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Survivor 'Last Man Standing' Game

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by TerribleTowelFlying, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    We've added something different this year (H/T @Ray D for suggesting it). You may be familiar with this already, but if you're not, the survivor (or last man standing pool) is a pick 'em game where you only pick one team to win each week.

    Sounds pretty easy, but the catch is that you cannot pick the same team to win twice. If your selected team wins that week, great, you move on to the next week. If your chosen team loses (you get a strike), then you're eliminated.

    To play, click the Survivor menu item on the navigation menu at the top of any page. On the Survivor page, you'll see the 2015 Regular Season Survivor Elimination Pick'em pool under the available pools, join it.

    Once you've joined, click the manage my picks link in the sub-navigation menu on the top left.

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    From there, click the red link that says Make Pick and make your pick for the week. It shows every game for the week. Select the button next to the team you want to select and then save your picks.

    Just like with the pick'em pool, there's reminder alerts set by default and an option for an email reminder as well if you wish.

    Have fun and good luck.
     
  2. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Great addition! This is not easy by any means. I do this pool every year, the furthest I got was week 9.
     
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  3. Ray D

    Ray D Staff Member Mod Team

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    Thanks for adding it, @TerribleTowelFlying!

    It's always fun and not as easy as it sounds. Upsets really hurt. :lolol:

    My best year was 2001 in my company's pool. We had 45 guys involved. Came down to me and one other guy left for 3 weeks. I believe it was week 14 when we both picked the same game, but different teams. I won. :D (I also kept track after that week to see how far I could have gone - I would have been out the very next week. ;))

    Most years, I can get to week 8-10 give or take. Occasionally, I'm out by week 2. :frustrated:

    There's a fund raiser survivor pool run in a town close to me that gets THOUSANDS of participants. I think the prize pool was over 50K last year. 4 people made it all the way to the end and split it. :shock: And apparently, most years a few people make it to the end. I've been tempted to join it, but I'm not that good or lucky. :blackeye:
     
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  4. Thigpen82

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    I'm in.

    Likely first out as well. Being bad at predictions is the flipside of being an optimistic fan.
     
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  5. pjgruden

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    I love survivor pools. And I usually am out within a couple of weeks, because I always try to pick what I think are the tougher matchups first. Yeah, that strategy hasn't worked for me so far.
     
  6. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    I pick "easy" ones to start, until I can get a feel for how good and bad teams are. Then I employ your strategy.

    It's pure luck though to make it to the end as upsets happen every week.
     
  7. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    :ACK!::ACK!:
    Wow!
     
  8. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    That's a pretty good strategy. It's a coin toss for most of the games for the first couple weeks.
     
  9. SGSteeler

    SGSteeler Well-Known Member

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    Great idea. I've never played a pool like this. I'm excited to get it going!
     
  10. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    My old company did this pool. It was a lot of fun but I usually exit early. Not nearly as simple as I thought it would be.
     
  11. Ray D

    Ray D Staff Member Mod Team

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    Should this be a featured thread too? Or can you only do 1 at a time?
     
  12. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    Yeah, I think it should. You can do more than one at a time, but it takes some styling to make them all show, that I don't quite have the time for ATM. I'll rotate between the two of them for now. :)
     
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  13. luvtheshow

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    I have no "survivor" tab at the top of any page. Is it a seniority thing?
     
  14. darcrav

    darcrav Well-Known Member

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    Are all the picks automatically hidden? TFTH

    wow!!! looking at week 1 it's a tough one.
     
  15. bigsteelerfaninky

    bigsteelerfaninky Well-Known Member

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    Hey can I get my game featured too?

    Also how much is the survivor pool and where do we send it?
     
  16. Ray D

    Ray D Staff Member Mod Team

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    Board bragging rights. ;)
     
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  17. biggbunch68

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    I see everyones picks are hidden except mine, is that the way the board is set up? or did i miss a hide button to click....?
    also on the pickem i see you cant see no ones pick either, i gues this cuts dwn on those copyieng your picks... lol
     
  18. NJSteelerFan

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    Yeah, I felt compelled to pick Seattle just to be "safe"
     
  19. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    Sorry, luv. If you hadn't posted before you wouldn't be able to access it. You should be good now.
     
  20. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    I'm not sure yours needs to be featured, but yeah, we can do that.

    The Survivor pool is free. The prizes are a badge of recognition, your name in the hall of fame, and an invisible trophy of awesomeness.
     
  21. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    You can see yours, but no one else can. They're all hidden.
     
  22. bigsteelerfaninky

    bigsteelerfaninky Well-Known Member

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    It's no problem TTF if it's too big of a deal

    Just occasionally it disappears to the 2nd page
     
  23. grayghost668

    grayghost668 Well-Known Member

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    ok I'm in,,,,I made a nice safe pick,the Seahags,now watch them get blowed out
     

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