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FOOTBALL: 1998 Pigskin Prognostication Contest
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Emcee:  Tazman Type:  Unmoderated
Last year, a lively contest developed on Prodigy to pick college and pro football games against the spread. Unfortunately, I dusted Prodigy because that was about all it had going for it. So I will try to get one going here:


1. All lines will be posted Tuesday night. My source will be ESB, and these lines will be stagnant. They will not be updated. You will be easily able to identify this post and it will be in the format of:
========== LINES FOR WEEK xx ========== Please post your picks to that post. There is a team number to the far left of each team. You can either just post those numbers or submit the team name and the line (for instance, Fla State -15.5).

2. You can chose a minimum of 3 games and a maximum of 10 games per week. Those games that over/unders attached to them ARE eligible. They can be all college, all pro, or a combination. If you in error post more than 10 propositions, I will take the first 10. If you post less than three, that will be treated as not posting for that week. If you don't post for more than 2 consecutive weeks, you will be dropped from the contest.

3. In addition to your picks, also list your best bet (aka Game of the Week).

4. All entries for a week must be posted on ONE post. No adding games peacemeal. Any submissions after your first and only post for the week will be ignored.

5. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY SATURDAY AT 11:00 AM EASTERN. Any posting after that time will be ignored for contest purposes. If you want to share any hot info with the masses, that's fine, but it won't count for your entry for that week. Even if you do PRO ONLY, picks are still due by SATURDAY AT 11:00 AM EASTERN. The intent of this rule is to make the playing field level. These are supposed to be YOUR picks and should weed out those that use late phone services from services, etc.

6. Exception to #5 above. In weeks where there are games on Thursday or Friday, if you chose to pick any of those games, your entire entry must be submitted by the time of the first game on Thursday or Friday.
With the lines each week I will have listed when your picks need to be in.

7. If, for the purposes of this contest, you want to be known as someone other than your SI screen name, please post that with your first week's pick and every pick thereafter. I will be known as "Tazman" for instance.

8. Standings will be posted no later than Wednesday each week and will be in the format of:
========== STANDINGS THRU WEEK xx ========== Where Monday is the end of the week. If I make an error, please post a correction notice to this post.

9. If you have a friend that is not an SI member but would like to enter anyways, that's fine. Just posted under your name and let me know their name or alias.

There are some college games this week and I will put those out their for those that want in on some of them. Since no Pro Lines will be out until after these games, this will be the one exception to the one posting rule. You may post TWICE and I'll list these games as WEEK 1a and WEEK 1b. So consider this weekend's college games (8/29) AND next weeks college and pro games (9/5 - 9/7) as WEEK 1.

Good Luck to all. This is for entertainment purposes only, and for bragging rights. This contest conforms to all internet gaming laws and is for FUN only.

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332 Time for another bragging rights actions: FOOTBALL: 1999 Pigskin PrognosticatioBubbaFred-9/3/1999
331 Time for another bragging rights actions: FOOTBALL: 1999 Pigskin PrognosticatioBubbaFred-9/3/1999
330 Time for another bragging rights action: FOOTBALL: 1999 Pigskin PrognosticationBubbaFred-8/31/1999
329 Yes, after the pathetic display by the Patsies and Jags, it was great to watch Bill-1/4/1999
328 It will be interesting - I bet he signs a nice contract - BUT I can guarentee yBuckey-1/4/1999
327 I'm with you on Flutie. His fumble was the first time I've seen him do Bill-1/4/1999
326 Flutie is everything goos about sports - He was 16 years ago and still is - He Buckey-1/3/1999
325 Andre Reed hurt the Bills by his selfish conduct. He was crying because his namMick-1/3/1999
324 Reed was definitely in, by replays. Knees never touched the ground before the BubbaFred-1/3/1999
323 That would be too taxing for my little brain. Good luck with it. Bill-1/3/1999
322 REED - F*** ED up too and should be severely criticized. Nonetheless they did Buckey-1/2/1999
321 Not very thick skin by the zebra in that case...personally I think Reed is in, Tazman-1/2/1999
320 Buffalo got ripped off against New England and NOW againBuckey-1/2/1999
319 Bubba - I agree - not a bad percentage but then again we did not have to picke Buckey-1/2/1999
318 Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous (and lucky) new year. CongraBubbaFred-1/2/1999
317 How about a little penny Canadian stock market contest A little different twistBuckey-1/2/1999
316 Thanks - A resounding and convincing - NOT talk about photo finish Buckey-12/31/1998
315 Congratulations on your victory. I feel like Hal McRae to George Brett. Or bettBill-12/31/1998
314 Bill: Thanks for your efforts and congrats to the top finishers. Had fun and vpelt-12/31/1998
313 Another thank you from here. Good luck to you in 1999. Bill VaughnBill-12/31/1998
312 Thanks for putting this thing together, Bill. It was a lot of fun, notwithstanDScottD-12/31/1998
311 Thanks Bill - WOW - Round of cyber beers for all. Buckey-12/31/1998
310 Bill, Thanx for doing the leg was a pleasure. Best of Luck, Where&SnowShredder-12/31/1998
309 <b> ***** FINAL RESULTS ***** </B> WOW! In what might be the closTazman-12/31/1998
308 The play for this weekend is as follows: Two Games 7 Point Parlay The Over ToJonathan S. Feingold-12/30/1998
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