Before we get to the week 1 line-up, I regret to announce that this will be the last pick'em season that I will be running. I no longer have the time to devote to the game, so I must bid farewell.
It's been a pleasure running the game and I hope everyone has enjoyed playing. I also hope that someone would like to take over for me in 2015. If anyone is interested in doing so, please let me know. I will send you the spreadsheet and walk you through the process. - A.F.
That said, let's get to the week 1 line-up. It's not a busy one, but we do have a few fights, most notably a 154lb clash between Carlos Molina and Cornelius Bundrage. Also on the game sheet are a couple of bouts from the UK, with Anthony Joshua taking on Denis Bakhtov and Lee Selby vs undefeated Australian Joel Brunker.
There's a Friday fight too, and it's the best of the bunch, with Romain Jacob going up against Devis Boschiero for the second time this year. This one's taking place in France, so please take into account the time difference and don't delay in getting your picks in today!
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 - Carlos Molina vs Cornelius Bundrage (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Saturday, October 11)
1. Molina to win – risk 11 to win 3.
2. Molina by stoppage – risk 2 to win 12.
3. Molina by decision – risk 9 to win 5.
4. Bundrage to win – risk 3 to win 11.
B. *Over/Under - Anthony Joshua v s Denis Bakhtov (Saturday, October 11)
1. Over 1 1/2 – risk 4 points to win 4.
2. Under 1 1/2 – risk 4 points to win 4.
*Over 1 1/2 = 1 full rounds completed, plus 1/2 round - fight must go past the 1:30 mark of Round 2.
C. Pick the winner / Method of victory - Lee Selby vs Joel Brunker (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Saturday, October 11)
1. Selby to win – risk 7.5 to win 1.5.
2. Selby by stoppage – risk 3.5 to win 5.5.
3. Selby by decision – risk 4 to win 5.
4. Brunker to win – risk 1.5 to win 7.5.
D. Pick the winner - Romain Jacob vs Devis Boschiero (Friday, October 10)
1. Jacob to win – risk 6.5 points to win 4.5.
2. Boschiero to win – risk 4.5 points to win 6.5.
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 Abraham to win...
A. (2) – 1 – Molina
For Selection B, if you want to pick the Under 1 1/2 without using a double or triple...
B. (1) – 2 - Under 1 1/2
For Selection C, if you want to use one of triples on Selby by stoppage...
C. (3) – 2 - Selby by stoppage
For Selection D, if you wish to pass...