Here’s the place to make your picks for Week 5 of the Pix Populi 2016 season! Lines shown as of Tuesday, 10/4 2:15 pm EST. Just answer questions below and hit submit and you’re in!
For each game, pick the winner and tell us how many you think your winner will win by.
For example, I ask you about Clemson vs. Podunk, you fill in “Clemson by 30” or “CLEM 30” … anything so we can clearly see the winner and the winning margin.
HOW TO SCORE (OR LOSE) POINTS:
Picking the winner
If you pick the winner and the winning margin perfectly, you score 7 points.
Pick the winner and the margin within 3 points either way, you score 5 points.
Pick the winner and the margin within 10 points either way, you score 4 points.
Get within 11-19 points of picking the winner, you score 3 points.
And if you picked the winner but you’re way off (20 or more points), you score 1 point.
Picking the loser
If your pick loses but you are off by five total points, you score 1 point. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 1)
You pick loses and you’re off by 6-10 total points, you lose 1 point. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 4)
If you pick is a loser and you’re off by 11-19 points, you lose 3 points. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 8).
If your pick is a loser by 20 or more points, you lose 5 points. (You pick Clemson by 3, Podunk wins by 17).
Those who do not give winning margins with their picks are automatically assigned 3 point margins.
WHAT DO I WIN?
Well, depends if you play the free version or the paid version.
For free players: Top scorer each week gets an automatic bid into the Pix Playoffs and will play for glory and some stellar prizes. Top 12 scorers each week get their photo and their next week’s pick in the newspaper each week, in papers like Bluffton Today.
For new paid players: $5 weekly fee, $55 for the entire season from this point on, paid via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or by check (email me for home address). Weekly winner takes full pot as well as automatic bid into the Pix playoffs.
PICKS DEADLINE: Thursday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. EST.