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Pick 'Em 2020: Welcome Back to the Shit Show

Welcome back to Pick 'Em, where the rules matter and the points never go to Richard.

If you forgot how last season ended, let me remind you:

Chase and Richard continued their battle at the bottom with Richard ultimately winning out, while at the top of the table Josh claimed his first title with a nail biter over Chip.

Of course this is a brand new season so everyone starts fresh with an equal chance of winning. Well, mostly. (See above.)

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).

POINTS

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)

TIE-BREAKERS

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

The winner of the 2020-2021 Pick 'Em season will receive the following prize:

Their favorite team's kit with PICK 'EM CHAMP as the name and '21 as the number.

Once the winner is determined, Kevin Foley will handle the ordering of the kit as well as contacting everyone for reimbursement, It should be only be a few bucks each.

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.

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