Congratulations to Hoosier on a second successive pick'em championship, and good luck to everyone as we begin our 13th pick'em season.
Unfortunately, due to the cancellation of the super-bantamweight clash between Wilfredo Vasquez Jr and Rafael Marquez, originally scheduled for August 4, the line-up to open the season is a slim one. We've only got two fights for you, with the Friday Night Fights headliner between Mercito Gesta and Ty Barnett topping the bill, plus a heavyweight match-up between unbeaten Deontay Wilder and Kertson Manswell.
For those that haven't played before, welcome to the best pick'em game going. Please join right in and start playing (just make sure to check out the rules - we promise they are very simple).
An explanation of how to fill out your selections appears at the bottom of this post - please follow these instructions as it makes it easier for us to tabulate the results quickly each week.
You can check out last season's final standings here.
Let’s get to the week 1 line-up…**** Remember you do not need to make a selection on every fight. If you are unfamiliar with any of the fighters, and don't want to risk points, you are free to PASS on any pick. You must make at least one selection to receive the 10 point participation bonus****
A. Pick the winner / Method of victory - Mercito Gesta vs Ty Barnett (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Friday, August 3)
1. Gesta to win (any method) – risk 8 to win 1.
2. Gesta by stoppage – risk 5.5 to win 3.5.
3. Gesta by decision – risk 2.5 to win 6.5.
4. Barnett (any method) – risk 1 to win 8.
B. *Over/Under - Deontay Wilder vs Kertson Manswell (Saturday, August 4)
1. Over 4 1/2 – risk 5 points to win 4.
2. Over 6 1/2 – risk 3 points to win 6.
3. Under 4 1/2 – risk 4 points to win 5.
4. Under 6 1/2 – risk 6 points to win 3.
*Over 6 1/2 = 6 full rounds completed, plus 1/2 round - fight must go past the 1:30 mark of Round 7.
Please fill out your selections as follows:
Enter the LETTER of the fight first, then whether it’s a single (1), double (2) or triple (3) followed by the NUMBER of your pick and the NAME of the FIGHTER and METHOD of victory (where applicable).
**** You have 10 doubles and 5 triples to use over the 10 week season ****
For Selection A, if you want to use one of your doubles on Gesta to win...
A. (2) – 1 – Gesta to win
For Selection B, if you want to pick Over 6 1/2 without using a double or triple...
B. (1) – 2 - Over 6 1/2
For Selection B, if you want to use one of you triples on Over 6 1/2...
B. (3) – 2 - Over 6 1/2
For Selection B, if you wish to pass...