Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Knockout Pool

With the preseason due to start for our beloved Seahawks this weekend, I thought it was a great time to resurrect the 12 Seahawks Street Knockout Pool.

Sometimes called Suicide Pools, this is where you pick one game per week, without the point spread, and see if you can be the last player standing, as others get knocked out of the pool.

There are three simple rules to follow, and I've added a specific Seahawk Kicker*:

1. Pick the outright winner of one game each week
2. You cannot pick FOR or AGAINST the same team again once you use a team
3. If your team wins, you pick again the following week, otherwise, you're KNOCKED OUT!

* SEAHAWK KICKER: You can pick FOR the Seahawks as many times as you'd like, but you cannot pick AGAINST them!

So for instance, if you pick the Seahawks to beat the Lions in Week 1, when the Seahawks win, you'll live to play the following week. However, you cannot pick AGAINST the Lions again for the rest of the season, but the Seahawk Kicker* will allow you to pick them again to beat the Cardinals in Week 2.

I figured we'd run this in preseason, to give everyone an idea how to play, then clear the slate when the regular season begins, and see how many weeks it takes to arrive at the Undisputed 12 Seahawks Street Knockout Pool Champion!

Your pick must be submitted the day before the game, and if you don't submit a pick for a week you will be DQed. To submit your pick, either post it in the Comments section, or email me at albanyhawker@seahawkblue.com. I will post the picks in the body of this topic, along with the teams used each week.

Good luck!

CONTENDERS
Alan - BRONCOS over Lions
FOR: Broncos
AGAINST: Lions

Alba - SEAHAWKS over Cowboys
FOR: Seahawks
AGAINST: Cowboys

Bokonon - COLTS over Rams
FOR: Colts
AGAINST: Rams

DeepSeaHawk - SEAHAWKS over Cowboys
FOR: Seahawks
AGAINST: Cowboys

EW Hawk - SEAHAWKS over Cowboys
FOR: Seahawks
AGAINST: Cowboys

JoSCh - BUFFALO over Panther
FOR: Buffalo
AGAINST: Panthers

HawkCrazy - SEAHAWKS over Cowboys
FOR: Seahawks
AGAINST: Cowboys

Mike - BRONCOS over Lions
FOR: Broncos
AGAINST: Lions



(to comment, click the green number to the right of the title above)

17 comments:

  1. I'll go way out on a limb here and take the SEAHAWKS over the Cowgirls!

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  2. Just so I'm clear...Alba is suggesting a suicide pool for pre-season football...

    If that's not a sign of desperation, or a gambling problem, I don't know what is!!!

    I'll take Indy over lambs

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  3. I'll lay 3-to-2 that I don't have a gambling addiction, with an over-under of 6 weeks to kick it!

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  4. I'll take the Broncos over the Lions.

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  5. Until you lose a house on an exhibition game, you don't have a problem.


    I'll take DENVER over DETROIT.

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  6. BTW: Two more things.

    1) I love gambling in all forms.
    2) I can say, in all honesty, I missed the pics of women boxers.

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  7. A conundrum in the Seahawk Kicker rule has been pointed out on the PI site by J.L.

    I love this format, but it should be pointed out that the rules, in fact, cannot allow you to pick the Seahawks every week. First of all, there's the bye. Second, we pay our division rivals twice, so that means that the second time we play -- and defeat -- St. Louis, Arizona or San Francisco, we would not be able to select the Seahawks for those games. So, if you keep the "cannot pick against a team you've already defeated" rule, that what happens. So, I guess that makes 4 weeks we have the horrible task of not picking the Seahawks. Oh well.

    So to clarify, you can pick the Seahawks as many times as you'd like, as long as you have not already picked AGAINST their opponent at that time.

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  8. P.S. thanks Alan...I was getting worried that I was the only one who thought they were mildly erotic!

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  9. No problem Alba. There's just something about women who can beat the *%&@! out of you that's kind of cool, I guess...

    Why did I post this comment? Do I try to get into trouble?

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  10. Again, I have to agree with you!

    Especially when the women who can kick your ass look like THIS!

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  11. I'll take Buffaro over the Kitties for week 1 preseason. Cuz F dem cobags.

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  12. I know it doesn't mean much in preseaon, but the Colts will be without 6 defensive starters against the Rams tonight. Just an FYI. Not changing my pick, just thought I'd pass along the news I report on the radio out here.

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  13. I take Seattle over Dallas

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  14. I take the Hawks -

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  15. Wow, everyone knocked themselves out in Week 1. What now?

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  16. Mike, all I can say is WEEK TWO!

    What are the odd of THAT happening!

    Good thing it's only pre-season.

    However, if this were to happen in the regular season, we'd all live to see the following week.

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  17. All righty, then. I'll put my "quality, can't miss" pick in for Week 2.

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