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  • UNI Football Confidence Picks Game

    Would anyone like to play a game that uses confidence points for predictions of UNI football? Essentially, I think of it as a UNI football season version of a confidence picks game for predicting the winners of bowl games.

    Here is how the Confidence Picks game works:

    First, before the kickoff of the UNI/Iowa State, pick whether UNI wins or loses in each of its games.

    Second, assign confidence points for each pick (1 through 11 with 11 being the pick for which you are the most confident).

    Then, sit back and watch. Or change your confidence picks for games that have not started and confidence points that have not been used. If you make changes, do so with a reply post which I will check, not an edited post which I would probably never see.

    If your prediction for the game was correct, then you get the points. If your prediction was incorrect, then you lose the points. This gives us a big range of +66 to -66 points for the season.

    I will post standings after each weekend.
    Last edited by UNIdad; 08-26-2017, 06:35 AM. Reason: Sorry for the delay in posting the rules. I've been having trouble getting text to cut-and-paste. I suspect that there is something about the Word automatic numbering that the new site doesn't like.

  • #2
    I'm in-

    @Iowa State-L-5
    Cal Poly-W-9
    @Southern Utah-L-1
    @Southern Illinois-W-6
    Western Illinois-W-2
    @South Dakota State-L-8
    Youngstown State-W-3
    @North Dakota State-L-11
    South Dakota-W-4
    @Missouri State-W-7
    Indiana State-W-10
    #MACtion

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    • #3
      Example. Here is a set of confidence picks for UNI: #11 beat Iowa State, #10 beat Cal Poly, #9 beat Southern Utah, #8 beat Southern Illinois, #7 beat Western Illinois, #6 beat South Dakota State, #5 beat Youngstown State, #4 beat North Dakota State, #3 beat South Dakota, #2 beat Missouri State, #1 beat Indiana State. So, I picked UNI to win all games, but if they actually win nine games (Iowa State, Cal Poly, Southern Utah, Southern Illinois, Western Illinois, South Dakota State, South Dakota, Missouri State, Indiana State), here is how the scoring would work:
      • Iowa State. Predicted a win as my #11 confidence pick. UNI wins, so I earn 11 Confidence Points. +11.
      • Cal Poly. Predicted a win as my #10 confidence pick. UNI wins, so I earn 10 Confidence Points. +21.
      • Southern Utah. Predicted a win as my #9. UNI wins, so I earn 9 Confidence Points. +30.
      • Southern Illinois. Predicted a win as my #8. UNI wins, so I win 8 Confidence Points. +38.
      • Western Illinois. Predicted a win as my #7. UNI wins, so I lose 7 Confidence Points. +45.
      • South Dakota State. Predicted a win as my #6. UNI wins, so I win 6 Confidence Points. +51.
      • Youngstown State. Predicted a win as my #5. UNI loses, so I lose 5 Confidence Points. +46.
      • North Dakota State. Predicted a win as my #4. UNI loses, so I lose 4 Confidence Points. +42.
      • South Dakota. Predicted a win as my #3. UNI wins, so I win 3 Confidence Points. +45.
      • Missouri State. Predicted a win as my #2. UNI wins, so I win 2 Confidence Points. +47.
      • Indiana State. Predicted a win as my #1. UNI wins, so I win 1 Confidence Point. +48.

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      • #4
        Here are my actual picks. Feel free to cut-and-paste-and-edit to make your picks.
        • At Iowa State. Loss. 9 confidence points.
        • Cal Poly. Win. 2 confidence points.
        • At Southern Utah. Win. 6 confidence points.
        • At Southern Illinois. Win. 7 confidence points.
        • Western Illinois. Win. 3 confidence points.
        • At South Dakota State. Loss. 8 confidence points.
        • Youngstown State. Loss. 10 confidence points.
        • At North Dakota State. Loss. 11 confidence points.
        • South Dakota. Loss. 1 confidence point.
        • At Missouri State. Win. 5 confidence points.
        • Indiana State. Win. 4 confidence points.

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        • #5
          @ Iowa State - Loss 6 points.
          Cal Poly - Win 3 points.
          @ Southern Utah - Win 2 points.
          @ Southern Illinois - Loss 1 points.
          Western Illinois - Win 8 points.
          @ South Dakota State - Loss 7 points.
          Youngstown State - Loss 5 points.
          @ North Dakota State - Loss 11 points.
          South Dakota - Win 4 point.
          @ Missouri State - Win 9 points.
          Indiana State - Win 10 points.

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          • #6
            @Iowa State-L-2
            Cal Poly-W-10
            @Southern Utah-W-5
            @Southern Illinois-W-6
            Western Illinois-W-3
            @South Dakota State-L-9
            Youngstown State-W-1
            @North Dakota State-L-11
            South Dakota-W-4
            @Missouri State-W-7
            Indiana State-W-8

            8-3. I'm okay with that.
            Last edited by sevelev711; 08-28-2017, 02:00 PM. Reason: We haven't started yet, have we? I can still make changes.

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            • #7
              Could see anything from 4-7 to 9-2 and not be surprised at any result in between...
              #MACtion

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              • #8
                Hmmm. After watching Cal Poly lose at home to Colgate, I may go back and assign more points to our win over them.
                Last edited by UNIdad; 08-26-2017, 08:23 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by UNIdad View Post
                  Hmmm. After watching Cal Poly lose at home to Colgate, I may go back and assign more points to our win over them.
                  Right? Not a chance they're ranked when we play them.

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                  • #10
                    Yeah Cal Poly was hot garbage yesterday. If we don't beat them by at least 2 TDs our team better have 4+ turnovers but still win. Nothing about that team looked scary.

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                    • #11
                      Defending Champion. Might as well put me down as the winner now:

                      @Iowa State L - 9
                      Cal Poly W - 10
                      @Southern Utah W - 8
                      @Southern Illinois L - 3
                      Western Illinois W - 5
                      @South Dakota State L - 2
                      Youngstown State W - 1
                      @North Dakota State L - 6
                      South Dakota W - 4
                      @Missouri State W - 11
                      Indiana State W - 7

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                      • #12


                        @iowa state L- 2
                        cal poly W-6
                        @ southern utah W-7
                        @southern illinois W-4
                        western illinois W-5
                        @south dakota state L-3
                        youngstown state W-1
                        @north dakota state L-9
                        south dakota W-10
                        missouri state W-11
                        indiana state W-8
                        Last edited by iron panther; 08-28-2017, 10:16 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Count me in - sounds fun...
                          @Iowa State-L- 3
                          Cal Poly-W-10
                          @Southern Utah-W - 1
                          @Southern Illinois-W-7
                          Western Illinois-W- 2
                          @South Dakota State-L-5
                          Youngstown State-L - 8
                          @North Dakota State-L-11
                          South Dakota-W-4
                          @Missouri State-W-6
                          Indiana State-W- 9
                          Give us a yell, HO! The purple and the gold
                          Victory for U-N-I!

                          Find out what the other team wants to do, then take it away from them.
                          - George Halas

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                          • #14
                            @Iowa State-L- 10
                            Cal Poly-W-7
                            @Southern Utah-W - 5
                            @Southern Illinois-W-4
                            Western Illinois-W- 2
                            @South Dakota State-L-6
                            Youngstown State-W - 1
                            @North Dakota State-L-11
                            South Dakota-W-3
                            @Missouri State-W-9
                            Indiana State-W- 8

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                            • #15
                              @Iowa State-W-1
                              Cal Poly-W-10
                              @Southern Utah-W-2
                              @Southern Illinois-W-4
                              Western Illinois-W-6
                              @South Dakota State-L-8
                              Youngstown State-W-3
                              @North Dakota State-L-9
                              South Dakota-W-5
                              @Missouri State-W-7
                              Indiana State-W-11
                              The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice, clouds and thick darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. Fire goes before Him, and consumes his foes on every side; His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles; the mountains melt like wax before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim His righteousness and all peoples will see His glory.

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