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(ESPN)   In an attempt for people to pay attention to them, the St. Louis Rams will pay $100,000 if you correctly predict their 2014 schedule   (espn.go.com ) divider line
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402 clicks; posted to Sports » on 15 Apr 2014 at 4:43 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-04-15 11:01:03 AM  
Failure and heartbreak.

Where's my hundred grand?
 
2014-04-15 11:32:57 AM  
L L W L L L W L W L Bye W L L L W L
 
2014-04-15 12:08:43 PM  

BunkoSquad: L L W L L L W L W L Bye W L L L W L


L L L L L L L L L L (Bye-L) L L L L L L
 
2014-04-15 02:01:46 PM  
Can I predict the season will be cancelled due to the Yellowstone Caldera blowing up? 'Cause if that thing goes, I could really use an extra 100 grand.
 
2014-04-15 03:21:47 PM  
We know the opponents and which are home and which areroad. We know the last game will be against a division rival. We know they will have at least one Thursday night game. And it should not be too hard to figure out baseball conflicts. So it's not like total guesswork.

If I could math i would calculate the odds of someone making an educated guess.
 
2014-04-15 03:53:15 PM  
Prediction for Rams @ Seahawks:

Kendall Langford will once again lose his cool and be ejected from the game.
 
2014-04-15 04:24:48 PM  
I'm sorry, you're all wrong.

The answer we were looking for was:

fail.brm.sk
 
2014-04-15 04:46:24 PM  
I predict they will be forced into court asset seizure by game 4, causing Sam Bradford to become legal property of the state, to be sold to the highest bidder to cover debts.
 
2014-04-15 05:02:12 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: We know the opponents and which are home and which areroad. We know the last game will be against a division rival. We know they will have at least one Thursday night game. And it should not be too hard to figure out baseball conflicts. So it's not like total guesswork.

If I could math i would calculate the odds of someone making an educated guess.


Still... the correct order is the massively tricky thing.
 
2014-04-15 05:03:30 PM  
The odds of that are not too good. Just getting the teams and the location in order would be 17! (well, a little less since you know a team cannot play a team two games in a row), which is 1 in 355687428096000, and that doesn't include getting the right day.

*17! because you know the home and away games already, and including the bye, that makes it 17!
 
2014-04-15 05:23:46 PM  

machoprogrammer: The odds of that are not too good. Just getting the teams and the location in order would be 17! (well, a little less since you know a team cannot play a team two games in a row), which is 1 in 355687428096000, and that doesn't include getting the right day.


So a cancelled season is actually the most likely odds.
 
2014-04-15 05:25:58 PM  

BunkoSquad: L L W L L L W L W L Bye W L L L W L


Is Sam Bradford going to be healthy? If he's healthy I'm predicting 8-8. If he's not healthy I'm... actually I'm still predicting 8-8.
 
2014-04-15 05:27:54 PM  

machoprogrammer: The odds of that are not too good. Just getting the teams and the location in order would be 17! (well, a little less since you know a team cannot play a team two games in a row), which is 1 in 355687428096000, and that doesn't include getting the right day.

*17! because you know the home and away games already, and including the bye, that makes it 17!


Unless you know the schedulers. Or even their strong tendencies.
 
2014-04-15 05:44:18 PM  
Oh, hell. I was going to comment on how these are actually pretty good odds, compared to most contests, but it's guessing the actual schedule, not just Ws and Ls. Yeah, you have a better chance of winning the $1,000,000 prize in powerball twice than this.
 
2014-04-15 05:45:03 PM  
Week 1: Loss to the Chiefs
Week 2: Loss to the Boy Scouts
Week 3: Loss of my lunch
Week 4: Loss of viewer interest
Weeks 5-17: Nobody cares.
 
2014-04-15 05:49:21 PM  
The Buffalo Bills have created a similar contest, with a prize of season tickets for life if a fan correctly guesses the team's schedule. The entry that correctly predicts the most games will win 2014 season tickets.

Sooo, up until their lease runs out in 2019 and they move to LA?
 
2014-04-15 05:52:52 PM  
Was going to enter it but they want all your personal info up front.  I'd start with a name and an email, and ask for your address and phone afterward.  There's also not a way to opt out of any emails, so it's possible they'll just spam you with Rams emails. Sorry, Rams.
 
2014-04-15 06:06:27 PM  
Didn't read the rules but what happens if they flex a game so that makes you wrong? Or conversely. What if flexing it makes your pick correct? I assume that give them an out since these contests are shiatty that way.
 
2014-04-15 06:29:08 PM  
it's the Jeff Fisher Rams

they'll lose games they should easily win, get blown out by teams they should lose to, win a few games by a field goal, and then surprise everybody with a win over a quality team or few

all the while questions about quarterbacks will fill the air all season, finally finishing with a 8-8 record and missing the playoffs
 
2014-04-15 08:18:27 PM  
Well figuring out the actual teams isn't too difficult because the NFL uses a rotating schedule.

Lost Thought 00: machoprogrammer: The odds of that are not too good. Just getting the teams and the location in order would be 17! (well, a little less since you know a team cannot play a team two games in a row), which is 1 in 355687428096000, and that doesn't include getting the right day.

*17! because you know the home and away games already, and including the bye, that makes it 17!

Unless you know the schedulers. Or even their strong tendencies.


I would bet $20 that St. Louis plays at home against Arizona in the final week of the season.  It'll be a divisional game, and it'll be tough to not put San Francisco and Seattle against each other for a premium matchup in Week 17 (though they didn't last year).  Additionally, they'll likely want to avoid Arizona's stadium since the Fiesta Bowl will have been played there just a day or two prior.

That's one.
 
2014-04-15 11:40:30 PM  
Ponzholio:
Sooo, up until their lease runs out in 2019 and they move to LA?

No, the Chargers will move there first so LA can have a good team, Rams to San Diego so the fans can continue to whine about losing/saying next year for sure/fire the coach/why they can't draft/etc excuses

The one thing I love about working on military base is the Monday morning ranting includes every team and game...
 
2014-04-16 12:17:14 AM  
Games vs. SF/SEA/AZ = You gonna get raped.
 
2014-04-16 01:00:13 AM  

hundreddollarman: Games vs. SF/SEA/AZ = You gonna get raped.



Lulz.

/Go Hawks.
 
2014-04-16 09:46:57 AM  

hundreddollarman: Games vs. SF/SEA/AZ = You gonna get raped.


In the past two seasons, we've gone 5-6-1 against our division.

But yeah, keep up the narrative.

/I'd rather be an NFCW fan than whatever division your team is in that isn't the best division in the NFL
 
2014-04-16 04:05:47 PM  

Ponzholio: The Buffalo Bills have created a similar contest, with a prize of season tickets for life if a fan correctly guesses the team's schedule. The entry that correctly predicts the most games will win 2014 season tickets.

Sooo, up until their lease runs out in 2019 and they move to LA Toronto?


FTFY.
 
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