Opening Day is swiftly approaching, and that means that the Purple Row Prediction Competition is ready for launch.
For those who didn't play last year, these are the rules:
I will make a Fanpost Sunday night or Monday afternoon showing the standings so far and linking to the Rockies' pitching schedule. This thread is where the week's predictions (from Monday to Sunday) will be placed.
In the PRPC, you will be predicting:
1. The winner of each game on the week's schedule (worth 1 point)
2. The winning pitcher of each game (worth 2 points)
3. The exact score of each game (worth 4 points)
4. One crazy prediction for the week (worth up to 5 points)
The crazy prediction must a) be very unlikely to occur and b) somewhat specific (e.g. Tulo will have 10 XBHs this week) in order to receive full points. Any crazy predictions that come true but are in violation of these two tenets will receive anywhere from 0-4 points at my discretion.
You have until the scheduled start of Monday's game (or the first game of the week) to post your predictions. If you are late, predictions for games played before your post will be null and void, as will certain crazy predictions. However, if you are late for the Monday game you may still predict the rest of the week.
What do you win? Nothing! Okay, maybe I will buy you a beer/soda pop.
Here is an example slate of predictions:
5/18 Braves 11 – Rockies 7 WP: Lowe
5/19 Braves 8 – Rockies 4 WP: Jurrjens
5/20 Rockies 6 – Braves 2 WP: De La Rosa
5/21 Rockies 7 – Braves 3 WP: Cook
5/22 Rockies 13 – Tigers 5 WP: Jimenez
5/23 Tigers 6- Rockies 4 WP: Galarraga
5/24 Tigers 9 – Rockies 3 WP: Willis
CP: The margin of victory in each game will be an even number.
During that week the pick set would have received 6 points (two correct picks of team and winning pitcher).
Here are the pitching matchups for the first week of the regular season (which will include all games from April 1st to April 10th. The entire week's slate is not yet available, but it will be updated as the season approaches. Also, don't worry if you can't do a pick set every week--you can participate as much or little as you want.
With that, good luck to all participants!