2019-2020 Premier League Pick 'Em Rundown
Holy shit guys, the Premier League is back, and with it, your favorite pastime: PICK 'EM!
After two incredibly entertaining races for the top in both contests last season that both saw the good guys win (Man City/yours truly), and the bad guys fall short (Liverpool/all of you), this season is shaping up to be the craziest season yet.
There will be plenty more on the Premier League and the newest Golden Boot winner Moise Kean, but for now I will stick to what I do best: Pick 'Em
In case you forgot (I know you haven't Scott), and because I want you to remember:
So let's get to the rules:
HOW THE GAME WORKS
The Premier League season has 38 weeks, with each of the 20 teams playing each other home and away. Every week each player will pick the score of each game. It's usually 10 games but once the schedule gets really wonky in January/February weeks can consist of anywhere from 7-14 matches, it all comes out in the wash. At the conclusion of the matches each pick will receive a point designation (see below).
The points are awarded as follows:
3 POINTS FOR PICKING THE CORRECT OUTCOME
4 POINTS FOR PICKING EXACT RESULT
So: pick a 3-2 game 2-1, 3 points. Pick it 3-2, 4 points. It’s really fucking simple.
Finally, 5 ADDITIONAL POINTS ARE ADDED TO THE PLAYER WITH THE HIGHEST POINT TOTAL OF THE WEEK.
Running total for the season gives us a winner at the end. (Usually me)
If any week is tied, whoever got ALL of their picks in first wins. Point is, get them in early. It makes my life easier and you are going to lose anyways.
ENTRY FEE/ END OF SEASON PRIZES
So everyone pays a $30 entry fee.
-$5 to the website: (at a little over $200 a year the contribution is appreciated...I'm a teacher)
-$25 will go to the end of the season pool.
Assuming there are about 10 players:
- Keep the website operating by helping everyone pitching in
- Win $250 bucks at the end of the season.
Finally, you can't put a price tag on the chance to mercilessly mock Chase!
HOW DO I PAY?? I DON'T WANT TO BE THAT GUY
It's SUPER easy.
Just venmo my brother Kevin $30 .
*****When you do that if you could also send him a text with your name and number (if he doesn't have it already) so that he can add you to the group chat. (If you don't want to join that shit show of a chat still send him your number saying as much so I can send everyone picks when I can't update the website)******
HOW TO MAKE YOUR PICKS/ SEE YOUR SCORES
Go to www.theschoolofsoccer.net, click on the button in the middle of the screen :
That will shoot you to the PICK EM PAGE, just enter your scores and you are done.
It is always GREATLY appreciated when picks are entered the day before so that I can put together the score sheet and have it ready to send out to everyone.
Once I DO have everyone's picks I will send out the sheet to everyone via text and will also try and post it on the front page of the website.
Once the week is over I will update the scoreboard and post the full pick sheet in the PICKS ARCHIVE page so you can go back and ask yourself why you really picked Sheffield United to pick up points at the Etihad.
That's it, nothing too difficult, just enter the picks, watch the games and lose your money!
So man up and join. Or you can play fantasy football, like you wife, and track yards from scrimmage. Cool.