NFL Survivor Pool - 2019

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by RuckIt, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (211) 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 and HERE are links to last four year's "Haul" threads, if you're interested in looking back.

    Who wins?
    The top 5-10 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. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (211) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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  3. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (211) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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  4. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (211) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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  5. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (211) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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  6. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (211) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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  7. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (211) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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  8. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (211) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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  9. brutalfarce

    brutalfarce Disciple (349) Mar 23, 2018 Connecticut
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    tag-a-palooza
     
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  10. johnyb

    johnyb Crusader (795) Aug 11, 2012 Florida
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  11. johnyb

    johnyb Crusader (795) Aug 11, 2012 Florida
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    Thanks as usual for running this fun BIF Dave !!!
     
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  12. NJB145

    NJB145 Devotee (431) May 18, 2013 Michigan
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    Looking forward to send out some beer.
     
  13. jpatag66

    jpatag66 Initiate (117) Feb 3, 2015 California
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  14. kennyo

    kennyo Devotee (472) Jan 30, 2003 New York
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    I am back for another year
     
  15. TheOneTC

    TheOneTC Initiate (182) Aug 23, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Yeah, I'm in again
     
  16. Woody1180

    Woody1180 Initiate (171) Sep 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    In - looking forward to buying some swag for one of you
     
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  17. wittyname

    wittyname Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2012 North Carolina

    I have to continue my winning streak. In.
     
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  18. Bum4ever

    Bum4ever Defender (642) Jan 18, 2017 California
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    definitely in again!
     
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  19. Mateo2699

    Mateo2699 Zealot (593) Jun 9, 2015 Texas
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    I’m in again! PM coming
     
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  20. browniewithnuts

    browniewithnuts Devotee (401) Oct 12, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I'm in for another year!
     
  21. Scalawags

    Scalawags Initiate (195) Jun 18, 2013 Michigan

    I’m in, thanks for the reminder! PM on its way.
     
  22. Thirsty_Moe

    Thirsty_Moe Initiate (168) Jul 29, 2012 Florida
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    Count me in!
     
  23. ddedhed

    ddedhed Guest (0)

    Yep. Looking forward to another year of donating beer to others.
     
  24. dannyfayy

    dannyfayy Disciple (362) Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I’m in. I feel like I still owe swag from last year. And possibly the year before that. Crap. Just call me @jdimento
     
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  25. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (211) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    If you’ve sent me a request to join over the last week or two, I’m not ignoring you, I’m just busy with life. Don’t worry, I’ll get you the login info next week!
     
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  26. SP23

    SP23 Disciple (388) Aug 21, 2008 California
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    I'm in
    PM sent
     
  27. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (211) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Next round of invites sent. Closing in on the start of the season!
     
  28. Scalawags

    Scalawags Initiate (195) Jun 18, 2013 Michigan

    Good luck everyone!
     
  29. NJB145

    NJB145 Devotee (431) May 18, 2013 Michigan
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    Pretty sure my pick this week will guarantee that I’ll be sending a box out...
     
  30. NJB145

    NJB145 Devotee (431) May 18, 2013 Michigan
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    So how are ties scored?
     
  31. NJB145

    NJB145 Devotee (431) May 18, 2013 Michigan
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    Oh darn...looks like I’m sending a box
     
  32. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (211) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    26 participants

    Top 4 finishers win boxes and don't ship.

    1st = 10 boxes
    2nd = 6
    3rd = 4
    4th = 2

    If multiple participants get eliminated in the same week, any winnings will be distributed equally. If there is an odd number of boxes, I'll come up with a tiebreaker.

    And as @NJB145 and @Scalawags found out yesterday, Yahoo says you must pick a WINNER to move on; ties will get you eliminated. Sorry!
     
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  33. johnyb

    johnyb Crusader (795) Aug 11, 2012 Florida
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    Things got a little choppy this week
     
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  34. brutalfarce

    brutalfarce Disciple (349) Mar 23, 2018 Connecticut
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    Screw Cleveland lol
     
  35. BDCannon

    BDCannon Aspirant (209) Feb 24, 2015 Texas
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    Wow what a week. That Rams game really hit hard only 7 left
     
  36. TheOneTC

    TheOneTC Initiate (182) Aug 23, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Should have just stuck to my guns and went with whoever the Dolphins were playing
     
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  37. johnyb

    johnyb Crusader (795) Aug 11, 2012 Florida
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    Dolphins on a bye this week, going to be tougher
     
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  38. Mateo2699

    Mateo2699 Zealot (593) Jun 9, 2015 Texas
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    Yep, should've stuck with Chargers... Bad week for a lot of us lol
     
  39. Thirsty_Moe

    Thirsty_Moe Initiate (168) Jul 29, 2012 Florida
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    Welp... was a good run. Keep me posted on who to send to.
     
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  40. johnyb

    johnyb Crusader (795) Aug 11, 2012 Florida
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    Down to four guys, think we're now "In The Beer?". I also have a funny feeling that all four of us are taking the same team this week.:yum:
     
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