NFL Survivor Pool - 2018

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by RuckIt, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. RuckIt

    RuckIt Initiate (192) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    It's that time of the year again - football is back, so we might as well get this thing off the ground.

    What is a "Survivor Pool"?
    In short, it's an elimination challenge where each week you pick a single NFL team to win their respective game. If they win, you move on. Lose, and you're eliminated from the competition. The one caveat is this - you can only pick each NFL team ONCE throughout the entire season.

    *NOTE* - You may pick your team for the coming week starting Tuesday morning, however picks lock Sunday at 1pm EST. No exceptions. It can't hurt to log in early in the week and pick someone (anyone), just in case you forget to log back in before Sunday. Best case you can switch your pick before 1pm if you want, and worst case at least you won't be eliminated for not selecting any team.

    Who can participate?
    Unfortunately, due to issues in the past with these types of BIF's, I'm going to institute a minimum requirement for participants.
    • 5 minimum trades with 100% positive feedback, and no "Bad Trader" threads to your name
    - OR -
    • You must have an established BA trader (let's say 10 / 100%) vouch for you. This person will be required to ship in your place, should you fail to meet the requirements of the BIF.
    I also reserve the right to deny entry to any BA'er who has 100% positive feedback, but who's had issues with BIF's in the past, or who's feedback is less than stellar (i.e. multiple partners giving positive feedback, despite complaining about issues with the trade).

    What is the buy-in?
    Minimum 72oz / Maximum 150oz of good quality beer + 1 NFL "swag" item. That's a range of 6x 12oz cans, up to 6x 750ml bombers.

    "Good quality" is subjective, but a good rule of thumb is "Send a box that you'd be excited to receive". While not required, brewery-only or limited releases are absolutely encouraged (build that beer karma!). At the very least, try to hit Wants, Should have been Wants, and out of distro stuff for your target. Lastly, IPA's are better FRESH - please don't send 2+ month old hops.

    HERE and HERE and HERE are links to last three year's "Haul" threads, if you're interested in looking back.

    Who wins?
    The last three years the participant pool was around 50 users. Assuming similar numbers this year, the top 8-10 finishers will receive boxes, and will not have to ship. The exact breakdown of number of boxes received will depend on the final number of participants.

    How do I join?
    PM me with the following info, and if you meet the above criteria I'll forward you the Yahoo password.
    • Name
    • Shipping Address
    • Phone Number
    • Favorite NFL Team
    Simply posting in this thread means nothing, and you will not be given the password.

    Cheers!
     
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  2. wittyname

    wittyname Initiate (128) Aug 4, 2012 North Carolina
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    Message sent. Gotta go for 3 years in a row winning something.
    Thanks for caving and running again.
     
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  3. Theredflame2

    Theredflame2 Initiate (138) Jul 30, 2011 Illinois
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    I’m in. BM coming
     
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  4. Bum4ever

    Bum4ever Devotee (450) Jan 18, 2017 California
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    In. Info sent.
     
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  5. johnyb

    johnyb Defender (649) Aug 11, 2012 Florida
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    I see the usual degenerates are turning back up. BM fortcoming.
     
  6. RuckIt

    RuckIt Initiate (192) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Just had to decline someone’s request to join after their poor showing last year. Here’s to not having any issues this season!
     
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  7. kayakandbeer

    kayakandbeer Aspirant (217) Aug 16, 2013 Florida
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    In
    If I can get to week 4 that will be a win for me.
     
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  8. browniewithnuts

    browniewithnuts Disciple (381) Oct 12, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    In for another round!
     
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  9. RuckIt

    RuckIt Initiate (192) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Send that PM!
     
  10. heatwaves

    heatwaves Aspirant (218) Oct 17, 2009 California
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    I hate seeing all of you a-holes again. But I'm in.
     
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  11. Dave_Treat

    Dave_Treat Meyvn (1,004) Jun 23, 2012 Virginia
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    Hey Dave. Thanks for the invite, but I'm out this year.
     
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  12. RuckIt

    RuckIt Initiate (192) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Yahoo just launched the game - I’ll set up our league this week!
     
  13. Woody1180

    Woody1180 Initiate (142) Sep 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Im in - hopefully this year i remember to sign up
     
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  14. surlytwinsfan

    surlytwinsfan Initiate (180) Oct 5, 2010 Oregon
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    In! BM coming!
     
  15. RuckIt

    RuckIt Initiate (192) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Do you have anyone who could vouch for you? Only 4 trades completed - less than the criteria
     
  16. Woody1180

    Woody1180 Initiate (142) Sep 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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  17. johnyb

    johnyb Defender (649) Aug 11, 2012 Florida
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    @Woody1180 is the complete package. And wink, wink he lives near Trilli-yum. :yum:

    Rob is a top notch BIFer. Doesn’t need my endorsement but I’ll vouch for him any time.
     
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  18. Woody1180

    Woody1180 Initiate (142) Sep 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Cheers thank you sir
     
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  19. BDCannon

    BDCannon Disciple (372) Feb 24, 2015 Texas
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    I’m in PM coming
     
  20. RuckIt

    RuckIt Initiate (192) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Game is up and running, and I believe I've sent out invites to everyone who has PM'd me. If I missed you, please let me know!
     
  21. LloydDobler

    LloydDobler Crusader (793) Jul 25, 2014 Indiana
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    I’m in! PM incoming
     
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  22. cosmo4u

    cosmo4u Zealot (596) Nov 18, 2010 New York
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    In Please

    PM on the way
     
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  23. ddedhed

    ddedhed Disciple (321) Dec 4, 2012 Ohio
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    In. PM sent.
     
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  24. Theredflame2

    Theredflame2 Initiate (138) Jul 30, 2011 Illinois
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    Just a heads up. I’m running the NFL 33 BIF and it takes no skill, so if you like gambling and football come check it out.

    Need 4 more players or so.

    Cheers
     
  25. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,207) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    I'm in again. I will send out some Jersey beers once I get knocked out around week 3.
     
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  26. TheOneTC

    TheOneTC Initiate (150) Aug 23, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I'm in again
     
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  27. RuckIt

    RuckIt Initiate (192) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    24 invites sent out, 16 people have joined.

    Will start tagging last year's participants soon, hopefully to get close to 50 again this year.
     
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  28. RuckIt

    RuckIt Initiate (192) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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  29. RuckIt

    RuckIt Initiate (192) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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  30. RuckIt

    RuckIt Initiate (192) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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  31. RuckIt

    RuckIt Initiate (192) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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  32. RuckIt

    RuckIt Initiate (192) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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  33. FalconCount

    FalconCount Initiate (151) Sep 1, 2013 Texas
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    I guess it’s not football season without my annual week 3 loss. I’m in! PM on the way.
     
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  34. RuckIt

    RuckIt Initiate (192) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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  35. TeemuWPG

    TeemuWPG Initiate (70) Sep 14, 2016 Manitoba (Canada)
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    @RuckIt

    I’m in, provided everyone is OK with having a Canadian participant again this year.
     
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  36. RuckIt

    RuckIt Initiate (192) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Send me a PM with the required info so I can keep track!
     
  37. RuckIt

    RuckIt Initiate (192) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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  38. TheOneTC

    TheOneTC Initiate (150) Aug 23, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Wow. This pool got Thanos'd already.

    Half of all entries now cease to exist.
     
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  39. Thirsty_Moe

    Thirsty_Moe Initiate (167) Jul 29, 2012 Florida
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    Welp... I didn’t last long... again...
     
  40. Franfab

    Franfab Initiate (63) Apr 3, 2018 Illinois
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    There's a joke in there...somewhere
     
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