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Week 17 Prediction Games: bonbrillio, is that French?

The moment of truth is here! The long season of prediction battles has forged our list of steely eyed playoff contenders. Those who made the cut will go onto battle for the championship during the NFL playoffs concluding with the Super Bowl. The rest of us don't get to battle for the championship but redemption in the Bignerd Invitational Tournament.

Before we get to the winners, let us at least acknowledge the heavy competition for top loser this season. There were a couple strong candidates, or does that make them weak candidates ... well it doesn't matter. Its a judgment call on my end because people always miss a week or try to hide the last week. This years Suck 4 Luck Award (Backing Into Blackmon?) goes to mcwagner for a season's worth of bad, pathetic, please bet against these predictions. Congrats mcwagner, spending the entire offseason overseeing irrelevant, off topic community threads really paid off. You'll be receiving a mod warning for sure.

Now to the official results plus playoff instructions. I'll tearfully try to get through these.

Playoff Rules

1. The top sixteen finishers in the regular season prediction contest move onto the playoffs. Everyone tied for 16th place is included in the playoffs, meaning if 5 people are tied at 16th place than the playoffs will start out with 20 contestants.

2. The scoring system will remain the same as the regular season. Predict the game winner and score closest to the actual score to accumulate points. Still 10 points for predicting a perfect score, if not 5 points for 1st place, 4 points for 2nd, 3 points for 3rd, 2 points for 4th and 1 point for 5th place.

3. Each week will have eliminations. The bottom tier predictors will be eliminated with the rest moving on to play another week til the SB where a winner will be crowned. Each week is scored individually, meaning everyone starts back at zero points. Ideally the bottom four people will be eliminated each week.

4. All 16 contestants play the Wild Card round. Top 12 advance onto the Divisional Round. Top 8 advance onto the Championship Games. Top 4 advance onto the Super Bowl.

5. Like entering the playoffs, being tied for the last advancement spot will move a contestant onto the next round. For example if two people tie for 12th place on Wild Card weekend than both will advance to the next round. If your score is zero after any round than you are eliminated. Sorry even if tied for the final advancement spot a zero gets you eliminated. Why I say ideally the contest will try to eliminate the bottom 4 players each round, possibly more than four get eliminated, possibly less than four get eliminated.

If you don't understand, ask questions, keep playing and follow along. Continue to make good picks and you'll keep playing.

Bignerd Invitation Tournament

Those who do not qualify for the playoff tournament receive an invitation to the Bignerd Invitational Tournament (BIT). What's an invitation? Well, if you see the prediction contest and want to play than you are invited. Like the regular season the scoring format will remain same. Points will accumulate each week with the top scorer after the SB is crowned the winner. All Playoff Contestants are also automatically dual entered into the BIT.

Week 17 Scoring Recap

San Francisco 49ers @ St. Louis Rams

  1. manraj7, Mo9er, wjackalope (20)
  2. Pat Willie, J2daZ, illini49er, Ten-Man, HardCorvallis, AKinferno (28)
  3. Stupifyed, Nationwide, benna11, SportsChicken, itsAteamGAME, Ni9er, howtheyscored, beecharmer, Str8Balr (34)
  4. Haggardninja, Frisco_Kid, LASVEGASNINER, 49erLou, bonbrillio (36)
  5. mpotter14, bakoninerfan (40)

Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants

  1. bignerd (4)
  2. MATTCW (6)
  3. Edggy, mikeinsp, libra45, bonbrillio (8)
  4. Ten-Man, Haggardninja, howtheyscored, Beamer1960, David Fucillo, Str8Balr (12)
  5. PHUT!, ZeroIndulgence, neder, Nationwide, illini49er, 49erLou, wjackalope, teekay, urnext (14)

Carolina Panthers @ New Orleans Saints

  1. PHUT!, MATTCW, urnext (14)
  2. manraj7, libra45, McTee, LASVEGASNINER, teekay (20)
  3. bakoninerfan, ZeroIndulgence, groug, renke81, howtheyscored, David Fucillo, liberty_JAC (22)
  4. Ten-Man, Mo9er, bonbrillio (24)
  5. nostocksjustbonds, Pat Willie, illini49er, reedkrase, Haggardninja, itsAteamGAME, bayboy, Takeo33, Beamer1960, beecharmer (28)

New York Jets @ Miami Dolphins

  1. ZeroIndulgence, benna11, McTee, SpurredOn, howtheyscored, beecharmer, bonbrillio, Str8Balr (2)
  2. mpotter14, DAD OF VLAD, grantmp (4)
  3. mcwagner (6)
  4. nostocksjustbonds, jbrown63, wjackalope, urnext (8)
  5. Stupifyed, Edggy, neder, Pat Willie, manraj7, mikeinsp, groug, reedkrase, itsAteamGAME, Frisco_Kid, Beamer1960, bignerd, David Fucillo, liberty_JAC (10)

Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals

  1. Ten-Man, McTee, LASVEGASNINER, bayboy, grantmp, teekay, Beamer1960, liberty_JAC (2)
  2. Stupifyed, illini49er, Haggardninja, AKinferno (6)
  3. these3words, jbrown63, Rabbit T, mikeinsp, SpurredOn, renke81, HardCorvallis, leaping_larry, bonbrillio, David Fucillo, Str8Balr (8)
  4. mpotter14, benna11 (10)
  5. groug, Ni9er (12)

San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders

  1. Frisco_Kid (8)
  2. ZeroIndulgence, DAD OF VLAD (12)
  3. Rabbit T (16)
  4. Edggy (18)
  5. PHUT!, mpotter14, libra45 (20)

The Big Five Finishers

Rank Screen Name Points Comments
bonbrillio 1st bonbrillio 15 Valiant final effort! Is it enough to squeek you in?
McTee 2nd McTee 14 "Mortimer," McTee says, "We're back in business!"
Str8Balr 3rd Str8Balr 13 See you in the playoffs. Oh wait, I wont.
ZeroIndulgence 3rd ZeroIndulgence 13 Andy Reid keeps his job. BTW man, eat a burger and indulge yourself.
Ten-Man 3rd Ten-Man 13 Dude, get over yourself. You're at best a 5.
howtheyscored 3rd howtheyscored 13 Come on and cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby, yeah,
Oh, like you always seem to do.

2011 Playoff Contestants

Rank Screen Name Points Comments
manraj7 1. manraj7 117 There are a lot of people on NN who pat themselves on the back over their educational background, statistical acumen and mathematical mastery. How does it taste knowing UCLA freshman with a cartoon fetish was the one who figured out how to game the Prediction Contest?
teekay 1. teekay 117 Dual 1st place winners? teekay will also have a chance to win the Prediction Contest Triple Crown: Regular Season, BIT and Champion Playoff Pool, no pressure.
Stupifyed 3. Stupifyed 112 Worthy 3rd place finish, lots of Top 5 finishes. He still remains a minor mystery.
Rossalex 4. Rossalex 111 Did you enjoy your bye? It's a 17 week season here. FYI, no byes in the playoffs either.
McTee 5. McTee 110 Made the playoff leap. It is a tough, competive bracket too. Good luck in the playoffs McTee.
Ten-Man 5. Ten-Man 110 Already got my dig in with The Big Five Finishers.
mikeinsp 5. mikeinsp 110 Mr. Finish The Week 5th finishes overall 5th. Don't sleep on him, 2nd consecutive playoff trip.
benna11 8. benna11 109 Labeling you our Bengals entry, congrats for making it.
AKinferno 8. AKinferno 109 Huge leap in production this season, prediction biceps much bigger ... I'm not saying, just say'in.
renke81 10. renke81 107 107 points isn't a renke dinke total. Did I mention 100 points won 1st place last season?
howtheyscored 10. howtheyscored 107 Cry-y-y ... ha ha ha ha ... baby, cry baby, cry baby,
Welcome back home.
Ni9er 10. Ni9er 107 [glares]
Str8Balr 13. Str8Balr 104 Prediction Don't Lie.
bayboy 13. bayboy 104 Good thing he made playoffs. Prediction Contest is the only thing he's interested in commenting on.
Haggardninja 15. Haggardninja 101 That's playing Haggardninja football. Haggardninja is going to the win championship, mark it down. That's how Haggardninja feels and that is what Haggardninja believes.
bakoninerfan 16. bakoninerfan 97 Backs into a playoff spot. Word around the league is he peaked in Week 1.
David Fucillo 16. David Fucillo 97 This is the anarchy the Mayan Calendar predicted. Fooch, in the playoffs? Detroit doesn't even believe it.
Beamer1960 16. Beamer1960 97 Barely makes the cut. No need to apologize for a playoff spot, ask Jim Harbaugh. The rest of you ... you are the rest.

Week 17 Leader Board

Rank Screen Name Points W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17
1. manraj7 117 6 7 5 11 8 5 6 10 2 16 5 7 5 2 5 7 10
1. teekay 117 9 0 7 4 11 8 5 1 12 14 3 1 7 0 8 17 10
3. Stupifyed 112 15 4 3 8 7 2 9 5 10 3 12 2 1 3 7 13 8
4. Rossalex 111 9 15 2 16 3 6 0 3 3 3 16 2 17 7 1 8
5. McTee 110 8 5 5 5 1 5 5 6 18 8 7 0 1 4 8 10 14
5. Ten-Man 110 12 7 0 15 8 9 6 2 15 5 1 0 4 7 4 2 13
5. mikeinsp 110 5 5 3 6 4 6 5 6 11 14 12 0 12 3 4 7 7
8. benna11 109 4 2 9 8 2 10 8 9 2 2 5 7 4 5 6 16 10
8. AKinferno 109 9 0 2 19 6 12 5 2 0 10 2 2 7 6 6 13 8
10. renke81 107 6 4 8 7 6 7 7 9 9 9 2 6 2 4 6 9 6
10. howtheyscored 107 8 2 5 1 0 8 7 8 5 8 5 0 6 12 11 8 13
10. Ni9er 107 5 10 2 7 12 2 1 10 2 16 4 0 11 4 11 6 4
13. Str8Balr 104 2 12 5 4 6 9 8 6 3 9 5 0 4 4 0 14 13
13. bayboy 104 7 6 4 4 9 0 6 1 8 10 5 14 7 9 8 6
15. Haggardninja 101 14 5 4 8 1 6 10 4 1 4 0 6 8 4 1 16 9
16. bakoninerfan 97 19 5 3 14 10 13 0 1 2 3 3 1 7 1 7 4 4
16. David Fucillo 97 11 0 4 5 17 5 6 7 10 3 6 7 6 1 0 9
16. Beamer1960 97 1 6 5 17 7 13 0 6 2 7 5 3 7 6 0 3 9
Playoffs
19. LASVEGASNINER 95 8 5 2 13 2 0 1 1 14 2 5 2 5 2 8 14 11
20. 49erLou 94 10 3 0 13 6 5 4 0 0 10 12 3 10 7 0 8 3
21. PHUT! 93 4 6 2 10 2 7 6 0 0 10 6 7 8 0 10 8 7
21. bonbrillio 93 7 2 9 6 6 9 2 8 5 3 6 3 4 2 2 4 15
23. grantmp 92 6 5 3 9 6 8 0 5 1 10 1 1 12 1 12 3 9
23. illini49er 92 4 3 5 11 1 7 5 8 16 1 3 4 4 5 5 10
25. mpotter14 91 9 16 2 3 13 6 5 1 3 3 4 7 7 0 4 8
25. MATTCW 91 7 10 7 7 7 9 0 2 3 4 8 0 5 5 4 4 9
25. bignerd 91 0 2 8 8 4 4 0 9 6 1 2 15 6 10 6 4 6
28. SportsChicken 89 4 5 5 5 2 0 7 7 2 17 8 5 2 9 8 3
29. J2daZ 88 0 6 3 0 4 4 6 10 18 7 6 5 1 3 5 6 4
30. jbrown63 87 3 10 0 7 5 7 5 2 9 4 6 13 3 3 1 4 5
30. Rabbit T 87 7 6 4 15 4 3 4 6 3 2 5 10 3 0 6 3 6
32. Rhombus 85 18 2 3 5 5 5 8 0 4 8 3 4 6 4 4 6
32. groug 85 1 9 2 2 11 2 2 4 3 3 7 17 9 2 1 5 5
34. Ninerfromacrossthepond 84 13 3 3 10 4 3 4 4 2 2 9 4 5 6 12
35. ZeroIndulgence 81 5 5 0 6 4 3 2 1 5 3 16 0 9 7 2 13
36. RJames 80 7 12 4 3 3 9 5 8 3 0 7 1 6 3 6 3
36. leaping_larry 80 3 6 7 4 4 4 1 12 4 8 3 12 3 2 0 4 3
36. Edggy 80 5 6 3 7 0 7 6 11 0 7 2 0 5 0 8 7 6
36. Pat Willie 80 3 4 5 8 0 8 14 1 2 3 9 4 7 6 6
40. SpurredOn 76 5 1 3 5 6 3 1 8 11 4 3 3 3 7 3 2 8
41. liberty_JAC 75 5 7 4 7 6 5 12 9 3 3 5 0 9
42. Takeo33 74 6 9 5 7 4 6 13 3 8 12 1
43. HardCorvallis 72 3 2 4 10 8 2 0 10 4 6 4 12 7
43. wjackalope 72 9 10 6 3 4 0 2 5 2 4 3 2 4 1 2 7 8
45. beecharmer 70 0 5 14 0 1 3 1 2 2 7 3 8 4 2 8 1 9
45. neder 70 6 9 8 5 6 7 7 6 1 3 5 0 2 3 2
47. urnext 67 0 2 2 2 3 1 5 9 3 2 5 7 6 7 0 5 8
47. reedkrase 67 5 3 2 2 1 0 7 4 10 5 8 2 7 2 7 2
49. houdeaney 66 12 13 0 11 3 5 0 11 2 5 2 2
50. SharksFanEst.1994 65 12 2 11 6 11 10 3 10
50. San Fran Niners 65 8 2 2 7 14 4 5 0 8 0 5 1 8 1
52. Drew Kerr 63 13 0 8 2 4 1 0 3 0 5 3 1 3 4 11 5
52. mcwagner 63 5 2 3 3 4 4 0 0 3 6 5 4 3 9 4 5 3
54. libra45 61 4 3 2 8 5 0 0 6 7 10 4 4 8
55. SanFranciscoKnights 60 8 3 2 12 4 12 2 1 5 11 0
56. these3words 58 0 10 7 3 3 4 2 2 13 0 2 9 0 3
57. nostocksjustbonds 57 6 2 2 2 2 9 1 5 0 11 4 4 3 1 2 3
58. Frisco_Kid 52 0 4 5 6 3 7 9 10 8
59. MRandolph 50 5 1 7 4 6 5 0 0 12 0 1 0 3 6
59. Mo9er 50 9 5 11 3 0 6 2 0 7 7
61. TriPPinG 41 0 3 15 9 9 2 3
62. Chukwamu 38 6 10 8 7 1 4 0 2
63. Tim Lincecum's Bong 37 12 0 1 0 10 6 2 5 1
64. rlott#42 36 4 7 4 0 0 0 0 11 1 6 3
65. foosball4949 34 4 3 3 5 6 0 9 2 2
65. DAD OF VLAD 34 0 12 0 8 5 1 0 8
67. imjuliooo89 32 5 0 2 4 12 9
67. chap9er 32 2 3 3 3 8 2 0 11
69. Aaron Emerson 31 0 0 4 6 2 1 2 2 0 0 8 6
70. jpgarfunkle 30 5 1 1 5 5 4 4 1 4
70. js1987 30 6 9 1 2 4 2 6
72. Alligator Arms 28 3 7 6 0 1 10 1
72. craziness@analltimehigh 28 10 3 6 5 4
74. sf49ers123 26 4 6 2 6 3 5
74. Dukeston1 26 6 5 4 8 3
76. nocal81(Vincent) 25 17 8
77. itsAteamGAME 24 7 7 5 5
78. sundaysfinest 23 6 1 6 1 7 2 0
78. mountaindew77 23 16 2 2 3
80. Andrew Davidson 21 4 3 9 5
80. bayarearep94 21 6 6 1 4 4
80. Jesse Reed 21 6 2 8 2 3
83. bhbf08 19 19
83. TheEliTorres 19 7 2 1 0 1 7 1
85. EcERyda69 17 9 5 0 3
86. utah9er 14 7 7
87. mrg80 12 3 5 3 1 0
87. danknerd49 12 7 5
89. seton hall and steelers 10 10
90. supraman 8 8 0 0
90. sanguines 8 8
90. ericalancanty 8 8
93. Number22Drew 7 3 4
93. Monte M. Gallacher 7 7
93. I'm Friends With Merlin Olsen 7 7
93. Dub4lif3 7 7
93. razertuc 7 7
93. fanoftheunderdogs 7 5 2 0
99. PaVaSteeler 6 6
99. petillius7 6 6
99. dlh 6 0 3 2 1
102. madmatt 5 5
102. 49erfannm 5 5
102. Togna Balogna 5 5
102. ninerpride 5 5 0
106. xARSEFACEx 4 4
106. Dubs fan in Boston 4 4
106. SH0ck-D 4 1 3
106. Nationwide 4 4
106. King$wagTree 4 4
111. djs9989 3 3
111. AHR 3 3
113. CheekyMonkey 2 2

Week 17 Big Board Predictions (check your scores)

Screen Name SF STL s/p DAL NYG s/p CAR NO s/p NYJ MIA s/p BAL CIN s/p SD OAK s/p tot
PHUT! 16 0 54/- 13 24 14/1 24 38 14/5 17 14 -/- 20 26 -/- 28 21 20/1 7
nostocksjustbonds 29 6 42/- 17 23 16/- 31 48 28/1 13 21 8/2 17 20 -/- 21 24 -/- 3
Stupifyed 24 10 34/3 17 21 20/- 21 28 34/- 13 24 10/1 21 17 6/4 24 20 28/- 8
mcwagner 17 6 42/- 23 20 -/- 27 26 -/- 14 19 6/3 21 24 -/- 13 28 -/- 3
mpotter14 28 7 40/1 24 28 20/- 23 27 36/- 18 21 4/4 24 21 10/2 28 24 20/1 8
bakoninerfan 23 7 40/1 24 31 20/- 28 38 22/3 24 17 -/- 14 17 -/- 21 27 -/- 4
ZeroIndulgence 19 3 48/- 20 24 14/1 24 34 22/3 17 20 2/5 20 24 -/- 34 20 12/4 13
DAD OF VLAD 45 0 54/- 21 23 16/- 45 47 56/- 16 21 4/4 12 15 -/- 32 27 12/4 8
Edggy 23 6 42/- 13 27 8/3 28 27 -/- 13 24 10/1 10 17 -/- 42 17 18/2 6
these3words 30 3 48/- 34 31 -/- 20 21 48/- 21 10 -/- 20 16 8/3 20 21 -/- 3
jbrown63 26 0 54/- 23 27 18/- 31 27 -/- 13 23 8/2 24 20 8/3 17 28 -/- 5
Rabbit T 27 6 42/- 24 27 20/- 24 26 38/- 20 17 -/- 23 20 8/3 30 20 16/3 6
neder 24 3 48/- 21 24 14/1 24 28 34/- 14 24 10/1 21 24 -/- 17 24 -/- 2
Nationwide 24 10 34/3 20 24 14/1 35 38 36/- 17 10 -/- 28 24 16/- 24 27 -/- 4
MATTCW 34 0 54/- 17 31 6/4 13 38 14/5 10 18 14/- 13 24 -/- 24 27 -/- 9
Pat Willie 27 13 28/4 27 17 -/- 14 31 28/1 17 24 10/1 32 18 16/- 20 24 -/- 6
J2daZ 24 13 28/4 20 23 16/- 21 30 30/- 23 20 -/- 20 23 -/- 21 24 -/- 4
manraj7 24 17 20/5 28 35 28/- 17 35 20/4 17 24 10/1 17 20 -/- 20 23 -/- 10
illini49er 23 13 28/4 17 24 14/1 20 31 28/1 20 17 -/- 21 17 6/4 20 27 -/- 10
mikeinsp 23 0 54/- 14 27 8/3 17 28 34/- 17 24 10/1 20 13 8/3 24 17 28/- 7
groug 19 6 42/- 24 13 -/- 28 38 22/3 12 19 10/1 26 10 12/1 27 20 22/- 5
reedkrase 31 6 42/- 24 27 20/- 27 31 28/1 17 24 10/1 26 3 26/- 21 29 -/- 2
libra45 30 6 42/- 13 27 8/3 21 35 20/4 17 7 -/- 17 14 14/- 28 24 20/1 8
Ten-Man 24 13 28/4 20 31 12/2 29 34 24/2 27 20 -/- 24 17 2/5 23 27 -/- 13
Mo9er 27 17 20/5 28 17 -/- 28 33 24/2 21 16 -/- 27 24 16/- 17 28 -/- 7
benna11 27 10 34/3 24 21 -/- 27 24 -/- 17 20 2/5 24 21 10/2 10 27 -/- 10
Haggardninja 24 9 36/2 20 31 12/2 21 31 28/1 23 16 -/- 21 17 6/4 27 30 -/- 9
SportsChicken 21 10 34/3 20 23 16/- 24 28 34/- 14 9 -/- 17 24 -/- 19 24 -/- 3
McTee 23 0 54/- 23 28 18/- 27 42 20/4 17 20 2/5 24 17 2/5 27 20 22/- 14
itsAteamGAME 34 10 34/3 27 21 -/- 31 42 28/1 17 24 10/1 17 20 -/- 28 31 -/- 5
Frisco_Kid 31 9 36/2 27 31 26/- 34 38 34/- 17 24 10/1 13 17 -/- 34 27 8/5 8
SpurredOn 31 3 48/- 27 34 26/- 31 28 -/- 17 20 2/5 23 20 8/3 20 30 -/- 8
Ni9er 27 10 34/3 23 34 18/- 31 20 -/- 30 20 -/- 30 20 12/1 20 30 -/- 4
renke81 24 6 42/- 24 27 20/- 24 34 22/3 24 17 -/- 20 17 8/3 24 27 -/- 6
LASVEGASNINER 23 9 36/2 27 24 -/- 24 35 20/4 24 20 -/- 24 17 2/5 24 27 -/- 11
bayboy 24 6 42/- 27 28 26/- 31 33 28/1 21 20 -/- 24 17 2/5 21 24 -/- 6
49erLou 23 9 36/2 21 24 14/1 17 27 36/- 21 13 -/- 17 19 -/- 22 16 32/- 3
Takeo33 23 3 48/- 27 34 26/- 31 38 28/1 24 13 -/- 13 20 -/- 17 24 -/- 1
wjackalope 26 17 20/5 21 27 14/1 23 30 30/- 20 23 8/2 21 24 -/- 23 28 -/- 8
grantmp 23 3 48/- 30 31 32/- 28 24 -/- 16 21 4/4 24 17 2/5 21 27 -/- 9
HardCorvallis 26 13 28/4 23 22 -/- 24 27 36/- 26 21 -/- 21 20 8/3 24 21 28/- 7
howtheyscored 30 10 34/3 20 34 12/2 28 37 22/3 17 20 2/5 17 10 14/- 28 31 -/- 13
teekay 24 6 42/- 17 24 14/1 24 35 20/4 20 17 -/- 24 17 2/5 17 27 -/- 10
Beamer1960 27 6 42/- 20 27 12/2 24 31 28/1 17 24 10/1 24 17 2/5 21 24 -/- 9
leaping_larry 23 6 42/- 23 28 18/- 24 30 30/- 20 17 -/- 20 17 8/3 24 27 -/- 3
bignerd 24 6 42/- 13 33 4/5 20 30 30/- 17 24 10/1 20 23 -/- 23 27 -/- 6
beecharmer 21 10 34/3 24 28 20/- 24 31 28/1 17 20 2/5 10 14 -/- 24 31 -/- 9
AKinferno 26 13 28/4 24 27 20/- 33 42 32/- 24 27 16/- 23 13 6/4 27 23 22/- 8
urnext 27 6 42/- 18 24 14/1 24 38 14/5 17 23 8/2 17 23 -/- 17 23 -/- 8
bonbrillio 23 9 36/2 17 27 8/3 24 33 24/2 16 20 2/5 20 16 8/3 20 24 -/- 15
David Fucillo 23 6 42/- 20 27 12/2 24 34 22/3 17 24 10/1 20 13 8/3 24 34 -/- 9
Str8Balr 24 10 34/3 20 27 12/2 24 30 30/- 16 20 2/5 23 20 8/3 17 25 -/- 13
liberty_JAC 27 0 54/- 24 27 20/- 28 38 22/3 17 24 10/1 23 17 2/5 24 28 -/- 9

Scoring Explained

Your prediction has these same three components as the actual game score.

1) If you predict the correct winner for an individual game, we will score your prediction against the actual game. If you predict the incorrect winner for an individual game, your prediction will not be scored.

2) Ideally, you will predict the exact point differential of the actual game. Say, for example, this is 45. If you predict a score with a PD of 45, the difference between your predicted PD and the actual PD is 0 (45 - 45 = 0). The worse your prediction, the greater that difference becomes. Therefore, the closer the difference is to zero, the better.

3) Ideally, you will predict the exact point total of the actual game. Say, for example, this is 65. If you predict a score with a PT of 65, the difference between your predicted PT and the actual PT is 0 (65 - 65 = 0). The worse your prediction, the greater that difference becomes. Therefore, the closer the difference is to zero, the better.

So, assuming that you predict the correct winner of the individual game, we simply add the difference between your predicted and the actual PD to the difference between your predicted and the actual PT. The closer this total is to zero, the better your prediction is. A zero exactly will always be a perfect prediction.

pPD = Predicted Point Differential
aPD = Actual Point Differential
pPT = Predicted Point Total
aPT = Actual Point Total
x = Subscore

|pPD - aPD| + |pPT - aPT| = x

That total becomes your subscore for each individual game. These subscores are then ranked, and the five best (including ALL ties) are awarded points. Perfect predictions are awarded 10 points. If the highest subscore for a particular game is not a perfect prediction, it is awarded 5 points. Points then follow in descending order, so that all of the second best predictions get 4 points, the third best all get 3 points, and so on.

This is a FanPost, it does reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers and editors. It does not reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is more important than the views of Niners Nation's writers and editors. Any contradictory disclaimers below this one are bold face lies and should be ignored.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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