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Old 09-04-2018, 11:26 AM
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Never fear - it was a late announcement this year, but y'all knew it was coming anyways, right?

Spoiler:
Okay, I'll fess up - I completely forgot about this.

It wouldn't be the NFL on the AO without it, so with out further ado....

Returning for its EIGHTEENTH year, and more popular than ever:



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Welcome to Survivor Fantasy Football 2018!

We're in our eighteenth season of playing this game, and it draws a lot of attention, so c'mon down and join the fun!

The rules are fairly straight forward:

Each week you will select 1 QB, 1 RB, and 1 WR/TE.
You get 1 pt per yard rushing or receiving.
You get 1 pt per 2 yards passing (no half-points)
You get 30 pts for throwing a TD, 60 pts for scoring one (via rush or reception; no returns)

Add up everyone's score, and the person with the lowest weekly score is booted, and the highest score will get a Booster (Booster rules explained below). If more than one person is to be booted in a given week, it will be announced at the beginning of that week. We will only boot one person in Week 1.

Last person standing gets the fame and fortune associated with winning the most popular Actuarial Outpost sports game, and possibly a prize as well (although that's been a little lacking the past couple of years, so no promises... ).

There are only two other rules when making your picks:

(1) You may not repeat any player in the season.
(2) For a given week, you may not repeat another entrant's triplet.

Once you have a Booster, it can be played actively or passively:

Active: If you say that you are using it in a given week when you declare your picks, the Booster will be worth 100 points.
......Note: You must declare that you are using your booster when you submit your picks.

Passive: If the person in last place has a Booster, the Booster will be applied passively, but it will only be worth 50 points.
......After the first Booster is applied, the process will be repeated until the person in last place has no boosters left.

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So do you play Aaron Rodgers right away, or do you hold on to him until he gets a real favorable matchup? If you hold him, you may not make it!! (Or in the case of last year, he may not make it! )

What happens if there is a tie for last place in any given week?
ALL folks with the lowest score will be booted! (I don't wanna deal with any tie-breaker stuff.)

What if there's a tie for first place?
NO Booster will be awarded. (Ya gotta win it outright!)

What happens if I repeat someone's triplet?
If you repeat someone's triplet, you are stuck with in and you will lose the middle score of your triplet. EXCEPTION: If you post your triplet, and then discover that someone has just posted the same triplet in the past 5 miniutes, you can immediately (i.e. w/in 5 minutes) make a new post and change your triplet by one player in order to be legal without penalty.

Post your triplet in this thread. You may not choose the same triplet as someone else for the same week. You may only submit your selection once, so please do not edit your post. If you edit your post, you will be booted from the game! All picks are due by Friday at 5 pm Central Time. You may not choose a player who has already started a game (i.e. no picking Thursday players if you submit your triplet on a Friday). I will try to post the "official" submissions each week sometime late Friday afternoon.

Note: The commissioner reserves the right to allow late picks (with possible penalties) as long as they are before the first kickoff. That being said, don't count on the commissioner being benevolent at all times! The commissioner's rulings are final in all cases. If your picks are in before I post the summary, you're safe.

Week 1 exception: You have until 11 a.m. CDT Sunday to post your picks. You may not use players from the Thursday night game (ALT @ PHI) at all this week.

Last year we had 38 people play, so we were easily able to take this to the end of the season - let's see if we can break that this year!

Let me know if I've missed something, or if you have any questions.
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Old 09-04-2018, 11:26 AM
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Etched on the Virtual Survivor Fantasy Football Trophy so far (will you be next?):

The Winners
2001: Kid Rock (Runner-up: Ducky)
2002: Ducky (Runner-up: Big D)
2003: StoneGroove (Runner-up: Ultimate Anyone?)
2004: TP (Runner-up: Kid Rock)
2005: Bill Walton(Hippie Years) (Runner-up: ian grey)
2006: Ultimate Anyone? (Runner-up: shadyridr)
2007: shadyridr (Runner-up: Halfmoon)
2008: harvma (Runner-up: StoneGroove)
2009: CaptainDingo (Runners-up: Cynical Realist, ReserveRage)
2010: uoflcard (Runner-up: yankeetripper)
2011: harvma (Runners-up: OddSox, Patience)
2012: InSpades (Runners-up: SirVLCIV, Patience)
2013: rekrap (Runners-up: Ray Finkle, Arthur Itas)
2014: OddSox (Runners-up: rekrap, keyser soze)
2015: yankeetripper (Runners-up: accobra_kid, abwoc)
2016: ImPrettyDumb (Runners-up: MayanActuary, uoflcard)
2017: CaptainDingo (Runners-up: Whiskey, Kid Rock, OddSox)

For those who'd like to see the details to the games from the past years simply click on the year on the left.

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We are down to 5 players in the game, after starting with 37.

A history of the fallen
Week 1: OddSox
Week 2: yankeetripper, 1happyactuary
Week 3: Ezzard Charles, act_123, accobra_kid
Week 4: rekrap, statman4
Week 5: LGUnited20, Bicycle Repair Man
Week 6: Patience, uoflcard
Week 7: ImPrettyDumb, Abstract Actuary
Week 8: Kid Rock, KS6392
Week 9: Whiskey, Italian Halibut
Week 10: ReserveRage, CaptainDingo
Week 11: jesusislord, MayanActuary, A Student
Week 12: Ezekial Cumberland, Arthur Itas
Week 13: AUnBoy, malkusm
Week 14: 3rookie, Bingboing, Ultimate Anyone?
Week 15: ldancer911, SoccerSmash

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(It's tradition at this point, so still gonna list it... )

Courtesy of carrytheCrøss (thank ya kindly! ):

The year is significant since 2004 ushered in a change in scoring: a transition from "1 pt per 1 yard passing" to "1 pt per 2 yards passing".

A summary of high scores from 2002 through 2007 (Note: I still need to verify that 2008 didn't add to the record book)

Scores of at least 900, current format (2004 and later):
1) jingle47 - 978 (2005, Week 3)
2) ian grey - 928 (2007, Week 2)
3) TP - 911 (2004, Week 13)
4) Cynical Realist - 907 (2009, Week 12)

Scores of at least 1000, original format (2002-2003):
1) Stone Groove - 1104 (2003, Week 6)
2) Patience - 1090 (2002, Week 12)
3) Lara Croft - 1094 (2002, Week 5)
4) Duckets - 1030 (2002, Week 5 )
5) Ultimate Anyone? - 1023 (2002, Week 7)

**Note: I still have not verified the completeness of this yet (and I'm not sure if they include boosters or not)

(and yes, I need to review the records to update this - it's on the Survivor 'To Do' list.... )

(I'm serious - it's been on the Survivor 'To Do' list for over 5 years... and now I need to rescue some old Lotus files to do so! )

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Bengals triplet was OK....Saints triplet would have been...historic?

309 + 321 + 240 = 870
Not even Top 4, look at post #4.

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(It's tradition at this point, so still gonna list it... )

Courtesy of carrytheCrøss (thank ya kindly! ):

The year is significant since 2004 ushered in a change in scoring: a transition from "1 pt per 1 yard passing" to "1 pt per 2 yards passing".

A summary of high scores from 2002 through 2007 (Note: I still need to verify that 2008 didn't add to the record book)

Scores of at least 900, current format (2004 and later):
1) jingle47 - 978 (2005, Week 3)
2) ian grey - 928 (2007, Week 2)
3) TP - 911 (2004, Week 13)
4) Cynical Realist - 907 (2009, Week 12)
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Not even Top 4, look at post #4.
i think he was saying for all players from 1 team because that's what he did. so if you had taken those 3 saints, Brees, Kamara, Thomas. But that isn't really tracked, only triplets chosen are tracked and possible to get higher as demonstrated by your post.
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In! Best sports game on the ao
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:02 PM
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Week 1
QB- Drew Brees
RB- Alex Collins
WR/TE- Keenan Allen
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