COMMUNITY

Community  /  Forums  /  Fantasy Games
Fantasy Games
Posted in: Fantasy Golf
LindseyM
Legend
 
315 Views    20 Replies    6 Likes   I like it!
I know all of you and myself included miss Pick4, Lucka, closest to the pin and the putting game. But I will say the new games do offer a challenge and that nagging desire to win something. Yes, points are gone but what did you really get out of winning points? A whole lot of points.
I have played all the new games atleast once and just found this email today:

Games this week: Get your picks in! Over $100 up for grabs.

Tuesday (tonight!): College Basketball
Thursday: Golf Match Play Pickem (pick the winner of heads up play)
Thursday: Golf SnipLine (decide if a player will make the cut)
Thursday thru Sunday: Lucka (pick what a player will shoot on individual holes)
--- Lucka will be open for picks 24 hours before each day to allow for the Tee Times to be posted.
Saturday: Pro Football - PLAYOFFS - Will Tebow win AGAIN?
Saturday: Pro Basketball
GolfNet Games

Last Weeks Results:
NOTE: Every point you earn gets you a chance to win $5,000 at the end of 2012.
College Basketball Game 2 -10 Pickemgames were on the schedule and it was a close race for the top 3 positions. dc45chicago held off LindseyM and DFenner52 to claim that weeks $20 top prize.

dc45chicago-246 $20
LindseyM-223
Dfenner52-176
College Football Bowl Games Pickem:

hightide-401 $20
goober831-339
Anthony-276
Pro Football Playoffs Week 1 SURV2000 picked the points correctly to get 99 points to win the $20

SURV2000 -219 $20
Bonehd -198
Mastersman -176
Golf Lucka Pickem: Tournament of Champions in Hawaii
Day 1: Bubba Watson

jbuzz508-640 $10
robcollinge-555
bettybunker-555
Day 2. D.A. Points

Dealer-481 $10
Daddos- 440
Javelins-434
Day 3: Steve Stricker

Frank168- 572 $10
chadman- 571
chrisjilka- 571
trinasgolf- 535
Day 4: Jonathan Byrd

Luv2plygolf – 594 - $10
Manlygolfer - 574
DivotDevil - 571
Golf Match Play Pickem:10 Matches

Rubberbandman $20
Ctyner11
Lifeontherock
GolfNet Games

In all actuality what Stracka did was bring games that have more value...monetarily speaking to us.
Do I wish pick4 was still around? yes. Do I think the other games should have been just added to our already exsiting games? yes.
Since this is not the case, I think we should all give it a shot. If you don't like it so be it, but if you embrace change and can learn to live with it you might find it to be fun afterall.
Think about it though: Would you rather have a chance at useless points or a chance to win actual money? My answer: Show me the money!
LindseyM
Legend
 
# 1    1/12/2012 10:10:13 AM   
If y'all don't want to play the new games, that's fine by me; that just gives more chances to win LOL :)


alstaxi
Legend
 
# 2    1/12/2012 10:11:53 AM   
I have read the terms, they want $5 a week to play these games, we are playing free, for now.


txgal72
Legend
 
# 3    1/12/2012 10:53:15 AM   
Nicely done chica! As long as its free I'll play if I have to start paying I won't - no biggie either way. Old way was fun and loved the banter but it is what it is so make the best of it.


Racer888
Legend
 
# 4    1/12/2012 11:08:40 AM   

Someone asked in an earlier forum where the money was coming from for the payouts. I don't recall seeing an answer to that question. Will we eventually be charged a fee to play?


Yes, I asked the question and it went unanswered. I want to know where the money is coming from to do the payouts. Is it from paid memberships? Is it from the kindness of Stracka hearts hoping we will get hooked and then pay to play?


Duckhunter
Legend
 
# 5    1/12/2012 11:28:37 AM   
NO WAY does Tebow win this weekend


Mongo68
Legend
 
# 6    1/12/2012 1:40:58 PM   


As Al said earlier, it does say in the terms that there is a charge of $4.69 per week to play. If you scroll down through the terms to "Addendum" and then down to item #11, it says that if you play through the free trial period and do not withdraw before the end of that period, then you will be billed.
What I don't know is whether we are considered to be in the free trial period or not. No explanation has been given. I also would like to know where we stand.


The games as we have them now are FREE and the payout are LEGIT. it does not cost to play these games.


And next year the cost will be...???


cogolfer1
LowIndex
 
# 7    1/12/2012 2:35:08 PM   

NO WAY does Tebow win this weekend


Blasphemy! No one (including me) expected them to beat Pittsburgh who had the best defense in the league, beating the 32nd defense must be a piece of cake.


Duckhunter
Legend
 
# 8    1/12/2012 4:51:37 PM   
I was trying to make some picks today and all it did was nothing looked at blank screen for 5 minutes, So I hit restart and got out of there and said Lindsey can have it, Go Lindsey


ByeByeBirdie
Professional Champion
 
# 9    1/12/2012 6:37:30 PM   
Blasphemy! No one (including me) expected them to beat Pittsburgh who had the best defense in the league


Speak for yourself. It wasn't as epic as you may think due to the Steelers' injuries and the Broncos' home field advantage. Also, Head & Shoulders (Polamalu) played like crap in that game.

beating the 32nd defense must be a piece of cake.


Your Broncos already had a crack at the "32nd defense" at home and riding a 6 game win streak. You should note that the Pats defense is in the top half of the league in points allowed (and ahead of Denver) and is 3rd in TO differential. (BTW, TO differential is a huge stat- 7 out of the top 8 teams in TO differential made the playoffs.)


cogolfer1
LowIndex
 
# 10    1/12/2012 8:37:08 PM   

Blasphemy! No one (including me) expected them to beat Pittsburgh who had the best defense in the league


Speak for yourself. It wasn't as epic as you may think due to the Steelers' injuries and the Broncos' home field advantage. Also, Head & Shoulders (Polamalu) played like crap in that game.

The injury thing is incredibly tiresome. I don't know how many times I've been telling people this, but why not again?

-Brian Dawkins was out
Chris Kuper (Denver's best offensive lineman was out, with this. Not for the faint of heart if you haven't seen this picture, http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry..)
-Eric Decker was out for 3 of the 4 quarters
-Knowshon Moreno has been out for several games

AGAIN, Denver had injuries and managed to overcome them. Part of the key to success in the NFL is figuring out a way to win when you have injuries. If you have injured players, then figure out a way to win with your 2nd stringers. Not rocket science.


ByeByeBirdie
Professional Champion
 
# 11    1/12/2012 9:42:50 PM   


Blasphemy! No one (including me) expected them to beat Pittsburgh who had the best defense in the league


Speak for yourself. It wasn't as epic as you may think due to the Steelers' injuries and the Broncos' home field advantage. Also, Head & Shoulders (Polamalu) played like crap in that game.

The injury thing is incredibly tiresome. I don't know how many times I've been telling people this, but why not again?

-Brian Dawkins was out
Chris Kuper (Denver's best offensive lineman was out, with this. Not for the faint of heart if you haven't seen this picture, http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry..)
-Eric Decker was out for 3 of the 4 quarters
-Knowshon Moreno has been out for several games

AGAIN, Denver had injuries and managed to overcome them. Part of the key to success in the NFL is figuring out a way to win when you have injuries. If you have injured players, then figure out a way to win with your 2nd stringers. Not rocket science.


I think it's rocket science to you. Tell me how did the Colts do w/o Manning? The Bears w/o Cutler? Did you notice a drop in the Texans performance after Schaub got injured? In fact you did, as you commented on that very fact on the Texans' forum. ("The Texans' injury problems have been absolutely the most unluckiest thing the entire year. If not for Schaub's injury, they could have very well gotten the week off I think after the great start they had."- Cogolfer1, January 7, 2012) So you are now contradicting yourself.

For you to compare an injured interior lineman (Kuper) or a 38 year-old safety (Dawkins) vs. a gimpy star quarterback in his prime (Rapistberger) who has led his team to multiple Super Bowl titles and is 10th all-time in QB rating is silly. The quarterback position is considered by many to be the most critical in all of major sports while guards are the least vital position on the offensive line. And McGahee is statistically equal to Moreno.

The bottom line is that it's very difficult to overcome injuries to key players, especially star quarterbacks, and less difficult to replace run-of-the-mill starters, such as the players you mentioned. It's no coincidence that the 3 best healthy quarterbacks in the NFL (Rodgers, Brees, and Brady) teams' are still alive in the playoffs.


cogolfer1
LowIndex
 
# 12    1/12/2012 10:35:16 PM   



Blasphemy! No one (including me) expected them to beat Pittsburgh who had the best defense in the league


Speak for yourself. It wasn't as epic as you may think due to the Steelers' injuries and the Broncos' home field advantage. Also, Head & Shoulders (Polamalu) played like crap in that game.

The injury thing is incredibly tiresome. I don't know how many times I've been telling people this, but why not again?

-Brian Dawkins was out
Chris Kuper (Denver's best offensive lineman was out, with this. Not for the faint of heart if you haven't seen this picture, http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry..)
-Eric Decker was out for 3 of the 4 quarters
-Knowshon Moreno has been out for several games

AGAIN, Denver had injuries and managed to overcome them. Part of the key to success in the NFL is figuring out a way to win when you have injuries. If you have injured players, then figure out a way to win with your 2nd stringers. Not rocket science.


I think it's rocket science to you. Tell me how did the Colts do w/o Manning? The Bears w/o Cutler? Did you notice a drop in the Texans performance after Schaub got injured? In fact you did, as you commented on that very fact on the Texans' forum. ("The Texans' injury problems have been absolutely the most unluckiest thing the entire year. If not for Schaub's injury, they could have very well gotten the week off I think after the great start they had."- Cogolfer1, January 7, 2012) So you are now contradicting yourself.

For you to compare an injured interior lineman (Kuper) or a 38 year-old safety (Dawkins) vs. a gimpy star quarterback in his prime (Rapistberger) who has led his team to multiple Super Bowl titles and is 10th all-time in QB rating is silly. The quarterback position is considered by many to be the most critical in all of major sports while guards are the least vital position on the offensive line. And McGahee is statistically equal to Moreno.

The bottom line is that it's very difficult to overcome injuries to key players, especially star quarterbacks, and less difficult to replace run-of-the-mill starters, such as the players you mentioned. It's no coincidence that the 3 best healthy quarterbacks in the NFL (Rodgers, Brees, and Brady) teams' are still alive in the playoffs.


I never said that the Steelers' injuries weren't unlucky. They were very unfortunate for them, and might have been the difference in the game. I won't take it back though that you have to overcome injuries in this league. FACT. Each team gets them each year. Yes injuries killed Chicago and Pittsburgh's seasons (leaving out Indy cuz I'm not convinced they'd have made it with Manning they were that bad), but you don't get handicap points put on the board because of that. And while Rodgers, Brees, and Brady are around, a 3rd stringer is still in being TJ Yates, Alex Smith who has successfully proven no one has to know who you are to win a division, and the 3rd worst quarterback in NFL history beating JaMarcus Russel and Ryan Leaf by a slim margin, Tim Tebow is still playing. The Ravens managed to win a Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer, the Bucs with Brad Johnson, so it's not 100% bullet proof you need a great quarterback to win it all. But it does help. :)


LindseyM
Legend
 
# 13    1/13/2012 8:53:40 AM   
here is the next email I received :

In 2012, there will be over 300 games you can play. There is NO CHARGE to play these games.
Payouts will be made twice a year (July and December)
A paid VIP membership may be offered in the future, but that will have no effect on the free version.
A GRAND PRIZE of $5,000 will be awarded at the end of 2012. Each point you earn from playing the games will be a ticket in the drawing. The more points you accumulate, the more chances you have to win.

*****An enhanced Pick4 will be launched prior April 2012.*************
This is a FUN site. Please enjoy it. The games will evolve.

Here are the games you can play for FREE and what you can win:
Sport Description Number of games in 2012 Winners take per game
Pro Basketball Pick the winners of 10 games played on Saturday of each week. 20 Plus Playoffs $20

College Basketball Pick the winners of 10 games played on Wednesday of each week. 12 Plus March Madness $20

Pro Football Pick the winners of all games played. 20 Plus Playoffs $20

Golf Pickem Pick the winners of 10 head-to-head matches of professionals each week. 40 $20

Golf SnipLine Decide which of 10 players will make the cut in each weeks professional tournament. 35 $20

Golf Luck-a Decide what a professional golfer will score on each hole.
There is a game played every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 160 $10

Pro Baseball Pick the winners of 10 games played on Tuesday of each week. 25 Plus Playoffs $20

NASCAR Pick the finishing position of 10 drivers in each race. 36 games $20

UFC Pick the winners of fights 10 games $20/each


notice the asterisk line :)

On a different subject---GO PATRIOTS!!!!


LindseyM
Legend
 
# 14    1/13/2012 8:57:36 AM   

I don't think very many people cared about winning points in Pick4. It was more to do with the competition, it was fun, exciting to follow. I think the new games lack this.


I do agree it was alot of fun and you could see how you were doing against your friends, the new game does lack that.


Participants
cogolfer1 Duckhunter Mongo68 ChadAllen alstaxi LindseyM txgal72 Racer888 ByeByeBirdie heclaisland rankan
Other Topics by LindseyM