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18th Annual Guess the Bengals first pick contest!!! (Closed for new guesses)


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Ok, here it is, the contest thread.  Here are the rules:

1. Guess the player you think the Bengals will take with their first pick. It does not matter when that pick is, whether at 5, 28 or 37. So don't tell me they trade the pick.

2. This year there will not be a limit to how many times a player may be guessed.

3. The tie breaker will be the pick number where Zach Harrison is taken. Do not give me a team and a round, I want a number. In the event there is still a tie, there will be a second tie breaker between the 2 contestants. It will be another player to be determined at that time.

4. No "bookending" of tie breaker guesses. If consecutive tie breaker guesses have been made, the next closest guess must be at least 10 away.  For example if someone guesses 100, and someone else guesses 101, the next closest guess can be no closer than 90 or 111. Of course, this only applies for guesses of the same player.  If you bookend yourself it's your problem.  

EDIT: **** Rule Update ***** If your tie breaker guess creates a bookend, I will ask you to change it.  So if someone else has a guess within 10 of another guess, yours must be more than 10 away from at least one of the other 2.  For example if someone guesses 93 and someone else guesses 97 your guess must be less than 83 or more than 107.  Or if you are ok with bookending yourself you can guess between them, for example 95.

5. Your Guess MUST be in the format of:

Board name - Guess - tie breaker, for example

Jason - Darnell Wright - 136

and the Guess must be the full first and last name (unless the player is known by his initials, which I don't think applies to any likely picks this year), but don't worry, spelling doesn't count as long as it's close enough that I know who it is. 

Your guess will not be entered until it is in that format, and your tie breaker guess will not be official, so someone else can take it, and it will not be protected from bookending!

6. Once you have made your guess, you will have time to change your mind, but once your Guess appears below in this post, your choice is locked in, no changes, no exceptions.  

7. To be eligible you must be a member prior to the start of this thread, and a Bengals fan. Fans of other teams are not eligible. Members with multiple board names, please make guesses with only one of them.

8. The prize will be any ONE ITEM from the Bengals store at Bengals.com valued up to $50, and I will pay taxes and standard shipping. Based on the cost of shipping, arrangements may need to be made for winners who are not residents of the continental United States.

Guessing ENDS at 9pm EDT on April 23rd

Disclaimer: Go-Bengals.com is not responsible for this contest, the outcome, or it's prizes.

 

 

Official Guess List:

esjbh2 -------------------- Broderick Jones -------------- 78

sparky151 ------------------ Dawand Jones -------------- 72

Mhfinks ------------------- Michael Mayer --------------- 127

BlackJesus ---------------- Dawand Jones --------------- 60

dex ------------------------ Michael Mayer --------------- 81

Schneiderbengal ----------- Sam LaPorta ---------------- 84

Jamie_B ------------------- Emmanual Forbes ------------ 94

AmishBengalFan ----------- Dawand Jones -------------- 89

HavePityPlease ------------- Darnell Wright ------------- 121

Le Tigre -------------------- Michael Mayer -------------- 90

happyrid ------------------- Kelee Ringo ----------------- 64

I_C_Deadpeople ----------- Emmanual Forbes ------------ 74

BBR ----------------------- Deonte Banks --------------- 119

Spicoli -------------------- Ade Adebawore -------------- 124

Mojo ---------------------- Calijah Kancey --------------- 111

bentheprop ---------------- Jahmyr Gibbs --------------- 99

SF2 ----------------------- Michael Mayer ---------------- 91

Claptonrocks --------------- Dawand Jones -------------- 96

fluhartz ------------------- Emmanuel Forbes ------------ 84

Stryker57 ------------------ Darnell Wright --------------- 93

Cricket -------------------- Deonte Banks ---------------- 95

Kochman ------------------- Cam Smith ------------------ 112

Bengals1181 --------------- Bryan Bresee ----------------- 82

Jc ------------------------- Jahmyr Gibbs ---------------- 98

gatorclaws ---------------- Ade Adebawore --------------- 90

 

 

 

 

 

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Hey boss, I think there's a mistake in this:

 

EDIT: **** Rule Update ***** If your tie breaker guess creates a bookend, I will ask you to change it.  So if someone else has a guess within 10 of another guess, yours must be more than 10 away from at least one of the other 2.  For example if someone guesses 93 and someone else guesses 97 your guess must be less than 83 or more than 107.

 

In the example, if picks of 93 and 97 are made, then if my pick must be more than 10 away from at least one of the other two, it seems that 86 (being 11 away from 97) and 104 (being 11 away from 93) would be okay.  Less than 83 (and more than 107) is ten away from BOTH of the other two, not ONE of the other two.

 

So... what are you intending here... 10 away from ONE or 10 away from BOTH?

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19 hours ago, AmishBengalFan said:

Hey boss, I think there's a mistake in this:

 

EDIT: **** Rule Update ***** If your tie breaker guess creates a bookend, I will ask you to change it.  So if someone else has a guess within 10 of another guess, yours must be more than 10 away from at least one of the other 2.  For example if someone guesses 93 and someone else guesses 97 your guess must be less than 83 or more than 107.

 

In the example, if picks of 93 and 97 are made, then if my pick must be more than 10 away from at least one of the other two, it seems that 86 (being 11 away from 97) and 104 (being 11 away from 93) would be okay.  Less than 83 (and more than 107) is ten away from BOTH of the other two, not ONE of the other two.

 

So... what are you intending here... 10 away from ONE or 10 away from BOTH?

 

Gonna try this again.  Not sure if my concern isn't being recognized (visibility), if I've worded it confusingly and it's not being understood (comprehension), or if you has me blocked (in which case, maybe someone can quote this so he/she will see it?)

 

Here's a picture to help:

Jamies Math.jpg

 

The top lines show picks of 93 and 97.  The gray bits are within 10 of 93 or 97.

Everything in green is at least 10 away from 93 (82 and under, 104 and above).

Everything in blue is at least 10 away from 97 (86 and under, 108 and above)

 

Your note says if 93 and 97 have been selected, your pick must be at least 10 away from at least one of the other two.

 

Everything in orange is at least 10 away from AT LEAST ONE of 93 or 97.... which is what you said you want.  (86 and under, 104 and above)

Everything in yellow is at least 10 away from BOTH 93 and 97.... which is what you're example says you're doing, even thought that's NOT what you said you want.  (82 and under, 108 and above).

 

That means picks of 83, 84, 85, 86 or 104, 105, 106, 107 should be fine as they're at least 10 away from one of the two numbers, but I'm reading that you would reject them.  So, what's your intent.... what you said (at least 10 away from at least one of them) or what you're doing (at least 10 away from both of them.)

 

Trying to help here.  Ambiguity, particularly in a pool with prizes, can be a killer if not fixed asap.

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19 hours ago, AmishBengalFan said:

Hey boss, I think there's a mistake in this:

 

EDIT: **** Rule Update ***** If your tie breaker guess creates a bookend, I will ask you to change it.  So if someone else has a guess within 10 of another guess, yours must be more than 10 away from at least one of the other 2.  For example if someone guesses 93 and someone else guesses 97 your guess must be less than 83 or more than 107.

 

In the example, if picks of 93 and 97 are made, then if my pick must be more than 10 away from at least one of the other two, it seems that 86 (being 11 away from 97) and 104 (being 11 away from 93) would be okay.  Less than 83 (and more than 107) is ten away from BOTH of the other two, not ONE of the other two.

 

So... what are you intending here... 10 away from ONE or 10 away from BOTH?

 

Has to be 10 away from both, otherwise someone is getting bookended.

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