We're back for week two of the prediction contest. If you missed the results for week one, bignerd posted them last night. If you did not get picks in last week, you're more than welcome to join in this week. Late comers can easily get in the race with a few solid weeks of predictions.
I've posted the formatting rules required for posting your results after the jump. Please read over that (it's fairly short) so we can have consistency in the posting. All times are pacific and you are not required to predict every game, but obviously it helps your chances of winning to predict all the games. If you forget to pick the Sunday morning games, you can always predict whatever games remain on the slate.
Once again, please review the formatting rules after the jump before posting your results. The 49ers game will be the only game where the home team might appear first.
49ers vs. Dallas - Sunday 9/18 1:05pm
St. Louis @ NY Giants - MNF 9/19 4:00pm
Philadelphia @ Atlanta - SNF 9/18 5:20pm
Cleveland @ Indianapolis - Sunday 9/18 10:00am
Chicago @ New Orleans - Sunday 9/18 10:00am
Cincinnati @ Denver - Sunday 9/18 1:15pm
We implemented this rule last season and it seemed to make things easier for us. Previously, folks had just posted their scores in any particular fashion, although howtheyscored had made requests for a specific format. Given the amount of time and effort howtheyscored has to put into determining the final results, I am implementing a requirement for how to format your scores (based on the spreadsheet howtheyscored has created). If you fail to follow this format, any incorrectly formatted scores for the week will be disqualified. The format is "Team A @ Team B: A score - B score." That basically is visitor @ home: visitor score - home score." Here's an example of how to do it:
Using Oakland @ Denver below, if you think Denver will win 24-14, here's how it needs to appear:
Oakland @ Denver: 14 - 24
If you think Oakland will win 24-14, it needs to appear as this:
Oakland @ Denver: 24 - 14
If you'd like you can bold the winner (Oakland @ Denver: 14 - 24), but that is not required (although probably a good backup in case you reversed the score by accident.
If you make a mistake in the formatting I'll reply to your score reminding you to correct it. To correct it, simply reply to your picks and post them in the correct format. Do not post your scores again at the bottom of the thread. I'll make sure and include these directions each week so people do not forgot and lose out on points.
If anybody has any questions at all about this, or anything related to the contest, let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll answer them.