It’s that time of year again, ladies and gentlemen. . .time for your opportunity to join The Daily Norseman’s 2016 Pick ‘Em Pool, courtesy of Yahoo! Sports.
We’re going to do the Pick ‘Em for this year the way we do every year. Here are the basic parameters.
-Picks are due five minutes before the kickoff of each game. This means that if you don’t get your stuff in before the Thursday night game, your entire week of picks isn’t shot.
-We will drop the lowest weekly point total for each player. So, if you completely forget to get your picks in one week, your 0 for that week will be dropped at the end. Now, if you miss two weeks, you’re in a bit of trouble point-wise, though.
-We will be using the Yahoo! “Confidence Point” system. This means that, along with your picks every week, you assign each game a point value based on how confident you are in a particular selection. If you think a team is a stone cold lock to win in a particular week, you would assign that game the highest point total available for that week. In Week 1, there are 16 games since all 32 teams are playing. That means you could rack up a total of 136 points for the week if you get all your picks correct.
So, how can you join this year’s league? Here are all the steps:
- Go to the Yahoo! Sports Pick ‘Em page.
- Click the “Join a Group” button.
- On the right-hand side of the screen, you will see the “Join a Private Group” section. You will input the Group number (10209) and the password (Sk0lVikings!) and hit the “Join Group” button. Yes, the S and the V are capitalized, that’s a zero where you’d normally put an O, and there’s an exclamation point at the end. Or you could just copy and paste it. Either way.
- The next step will be to name your pick set and set up the various parameters, such as getting a reminder prior to the when your first picks are due.
That’s it! You’ve officially joined the group!
In past years, Yahoo! has limited the Pick ‘Em groups to 100 people. So, if you attempt to join the group and find that there isn’t any space available, you can always feel free to create your own group. We’ll even promote it for you so that other DN readers that are in the same boat can jump into your group as well.
So, if you want to pit your pro prognostication prowess against your fellow DN readers, follow the steps above and jump into the pool with the rest of us!
UPDATE: The main group is full. If you still want to participate, feel free to join the secondary group, setup by CCNorseman. Follow the sign-up process outlined above, but with the following login information:
Group ID#: 11315