50. The champion will win the remainder of the pot.
The winners will need to coordinate with me to receive their winnings. This will be handled in a VERY timely manner.
To be eligible for the last place prize, you must never receive an automatic -3 during the regular season.
If a player misses a total of 3 weeks during the season (or post-season), they will be removed from the scoring list...thus being ejected from the contest (no refund of your entry fee).
How to Sign Up
A sign-up thread has been posted. Please post in that thread, signifiying your interest in the contest. Your name will be added to the list. Once your entry fee is received, your name will become green, indicating that you are officially entered in the contest.
Again, your $25 entry fee needs to be in my hand by Thursday, September 8th before the season opener.
If there are any questions, please let me know. I'm trying to be as thorough as possible so there are no lingering questions.
And how could I forget this......in the 2011-2012 Hippo-Phart Contest, shit-talking and provocation of your fellow opponents is greatly ENCOURAGED! Have fun fuckers!