Monster's Pick 'em Championship Season 17

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  1. nuraknu

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    This is a friendly prediction game with a seasonal league format, started by @Zeph@Zeph and named in honour of the late Kevin 'Monster' Randleman.

    ***If you've never played before, you don't have to do anything to join except post your picks to this thread using the template for the upcoming event (also posted in this thread).***

    This game is currently run by @Gay for Longo@Gay for Longo and @nuraknu@nuraknu if you have any questions.

    Each season will last a minimum of 5 events, sometimes with doubleheaders or extra bonus events.

    EVENTS THIS SEASON

    1. Bellator 197: Chandler vs. Girtz (4/13) - MAIN CARD ONLY
    2. UFC on Fox 29: Poirier vs. Gaethje (4/14)
    3. UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee (4/21)
    4. Bellator 198: Fedor vs. Mir (4/28) - MAIN CARD ONLY
    5. UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington (5/12)
    6. Bellator 199: Bader vs. King Mo (5/12) - MAIN CARD ONLY
    7. UFC Fight Night 129: Usman vs. Ponzinibbio (5/19)
    8. Bellator 200: Carvalho vs. Mousasi (5/25) - MAIN CARD ONLY
    9. UFC Fight Night 130: Thompson vs. Till (5/27)

    INSTRUCTIONS

    Making your picks. Copy the provided template for the event. Pick a single winner and method for every fight in the event by placing an “x” in the bracket. Post your filled out template to this thread.

    Changing your picks. You can edit your picks until the event starts. Any picks or edits made after the start of a fight will result in a score of zero. This will be based on the post timestamp, not the content of the edit. (e.g. don’t edit a typo or something and change your timestamp)

    If you want to edit your picks but the edit window on the post has ended, you can put your picks in a new post, and only your latest picks will count.

    It is good practice when doing something unusual to announce what you’re doing by including a sentence or two about it in your post, or to ask first if you’re unsure. This can also save us time when tallying the scores.

    Fight card changes. When there are late notice fight card changes, instructions will be posted at the time on how to handle them.

    All players must maintain the same bout order for their picks, regardless of the actual fight card bout order, so our spreadsheet calculator can score your picks correctly.

    If one fighter is switched out for another, a pick for the fighter that is out will be transferred automatically to a pick for the replacement fighter, so you need only edit your pick if the change causes you to want to change your pick/method.

    A very late card change such as Werdum/Willis, which affected two different fights, may result in zero points awarded for all players for those fights to maintain fairness.

    SCORING

    2 points are awarded for every correct winning fighter.

    1 bonus point is awarded if you also correctly predict the method of the win.

    For our purposes, KO and TKO are treated as one.

    If you miss a fight, or accidentally put x's for both fighters, you will get zero points for that fight. If you put two x's for the same fighter with different methods, you will not be eligible for the method bonus point.

    Special Circumstances:

    A draw results in five points.

    A submission to strikes results in a bonus point for everyone who picked either KO or submission.

    All points are awarded based on the outcome the night of the fight. Rulings that are later overturned on appeal do not affect the scores for this game.

    WINNING

    Standings and stats will be posted for each event, so you are welcome to play only part of a season if you like, and can jump in and out any time.

    The championship is decided based only on cumulative score for the whole season. Any other statistics provided are just informational. If you win, @Splinty@Splinty will change your name to gold so everyone will know you're the current champ when you post in the forums, until the next champ takes your belt!
     
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  2. sparkuri

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    5 points!?







    5 POINTS!???














    5 POINTS!!!!????????









    I WASTED THAT ENTIRE SEASON FOR 2 WITTOW POINTS??!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. nuraknu

    nuraknu Go Red Panties!

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    TEMPLATE

    YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE ______________


    EVENT 1: Bellator 197: Chandler vs. Girtz (MAIN CARD ONLY) - Friday, April 13, 9PM ET / 6PM PT (check your timezone)


    Michael Chandler ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    Brandon Girtz ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]

    A.J. McKee ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    Justin Lawrence ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]

    Kevin Ferguson Jr. ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    Devon Brock ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]

    Logan Storley ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    Joaquin Buckley ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]

    EVENT 2: UFC on Fox 29: Poirier vs. Gaethje - Saturday, April 14, 3:30PM ET / 12:30PM PT (check your timezone)

    Dustin Poirier ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    Justin Gaethje ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]

    Israel Adesanya ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    Marvin Vettori ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]

    Carlos Condit ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    Alex Oliveira ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]

    Michelle Waterson ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    Cortney Casey ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]

    Tim Boetsch ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    Antônio Carlos Júnior ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]

    Muslim Salikhov ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    Ricky Rainey ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]

    Wilson Reis ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    John Moraga ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]

    Krzysztof Jotko ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    Brad Tavares ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]

    Gilbert Burns ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    Dan Moret ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]

    Shana Dobson ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    Lauren Mueller ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]

    Dhiego Lima ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    Yushin Okami ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]

    Arjan Bhullar ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    Adam Wieczorek ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]

    Matthew Lopez ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    Alejandro Pérez ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]

    Luke Sanders ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ] draw[ ]
    vs.
    Patrick Williams ko[ ] sub[ ] dec[ ]
     
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  4. nuraknu

    nuraknu Go Red Panties!

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    What happened was that 3 points and 10 points were tied in the poll, and there were a bunch of votes for other amounts, so I took a weighted average of everyone's votes, which came out to something like 5.125.

    Do you guys want to play teams this season? It's a fun thing, and it's easy since it uses the same pick data. I was thinking champs vs. tramps or something like that -- the former champs who are playing have to beat everyone else combined, what do you think? Or do you want to do tuf noobs etc. again? Any ideas?

    @Gay for Longo@Gay for Longo
     
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    I like the idea of teams.

    The Coke-heads vs. F-egg-its
     
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    I think teams for a season would be fun. Good idea with champs vs chumps, reminds me Joe's vs Pros on Spike. We could also consider teams of 2, 3 or whatever and members just pair up as they see fitm? Nations was a fun one we did. iirc it was USA vs World. We could probably split it up to USa vs Canada vs 3rd World now that more people play.
     
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  7. nuraknu

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    Someone let me know what time Bellator 200 will really take place, ok? - I think it will be on tape delay TIA
     
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  9. KhabibsConorsDaddy

    KhabibsConorsDaddy Conor Won Round 3

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    Did you read above that they might be doing a "Champs vs Chumps" team side tournament this season? That means guys like you and I will get to compete against @BirdWatcher@BirdWatcher and @Sex Chicken@Sex Chicken (who have, of course, never won this competition).

    Stick around for the laughs.
     
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    Sex Chicken Speed x Mass = Power

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    Just LOL at this cat. What a shit cat.
     
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    Fuck you M8.


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    And lol at @Sex Chicken@Sex Chicken Get a win already loser.
     
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  12. The Sound of Violence

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    Looks like main card starts at 8pm London time which would be Noon pacific on the 25th I think?

    "Doors 4.45pm, Prelims 5:30pm & Main Card 8pm Updated Bellator 200 Fight Card: Middleweight World Title Bout: Rafael Ca..."

    Tickets | Bellator 200 - London at Ticketmaster
     
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  13. KhabibsConorsDaddy

    KhabibsConorsDaddy Conor Won Round 3

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    Yeah 3 pm Eastern, 2 pm Central, 1 pm Mountain (lol), and noon Pacific.
     
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  14. Sex Chicken

    Sex Chicken Speed x Mass = Power

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    I wrestled in high school. This is fighter bashing.
     
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    Make me pay for it next season with your posse of shitty fight pickers. Care to make it interesting or are you running onto your over draft now because you lost again?
     
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  18. Sex Chicken

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    $20 Dollars Canadian?
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    Let me talk with my team first to see what they think. I mean if I was operating as a lone wolf like usual I'd sign the contract but if we're doing teams I can't take the selfish approach.
     
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  20. Gay For Longo

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    It's better than 3 lol
    I think your sacrafice is an inspiration to others
     
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  21. Gay For Longo

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    I like it only cause I'm in the champ group lol
     
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    Sex Chicken Speed x Mass = Power

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    Oh I forgot about the team angle. Maybe there will be away to keep track of our individual scores.
     
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  24. Gay For Longo

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    Oh there can still be individual bets too
    I think it will show everybody scores and then the combined score separately

    You want your monthly payment @conor mcgregor nut hugger@conor mcgregor nut hugger
     
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    If we split it into nations then you just hit the jackpot.
     
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