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Old 08-30-2005, 01:43 PM
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Default 2005 Survivor Fantasy Football

Returning for its FIFTH year, and better than ever....


Welcome to Survivor Fantasy Football 2005!

We're in our fifth 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
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).

Last person standing gets the fame and fortune associated with winning the most popular Rebel Forum sports game, and possibly a prize as well (talks are stalled at the moment w/ glenn and/or Tom).

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.

The biggest rule change this year is that there are no rule changes this year! I think we've finally got all the kinks worked out!

So do you play Peyton Manning 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!!

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.

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 or the first kickoff of the week, whichever is earlier. I will try to post the "official" submissions each week sometime Friday afternoon, with everything grouped together. (The commissioner reserves the right to allow late picks, 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. Sunday to post your picks. You may not use players from the Thursday night game (OAK @ NE).

Last year we had 30 people play, so we were able to take this to the end of the season. I hope we can match that this year!

Note: If we get more than 18 folks, I will declare ahead of time how many will be booted. There will only be one bootee for the first week.

Let me know if I've missed something, or if you have any questions.


For those who'd like to see the games from the past years, here's the 2004 game, 2003 game, 2002 game, and the 2001 game. (Yes, that last one shows that this game has a lot of history!)

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)
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Old 08-30-2005, 02:17 PM
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My favorite RF/AO game. I am so in!
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Old 08-30-2005, 02:26 PM
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Old 08-30-2005, 03:09 PM
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Am I allowed to pick myself and use backyard flag football stats?

I'm in.
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Old 08-30-2005, 03:44 PM
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I might give it a shot this year.

Play in the AO Prediction Game now!

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Old 08-30-2005, 03:45 PM
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Count me in.
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Old 08-30-2005, 03:58 PM
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In - I won't make the same mistake as I did in 2001.
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Old 08-30-2005, 04:55 PM
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Farewell AO
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Old 08-30-2005, 04:59 PM
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Looks like fun. Count me least for one week.
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:43 PM
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I was waiting for this. I'm in!
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