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2019 Football Season Game Prediction Contest

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In one cell I calculate the margin deduction, which is the margin difference x 2.  In the case of the ou game and my prediction, that is 2(7-3), or 8.

In the next cell I calculate the total deduction.  In the case of the ou game and my prediction, that is my predicted total of 73 - the actual total of 61, or 12.

In the last cell I calculate the total point as 200 - 8 - 12 - 25 (I picked Texas to win.)  I come up with 155, but the website says 143, a difference of 12 points.  I also get a difference of 12 points for the LSU game, but all of the Texas wins are the same (my calculations and the website).  I know it's probably an order of calculation error on my part, but I'm not finding it.  Thanks for the help, @blacklab.

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scheiss you need an abs in there

you predicted 38 - 35, a margin of Texas +3, Texas lost by 7. The difference between +3 and -7 is 10   (+3 - -7) = 3 + 7 = 10

200 - 2 x 10 - 12 - 25 = 143

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Well, they do give me a nice interest free short term loan, so I wouldn't say they are completely meaningless.

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So to my glory!  I have reached the glorious peak of #40 on the Surly Prediction Score!   It is amazing and a moment of personal glory! Being here and reaching this moment, as a life long Texas fan since my father retired from the Navy, Happy Birthday, in 1967 and gaining employment at UT, to my graduation in 1984, to seeing Dawson’s kick, getting an autograph from Randy Peschal as a Cub Scout, parking and ushering in the ‘70’s, to 14 Texas -OUs, watching Sims melt down against CU Ricky’s run on Aggie,and VY in the Rose Bowl, and all the shit that has followed,...

I can predict score and be in the top 40 of all you sons of a ... 🤪

I am calling t out now.  We win shit beat the out Kansas and Hook’em up!

so frustrated, if my score had flipped it would have been spot on, we would have won and we would have again beaten those bag of dickeating, mobile home sister fucking meth consuming...

oh well.

we will slaughter Kansas! 🤘

Texas!

Oh and thanks Hauck and Sir Blacklab.

 

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5 hours ago, Hizzaz Mahdoud said:

Well, crap. I won the week. The one and only time I wanted to be wrong. So sad.

Oh, well. "Put some money in, pussy." /Surly, probably.

Fixed.

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2 hours ago, Coach pop a bitch said:

Anybody else not being allowed to put a score in this week? Showing that today's game is at 11am 

 

2 hours ago, Mother mopar said:

Same problem

 

1 hour ago, ShowmeyourTDs said:

Can’t put the score in either.

 

1 hour ago, Chief21 said:

Me neither

 

59 minutes ago, Dnaguy said:

@blacklab

 

we can’t edit / put in scores for the Kansas game.... 

This is a problem.

@Huckleberry

@hayden_horn

@immamac

@blacklab

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fixed, you should be able to change your score till 5pm now
I'm sure you meant 5:50 since we're supposed to have until 10 minutes before kickoff? I hope so since I just put mine in at 5:16. Just in case - 41-17 us.

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My least accurate guess of the year, 100 whole points. I wish I'd updated it pregame, I would've given KU at least a TD over my stale 45-13 prediction. Still clinging to the final money spot, but DDD is on my shit. 

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I want to thank the dozen people keeping me from the very bottom. My guess is that you were actually striving to be worst while I, alas, come by it naturally.

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Well fuck me... I forgot my flippin password.
Same as here so reset this one and that one should also, right?

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3 hours ago, blacklab said:

Its a different password

you should be able to reregister

I found out.  Thanks Hombre

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Changed from a several week old 31-17 prediction to 31-24 pregame... Illegal formation cost me the exact prediction. Oh well, I'll take it.

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2 hours ago, NeverMarryAStripper said:

I think when he tried to put in the score the system wouldn't accept it because it didn't believe that UT won

Hey man, at least some of us made the right call. 🙂

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Final was 27-24... How is 31-28 a better prediction than 31-24? Conceptually, not mathematically. 

 

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I think the program found that prediction highly amusing and just wanted everyone to see it. The program is becoming sentient. 

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3 hours ago, BigOrange1 said:

this is becoming more and more nerve wracking by the week.  i know i'm gonna fuck this up somehow.

You predicting a win vs ISU?

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this is becoming more and more nerve wracking by the week.  i know i'm gonna fuck this up somehow.
Just wait until the last minute to put in your score, check to see what your closest competition predicted, then choose similarly to avoid them closing the gap.

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