View Full Version : Are you the Ultimate Football Genius? (contest)

Shane P. Hallam
07-07-2011, 11:30 AM
A little contest a friend of the site is running that I will be involved with (and believe Scott will be too). Basically, Jared Feree is trying to determine who out there is the Ultimate Football Genius and you are invited. It will take some time, but it proves who loves football and knows their stuff.

The Ultimate Football Genius is a comprehensive (upwards of 70-80 categories) spreadsheet giving each participant 5 attempts to predict a statistical leader before the season starts. For example, Which QB will have the most Passing Yards in 2011? You get 5 guesses, and will get points based on your guess. 5 Points for your 1st guess being correct, 4 points if your 2nd guess is correct, 3 points if your 3rd guess is correct, etc.

Last season we had 85 categories ranging from Longest TD catch by a RB to Coach of the Year. We have both individual player predictions, division winners, SB winner, Post-Season awards, and Team Predictions all included, and this year, we are featuring a Bonus Round in the style of a Confidence Pool for extra points. We did have over 40+ entry requests last season, but only 9 people sent back completed forms.

They will be going out July 15th (but you can request them before or after that date) with a full rules and scoring synaposis, but I would love for the Draftcountdown.com family to be included in the madness. If you are interested, you can email Jared directly at wyfshow@gmail.com.

Give him your name and that I sent you. He'll send you the excel spreadsheet on July 15th or so.

Let me know any questions you have!

07-07-2011, 06:54 PM
When does it need to be turned in? Preaseason if there is one? Or start of season?

If it not's needed ASAP, then I'd be interested. Just wandering as choices could be narrowed down once rosters are started to get cut down.

Shane P. Hallam
07-07-2011, 08:18 PM
I believe it will be due right before the season starts. At least shoot him an e-mail and get the form, you can choose to fill it out or not.

07-07-2011, 09:18 PM
I sent him an e-mail with my Pay-Pal account number so he can send me my winnings.

Shane P. Hallam
07-07-2011, 10:59 PM
I sent him an e-mail with my Pay-Pal account number so he can send me my winnings.

He is a Nigerian Prince...

07-07-2011, 11:42 PM
Not that scam again.

07-08-2011, 01:19 AM
Sent an email, sounds like fun!

The Dynasty
07-08-2011, 01:35 AM
Sent in my E-mail. Sounds like it will be fun and it will allow me to follow the stats even closer.

Matthew Jones
07-08-2011, 08:57 AM
Sent, this sounds interesting.

Shane P. Hallam
07-09-2011, 10:12 PM
Cool, hope a few SWDC guys join in and do it. It is extensive, but fun if you want it!

07-10-2011, 03:11 AM
I'd like to do it, but I'd like to know what the season will look like before I invest any time thinking about who is going to win.

Shane P. Hallam
07-10-2011, 10:59 AM
Which is what you can do, it won't be due until the season starts.

07-10-2011, 11:24 AM
Which is what you can do, it won't be due until the season starts.
Whenever that is. :D

Shane P. Hallam
07-13-2011, 10:05 PM
The e-mails go out tomorrow (15th). Anyone else want to sign-up? You can sign up from now through the start of the season as well. Won't be due until August 31st.

Also found out there will be some rookie questions on it.

Shane P. Hallam
07-15-2011, 10:16 PM
Entries have been mailed out, but people can still enter.

Shane P. Hallam
08-19-2011, 08:17 PM
Just an FYI for whoever got one to start filling it out! Due date is coming up pretty soon (August 31st)!

Those of you who haven't entered, you still can, see the instructions in the first post and e-mail Jared

Shane P. Hallam
08-28-2011, 10:51 AM
Did anyone else actually fill this out? Only a few days left!

08-28-2011, 05:21 PM
Sending an e-mail now.

Shane P. Hallam
08-28-2011, 05:32 PM
Sending an e-mail now.

It's due August 31st, and it is huge, so be ready to take some time to get it done when you get it back, lol.

08-28-2011, 09:03 PM
Also I am extending the deadline for entries until WED, Sept. 7th at midnight EST. Please be sure to have it filled out and returned by then. All entries received after the deadline will be deleted. If you have any questions, email me directly at this address. Thanks for your interest and Good Luck! - Jared Ferree

Shane P. Hallam
08-28-2011, 09:04 PM
- Jared Ferree

Niiiice, good to know :)

08-28-2011, 10:52 PM
Just got the email. I know what I'm doing at work tomorrow!

Shane P. Hallam
09-05-2011, 01:09 PM
Deadline is Wednesday! Reply if you entered. would love to have a guy on here win it!

09-05-2011, 01:21 PM
Will get mine in by Wednesday. It's a lot for sure but definitely will be cool to look back on.

Shane P. Hallam
09-05-2011, 08:57 PM
Yup. If you send it in, post here, I'll confirm and rep anyone who does.

Likewise, if you win, you get to go on the show and gloat.

09-05-2011, 11:25 PM
Just sent it! I'm psyched.

09-06-2011, 10:06 AM
I sent it in a few days ago. I'm pretty confident.

09-06-2011, 01:31 PM
I have a long work day tomorrow so I'll try to have it in by late Wednesday. Filled out part of it last week, just remembered the rest now.

09-06-2011, 03:02 PM
Just sent it in.

09-07-2011, 08:35 PM
Mine was just sent in 2 and a half hours before the deadline.

09-07-2011, 08:44 PM
I sent it, as well. Was really distracted while filling it out, but hey why not.