Mr. Crackerz wrote:
OK imma just make something not needing to use the NBA website (if anyone remembers what i did for the NFL playoffs, this will be similar).
LETS DO A CONFIDENCE SYSTEM. Now what the F*ck is this, u say? Well here is what we did in the NFL (TMC won this one, BTW)http://goldenstwarriors.com/viewtopic.p ... 63&start=0
Now what we will do here is set up a system of picking confidence on each series. As there are 8 series for the first round, we will assign points for each individual series. SO lets say, you are most confident in the Lakers series, for example, then you would assign them 8 points. Let say you are least confident in the Boston Series, again for example, you would assign them 1. See the way that we did it in the NFL league, it seems confusing at first, but its pretty simple once you get the hang of it.
We can keep standings at the bottom of the first page (like the thread starter, or i can do it, it dont matter)
Lemme know if anyone is down... I can make a separate thread on this if people wanna do both things.
This is the quote on the first page of the thread you link and refer to Crackerz:
Mr. Crackerz wrote:Confidence Points are used to give a different weight to each game in a given week. You'll assign a point value (from 1 to 15 if there are 15 games, 1 to 4 if there are 4 games, etc.) to each game based on how strongly you feel about the accuracy of your selection. If your selection is correct, you'll receive points equal to the confidence-point value you associated with that game.
So, if you pick Pittsburgh to beat Dallas and assign the game a confidence point value of 15, you'd get 15 points for a correct pick, but no points if Dallas wins. You don't lose points for an incorrect selection.
Each week's points will be tallied, and the player finishing with the highest total at the end of the year will be the winner of the group.
I've bolded the part I want to refer to and don't agree with. You should lose points if you are incorrect and the amount you lose should be the same as the amount you betted on. So if you are "really confident" a team will win and give it 15 points, going by this scoring system, then you should lose that amount if you are wrong, otherwise, anyone with smarts will justallocate the highest points for each game, that way if they get it right they get the most points possible.
How's this; We create a thread for the nba playoffs pickem and have a scoring system like the following:
1 point for picking the correct series winner and 2 points for getting the number of games right for that series. Ofcourse, the number of games have to be right WITH the correct winner of that series, not the wrong winner. Plain and simple, not hard to understand and the more the merrier, makes it more interesting with more competition.
What I'd rather have is something a bit more indepth and challenging. My second proposal, my preferred one, is the same as the first proposal, but you also try to get the correct score for both teams COMBINED in each playoff game. The person that gets closest to the correct score (ie. Is the closest to the total score in that game by both teams COMBINED), gets an extra point. Bit more complicated, but adds something more