Fantasy Playoffs Rules & Regulations


All bloggers are eligible for the opportunity to win a monthly column on the site from the end of February through July.  You'll submit your weekly picks in the same manner you submitted your picks in Da Picks Contest - right in the comments section.  I will keep track and keep scores.  I will not be competing.


Each round, you select one (1) quarterback, one (1) running
back and one (1) wide receiver or tight end. 
Once you select a player, he become ineligible to you for the remainder
of the postseason.  (Thus the winner is
ultimately the individual who finds the most productive players on the losing
sides.  If you make the Super Bowl and don't have a quarterback eligible, you're screwed.)


Touchdowns for all players, including kick and punt
returns, are worth six (6) points. 

Two point conversions are worth two (2) points.

Passing yards:

250 yards - 3 pts

300 yards - 6 pts

2 points for every additional 50 yards

Rushing/Receiving yards:

50 yards - 3 pts

100 yards - 6 pts

2 points for every additional 25 yards

Interceptions and fumbles lost are -3 pts each


Once again, all bloggers are eligible for the Wild Card round.

After the Wild Card round, the bottom half of the standings will be eliminated.

After the Divisional round, the bottom half of the standings will be eliminated.

After the Conference Championship games, only four players will remain.

The final four face-off on Super Bowl Sunday for the championship.  (These picks will be made privately to my email in the days leading up to the game.)


The breaker of all ties is the total accumulated yardage of the three players on your roster each round.  If by some chance there is a second tiebreaker needed (which would be ridiculous), we'll use in order (1) Completion percentage of quarterback (2) Yards per rush of running back (3) Yards after catch of receiver.  If players select the same three individuals for the Super Bowl, I'll set an additional tiebreaker for that game.


Any questions, I will answer below.


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  • I plan on being FIRST!

  • first!?

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Illegal false start, five yard penalty, replay first down.

  • First!!!

  • In reply to Reichwolff:

    Multiple flags on the play. Illegal false start, five yard penalty, this penalty is declined. We also have Piling On, fifteen yards, replay first down.

  • Damn Doc your quick

  • In reply to Reichwolff:

    That's what she said!

    ...oh wait.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    premature ejaculator!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:


    Ha HAA! Back.... yeah, I know... I haven't read through the last thread.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    fucking doc pissed me off on new years...haha

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Jeff- One thing isn't clear to me. Are the standings cumulative (ie. do points from the wildcard round continue to count in the standings for division rounds and so on), or is each new week a fresh start with everyone who's not been eliminated starting with zero points?

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Great question. You start fresh each week.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    MB -
    I'm seventy, have no friends (but who truly does), and pee stains on my underwear, yet somehow this blog makes me so very happy.

    Larfleez said that Fresno would return after he rid himself of Atrocitus and the Red Lantern.

    So I choose (or is it pick) a QB, a WR or TE, and a RB before the playoff games. Is that correct? I'm sure I will be eliminated because I will choose Thor, the Flash, and Silver Surfer.

    Aaron Rodgers starts fresh every week, because he's a douche.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    You have friends here Jack. We're real. I think. Therefore I am.

    But do you know I think ... and therefore am I ?


  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    And as I've only had one coffee so far -it is not yet one half hour past the yardarm as she tolls eight bells - your questions are incomprehensible to me. Perhaps I don't think after all, and therefore I am not.


  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Fair play to ye Jeff, keeping track of this compo will be a gigantic pain in the hole. What's the hit count on this thing? How many lurkers could potentially enter?

    And Angelo, if you're reading ... if you're capable of reading ... this is a talent evaluation contest so don't even bother ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:


    THAT, as they say Irish, was COLD!

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Thanks Jack... maybe I have a few good years left after all.

    Man, packer trolls... after that showing, in their own house? Yeesh... I would run and hide. Imagine if the game actually meant something to us. Did special teams even play?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Happy birthday for yesterday or whenever MB. Baby boy giving you any decent intervals in the small hours ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Thanks Irish. Frankly, I feel like an idiot for mentioning it... I usually tell no one about birthdays because they're useless after about 21, but you guys have all been very nice. Thank you.

    Yeah, last night was brutal. I've been campaigning for the wife to go on formula. Take all the guess work out of whatever in her diet is jacking the little shit up. Man he's been a tough little fucker - and he's already almost 12 lbs (up from 7 at birth just 7 weeks ago). I'm thiking ILB now instead of SS, hopefully he's tall and fast too.

    Thanks for asking mate, hope the girls are doing well.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, they're cool, thanks. Cute as. We get 4-5 hour intervals at night with them, which is sweet.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    From Mayer RE: Going for two if the Bears tied:

    When asked by a radio reporter Monday whether he would have gone for the two-point conversion in that situation, coach Lovie Smith said:

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    Lovie only thinks one move ahead. I think it's funny that so many of us felt the same way. I would've gone for two.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    +1 Doc... was there any other possible choice? Honestly you have to be fucking kidding me.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    For real? We couldn't run it in, not with their bunch of fatties. And with their secondary I wouldn't fancy the three and out. I'd need sedation if he went for two and missed it.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Exactly. I would have gone for the tie.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Tee hee!

    Japanese guy walks into a record store in London in 1979 and goes up to the counter.
    "Herro. I rooking for itchy fanny."
    "Excuse me?"
    "Itchy fanny. Itchy fanny. Kif Isha. You know itchy fanny?"
    Clerk says smirking, "Itchy fanny? That's a song?"
    Japanese gent nods manically, "Hai! Hai! Itchy fanny! Kif Isha! You have?"
    "No, I'm sorry sir, I'm pretty sure we don't have any records called 'Itchy fanny'"
    "No, you have, you have! Big stah Engerrund big stah ...Kif lisha .. Itchy fanny ... you have?"
    "No, really, we don't carry any offensive material sir."
    "No, no, evlybody know Itchy Fanny! Kif lisha!"
    "Eh ... Can you sing a bit of it?"

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    um... I don't get it. Am I supposed to get there being a real song with the last lyric or... am I missing a hidden joke throughout?

  • In reply to dutsami:

  • In reply to mottystone:

    I have never heard of that Cliff Richard dude and I have never heard that song in my life.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    That's a good thing. Thirty years on he looks exactly the same by the way.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Failed to get this one in for Christmas. Oldie but a goldie. Spoiler alert!

    Darth Vader rings up Luke Skywalker.

    Darth Vader : Hey Luke, I know what Santa got you for Christmas!
    Luke : How so, Dad?
    Darth Vader : I felt your presents!


  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I see Scrappy and Shabba are also FAs. Other interesting candies :
    Other Notable Free Agents:

    Mike Williams (SEA), Malcom Floyd (SD), Vincent Jackson (SD), Steve Smith (NYG), James Jones (GB), Steve Breaston (ARI),
    TJ Houshmandzadeh (BAL), Chansi Stuckey (CLE),Sam Hurd (DAL),
    Jacoby Jones (HOU, Mike Sims-Walker (JAC), Hank Baskett (MIN),
    Greg Lewis (MIN), Lance Moore (NO), Brad Smith (NYJ), Johnnie Lee Higgins (OAK), Legedu Naanee (SD), Ben Obomanu (SEA), Laurent Robinson (STL),Danny Amendola (STL) -Danny Woodhead type -
    Mark Clayton (STL), Maurice Stovall (TB), Santana Moss (WAS)

    Not to mention the #2 an #3 receivers of all time. Moss & T.O.

    Any 3 of the above and we'd be in the superbowl and taking home a Lombardi too.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    so... you're saying that if we had Lance Moore (smaller, slower Knox), Brad Smith (can't even beat Rasheed Davis), and Hank Baskett (can't play but has a hot wife) we would be unstoppable?

    I think that would actually be a worse receiving core than we already have. The only 2 players on there that make any sense or Vjack and Floyd and Floyd has been a major injury concern this year, so that leaves you with Vjack who I am pretty sure until Taylor and Manofmoolah's money is absorbed we won't be spending any big FA money.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    I'd love either V-Jack or Floyd. Or Baskett's wife.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Insofar as we had already struggled from inside the 10 earlier in the game, I think it would have been a mistake. It's not like we would have turned the ball over to them at their own 2...

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    While I thought and said the same thing (go for 2) during the game, in retrospect kicking the ball and then hoping for your 50/50 chance at receiving in OT - and in this game letting D Manning do the honors given his prior production (that dude is a true KO return stud who does remarkable things in the vast shadow of the GOAT) - he runs it back to the 40-50 - a few yards later, you hand it to Gould for the win. Does make sense when you look at it that way.

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    To me it would be just insane to go for two. I don't know the odds on 2 pt conversions, but a PAT is automatic. You've got the coin toss and you put maybe both Hester and Manning back there if you get the toss. If you lose, you've got a solid defense playing lights out to get it back for you. I don't even see a dilemma. You kick the PAT.

    Now if you have the '85 line, Sweetness and the Fridge, then it's a different story ....

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Didn't know if anyone read this or not but,according to Pro-football Talk says that Mr. Vick might not be playing Sunday. Makes things a little easier for the Packers.

  • In reply to RogerMinton:

    You HAVE to be kidding me. This would be like a second Christmas.....

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Hello Kolb.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The game meant something in week 3 at "your house" and the bears still got outplayed. Yeah, the packers lost, i know. But as far as "showings" go, the packers have shown the bears, in both outings, why they get more respect

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Thats an absurd argument ... like saying I would have won that race if I hadn't disqualified myself.

    We can say the same for both games last year... if not for one or two broken plays.... look up the stats. Alas, the w column tells it all

    Terrible argument.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Are you joking?

    You're the one who made that argument.... "I would have won that race if I hadn't disqualified myself." That is the equivilent of "Man, can you imagine how well we would have played if the game meant anything."

    All I alluded to was to the last game where the game did mean something, and how both teams played.

    You can't be that fucking stupid. Just can't be. That Fresno guy might be, but you can't be.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Big Cheesy what?

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    lol. I think.

  • In reply to Reichwolff:

    Interesting stat by His Larryness,

    "In eight games since the Bears

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    OK, lets not muddle the general media dislike of Jay with things like research and facts.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Oh, the thread changed JUST as I was responding to the, unintentionally, humorousMr. A. Rodgers.

    Mr. A, you ALMOST had my respect, staying away as long as you did, but noooo, here you are to embarrass yourself.
    Try and pay attention.

    Take your incredeibly weak, ignorant, smack talk to your fellow MASTERS of the SNIVELING, COWARDLY POST, Big Cheesy and PhrozentuRda.

    I know this is repeating myself to Bear Bloggers but you Cheeseheads all seem to be afflicted with the same peculiar form of temporary amnesia. I believe the clinical name for it is "PackerLossOfrenia". The Packers lose a game - you guys lose your memory and suddenly forget we exist.

    You lost to the LIONS. You lost to the DOLPHINS, At LAMBEAU for cheesesakes.

    A couple of wins and it's "poof - aw bedder".

    Such abject, cowardly behavior renders ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you may have to say thereafter as Moot, Irrelevent, Valueless, Incosequential, Unimportant, Out of Order and, of course, Laughable.
    Understand? Comprende? Capire?

    And spare us the excuses, please. We've already had 'Turda's impassioned

    "But, wait, I'm really an intellectual and a sentient being who knws how to use the dictionary! I just prentended to be a profane, insulting, boor.".

    And don't bother with

    "Well, I was out of cel range while hunting Bambi"


    "I fell thru the hole in my ice shack yrying to retrieve my lifesize, inflatable, anatomically correct, "Narcuissus" Doll and just awoke from the hypothermia coma".

    Now, scurry on back to the clinic, I'm sure you're due your latest THORAZINE booster.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Damn, I'm all in favor of ignoring all trolls, but if you're going to respond this is the way to do it.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I'm sorry, but I'm new to CasinoBlogWorld - The players may be from different teams, is that correct? If a team and consequently a player lose - then the following week I choose another is that correct? ---

    What if - saints protect us - the Packers win and win and win again?
    Will anyone choosing Aaron Rodgers at QB be subject to vindictive (and very astute) critical comments by Al?

  • In reply to kenbill:


  • In reply to kenbill:

    man, they just showed a shot of the Standford cheerleading squad... yeeeesh!!!

    I guess they have their SAT scores to fall back on.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Happy B-Day MB...
    remember that birthday a long time ago and a galaxy far far away

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Thanks Lobo. It's almost over now...

  • In reply to kenbill:


    My understanding is that once you pick a player, he is off limits to you for all future weeks, even if his team wins.

    So the idea is to pick guys that put up big fantasy numbers, but for teams that lose, so that you still have options for the following weeks.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    I like to guest blog in the offseason. You guys know I know football, I would follow the news and Halas Hall developments and the usual Mel Kiper drivel and try and say interesting things. But I'm going to have to win this gambling contest to do it?

    I feel like William H. Macy in the Cooler.

    Jeff - if the winner goes deadbeat on you, I'll do it if I don't win.

    Onward and upward...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I have not seen that movie. Must download. Did finally see him recently in 'Door to Door'. Absolute must see movie based on a door to door salesman who had cerebal palsy. Helen Mirren plays his mother. Can't quite remember if you get to see Kyra Sedgewick's tits in it - but it's a great movie nonetheless.

    Also, catch him in 'Edmond' if you haven't seen that. Classic.

    And in case there are men alive who have not seen Helen Mirren in 'Savage Messiah' back in the day, I suggest you do so at your earliest convenience. Finest. Female. Figure. Ever. Helen Lydia Mironoff, we salute you.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Stumbled across EDMOND while channel surfing one evening.

    That is one DISTURBED character.

    +1 Helen Mirren. Check out AGE OF CONSENT.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Door to Door made me cry like a little girl. What a great story.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    btw, see what fucking harbaugh has done with Stanford of all teams? Jesus, they went from being a PAC10 doormate to asskicker in like 3 years.

    Man I'd love to have Harbaugh on this staff. Looks like San Fran is going after him HARD. And if he doesn't go pro, he'll be a wolverine next year. Damn it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    As I recall, Mr. Macy wound up with the delicious, Maria Bello.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Googling. Good lord ...

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Okay, we're not into the off-season yet, but I'm curious.

    Would you take Haynesworth onto the Bears? Let's assume the money isn't an issue (it will be)... is he worth picking up as a Free Agent? Is he worth picking up for a fourth round pick?

    I'm also looking at the Skins in general and they have a lot of guys heading into free agency that might take a pay cut to play for a more on the ball organization (and the players do love Lovie). Would you be interested in Haynesworth together with Carlos Rogers (Corner) or Jamal Brown (LT) in exchange for a third rounder and someone like Marcus Harrison?

  • In reply to mottystone:

    No way. The dude is a cancer. Maybe Lovie could deal with him, but it's not worth the headache, imo.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Not true, Jack, not true at all.

    I'm on record here as being respectful of both the talent of Aaron Rodgers (My #1 pick in my fantasy league tho' I managed to snag Vick as well) AND Packer management (who had the stones to finally tell Narcissus "We're fed up, get lost!" A conept some Packer backers STILL haven't grasped).

    Trolls, on the other hand are just too deserving of what they get.

    Some say "Ignore them". Sorry, I can't just stand by politely while somebody "drops trou" and takes a dump
    in the middle of the room.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I've got Rodgers at #2/#3 in the NFL. Easily worth a first round pick if you're of that mind that a QB is a worthy pick in the first round. Here's the thing, no 'elite' QB has an elite week every week. Keep your QB picks til last and treat them like kickers and DSTs. Pick QBs up off the waiver wire depending on matchups. Guys like Cassell and Fitzpatrick were awesome on their good matchups, and even the Detroit backups on theirs. It's much harder to draft WRs that produce week in week out with double coverage to boot. They need to get drafted first. Ditto the RBs, which is why I went high on J. Charles in the drafts. My $0.02.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    your mom?

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Big frumunder:

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Dear Bookies,

    Thanks for the 10 points yesterday. You have fattened my vegas fund.

    Dear Lovie,

    Thanks for not resting the starters. You made me very happy.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Good for you Viva. it was the line of the week. All those players on IR, we'd already beaten them ... 10 points was an insult.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Jeff - Got an email from Jimmy. Good to go. Thanks!!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    ...'for cheesesakes'. Classic.

  • Great stuff. I enjoyed that.

  • They only Redskin worth a look would be Rocky McIntosh(sp?). That kid plays sideline to sideline and hits like a truck. I don't list Laron Landry, because even the Redskins can see his talent and won't let him go. Kid was a beast at LSU, and continues crush people. Fat Albert is a team killer, worse than anything seen before. If we could get Ratliff from Dallas or maybe Shaun Rogers from Cleveland, though, that would be sweet. Swapping Butters straight up for either of them would be badass.

  • In reply to MattySouthside:

    I think Ratliff is the #1 rated NT in the NFL? And Rogers is premier. Only Al Davis would do that swap after a three-dayer methinks.

  • In reply to MattySouthside:

    And let's just pick ourselves on o-line off the shelf. Tick tock.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I feel very strongly that the right plan for this team is to avoid a first round left tackle and make a good pickup in free-agency. We will be in a much better position in a year or two to make a play for the top of the draft and one of those 10 year locks. In the meantime we should be focusing on getting our center of the future and also making more realistic picks at right guard and tackle, not to mention getting quality talent to fill in the bench.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    Center. Kreutz is done. And we need the best, not a late round flier. Urlacher's heir next year and we'll need to trade up for that (which won't happen of course). I can take losing seasons, but I cannot bear to see my team play without a stud in the Mike. Seeing Hillenmeyer made me want sneak into a corner and weep.

  • In reply to MattySouthside:

    For Doc:

  • In reply to MattySouthside:

    Angelo went after MacIntosh a few years back, when it appeared that the Skins were interested in Briggs. (The Skins balked at the price)...

  • +1. Give me a stud O-lineman, or a tall ass talented wide receiver (as far as free agent goes). No head cases and please, no Albert Haynesworth. F that guy.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Give me five linemen Doc. Although I feel Louis and Asiata have the stuff we need, all is not lost. I guess we need to draft a good center first though. We really do need to think about the top three picks being linemen, and then get a big strong WR in the fourth if possible.

  • Very nice SD. Thank you my man.

    Nerd? Damn...

  • Excellent SD.

    And I'd also like to offer you a poem to mark this day of days. A short one if I may. Ahem.


  • Thank you SD, yes, I felt it was time for the ABAA rhyming scheme to resurface. I believe it underlines the simplicity of the emotion,yet counterpoints the complexity of love.

    I don't know if he still holds the record, but Muhammad Ali once held the shortest poem record. I don't think it would prove too difficult to type out here ... let me see ...


    Copyright Muhammad Ali.

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