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Dutchrudder
07-28-2012, 10:58 PM
It's that time again, so join up early and make your picks count! Last year's winner was Texans34Life, and well we can't let that happen again...

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 single elimination, which means one wrong pick and you are out.

The winner or winners - if people survive the whole season - 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:


In order to join the group, just go to Survival Football, (http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/survival) and click the "Join a Group" button. From there, enter the following information:

Group ID#: 1255
Password: texanstalk

- Please do not invite non-board members to this league, I want to keep it in-house only.

JCTexan
07-29-2012, 03:05 AM
It's that time again, so join up early and make your picks count! Last year's winner was Texans34Life, and well we can't let that happen again...

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 single elimination, which means one wrong pick and you are out.

The winner or winners - if people survive the whole season - 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:



- Please do not invite non-board members to this league, I want to keep it in-house only.

I'm in.

Texas T
07-29-2012, 01:09 PM
It's that time again, so join up early and make your picks count! Last year's winner was Texans34Life, and well we can't let that happen again...

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 single elimination, which means one wrong pick and you are out.

The winner or winners - if people survive the whole season - 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:



- Please do not invite non-board members to this league, I want to keep it in-house only.

In again! Hope I make it past week 6 this year...

Dutchrudder
08-02-2012, 11:50 AM
Bump it!

Double Barrel
08-02-2012, 01:02 PM
Signed! Thanks for the invite.

Seņor Stan
08-02-2012, 01:31 PM
I'm in...

TD
08-02-2012, 03:14 PM
I think I have lost Week 1 every time we did single elimination. :gun:

Dutchrudder
08-02-2012, 03:44 PM
I think I have lost Week 1 every time we did single elimination. :gun:


Long time no see TD!

You get 3 strikes, so don't worry too much.

TD
08-02-2012, 04:08 PM
Long time no see TD!

You get 3 strikes, so don't worry too much.

Good. You put single strike in the original post. That generally means short season for me.

I Got the invite for this on Yahoo and realized it has been awhile since I visited. Its getting about that time again. :)

Khari
08-02-2012, 05:49 PM
I need like ten strikes....

Dutchrudder
08-02-2012, 06:09 PM
Good. You put single strike in the original post. That generally means short season for me.

I Got the invite for this on Yahoo and realized it has been awhile since I visited. Its getting about that time again. :)

Oh, whoops. I copied the OP from the past year's thread. Last year was 3 strikes as well after some one suggested it. I assure you, there are 3 X's next to your name so you will be able to have a few screw ups. However, the winner will be the person with the least amount of strikes total, but if they are tied it will come down to who had the latest strikes.

The Pencil Neck
08-02-2012, 06:09 PM
Even though I suck at this, I'm in.

Fili
08-04-2012, 02:54 AM
I'll give it a shot.

Ryan
08-04-2012, 03:11 AM
I definitely would like to join, but in every pick em/survival league ive joined in the past several years, i usually forget to make my picks. :facepalm:

Dutchrudder
08-09-2012, 01:50 PM
Bumpity.

Pick'em
Group ID: 13762
Password: texanstalk
LINK (http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/pickem)

Survival
Group ID#: 1255
Password: texanstalk
LINK (http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/survival)

SCOTTexans
08-13-2012, 05:31 PM
I have joined

Scooter
08-15-2012, 08:57 PM
i'm in.

Lucky
08-16-2012, 12:05 AM
It's that time again, so join up early and make your picks count! Last year's winner was Texans34Life, and well we can't let that happen again...
We(?) didn't let Texans34Life win last year, either. I won that league.

Dutchrudder
08-16-2012, 01:06 AM
We(?) didn't let Texans34Life win last year, either. I won that league.

Oh, well I was reading the 2010 thread then. Oops...

Vinny
08-20-2012, 08:30 PM
I'm all signed up

TexanDave
08-20-2012, 08:42 PM
I'm in.

JCTexan
08-24-2012, 06:10 PM
Do any of you do other types of survivor leagues? I'm in two other leagues that have their own set of rules. In one you have to pick a road team each week and the other you have to pick an underdog. Is anyone else in multiple leagues with a different set of rules?

Showtime100
08-28-2012, 06:16 AM
- Please do not invite non-board members to this league, I want to keep it in-house only.

What about wives that have x-number of years with us?


For some reason she can't get in with the 1255 group id.

Dutchrudder
08-28-2012, 10:05 AM
What about wives that have x-number of years with us?


For some reason she can't get in with the 1255 group id.

I suppose spouses are fine, but the idea is to talk about it on the board. If someone who's not here wins, then they aren't really the TTalk champion... :)

Showtime100
08-28-2012, 10:16 AM
I suppose spouses are fine, but the idea is to talk about it on the board. If someone who's not here wins, then they aren't really the TTalk champion... :)

Cool. She's having trouble getting in anyway. If nothing else she'll help me on my picks. I ask her which team and click the one she didn't mention. :D

IF she gets in she'll probably use the name weazel, fyi. :)

Thanks.

Dutchrudder
08-31-2012, 03:48 PM
Bump. You guys have about 1 week to sign up. Get on board!

We now have 41 players in the survival league!

Ryan
09-01-2012, 01:09 PM
I joined. My team name is "I Will Forget To Pick". Happens every year. :kitten:

Joeycharp89
09-02-2012, 08:20 PM
In there as "Sharpie"

drs23
09-02-2012, 09:33 PM
Don't forget the Pick 'EM league either! Sign up now!

Giant Tiger
09-03-2012, 10:26 AM
Just signed up... hopefully I won't outsmart myself like last year :cutthroat:

KMG 365
09-08-2012, 10:40 AM
Do any of you do other types of survivor leagues? I'm in two other leagues that have their own set of rules. In one you have to pick a road team each week and the other you have to pick an underdog. Is anyone else in multiple leagues with a different set of rules?

I used to play loser survivor. That's where you pick a team you think will lose instead of picking one to win. I haven't played it in a couple of years. It was never that popular.

Over at clutchfans there is a game called touchdown survivor. Instead of picking a team to win, you pick a player you think will score a touchdown.

Showtime100
09-09-2012, 04:05 PM
Cleveland is going to screw my week. Oh well, at least my survival reputation will be intact. :D

JCTexan
09-09-2012, 04:12 PM
Cleveland is going to screw my week. Oh well, at least my survival reputation will be intact. :D

I finally picked a winner in week 1. Houston did me good. :)

Dutchrudder
09-09-2012, 04:15 PM
The Rams gave me a scare today, but I survived with the Lions.

JCTexan
09-09-2012, 04:41 PM
Cleveland is going to screw my week. Oh well, at least my survival reputation will be intact. :D

Philly scored a late Touchdown to win it 17-16.

Showtime100
09-09-2012, 04:43 PM
Philly scored a late Touchdown to win it 17-16.

Lol, yeah, just saw that. Cutting it close to say the least.

JCTexan
09-09-2012, 04:45 PM
Lol, yeah, just saw that. Cutting it close to say the least.

I had Philly as my road team. I was glad they didn't lose. :D

SCOTTexans
09-10-2012, 01:12 PM
The Seahawks just couldn't get their only win of the season... 4 plays on the 4 yard line and choked.... One strike for me.

Ryan
09-11-2012, 05:46 PM
Rolling with the Redskins this week.

TexanDave
09-12-2012, 02:58 PM
Went with the Seahawks and lost but was happy to see Kolb come in and drive down for the touchdown.

JCTexan
09-16-2012, 04:50 PM
Arizona winning gave eighteen of you strikes. Glad I stayed away from the Patriots this week. :)

Showtime100
09-16-2012, 05:01 PM
I had the gggggGeeeEEEE Men who barely beat Tampa Bay. That makes two narrow escapes for me.

The Pencil Neck
09-16-2012, 07:37 PM
Arizona winning gave eighteen of you strikes. Glad I stayed away from the Patriots this week. :)

This sort of thing happens to me every damned year.

I am the suxor at survival football.

Dutchrudder
09-16-2012, 07:45 PM
I got burned by the Patriots, but honestly I was rooting for the Cardinals in that game anyways. Screw the Pats, Texans are going for the #1 seed in the AFC!!!

Ryan
09-17-2012, 05:32 PM
I thought i was golden with my Redskins pick too. But i'm glad i saved my Patriots pick for later on.

Vinny
09-17-2012, 07:34 PM
It was like I had schizophrenia during the Giants game (glad I started Eli in the battle red league)...but Eli pulled it out and I dogged a bullet.

I picked too many road dogs in my pick'em though. I knew I had too many road teams but I went with conventional thinking way too much....not gonna do that again. I seriously had the Seahawks beating the Cowboys because the Seachickens play so well up there...but I just got lost in the conventional thinking from the talking heads, picked the Cowboys and blew it.

The league changes from year to year so the early games can be quite tough. Right now there are about 3-4 teams that are just awful....Everyone else can beat anyone else, but the injuries and the cream will rise over the next few weeks so it will start to sort out in the coming weeks.

Giant Tiger
09-17-2012, 09:51 PM
Well, I can't laugh at anybody who picked New England... I went with Oakland :smiliepalm:

SCOTTexans
09-17-2012, 10:32 PM
I got a strike last week with the seahawks so i went with the sure thing this week :texans:

TexanDave
09-18-2012, 02:39 PM
Wow, I suck at picking sure winners. Seattle in week 1 and Washington in week 2. If I pick a team they are guaranteed to lose.

I am officially eliminating myself this week and taking one for the Texans by picking Denver. :texflag:

axman40
09-18-2012, 07:25 PM
Damn that Brady!
:toropalm:

Showtime100
09-23-2012, 02:39 PM
By complete accident I've chosen all NFC East teams so far.

Phildelphia
NY Giants
and now Dallas.

..........................................curious.

JCTexan
09-23-2012, 09:00 PM
By complete accident I've chosen all NFC East teams so far.

Phildelphia
NY Giants
and now Dallas.

..........................................curious.

It has gotten you through week three without a strike. I picked SF this week to get my first strike. Three of the top five selections this week lost.

Ryan
09-24-2012, 06:32 PM
Two strikes now after going for San Fran

TexanDave
09-25-2012, 09:36 AM
I took one for the team and picked the Broncos to eliminate myself but I am superstitious and believe that I helped the Texans win because of that. :kingkong:

Dutchrudder
09-25-2012, 10:16 AM
I took one for the team and picked the Broncos to eliminate myself but I am superstitious and believe that I helped the Texans win because of that. :kingkong:

Next time I'm hitting on a hot girl and she has a fat friend I'll give you a call.

The Pencil Neck
09-25-2012, 01:42 PM
Two strikes now after going for San Fran

Same here. One week, New England, the next week, San Fran -- I'm just happy I didn't jinx the Texans the first week.

Vinny
09-25-2012, 03:06 PM
I just took my first strike...I picked Indy. @#$%! Gabbert. The league has been wonderfully unpredictable this season. Except for that little replacement ref thing.

JCTexan
10-07-2012, 07:53 PM
Everyone has at least one strike now.

Dutchrudder
10-07-2012, 10:30 PM
http://gifs.gifbin.com/272909002.gif

I'M OUT!

KMG 365
10-13-2012, 03:19 PM
I'm out.

Thanks to the OP for arranging this game. See you next year.

Vinny
11-13-2012, 01:56 PM
man, I figured the Dolphins were going to chump-change the Titans. My second strike. I got too tricky this week when I just should have gone with the best odds.

The Pencil Neck
11-13-2012, 01:59 PM
man, I figured the Dolphins were going to chump-change the Titans. My second strike. I got too tricky this week when I just should have gone with the best odds.

The Steelers almost gave me my third strike Monday. But I'm still in it!

Dutchrudder
11-13-2012, 02:09 PM
Wow, 14 people still going for it. Three people with 1 strike, eleven with 2. Good luck to you all, it's gonna be tough the next seven weeks!

Trail.Blazr
11-13-2012, 02:31 PM
Thanksgiving week looks to be brutal for survival picks.

A lot of the top teams have been taken by many. The picking IS going to be real challenging moving forward. This is fun.

SCOTTexans
11-13-2012, 02:54 PM
Out.... i forgot to pick this week....

Vinny
11-13-2012, 03:49 PM
man, I figured the Dolphins were going to chump-change the Titans. My second strike. I got too tricky this week when I just should have gone with the best odds.

The Steelers almost gave me my third strike Monday. But I'm still in it!Bogus holding penalty on that Bowe TD (double curses for me since I own Bowe in two FFL's). That call must have pissed off thousands of fantasy players but also pleased thousands of survivor players nationwide.

Lucky
11-18-2012, 11:45 AM
Went with Peyton and the Broncs this week. Pretty much out of good teams, now.

The Pencil Neck
11-19-2012, 11:42 AM
Went with Peyton and the Broncs this week. Pretty much out of good teams, now.

Same here.

Next week is going to be brutal. The few good teams left that I haven't picked are all up against tough opponents.

Vinny
12-13-2012, 03:07 PM
still alive and kicking!

Showtime100
12-13-2012, 04:34 PM
still alive and kicking!

Yeah, lol. I haven't lasted this long that I can remember.

Texas T
12-18-2012, 10:32 AM
Yeah, lol. I haven't lasted this long that I can remember.

Join the club. I'm usually out by week 6!!

Heath Shuler
12-20-2012, 07:06 PM
It's that time again, so join up early and make your picks count! Last year's winner was Texans34Life, and well we can't let that happen again...

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 single elimination, which means one wrong pick and you are out.

The winner or winners - if people survive the whole season - 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!




Does this end with the end of the regular season?

JCTexan
12-21-2012, 12:11 AM
Does this end with the end of the regular season?

No, it'll continue in the playoffs. You will also get a fresh slate picking teams in the playoffs.

Showtime100
12-25-2012, 12:42 PM
I've got a question about the playoffs. I have never lasted until season's end so I was wondering what the rules are for the post season.

I looked at the settings and it said nothing so I'll assume we go on just like normal with whatever teams we still have available?

I ask because there are a couple of teams I could pick that will not be around next week and it would be tempting to use one of those teams as opposed to "waisting" a playoff team for the last regular season pick.

Thanks in advance! :gamer:

JCTexan
12-25-2012, 12:52 PM
I've got a question about the playoffs. I have never lasted until season's end so I was wondering what the rules are for the post season.

I looked at the settings and it said nothing so I'll assume we go on just like normal with whatever teams we still have available?

I ask because there are a couple of teams I could pick that will not be around next week and it would be tempting to use one of those teams as opposed to "waisting" a playoff team for the last regular season pick.

Thanks in advance! :gamer:

I answered that in the post above yours but I'll restate it. I made it to the playoffs a couple years ago so this comes with some knowledge of the rules: You will get a fresh slate of teams to pick. Same rules apply. You can only pick a team once in the playoffs.

Showtime100
12-25-2012, 01:04 PM
I answered that in the post above yours but I'll restate it. I made it to the playoffs a couple years ago so this comes with some knowledge of the rules: You will get a fresh slate of teams to pick. Same rules apply. You can only pick a team once in the playoffs.

Thank you Jon. Sorry, I should have read through the thread first. Good info!

MSR

Showtime100
01-13-2013, 02:02 AM
.....and then there were two.

(Please God. Give me my third strike in exchange for a Texans win.) :roast:

Geez, maybe I'd better clarify that. :eek:

JCTexan
01-15-2013, 04:41 PM
.....and then there were two.

(Please God. Give me my third strike in exchange for a Texans win.) :roast:

Geez, maybe I'd better clarify that. :eek:

I can't decide whether to congratulate or neg rep you. I will just choose to do nothing. Oh, & I'm rooting for Get Lucky to win. Picking against Houston is unforgivable. :tiphat:

Showtime100
01-16-2013, 05:03 AM
I can't decide whether to congratulate or neg rep you. I will just choose to do nothing. Oh, & I'm rooting for Get Lucky to win. Picking against Houston is unforgivable. :tiphat:

I can't say I blame you. Denver was the obvious choice for me also until I read the forcast of Hi 20 Lw 8. Manning is still a Dome QB in my mind and the cold weather I thought would negate Manning.

Houston, well, I had no confidence in these Texans to win against NE, sad but true.

JCTexan
01-20-2013, 09:58 PM
Congratulations Showtime!

Showtime100
01-20-2013, 10:00 PM
Congratulations Showtime!

Thank you JC. You are the man.

Lucky
01-21-2013, 09:51 PM
Nice job, Showtime.

One overtime loss in 18 weeks. Then the Ravens beat me twice in a row. Now I know how Manning and Brady feel.

Showtime100
01-21-2013, 10:06 PM
Nice job, Showtime.

One overtime loss in 18 weeks. Then the Ravens beat me twice in a row. Now I know how Manning and Brady feel.

I appreciate it Lucky. :tiphat:

That was the first time I even made it to the second half of the season, let alone finish it. I was very lucky (no pun intended...lol).

Dutchrudder
01-22-2013, 11:26 AM
Congrats Showtime! You made it all the way to the Super Bowl! I don't think we have ever had anyone make it that far in the TT survival games. Two years ago everyone but one guy in the playoffs lost when the Seahawks upset the Saints. I think that was the farthest anyone has gone up until this year. You should pick the Super Bowl winner too and see if you can get through the full season.

JCTexan
01-22-2013, 12:46 PM
Congrats Showtime! You made it all the way to the Super Bowl! I don't think we have ever had anyone make it that far in the TT survival games. Two years ago everyone but one guy in the playoffs lost when the Seahawks upset the Saints. I think that was the farthest anyone has gone up until this year. You should pick the Super Bowl winner too and see if you can get through the full season.

Is Showtime still able to pick? Once everyone is eliminated and the only participant has a strike I believe it's over. Maybe Showtime can clarify?

Two years ago everyone remaining picked the Saints. Multiple people (including myself) tied for the championship that year.

Lucky
01-22-2013, 12:51 PM
Congrats Showtime! You made it all the way to the Super Bowl! I don't think we have ever had anyone make it that far in the TT survival games. Two years ago everyone but one guy in the playoffs lost when the Seahawks upset the Saints. I think that was the farthest anyone has gone up until this year. You should pick the Super Bowl winner too and see if you can get through the full season.
I made it last year, picked the Giants (had already taken the Pats) and won.

Showtime100
01-22-2013, 02:10 PM
Is Showtime still able to pick? Once everyone is eliminated and the only participant has a strike I believe it's over. Maybe Showtime can clarify?

Two years ago everyone remaining picked the Saints. Multiple people (including myself) tied for the championship that year.

No, it's done and it already has a green check mark where my Super Bowl pick would be, also no "edit" prompt. Just as well, since I took SF I would have had to pick Baltimore which wouldn't be where my hard earned money would have gone....lol.

Thanks again guys!! I was a lot of fun trying to hang in there week after week (after my two strikes). Looking forward to next year.

Dutchrudder
01-22-2013, 02:28 PM
Is Showtime still able to pick? Once everyone is eliminated and the only participant has a strike I believe it's over. Maybe Showtime can clarify?

Two years ago everyone remaining picked the Saints. Multiple people (including myself) tied for the championship that year.

I made it last year, picked the Giants (had already taken the Pats) and won.

Hmmm, OK I sit corrected. Well, I have started this league 3 years in a row now, and have been out by at least week 8 every time. So I'll trust your memories, since I gave up about half-way through it.... :)