Sunday Night Football TexDude Memorial Mega-Squares game (rollover style)
It's back, and better than ever. This is a long post, but I think I have everything covered herein. Before you send me, or post, a question, please read carefully.
* This is a squares game like you always play at Super Bowl parties. No one should need the game mechanics explained
* $50 per square
* Payment made to Bob via Shaggy, payouts at the end of the season (either check or paypal in return) - SEE DETAILED PROCESS FOR SIGN UP BELOW
* Payouts will be 15-15-25-44% by quarter, for each game, based on the total pot remaining divided by the number of games remaining (see below for more detail) (the remaining 1% goes to cover paypal fees)
* The rollover rule means that if we don't sell out the board, we still play the game. If a quarter misses, that money rolls directly into the payout for the very next quarter (4th goes to 1st of next week).
* We'll take signups until we sell the 75th square, or Saturday Sept 28th at 4pm cst (which is the day before the kickoff of Week 4's game, NE@ATL), whichever comes first
* We are IGNORING the bastard Week 1 game on Wednesday, which defeats the purpose of SUNDAY night football. $#@!ing NFL - that's two years in a row. Our first game is NYG@DAL, Sept. 8th
Squares game. Home across the top, visitors down the side. You're buying one physical square for each $50 submitted, and you'll own the same physical square for the entire season (E6 for example). We'll draw a fresh set of random numbers for each week's game.
I use the StatTrek random number generator with no seed to generate the numbers each week - http://stattrek.com/statistics/rando...generator.aspx.
TO SIGN UP
1. Donate to Shaggy via the Donate button, middle right http://www.shaggybevo.com/index.html. There's no place to put a note, but don't stress. Just submit a multiple of $50. That money goes directly to Bob.
2. Send me a private message here on Shaggy, and include
a. The number of squares you just bought (this lets me send bob a check figure)
b. Your real name
c. Your real email address
3. I'll assign your squares, and send you a reminder PM with the spreadsheet (also posted below)
4. I'll send everyone an email from my real email when the season starts, as another form of notification. I'll do the same each week with winners/losers and amounts.
Can I invite people who don't post on shaggy?
YES. Please do. In the sign-up section, just PM me with their real name and email address along with what they submitted. The more the merrier!
Can you clarify the rollover rule?
The game WILL go on - last year we sold 41 squares. It added a bit of excitement, since a random quarter could suddenly be worth a LOT of money. The rule says that if the score at the end of a quarter lands on a square with no owner, the money that would have been awarded goes directly into the payout for the next quarter. The percentage payouts don't change, it's just that the cash flows downhill. If the 4th quarter misses, that rolls to the 1st quarter of the next game. It's perfectly fine to have multiple rollovers in a row, although last year we only had a double-rollover happen once, I think. If the very last quarter of the very last game rolls over, that money reverts back to the last winner of a quarter.
What NFL games should we care about?
Sunday Night Football (tm). Schedule here - http://www.nfl.com/schedules/2013/SNF
Can you clarify how the squares will be assigned?
Yes. I used that same randomizing website to generate a list of numbers 1-100. I mapped those to the 10x10 grid starting top left and progressing to bottom right. The first $50 to me gets the square with 1 in it, the second gets 2, and on down the line. This way, you can just pay me in one chunk and not get stuck with squares next to each other. But it also frees me of the burden of people trying to pick their own squares over the internet. I did change two of the squares from the random assignment so that consecutive numbers weren't next to each other. There's an argument to be made for the idea of getting two squares in a GREAT number, but I made the choice to minimize that happening and spread out the numbers.
Also, I'm buying three squares, so I'll have 1, 2, and 3.
Can you clarify how the payouts are calculated?
This is only a pain in the ass because we learned last year that if we want people to play, we have to take signups into the first few weeks of the season. So ... the general formula for payouts is as follows.
1. Take the total pool of money for all current participants (i.e. week one we have 25 folks with 2 squares each, the pool is $5000).
2. Divide that number by the number of games remaining (i.e. in week one, there are 18 games remaining, so $277.77.
3. Divide that number by the payout percentages listed above ($41.66, $41.66, $69.44, and $122.22. $2.78 goes into Bob's contra-fees account), and you get your payouts per quarter
Then, if more people sign up in week 2, you just restart the process, but DON'T count the week 1 money, since it's already been paid out. If we have 10 more squares sold ...
1. $6000 - $277.77 = $5722.23
2. do your own math from here.
Where are results tracked?
Results will be tracked in multiple tabs on the spreadsheet already listed, but here it is again - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...U2x2UWc#gid=25. The multiple tabs thing on Google Docs is sometimes confusing - look across the bottom for the game of the week, and if you don't see it, make sure you clear your cache and reload the website first. The spreadsheet is only editable by Bob and me, but "everyone" should have read access.
In the background, I have another spreadsheet that keeps the payout details, who's signed up and paid me, etc. I can share the details with at any time, but since we're handling a decent sum of money, I won't share the sheet with you. Again, Bob has access to edit it as a check against me.
How do I get paid when I win?
At the end of the season, we'll tally up the winners and bob will either send you money via paypal or mail you a check (your choice). We'd prefer to not send payments in the middle of the season for simplicity's sake.
Thinkin' of you guys, Kenny and Kaat.