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Dutchrudder
08-01-2011, 03:32 PM
This is the second season of the Texans Talk Survivor game! This is a fantasy game that everyone can play. There is no limit to how many people can play, so everyone who has a Yahoo account should join this group! If you don't have a Yahoo account, make one! Prove your football prowess around this board by winning it all, or show your incompetence by picking the Bills, Broncos and Panthers for the first 3 weeks! :D

It's easy to play, all you have to do is pick one team that will win its matchup each week. No spreads are used, only total points, the catch is that you can't pick the same team twice throughout the year. This league is triple elimination, which means after 3 wrong picks and you are out.

The winner or winners will have bragging rights over the next year. Feel free to amend your signature and give yourself a virtual trophy if you win it all!


How to sign up:

You have been invited to join Chris's Private Group in Yahoo! Sports Survival Football (CLICK ME) (http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/survival/register/joingroup).

In order to join the group, just go to Survival Football, and click the "Join a Group" button. From there, enter the following information...

Group ID# 2775
Password: texanstalk


- Please do not invite non-board members to this league, I want to keep it in-house only. Better yet, get them to sign up on the forum to play! :fans::fans::fans:

http://x7e.xanga.com/edcf960a05732271916165/m216875193.jpg

Double Barrel
08-01-2011, 03:33 PM
Sweet. I'm in.

texasguy346
08-01-2011, 03:41 PM
I'm in too. Should be fun

Seņor Stan
08-01-2011, 03:48 PM
I'm in.

Texans34Life
08-01-2011, 04:26 PM
Joined up to defend my title.

BRING

IT

ON!

:)

Dutchrudder
08-02-2011, 04:57 PM
Sign up now or I will kill you all!!!!!!!!!!

texanmojo
08-02-2011, 06:24 PM
Sign up now or I will kill you all!!!!!!!!!!

You scared me with that statement...so I signed up!

JCTexan
08-02-2011, 06:31 PM
Joined up to defend my title.

BRING

IT

ON!

:)

If I recall it was a tie between a few of us.

So I'm here to also defend the title.

Texans34Life
08-03-2011, 03:48 PM
JCTexan, I allow you to use my post so we can defend our title. :)

Texas T
08-05-2011, 03:23 PM
I'm back and hopefully this year I can make it past week 6...

Dutchrudder
08-09-2011, 12:26 PM
All hope abandon ye who enter here.

Dutchrudder
08-23-2011, 11:41 AM
Join this league for great happy times and good fun!

Blake
08-23-2011, 11:57 AM
I'm in. I won last year. 2nd place 2 years ago. BRING IT ON!

Dutchrudder
09-01-2011, 04:29 PM
You have exactly 1 week and 3 days to join this league before you get a strike on your record! We already have about 30 board members in on the action, so join up for fun times and some smack talk!

JCTexan
09-01-2011, 04:41 PM
I'm in. I won last year. 2nd place 2 years ago. BRING IT ON!

I recall you winning the one held on this board, but not this one. This league last year was a four way tie for the championship between Axman, gwallaia, HoustonTexans4Life & myself.

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74429&page=4

Dutchrudder
09-01-2011, 04:56 PM
I recall you winning the one held on this board, but not this one. This league last year was a four way tie for the championship between Axman, gwallaia, HoustonTexans4Life & myself.

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74429&page=4

Yeah, I'm still not clear on how that all worked out with the playoff picks. Must be a bug in the Yahoo system or something.

Texans34Life
09-01-2011, 05:31 PM
I won this one (with 3 others) and I won the Pick'em league. Just to clarify....

Hope to repeat! :)

JCTexan
09-05-2011, 10:17 PM
Don't forget to make your pick for this week...

Giant Tiger
09-07-2011, 08:06 PM
Just signed up :)

Dutchrudder
09-07-2011, 08:55 PM
Just signed up :)

Great! We have a lot of people in the league, but there are about 8 people who have not made their pick for the week. Get on and select just ONE team to win! It's easy!

BetaV1
09-08-2011, 12:24 AM
Great! We have a lot of people in the league, but there are about 8 people who have not made their pick for the week. Get on and select just ONE team to win! It's easy!

I picked! I picked! Stop yelling at me! :(

Dutchrudder
09-08-2011, 12:57 AM
I picked! I picked! Stop yelling at me! :(

Good deal! It looks like about 5 people haven't made their picks, but they have until Sunday to get them in.

Air Canada
09-09-2011, 12:01 AM
I made my pick and I look to be the sleeper for this season of Survivor..... Who wants to know who I picked? :barman:

Dutchrudder
09-09-2011, 05:02 PM
I made my pick and I look to be the sleeper for this season of Survivor..... Who wants to know who I picked? :barman:

The Browns? That's who I picked for week 1. I hope they get a wild card spot this year, but I dont' think they will be able to beat the Steelers for the division.

Showtime100
09-09-2011, 06:38 PM
The Browns? That's who I picked for week 1. I hope they get a wild card spot this year, but I dont' think they will be able to beat the Steelers for the division.

I picked the Browns too. :handshake:

JCTexan
09-09-2011, 11:09 PM
I picked the Browns too. :handshake:

Same here... I don't see them making the playoffs with Pittsburgh & Baltimore in that division, but they should handle Cincinnati at home Sunday. Hoping anyway...

Air Canada
09-10-2011, 06:53 AM
The Browns? That's who I picked for week 1. I hope they get a wild card spot this year, but I dont' think they will be able to beat the Steelers for the division.

Haha... I picked US! :runaway:

Showtime100
09-10-2011, 01:29 PM
Haha... I picked US! :runaway:

A good pick, IMO. I'm actually saving the Texans for a rainy day, an inconceivable strategy in years past.

(pardon the pun, rain is a thing of the past) :tiphat:

JCTexan
09-10-2011, 08:50 PM
A good pick, IMO. I'm actually saving the Texans for a rainy day, an inconceivable strategy in years past.

(pardon the pun, rain is a thing of the past) :tiphat:

Weird analogy but I'm doing the same thing. Both the Carolina & Cincinnati game look like a safer bet & are later in the year.

Showtime100
09-10-2011, 09:21 PM
Weird analogy but I'm doing the same thing. Both the Carolina & Cincinnati game look like a safer bet & are later in the year.

Really? "Save it for a rainy day?" (in this case a rainy day being 2 strikes and no teams left playing a lesser opponent) Hmmm. I'm getting old. :D

JCTexan
09-11-2011, 12:37 AM
Really? "Save it for a rainy day?" (in this case a rainy day being 2 strikes and no teams left playing a lesser opponent) Hmmm. I'm getting old. :D

Ok, I guess I plan on Houston winning when I pick them. It can't be a 'rainy day' if they win, right?

Showtime100
09-11-2011, 01:46 AM
Ok, I guess I plan on Houston winning when I pick them. It can't be a 'rainy day' if they win, right?

Always great if they win. I'd take 3 strikes right now in exchange for Houston getting to a 3-0 start.

I like the save the best teams as long as possible as we all do and this year for the first time Houston is one of those teams I don't want to use too early in the season.

JCTexan
09-11-2011, 01:50 AM
I like the save the best teams as long as possible as we all do and this year for the first time Houston is one of those teams I don't want to use too early in the season.

Yeah, no kidding. Saving Pittsburgh for week 16 was the best decision I made in survivor last year. They won while everyone else still alive in the league ended up with a strike that week.

JCTexan
09-11-2011, 04:37 PM
Cincinnati & Buffalo winning just got 20 of us strikes. For the 2nd year in a row I start the survivor league with a strike.

Dutchrudder
09-11-2011, 04:40 PM
Well, strike 1.... Thanks a lot Browns...

LikeMike
09-11-2011, 06:25 PM
That`s why I picked the only sure thing: the Texans ;-).

On another note: I feel stupid for not starting Steve Smith (Car) in my fantasy league...

Air Canada
09-11-2011, 08:06 PM
That`s why I picked the only sure thing: the Texans ;-).

On another note: I feel stupid for not starting Steve Smith (Car) in my fantasy league...

Haha.. exactly... who could feel better off trusting the Browns and Chiefs going into this season... Those of you that picked the Cardinals and their were many.. dodged a bullet chumps:choke:

JCTexan
09-11-2011, 08:18 PM
Haha.. exactly... who could feel better off trusting the Browns and Chiefs going into this season... Those of you that picked the Cardinals and their were many.. dodged a bullet chumps:choke:

It wasn't trusting the Chiefs or Browns more. It was wanting to save the Texans for later. They still have the Panthers, Bengals, Browns & Raiders on the schedule. :kitten:

Showtime100
09-11-2011, 08:20 PM
Maybe I should have used the Niners this week. :D

*goes to look at Seattle's schedule for the season*

Air Canada
09-11-2011, 08:20 PM
It wasn't trusting the Chiefs or Browns more. It was wanting to save the Texans for later. They still have the Panthers, Bengals, Browns & Raiders on the schedule. :kitten:

Yeah, but those teams were playing teams more or less on there level... not worth the risk to save the Texans in the best week to pick them... There are far more teams to choose and save for later.... Especially in week 1 when there is a huge unknown on how good teams like those will be.. ie the Bills

Giant Tiger
09-12-2011, 08:56 AM
Haha.. exactly... who could feel better off trusting the Browns and Chiefs going into this season... Those of you that picked the Cardinals and their were many.. dodged a bullet chumps:choke:

I went with the Cardinals, but they were actually my 4th choice; I wanted to go with the Browns or Chiefs but I kept changing my mind. I thought of going with the Buccaneers but Detroit's on the rise, so I held off. I just hoped for the best with Arizona, so I can't complain. The Chiefs must be giving everybody 2nd thoughts right now.

Vinny
09-12-2011, 09:21 AM
I had the 9ers picked but I took the Browns due to Alex Smith. Ugh....I think I must have some self-imposed lockout karma hitting back. The friggin' skidmarks. I must be a glutton for punishment.

JCTexan
09-12-2011, 12:22 PM
I went with the Cardinals, but they were actually my 4th choice; I wanted to go with the Browns or Chiefs but I kept changing my mind. I thought of going with the Buccaneers but Detroit's on the rise, so I held off. I just hoped for the best with Arizona, so I can't complain. The Chiefs must be giving everybody 2nd thoughts right now.

I had 2nd thoughts the entire preseason about the Chiefs. It was the reason I was hesitant to pick them this week. I didn't see them losing 41-7 to the Bills, though.

Dutchrudder
09-12-2011, 12:24 PM
This week I'm going with the Bills! Ride the hot streak!

JCTexan
09-12-2011, 12:30 PM
This week I'm going with the Bills! Ride the hot streak!

I won't say exactly who I will pick yet as I tend to change my mind frequently, but after a strike this week it will likely be between Green Bay, Baltimore or Pittsburgh.

BetaV1
09-13-2011, 05:13 AM
Haha.. exactly... who could feel better off trusting the Browns and Chiefs going into this season... Those of you that picked the Cardinals and their were many.. dodged a bullet chumps:choke:

:fingergun: I'm not a fan of "saving" teams for later. The goal is to survivor the current week so you live to fight the next. Hard to use the Patriots and Ravens when you're out by week 3 because you thought the Browns and Chiefs could get you by. Then again, this is triple elimination, soooo....

JCTexan
09-13-2011, 03:18 PM
:fingergun: I'm not a fan of "saving" teams for later. The goal is to survivor the current week so you live to fight the next. Hard to use the Patriots and Ravens when you're out by week 3 because you thought the Browns and Chiefs could get you by. Then again, this is triple elimination, soooo....

That's good advice and I tend to agree, but if you go far at all in this league you will have to be picking teams like Cleveland down the road. Looking at Cleveland's schedule the weakest team on it looked to be Cincinnati (possibly Seattle?). At home, and facing a team thought to be one of the worst who is starting a rookie QB, I took my chance with Cleveland. It didn't work out but any given Sunday, right? If you look at 'pick distribution' for survivor games the #2 & #4 highest picks both got beat this week & the #1 could have very easily.

BetaV1
09-13-2011, 04:35 PM
That's good advice and I tend to agree, but if you go far at all in this league you will have to be picking teams like Cleveland down the road. Looking at Cleveland's schedule the weakest team on it looked to be Cincinnati (possibly Seattle?). At home, and facing a team thought to be one of the worst who is starting a rookie QB, I took my chance with Cleveland. It didn't work out but any given Sunday, right? If you look at 'pick distribution' for survivor games the #2 & #4 highest picks both got beat this week & the #1 could have very easily.

While Cleveland's schedule seems hard later on, there are only 17 teams you'll need to be picking in this thing assuming it's for regular season only. That means you have 15 teams you won't ever touch. Cleveland will probably be one of them for me. Plus who knows what can happen later in the season to affect matches? Imagine saving the Packers because they have a seemingly easy matchup in week 11 against the Bucs at Green Bay...only to have Rodgers go down in week 10. :kubepalm:

Then again, who am I? lol. These things are so up to chance it's crazy. Honestly, I didn't expect Cleveland to lose that game either. I had them picked in a straight pick'ems pool, but how 'bout dem Bengals. :ahhaha: Like you said, any given Sunday.

Vinny
09-13-2011, 04:50 PM
That's good advice and I tend to agree, but if you go far at all in this league you will have to be picking teams like Cleveland down the road. Looking at Cleveland's schedule the weakest team on it looked to be Cincinnati (possibly Seattle?). At home, and facing a team thought to be one of the worst who is starting a rookie QB, I took my chance with Cleveland. It didn't work out but any given Sunday, right? If you look at 'pick distribution' for survivor games the #2 & #4 highest picks both got beat this week & the #1 could have very easily.
yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Bengals rookie qb, rookie wr, and losing key players such as Carson Palmer, Joseph and Chad Johnson....eh, leave it to the Browns to lose here.

Blake
09-16-2011, 12:07 PM
Wow. I think over half the users lost with the Browns and Chiefs. Including myself...(Browns)

This week I need a 100% guaranteed win. I finished top 2 in the last 2 years doing this on this message board. Gotta get back in the game!

JCTexan
09-18-2011, 04:38 PM
I went 7-3 in the early games today. The one's I got wrong were Buffalo, Cleveland & Tennessee all winning.

Oops. Saw pick-em & thought it was the pick-em league thread.

Blake
09-21-2011, 03:16 PM
Wow. I think over half the users lost with the Browns and Chiefs. Including myself...(Browns)

This week I need a 100% guaranteed win. I finished top 2 in the last 2 years doing this on this message board. Gotta get back in the game!

Almost had a heart attack picking the Packers and seeing the Panthers start fast like that. Week three has a few interesting choices. Alot of road teams will be picked I think. I also see an upset special giving alot of people a strike.

JCTexan
09-21-2011, 08:46 PM
Almost had a heart attack picking the Packers and seeing the Panthers start fast like that. Week three has a few interesting choices. Alot of road teams will be picked I think. I also see an upset special giving alot of people a strike.

Any guesses on who that upset will be? The majority seem to be going with San Diego this week (58%). The only other team being picked above six percent is Pittsburgh (13%).

Dutchrudder
09-22-2011, 10:14 AM
I went with the Jets last week just to assure the win. I think I'll keep doing that. Dogging on KC, SEA and Indy from here on out.

Blake
09-22-2011, 10:25 AM
Any guesses on who that upset will be? The majority seem to be going with San Diego this week (58%). The only other team being picked above six percent is Pittsburgh (13%).

Rule #1. Dont bank on a divisional game. You never know what is going to happen. Also they are very familiar with eachother so its not like KC will be surprised.

I can see KC giving SD a game in SD. Possibly winning.

Seņor Stan
09-22-2011, 10:37 AM
I'm getting killed in this thing...0fer 2 and neither has even been remotely close.

Chiefs/Bills and Ravens/Titans.

Blake
09-22-2011, 10:55 AM
I'm getting killed in this thing...0fer 2 and neither has even been remotely close.

Chiefs/Bills and Ravens/Titans.

I am thinking the Ravens were on cloud 9 all week celebrating their win against a divisional Steelers team, and forgot how to prepare. I think getting smacked in the mouth by the Titans will get them grounded and they should bounce back this week.

JCTexan
09-22-2011, 12:46 PM
Rule #1. Dont bank on a divisional game. You never know what is going to happen. Also they are very familiar with eachother so its not like KC will be surprised.

I can see KC giving SD a game in SD. Possibly winning.

I understand, but I'm hedging my bets on San Diego this week. Kansas City's offense has looked pathetic so far and their best offensive player (Charles) is out for the year. Their defense has also given up over 40 points in back to back weeks. After losing to New England in a tough game, San Diego has to rebound at home against a weak Kansas City squad.

I am thinking the Ravens were on cloud 9 all week celebrating their win against a divisional Steelers team, and forgot how to prepare. I think getting smacked in the mouth by the Titans will get them grounded and they should bounce back this week.

So you're going with Baltimore this week?

JCTexan
09-26-2011, 03:16 PM
Rule #1. Dont bank on a divisional game. You never know what is going to happen. Also they are very familiar with eachother so its not like KC will be surprised.

I can see KC giving SD a game in SD. Possibly winning.

That game was definitely closer than I thought it would be. I don't think that Pittsburgh pick made you feel any more comfortable than Green Bay last week, though.

Dutchrudder
09-26-2011, 04:50 PM
Eh, survived another week. We had a few people strike out this week, but none of them even made a pick this week. Keep up with your picks, this is a big group and winning it will be pretty badass!

Giant Tiger
09-26-2011, 11:57 PM
I picked Carolina, but I have to admit I had thought of going with Minnesota. I was kicking myself early in the day. Good thing I stuck with the Panthers :whew

BetaV1
09-27-2011, 03:05 PM
:runaway:

BetaV1
10-05-2011, 02:46 PM
You guys better still be playing! :bat:

Dutchrudder
10-05-2011, 04:44 PM
I only have 1 strike so far, and most people are still doing well. Only a few people have gone out so far, and there are plenty of games ahead to start knocking people out.

JCTexan
10-09-2011, 05:32 PM
The Giants losing just gave a bunch of us strikes.