Week 17 Reminder...the Hedge Rule

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Week 17 Reminder...the Hedge Rule

Post  BlueShoes1 on 12/27/2011, 2:49 pm

From the "official rule book"...

In order to discourage a participant from hedging bets in an effort to lock up a favorable playoff position (Divisional Championship), the Bookie Challenge will implement the "Hedge Rule" on the FINAL WEEKEND OF THE REGULAR SEASON ONLY.

On the final weekend of the regular season, any participant holding the following status: Divisional or "at large" wild card, and who has a five point or less lead over their nearest competitor(s) for those playoff berths, cannot select duplicate best bet picks from a trailing participant who has already posted their selections. In addition, a divisional leader or an "at large" wild card cannot duplicate an entire 3-Team Parlay combination posted by any participant who trails them by five points or less.

Of course, the Hedge Rule applies to a divisional leader or an "at large" wild card only if the trailing participant has posted his/her selections first. However, if a divisional leader or an "at large" wild card posts their selections first, the Hedge Rule does not apply should any best bet picks or entire parlays eventually result in duplicated picks from a participant trailing them by five points or less.

Any participant found to be in violation of the Hedge Rule will have any duplicated best bet(s) or duplicate 3-Team Parlay voided and counted as a loss.


In other words, if you're currently a division leader, it's probably a good idea to get your picks posted early this week so that trailing players can, at best, only tie you if they choose to match any of your best bets or parlays. If someone in your division posts their picks before you and you're the leader then you cannot duplicate their best bet picks (either one or both) and parlay picks (which would thus allow you to maintain your lead regardless of game outcome).

Be nice, guys. Be nice. Some of the divisions have very tight races going on.

May the best player win! After this week we'll enter the playoffs. For new players this year, the game pretty much starts over except that division winners start with 2 bonus points and 2 wild card players start the playoffs with 1 bonus point. Anything can happen all the way through the Super Bowl.



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Re: Week 17 Reminder...the Hedge Rule

Post  Magic on 12/27/2011, 4:40 pm

BlueShoes1 wrote: Anything can happen all the way through the Super Bowl.


No matter how many points you have going into the SB Sunday picks anybody can win

.......nobody knows this like I do wtf






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Re: Week 17 Reminder...the Hedge Rule

Post  wood20ks on 12/27/2011, 6:24 pm

I guess I`m the only one where as this rule doesn`t apply too............I guess i can kick up my feet on the couch this weekend. hey_mon
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Re: Week 17 Reminder...the Hedge Rule

Post  BlueShoes1 on 12/27/2011, 7:46 pm

wood20ks wrote:I guess I`m the only one where as this rule doesn`t apply too............I guess i can kick up my feet on the couch this weekend. hey_mon

Yep. You're safe (on the high side). Then we have players like Kurt who are also safe for a totally different reason. smile

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Re: Week 17 Reminder...the Hedge Rule

Post  ColtsKurt on 12/28/2011, 8:25 am

Magic wrote:
BlueShoes1 wrote: Anything can happen all the way through the Super Bowl.


No matter how many points you have going into the SB Sunday picks anybody can win

.......nobody knows this like I do wtf





This is a fact that I am relying heavily upon... Rolling Eyes
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Post  ColtsKurt on 12/28/2011, 8:26 am

BlueShoes1 wrote:
wood20ks wrote:I guess I`m the only one where as this rule doesn`t apply too............I guess i can kick up my feet on the couch this weekend. hey_mon

Yep. You're safe (on the high side). Then we have players like Kurt who are also safe for a totally different reason. smile

Oh, sure... kick a guy while he's down... lol
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Post  cravnravn on 12/29/2011, 8:47 am

wood20ks wrote:I guess I`m the only one where as this rule doesn`t apply too............I guess i can kick up my feet on the couch this weekend. hey_mon

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Re: Week 17 Reminder...the Hedge Rule

Post  wood20ks on 12/30/2011, 3:46 pm

cravnravn wrote:
wood20ks wrote:I guess I`m the only one where as this rule doesn`t apply too............I guess i can kick up my feet on the couch this weekend. hey_mon

dick

Thats Mr.Dick to you............... lol
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Re: Week 17 Reminder...the Hedge Rule

Post  Administrator on 1/1/2012, 5:33 am

Ok, Blue.....I replied to your PM.


The details of the Hedge Rule as you posted here are no longer in force. The new Hedge Rule policy took effect back in 2006.


But since you have already applied the old Hedge Rules, let's just go with that this year. It's all good.

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Post  ColtsKurt on 1/1/2012, 7:07 am

mighty_colts wrote:Ok, Blue.....I replied to your PM.


The details of the Hedge Rule as you posted here are no longer in force. The new Hedge Rule policy took effect back in 2006.


But since you have already applied the old Hedge Rules, let's just go with that this year. It's all good.

Don't forget the rule where the regularly posting player with the least points gets a 25 point bonus heading into the playoffs...
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Re: Week 17 Reminder...the Hedge Rule

Post  Administrator on 1/7/2012, 9:53 am

This damn game needs more rules.

We need pages and pages of more rules.

More be-ur-rock-crah-cee!!! (more Cadre members)

Bigger budgets!! (to fund corruption and special interest paybacks)

Welfare!! (Chip payouts to all the LOSERS)

Higher Taxes!! (any player who is doing well by mid-season will be required to Chip-in again, because he/she is doing well. And since it is not fair to everyone else that he/she is doing well, it's only fair that person be punished.....it's all about social justice)

Lower payouts for the Champ and Runner-Up!! (We'll need more Chips to support all of the above) smile


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