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NFL Playoffs Spark Game - Invitation and Scoreboard

Sunday, January 06, 2013

The Wild Card Games are in the books. Here is our Scoreboard, going into the Divisional Weekend:

Two-Pound Weight Loss Commitment:

CMW123 – 4-lb obligation for the Ravens win; less 2 for predictions. A 2 loss obligation by next weekend.

One-Pound Weight Loss Commitment:

AHTRAP - Packers scored 24 points in their win. That’s a 4-lb obligation. 3 correct predictions. Current obligation is to lose 1 lb by next weekend.

COOKIEATS1 – Packers scored 24 points in their win. That’s a 4-lb obligation. 3 correct predictions. Current obligation is to lose 1 lb by next weekend.

Zero-Pound Weight Loss Commitment:

HEARTOFROSE – Seahawks scored 24 points in their win. All four predictions were correct. Four minus four is 0. That’s a 0 lb weight loss obligation, going into next week.

IMAGEMLOVER & ME – Ravens score 24; 4 correct predictions. 0 lbs obligation, going into next week.

GREENGENES – Picked the Redskins (a losing team) and only made two correct predictions. Still
enough to null out for the week. You need a new team for next week.

MAMAOWLS – A bye this week; Welcome Donkeys Fan!


The rules, modified going into the Divisional Playoff Weekend:

1. Pick one team from the Divisional Playoff weekend's games that you expect to advance (i.e., to win their game this week.) You can pick with your head, based on research, with your gut (stop self-deprecating now!) or any other criterion.

2. Root for your team. A lot rides on their success. Here is how I've been rooting for mine:

3. If your team wins, your obligation becomes to lose the number of pounds associated with the highest digit of their winning score, as well as any carryover obligation from this week, before Super Bowl Sunday.

4. Choose the outcomes of all of the Divisional Playoff weekend games. For each correct outcome you forecast, SUBTRACT one pound from your weight loss obligation.

5. If your team wins this week, they are your team again next week. If your team loses this week, you are stuck with having to lose 4 more lbs by Super Bowl Sunda, less correct predictions you may make for the AFC and NFC Championship games.

6. As with all Spark games of my invention, I am judge, jury and executioner. And I will be merciless. And my bias toward all footballs purple may have me lose this little game quickly.

Post below with your team and your predictions for the coming weekend of games: Baltimore at Denver; Houston at New England; Seattle at Atlanta and Green Bay at San Francisco.


Questions? Go!

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    So glad the Ravens won even though I had picked the Broncos for the win... (my heart won over my mind there). So sad the Packers lost (not a 49ers fan in the least bit)... Go Seahawks !!! Show Atlanta who the winning bird is!
    1866 days ago
    Feels like I ought to get half pound credit for calling the 49ers ending the Packers season the same way they started it :)

    I spent the whole Ravens/Broncos game rooting on Baltimore thinking I'd picked them. Woops!
    1866 days ago
    Well, the first week was a bust for me. Who knew Shanahan would not pay attention to my prediction and put Kirk Cousins in earlier enough to save the day.

    This makes for a tough choice picking my new team. I'm going to have to go with the Broncos as my new team, beating the Ravens 24 - 17.

    For the other games I will go with

    Atlanta over Seattle
    San Francisco over Green Bay
    New England over Houston
    1870 days ago
  • COOKIE_AT_51
    Lost my 1 pound obligation and a couple more to boot emoticon

    Will be interesting what next weekend brings! emoticon
    1870 days ago
    Baltimore @ Denver-that's hard I am going to have to say the Broncos
    Houston @ New England Hey I live in New England of course the Patriots
    Seattle @ Atlanta I am going to say the Seahawks but it will be close and a nail biter,
    Green Bay @ San Francisco--a complete guess 49ers
    1871 days ago
  • CMW123
    I picked both the ravens and the seahawks so, does that make a difference in my "To Lose" for next week? currently at 2 pounds.

    So, I guess I keep the ravens and the seahawks right? then the husband says to go with the Patriots and the 49ers.

    so to sum up ... Ravens, Seahawks, Patriots and 49ers.
    1871 days ago
    Sounds like a fun game to play while losing your weight.
    1872 days ago
    Starting at 182, so 181 by next weekend? Alrighty then.

    Continuing with the Packers, and even though I really do think they'll end the season the same way it started, for the purposes of this contest picking them to win 27-21.

    Taking the Broncos to beat the Ravens.
    Taking the Seahawks to beat the Falcons
    Taking the Patriots to beat the Texans.

    And thinking I may have to pay for these picks in a few liters of sweat.
    1872 days ago
    Didn't realize that we were to pick all the games last week so her goes

    1. Since Ia m a Sea Hawk fan its the Sea Hawks of course

    2. Ravens I hope but think it will be the Bronco's not a Denver Fan and even have family in Denver cheering the Sea Hawks to victory
    3 Patriots and Texas Patriots don't like Texas
    4 Packers 499ers Packers no other reason than i don't like the s 49er
    1872 days ago
  • TROOPER1961

    Here are my predictions:

    fav team: Broncos!!

    Ravens vs Broncos == Broncos
    Texans vs Patriots == Pats
    Packers vs 49ers == San Fran
    Seahawks vs Falcons == o boy,,, Falcons lol

    1872 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/7/2013 10:43:17 AM
  • COOKIE_AT_51
    Had to take time to think about this next round ... here are my predictions:

    Packers 20-17 (My team)

    Thanks for calculating my necessary loss ... will update you with weigh in on Wednesday.

    GO PACK GO ! emoticon
    1872 days ago
    Here are my predictions:

    As before, the Seahawks are my team :)

    Ravens vs Broncos == Broncos
    Texans vs Patriots == Texans
    Packers vs 49ers == Packers
    Seahawks vs Falcons == Seahawks

    1872 days ago
    All i know is my team won 24 to 14 go Sea Hawks
    1873 days ago
  • ALLISON145
    I'm totally confused, but something tells me it will be entertaining to watch the outcome of this new game. :) Love the creativity!
    1873 days ago
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